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Morning Reading List, 07.03.07

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  • You think the iPhone is a waste of money, well, at least until the second generation comes out.

  • An NPR release announced that “foreign correspondent Philip Reeves, based in New Delhi, has been recognized with a 2007 ‘Outstanding Broadcast’ Award from the South Asian Journalism Association for his report about the increasing instance of abductions in Sri Lanka. The piece aired on All Things Considered in September 2006.”

  • A reader notes ABC’s all female roundtable “was GREAT!” It included The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, Republican strategist Bay Buchanan, ABC News Consultant and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts.

  • His Extremeness tells us, “How The Post Got Its Grove Back”

  • The New York Times reports, “The survey, to be released on Monday, is the latest proof of a fact well-known to historians and journalists who regularly seek government documents: Agencies often take months or years to respond to requests for information under the law, known as FOIA, which went into effect on July 4, 1967.”

  • Washington Post asks, “Should White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove be privy to the nation’s most sensitive secrets?”

  • TV Barn writes, “Rejected by every major cable company in America, Al Jazeera English is an ambitious attempt to redefine television news. There’s absolutely no reason we shouldn’t be watching it.”

  • “The National Press Foundation is pleased to report that we matched our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • Washington Post reports that yesterday morning, WTTG debuted its hour-long 11 a.m. newscast, “Fox 5 News Midday,” anchored by Holly Morris and Allison Seymour.

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “If it weren’t for the soothing tones of The Washington Post’s opinion pages, I’m not sure how I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby would sustain himself in his hour of need.”

  • Michael Kinsley got a shout out in the Reagan diaries.

  • American Progress has the video of a “Passerby tackled after ripping Fox News mic from anchor.”

  • A C-SPAN release announced “the launch of a new Web site at www.booktv.org, with major enhancements including expanded video offerings and improved navigation that will enable the network’s loyal viewers to get the most out of Book TV’s unique coverage of the latest non-fiction authors and books.”

  • Check out the City Paper’s new music blog, Black Plastic Bag.

  • “Redding News Review Publisher Robert ‘Rob’ Redding Jr. today announced that Dr. Boyce Watkins and journalist Keyonna Summers are joining the Web site’s staff.”

  • New Republic’s Johann Hari takes a cruise with National Review.

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN.com’s live video launched this morning, and all the feedback I’m seeing is positive.”

  • New York Times reports, “British News Sites Seek Out Readers in the U.S.”

  • Goodwill of Greater Washington “became the first non-profit agency to officially launch its own fashion blog.” “The blog will share detailed knowledge and insight on vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories that are valuable to cost conscious fashion shoppers.”

  • “Kos’ lead site designer on the search for the ultimate digital community.”

  • Register for PR Newswire’s free “Webinar,” “MediaSense Blog Measurement.”

  • America’s Future Foundation launched “Inside Washington Weekly,” “a political podcast that brings together the nation’s brightest up-and-coming political commentators to discuss and debate the latest news each week.”

    Jobs

  • The National Press Foundation seeks a Director of Programs.

  • UCG is looking for an Editor, Home Health Coding Pro.

  • BNA is looking for a copy editor and a Reporter.

  • National Wildlife Federation is looking for a Media Director.

  • The National Academies is looking for a Media Relations Officer.

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