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Morning Reading List, 03.26.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Two-thirds of you think the Politico/Edwards gaffe got the appropriate levels of attention.

  • LA Times Publisher’s Friend And Tribune Co Ex-Director Don Rumsfeld Was Asked To Guest-Edit After Grazer

  • Deb Howell’s weekly column.

  • Fairfax company brings newspapers to readers’ iPods

  • DCRTV says Happy Birthday to Washington Post radio.

  • Greta Is Topping Her H&C Lead-In

  • From a reader: “I noticed that washington wire was back on A4 on friday. I’d expect it to bounce around.”

  • First bumper stickers and now this…Coming soon: “Don’t Believe The Washingtonian” t-shirts. (Who’s got the pics?!?)

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet the Press with Tim Russert”
    “outperformed the Sunday morning competition in all categories across the country and in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 18, 2007.” The show outperformed CBS by 33%, ABC by 42% and Fox by 163%.

  • The PEJ Talk Show Index shows, “U.S. Attorneys And Politics Dominate As Talkhosts Pick and Choose, March 11-16, 2007.”

  • The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities unveiled their “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers” joint venture which debuted on-line with more than 226,000 pages of public-domain newspapers from California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, Virginia and the District of Columbia published between 1900 and 1910. The fully-searchable site is available here.

  • Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced that Sam Bishop, Washington, DC correspondent for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner will be joining her team in the DC office. “Bishop will work for John Katz, director of the DC office, as Associate Director for Environment, Fisheries, and Natural Resources.”

  • Phil Shapiro brings us this spoof video for youtube regarding participatory media.

  • His Extremeness tries to make sense of Friday’s White House presser.

  • Lots of comments to the Washington Post’s “goof” piece.

  • is hiring a “stellar” Copy Editor.

  • Dow Jones & Co.’s MarketWatch is hiring an Energy Reporter.

  • National Geographic Society is hiring a Senior Producer for NGM Online.

  • Washington Life is hiring a Research Intern.

  • Reed Business Information is hiring a Senior Editor and a Reporter for Aviation/Aerospace business.

  • Business Wire is hiring a Media Relations Rep. and a someone for Client Services/Inside Sales.

  • Carroll County Times is looking for a Copy Editor/Page Designer.

  • Goucher College is looking for a Media Relations Coordinator.

  • NPR is hiring a Producer for The Michel Martin Show.

  • The Magazine Group is hiring a Managing Editor.

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children is hiring an Editorial Associate.

  • AARP is hiring a Manager of Editorial Content.

  • Amy Gahran gives her rundown of CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost Newsweek Interactive Caroline Little’s speech at the BlogHer Business Summit in New York.

  • The New York Post reports, “The National Music Publishers’ Association, on behalf of several music companies, is suing XM Satellite Radio, alleging that the firm’s XM+MP3 service is essentially an illegal subscription digital music store. The lawsuit seeks $150,000 in damages for each instance of infringement.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that The Onion “plans to launch a video Web site on Tuesday. Called Onion News Network, the site will parody the visual style and breathless reporting of the cable news networks.”

  • A recent column by David Lazarus of the San Francisco Chronicle about the need for newspapers to charge for online content drew heated reaction from bloggers. One reader e-mails: “Why would I ever pay to read a column like yours when I could just as easily read someone’s blog?”

  • Try going for one day without newspapers, writes humor columnist Jeff Kramer of the Syracuse Post-Standard. “Just one day. For 24 hours, let the shock jocks, ‘The Daily Show’ and the bloggers run with the ball.” How far they get without “old media” clearing a path for them?

  • Newspapers are too cheap and there are too many of them, according to Adam Freeman, the deputy commercial director of the U.K. Guardian. The future for his newspaper will “probably be in video,” he says.

  • Comic strips in newspapers are dying, writes Lev Grossman. But the Web is reinvigorating this “old-school medium.” Many cartoonists are going into business for themselves online, bypassing syndicates and newspapers. “At a certain point newspapers just aren’t worth the hassle.”

  • The Yomiuri Shimbun’s Washington Bureau is looking for a Reporter/Research Assistant.

  • The Society of American Florists Magazine is looking for a Creative Assistant Editor.

  • American Diabetes Association is looking for a Director of Scholarly Journals.

  • American Medical Association is looking for a Reporter for American Medical News.

  • The Advisory Board Company is looking for an entry-level staff writer with daily deadline experience for Health Line.

  • Window Media LLC is seeking an Online Editor.

  • Gahran gives us a glimpse into her long list of podcast subscriptions.

  • Bloomberg reports, “Lazard chief Bruce Wasserstein may sell his stake in American Lawyer magazine and the rest of his legal publications.

  • According to Hollywood Reporter, “Deborah Tate, a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, wants celery and carrots to get equal TV time with doughnuts and candy bars as a way to combat childhood obesity.

  • Geert Linnebank, senior advisor to the CEO at Reuters says that traditional media outlets such as newspapers can survive in the digital media age as long as they give users what they want and stay relevant.

  • Bloomberg reports that Borders “will close almost half its 564 Waldenbooks locations by the end of 2008. Borders will unveil a Borders-run Web site, ending its relationship with, which currently handles its Internet business, as more customers buy music and books online.”

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