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Morning Reading List 09.25.09

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Happy Birthday to Angela Valdez and to Megan Grant and Juleanna Glover, who are both celebrating birthdays this weekend! Last night Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary- more on that on FBDC later today.

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

TV | RADIO | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE

TV

George Stephanopoulos tells Greg Sargent that he has “no apologies” for booking Sen. John McCain again for Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.

RADIO

Air America’s Jack Rice will be broadcasting live next week from Guantanamo Bay. His show “Live in Washington” airs weekdays from 12-3pmET and he’ll also be filing for the web.

MAGAZINES

Tomorrow Smithsonian magazine is offering free admission to museums nationwide for Museum Day 2009. Just print out this pass.

BOOKS

Tomorrow is also the National Book Festival on the Mall. Check out a full schedule of book talks and signings here.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Obama and race (followed by the death of actor Patrick Swayze) dominated bloggers’ commentary last week.

Atlantic‘s David Bradley and his co-sponsors, the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, are convening a “First Draft of History” conference next Thursday and Friday. We’ve reported on this and will be covering next week. Slate’s Jack Shafer‘s take.

Pew director Tom Rosenstiel, Princeton professor Paul Starr, NAA president John Sturm, and Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes discussed the future of the newspaper industry at a hearing on the Hill yesterday. You can catch up on opening statements and a webcast here.

Peggy Noonan is teaching at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government- Gawker’s take on her syllabus.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: Obama, the cable critic-in-chief.

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Silver Spoons Collide: “Miss A” v. LNS.com

Silver spoons collided today after “Miss A” (Andrea Rodgers) attacked DC-born social network, LateNightShots.com on her blog AskMissA.com. It’s a blog off!

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“It’s like one big bathroom wall. It’s the only place you can anonymously bash your social and/or business rivals. Removing the anonymity would make LNS, and the real Washington a nicer place, but doing so would would be the death knell for LNS, so I doubt that will ever happen.”

- Andrea Rodgers on LateNightShots.com from her blog AskMissA.com

In her post on LNS, Rodgers goes on to say:

“My hate for LNS stems from how my association with LNS led to my being the target of a “hit piece” written by Angela Valdez for the City Paper a few years ago. Before this experience, I thought “hit pieces” were used to target politicians and celebrities, but Ms. Valdez has made a career out of targeting and humiliating private citizens. If that weren’t enough Angela lumped me in with the very misogynistic, elitist, and racist aspect of LNS that I abhored.”

In response to Miss A’s criticisms, LNS Founder Reed Landry fired back, exposing Rodgers’ alleged “mean girls womens” tactics on his site’s forum:

What makes your blog post even more bizarre is that you, perhaps more than any person on LNS, use the site as a weapon to attack people you don’t like (often girls who are little more than half your age). Quickly removing these posts of yours on almost a daily basis over the years has been a chore, to say the least. It’s remarkable that a 40-year-old woman like yourself is unable to handle the anonymity afforded on a website that the vast majority of people in their early 20′s manage to enjoy responsibly.

Don’t care? Understood, but it’s August in Washington…cut me some slack.

Book Bash for Summer Rayne Oakes’ “style, naturally”

Last night, journos and fashionistas came together for the launch of Summer Rayne Oakes’ first book, “style, naturally.”

Held at the home of Juleanna Glover, the posh party packed in quite a few media folk including Matt Cooper, Stephanie Green, Jackie Kucinich, Patrick Gavin, Liz Glover, Rachel Cothran, Jayne Sandman,Jonathan Capehart and Angela Valdez.

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Matt Cooper with Becca Glover

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Jayne Sandman, Rachel Cothran, Angela Valdez Janelle Nanos and Barbara Martin

*Photos courtesy of Pepper Watkins

Morning Reading List 02.23.09

Good Morning FishbowlDC!

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Its day 35 covering the Obama administration and week 4 for us. FBDC wishes a Happy Birthday to John Stanton, who celebrated a bday this weekend. Celebrating with Stanton Saturday night: Michael Calderone, Angela Valdez, Jackie Kucinich, Erin McPike, Emily Heil and Jared Allen.

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

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NEWPAPERS

The owner The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News has filed for bankruptcy. AP reports that an email to staffers says “the company is still in business, the papers are still publishing” and that members should report to work. Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. joins the ranks of the Journal Register Co., Chicago’s Tribune Co. and the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, all who have filed for Chapter 11.

Cartoonist treading lightly when drawing Obama… “Editorial cartoonists are bending over backwards a lot these days, as they try to satirize the nation’s first black president. And when they don’t, the result is the kind of outcry that erupted this week after a New York Post cartoon featured a bloody chimpanzee- intentionally or unintentionally evoking racist images of the past.”

Len Downie spoke with USC Annenberg’s Neon Tommy Digital News about the future of journalism, whether Politico has changed Washington reporting and if Watergate-style reporting still exists. Check out the interview here.

TV

AP’s David Bauder looks at whether or not TV News missed the point in covering the stimulus package.

More on why MSNBC’s Chris Matthews won’t run for Senator from Washington Whispers. According to colleague Chuck Todd, “Because [Chris] had a really good friend of his say to him, ‘What are you going to do when you get there?’ and he couldn’t answer the question and he realized that, and that’s why he didn’t run.”

ONLINE

Portfolio reports on NYT’s efforts to reach out the Twittering community.

MAGAZINES

Who cares which female politican would best run a daycare center? US News & World Report, apparently. A poll on its website has Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin neck-in-neck, and Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi drag far behind, with less than 5 percent combined.

NEWS NOTES

James Rainey at the LA Times looks at President Obama’s relationship with the ethnic press here. “I suspect these niche operators will also be used by the Obama administration– maybe something like President George W. Bush used evangelical Christian radio– because the White House believes they are more likely to funnel the chief executive’s message with little scrutiny or criticism.”

Essential reading for anyone covering Washington, Ryan Lizza‘s latest in the New York, “The Gatekeeper: Rahm Emanuel on the job.”

Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino says email has changed the way news is gathered.

Has all this Oscar excitement got you thinking about leaving DC for Hollywood? Find out what exactly a Hollywood producer does from Slate.

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Morning Reading List, 11.04.08

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Good morning Washington. Enjoy the day, win or lose. You deserve it.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Show Me The Money

In a brave example of questioning your Sugar Daddy, the Washington City Paper’s Angela Valdez looks into Creative Loafing’s (owner of the Washington City Paper) bankruptcy papers and finds some looming questions…

Hottest Media Types: The Day After…

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Less than 24 hours after we announced the nominations for FishbowlDC’s Fourth Annual Hottest Media Types competition, we’ve already got the haters…

  • Anonymous tip: “[redacted] is underrepresented in the FEMALE OFF-AIR hotties! [redacted] deserves the recognition, but there are about 5 other [redacted] ladies who should be on the list!) (ed. note: “Yawn”)

  • Twitter: “with no one from NMS on fishbowl’s Hottest Media Types – male or female – it is clearly flawed and will not be taken seriously”

  • DCist: “DCist Not Hot Enough for Fishbowl DC List” (We love DCist and Sommer Mathis is totally cute, but as we noted before, if you don’t get nominated, you’re not in the hunt and no DCist nominations came in…probably because they’re too normal to nominate themselves).

  • Angela Valdez makes a good point about diversity in one of our categories, but again: We’re beholden to the nominations that come in (and as DCist points out “there are also an awful lot of white guys who work in media in D.C. and who are vain enough to nominate themselves.”)

  • Michael Calderone jokingly notes that — the horror! — our FishbowlDC Hottie nominations didn’t give the Politico its weekly self-esteem boost. Truth be told: Only Jonathan Martin was nominated and, well, that kind of hotness would just unfair to his “competitors.”

    …but there’s always FamousDC to make us feel good about ourselves.

    Also, people are already offering their own endorsements.

    We’re working on changing the pictures of all you “Oh My God, That Picture Of Me You Posted Is Dreadful!!!” people (seriously: there are tons) and voting will begin today.

    And, yes, you can vote more than once.

    Polls will be posted later…

  • Morning Reading List, 02.08.08

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    Good morning Washington. Is the writer’s strike really over?

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  • It’s close, but you think David Brooks would win in a street fight against Bill Kristol.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • His Extreme-ness on the Weymouth hotness.

  • EWA reports, “The National Education Writers Association has ventured into new territory with the hiring of former Washington Post reporter Linda Perlstein as its newly created Public Editor.”

  • The New York Times reports, “In just the last few weeks, The San Diego Union-Tribune eliminated more than 100 jobs, one-tenth of its work force. The Chicago Sun-Times began a major round of newsroom layoffs, then put itself up for sale, and publishers in Minneapolis and Philadelphia warned that tough economics could force cuts there. Some major newpapers have several times as many readers online as in print, but grim financial reports have forced the papers to downsize.
    Not long ago, news like that would have drawn much commentary and hand-wringing in the newspaper business, but in the last few months, reductions have become so routine that they barely make a ripple outside each paper’s hometown. Since mid-2007, major downsizing — often coupled with grim financial reports — has been imposed at The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The San Jose Mercury News, USA Today and many others.”

  • MergersUnleashed.com reports,Randy Michaels, who late last year was tapped to be the Tribune Co.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of broadcasting and interactive properties, will be elevated to CEO of the entire company, according to a source familiar with the Chicago-based media conglomerate.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Public interest in economic news remained high last week as 40% of Americans followed news about the condition of the U.S. economy very closely. The economy has also become the dominant issue in the presidential campaign – when asked to name the one issue they have heard the most about from the candidates recently, 29% name the economy. While public interest in economic news is growing, the media remains mainly on the campaign.”

  • Chicago Tribune reports, “The streamlining of Tribune Co. corporate operations that billionaire Sam Zell promised when he assumed control in December has begun with a string of layoffs this week. Around a dozen employees in the Chicago-based media concern’s human resources department were informed their positions at Tribune Tower are being eliminated, according to sources.”

  • Mixed Media reports, “The New York Times’s op-ed section has been catching a lot of flak of late over everything from the hiring of intellectually-threadbare neoconservative Bill Kristol to Maureen Dowd’s dateline sleight-of-hand to Roger Cohen’s general suckiness. So I figured it was time to say something nice for a change. Fortunately, there’s Gail Collins.”

  • Is Philip Seib, a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California, a Politico advertiser? In the Baltimore Sun, Seib said “his focus this election year has shifted to Web sites like Politico.com. ‘I am spending more and more time with my computer,” Seib says. “It is hard to find anything on TV that can compare with the kind of analysis of vote totals offered at Politico.com.’”

  • E&P reports, “The clear focus on editorial pages is the promotion of ideas and views and, of course, opinion. Some want newspapers to quit backing candidates, but these choices are among the most valid of those opinions and, for many readers, instructive or even nececessary.”

  • Financial Times gets James Woods’ take on living in DC.

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  • Reporting the Breaking News, Without A Camera

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research
    data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, February 3, 2008. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.231 million total viewers”

  • TVNewser reports, “Romney Out: FNC is First, With The Source”

  • FNC Puts McCain In the Democratic Party

  • A release announced, “American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2008 AWRT International Outreach Award is international journalist and author Mariane Pearl.”

  • AJC.com reports, “Super Tuesday? Try the nightly combat between CNN, the Fox News Channel and MSNBC. A month ago, CNN finally whupped long-time cable news leader Fox News Channel, edging out its arch rivals in the New Hampshire primary coverage.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • An ABC release announced, “During February 5th’s Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses, web and mobile users turned to ABC News’ digital platforms for up-to-the-minute news and analysis. On Super Tuesday, ABC News Digital garnered all-time highs in traffic across all platforms continuing its record-breaking growth in January.”

  • The Washington Blogger Meetup February Meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00PM. Mark those calendars!

  • VentureBeat.com reports, “Search engine Ask.com has launched a new area of their site called Ask BigNews which combines news aggregation with elements of social news site Digg. Ask Big News describes itself as ‘a search and browse service that helps you find and track the most important and most talked about stories in the news.’”

  • AP reports, “AOL had its slowest quarter of advertising growth since beginning its ambitious transformation into an ad-focused Internet business, increasing uncertainty about AOL’s future especially as Microsoft Corp. boosts its ambitions in the same arena.”

  • Dow Jones reports, “Chief Executive Barry Diller said Wednesday he doubted he would be interested in buying Time Warner Inc.’s (TWX) AOL Internet portal unless it was reduced to a ‘ridiculous’ price.”

  • Wired reports, “Last year, there were a couple of articles about a back channel love-fest between senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and Matt Drudge. But it seems that Drudge still isn’t beyond posting mean-spirited items online about the senator, and now in multi-media dimensions. Yesterday, Drudge posted this footage of Clinton on YouTube suffering from a coughing fit, and it quickly became the most viewed item, garnering more than 300,000 views overnight.”

  • Google News reports, “Something you already know about Google News is that we crawl thousands of sources from around the world. This means you get as many different perspectives on a story from many perspectives. A while back, we started thinking about how to bring this same diversity of sources to local news, so that “local” doesn’t necessarily mean ‘limited’. Today we’re releasing a new feature to find your local news by simply typing in a city name or zip code. While we’re not the first news site to aggregate local news, we’re doing it a bit differently — we’re able to create a local section for any city, state or country in the world and include thousands of sources. We’re not simply looking at the byline or the source, but instead we analyze every word in every story to understand what location the news is about and where the source is located.”

  • TextandIdeas.com reports,Bill Adair is one of the lucky ones. His bosses at the St. Petersburg Times let him experiment with a new way of delivering news and do it full time, he told me in a recent e-mail Q&A. Adair founded PolitiFact.com and runs it with a small staff of writers and fact checkers from the St. Pete Times and its sister publication, Congressional Quarterly. Not only do they check the claims of candidates running for president, but they rate the truthfulness of those claims on a scale from ‘True’ to ‘Pants-on-fire.’”

  • Check out The Prince of Petworth’s profile of The Washington City Paper’s Angela Valdez.

  • Check out the newest member of the Wonkette team.

  • Poynter Online reports, “As many newspapers continue to falter financially, the quest for a new business model to support journalism continues. The Jan. 29 episode of American Public Media’s Future Tense explored a controversial option: direct or indirect government subsidies to prop up newspapers.”

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  • “Over the years, Washingtonian has written profiles about nearly every important political candidate in this year’s presidential race. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite political articles.”

  • Time’s James Poniewozik writes, “Writing about election coverage, I have disclosed, probably to the point of tediousness, that I voted for Obama. I think it’s a good thing for you to know, but I really do it for me. It’s important to me that I have enough perspective to critique campaign coverage whether it works for my candidate or against him. Having you know more about where I’m coming from helps you keep me honest and forces me to police myself.”

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  • A release announced, “Beginning Feb. 11, 2008, WAMU 88.5′s The Kojo Nnamdi Show will join XM Radio as part of the satellite radio service’s line-up for ‘The Power’ (XM Channel 169), the nation’s only 24-hour radio channel exclusively dedicated to African-American talk programming. The Kojo Nnamdi Show will air at 7 p.m., and 11 p.m., weekdays on ‘The Power.’”

  • Also, “WAMU 88.5 will broadcast live coverage of the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia presidential primaries at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Kojo Nnamdi, host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and WAMU 88.5 News Director Jim Asendio will co-host the program. Jonetta Rose Barras, political analyst for The Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta, will provide in-studio analysis and commentary. WAMU 88.5 news reporters will contribute live field reports from polling sites throughout the region.”

  • Public Radio reports, “The number of people turning to the Internet for campaign coverage has tripled since 2000. While the Web still lags television in viewership and ad revenue, it’s making some big gains as a source of political coverage.”

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    JOBS

  • Sister 2 Sister magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Publisher, Governing Magazine.

  • The Gazette is looking for a Reporter.

  • Warren Communications News is looking for a Business Reporter.

  • The Roanoke Times is looking for an Editorial Writer.

  • Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC is seeking a copy editor.

  • Urban Land Institute is looking for an Associate, Virtual ULI

  • BIPAC is looking for a Director, Communications.

  • The Carnegie Endowment is looking for a Communications/Web Coordinator.

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  • City Paper Picks Up Six AAN Nominations

    The nominations for the Alternative Newsweekly Awards were announced today. The Washington City Paper picked up six (the third most in the large-circ category) and new staff writer Angela Valdez picked up a nomination for an article she did last year for Willamette Week.