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Former CBS Washington Bureau Chief Bill Small to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

cropped-cropped-cropped-Logo-Revert-011Nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and former CBS Washington bureau chief William J. Small is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Small served as CBS’s DC bureau chief from 1962-1974, later serving as president of NBC News.

Bill Small is an icon in the television news industry,” said Chuck Dages, chairman of the NATAS. “As Bureau Chief of the CBS Washington News office throughout the 60′s and 70′s, he was paramount in the dramatic evolution of network news that continues today. Recruiting the likes of Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Bill Moyers, Ed Bradley, Diane Sawyer and Lesley Stahl among many others, he changed not only who we watched each evening but how.”

PBS leads with 43 Emmy nominations, followed by CBS with 42, ABC with 19 and NBC with 13. The Military Channel and the Smithsonian each received one nomination.

Awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at Lincoln Center in New York City.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

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Ben Sherwood is Pretty Excited About Emmys

ABC News Prez Ben Sherwood sent the following email to the news division regarding ABC’s seven Emmy wins. CBS also got seven awards; NBC earned three and CNN reeled in two. Just so happens the whole world gets to see Sherwood’s note. Imagine that! See who got shout-outs. And congrats to World News Tonight Producer Judy Isikow, the woman who should take the day off…

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Fish Food

(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)

*Party with Flacks: On Thursday night the Democratic Communicators Network is hosting another Hacks and Flacks happy hour at Top of the Hill (top floor of the Pour House). They’re calling it their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The hosts: Lis Smith, Ryan Rudominer, Brad Bauman, Karl Frisch, Chris Harris, Erikka Knuti and Matt Thornton. Don’t worry, they say. TV’s will be set to the NCAA championship. They’ll also be accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.

*Can’t get enough of MSBC’s Chris Matthews? On Thursday he’ll be talking about his time spent in the Peace Corps when The National Archives holds a discussion on “The Early Years of the Peace Corps.” Other speakers (if they can get a word in edgewise)  include former Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pa.; Bill Moyers, journalist; former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn; and Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams. Where: Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, D.C.

*Find out about the “Reporting Revolution” with an Al Jazeera correspondent: On Thursday, March 24th at 8:30pm Cairo-based AJE correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who “has been at the heart of the story as events in Egypt unfolded” over the past months. Join him at Busboys and Poets (at 14th and V) for a special screening and discussion of his experiences in a region in turmoil and his thoughts on the future of the Middle East. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Another Journo to Obama Administration

Roberta Baskin, a fixture in local TV and who you’ll also know as a correspondent for “NOW with Bill Moyers” on PBS, CBS’s “48 Hours” and ABC’s “20/20,” is joining the Dept. of Health & Human Services in an advisory role.

WaPo reports Baskin is “at least the 13th former journalist now doing work for the Obama administration and the third journalist-turned-public-servant that previously worked at both ABC and CBS.”

(h/t TVNewser)

Haven’t Had Enough Of The WaPo “Salon” Story?

In a video journal, PBS’ Bill Moyers said WaPo‘s “salons” a “glimpse into how things really work in Washington- a clear insight into why there is such a great disconnect between democracy and government today, between Washington and the rest of the country.”

Moyers has also blogged about this issue with Michael Winship on truthout.

(h/t HuffPost)

Morning Reading List, 09.10.08

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Morning Reading List, 04.16.08

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Good morning Washington. Doug Heye celebrates a birthday today. Yesterday, the new Yahoo! election page went live in conjunction with Politico. And the first lady will soon co-host the “Today” show.

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

  • A third of you recycle, but you are not that into avoiding plastic water bottles.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “How many times will upper management come up with quick money-maker schemes, spend money to put them in place and then refuse to give them the monetary and staff support they need to really be successful? And why does same upper management seem so mystified when said schemes completely tank? It’s all about making a quick buck, to hell with the product. I feel like I work at Wal-Mart.”

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Washingtonian’s Ben Clark has joined Fleishman-Hillard’s DC digital team.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Poynter’s Ethics and Diversity Fellow Tom Huang writes, “Let me be a realist, if not a pessimist: The diversity numbers released by the American Society of Newspaper Editors on Sunday worry me. A lot. At first glance, the overall numbers don’t seem too gloomy: In the past year, the percent of minorities working at daily newspapers grew a smidgeon — from 13.43 percent to 13.52 percent. But it’s the absolute number we should be worried about. The only reason why the percentage of minorities in newsrooms has essentially remained flat is because both white and minority journalists left our newsrooms at about the same rate”

  • “Republican John McCain was a significant or dominant factor in only 35% of the campaign stories last week. But though he trailed both Hillary Clinton (56%) and Barack Obama (46%) in exposure, he was the winner when it came to the media narrative for the week of April 7-13, according to a Project for Excellence in Journalism study.”

  • His Extreme-ness writes, “The Washington Post Metro section has been hot on the trail lately, pursuing the story of full-length phone books getting decommissioned. From the sound of their breathless coverage, you would think there was only one left in the DC area — and that one was removed.”

  • On The Media reports, “Gene Weingarten, writer for the Washington Post Magazine, got an idea: he would lock himself in a room for 24 hours straight with 5 TV’s, 2 radios and a laptop all tuned to loud, opinionated pundits. After basically losing his mind, he tells us what he learned.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “The number of newspaper journalists in the US fell last year by almost 5 per cent to a low of 52,600, the lowest it has been for almost 25 years and the biggest drop in 30 years. The new figures, released by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, reflects the attrition going on in the America media.”

  • The AP reports, “About half of the 1,326 employees at Media General Inc.’s Florida properties — including The Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV — were offered buyout packages Monday as the struggling company tries to cut costs and consolidate platforms.”

  • Check out the winners of the “Best headlines of the year”

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    TV

  • Dan Rather On Les Moonves, The ‘Evening News,’ And Who Should Replace Katie When (Not If) She Goes

  • MSNBC won’t air ‘controversial’ gun ad

  • A NBC release announced, “‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was honored with a 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism in the category of ‘Breaking News Coverage (Network/Top 25 Markets)’ for ‘The Massacre at Virginia Tech.’ The NBC News program was the only network evening news broadcast to win the prestigious award. This is the third consecutive year ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ has won for breaking news coverage.” Check out all of the winners here.

  • An ABC release announced, “‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 7-13. The ABC News broadcast averaged 8.03 million Total Viewers, and a 2.0/8 among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 110,000 Total Viewers and 160,000 key demo viewers. This marks the 15th time this season ‘World News’ has ranked first among Adults 25-54 and the 9th time this season the broadcast has ranked first among total viewers.”

  • Newsweek reports, “Craig Ferguson can’t beat Dave’s or Jay’s ratings, but he’s got something bigger: a date with the president.”

  • Check out “Bill Moyers Acceptance Speech for the Ridenhour Courage Prize” where he says journalists’ “deeper mission is to uncover the news that powerful people would prefer to keep hidden.”

  • The New York Times reports, “While the fate of Ms. Couric and the ‘CBS Evening News’ is in the headlines, the entire CBS News division represents only a fraction of the CBS broadcast network’s revenue. More perplexing is the prime-time schedule, where no new hit has emerged this year, and as a result, CBS is likely to lose the crown of most-watched network to the Fox network.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • In conjunction with Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S., washingtonpost.com and Newsweek’s interactive feature on religion “On Faith” is hosting a live webcast. Anchored by On Faith founder and Washington D.C. insider Sally Quinn and Washington Post journalist Eugene Robinson, the video will stream live the mornings of April 16 and April 17 here. The first show begins at around 10 a.m. today.

  • Tech Crunch reports, “AOL will announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based Sphere, a blog content engine that launched in 2006. The price is not being disclosed, but sources are suggesting it’s in the $25 million range, or possibly a little more.”

  • The Los Angeles Times has a, “Interview with Ken Layne, new owner of Wonkette”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “That’s the idea behind a new hyperlink technology rolling out on parts of WashingtonPost.com Tuesday morning. Two of the paper’s blogs, The Fix and Celebritology, will introduce links powered by a tech start-up called Apture. By rolling the cursor over a link, readers can see what’s at the destination — be it an article, photo or video — without clicking through.”
  • Portfolio reports, “No wonder Rupert Murdoch’s in no hurry to do away with The Wall Street Journal’s online pay wall. Even with it still in place around large sections of the site, traffic is still growing at a most impressive rate. According to internal numbers, WSJ.com hosted 15 million unique visitors in March, a 175 percent increase over March 2007, says Alan Murray, executive editor of the Wall Street Journal Online. Page views came in at around 165 million, up 75 percent year-over-year”

  • The Washington Blogger April Meeting is tonight at 7:00PM at Regional Food and Drink. For more info, click here.

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    MAGAZINES

  • The New York Post reports, “Magazines that cover news, business and luxury goods were sent reeling in the first quarter of the year, while food magazines offered a few rays of light for the publishing industry, according to just released figures.”

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    RADIO

  • Matthew Felling will be hosting NPR’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” today.

  • A release announced, “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) congratulates the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) for receiving a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Established by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes and invests in small, emerging nonprofit organizations around the world that demonstrate exceptional creativity and effectiveness.”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • The AP reports, “Rupert Murdoch and Sam Zell, two media figures who led major newspaper acquisitions in recent months, are among four new members joining the board of directors of The Associated Press, it was announced Monday at the news cooperative’s annual meeting.”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “Shares of media company News Corp., controlled by Rupert Murdoch, fell the most in five years after Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and UBS analysts cut their outlook for the stock, citing concerns that growth will slow.”

  • The AP reports, “The Associated Press announced Monday it will further cut fees paid by struggling newspaper members and will develop an advertising-supported service that will deliver stories and photos to advanced cell phones, including the iPhone.”

  • MediaChannel.org reports, “Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications today announced 22 finalists in five categories in the second annual Mirror Awards competition honoring excellence in media industry reporting. The competition drew more than 100 entries. The media’s top writers, readers and leaders will gather June 23 at 11:45 a.m. at the Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, to fete the winners.” For the list of winners, click here.

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    JOBS

  • Forbes Interactive Media is looking for a Regional Sales Manager.

  • Congressional Quarterly, Inc. is looking for a Marketing Manager.

  • Society of American Florists is looking for a Senior Editor.

  • “An international news wire service is looking for an entertainment anchor and general reporter with a journalism education and background to anchor a daily entertainment webcast for their website.”

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

  • Morning Reading List, 09.06.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think tattoos are low rent.

  • An ABC release announced, “For the just-completed Memorial Day to Labor Day period (May 28-September 2), ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. In summer 2007, the ABC broadcast averaged 7.7 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among key demo viewers, compared to NBC’s 7.41 million Total Viewers and a 1.8/8 and CBS’s 5.87 million Total Viewers and a 1.5/6.”

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the No. 1 network evening newscast, winning the week of August 27-31, 2007 in all categories. For the week, the NBC broadcast attracted 7.815 million total viewers, +219,000 more than ABC ‘World News” 7.596
    million, and an impressive 1,927,000 advantage over CBS ‘Evening News” 5.888 million.”

  • New York Times reports, “NBC Universal significantly deepened its relationship with Amazon’s digital video download service after a dispute with Apple over the pricing of television shows on iTunes. The media conglomerate, part of General Electric, said yesterday that Amazon had agreed to give it something that Apple would not: greater flexibility in the pricing and packaging of video downloads.”

  • Slate’s Jacob Rubin writes, “So Many Exclamation Points! A new style guide says we should pepper our e-mails with them. Really?”

  • “The Intelligence and National Security Alliance is commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the National Security Act of 1947 and the creation of our nation’s modern intelligence and national security establishments with a series of events during the week of September 17th-21st.” Sign up for events here!

  • The Bivings Group just released a study about American magazines’ use of the Internet. Check it out here.

  • NewsHour’s Margaret Warner is reporting from Pakistan. Check out here reports here.

  • From a release, “Ray Abernathy, a Washington, DC-based speech writer and communications consultant to labor unions, this week launches From the Left Bank of the Potomac, a wide-ranging commentary with weekly screeds from the political left as well as from left field. The blog, at www.rayabernathy.com, also showcases and sells Abernathy’s often offbeat fiction and invites author wannabes to help co-write the first ‘blogged beach book’ –a novel set in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.”

  • Poynter Online explores the, “Who’s on First? Online/Print Publishing Dilemma”

  • Check out the new blog that launched last week — DVMMoms.com, a W*USA 9 & Gannett Co. blog.

  • Come celebrate the first year of GOOD Magazine this Friday at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The event is by R.S.V.P. only! Click here for more details.

  • Slate reintroduces “Build Your Own Slate”

  • Lesley Lopez, former hottie, created Guerilla Gourmand, a Washington D.C.- based cooking show for college students and young professionals, and is hosting a launch party for the show tonight from 5:30-8:00 at Jack’s Restaurant, at 1527 17th St NW.

  • Vanity Fair’s Evgenia Peretz writes, “Al Gore couldn’t believe his eyes: as the 2000 election heated up, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other top news outlets kept going after him, with misquotes (‘I invented the Internet’), distortions (that he lied about being the inspiration for Love Story), and strangely off-the-mark needling, while pundits such as Maureen Dowd appeared to be charmed by his rival, George W. Bush. For the first time, Gore and his family talk about the effect of the press attacks on his campaign—and about his future plans—to the author, who finds that many in the media are re-assessing their 2000 coverage.”

  • Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert writes, “The Iraq news blackout: how the press spent its summer vacation”

  • NY Post reports, “Investors sent Yahoo! shares up more than 5 percent yesterday after a Bear Stearns analyst said the Internet giant is a “top pick” in the technology sector and could be a possible takeover target for a company like Microsoft.”

  • AP reports, “Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. said Tuesday it will keep its 14.4 percent stake CareerBuilder after resolving differences it had with the two other owners of the online job search site, Gannett Co. and Tribune Co.”

  • Human Events’ Capital Briefs reports, “The Republican-controlled board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting could not bring itself to mandate the showing of Frank Gaffney’s documentary Islam vs. Islamists nor did it make any attempt to block the prime-time return of leftist Bill Moyers, but the board is very decisive when it comes to tax-paid junkets. The board’s latest trip was to Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, reports Al Kamen in the Washington Post. Prior to that, the board traveled to Alaska and Arizona.”

  • The New York Observer reports on, “MSNBC’s Dan Abrams’ War of Faith Against CNN. He attacks Anderson Cooper, Larry King, calls opposition ‘the Paris Hilton network’”

  • BBC reports, “Google’s Blogger site is being used by malicious hackers who are posting fake entries to some blogs.”

  • The Independent reports, “The Economist’s new quarterly lifestyle spin-off magazine, Intelligent Life, will be more than a guide to expensive stuff aimed at the super-rich, says its editor, Edward Carr.”

  • NY Post reports, “Niche Media Expands in New Office Space”

  • From The Hollywood Reporter, “CBS sticking with Couric for whole game”

  • AP reports, “ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Expanding, Although Not to Many TV Viewers”

  • E&P reports, “President Bush’s surprise trip to Iraq on Monday, which included just five White House reporters, marks the fourth time in the past month or so that Bush has made surprise news in one location while the White House press corps was en route to another. And that has at least a few veteran reporters perturbed.”

  • The New York Times reports, “The promotion of penny stocks, for years a staple of Internet spam and ‘boiler rooms’ running illegal pump-and-dump schemes, has recently burst forth in splashy full-page ads in major daily newspapers.”

  • A tipster writes in, “i would be interested in reading some reporting on why the Post didn’t reprint the Sunday Source that featured a full width picture of Dana Perino. It seemed foolish to feature a story about her buying dried mangoes with no mention of her being named WH Press Secy nearly 48 hours earlier.”

    Jobs

  • Association of Governing Boards is looking for Editorial Assistant.

  • Business Financial Publishing is looking for a Mutual Funds Freelance Writer.

  • The Brookings Institution is looking for a Online Communications Specialist.

  • Science News is looking for a Associate Publisher/Ad Sales Director.

  • Gridskipper is looking for contributors.

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

  • Wallace Takes On Moyers

    After PBS’ Bill Moyers wrote Chris Wallace and urged him not to “take his every word as gospel” when interviewing Karl Rove, Wallace addressed Moyers on yesterday’s “Fox News Sunday”:

      Time now for some mail — actually, one letter from liberal commentator Bill Moyers. You may remember in my interview with Karl Rove last Sunday, I asked him about a Moyers statement that Rove is reportedly an agnostic who manipulated the Christian right for political gain.

      Well, Rove answered that he’s an observant Episcopalian and Moyers, quote, “ought to do a little better research before he does another drive-by slander.”

      Bill Moyers didn’t like that and sent me this letter, which he also posted on his Web site. He quoted four print stories for his contention that Rove is agnostic, none of which offer any proof other than what Rove supposedly told colleagues over the years.

      Then Moyers wrote this. “Obviously, Rove wanted to blow smoke because his version of reality is undermined by his own previous statements and by the reporting and analysis of journalists who have done their homework and don’t take his every word as gospel, no pun intended.”

      Well, to save on postage, Bill, here’s my response. If you want to find out about someone’s religious beliefs, a good first step might be to ask him.

      If you had talked to Rove, as I did, you would have found out he reads a devotional every day and the biggest charitable contribution he ever made was to his church. Of course, you never called Rove.

      That’s reporting 101, but it would have gotten in the way of a tasty story line about a non-believer flim-flamming the Christian right. I guess, Bill, reporting is easier when you don’t worry about the facts.

    Morning Reading List, 08.27.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Redskins? You’re not really into it.

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 19% to 9.9 million in July 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in ninth place in the Top 20 of general news sites, according to the Nielsen NetRatings.”

  • CNN announced in a release, “Former President Bill Clinton will appear on CNN’s Larry King Live on Wednesday, September 5, at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss his latest book, Giving: How Each Of Us Can Change The World.”

  • This week, the Washington Journal will focus on 5 major cities and their issues. Each day, they will first talk with the city’s mayor about the economic and political issues facing their areas. They started yesterday in Dallas and today they are in Detroit. Tomorrow — Miami.

  • Dana Bash knows her Seinfeld.

  • Watching Matt Drudge

  • Jeff Gannon looks at Dana Milbank and asks, “Why does anyone take him seriously?”

  • Deborah Howell on “How to have your say.”

  • Why are we showing you this? Because it’s the funniest thing we’ve seen in a long time.

  • According to the Pew News Interest Index, “For the second week in a row, the plight of six miners trapped in a Utah mine dominated public interest.”

  • Reuters reports, “The presidential election is 14 months away and with as many as 17 candidates now running, U.S. television and radio broadcasters are elated at the prospect of billions more in advertising dollars.”

  • There are only 10 days left to take advantage of Mediabistro’s Back to School Sale. The deadline is Friday, August 31. Take any online class starting in September and get a Mediabistro On Demand video for free. Get details here.

  • Michael Silence on knoxnews.com raises the question of “Proper attribution on blogs”

  • Ed Driscoll.com reports that Technortati has reached 100 million blogs.

  • Huffington Post reports, “MSNBC Victimized by Even Faker Source of Fake News”

  • Media Matters reports, “O’Reilly asserted ‘most journalists give money to Democrats’ — but study on subject refutes him”

  • TMZ.com reports, “Alleged Mom Beater Gets Testy with Reporter”

  • Think Progress reports, “Fox News and the CBC Institute have decided to postpone their planned Sept. 23 Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. The CBC Institute explained in a statement that the ‘overwhelming number of party presidential debates has created a scheduling challenge.’”

  • Lloyd Grove is now a columnist for Portfolio.

  • Christian Science Monitor takes a look at Omar Fekeiki, an Iraqi intern for the Washington Post. “It was two weeks into his Washington Post internship when the difference between life here and life in Iraq — the different value placed on death, and in turn, life — became startlingly apparent.”

  • E&P reports, “In a decade-plus of Web exploration, nearly every daily has felt the growing pains that any new news tool requires.”

  • His Extreme-ness tell us, “Why C-SPAN Is Better Than Nancy Grace And Dennis Hopper Combined”

  • The Age’s Rachel Buchanan writes, “the closed universe of the newspaper office, those trade-based temples to type where printers and proofreaders and journos could all sit down in a staff canteen and eat the same awful food together, is vanishing. Did we journalists miss this story because it is our own?”

  • Laura Sessions Stepp has an article in the latest Cosmopolitan, Feministing reports.

  • Washington City Paper’s Erik Wemple writes, “The Washington Post goes on, and on, and on about the lazy, hazy days of August.”

  • PBS Ombudsman Mike Getler reports, “Over the last many years, reporters have grown fond of the once-secret tape recordings of White House conversations made by former President Richard Nixon. They are sometimes jokingly referred to as ‘the gift that keeps on giving,’ not just because each new batch that gets released is likely to reveal something new, but because they almost always produce stories and give journalists and commentators something to write about. I’m beginning to think the same way about Bill Moyers and his weekly Journal on PBS.”

  • Woodruff Chronicles Senator’s Recovery

  • Web 2.Oh…really? writes, “The folks at CNN have figured out what editors of newspapers figured out by the 1920s or so but then (how?) forgot when they made the transition to the Web: People skim the news, scanning headlines, decks, picture/captions, and reading (sometimes) ledes and (rarely) the story to the jump and (very rarely indeed) all the way to the end.”

  • Slate asks, “Do soldiers have free speech rights?”

  • Radio Ink reports, “In a just-released study, SNL Kagan estimates that 84% of the US population, including consumer, business and double users, will have mobile phones by the end of 2007, with this percentage surging past 100% by 2013.”

  • Reuters Health reports, “People who spend more pre-bedtime hours using the Internet or watching television are more likely to report that they don’t get enough sleep, even though they sleep almost as long as people who spend fewer pre-bedtime hours in front of a computer or television screen, survey findings show.”

  • From a reader and GW alum: “Cover of city paper is why gw is so expensive. One reason: full page gw ad on page nine. Thanks for spending my money well, oh alma mater.”

  • Time’s Mark Halperin is on CBN.com. Watch Halperin on Hillary Clinton here and Halperin on The Power of Drudge here.

  • “Join Reason, MTV’s Kurt Loder, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, Fox News Channel’s Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins, Lynn Scarlett, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, and numerous others at ‘Reason in DC’ at the Ritz Carlton, October 26th and 27th. The event will also feature a launch party for Reason.tv, Reason’s new video journalism project featuring The Price Is Right and Power of 10 host Drew Carey. For registration details and more information, please click here.”

  • Dana Perino was on NPR this weekend, defending one of the first dogs, Barney. A hilarious exchange ensued:

      MR. SAGAL: Alright, well. Dana, so — and we know that you, unlike Mr. Rove, are still employed at the White House — and we ask you this: Is Barney, in fact a lump?

      MS. PERINO: I wouldn’t call him a lump. Of course, you’re right, Karl is on his way out the door. Look, Barney’s kind of standoffish, but he’s got personality. He’s got a little bit of sass. You know, I don’t think — he doesn’t let people get too close to him.

      MR. SAGAL: What does Barney think about Rove?

      MS. PERINO: Well, I did see one thing last week when we were down in Texas. In fact it was actually more Ms. Beasley. They alternated from wanting to be petted by him to growling at him. So it was maybe a love/hate relationship.

      KYRIE O’CONNOR: So Karl didn’t have to, like, carry the pooper-scooper or anything?

      MS. PERINO: No, that job is reserved for other people. Like me.

      MR. SAGAL: Really?

      MS. PERINO: Well, I do deal with — I deal with the press a lot.

    Touche Dana. Touche

  • Poynter Online reports, “This week Congressional Quarterly and the St. Petersburg Times launched Politifact, a refreshing approach to campaign coverage that pulls the rhetoric apart into components that can be examined, analyzed, and compared.”

  • Washington Whispers reports, “A high-calorie tradition that started in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks is still going strong at cnn’s Washington HQ thanks to the sweet tooth of Larry King Live senior editorial producer Carol Buckland. Surrounded by harried and hungry colleagues covering 9/11, she decided to bake some brownies one day and has been hauling in the treats every Monday since. … Newsman Wolf Blitzer is her biggest fan: ‘If left unchecked, I could become a cookie monster.’”

  • Media Life reports, “When readers think of their newspapers, one of the last things they think about is design. Newspapers are utilities, information delivery systems. Delivery systems need to work, not look pretty. Newspaper editors especially have stuck with that notion, resisting all but the most minor redesigns. Suddenly, all this is changing. What’s likely coming is a period of dramatic change in newspaper design.”

  • A reader points us to this from Thursday’s Last Call: “And speaking of the Watergate, we have a mouse.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Rupert Murdoch doesn’t yet own the Wall Street Journal, but he’s already flexing his muscles. In the last two weeks, the chairman of News Corp. has called at least three reporters who were considering leaving the top financial publication and asked them to stay, people familiar with the calls said Thursday.”

  • Mercury News reports, “Craig Newmark, founder of the eponymous craigslist classified site, had left his creation behind, the Silicon Valley gossip blog reported Thursday.”

  • NewsBusters Noel Sheppard writes, “As the new season of HBO’s ‘Real Time’ began Friday night, I watched with great trepidation, especially given host Bill Maher’s disgraceful special on that network back in July wherein he spent virtually two-thirds of the program bashing President Bush and anyone with an “R” next to his/her name.”

    More fallout from Salon’s FishbowlDC Hottest Media Types article

  • From Knoxnews.com: “Media credibility takes another hit”

  • And from Reason: “Revenge of the Nerds”

  • Yet some more hotness coverage, this time from Freakonomics.

    Conservatives continue to hammer away at TNR over the “Baghdad Diarist”

  • From Pajamas Media: “TNR Targets Bill Kristol, NOT Pajamas Media”

  • From The Corner: “… that apparently has become Sullivan’s modus operandi — in frenzied fashion to toss out slurs and then to grow silent when they are refuted.”

  • From Classical Values: “Confabulation of fabulism?”

  • From Confederate Yankee: “A Sorry State of Affairs”

  • From Roger L. Simon: “Changing the story when you’re under attack is such an overused and obvious technique that you’d think people would be embarrassed to employ it. But not Jonathan Chait at The New Republic who jumps into the fray with a largely ad hominem attack on William Kristol in order to deflect criticism of TNR in the ongoing Scott Beauchamp scandal.”

  • From Hugh Hewitt: “The journalistic Romper Room that is The New Republic has belched forth another seminal piece that future historians will use to chart the once great magazine’s decline into extinction.”

  • Slate reports, “Andrew Sullivan excoriates pundits who exhibited ‘spectacular misjudgment about the war in Iraq,’ something that he says ‘should consign the author to irrelevance.’”

  • From NonParty Politics: “Andrew Sullivan: Blaming Everyone But Beauchamp

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