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Morning Reading List, 04.12.07

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  • Roll Call’s Emily Pierce has been named a Senior Staff Writer.

  • CJR reports, “the present wave of cost- cutting, job-eliminating, and bureau-closing is just one reason journalism is widely believed to be an industry in crisis. But a pair of university studies concerning the profession’s past and future may slightly temper fears of its imminent demise.”

  • A reader points out that Senator Barack Obama spoke with Carl Cameron this afternoon regarding McCain’s announced position on the Iraq war. A few heads are scratching about Obama’s appearance, since he pulled out of the Fox debates two days earlier…

  • The Corner’s reaction to Ana Marie Cox pulling out of the “Imus” show: “And I Thought She Was, Like, Soooo Un-PC…”

  • moneylaundering.com is looking for a reporter for Money Laundering Alert.

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  • Lots more WHCA guests (and is Russell Simmons gonna make it?)

  • Politico.com launched their debate page in preparation of their Republican Debate in May.

  • The Council on Foundations is looking for a Web Director.

  • Mark Plotkin turns 60.

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Freelance Desktop Publisher.

  • Democratic presidential candidates caved to netroots’ anti-Fox campaign

  • American University, School of Communication has Temporary Journalism Teaching Available.

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest is looking for a Program Manager for an Integrity in Science Project.

  • The Volunteers of America is looking for a Senior Writer/Editor.

  • Craigs List readers note that a Peeps Grease Diorama Needs a Good Home.

  • Modern Arts Notes points out the Washington Post’s own cultural downfalls.

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a Reporter/Researcher. They are also looking for a Reporter.

  • Old-House Journal is looking for a part time Picture Researcher.

  • The Washington Post is “Going pro-PR with Bloggers.”

  • What’s Next reports, “The last thing that we need is The New York Times setting the wrong standards for the wrong design of ‘zoo newsrooms.’”

  • MAN takes issues with the Post not crediting them on the “former Smithsonian secretary Lawrence Small and current deputy Sheila Burke’s relationship with Chubb.”

  • His Extremeness reports, “Chaos apparently erupted at the White House news briefing” Tuesday “as hipsers flocked to Comedy Central for edgy references.” He also gives us a Bloomsday treat.

  • A reader asks, “Vanity Fair taking a cue from Washington Flyer magazine?? Washington Flyer featured Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover of their March/April “green” issue. Vanity Fair features Leo (and that cute-as-shit polar bear cub Knut) on the cover of their May “green” issue. Just sayin’… ”

  • “PR Newswire has brought together a panel of online veterans to discuss blogging as it pertains to the PR professional and the news reporter. Learn how blogging has changed journalism, how it has opened new lines of communication outside the traditional press and how PR professionals should (or shouldn’t) react to the trend.” To register, click here.

  • A reader writes in: “Can’t wait to see this week’s Post word count chart, in light of this today (which sounds almost like a dare): Gene Weingarten: … Okay, we’re out of time. We may have set some sort of record here for questions asked, and questions answered.”

  • Jon Friedman has a two-part series about Conde Nast’s new business magazine, Portfolio. An interview with its editor, Joanne Lipman, will appear Friday.

  • Rolling Stone looks at the “Sweet n’ Blow” journalism of presidential campaigns.

  • B&C reports on a study done by American University that found a majority of students don’t understand copyright rules when it comes to YouTube, Facebook, MySpace.

  • A reader writes in, “All well and good about the Post’s ‘social networking’ project. I thought that was what Georgetown was for. OTOH, I’d settle to find a Nats score after a night game.” Another reader chimes in: “Social networking function? Like the one USA TODAY rolled out a month ago? Ironic golf clap for Post.com trying to catch up”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner’s AOL is introducing a paid search service backed by Google’s technology to help advertisers better target its users. Also: Google is inviting U.S. telephone callers to dial 1-800-GOOG-411 for local information, in a challenge to directory assistance providers.”

  • Los Angles Times reports, “FCC Chief Eyes Media Ownership Rules.”

  • Reuters reports, “Gannett could spin off its television business to placate shareholders who have watched rival publisher Tribune receive a buyout bid, according to Barron’s. But due in part to Gannett’s $5 billion debt, the publisher of USA Today is not seen as a likely candidate for a buyout.”

  • CIO.com reports, “Newspapers Struggle to Respond to Web Challenge.” Also: “Gannett’s Cincinnati Enquirer is launching some 200 community microsites allowing readers to post their own stories and photos.”

  • From a tipster: “in response to this tip: ‘The Inside Edition clip you posted is a embarrassment to all DC women. The fact that these 4 women are strolling around DC like it is a fashion show is a disgrace. Don’t they know there’s a war going on?; … there is nothing embarrassing or wrong about the women ‘strolling around DC like it is a fashion show.’ The women in the clip are in no way showing disrespect to our troops or the fact that a war is going on. What, does everyone in DC have to walk around wearing black until Bush decides to put an end to this war, which on his time, will be approximately never? What was embarrassing were their clothing choices … this was supposed to be a clip about STYLE in DC?? Ummm … sorry, try again.”

  • From a reader, “Re: Regarding the Washington Post v. Politico on the caucus articles, a reader points our attention to this, a Roll Call piece on Congressional Caucuses from February, a month before the Politico’s. Reality check: Wacky Congressional caucuses for every niche issue on Capitol Hill? The first time I read that story I fell off my dinosaur.”

  • Politico’s Patrick O’Connor reports, “Most politicians endure barrages of questions from the press. Now, C-SPAN is giving lawmakers an opportunity to sit on the other side of the mic.”

  • Wonkette begs the Washington Post, “Please don’t replace the news with clips of jabbering nobodies.”

  • DCRTV reports, “WTOP Rolls In Radio Dough – 4/11 – Bonneville’s all-news WTOP remains the biggest radio money-maker in the region. According to 2006 stats from Chantilly-based BIA, which keeps track of radio advertising revenue data, WTOP billed $49.4 million and was the 11th highest radio revenue generator in the nation. Clear Channel’s adult contemporary WLTW in NYC was tops nationwide, with $65.6 million in revenue. In the DC market, CBS’s urban contemporary WPGC-FM placed second with $30.6 million, ABC’s hot adult contemporary WRQX ranked third with $25.9 million, CBS talker WJFK-FM was fourth with $24 million, Howard University’s urban adult contemporary WHUR placed fifth with $23.9 million, and Radio One’s urban contemporary WKYS ranked sixth with $21.6 million. Radio One’s urban contemporary WERQ was the top radio revenue generator in Baltimore with $20.6 million…..”

  • A reader writes in regarding this, “My initial reaction to the headline was, “Why is ABC News going into the music business?” It took me a second to realize that ‘DC Madam Records’ is not the name of an independent hiphop label. But perhaps it should be ….”

  • Campaigns and Elections is looking for a Iowa based reporter.

  • Yahoo News reports, “Hearst is teaming up with Internet television service Brightcove to introduce advertising-supported Internet video channels. The San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle are expected to be two of the first Hearst papers to launch this year. Hearst is an investor in Brightcove.”

  • FMBQ reports, “A study from American Media Services finds that the number of people who listen to Internet radio is almost double the number from just a year ago. Listening to the radio over the Internet “is well on its way to becoming more of a rule than an exception,” says AMS CEO Edward Seeger.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Local television stations are launching a blitz of Internet initiatives as they race to catch up online. Hearst-Argyle’s 29 stations are streaming millions of videos on their Web sites. Young Broadcasting’s WKRN in Nashville is launching blogs on everything from religion to hunting.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says consumer appetite is surging for packages of video, phone and Internet services. ‘Right now it’s all clicking,’ he says. Roberts plans to spend more on new products aimed at staying ahead of phone-company competitors such as Verizon.”

  • Advertising Age reports, “Magazine Ad Pages Grow Just 1%”

  • From a reader: “A quick thought I had: imagine the outrage if a paper said it was getting rid of all people over 50 because they only wanted new and energetic reporters. That would be blatant age-ism.”

  • E&P profiles Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press.

  • TJFR Group/NewsBios has the 2007 NewsBios 30 Under 30 Award Winners.

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