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Morning Reading List, 06.27.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Dow, Murdoch in Agreement on Safeguards

  • An ABC release announced, “For the ninth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54.” The show outperformed NBC by a 450,000 Total Viewers and 240,000 key demo viewers. “With last week’s win, ‘World News’ has now held the #1 position for more than two months.”

  • CIA Wiretapped Brit Hume In 1972

  • A release The Society of Professional Journalists announced that SPJ “commend[s] for its recent investigation into the practice of journalists contributing to political campaigns. It is exactly what SPJ’s Code of Ethics intends when it encourages journalists to ‘expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media’ and to ‘abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.’”

  • The biggest media stories of 2007

  • Re: the Hill – Roll Call match, one reader writes in, “You should know that there was no animosity in the game. We brught 2-3 cases of beer and afterwards we all joined together for at least 2 hours of sideling beer drinking. It was a lot of fun. Would have preferred to win, to be sure. There was talk of another game in August.”

  • New York Times reports, “The main thing about Facebook, Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield wants to make clear, is that it is ‘not just for college students — if you have not signed up or have not used it lately, you should.’ And if you are a big media company, he has another piece of advice: Buy the company.”

  • Not enough people subscribed to CNN’s Pipeline.

  • Bob Woodward’s warning re. ‘Secret Government‘”

  • The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing. All entries must be in English and be postmarked by July 1, 2007. For more info, click here.

  • Did your magazine make the Chicago Tribune’s list?

  • Robert Stein writes, “There was a Hall-of-Mirrors quality to watching reporter Ken Silverstein interviewed by Bill Moyers Sunday about his article in Harper’s describing the sting operation he conducted to get two Washington lobbying firms to pitch for the non-existent account of a repressive government.”

  • New York Times reports, “The iPhone doesn’t go on sale until Friday, but Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, is already changing the perception of the mobile phone, from a quick way to call a friend to a hip, media-friendly device. In doing so, he has forced mobile phone and Hollywood executives to react by chasing hungrily after the newest thing or face being left behind.”

  • The National Press Club Travel Writing Panel is this Thursday, June 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. Reserve online or by calling is 202-662-7501.

  • From TechCrunch: “Mobile application Shifd from the New York Times allows users to easily share any content, from web feeds, listings and maps to personal notes and data, between a desktop computer and a mobile phone.”
  • The PEJ News Coverage Index shows, “The 2008 presidential contest was the leading story last week, filing 11% of the newshole in the period from June 17-22, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index.”


  • is looking for an Opinions and Comments Editor.

  • Hearst-Argyle Television is seeking an experienced, aggressive reporter to join its Washington Bureau.

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  • Morning Reading List, 04.27.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” “topped the Sunday morning competition across the country and in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 22.” Nationally, “Meet the Press” attracted 3.127 million total viewers, 11% more than CBS “Face the Nation,” a 21% lead over ABC “This Week” and a 148% advantage over FOX “News Sunday”.

  • The American Chemical Society is looking for a Associate/Senior Editor and a Senior Associate Copy Editor for the Scientific Journal.

  • Imus producer criticizes Rev. Sharpton

  • Groups Weigh In On FCC Violence Report

  • Comcast Joins The Party

  • C-SPAN is looking for a coordinator in their media relations department.

  • Media Matter finds out some Confederate sympathy at the Washington Times.

  • Good News for People Who Love Bad News

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Legislative Researcher.

  • FCW Government Technology Group is looking for a Staff Writer.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Page Designer/Copy Editor.

  • Inside Washington Publishers is looking for print and online reporters.

  • WAMU 88.5FM is looking for a Producer/Assignment Editor.

  • UC Berkeley’s Journalism school has posted a transcript and audio of David Halberstam’s speech on Saturday, two days before he died.

  • “To celebrate its 11th anniversary, FOX News Sunday (FNS) will debut a new ongoing series, ‘Choosing the President,’ on April 29th. It will consist of in-depth interviews with presidential candidates conducted by FNS moderator Chris Wallace, and will provide an opportunity for candidates to discuss and debate their platforms as they formally announce their candidacy. The premiere segment kicks off this Sunday with an in-depth interview with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his wife Cindy McCain. This will be McCain’s first Sunday show interview since announcing his candidacy on Wednesday.”

  • PBS’s Bill Moyers reports, “Four years ago this spring the Bush administration took leave of reality and plunged our country into a war so poorly planned it soon turned into a disaster. The story of how high officials misled the country has been told. But they couldn’t have done it on their own; they needed a compliant press, to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on. … Yet the story of how the media bought what the White House was selling has not been told in depth on television. As the war rages into its fifth year, we look back at those months leading up to the invasion, when our press largely surrendered its independence and skepticism to join with our government in marching to war.”

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

  • Taking Out The Trash, 03.08.07

  • It’s close, but most of you agree with the Scooter Libby verdict.

  • The Awards Committee of the American Journalism Historians Association seeks nominations for its three major awards — the Kobre Award, the Book of the Year Award for 2006, and the History Award. Nominating letters and supporting materials should be submitted by May 1, 2007, to David R. Davies, School of Mass Communication & Journalism, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5121, Hattiesburg MS 39406. All three awards will be given at AJHA’s 2007 annual convention to be held Oct. 10-13, 2007, in Richmond, Va

  • DCRTV has the full run down of the three month rating trends for WHUR, WTOP, WERQ radio.

  • Hilary Rosen puts a face on the Scooter Libby verdict. “Seeing Joe looking happy and fresh made me realize that so many people outside of Washington see this verdict and the events of the past few years as just about politics, not about people.”

  • The AP reports, “Legislation to make federal agencies more responsive to Freedom of Information Act requests was approved by a House panel Tuesday. The measure would restore a ‘presumption of disclosure’ standard that would commit agencies to releasing requested information unless there is a finding that such a disclosure could do harm.”

  • The NY Post reports, “PBS is taking a minority stake in V-me, a Spanish-language digital cable network. The deal with V-me, which airs on public television stations nationwide, extends PBS’ reach into the burgeoning Hispanic media market. V-me is distributed in 28 million homes in 18 U.S. markets.”

  • Market Watch reports, “Yahoo is in discussions to deepen its advertising-sharing arrangements with 225 newspapers, says CFO Sue Decker. She inferred the negotiations are focused on letting Yahoo share more than just the newspapers’ ads. ‘We are in discussions for more content,’ she says.

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. sees its digital revenue rising 30% this year to $350 million, fueled by ad sales at the company’s newspaper Web sites and its The company says it expects to save up to $75 million in 2007 through staff cuts, lower newsprint costs and greater productivity.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports that National Geographic is launching a new cellphone service. The “Talk Abroad Travel Phone allows customers to buy or rent a phone and then pay in advance for minutes. The service will work in more than 100 countries. However, past efforts to turn a brand name into a successful cellphone service have seen mixed results.”

  • A reader asks, “Say, whatever happened to ‘National Journal 2.0?’ They’ve stopped promoting the supposedly fancy new website they were supposed to launch, haven’t they?”

  • New York Times reports that FCC Chair Kevin Martin “is said to be privately questioning Congressional testimony by Mel Karmazin that post-merger subscribers of Sirius and XM satellite radio would both pay the same monthly rate and receive more programming.”

  • According to the Wall Street Journal, “The media-reform activist group Free Press is having success blocking efforts by U.S. regulators to adopt measures supported by media companies. In February, the group attracted 3,000 activists and bloggers to Memphis for workshops and speeches from the likes of Bill Moyers.”

  • Business Week reports, “A decision by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board to hike royalty fees could put some small online radio stations out of business. Under a new rule, online radio outfits will begin paying on a per-song, per-listener basis, which could raise royalty fees more than tenfold.”

  • DCRTV “hears that DC-based XM Satellite Radio will be launching a channel for St. Patrick’s Day — XM Green: Radio Ireland. The channel (XM-200) will exist from 3/16 to 3/18 and will feature ‘the true sounds of Ireland – from traditional music by the Clancy Brothers to contemporary artists such as Celtic Thunder.’ Former HFSer Lou Brutus is XM’s rock music programming director and he’ll be overseeing XM Green.”

  • Harry Jaffe wonders if the Washington Post’s Ivan Carter will follow Mike Wilbon, Ric Bucher, and Dave Aldridge to television.

  • A reader notes, “After one week on the job, why is the Politico still excluding their best reporter, Jeanne Cummings, from the masthead?”

  • We goofed. It was the Conde Nast Media Group who created and brought the CIT program Behind the Business to Conde Nast Portfolio, Wired, Golf Digest and New Yorker. Sorry Conde Nast. For more, click here.