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Morning Reading List 05.04.09

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It is day 105 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

From WaPo’s Howard Kurtz: The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe. After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown. Read on here.

NYT: The Globe‘s union put out a statement saying it had made a proposal that exceeded management’s demands.

WSJ checks in with Warren Buffet on the future of the newspaper business. “For most newspapers in the United states, we would not buy them at any price,” he said in response to a question about whether he would consider investing in newspapers. “They have the possibility of going to just unending losses.”

TV

NYT reports NBC has plans to expand SNL’s Weekend Update will expand with half hour specials during prime-time, as well as the usual segments in Saturday Night Live.

Read about the work the Woodruff Family is doing through the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation here.

RADIO

Slate takes a look at Cokie Roberts.

ONLINE

Tammy Haddad joins the crew at the Morning Media Menu today. Listen in here.

Are bloggers attention-seekers? An evaluation in The Economist here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Check out the results of TVNewser’s poll grading the White House press corps here.

Just who is watching news scorecards on President Obama? The nets, according to AP’s David Bauder here.

NEWS NOTES

PBS’ Jim Lehrer will be awarded the WFUV Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism this week.

Fox News goes behind the scenes with “rising wheelers and dealers in Washington.” This week- DNC Press Secretary Hari Sevugan.

Reporters Without Borders launched a hunger strike yesterday to protest the imprisonment of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi in Tehran.

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JOBS

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