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The latest Auto-Tune the News (featuring Pat Buchanan!) above. Plenty of upcoming birthdays to celebrate this morning- Alex Baldinger, Marc Ambinder and David Bass, plus a special birthday we’ll celebrate more on the blog later. For now, what we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
NYT has finally confirmed that the Boston Globe is up for sale.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate yesterday just after 3pm- what it looked like on cable.
GWU is launching a radio and web-based educational series exploring the role of press in democracy. “This Just In,” produced in association with the Newseum, will air weekly for an hour and will be hosted by veteran network correspondent Sam Litzinger with support from GWU students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. More dets here.
More this morning from Shafer: “Will Marcus Brauchli Please Grow a Spine?”
And on that note- Dana Milbank‘s loss has been Andy Cobb‘s gain. Politico reports “Two Dudes and a Web Cam” hasn’t been a wild YouTube success- that is, until Milbank’s beer summit video flopped, opening the door for Cobb’s satire.
FT looks to introduce a pay-per-article system by next summer.
Playbook also reports this morning that Mitt Romney has named his book due out in March- “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.”
Anderson Cooper had the first interview with Lisa Ling on CNN’s “360″ last night. Ling revealed that her sister Laura Ling and Euna Lee, American reporters for Current TV who were detained in North Korea until this week, did “very briefly” cross into the country.
Adam Shapiro has joined public affairs practice, Lipman Hearne as a Vice President, specifically focusing on clients in the education sector.
More changes at Lipman Hearne… Alyssa Oliveri has joined the DC Public Affairs team as a senior account manager. Oliveri’s a “Beltway insider” and comes to Lipman from Spitfire Strategies, LLC.
Joseph Guerriero has joined Eagle Publishing, Inc. as Vice President and Group Publisher.
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