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Morning Reading List, 09.14.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you open up new web pages in a new tab, as opposed to a new window. And most of you are sorta geeky too.

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, September 9, 2007 in all categories.”

  • NBC also announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the number-two
    rated Sunday morning public affairs show tying CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ and topping ABC’s ‘This Week’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending September 9, 2007.”

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 13% to 10.7 million in August 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in eighth place in the Top 20 of general news sites, according to the Nielsen NetRatings.”

  • Some shuffle at The Washington Times. A tipster tells us, “Assistant Metro Editor Ellen Sorokin and Metro investigative reporter Jim McElhatton have moved to National Desk. Robert Stacy McCain now reports to Times Internet Managing Editor David Eldridge.”

  • Brian Ross reports, “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan have added their names to the list of people who say they were the subjects of fake interviews published in a French foreign affairs journal under the name of Alexis Debat, a former ABC News consultant.” TVNewser has more.

  • From E&P: “Top Execs Assess ‘USA Today’ Impact After 25 Years”

  • John Dickerson brings us “the best moments from the Democratic presidential mashup.”

  • Check out NxE’s list of the “Fifty Most Influential Bloggers

  • Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro explores an interesting question: “Some coworkers and I were discussing The Future Of The Newspaper yesterday (a cheery topic–no, really), and one asked what sort of electronic device we might want to read ‘the paper’ on.”

  • CJR reports, “Unnamed sources have their way with — and say in –the NYT”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists announced that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein “will be headlining a panel discussion at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C. … The event will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW in the Ticonderoga room.”

  • Huffington Post reports, “Last night — at long last — Stephen Colbert brought the seemingly endless saga of WristGate to an end, tying together all open threads into one magical unbroken circle of love, like a cleanly-knitted bone. … Colbert shared the news (already reported on ETP) that his all-star signed cast had sold for $17,200 on eBay — with proceeds to the Yellow Ribbon Fund”

  • Bloomberg reports, “New York Times Co. and Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio broadcaster, are among the most vulnerable media companies in the event of a U.S. recession, according to a report by Moody’s Corp.”

  • Brown University’s Justin Elliott explores, “Why college newsrooms are often neither diverse nor racially sensitive.”

  • “The editors of FOLIO: magazine announce the Finalists for the 2007 Eddie and Ozzie Awards for excellence in magazine editorial and design.” For the complete list, click here.

  • “The New York Times is looking to inform all the Web’s denizens, or at least guilt them into scanning RSS headlines. It’s launched a Facebook App dubbed The New York Times News Quiz. After a answering five questions based on the day’s headlines, takers are awarded a “Times IQ” and ranked against their friends and collective Facebook users. Brilliant move. Even cheaters will end up learning something. No one wants to look like an idiot in front of friends.”

  • TVNewser reports, “During a month of much-anticipated book releases, 60 Minutes keeps getting the high-profile authors. Alan Greenspan will be featured this Sunday. And, according to law.com, a Clarence Thomas interview will air September 30. Tony Mauro of Legal Times writes, ‘sources say that CBS correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed Thomas at the Court and elsewhere recently for the 60 Minutes segment.’”

  • EWeek reports, “Responding to customer demand, market researcher comScore Sept. 11 said it would start counting the audiences for blogging sites in what it is formally calling a Conversational Media Report. The report will tally the number of readers of blogs both popular and obscure, as well as some social networking sites.”

  • Forbes reports, “All the networks are scrambling to develop Web strategies. Even against this backdrop, the flurry of dealmaking at CBS stands out. Leading the charge has been former Silicon Valley venture capitalist Quincy Smith, named chief executive of CBS Interactive in November 2006.”

  • The AP reports, “the 62 percent of Americans who say that TV programs are getting worse, according to a poll by The Associated Press and AOL Television. Only 22 percent said they are getting better.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. advanced in Nasdaq Stock Market trading after a Cowen & Co. analyst said their proposed merger may get regulatory approval as soon as next month.”

    Jobs

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editorial Assistant, Arts and Features, NP

  • A full Service Advertising Agency in Washington DC is looking for a Graphic Designer/Art Director

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors is looking for Associate Editor, Kiplinger.com

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