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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2007, 9:10 am 
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From: Angela Hoy
To: paukerb@newschool.edu, kmeyer@webquill.com, wrigley@newschool.edu, wpi@newschool.edu, journals-orders@mit.edu
Subject: COMPLAINT about World Policy Journal / The New School
Date sent: Tue, 15 May 2007 17:43:01 -0400
Copies to: [JK]

April 28, 2007

Benjamin Pauker, Managing Editor/Associate Editor/Associate Publisher -
paukerb@newschool.edu
Karl Meyer, Editor - kmeyer@webquill.com
Linda Wrigley - Managing Editor - wrigley@newschool.edu
World Policy Journal / The New School for General Studies -
worldpolicy.org
The New School / newschool.edu - wpi@newschool.edu
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From: [JK]
To: Angela Hoy
Date sent: Thu, 10 May 2007 10:43:31 -0400

Dear Angela,

My name is [JK], and I'm a writer based in Washington. I
write regularly for the New Republic,
the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. You can see my
bio at (removed for publication).

I wrote an article last September (2006) for a publication called World
Policy Journal, which publishes articles
on foreign affairs and foreign policy. The publication is online at
http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/index.html although they don't have the
latest issue up. I have a contract for
the article, which promises $500 in payment, and I'm happy to fax you a
copy of the contract. The article was
published in the Fall 2006 issue of World Policy Journal, of which I have
a copy. For months, I received no
payment. I began contacting World Policy Journal in November and December
of 2006, and was told that
payment can be slow "this time of year." Still no payment. I kept
contacting them again into the late winter and
early spring; still no payment. I am sending you the latest email I
received from the editor there, which again
promises payment. However, as of now, some eight months after I wrote the
article, I have yet to receive any
payment.

You can see from my bio link above that I am a serious writer, and I hope
you'd be willing to take on this
complaint. You can reach me on this email or on (number removed) and I will
forward you emails from World Policy
Journal as well. The editor to contact there is Ben Pauker, and his
contact information is:

(212) 229-5808, ext. 4265
paukerb@newschool.edu

Best wishes,

[JK]

~~~~~

[JK],

Just got your phone message, and again, I'm sorry for all this delay. I
immediately walked over to the Accounts Payable department to find that
the
woman who had been handling author payments had somehow been told that
the
Institute was under review (and thus no payments were to be released). A
couple phone calls cleared this up, and you should shortly receive a
payment form,
which you'll have to sign and return. Again, I'm really sorry for all of
this, but I'm basically running the journal by myself (a temporary
situation) and
some things have slipped through the cracks. I hope this won't put you
off
writing for us again. Also, if I can say this in confidence: there are
plans afoot
to hopefully move the journal and institute, to reinvigorate it with cash
and
bring in new fellows. It could be a very exciting time and might be an
opportunity
to attach yourself to a new program, in some manner. (I recall you had
asked
about this at one point.) Also, we'll soon have more than our modest
honorarium
with which to pay authors.

That's all for now,
Ben

Benjamin Pauker
Managing Editor
World Policy Journal
66 Fifth Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
---------------------------------
(212) 229-5808, ext. 4265
(212) 807-1294, fax
paukerb@newschool.edu

~~~~~

[JK],

About three weeks ago, I personally sent 4 copies of the journal to
your office at Carnegie--as you asked. I really don't know what to say
if you haven't received them by now. Regarding payment, I just called
the university's accounts payable department--it is being processed
now.

Best,
Ben

Benjamin Pauker
Managing Editor
World Policy Journal
66 Fifth Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
---------------------------------
(212) 229-5808, ext. 4265
(212) 807-1294, fax
paukerb@newschool.edu

>>> "[JK]" 2/4/2007
10:30 PM >>>
Dear Ben, I've still received neither copies of this issue nor any
payment. Can you inform me when these might arrive? [JK]

~~~~~


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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2007, 9:12 am 
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PUBLISHER RESPONDS

From: "Benjamin A. Pauker" <PaukerB@newschool.edu>
To: "Angela Hoy"
Subject: Re: COMPLAINT about World Policy Journal / The New School
Date sent: Thu, 17 May 2007 13:30:11 -0400

Dear Richard and Angela,

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. [JK] has been
forwarded the required payment forms that he needs to fill out in order
to be paid for his contribution to our journal. They have, as he
correctly notes, been delayed (due to staffing changes and some
complications with regard to payments from New School University on
behalf of the journal). I apologize and take responsibility for these
delays and assure you, [JK], and our writers that this error will not
happen again.

Regards,

Benjamin Pauker
Managing Editor
World Policy Journal
66 Fifth Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
---------------------------------
(212) 229-5808, ext. 4265
(212) 807-1294, fax
paukerb@newschool.edu


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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2007, 9:12 am 
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From: [JK]
To: "Angela Hoy"
Subject: RE: (Fwd) Re: COMPLAINT about World Policy Journal / The New Schoo
Date sent: Fri, 18 May 2007 13:53:51 -0400

I have been told for eight months that payment is being processed,
pending, or in the works. The forms have been submitted multiple times. I still await
payment.

[JK]


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