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Morning Reading List 10.16.09

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Congrats to WUSA’s Lindsey Mastis, who announced on her blog that she’s engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Patrick.

Tweet-of-the-day: @jackieraytapper: @thenote just know i have more followers than several journalists and some pols — and i just pooped my pants.

What we know and what we’re reading this rainy Friday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS

NEWSPAPERS

Massive cuts at Gazette newspapers. Check out the memo to staff here.

Philip Anschutz, new owner of the Examiner, is paying a visit to DC. Politico: What is he looking for?

TV

Roland Martin was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He’ll be presented with the award by Rev. Jesse Jackson at the 10th annual “Creating Opportunity” conference in Atlanta.

Who are some of DC’s TV newsers favorite guests? Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jon Stewart are among their picks.

MSNBC will air an encore presentation of Keith Olbermann‘s program-length Special Comment on health care tonight.

CNBC’s John Harwood had an exclusive with Larry Summers yesterday for “The Kudlow Report.”

WaPo‘s Tom Shales on NBC’s possible “Comcastic” deal.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer filled in on “Larry King Live” last night, where he had an exclusive interview with the Henne family, during which Falcon said, “We did it for the show.” Hmmm…

@McCainBlogette: “I would like to thank CNN for running a special segment on my twitphoto drama, you guys are #3 in the ratings for a reason.” Ouch. CNN’s segment on McCain’s twit-photo drama here.

And one more CNN note… The network will, going forward, disclose contributor Alex Castellanos‘ ties to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), according to NYT.

ONLINE

E&P: Yahoo, CNN and MSNBC still topped the chart, but in one surprising shift The Huffington Post surpassed Washingtonpost.com in unique users in the month of September, new data from Nielsen Online reveals.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will join C-SPAN’s Newsmakers webcast.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Author-in-chief? GQ‘s Barack Obama’s Work in Progress.

AWARDS & EVENTS

CJR announced its four “Encore” Fellows- the fellowships, first of its kind, “provide downsized professionals with a writing position as well as support to help them choose how best to use their experience in the years ahead. Their work will be featured in the magazine and on CJR.org over a nine-month period beginning in late October.”

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