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Morning Reading List, 04.18.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • So it seems journos are cheap. Most of you would not be willing to pay for some of your online news websites.

  • Bill Keller: Why Is This Pulitzer Different From All Other Prizes?

  • From DCRTV:

      Yesterday, DCRTV told you that DC’s National Public Radio is looking to expand into new digs from its aging Massachusetts Avenue facility. And we’re hearing some rumblings that NPR is setting its sights on XM’s state-of-the-art New York Avenue HQ, which could become available if the satellite radio firm gets approval to merge its operations with rival Sirius, which is based in NYC. However, an NPR insider tells us: “The XM rumor is totally untrue. We have neither looked at the XM space nor had any conversations about it. In fact, from the little we know, it’s smaller than what we need… The facts are – we’re exploring locations, inside and outside the Beltway, with a long list of attributes we’re seeking. We’ll be doing so for several more months, possibly making a decision by September”…..

  • An NBC release announced, “Record Numbers Turn To MSNBC.com for Coverage of Virginia Tech Tragedy.” “On Monday, overall traffic hit an all-time high, with 15.3 million unique users, a 37 percent increase over the site’s all-time one-day record set during the coverage of Hurricane Katrina.”

  • The National Academies is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a Web Producer.

  • The Smithsonian Magazine is looking for an Editorial Assistant.

  • Get ready for Washington’s Funniest Radio Celebrity competition.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Production Assistant for All Things Considered.

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 8-13, shows, “The downfall of talk show host Don Imus for racist and misogynistic comments was the second most-heavily covered story of the year to date. … Only the debate over American war policy with Iraq when the President announced his “surge” plan the week of January 7 to 12 got more media coverage this year.”

  • WVU’s Ralph Hanson offers a comprehensive roundup of stories analyzing media coverage of Virginia Tech tragedy.

  • Imus Second Biggest Story of 2007 So Far

  • One blogger in the Virginia Tech family announces the death of his friend in the Virginia Tech shootings.

  • Lisa De Pasquale takes onat Ana Marie Cox . “There’s another double standard that’s not being discussed. Cox (and the current Wonkette bloggers) never hesitate to make crude, politically and factually incorrect comments about women. If she (or any woman) would have said ‘nappy-headed hos’ it would be called catty not racist. Or gossipy instead of sexist.”

  • Ari Fleischer: Still a hack, apparently.

  • The Politico wonders about those “cricket” sounds you’re hearing from TMZDC.com

  • Information Week reports, “Media Companies Confront Mortality”

  • Bob Schieffer: More cowbell.

  • Webpronews.com reports, “What do media and entertainment executives see as the biggest threat to their business? User-generated content is an issue that is the most challenging according to a new survey from Accenture, a management consulting technology firm.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “Comcast Joins NBC-News Corp Video Venture.”

  • Reuters reports, “U.S. television network NBC Universal has rejoined the National Association of Broadcasters after leaving the powerful trade group seven years ago over a dispute on policy.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “With wide-open races for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, and more than two dozen states jockeying to move up their primary dates, station owners and analysts expect potentially record-breaking ad spending in 2008.”

  • MinOnline reports, “The Week magazine is set to go daily later this year.”

  • The AP reports, “McClatchy Joins Yahoo Newspaper Partnership.”

  • The New York Sun reports, “Pulitzer Prizes Snub Big Newspapers.”

  • Seattle Times reports, “Newspapers Nationwide Struggle to Adapt.”

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