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Morning Reading List, 04.02.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The amount of money you would actually pay for a Gridiron Dinner ticket is $0. Ouch.

  • We’re going to start working for Lockhart Steele.

  • Who’s stealing CDs from Voice of America’s library?!?

  • A history of radio April Fools Day pranks.

  • Washingtonians toast the engagement of Anne Schroeder and Luke Mullins.

  • XM-Sirius Debate Comes Down to Competition

  • Best Cable Special Name Ever

  • PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of March 18-23 shows that “Gonzo-gate” is the top talk show topic — again.

  • The WHCA dinner menu. (The Extreme-ness says that it’s straight outta Compton).

  • NAM’s ShopFloor wins the first Pulitzer for blogging.

  • Trey Graham joins NPR’s Digital Media editorial team starting Monday as associate producer. Trey was a copy editor and assignment editor in USA Today’s Life Section.

  • A reader writes in to point out that Hotline’s Facebook page has 1215 members and growing…

  • Washingtonpost.com creative director Paul Compton was online Friday for a chat to discuss the Web site’s new design. Check it out here.

  • Howard Kurtz has the details of Jeff Greenfield’s move to CBS.

  • Cousin TVNewser tells us that Jesse Jackson “Denounces CBC/Fox Debates.”

  • Check out the back story to the Post’s recent piece on “Mommy Guilt.”

  • AARP is looking for a Broadcast Web Producer.

  • From Howie Kurtz: “Washington Monthly founder Charlie Peters is about to announce a $50,000 annual prize for what he calls “preventive journalism.” Peters’s Understanding Government Foundation, which underwrites reporting on government, will honor the best articles that expose inept officials, misguided policies or bureaucratic bungling before they lead to disastrous results.”

  • Niche Media Holdings, LLC is looking for Associate Editor for Capitol File.

  • National Geographic is looking for a Renewal Specialist.

  • Richmond.com is looking for an editor.

  • Key Communications is looking for an editor.

  • The Altavista Journal is looking for an Editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly is hiring a Legislative Analyst, a Foreign Policy Writer and an Economic Policy Reporter.

  • Publishing Services LLC is looking for an Editor/Writer, a Publisher, a Production Manager and an Internet Marketing Associate.

  • Verizon announced in a release that as March 30, “Verizon FiOS TV subscribers in the Washington metro area will be able to tune to a new local television channel, FiOS1, a one-stop shop for local weather, traffic, news, sports and community features. FiOS1 is Verizon’s first owned-and-operated television channel in the United States, and the company expects to launch similar channels in other markets this year.”

  • Check out News, Improved: How America’s Newsrooms Are Learning to Change, which reports the findings of a first-of-its-kind $10 million training and research project by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

  • His Extremeness Knock Knocks the Post’s new consumer-rewards program.

  • The Society of Professional Journalists is looking for a few good journos to be part of panel on the “Newsroom of the Future” during a conference Wednesday, March 28 at 11:30 am to noon. Volenteers? Suggestions? Drop us a line.

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