The story behind NPR's Lady Gaga 'Telephone' video

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It was inspired by the 82nd Airborne, of course. "We thought about who we could get that would be down for it, the younger, on-air talent," says NPR producer Shereen Marisol Maraji. "Ari Shapiro, Guy Roz, Korva Coleman -- she's notorious for being cool. So I sent out first a blast e-mail to the pretty cool people, the relaxed people. They wrote back and said, sure." The video -- shot on Thursday -- already has more than 30,000 views. || Read the reaction on Facebook.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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