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Morning Reading List, 03.28.07

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  • Permanent reporter’s notebook? Hmm… no. Most of you go for whatever’s around and available.

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” was “the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers” for the week of March 19-23. Averaging 8.35 million Total Viewers “World News” outperformed NBC’s “Nightly News” by 260,000 Total Viewers for the week. “This also marks the sixth time in seven weeks the ABC broadcast has ranked first among Households.”

  • An NBC release announced that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” “outperformed ABC and CBS in the key demographic adults 25-54 during the week of March 19-23.” For the week, “Nightly News” delivered 2.447 million among adults 25-54, 1% more than ABC “World News” and 7% more than CBS “Evening News.”

  • E&P reports, “The percentage of minority journalists working in U.S .newsrooms decreased slightly to 13.62% this year from 13.87% a year ago, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual survey, which included full-time online journalists for the first time.” ASNE has more.

  • Jay Rosen talks to Leonard Witt about his’s first experimental project. And The Huffington Post is joining in on the fun.

  • Tonight, will pre-parties be the new post-party?

  • UMD’s Diamondback announced, “The governing board for the university’s independent student publications elected chief news editor Kevin Litten as The Diamondback’s next editor in chief during its monthly meeting.”

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index shows that the fall out over Alberto Gonzales was the biggest story for the week of March 18-23, 2007.

  • The News Observer looks into TNR’s Alex Heard‘s accusations of David Sedaris “flubberizing the truth for comic effect,” in an expose titled “This American Lie.”

  • The AP reports,Barack Obama has picked up the endorsement of Sheila C. Johnson, the ex-wife of media pioneer Robert Johnson, who is backing rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid.”

  • TNR announced the finalists in the Ira Glass contest. The winner will be announced today.

  • American Enterprise Institute is looking to fill two positions — a web editor and a director of book marketing.

  • TVNewser reportsChris Wallace ripped Keith Olbermann on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show Friday.” Nice.

  • A reader notes, “Isn’t there just a smidge of irony that Dobbs is speaking about the ‘War on the Middle Class’ at one of the most expensive universities in the country ($50,000/year if I’ve heard right)?”

  • Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein spoke at UT Austin last week on “The Legacy of Watergate: Why It Still Matters.”

  • E&P reports that Woodward and Bernstein’s Deep Throat notes went on public display Friday at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Glen Greenwald questions the relationship between Drudge and the Politico “poisonously joined at the hip.”

  • Lost Remote reports that Verizon’s IPTV network FiOS “will take the wraps off a local TV channel called FiOS1 later this week in the D.C. area. It’s Verizon’s first ‘owned and operated TV channel in the country,’ and it will carry local news, weather, traffic and sports programming — including live college games.”

  • A tipster tells updates us on Chuck Babington: “You probably already know, but he’s leaving the Post to cover Congress for AP. No plans yet on a replacement, but Kim Hart is still editing and we expect Alan Sipress may step in.”

  • Carl Sessions Stepp looks at the contradiction of young journalists: “They value what papers do but find them often dull, out of touch and sluggish. They have passion for their craft but are positioning themselves for a future that may leave newspapers behind.”

  • YouTube announced the winners of its inaugural awards, “paying tribute to the wannabe stars who have used the site as a launching pad to fast fame.”

  • Carl Howe writes on “Why Print Journalism Will Never Really Die.”

  • WWD reports, “After more than a decade at Dennis Publishing, The Week publisher Carolyn Kremins is returning to Condé Nast as the vice president and publisher of Cookie.”

  • Variety reports that The Onion “is launching a video newscast dubbed Onion News Network, or ONN, a 24-hour fake news net marketing itself as, ‘faster, harder, scarier and all-knowing.’”

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners.

  • Raw Story Media is looking for a full-time correspondent.

  • Gannett News Service is seeking a Congressional Editor.

  • The Center for Public Integrity is hiring an editorial assistant for major investigative journalism project.

  • The Daily Progress is seeking a copy editor/page designer.

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  • The ladies have nothing to wear and the gents have no one to take. Hop to it kids!

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” was “the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers and Households” for the fourth time in six weeks. “Averaging 8.64 million Total Viewers and a 2.2/9 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 320,000 Total Viewers. This marks ABC’s greatest advantage over NBC in more than eighteen months.”

  • An NBC release announced that “Nightly News with Brian Williams” won “the key demographic adults 25-34 during the week of March 12-16.” Season-to-date, “Nightly News” continues to top ABC and CBS in the key demographic adults 25-54.

  • Another NBC release announced that NBC News will be the first news organization to offer its network evening newscast, “NBC Nightly News” in High Definition beginning on March 26. In addition, NBC News Special Reports, including breaking news and political coverage will also be offered in Hi-Def.

  • C-SPAN’s Steve Scully visited Little Rock Monday to make an address at the Clinton Presidential Library about Campaign 08, and to offer his thoughts on Mike Huckabee’s presidential run.

  • is launching a 2008 Political Futures database, which aims to harness the “wisdom of crowds” to forecast the outcome of 2008 U.S. Presidential and Congressional races. Slate will publish hourly updates of key data.

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index shows that the probe of fired U.S. attorneys dominated the news March 11-16.

  • Boston Globe’s Alex Beam reports that NPR is reaching out to younger listeners with “NPR Zack: A New Space for Younger Listeners.”

  • The AP is hiring a News Editor for National Security.

  • A reader asks, “Why would the Post discredit news photographers (including their own) covering Valerie Plame by calling them paprazzi?” Check out this.

  • Michel Richard,and his restaurant, Citronelle, are nominated for an Outstanding Chef Award. Richard is also nominated for a book award in the Cooking From a Professional Point of View category. Citronelle’s sommelier Mark Slater is nominated for Outstanding Wine Service as part of the James Beard Foundation Awards.

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution business section featured a story on Motto magazine, a national business publication that was co-founded by Wall Street Journal veterans Anita Sharpe and Kevin Salwen.

  • From a tipster: “I understand at least eight reporters and editors lost jobs last week at the Center for Public Integrity. What’s the story? Just curious.”

  • A reader notes: “Politico may have beaten Jeff Birnbaum by six days on lobbying, but was a month behind Bloomberg on campaign finance. Bloomberg on Feb. 9 ran a story on how corporate PACs were increasing their donations to Democrats, the same story Politico matched on March 20.”

  • Carroll County Times is hiring a Multi-Media Producer.

  • The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies is hosting a Style Weekly Journalism Career Fair in Richmond, Tuesday March 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • UCG is hiring a Medical Coding Reporter in Rockville, Maryland.

  • Business Financial Publishing is hiring a Freelance Technology Investments Writer.

  • Wonkette reports that their “call to action to get Mary Worth restored to her rightful place in the Washington Post” has “electrified and mobilized all of you.” Wonkette urges you to join the “Don’t Cancel Mary Worth Coalition.”

  • A reader comments regarding the Post’s new blog: “Yuki Noguchi is hot!”

  • DCRTV reports, “Righty political comic Dennis Miller’s new show won’t launch in the Washington radio market.”

  • A reader comments that the Washington Times Fishwrap blog “has really picked up since Pfieffer and Ward got on board.”

  • Hugh Hewitt’s Dean Barnett addresses the question of Politio’s tilt, and finds the real problem: “To date, there has been no evidence that a moderate site can draw eyeballs.”

  • From a reader: “‘Ms. Heard said Style has lagged behind the other sections online ‘due to the philosophy that the company adopted when our Web site was created — that hard news drives it.’ This is BS — Heard has proudly allowed her reporters not to do web-friendly stuff.”

  • Wonkette makes an interesting observation of Dana Milbank.

  • Another reader says, “Come on, A photo gallery, a list of stories and a database of campaign finance info? Welcome to 1997.”