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Morning Reading List, 07.31.08

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Good Morning Washington. Above, FishbowlDC’s “Word Cloud,” courtesy of World.net.

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

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April Ryan Goes “In The Belt”

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American Urban Radio’s April Ryan has gotten hip to this whole blogging thing. Check out AprilDRyan.com (aka “In The Belt” … How ’bout them apples, McCaslin?!?)

Photos: The Pope and the Press

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It has to be said: No one — and I mean, no one — chews gum with as wide of a mouth as CBS’s Jim Axelrod.

Other things we noticed while at the White House today: Were you one of the reporters who refused to wait in line to gain access to the White House? The New York Times’ Sheryl Stolberg tried the line for five minutes (“This is the line for people with hard passes?” HARD PASSES? O-kaaaay…”) before saying to-hell-with-it and skipping ahead…

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C-SPAN’s Steve Scully also didn’t last long in line before making his way to the front of the gate. American Urban Radio’s April Ryan (who has wedding planners on speed dial…) even climbed up part of the fence to alert the security to let her in.

Matt Lauer: Per usual, acts like he owns the place (and, to be fair: He probably does).

Some photogs were none too happy with the “three yahoos” standing on ladders in the front row of the press section. “I mean, I know they’re Italian press and all but…” moaned one U.S. photog.

Loads more photos after the jump and be sure to check out the Mason-ator’s photos here.

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Mike Allen Gives April Ryan A Baby Rattler

Yesterday on FOX, the Politico’s Mike Allen gave American Urban Radio’s April Ryan a Tiffany baby rattle (Ryan is expecting) and anchor Molly Henneberg gave her “props” for Ryan’s correct prediction a few weeks early that the President would commute Libby (go to roughly 1:10 in the clip).

The rattler:

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Allen also sticks up for the NYT’s David Sanger today. From Allen’s “Playbook“:

    Memo to conservatives: My e-mail traffic suggests that some in talk-radio world may try to go down the road of, ‘Well, what do you expect from The New York Times?’ You should know that David Sanger is extremely respected in this administration. He’s viewed as non-political and highly knowledgeable about foreign affairs, and the highest levels at the National Security Council and State Department talk to him. With a small discount factor for the ’24′-ish elements, this piece almost certainly reflects decision-makers’ thinking.

Amy Morris: The FishbowlDC Interview

amy laptop.jpg Say hello to Amy Morris, executive editor of Federal News Radio (AM 1050).

What word do you routinely misspell? Aggrivate. Aggrevate. Aggr..ah, screw it.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Default.

What time did you get up this morning? 5 a.m. every weekday. Weekend wake-up times vary wildly.

When did you last cry and why? (Sigh) — okay. FINE. I do cry. I cried last Thursday. It is how I relieve stress. Never at work, never in front of anyone, but a couple of times every month I just have to take ten minutes alone. It is merely stress release. Don’t tell anyone, okay?

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? About a hundred, give or take.

What’s your favorite letter? X. It is also a kiss. Or a signature. Or a mystery man.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.

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April Ryan: The FishbowlDC Interview

AprilRyan.jpgSay hello to American Urban Radio’s April Ryan.

What word do you routinely misspell? Loads! That is why I am in radio.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? I am a nerd, I have the standard ring.

What time did you get up this morning? Around 5 am.

When did you last cry and why? I have cried everyday since May 31, 2007, the day my mother died.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? About 200, mostly political.

What’s your favorite letter? A, for obvious reasons.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? One of my teachers at Morgan State University, Dr. Gilbert Maddox. He would always tell the students how competitive the business was.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? In recent months I had not time to volunteer as I was taking care of aging and sick parents.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Most of The daily White House hard pass holders in the Press corps are dynamic. We perform the task of getting answers from an evasive and not always truthful White House.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.

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Morning Reading List, 04.11.07

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  • You think journalists like Tim Russert, Jeff Greenfield, etc. should not continue to appear on Don Imus’ radio program.

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” “was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 2. Averaging 8.08 million Total Viewers and a 2.0/8 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 440,000 Total Viewers and 60,000 key demo viewers. This marks ABC’s greatest Total Viewing advantage over NBC in nearly nineteen months.”

  • A Facebook page supporting Tony Snow has been created.

  • A sneak peak at some of the VIPs expected during WHCA weekend.

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 1-6 shows, “The now-resolved hostage crisis with Iran attracted the most media coverage last week while the investigation into the fired U.S. attorneys went on temporary hiatus. But even with the voting 19 months away, the 2008 race for the White House continues to fascinate the press, the second story only behind the debate over the war in Iraq.”

  • The AP reports, “The Bush administration and the Defense Department are among the winners of the 2007 Jefferson Muzzle awards, given Tuesday by a free-speech group to those it considers the most egregious First Amendment violators in the past year.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “In the battle for control of the Democratic Party, the George Soros-MoveOn.org crowd is used to getting its way. So it’s revealing to watch the consternation in those precincts to the Congressional Black Caucus decision to co-sponsor a pair of Presidential primary debates this year with
    Fox News.”

  • From a reader, “I was trying to figure out why ABC is sending out so many breaking news updates on Imus: It’s because they’re the only network not involved. The show is for CBS Radio and NBC broadcasts it on MSNBC, so ABC must be loving dirtying everyone else’s sandbox….”

  • IMAO’s response to the New York Times article on making a blogger code of conduct: “Yawn.”

  • Atlantic Information Services, Inc. is looking for a Health Care Reporter/Editor.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an Editorial Assistant.
  • “Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones is said to be in advanced talks to buy Financial News, the London-based investment banking newspaper. A deal could be announced within days. Financial News is published every week and has its own real-time Web site with 40,000 subscribers.”

  • Newsday reports, “America’s newspapers are facing unprecedented challenges, say industry experts. No longer will publishers enjoy 20% to 40% profits. Today, large urban newspapers often produce profit margins in the teens, which many Wall Street investors find unsatisfying.”

  • Wall Street Journal tells us, “How Blogging Can Help You Get a New Job.”

  • Variety reports that in addition to John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are passing on the Fox debate with the CBC. “A spokesman for Clinton told Daily Variety that she was only committing to debates sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, which the Fox debate with the CBC is not.”

  • The Charlotte Observer opines, “The uproar over a racist insult by broadcaster Don Imus offers some interesting insights into the American entertainment machine.”

  • Ana Marie Cox: Apparently not a big fan of Mark Halperin.

  • From the Politico: Speaking of journos, White House reporters are apparently grumbling about the number of presidential hopefuls they have to cover, considering the election has started so early. There’s the Democratic field, the Republican field and, of course, Bush. This, we hear, has led to a whole new low: the Vacation Vote. Some journalists have apparently begun joking that they will vote for the candidate with the best vacation home — and after spending eight years watching Bush cutting down brush in Crawford, Texas, who can blame them?”

  • As the former Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Baghdad, Borzou Daragahi witnessed the tumultuous events of the Iraq war unfold during the 4 1/2 years he spent in Mesopotamia. Check out his personal narrative here.

  • Jonathan Martin notes, “What is most shocking to me, as a longtime Imus listener, is not so much that he eventually found himself in hot water, but that it took him so long to get there.”

  • Blah blah black sheep has a question “Only Washingtonians Would Ask: Do you think David Gregory has ever eaten at David Greggory?”

  • A reader asks, “Sign of the apocalypse? Nytimes.com, washingtonpost.com, and latimes.com all wasted the time and energy of their own staff writers to write stories on the Birkhead DNA test — OFF THE TV? Really, guys? *This* is what you want to spend your newsrooms’ precious time and resources doing, when wire copy would plenty suffice?”

  • A reader wrote in to say Jesse Jackson was “on Washington Post Radio (WTWP) at 6:00pm to weigh in on the Imus debate. He will be joined by guests, April Ryan & Michael Harrison.”

  • A reader says, “I wish they would bring Network (CNN) down to Washington dc.”

  • To Do: Tonight

    (Although good luck getting tickets, we hear)

    Tonight at the National Press Club, Tony Snow turns the tables and questions members of the White House Press Corps. David Gregory of NBC; Sheryl Stolberg of NYTimes; Terry Hunt of Associated Press; Mark Knoller of CBS Radio; Richard Wolffe of Newsweek and April Ryan of American Urban Radio.

    The event is co-sponsored by the White House Correspondents’ Association and the National Press Club. It’ll be broadcast live on C-SPAN @ 8pm from the main ballroom of the NPC.

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