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Morning Reading List, 04.08.08

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Good morning Washington. It’s the birthday of Kofi Annan and Chuck Todd! And, on this day in 1986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. And TVNewser gives us an update on Tucker Carlson’s TV show. Speaking of TV, ruin your morning TV folks by finding out how your salary compares to that of your colleagues.

A tipster tell us that at the end of the WaPo’s Pulitzer ceremony yesterday (see their coverage today), “they had a moment of silence for the families of the Va. Tech victims. They’re giving the prize money to a Va. Tech charity.” We should also note that the WaPo’s Ann Hornaday was a Pulitzer finalist in the “Criticism” category (“for her perceptive movie reviews and essays, reflecting solid research and an easy, engaging style”).

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  • At an office pool party, you would not jump in the pool.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I am angry, and exhausted, at how little money I have. I love this work, and I will live with what it pays. But … my God. Some days, particularly when I’m working late, it’s hard to take.”

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Alisha Johnson is the new as Associate Publisher for the National Journal Group.

  • An ABC release announced, “Cathie Levine has been promoted to Vice President of Communications for ABC News, it was announced today by Jeffrey Schneider, Senior Vice President of Communications for ABC News, to whom she reports.”

  • A release announced that “seasoned political strategist,
    Michael Meehan” has joined Virilion as Senior Vice President. Also, Melissa Boasberg has joined the firm as Vice President.

  • Dow Jones reporter Corey Boles is switching beats. He is no longer covering the FCC and instead covering Congress.

  • Politico’s Aoife McCarthy is joining Glover Park.

  • A release announced, “The American Association of School Administrators today announced the selection of Daniel A. Domenech as the association’s new executive director. Domenech succeeds Paul D. Houston, who will retire on June 30 after leading AASA as executive director for 14 years.”

  • Tim Taylor, a former Roll Call intern, has been hired as a staff writer and Jen Bendery has moved over to Roll Call from CongressNow, also as a staff writer.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • More WHCA Dinner news.

  • The New York Times reports, “Since taking control of the Tribune Company in December, Sam Zell has drawn a lot of attention in journalism circles for speeches laced with profanity, political incorrectness, insults and self-deprecating humor. But all the twittering and tut-tutting over Mr. Zell’s remarks — and his suggestions that some reporting jobs are not needed — masks a more serious concern. With the newspaper industry going through an unexpectedly sharp contraction, Tribune is struggling under $12.8 billion in debt, and its financial condition has deteriorated, creating what specialists say is a very real risk of credit default in the next year or so.”

  • Wonkette reports, “This week, Fred Thompson, Robert Mueller, Tom Ridge, Juan Williams, Marion Barry, Ben Bernanke, Ken Mehlman, Robert Novak, Dana Milbank, Mark Warner, and David Frum were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. … ‘I’m pretty sure I saw Dana Milbank and family leaving Pizzeria Paradiso Friday night. I smiled at the little girl, she did not smile back. Maybe the good pizza was too overwhelming.’”

  • Gawker reports, “Like all good cabals, the New York Times’ contingent of gays has some known members—and other figures who remain in the shadows, the uncertainty adding to the paranoia of homophobic right-wingers. Out Magazine, putting the Times’ ‘gay mafia’ at number 12 in its power list, names nine Times reporters and editors: Richard Berke, Ben Brantley, Frank Bruni, Stuart Elliot, Patrick Healy, Adam Nagourney, Horacio Silva, Stefano Tonchi, and Eric Wilson. But Intelligencer’s Chris Rovzar thinks the gay magazine has underestimated the true extent of the network.”

  • Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach writes, “The Post has just won six Pulitzer Prizes, which looks like a typo. It was a newsroom-wide triumph — Metro, National, Investigative, Foreign, Financial, Magazine. Within that Variety Pack of journalism, there’s a common ingredient — something we too seldom discuss when we cogitate about how to reinvent the business model: Reporting.”

  • Modern Arts Notes reports, “The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten has won the feature reporting Pulitzer Prize for a story mocking Washingtonians for failing to recognize classical violinist Joshua Bell as he played in the city’s acoustically challenged subway. The story was ‘gotcha’ tripe of the silliest sort.”

  • MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman writes, “The newest batch of Pulitzer Prize winners is scheduled to be announced Monday afternoon. When the cheering for the recipients fades, many of them will ponder the inevitable question: What’s next?”

  • A release announced, “Nine foreign journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships for the 2008-09 academic year at Stanford. The international fellows include two journalists in exile—an Ethiopian online editor who is currently in exile in London, and a Chinese online editor in exile in North Carolina—and the program’s first fellows from Belarus and Iraq.” For the full release, click here.

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    TV

  • CBS & CNN In Talks…Again?

  • Reuters reports, “Nielsen Co, a provider of market research and media services, said it agreed to acquire IAG Research Inc, a television and Internet audience research firm, for $225 million to strengthen its media business.”

  • TVNewser reports, “The women of ABC News, Cokie Roberts, Kate Snow, Victoria Clarke, and Raelyn Johnson made up the round table of another ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ on ABC News NOW. This one was all about politics.”

  • Howard Kutrtz writes, “She is trailing in a highly competitive contest against her male rivals, is occasionally covered in a condescending way and faces predictions that she’ll be forced out of the race. Katie Couric understands what Hillary Clinton is going through.”

  • The New York Times reports, “The 2008 presidential race truly is about change: Tucker Carlson of MSNBC, Paula Zahn of CNN and John Gibson of Fox News were swept out of the way to make room for newsier programs that treat each night like election night — a Super Tuesday that never ends.”

  • TVNewser reports that MSNBC’s Race for the White House with David Gregory was live from the Washington Nationals new ball park yesterday.

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • MSNBC.com’s Video Success

  • Radio Ink reports, “New media and digital are still a focus for broadcasters, says Wachovia analyst Marci Ryvicker in her roundup of ‘Takeaways From SNL/Kagan Radio/TV Summit,’ but, she notes, ‘There is still no consensus on the appropriate revenue/profit model, which leads us to believe that we are at least five (if not 10) years away before new media/digital opportunities have any financial significance in the broadcast space.’”

  • A release announced, “YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, and C-SPAN, the cable public affairs network, have partnered to launch a nationwide online and television broadcast initiative. The videocentric program allows voters the opportunity to voice their views on the issues most important to them in the 2008 election.
    The ‘YouTube Voter Video on C-SPAN’ initiative is an Internet/cable broadcast collaboration centered around the upcoming Pennsylvania primary that encourages voters to respond to the question ‘What issue in this election is most important to you, and why?’”

  • A release announced, “Kiplinger.com (www.Kiplinger.com), the leader in personal finance advice and business forecasting, announces the launch of its new Business Travel Center. The online center serves as a guide for businesses and their employees to make the most of their travel dollars using resources from Kiplinger.com and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “AOL’s move to New York this month may signal the last chance for Time Warner Inc.’s Internet division to convince investors it has a future in advertising.”

  • The Independent reports,Dana Dunne is spreading the word about AOL and its $850m purchase of Bebo, a move that he sees as a return to AOL’s roots”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Mr. Magazine announced, “Drum roll please… from a field of 715 new magazines launched in 2007, Condé Nast Portfolio is our choice as The Most Notable Launch of the Year.”

  • Vote for the leaders, artists, enterpreneurs and thinkers who, in your opinion, deserve a spot on this year’s Time 100″

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    RADIO

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “As real-estate magnate Sam Zell tries to rejuvenate ailing newspaper and television empire Tribune Co., he is turning to another, more freewheeling medium: radio.”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • Media Daily News reports, “Like hapless George Costanza in ‘Seinfeld,’ legacy media companies are desperately trying to convince their shareholders that shrinkage is a transient phenomenon. Investors should not judge them by a few bad quarters, they argue, because it’s all part of the ‘transition’ to digital publishing. The economic waters are so chilly that any company would look bad. But a broad survey of the fortunes of big media companies from 2003-2007 suggests that recession or no, they will end up smaller and confirm George’s worst nightmare: Shrinkage is here to stay.”

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    JOBS

  • A washingtonpost.com release announced, “the launch of DCTechJobs.com, a Web site exclusively for Washington DC area tech jobs as well as news and information related to that industry. Technology jobs are listed alongside the most up-to-date tech news, giving users a site that is focused solely on the industry that interests them.”

  • “NLGJA-DC is offering a fellowship to help a student or beginning journalist attend ‘NLGJA Goes to Washington,’ our 2008 National Convention & 5th Annual LGBT Media Summit, taking place August 21-24 at Washington, DC’s Hilton Washington Hotel.”

  • Politico/Politico.com is looking for a National Account Executive.

  • Dana Press is looking for a Web Journalist.

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

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    Morning Reading List, 12.26.07

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    Good morning Washington.

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  • You don’t want a lifetime subscription to Time or Newsweek. Is US Weekly more your style?

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Are you one of the many headed to IA for New Year’s Eve? Politico’s Aoife McCarthy and Michael Calderone lay out your First Night options. And Poltico’s Ryan Grim reports on the social scene among politicos and journos in Des Moines.

  • The NYT wasn’t that impressed with Dana Milbank’s new book.

  • The PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of December 9-14 shows, “All year long, Hillary Clinton has dominated the campaign conversation on the talk airwaves. And last week, signs that the Democratic battle for president might be tightening had many hosts talking up the idea of a Clinton swoon.”

  • Deb Howell says that even critics have their critics (you don’t say…). And Clark Hoyt fields reader questions.

  • Howie Kurtz on covering Iowa.

  • Financial Times named newspaper of the year

  • The Fix asks, “Each state has its Yepsen — the political reporter par excellence who tend to drive the coverage of a campaign or a candidate. … Who are we missing? Live in a state where one political reporter (or political pundit) dominates the landscape? Sound off in the comment section below and we’ll add the list to this post.”

  • The Guardian reports,James Murdoch, the new head of News International, has vowed to ‘set the pace’ in the newspaper industry and promised to decide on the new location for its headquarters ‘in the new year’.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “The adult children of slain New York Times reporter David Rosenbaum have reached a confidential settlement with Howard University Hospital, ending a year-old lawsuit that accused the hospital and D.C. emergency workers of negligence and medical malpractice.”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “For the second time in eight years, control of the Los Angeles Times changed hands Thursday, passing from a staid Chicago conglomerate to a private company headed by an unpredictable and colorful billionaire, in a debt-heavy deal that creates tremendous opportunities and risks for one of America’s top newspapers.”

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    TV

  • “Larry King Reflects: When ‘CNN Wasn’t in Washington’”

  • An ABC release announced, “As Iowans become the first in the nation to have their say in the 2008 campaign, ABC News will provide comprehensive coverage of the Iowa Caucuses. On Wednesday, January 2 and Thursday, January 3, ‘World News’ and ‘Nightline’ will both originate from Des Moines, Iowa, with anchors Charles Gibson and Terry Moran reporting from the field. On Thursday, January 3, Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo launch ABC News’ full day of coverage with a live broadcast of ‘Good Morning America’ from Des Moines.”

  • What about a license for local reporting?

  • Leonard Shapiro’s annual sports broadcasting “year in review” column.

  • TVNewser reports, “Imus on Brokaw: ‘He’s Not the Guy I’d Want to be In A Foxhole With’”

  • Jim Lehrer on the writing life.

  • A release announced, “Reuters, C-SPAN and Zogby International have joined forces to poll Americans on the 2008 presidential election, starting with polls in the key U.S. presidential primary and caucus states. The effort will kick off on Dec. 30 with daily tracking polls from Iowa ahead of that state’s caucuses scheduled for Jan. 3. Daily tracking polls from New Hampshire will begin on Jan. 4 ahead of that state’s Jan. 8 primary. The polling will continue through the general election in November.”

  • Thomson Financial reports, “Moody’s Investors Service said the downturn in print advertising led by classified advertisements for real estate continues to support its negative rating outlook on the US newspaper industry.”

  • E&P’s Joe Strupp, “Herewith my annual list of the top ten newspaper industry stories — not all of them grim.”

  • USC announced, “Twenty-five arts journalists have been chosen from 18 states to participate as fellows in the fourth National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater at USC Annenberg. Through the generous support of the NEA, the Institute will be conducted by USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism in Los Angeles from February 5–15, 2008.” For the full list, click here.

  • A release announced, “The Parents Television Council congratulates several companies for taking responsibility for their television ads that ended up on shows filled with graphic sex, violence or profanity. Television sponsors are often contacted by the PTC to inform them of the type of content they are sponsoring on television, particularly during hours when children are watching, and to call on the companies to reevaluate their sponsorships and media buying guidelines.”

  • In a letter submitted to Citizens United, lawyers for Sen. Barack Obama demanded that Citizens United remove “all audio and video footage of Senator Obama” from its new political documentary, Hillary: The Movie. The film includes a clip of Senator Obama’s Nov. 26, 2007, interview with ABC’s Nightline, in which he criticized Sen. Hillary Clinton for “claiming basically the entire eight years of the Clinton presidency as her own.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CourtTVNews.com Shutting Down”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ will return to production next month without writers. Both shows will resume on Jan. 7, Comedy Central, a unit of Viacom Inc., said today in an e-mailed statement.”

  • Biz Report reports, “A recent survey by Harris Interactive found an increase in the number of television viewers that are turning to the Internet instead of their plasmas for their visual entertainment. The survey of 2,455 U.S. adults showed that overall online viewership has risen from 74 percent last year to 81 percent this year.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Google reports, “We’re bidding adieu to 2007 with a look back at the breaking news, the big events and the must-have gadgets that captivated us this year (give or take a few weeks; we compile this list by early December). To get a glimpse of what’s been on our collective consciousness, we mined billions of search queries to discover what sorts of things rose to the top. We encourage you to check out our findings to see if you, too, reflect the zeitgeist — the spirit of the times.”

  • Slate says Christmas is possible, but very, very unlikely.

  • ars technica reports, “It’s not every day that a senator takes to the floor to defend “Internet blogs and other Web-based forms of media,” but Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has done just that in his recent push to pass a Freedom of Information Act reform bill he has coauthored with two Republicans.”

  • blingboing reports, “Five years ago, Dave Winer made a ‘long bet’ with New York Times executive Martin Nisenholtz: ‘In a Google search of five keywords or phrases representing the top five news stories of 2007, weblogs will rank higher than the New York Times’ Web site.’”

  • CBROnline reports, “AOL announced it was acquiring New York-based Quigo on November 7 to expand its contextual advertising prowess, which basically matches text adverts to relevant Web pages. Quigo’s two main offerings are: AdSonar, which allows advertisers to buy ads on Websites based on specific pages, sections, topics or keywords; and FeedPoint, a search engine marketing business that helps retail advertisers manage their marketing relationships with search and comparison shopping engines.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “The $3.1 billion merger between Web search king Google and online ad giant DoubleClick approved by U.S. regulators yesterday may create an advertising powerhouse of unrivaled reach and knowledge of Internet users’ lives, desires and interests.”

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “Ad spending for the first three quarters of 2007 dipped 0.1%, but spending on the Internet continued to soar, with a 15.9% increase over the same period last year, the Nielsen Co. said Thursday.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • IMA reports, “The Economist is drawing up plans for a social network following the decision to invest in its site and socialise its content. The magazine wants to develop a major portal for its 3m readers and create what it calls ‘a conversation between them’.”

  • What did Tucker Carlson learn from his adveture with Ron Paul? “People really hate the Federal Reserve” Learn more here.

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    RADIO

  • An NPR release announced, “The 28th annual New Year’s Eve special Toast of the Nation rings in 2008 with nine hours of live jazz, swing, samba and salsa from leading music venues across the country. NPR Music and WBGO/Jazz88.3FM in Newark, NJ reunite for their 23rd year of co-producing the special, which will air Monday, December 31 from 8:00PM-5:00AM(ET) on NPR Member stations nationwide.”

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    JOBS

  • The Aspen Institute is looking for a MLI Communications Officer.

  • U.S.News & World Report is looking for Summer interns.

  • The News Leader is looking for a Visual Journalist, Still Photography and Videography and for someone to write a great headline for our sports copy editing ad.

  • The The Associated Press is looking for a Medical/Science Writer-Washington DC.

  • Worldwatch Institute is looking for an Environmental Staff Writer.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for a Business and Policy Reporter.

  • The Observer Newspapers is looking for a Reporter.

  • CongressDaily is looking for a Reporter.

  • UCG is looking for a Reporter.

  • American Sociological Association is looking for a Media Relations Officer.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Copy Editor for CQ Today and CQ Weekly.

  • A Fast-growing online business publisher is looking for a Editor-in-Chief.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Deputy Supervising Senior Editor, News & Information.

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  • Taking Out The Trash, 02.27.07

  • Lisa Chedekel and Matthew Kauffman of the Hartford Courant are the 2007 winners of the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series exposing the US military’s recruitment and deployment of mentally ill soldiers into Iraq. The $35,000 annual prize, presented by the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, recognizes the year’s outstanding work in investigative journalism that led to direct results.” (Hat Tip: Romenesko)

  • Aoife McCarthy and Anne Schroeder wonder whether the Supreme Court weigh in on OJ-like car chase news coverage.

  • DCRTV reports that “Washington Post Radio morning man David Burd has returned to the airwaves” after suffering a concussion last week.

  • Real Blitzer Critiques Fake Blitzer

  • Tim Russert is down from two crutches to one.

  • Bob Woodruff: Turning Personal Injury Into Public Inquiry