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Morning Reading List, 08.08.08

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Morning Reading List, 03.28.08

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS

  • You think it was not out of bounds to ask Chelsea the Monica Lewinsky question.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I find it insulting that people with god given talents and produce revenue increasing abilities working in this newspaper biz today, have their positions cut out from under them in efforts to streamline and save costs. All my contacts will no longer work with this great publication. Most likely they’ll follow me to wherever else is smart and lucky enough to have me!”

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Robert Schlesinger is starting next month at US News & World Report, creating and running their new online opinion section.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Reuters reports,Sam Zell in his latest memo tells Tribune employees — the ones who haven’t been spiked — that he’s happy to see them so hard at work coming up with new ideas to help the publisher and broadcaster thrive. Employees have been so helpful, in fact, that Tribune has created an online ‘IdeaBank’ for submissions, rather than the talktoSam AT tribune.com address that he’s been using. As he explains below, this will let other people in the company see them.”

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Congrats to Mike Wilbon and his wife, Sheryl,on the birth of their first child. Matthew Raymond Wilbon arrived Wednesday, weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces and stretching to 22 inches long.”

  • Mark Potts reports, “The boys (and girls) on the bus in the 2008 Presidential campaign could fit into a much smaller vehicle, according to The New York Times: Far fewer news organizations are staffing the campaign this year, largely because of cutbacks in newsroom budgets.”

  • AJR reports, “A veteran editor says farewell to the world of dailies and finds happiness running a weekly in the home of baseball’s Hall of Fame.”

  • E&P reports, “Wall Street calls Microsoft’s generously priced but unwelcome bid for Yahoo Inc. a ‘bear hug’ — but will it be newspapers who get squeezed? Some of the newspaper industry’s new-media gurus think so. No matter who wins, they say, the fight will distract Yahoo at a crucial time in the rollout of its next-generation online ad tools for the 600-plus papers in the newspaper consortium.”

  • Richard Johnson, editor of New York Post’s Page Six column, calls other celebrity blogs “parasites.”

  • Washington City Paper’s City Desk asks, “WaTi: Better Reporting, Please”

  • Business Wire reports, “SABEW Announces Winners in its 13th Annual Best in Business Journalism Contest”

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  • A NBC release announced, “‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ kicks off
    its 2008 college circuit as the ‘Hardball College Tour’ hosts Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama live at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Wednesday, April 2, 5-6 p.m. ET, and will re-air at 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET. Matthews will interview Sen. Obama on key issues of the 2008 presidential election, including the economy and the Iraq war, with West Chester students also having the opportunity to question the candidate.”

  • NBC also announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the number-two
    rated Sunday morning public affairs show topping ABC’s ‘This Week,’ CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending March 23, 2008.” NBC tells us that the show had a 3.7 HH in D.C — easily beating FOX, This Week, and Face the Nation.

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 17, 2008, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Letterman’ among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.”

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, for the week ending Sunday, March 23, “Meet the Press” was top-rated, attracting 4.575 million total viewers”

  • TVNewser reports, “Following yesterday’s announcement of a reorganization of the operations and finance areas of ABC News, TVNewser has learned as many as 21 jobs have been eliminated. However, insiders tell us a number of new jobs have already been posted, and that those who were cut are being encouraged to apply for the added positions. In the end, the insider figures around 11 jobs will be lost.”

  • TVNewser is tracking “Presidential Candidates’ Time on the Tube”

  • Nikki Finke asks, “Has NBC Uni’s Jeff Zucker Lost His Mind?”

  • TVNewser reports, “‘Pimped Out’ Makes a Second Appearance on MSNBC”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Washington Business Journal reports, “Former AOL directors Laurence Hooper and Dan Goodman launched a new venture on Facebook Wednesday. Leesburg-based Loladex is a local search engine that uses recommendations and ratings from online social networking platforms to return more specific results.”

  • Washington City Paper’s Mike DeBonis marks two years of City Desk.

  • Forbes.com reports, “Competition in the wire service world has just been slashed. Shareholders of The Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group have agreed to the acquisition of the latter.”

  • The Australian reports,Les Hinton, the new chief executive of Dow Jones & Co, which owns The Wall Street Journal, expects strong growth for the business in the Asia-Pacific region while yesterday saying he was increasingly unlikely to make the group’s entire wsj.com website free.”

  • From The Washington Post’s Peep Chat on Monday, a reader named “Pinky” asks: “Which color Peep tastes the best? I say the pink. They are also the prettiest.” And Dan Zak responds: Hi Pinky. You sound like a very attractive person. I think I was 8 years old the last time I actually ate a Peep, so I consulted fellow staffers. Justin says ‘Brown is the color of flavor’ but Holly says ‘The brown cocoa ones are awful.’ So there’s that. Joe Heim says avoid the yellow Peeps, but, as a rule, I don’t believe anything Joe says.”

  • Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins and Jeffrey Ressner asks, “What up with all the thumbs on the scale?”

  • Eric Lichtblau shows Slate readers, “The inside drama behind the Times’ warrantless wiretapping story.”

  • The Scotsman reports, “Internet the last word for teenage readers.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On”

  • The AP reports, “The popular video-sharing site YouTube is giving contributors more details about who’s watching their video clips and when, offering advertisers additional insights they can use to target their pitches. The free program, known as YouTube Insight, also could help bands schedule their concerts and help anyone time the release of a new video.”

  • Washington City Paper’s Amanda Hess writes, “For this week’s Show & Tell, I spoke to a group of local writers, educators, and nonprofit staffers working to start up a creative writing center for District youth, ages 6 to 18. The 19 volunteers have a lot of ideas for the project, but their Capitol Letters Writing Center is still very much a work-in-progress: Currently, they’ve got no location, no students, and no money. Why don’t we help them out!” Learn how here.

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    MAGAZINES

  • Check out Campaigns and Elections’ Political Broadcast Manual.

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    RADIO

  • Media Nation reports,Paul La Camera, general manager of WBUR Radio (90.9 FM), e-mails Media Nation about a recent report by Adam Reilly at ThePhoenix.com that he may bring former Boston Globe and sometime Boston Herald columnist Mike Barnicle to the public-radio powerhouse to do commentary.”

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    JOBS

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Financial Impact Editor.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Senior Producer Segments, Morning Edition.

  • Sourcemedia is looking for a Reporter.

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    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • McCain/NYT: The Day After

    Once more into the breach…

  • Jay Rosen: “For the New York Times, as Well, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Risks

  • Adam Reilly: “NYT McCain story nixed by Globe–corrected!

  • Ari Melber: “Defending McCain from adultery, corruption and the Times.”

  • Will Bunch: “The New York Times grooves one over the middle of the plate for McCain, GOP

  • Brian Montopoli: “In McCain saga, newspaper becomes a story.”

  • Megan Garber: “Five Questions for Bill Keller

  • David Folkenflik: “‘Times’ Draws Criticism for Timing of McCain Story

  • Rem Rieder: “Sorting out the New York Times’ McCain blockbuster

  • David McCumber: “Why we didn’t run the McCain story

  • Howie Kurtz: “N.Y. Times Gets Flak From All Sides on Explosive Story

  • Jack Shafer: “In defense of the New York Times’ takedown.”

  • Clint Hendler: “One of the chief complaints about The New York Times’ story on the relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman is that the paper is implying more than it has proven. That’s certainly true, but as far as journalism goes, it’s an awfully wrongheaded criticism.”

  • Joe Strupp: “Downie: ‘Wash Post’ McCain Story Helped By ‘NYT’ Story

    Big Hat Tip: Romenekso

  • Morning Reading List, 04.20.07

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  • iTunes is your one stop music shop.

  • Tribune posts loss; cash flow tumbles 12%

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” “topped the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, April 15, 2007 in total viewers, homes and in the key demographic adults 25-54.” The show attracted 4.305 million total viewers, 32% more than CBS’s “Face the Nation,” a 51% advantage over ABC’s “This Week” and a 208% lead over FOX “News Sunday.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Gannett, NY Times Profits Decline as Ad Spending Slumps”

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “Hollywood continues to be a major financier of the nation’s presidential campaigns, handing out $2.4 million to White House hopefuls during this election cycle.”

  • Newspapers Report Drop in Ad Revenue

  • From DCRTV:

      DCRTV hears that Radio America is headed for new digs in the Ballston section of Arlington. The syndicator of G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan, “Car And Driver,” and other talk shows is closing up its downtown DC shop at 15th and L Streets in favor of a new all-digital plant at the CACI Building on Glebe Road, behind the Marymount University building. The new facility should be online before Memorial Day…..

  • On April 22, Blog Talk Radio will host a live political debate between Rip Sullivan and Margi Vanderhye, candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 34th House of Delegates District, marking the first live, online political debate to allow real-time interaction between candidates and voters.

  • “The Associated Press has launched a weblog aimed at younger audiences. Far And Wide provides signposts to the news stories flying across the AP’s global news wires, from the agency staff’s own perspective.”

  • One Economy Corporation is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • HealthCentral.com is looking for a Web content producer.

  • SourceMedia is looking for a Reporter.

  • Washington Examiner is seeking a “Savvy General Assignment Reporter.”

  • Culpeper Star-Exponent is looking for a Sports reporter.

  • Jane’s is seeking a Defense Technology Editor

  • The Herald-Mail Company is looking for a County Reporter.

  • The Advisory Board Company is seeking an Associate Editor.

  • WAMU is seeking a Senior Broadcast Journalist.

  • PBS Newshour is looking for a Director for Online NewsHour Extra, an Online Associate Editor and an Online Interactives Editor.

  • His Extremeness is “willing to trade a favorable, glowing review of Hitchens’ book for an invite (make that two) to the Hitchens party.”

  • FT.com reports, “MySpace, the social networking site owned by News Corp, is close to launching a news aggregation service that will allow its 160m members to rank news stories and headlines in order of importance and relevance.”

  • Boston Phoenix’s Adam Reilly reports that Boston Globe’s Charlie Savage’s Pulitzer win “also brings up some bigger issues that merit discussion. Anyone who follows the newspaper industry knows that dailies across the US are scaling back their institutional ambitions, and anyone who follows the Globe knows that it’s very much a part of this trend: while the Washington, DC, bureau (where Savage is based) remains intact for now, the paper closed down its foreign bureaus earlier this year.”

  • A reader asks, “but did anyone notice the poor taste in MSNBC’s commercial breaks during the Vtech shooting which included the new anthony hopkins’ shoot-em-up/thriller where the gun is featured in the promo? poor taste, indeed.”

  • For newbie reporters everywhere, Mark Grabowski is here to help with CubReporters.org, “a tool to help young, student and early career journalists with their job search and to inform them about opportunities available to them.”

  • Media Biz reports, “Web research firm Hitwise put out some interesting figures Wednesday that showed which sites people went to most often to read news about the tragedy at Virginia Tech on Monday. … According to Hitwise, Yahoo! News was the most visited news site on Monday while Google News ranked fifth.”

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext