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Morning Reading List, 10.09.07

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  • Ron Paul is your GOP candidate of choice. Is that because he is fun to cover, or because you dream of having President Paul?

  • B&C reports, “Frontline narrator Will Lyman often lends his smooth baritone to other programs besides the PBS documentary series he’s narrated since 1982. But Frontline’s producers at WGBH Boston said he should not have lent his unmistakable voice to an advocacy video on Internet regulatory policy.”

  • TVNewser reports, “MSNBC.com, the online home of NBC News, has acquired newsvine.com, a Seattle-based social media news website. Newsvine describes itself as ‘a giant collection of news from all over the world, contributed and controlled entirely by users.’”

  • George Stephanopoulos loves “High School Musical.”

  • Forbes reports, “Over the past two years, Yahoo! has quietly solidified its position as the No. 1 provider of general, financial and sports news on the Internet.”

  • Min Online reports, “This Thursday (October 11), BW president (since May 2007) Keith Fox, editor-in-chief (since December 2004) Steve Adler, and art director (since January 2007) Andrew Horton will unveil the ‘relaunched’ (Fox’s words) October 22 issue at a reception in New York’s Guastavino’s. Most visible is the first logo change since October 17, 1994, which 1984-2005 editor-in-chief Steve Shepard implemented to mark BW’s 65th anniversary (min, October 3, 1994).”

  • Media Week reports, “The Oct. 4 issue of Wenner Media’s Rolling Stone sports an impossible-to-miss lenticular ad for the Fox TV network, featuring characters from the net’s Sunday-night lineup whooping it up on a roller-coaster ride, their images changing as the reader tilts the ad. Meanwhile, an eye-popping ad for NBC’s new series Bionic Woman that appeared in Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly went one further, with the heroine’s mechanically enhanced winker lighting up as readers turned the page.”

  • FT.com reports, “News Corp’s $5bn deal to acquire Dow Jones and its crown jewel, the Wall Street Journal, is not expected to close until December. Yet in the corridors of the publisher’s lower Manhattan headquarters, News Corp and its chief executive, Rupert Murdoch, are already making their presence felt.”

  • New York Times report, “Four years after starting its popular annual conference on technology, The Wall Street Journal plans to expand the franchise to several gatherings a year on a variety of topics.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission didn’t suppress research reports on locally owned TV stations and the radio industry, according to an internal probe of the agency.”

  • AP reports, “The recent rush by major Internet portals to buy advertising companies and extend their sales networks is a sign that the business of being a one-stop shop for information and entertainment isn’t what it used to be.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Some of the week’s biggest bargains were found at Christie’s International’s Oct. 1-3 House Sale, with furniture and artifacts from the former New York Times headquarters on 43th Street. The 107 lots tallied $136,470, including brass lamps and tables fetching just $25. A floral-pattern sofa, perfect for a Southampton sunroom and hailing from the Times’s executive offices, garnered a mere $63.”

  • Don’t forget, the first annual Washington Examiner vs. Baltimore Examiner softball challenge this Saturday, October 13th from 10 am to 12:00 pm at 14901 Layhill Road in Silver Spring, MD.

  • Washingtonian reports that, “Proud POTUS Papa Shows Up to Celebrate Jenna’s New Book”

  • Check out the interview between Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Dana and Fox News president Roger Ailes.

  • The New York Post reports, “Time Warner Cable Chief Financial Officer John Martin is close to being promoted to CFO of parent Time Warner after Wayne Pace retires later this year, The Post has learned.”

  • Variety reports, “Comedy Central’s bombastic TV pundit Stephen Colbert is going global with the launch of ‘The Colbert Report Global Edition’ at this week’s Mipcom mart in Cannes.”

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