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Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09

So our headline has become a bit misleading…really should read “Weekend Show Preview.” That said, I think it is just about complete.

NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to discuss Sotomayor confirmation hearings.

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) and roundtable with former Bush adviser Ed Gillespie, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, and ABC News’ Legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg and columnist George Will will discuss the impact of a potential GM bankruptcy, the North Korean nuclear threat, and the rest of the week’s politics.

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and roundtable with WaPo’s Bob Woodward and NYT’s David Brooks

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Joan Biskupic of USA Today and James Kitfield of National Journal will have analysis of the Obama administration’s efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and secure a new arms reduction treaty with Moscow.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital w/ Al Hunt: World Bank president Robert Zoellick will discuss global financial conditions.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

CNN’s State of the Union with John King: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to discuss Obama’s Sotomayor nom., the economy and the future of the GOP.

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Rachel Brand, Former Assistant Attorney General; Emily Pierce, David Drucker and Emily Heil from RC newspaper.

The Chris Matthews Show: NY Mag’s John Heilemann, NYT’s Helene Cooper,NBC DC Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut will discuss Sotomayor and the Prez’s trip to Egypt.

CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: David Axelrod & Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)on Sotomayor, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)on Penn Senate race, Alberto Gonzales on interrogation investigations and Richard Ben-Veniste on his new book “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS: Henry Kissinger on diplomacy with rivals, Selig Harrison and Charles Prichard on N. Korea tests, Joshua Cooper Ramo and Niall Ferguson on global recession.

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Morning Reading List, 02.20.08

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Good morning Washington.

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  • Most of you did not have to work on Monday.

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Wonkette takes a look at the latest David Brooks column calling it “the worst column in American History”.

  • Gawker reports, “Alt-weekly crusader and Washington City Paper editor Erik Wemple wrote the definitive story on the battle between traditional newsrooms and their web counterparts, where ‘definitive’ means ‘extraordinarily long and often forgetting to make a larger point in its various attempts to embarrass the Washington Post.’ It’s still entertaining though, as a case study in precisely how, over and over again, one should not roll out and maintain the web side of a major publication.”

  • Portfolio reports, “The new (and only) woman on Rupert Murdoch’s board is a 27-year-old fledgling opera diva. Murdoch may have gotten more than he bargained for.”

  • Media Life reports that Sam Zell “who recently took over Tribune Co., matters these days because he’s a new kind of newspaper owner, of the sort that has a lot of journalists worried. Their worry is that he will trim costs even closer to the bone at the once-proud Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun, among others in his portfolio, pulling out profits even if it’s at the risk of killing these papers.”

  • Deuzeblog reports, “Sometimes you do not want to be right. And I certainly do not want to claim credit. To a large extent many have written about it, signaled it at various talks and debates, blogged about it, and heard about it from many sources throughout the industry: the media workforce is steadily shrinking. Via Patrick Phillips, editor at IWantMedia, comes this report on AdAge: ‘Media Work Force Sinks to 15-Year Low. Newspaper Slump and the Shift to Digital, Direct Take Toll on Employment.’ This follows last year’s reports by IWantMedia and by Challenger, Gray & Christmas (as reported by UPI) on media industry job cuts, signaling a rise of 88% of job cuts throughout the US media industry in 2006 over the year before.”

  • Reuters reports, “Canadian electronic publisher Thomson Corp won conditional permission from the European Commission on Tuesday to buy Reuters, a deal that will create the world’s leading provider of news and data for professional markets.”

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    TV

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News’ Senior Foreign Correspondent Jim Sciutto, producer Angus Hines, and field producer/cameraman Tom Murphy won a 2007 George Polk Award for Television Reporting, Long Island University announced today. ABC News was the only television news organization to receive a Polk Award.”

  • CNN is sweet: They were the only network to go back and rebroadcast Hillary Clinton’s concession speech that Obama cut short.

  • Fired for his Huffington Post blog posts, former CNN producer Chez Pazienza writes about the experience on Huffington Post.

  • The Boston Globe calls Brit Hume “the biggest romantic on television”.

  • Spend an evening with Tucker!

  • TVNewser reports on the latest “Obama/Osama Confusion”. Also, Gawker asks, “Verbal slips are one thing, but how the hell does this make it from the graphics department to the air without anyone noticing?”

  • A C-SPAN release announced that this Saturday, Tavis Smiley Presents, “State of the Black Union 2008: Reclaiming our Democracy, Recasting our Future” from 9:00 A.M.-5:30 PM live Coverage From Ernest E. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

  • Slate’s Troy Patterson says Karl Rove “offers clarity, concision, humility, good humor, good posture…”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Gawker reports, “The George Polk awards — described by blogger Will Bunch as the ‘Golden Globes of American journalism’ — were announced early this morning. One of them went to a blogger who blogs! Far out! An army of Davids has stormed the gates! Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points Memo (a blog!!) won the Polk Award for Legal Reporting, for his role in exposing the US Attorneys scandal that eventually brought down Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.”

  • Christopher Hitchens asks, “What is the point of a paper of record that decides the untarnished record is too much for readers?”

  • The latestWashington Social Diary is up.
  • His Extreme-ness points out the latest in “Must See” facial hair.

  • Beltway Confidential’s Julie Mason says, “Nothing says ‘congressional dinner’ like Miss America.” Check out her pics here.

  • Variety reports, “Variety, in association with Jobster, today launches the Biz (Variety.com/thebiz), the first social networking website for the entertainment business.”

  • Don’t forget — The Washington Blogger February Meetup is tonight! To RSVP, click here.

  • The Telegraph reports, “Broadcasters and popular websites will have to flag up material deemed unsuitable for children under a code of conduct published on Monday. The guidelines, which have been endorsed by the BBC, Channel 4, Bebo, Google and Yahoo, are designed to protect children from accessing harmful, violent or pornographic sites on the internet and on mobile phones.”

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    RADIO

  • The R&R 2008 News/Talk/Sports Award Nominees have been announced! Check out the nominees here, including WTOP!

  • CNNMoney.com reports, “But last year, a doozy of a merger was announced while most traders were sleeping in — Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) unveiled plans to combine. At the time, the two companies said they expected to complete the $13 billion merger of equals by the end of 2007, pending regulatory approval. Flash forward to today. Although shareholders of both companies have approved the merger, the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission have yet to give their blessing.”

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    JOBS

  • Arcom Publishing, Inc. is looking for Top Sales People and an Accounts Payable Clerk.

  • Bisnow on Business is seeking a Technology Reporter with Flair.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an ENPS Project Manager.

  • Freedom House is looking for an Editorial/Program Assistant (Iran Programs).

  • FDAnews is looking for an Editor/Proofreader.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a News Producer, Overnight.

  • BNA is looking for a Reporter.

  • Landmark Community Newspapers of Maryland Inc. is looking for an Editor.

  • The Bay Net.com is looking for a Local/Breaking News Reporter.

  • International Reporting Project is looking for a Communications Coordinator/Webmaster.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 12.18.07

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    Good morning Washington. Don Rumsfeld resigned a year ago today and Brad Pitt, Keith Richards and Christina Aguilera all turn a year older today. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio)

    Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:

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  • You think it is harder to write well as opposed to report well.

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Legal Times announces the Lobbying Campaigns of the Year. Check out who made the cut.

  • Variety reports, “In the Wall Street Journal newsroom on Dec. 13, the day the paper officially became News Corp. property, Rupert Murdoch and new publisher Robert Thomson addressed hundreds of reporters who came loaded with plenty of questions. Murdoch understatedly acknowledged the ‘nervousness’ caused by his purchase of the privately run Dow Jones, and Thomson, rather enigmatically, cautioned, ‘While it’s right to be respectful of the past, these days it is certainly fatal to be haunted by history. He who stands still will be overrun.’”

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Sun-Times Media Group Inc., hit hard by worsening newspaper industry conditions, said Friday that directors approved a plan that will reduce operating costs by $50 million in 2008 and involve layoffs.”

  • The Denver Post reports, “On the docket at the FCC this week is a rule that would allow newspapers and TV stations to buy each other, at least in larger markets. The rule would apply to the country’s top 20 markets (including Denver, No. 18). A proviso would prevent newspapers from buying any of the top four TV or radio stations, based on audience size. The FCC has been attempting to lift the restrictions on media consolidation for years and now is in a hurry to get it done Tuesday.”

  • Roll Call has more on Birdgate.

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “The stiffest penalty for the crimes Conrad Black and his henchmen committed while running the company now known as Sun-Times Media Group came down Friday, four days after Black received 6 1/2 years in federal prison and before Monday’s sentencing of his turncoat lieutenant, former Sun-Times Publisher F. David Radler. This punishment hit the very people trying to make a go of Black’s old scandal- scarred enterprise, seeking to overcome his crippling legacy at a time when even media companies not haunted by past criminal leadership are struggling.”

  • The New York Times reports,Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi photographer who had a hand in The Associated Press’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize for photography before being jailed without charges by the United States military, finally had a day in court last week. But his story, which highlights the unprecedented role that Iraqis are playing in news coverage of the war, is really just beginning.”

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    TV

  • For all of you journos heading to HDTV, maybe this should make your Christmas list. They now offer gift certificates! We kid because we love.

  • MarketWatch reports, “In the entertainment industry’s ongoing strike, getting writers back to work will require the two sides to make peace in cyberspace.”

  • A CNN release announced, “CNN will marshal its extensive resources and political expertise for wall-to-wall coverage of the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008. Lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, along with Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs, will lead the network’s special coverage of the Iowa caucuses out of the new CNN Election Center in New York. Special programming will begin at 4 p.m. (ET) and run late into the night.”

  • Howard Kurtz writes, “Political reporters, as a rule, are an industrious band of road warriors who work hard to get people to speak on the record. But under deadline pressure, they sometimes succumb to the lure of the juicy quote dished out by operatives trying to damage rival candidates. Perhaps it’s time to rethink the practice.”

  • Also from Kurtz, “A handful of Mormon journalists have risen to national prominence, from the late muckraking columnist Jack Anderson to former CBS “Early Show” co-host Jane Clayson. And they make up a majority of the staff at Salt Lake City’s Deseret Morning News, which is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

  • DCRTV reports, “DCRTV hears from a 9er: ‘Tracey Neale (left) out, Leslie Foster (right) in.’ From another 9er: ‘Tracey Neale ‘relinquishes’ 6 PM and 11 PM anchor job at 9 to devote more time to adopted children. Leslie Foster gets 6 PM and 11 PM anchor slot.’ And another 9er: ‘Tracey Neale gone from 6 PM and 11 PM, Leslie Foster now anchors both shows and is consumer reporter. (New anchor) Anita Brikman is new health reporter.”

  • TVNewser reported yesterday, “Today comes word of the 2008 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winners in broadcast journalism, with NBC News and CBS News garnering honors.”

  • And, also from DCRTV, “DCRTV hears that Channel 7/WJLA news anchor Alison Starling is in the midst of negotiations for a new contract with the Allbritton ABC affiliate. The word is that she’s asking for more money. Duh”

  • B&C reports, “CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein signed a new four-year deal to remain at the helm of the TV-news operation, according to sources familiar with the situation. Klein will continue to report to Jim Walton, president of CNN/Worldwide.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • His Extremeness announced, “a huge milestone was reached today for Extreme Mortman — we passed over a unique million visitors for the year.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “The title of most-visited online news site continues to be a hotly contested, with CNN, Yahoo News and MSNBC all vying for the throne. Last month, the CNN Digital Network had the largest unique audience in its 11-year history, according to Nielsen Online. The Time Warner-owned news source received nearly 33 million unique visitors, beating out Yahoo News and the MSNBC Digital Network, which had about 31 million and 30 million visitors, respectively.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “As painful as corrections are to journalists, the screw-ups they reflect do damage on a far greater scale to the news organizations they work for.”

  • The AP reports, “Online advertising jumped 25 percent this year, raking in a cool $20 billion, but Internet executives say that figure could have been even higher if advertisers had reliable and consistent ways to measure online audiences.”

  • Boston Globe reports, “The stated mission of Google Inc. is to ‘organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.’ But media moguls from around the world converged on Harvard Business School recently to learn more about Google’s unstated mission which, as Harvard professor Thomas R. Eisenmann put it, is to ‘sell targeted advertising in every medium everywhere.’”

  • Portfolio tries to calculate, “What’s Drudge Worth?”

  • Newsmax.com reports, “The mainstream media have consistently treated Hillary Clinton with kid gloves, ignoring Clinton scandals and refusing to ask tough questions even as she seeks the presidency, charges Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Council.”

  • NewsFactor.com reports, “The common consensus in the media is that Google’s new ‘knol’ tool will be aimed squarely at Wikipedia, and in fact the sample Web page on display in Udi Manber’s blog post does bear some passing resemblance to a typical Wikipedia page. But other features suggest Google’s target is less Wikipedia than it is About.com.”

  • Wonkette reports, “Trusted Internet political bastion Right Wing News held its 6th annual Conservative Blog awards, and your Wonkette is a winner! Well, at least we placed. In the ‘Most Overrated Blog’ category, Wonkette tied with frienemy Redstate and something called Power Line for fourth place. Fourth place, of course, is the new first place, so huzzah for our internets!” Check out the full details of the contest here.

  • Gateway Pundit reports, “Its a Quagmire!… Media Reports 6 Bogus Stories in 6 Weeks!”

  • Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins reports, “David Gregory Does Battle With Talking-Point Dispensing Robot” (a.k.a Sen. Clinton).

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    RADIO

  • A CNN Radio release announced, “As 2007 comes to a close, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and CNN Radio are offering affiliates a special year-end review of the past 12 months – one minute at a time – and then in a two-hour special called ’2007 Rewind.’ Hosted by Blitzer, the two-hour ’2007 Rewind’ takes a look at some of the biggest stories of 2007 while moving some of the stories forward into the New Year. CNN journalists including Lisa Desjardins, A.J. Hammer, Ed Henry, Amanda Moyer, Miles O’Brien, Kyra Phillips, Jim Ribble, Larry Smith, Gary Tuchman and others will contribute to the program. The one-minute features, also anchored by Blitzer, examine the biggest stories of 2007 including such topics as the Virginia Tech shootings, the Minnesota bridge collapse, the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Barry Bonds, Michael Vick, Don Imus, Britney Spears, the California fires, drought, immigration and more.”

    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • Crain’s New York reports, “The auction for Karl Rove’s memoir drags on a month after the Republican strategist made the rounds of publishers with Washington power lawyer Robert Barnett at his side.”

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    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Matthew Felling fell victim to the cuts at CBSNews.com saying in an email, “It’s with mixed feelings that I share the information that — effective as of mid-afternoon last Friday — I have been let go at CBSNews.com in a ‘restructuring’ of the Interactive division.” TVNewser weighs in here.

  • Huffington Post’s Eat The Press has this to say on the Eye situation: “Today the Public Eye blog has a post by Brian Montopoli, current CBS political reporter and previous Public Eye co-editor with Felling, who, according to CBS interactive spokesperson Dana McClintock, will be ‘taking his spot.’ Though McClintock specifically denied that Public Eye was being eliminated, in an accelerating political season it seems unlikely that Montopoli would revert back to media criticism after deliberately switching beats — just as it seems unlikely that CBS would be hiring a replacement for Felling.”

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    JOBS

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Social Policy Reporter and an Economics and Finance Editor.

  • The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers.

  • Independent Agent Magazine is seeking a Managing Editor.

  • The News Leader is looking for a Sports Reporter.

  • Media Matters for America is looking for a Deputy Editorial Director.

  • The McGraw-Hill Companies is looking for a Sales Coordinator, BusinessWeek (DC Bureau).

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Supervising Senior Editor, All Things Considered.

  • Legal Times is seeking an Editorial Assistant.

  • NomadsLand is looking for a Video Producer.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 09.11.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Have a go in the Gilded Lili Book Trailer Contest.

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, September 2, 2007, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among Total Viewers for the 15th time this season. In addition, ‘This Week’ is the only Sunday discussion program up season-to-date (2%) and year-to-date (5%) among Total Viewers. ‘This Week’ also increase among Total Viewers versus the prior week (5%).

  • A tipster tells us that Sam Donaldson “looked awfully natty in his suit with his shoes off in the security line at DCA” Sunday morning.

  • Brian Montopoli says goodbye to CBS’s Public Eye.

  • Did Drudge’s Words Come Back to Haunt Him?”

  • A Univision Communications press release announced, “In the first entire week (8/27/07-9/2/07) since all networks were reported from one single ratings sample, Univision ranked as the #1 network with an +11% advantage over its nearest competitor, FOX, and beating ABC by +43%, CBS by +42%, NBC by +57%, and fully +125% ahead of CW for all Adults 18-34, not just Hispanics.”

  • Embedded v. Independent

  • From the Alexandria Times: “Editor’s Note: With the advent of City Limits, by John Arundel, The Alexandria Times is pleased to have former About Town author Kathryn Streeter as its newest writer on board focusing on new businesses and the people who make up this city by the Potomac. Look for Kathryn’s profiles in all upcoming issues of The Alexandria Times.”

  • The Alliance for American Manufacturing’s blog, –
    www.manufacturethis.org — has a new author. Steven Capozzola is the communications director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing and is doing much of the writing on the blog.

  • Jack Cafferty’s fans want more.

  • “Need a reading on the 2008 presidential election but feeling a bit inundated with torrent of information flowing from the blogosphere? No wonder. Technorati reports that there are currently 39,557 posts about the 2008 presidential election.” No worries. Poynter Online goes on to report that “help is on the way.”

  • One of our blind items was outted! Inside the Beltway reported, “Sure enough, as soon as we stepped outside, there was Mr. Cheney and Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash swapping stories about catching fish on a fly — including catfish, of all ugly creatures. Indeed, when Mr. Labash’s wife, Alana, approached to shake Mr. Cheney’s hand, she was all but ‘brushed aside’ by the pair of engrossed anglers.”

  • Media blogging expert to discuss relationships between journalists, bloggers at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference. Click here for more details.

  • “UK blog publisher Shiny Media has launched the first in a series of US-focussed blogs. … The US launch of Shiny Style (fashion) and Shiny Gloss (make-up) is intended to coincide with New York fashion week. They are the first two of a proposed ten blogs for the Shiny US network.”

  • GOOD, “an earnest new magazine that aspires to reach ‘people who give a damn,” held its promo party at the Hirshhorn Museum.

  • Chris Matthews goes behind the music with the singing senators. Check out the video here.

  • “Apart from a few scattered gains, a new national survey by ABC News, the BBC and the Japanese broadcaster NHK finds deepening dissatisfaction with conditions in Iraq, lower ratings for the national government and growing rejection of the U.S. role there.”

  • DCRTV reports, “A source tells DCRTV that big layoffs are coming to Discovery’s TLC network. Apparently, there’s a plan to move the operation from Silver Spring to LA. Producers are being told to relocate to the west coast or leave, we hear.”

  • B&C reports, “News bloopers have long been an online-video staple, with clips of anchors losing their composure almost a genre unto themselves. But lately, it seems that an inordinate number of those clips are coming from ABC News.” World News Now’s Ryan Owens and Taina Hernandez “are serial offenders.”

  • Inside Higher Ed reports, “A new statement on college rankings appeared Friday afternoon –signed by 19 presidents of prestigious liberal arts colleges. While the statement criticizes the “inevitable biases” of any rankings and pledges the colleges not to use rankings in promotional material, it falls short of the pledges and the rhetoric of a letter distributed in May by the Education Conservancy and signed by another group of presidents.”

  • Paid Content.org reports, “For the magazine industry, online is finally coming into its own, as the companies understand to creatively mix the print and native-Web content, and as online advertising has roared back, helping the revenue side move from being just a rounding error in overall revenues.”

  • More on CNN’s new mini bureaus from a CNN release, “The mini bureaus, already operational, are staffed by CNN producers and will increase their resources as the primaries and caucuses approach. They will be located at three CNN Newsource affiliate stations: Hearst-Argyle Television’s KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, and WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H.; and Raycom’s WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. All CNN material produced in these mini bureaus will be available to each of the more than 800 CNN Newsource affiliates, augmenting the comprehensive content available to them each day. … Equipped with state-of-the-art production capabilities and high-definition cameras, the mini bureaus will be staffed full time until after each state’s election day.”

  • TechCrunch reports, “AOL has announced the end of Netscape as a social news portal.”

  • AP reports, “With many viewers apparently outside enjoying summer’s last hurrah, the broadcast television networks hit a negative ratings trifecta only a few weeks before the start of the fall season.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Dow Jones & Co. must pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. $165 million if either company decides to terminate their $5.2 billion merger agreement.”

  • The Age reports, “New York’s Hudson Theatre will host a different type of election on October 19, when Murdoch’s shareholders in News Corporation gather for the 2007 annual general meeting. It will be a historic day because the world’s most powerful businessman is up for re-election for the first time in decades. Shareholders will also vote on a resolution I’ve proposed, which, based on Friday’s sharemarket moves, would make Murdoch richer but less powerful.”

  • Between The Lines reports, “Facebook could surpass 200 million users in a year”

  • New York Post reports, “As the fall television season fast approaches, the four major broadcast networks are betting big that a lot of their viewers will be parked in front a computer screen instead of a TV. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox this year will offer more free full-length shows than ever via on-demand streaming through their own Web sites as well as through a network of third-party sites, with revenue coming from advertising.”

  • New York Times’ Public Editor gives us “The Truth and Alberto Gonzales

  • Weiner Public Media was the first media team to finish the NPC 5K, but a tipster suggests that they may have brought in a ringer — “26-year-old world class Ethiopian runner Zereu Kelele who ran the thing in just over 15 mins, five minutes faster than next best Weiner team member!”

  • NewsBusters asks, “Why Isn’t There a Conservative Daily Kos?”

  • Baltimore Sun’s Public Editor writes, “Newspapers, don’t leave the Internet holdouts behind.”

  • Mary Stier, the Des Moines Register publisher, is jumping ship.

  • Robert Franklin, a retired Star Tribune reporter and editor, writes, Today, at virtually every big-city American paper, there’s an elephant in the newsroom. It’s the question of print media’s survival in the face of lost advertising, circulation, news space and jobs.”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “The natives are restless at The Wall Street Journal. Reporters at the bible of capitalism will be hitting the picket line in a couple hours to flex their collective muscle.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Investors who have grown impatient with Yahoo Inc. may have to wait awhile longer to see any pop in its stock. The Internet company replaced its chief executive in June and this summer kicked off a strategic review to better position it for a changing online-advertising market and compete with the likes of Google Inc.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor who retired in 1981, is negotiating a return to television. The cable channel, Retirement Living TV, is planning to have him become part of a daily program in which he would offer his views and commentary on current events.”

  • Tech Trader Daily asks, “The Standard is coming back? Maybe, although a web-only format would be a lot more likely than a print magazine. Still it would be nice to have it back. Here’s hoping they do it.”

  • The Washington Post “MEGA Career Fair” is this Thursday, September 13 from 11AM-6 PM. For more info, click here.

  • TV Week reports, “National Geographic Channel has reached out to marketing partners for two shows it is launching. For ‘The Living Body,’ which premieres Sept. 16, Nat Geo is joining with ‘Bodies: The Exhibition,’ which uses preserved bodies to show what’s beneath the skin. … Nat Geo also has partnered with Men’s Health magazine to help launch ‘Incredible Human Machine,’ which debuts Oct. 21.”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “Furnishings salvaged from The New York Times’s old offices are going up for auction. Christie’s October House Sale will feature over 100 objects gleaned from the Times’s old building on West 43rd Street, with prices ranging from $300 to $6,000.”

  • From a Conde Nast release: “Hilary Stout has been named a Senior Editor at Condé Nast Portfolio, it was announced today by Joanne Lipman, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. Her appointment is effective in October.” A Wall Street Journal reporter for 19 years, Stout spent ‘most of her reporting years in Washington where she covered a variety of beats, including economics, health care, and the Clinton White House.’”

    Jobs

  • The Magazine Group is looking for a seasoned, hands-on technology editor with a keen interest in information technology to work on a solid magazine with emphasis on higher education.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Product Manager, New Product Development and a Broadcast Recording Technician.

  • The American Society for Training & Development is looking for an
    Associate Editor.

  • EEI Communications is looking for Editors.

  • A leading journalism organization is looking for a Webmaster.

  • The National Association of Realtors is looking for a Web Content Strategist.

  • The Hill is looking for an Advertising executive.

  • National Association of Manufacturers is looking for a Web Designer and a Corporate Communications Specialist.

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  • BREAKING: Opinion In Hatfill Case Handed Down

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    In the case of Steven Hatfill v. Alberto Gonzales, et al., United States District Judge for the District of Columbia Reggie Walton issued a ruling today that will compel six reporters to “provide full and truthful responses to questions propounded to them by Dr. Hatfill’s attorneys.”

    Hatfill, you’ll recall, is the scientist deemed a “person of interest” by the Justice Department in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Walton will want these reporters to reveal the names of law enforcement sources who provided details of the Hatfill investigation.

    Download the full .pdf here.

    In his conclusion, Walton writes:

      Based on the foregoing analysis, the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Further Testimony from Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman, Allan Lengel, Toni Locy, and James Stewart [D.E. # 157] is granted. These reporters are therefore ordered to comply with the subpoenas issued to them by Dr. Hatfill and to provide full and truthful responses to questions propounded to them by Dr. Hatfill’s attorneys. On the other hand, the motions to quash the subpoenas of ABC, The Washington Post, Newsweek, CBS, The Associated Press, the Baltimore Sun, and The New York Times are granted.

      SO ORDERED this 13th day of August, 2007.

      REGGIE B. WALTON

      United States District Judge

    Klaidman and Iskioff work for Newsweek, Ross works for ABC, Lengel for the Washington Post, Stewart for CBS and Locy for USA Today.

    (More Background)

    Separated At Birth: Serafin Gomez 2.0

    Some more reader Separated At Birth ideas:

    Does Fox News’ Serafin Gomez
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    …look like Bill Richardson?
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    And, Alberto Gonzales?
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    Morning Reading List, 03.27.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington

  • The hometown team is favored to win it all.

  • FishbowlDC has learned that Ben Giliberti is no longer a wine writer at the Washington Post.

  • A reader comments, regarding this, “There is also a major standoff between ABC and WGAE, which covers productions types in the Washington bureau.”

  • ThinkProgress documents what they call “A Bad Week For The Politico

  • Comedian Sheryl Underwood gets a daily talk show on XM

  • Check out the winners of the 2006 VPA News, Editorial & Photo Contest.

  • AirCongress has launched a new feature called the Monster Media MashUp. It will “keep tabs on the latest policy- and politics-related audio and video produced by outlets like Bloomberg, C-SPAN, the major television networks and more, and pull them together in recurring entries like this one.”

  • Slate’s Timothy Noah notes that, “Robert Novak remains bizarrely in denial about whether he unmasked a covert employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.”

  • A reader notes, “Breaking news can’t wait around for spell check. I guess CNN beating them today took a toll. Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com: ‘CORONER: ANNA NICOLE HAD NINE PERSCRIPTION DRUGS IN HER SYSTEM AND AN INFECTION IN HER BUTTOCKS CONTRIBUTED TO HER DEATH.’”

  • TVNewser tells us how President Bush interrupted Chris Matthews’ schmoozing.

  • Frank Ahrens reports, “The Washington Post Co. has nominated Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger to the company’s board of directors to replace longtime director George W. Wilson, who will retire at the May 10 board meeting.”

  • Ahrens also reports that TMZ is “the fastest-growing Internet news site.”

  • Arlington based buySAFE.com is popping up everywhere, from the Today Show, to Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

  • The Extreme-ness looks back at Life magazine.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “As the 2008 presidential campaign gets rolling, Google is forming a political sales team. Political campaigns are expected to shift more of their advertising dollars to the Web.”

  • Reuters reports, “A little under one-third of U.S. households have no Internet access, with most of the holdouts seeing little use for it in their lives, says a survey by Park Associates, a Dallas-based market research firm.”

  • USAToday’s Peter Johnson writes, “Media experts say that the way ‘Hillary 1984′ video clip made its way into the national discussion serves as a cautionary tale for traditional news outlets, which risk spreading material that may be damaging or untrue to wider audiences — all for the sake of staying current with the Web.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “ABC.com and NBC.com are trading blows in the race for top broadcast portal.”

  • The New York Times reports, “U.S. newspaper companies are reporting steep declines in advertising revenue for February, as classifieds continue to shift from print to online.”

  • WWD.com reports that Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com “is adding three bloggers: Lauren Goldstein Crowe, who helped launch Time Style & Design, will blog about fashion; Felix Salmon will blog on finance, and Tim Swanson, formerly of Premiere, will have an entertainment news blog.”

  • DCRTV has a rant.

  • Jeff Patch loves to spotattorneys general on the weekend.

  • DCRTV reports that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Deputy Western Finance Director Anne Brady “joins the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters as VP of the trade organization’s political action committee. Previously, Brady served as director for the Capitol Hill Heart Health Campaign.”

  • Kit Seelye reports, “For newspapers, February was the cruelest month. So far. Revenue from advertising was in striking decline last month, compared with February a year ago, and were generally weaker than analysts had expected.”

  • “The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, The News & Advance of Lynchburg and the Northern Virginia Daily of Strasburg have been honored as the best daily newspapers in Virginia.”

  • This Week In Pool Reports

    In this week’s episode, President Bush tries his hand as an artist, weird book choices in NW and President Richard Nixon gets egged.

  • “The two men sat on straight-backed chairs in front of the fireplace, and the mood in the room was warm, even without a fire. POTUS in striped shirt and red tie, clasped his hands throughout the remarks, exchanged diplomatic eye contact and kept his legs casually and comfortably crossed.” — Caroline Daniel, Financial Times

  • “After the remarks, Ban must either have been so speedily dispatched after the pool was ushered out, or he must have jogged through the White House because within seconds of the pool arriving outside the Brady briefing room, he was quietly holding forth at the stake-out,optimistically using the word ‘strong’ three times to describe the relationship between the UN and the US.” — Daniel

  • “Before he spoke Warner told a story about being a young advance man for VP Nixon during a visit to Michigan where some rowdy youngsters egged Nixon. Warner described how then-Rep. Ford helped him clean the egg off of Nixon and how Ford later consoled the despondent young Warner, telling him it would not be the end of his career.” — Jim Rutenberg, New York Times

  • “POTUS and FLOTUS had signed the books that POTUS handed to school Principal Barbara Childs as gifts to the school library. The books were: ‘An American Plague’ by Jim Murphy, about the yellow fever outbreak of 1793; and ‘Frontier House’ by Simon Shaw, a companion piece to the PBS program on living in a Montana frontier house in the 1880s.” — Anne C. Mulkern, Denver Post

  • “At the high school POTUS walked slowly through a hallway where students and volunteers were painting on a wall, inspirational sayings and scenes of historic DC. Wearing dark pants and a light blue, stripped shirt with the sleeves rolled to the elbows and the collar open, POTUS talked to the painters. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales walked behind, wearing a navy polo shirt. ‘Good to see you. How are you?’ POTUS asked someone the pool couldn’t see. He stopped where volunteers and/or students were painting a picture of the famed Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant. POTUS took a paintbrush and helped out. ‘Gettin’ the drift of this thing here?’ POTUS asked as he painted. The pool was then ushered out and the president remarked, ‘Sure, now that I’m making progress.’” — Mulkern

  • “Your pool was called off just before 7 a.m., then called back an hour later, then forced to sprint across the south driveway as word came that POTUS was on his way out. The morning drizzle could not deter the president from his Sunday bike ride.” — Sudeep Reddy, Dallas Morning News