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Morning Reading List, 04.14.08

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  • You think Anderson Cooper is the next anchor of the CBS Evening News, but one reader writes in, “Dude, you know who’s perfect to take Katie’s chair? GWEN IFILL. She should be on your poll list. She has print cred, already anchors an evening news program much of the time as Lehrer’s substitute, and has the all the gravitas it took to moderate the VP debate in 2004.”

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry because this business can break your heart in all sorts of ways”

  • This week’s mediabistro.com classes include Interviewing Techniques, Travel Writing Boot Camp and Humor Writing.

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  • Business Week reports, “This could go down as the year the newspaper broke—the year that the melting icebergs finally fragmented; the year that the old ways were definitively unmasked as unsustainable amid steepening revenue declines and a steady procession of buyouts and layoffs. The story is substantially different for Pearson’s London-based Financial Times. Like other major British upmarket newspapers, it winced its way through staggering losses earlier this decade, losing $60 million-plus in 2003 and more than $17 million in 2004. Unlike others, it has staged a remarkable turnaround.”

  • Portfolio’s Kevin Maney writes, “I just want to point out that from my particular point of view, the Pulitzers seem completely disconnected from what works with readers in journalism. I was at USA Today for 22 years. We didn’t ‘chase’ Pulitzers, but we certainly desired them. The paper nominated my columns a few times. It nominated exceptional pieces by very talented colleagues many, many times. The journalism establishment judging the prizes never gave USA Today the nod to win.”

  • Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “With the presidential campaign in something of a lull, public interest in campaign news has declined. Last week, 33% of the public paid very close attention to campaign news, down from 44% in mid-February. Public interest in the campaign, which had consistently surpassed attentiveness to previous presidential contests, is now comparable to the level measured in April 2004″

  • Reuters reports, “Shareholders should withhold their votes for three nominees to the New York Times Co board, a key shareholder services group said on Thursday. Shareholders should vote withheld for current board members David Liddle, Ellen Marram and Thomas Middelhoff, RiskMetrics’s Institutional Shareholder Services unit said in a report released on Thursday and written on April 9.”

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  • A 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, April 6, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 3.478 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, April 6, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among Total Viewers. This is the 18th time this season and sixth consecutive week ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face’ in Total Viewers”

  • A reader asks, “RE: Radio-TV dinner. ‘CNN personalities Gloria Borger, Ed Henry, Dana Bash, Jessica Yellin and Carol Costello are expected to attend.’ When did reporters become ‘personalities’?”

  • And another curious reader asks, “How in the hell are all these people going to Wednesday’s dinner on the same night as the Dem Pa. debate?”

  • A C-SPAN release announced, “C-SPAN … will bring the voters and issues of Pennsylvania to its national audience the week of April 15-22. Among the highlights featured in the week-long election special will be LIVE programming from eight Pennsylvania cities, interviews with voters and elected officials, and one-on-one discussions with students at eight area colleges. C-SPAN’s signature morning program, Washington Journal, will be LIVE from Pennsylvania each morning at 8:30 am ET. Washington Journal will originate from C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus, which will be traveling the state meeting voters and exploring local opinions on national issues”

  • UPI reports, “The Los Angeles Press Club said it plans to honor U.S. broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff with its Daniel Pearl Award.”

  • Multichannel News reports, “CNN will engage a multiplatform effort to cover Pope Benedict’s first official papal visit to the United States next week, officials said Thursday. Online as well as on CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Radio and Headline News, CNN will report on the pope’s address to the United Nations, his meeting with President George W. Bush, his visit to Ground Zero in New York and other events.”

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  • ValleyWag reports, “Is the Drudge Report shrinking? One blog thinks so, and cites Alexa data — by far the most inaccurate of the website-measurement sites — to prove it. Is Drudge shrinking? No, but it also isn’t growing as fast as some other sites, including the 3-year old Huffington Post.”

  • Club for Growth is starting a new blog, called VP Watch, “dedicated solely to all the speculation, rumors, gossip, research, etc. about potential vice-presidential picks.”

  • Beet.TV reports, “Charlie Rose, the thinking person’s late night talk show host, has undertaken an ambitious plan to edit 4000 hours of archives into short Web videos under four minutes. A library of some 800 clips will be available when the portal/syndication platform launches this summer.”

  • WineTasteTV.com is up and running, headed by Roger Marmet, the former head of Discovery’s TLC.

  • Crains New York reports, “MSNBC.com has career goals. The news Web site announced on Thursday an agreement with Monster Worldwide Inc. that makes the online job site the exclusive career services provider for MSNBC.com”

  • WebProNews reports, “AOL has launched the AOL Technology Network, which includes the blogs Engadget, Switched, TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), and the DownloadSquad. AOL says its Technology Network will give users a resource to compile information about technology news and products. For advertisers it will allow them to integrate ad campaigns across the network of sites.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Crain’s New York reports, “Thursday morning, Dow Jones ripped the veil off its new glossy weekend magazine WSJ., from The Wall Street Journal. At a presentation for advertisers the publisher laid out the latest page in its strategy to capture more consumer luxury advertising. The unit of News Corp. also introduced the title’s editor, Tina Gaudoin, who last fall launched the Times of London’s luxury magazine, Luxx.”

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    RADIO

  • The PEJ Talk Show Index for March 31-April 6 shows, “Two liberal radio hosts, Randi Rhodes and Ed Schultz, generated headlines and a backlash last week for their rhetoric in attacking Hillary Clinton and John McCain. And some conservative talkers see pro-Barack Obama media bias behind the calls on Clinton to withdraw”

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    JOBS

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Assistant Product Manager, Marketing.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for a Reporter, Financial News.

  • The Democratic National Convention Committee is looking for a Deputy Press Secretary in Denver. Interested individuals should submit resume and cover letter to staffing@demconvention.com with “ATTN: Deputy Press Secretary” in the subject line.

  • American Architectural Foundation is looking for a Manager, Communications.

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  • Morning Reading List, 02.25.08

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  • Most of you would prefer Barack Obama as an editor in the newsroom.

  • Regarding the poll, a reader writes in, “i just voted for obama in your poll as the person i’d rather have as an editor in the newsroom … but i feel that you should clarify somehow that ‘newsroom editor’ does not equal ‘president,’ in case that was the parallel you were trying to draw. i say this because the very reason that i would prefer obama as my editor is the very same reason i would NOT want him to be my president (and likewise, the reason i don’t want hillary to be my editor is the same reason i’d prefer her to be the prez) — i feel like under obama’s newsroom leadership, i could get away with a lot more shit b/c he wouldn’t have the experience to know when i wasn’t doing what i was supposed to and/or when i wasn’t doing it right … and i feel like he’d be the ‘nice guy’ and the easier guy to work for and with … hillary, on the other hand, would run a much tighter ship. so, what i am essentially revealing is that i’m lazy, but also that i hillary would make a better president b/c i will vote for the person who can bust balls and get the job done, not just walk around the newsroom (or the oval office) and smile but not really know what’s going on … which sounds a lot like my current bosses … hmmm …”

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  • Josh Rogin is adding a new line to his resume. In addition to his full time job as a CQ reporter, he is the weekend editorial producer/booker for CNN International.

  • Tara Wall is The Washington Times’ has a new deputy editor for the editorial page.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • A reader writes, “While the Washington Post congratulates itself on today’s McCain lobbying story, Bloomberg had it three weeks ago: Lobbyists Give Clinton Most Money, McCain Has Most on Staff Democrat Hillary Clinton has raised more money from lobbyists than any other presidential candidate while Republican John McCain has more of them assisting his campaign.”

  • “NYT stands behind McCain-lobbyist story,” reports Politico.

  • Howard Kurtz writes, “N.Y. Times Gets Flak From All Sides on Explosive Story.”

  • San Francisco Chronicle’s Debra Saunders writes, “New York Times sullies itself with McCain story”

  • Jon Friedman writes, “The New York Times reads like a gossip sheet”

  • From Slate: “New York Times 0, New Republic 0, McCain 1″

  • E&P reports, “‘New Republic’ Scribe Not Sure His Story Prompted ‘NY Times’ To Run McCain Piece”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “McCain story proves incendiary among journalists, conservatives”

  • McCain/New York Times story and anonymous sources”

  • Reflections of a Newsosaur writes,Bill Keller and Len Downie owe their readers the full details about the timing and circumstances that caused them to publish today’s innuendo-rich and fact-lite exposes on John McCain.”

  • John McCain: ‘pampered politician’ no more?”

  • Michael Gerson writes, “The Times Throws Mud at McCain”

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  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, February 17, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. This is the 12th time this season ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face’ in Total Viewers and the 11th time beating CBS among
    the key Adults 25-54 demo. ‘This Week’ posted 3.01 million Total Viewers, outperforming ‘Face’ by 120,000. Among Adults 25-54, the program posted 1.25 million, beating CBS by 290,000.”

  • An NBC release announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the #2
    Sunday morning public affairs show, behind only NBC News’ ‘Meet The
    Press,’ for the week ending February 17th, according to Nielsen Media Research data. ‘The Chris Matthews Show’ delivered a 2.3 HH rating, topping ABC’s ‘This Week,’ CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending February 17.”

  • A release announced, “MSNBC will telecast a debate between
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday, Feb. 26, live from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, 9-10:30 p.m. ET. ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams will moderate the debate, joined by ‘Meet the Press’ moderator and NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert. This is the final debate between Sens. Obama and Clinton before the crucial March 4 primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.”

  • An NBC release announced, “Throughout the week of February
    24, ‘NBC News With Brian Williams’ will take a look at the issues Americans are discussing and Presidential candidates are debating in a new series ‘Where They Stand.’ The series will layout a different issue each day and explain how Presidential candidates Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Barack Obama, former Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator John McCain stand on each topic.”

  • An ABC release announced, “With the New York Philharmonic set to perform a live concert from Pyongyang, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff will report from inside North Korea on the Philharmonic’s historic visit beginning Friday, February 22nd. While there Woodruff will also report on the ongoing denuclearization process. Mr. Woodruff’s reporting will air on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms. He will also contribute behind the scenes reporting to PBS’s special coverage of the live concert that will air in New York on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 PM and nationally on PBS on Thursday, February 28th at 9:00 PM ET (check local listings).”

  • NewsBusted reports, “Chris Matthews says Obama makes a ‘thrill’ go up his leg when he speaks”

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  • Best Life reports, “The 10 most important voices to listen to this election cycle — all of which are likely new to you.” Orbitcast has more.

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    MAGAZINES

  • Mark your calendars! Ed2010 is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a week early. Come joine Ed at Fado on March 10 at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to theodora.blanchfield@gmail.com

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    JOBS

  • Trust for America’s Health is looking for a Media Relations Manager.

  • Spectrum Science Communications is looking for a Creative Director/Web & Graphic Design.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a News Editor, CQ Today, an Editor, Transcripts and a Reporter, Homeland Security.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Reporter/Correspondent Business, National Desk

  • MarketWatch is looking for a News Reporter/Producer, Radio.

  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for a Communications/Public Affairs Officer, a Marketing Specialist and a Web Communications Specialist.

  • Examiner.com is looking for a Baltimore City Editor.

  • International Center for Journalists is seeking a Program Director.

  • Moment Magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • Science News is looking for an Art Director.

  • The Century Council is looking for a Communications Manager.

  • The Century Council is looking for an Entry Level Interactive Media Coordinator.

  • Association for Conflict Resolution is looking for a Communications Director.

  • Center for Responsive Politics is looking for a Communications Internship Summer 2008.

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  • Morning Reading List, 10.26.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You guys are old school. You have a landline at home.

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, October 21 in all categories across the nation and in Washington, D.C.”
  • Comcast announced, “John Conwell Named Regional Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast’s Potomac Region.” Also, David Lucoff is the new regional vice president of sales and marketing for its Potomac Region covering parts of MD, DC and VA.

  • New York Times reports, “In the summer of 2006, as Israeli and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon were clashing, Bob Woodruff desperately wished to fly there to report for ABC News. Never mind that it had been less than six months since a roadside explosion in Iraq pocked his brain with shrapnel and other debris, almost killing him.”

  • FEMA Meets the Press, Which Happens to Be . . . FEMA

  • FCC’s Copps Calls for News Corp.-Wall Street Journal Inquiry

  • FNC Demands McCain Pull Ad

  • Swezey makes all-time money list on ‘Jeopardy!’

  • Mainstream Blogs Open Floodgates for Political Coverage

  • Swelling Portfolio: Mag’s Ads Are Gaining While Editorial Is Waning

  • Tom DeFrank looks back on the Nixon years.

  • Forbes reports, “Dow Jones changed hands faster than anyone might have imagined. Could The New York Times be next on the takeover list? Forbes editor Matt Miller asked the four investors on the private equity panel at Forbes 2nd annual MEET conference whether they felt that The New York Times Co. was ripe for a takeover. Three out of four said yes.”

  • Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro reports, “Now many Comcast customers are anxious after reading the Associated Press report last week that the cable-modem service interferes with the BitTorrent file-sharing program. The news has put the Philadelphia-based corporation in an awkward spot and brought the network neutrality debate back to life, just when it seemed that the issue was dead in Washington.”

  • New York Daily News reports, “Whether or not Howard Stern is the king of all media, he’s definitely king of satellite radio. Arbitron has released its first-ever ratings for XM and Sirius, covering April-June 2007, and they show that in an average week, 1,225,000 listeners at some point heard Stern.”

  • Street Sense reports, “So our trusty intern reporter Melanie Lidman was out covering Mayor Fenty’s announcement of the closing of DC Village, a family emergency shelter, yesterday. The Washington Post reporter next to her had forgotten her camera. So Melanie, generous soul that she is, agreed to have her photographs used by the Post for its own story. The Post, however? Not so generous. There was no money in the budget to pay Melanie for the photo, she was told. So Melanie made the best call she could. As she put it, “Not getting paid for your freelance work: negative $50. Seeing your grandmother’s face when she opens the newspaper: priceless :) .”

  • Salon offers Sidney Blumenthal’s afterword for a reissue of Walter Lippman’s ‘Liberty and the News,’ to be published this month by Princeton University Press.

  • Wired reports, “Against market trends, Dzanc Books is a small publisher poised to succeed, hiring staff and expanding quickly. And that may be because it sprouted from a blog rather than a traditional printing press, and it is certainly web-savvy.”

  • Washington Post reports, “What Hollywood is calling ‘the Judith Miller movie’ is now filming on location here, but prepare yourselves: Some changes are being made to the story inspired by the outing of a CIA agent. For starters, in the movie Judith Miller is no longer Judith Miller of the New York Times, but Rachel Armstrong of the Washington Capital Sun. And while the real Judith Miller may be remembered as a stylish, slightly scary reporter of 59, headed off to jail in a quilted black jacket and tortoise-frame sunglasses, in the movie she is a sizzling Kate Beckinsale, 34, dressed in a, shall we say, form-fitting skirt.”

  • The Idaho Stateman reports, “Four months before his arrest in a men’s room sex sting, Sen. Larry Craig hired a criminal lawyer for advice on whether he could sue the Idaho Statesman over its investigation into longstanding rumors that he engaged in gay sex, a spokesman said Wednesday.”

  • E&P reports, “A press conference was held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Inquirer to announce that it has added former Sen. Rick Santorum to its stable of columnists.”

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, “In a wide-ranging presentation Wednesday, Robert Iger said the best way to fight digital piracy is to go on the offensive and that big media companies are undervalued on Wall Street.”

  • The Associated Press reports, “Parents have become more ambivalent about the Internet, with a new study finding fewer of them considering it good for their children.”

  • Info World reports, “More than half of U.S. residents want the government to regulate Internet video in some way, according to a poll released Wednesday.”

  • Reuters reports, “Two U.S. senators on Wednesday threatened to introduce bipartisan legislation that would block the U.S. Federal Communication Commission from acting quickly to ease rules governing media ownership.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable-television company, fell the most in five years in Nasdaq trading after adding fewer phone and Internet subscribers than analysts estimated amid a slump in home sales.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Former entertainment mogul Barry Diller said Wednesday that when it comes to the disruptive power of the Internet, incumbent media companies still “don’t get it,” with the possible exception of News Corp.”

  • Fortune reports, “Merrill Lynch all but hung a ‘For Sale’ sign today on its 20 percent holding of Bloomberg LP, the financial information company.”

  • Smart Money reports, “Tribune Co. said it agreed to sell two Connecticut newspapers, the Greenwich Time and the Advocate of Stamford, to Hearst Corp. for $62.4 million. The sale, expected to close in the next few weeks, comes five months after the Chicago-based media company’s $73 million deal to sell the papers to Gannett Co. (GCI) was scrapped following an arbitrator’s ruling that the sale of the Advocate would have violated a union contract.”

  • “The Vanity Fair Oscar-night party, held at Mortons for the past 14 years, is changing its venue to Craft in Century City,” reports Variety.

  • The Guardian unveiled a new MediaGuardian website. “Breaking media news remains at the heart of what we do, as it has done for the seven years since the MediaGuardian website launched, on September 5 2000.”
  • Stars and Stripes reports, “Stars and Stripes served as a conduit for money to promote America Supports You, but the newspaper did not spend any of its own funds on the program, a Stripes official confirmed on Tuesday.”

  • PJNet reports,Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News columnist, has been on a two-year journey to figure out the fate of journalism. At first it was out of self-preservation, but now he has come to see the future of journalism — and he is very optimistic.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “News about the dangers of an antibiotic-resistant staph infection (MRSA) caught the public’s attention last week. More than a quarter of Americans paid very close attention to this story and 18% listed it as the news story they followed most closely — placing it at the top of the weekly news interest index. Women were particularly interested in the story. The national news media covered the MRSA story, but overall coverage lagged behind public interest.”

  • Washingtonian reports, “The 150 most influential people in business, culture, real estate, religion, education, law, and more. Plus—Washington’s hidden power, stars of tomorrow, and places where powerful people live, play, and eat.”

  • The Associated Press reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said Thursday its third-quarter loss widened as sales through retail outlets slowed and the company faced increased costs related to its planned acquisition by smaller rival Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.”

  • Ad Age reports on, “The Nine Lives of Newspapers”

    Jobs

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Senior Marketing Manager.

  • InterMedia Survey Institute is looking for an Online Managing Editor.

  • Examiner Newspapers is looking for a Designer with eye for fashion.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for an Insurance News Reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Schedules Researcher.

  • InterMedia Survey Institute is looking for an Online Managing Editor.

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  • Knight International Journalism Award Winners Named

    From the release:

      The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has named Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas and Burmese investigative reporter May Thingyan Hein as the 2007 Knight International Journalism Award winners.

      They will be honored along with Founders Award recipient Tom Brokaw at the 10th annual ICFJ Awards Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, on November 13. The dinner also will feature Keynote Speaker Bob Woodruff and Master of Ceremonies George Stephanopoulos.

    Woodruff Named Guest of Honor For 19th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida

    From the release:

      ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, nearly killed by a roadside bomb while reporting in Iraq, will be the guest of honor during the 19th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida on Monday, Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C.

      A who’s who of media and political leaders will gather to roast Woodruff and raise funds to further the fight against Spina Bifida, the most common, permanently disabling birth defect in the United States affecting more than 70,000 men, women, adolescents and children. At Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel, media colleagues and legislators will rib Woodruff on his endeavors to date including his time as co-anchor of “World News Tonight.” The distinguished leaders who will roast Woodruff will be announced in September.

    Mark Sields will emcee.

    Woodruff To Cuba

    From AP:

      Bob Woodruff of ABC News is headed to Havana this weekend for his first overseas reporting trip since being severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq last year.

      He’ll be accompanied by cameraman Doug Vogt and sound technician Magnus Macedo, the team with him on the fateful Iraq trip. Woodruff, 45, suffered traumatic brain injuries in the Jan. 29, 2006, bombing. Vogt was also wounded.

    Radio / TV Correspondents’ Dinner: The Photos

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    Swinging times were had at last night’s 63rd Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton. The 2,000+ audience dined on New Orleans Cajun Salad, Texas Rubbed Tenderloin of Beef and Mississippi Mud Pile, while washing it down with Stone Cellars Chardonnay and Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.

    The evening’s entertainment is already taking the Internet by storm (and only Karl Rove could overshadow Brian Williams’ impressive sound effects). Ricky Skaggs cancelled at the last minute because he was sick.

    NBC’s Lisa Myers took home the Joan Barone Award for her investigative work and Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig won the David Bloom Award (which was presented by last year’s winner, Bob Woodruff, and David Bloom’s three daughters).

    See more here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

    Lots of photos (mostly from FOX’s impressive pre-party) when you click below…

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    Taking Out The Trash, 03.19.07

  • Most of your brackets are already broken. Stupid Duke.

  • More on AssignmentZero.

  • For Bookstores, a Real Page-Turner: Digital or Paper? Take Your Pick.”

  • Look out Morning Edition

  • Deb Howell on “What Riled Readers Last Week.”

  • Radio Deal Could Face Technical Difficulties: XM, Sirius Systems Already Strained”

  • Roll Call and Gallery Watch’s CongressNow debuts today. From a tipster: “On March 19, Roll Call and GalleryWatch will launch an online publication, CongressNow, to cover legislation on Capitol Hill. We’re offering Congressional staff and other Roll Call subscribers a free preview of the kinds of articles that our reporting staff will be filing for this new publication. And for a free trial subscription to CongressNow, beginning with the first issue March 19, call us at 800-289-9331. Don’t miss a day of insider coverage!”

  • We’ll believe it when we see it: “McCain Pledges Bi-Weekly Press Conferences

  • Hotline reports, “MSNBC will mark the 4th anniv. of the beginning of the Iraq war on 3/19 with all day coverage. Anchors throughout the day will include Tim Russert, David Gregory, Andrea Mitchell, Chip Reid, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Joe Scarborough, Tucker Carlson and Norah O’Donnell. Scheduled interviews include ex-WH CoS Andy Card, Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) (release, 3/15).”

  • PEJ’s Talk Show Index shows that the Scooter Libby verdict dominated talk shows for the week of March 4-9, with 28% of the coverage.

  • “Washington Post Live” debuts today.

      This afternoon, “Washington Post Live” debuts (Comcast SportsNet at 5). The program features Comcast SportsNet personalities and Post sports staff writers taking on local and national sports topics. The program, seen simultaneously on http://www.washingtonpost.com, also incorporates fan interaction through e-mail questions for guests and a call-in segment. Today’s guests are Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell and Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

  • A reader tells us that Hillary Clinton did an exclusive interview with Bloomberg TV’s “Money & Politics” last week, and asks, “Another sign of the growing clout of the small but incredibly hardworking Bloomberg Washington bureau?”

  • Regarding this comment: “I think some more liberal Post writers probably get upset because many of the comments tear apart and rip to shreds and bring back to reality some of the articles that are obviously more liberal-leaning.” A reader (and Postie?)responds: “Nice try. But no. we get upset because we — at least i — don’t care for the horribly racist stuff some people write. It’s the washington post not a KKK chat room.”

  • NPR is hiring a Director for NPR Music, a Quality Assurance/Developer, a Design Director and a Producer for NPR Digital Media.

  • The World Bank is hiring a Web and Photography Collection Consultant and Communications Broadcast-TV Reporters.

  • The Washington Examiner has started “The List.”

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education was nominated for a 2007 National Magazine Award. Phil Semas is the editor-in-chief.

  • Ron Brownstein looks at “How the Democrats are turning on Fox News.”

  • Regarding this, a reader tells us that “Pearlstein gets paid to do the chat; he should give a better effort than ‘thanks.’”

  • An Atlantic release announced that the publication was nominated for three more nominations for editorial excellence for the 2007 National Magazine Awards. The nominations are in General Excellence, Public Interest and in the “Reviews and Criticism” category.

  • Wolf Blitzer interviewed ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee, on the Friday, March 16, edition of The Situation Room.

  • Pew’s weekly News Interest Index shows that Iraq and the state of Walter Reed dominated the public’s attention last week.

  • A reader asks, “Are there ANY *hot* single journalists in this city?”

  • A reader notes, “politico’s search tool sucks.”

  • Regarding this, a reader says, “It wasn’t the ‘annual’ photo, it was the ’25th Anniv. Photo,’ and there were not ‘about 50′ photos taken, there were exactly 12 photos taken. There were, however, many lame jokes made during the process.”

  • Webcasters Slam into Royal(ty) Pain

  • On this, a reader comments, “See ya, Cathy. She sucked. I won’t miss her. She was always crying, spitting, sweating or all of the above. She was a spaz.”

  • Eat The Press has a bone to pick with Slate.

  • ABC News reports that “Friday afternoons are the favorite time to release embarrassing information.”

  • E&P reports, “The New York Times is opening up access permanently to TimesSelect to all students and faculty who have .edu e-mail addresses beginning on March 13.”

  • The Corporate Executive Board is hiring a sales associate.

  • TIG Global is hiring a Client Services Coordinator and a Web Marketing Analyst.

  • Al Jazeera English is hiring a News Editor and a Deputy News Editor.

  • A tipster tells us, “Politico has secured a seat in the white house press room, thanks to Mike Allen.”

  • A reader tell us that NBC4.com on Friday had “Review: Rock’s ‘Wife’ Is Fun, Witty Ride… Um… funny risque pun or accidental inappropriateness?”

  • Reuters reports, “Time magazine hits newsstands on Friday with layout and design changes to attract the Web generation. A new mix of writing styles range from quick-hit bullet points to more contemplative features. “A magazine is like a buffet,” muses managing editor Rick Stengel.”

  • DMNews reports, “Research conducted by the Magazine Publishers of America says that 262 magazines were launched last year — a 2% increase over the number launched in 2005. Among the new titles were 88 lifestyle magazines. Eight of these titles made the jump from online to print.”

  • From a tipster: “Fox New’s Greta will be profiled in the August 2007 issue of Runners World.” $10 in fake FishbowlDC money for the first person to send us images…

  • The International Center for Journalists named its first class of Knight International Journalism Fellows since expanding the program to include Fellows from outside the United States. Check out the new fellows.

  • From a tipster: “Lots of talk yesterday by comics fans — angry talk — that the Post is, for some odd reason, dropping three of its most veteran — and well-liked — comic strips: ‘Mary Worth,’ which has run in the Post for least 40 years; ‘Broom Hilda,’ which has run in the Post for at least 30 years; and ‘Cathy,’ which is one of the most popular national comic strips in the country. There are at least seven or eight other comic strips in the Post that are just crap–unfunny, juvenile, badly drawn, stupid–and the Post decides to drop three very popular, veteran strips. Yes, it’s only comic strips and not war or poverty or homelessness or crime coverage, but people read the comics as a counter to hard news and for entertainment, so they do serve a purpose. But, lately, the Post’s comics pages have been just awful. And the Post wonders why it’s losing readers? Here’s another reason.”

  • David Adler, C.E.O. and Founder of BiZBash Media, announced he will launch a Washington, D.C. edition of its Web site and weekly email service on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. “The BiZBash weekly email newsletter will allow more than 10,000 local industry professionals to go behind the scenes of important D.C. events to see how others are handling everything from decor, catering, entertainment, meeting content, and strategy to other event planning ideas and resources.”

  • Woodruff To Deliver Keynote Address at ICFJ

    From the release:

      ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff will give the keynote address at the International Center for Journalists’ 10th Annual Awards Dinner on November 13. Tom Brokaw, the former NBC Nightly News Anchor, will receive the Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism at the event, to be held in the Great Hall of News at the newly opened Newseum.

      Woodruff was severely injured last year in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. After months of rehabilitation, he has returned to work at ABC News. In his 11 years at the network, he has been a lead reporter on such key news events as 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, and the Asian tsunami.

      “Bob Woodruff has shown an astounding level of commitment to covering international issues,” ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan said. “In the course of bringing us the news, he has made enormous sacrifices and stands as an example to us all.”

      At the event, Tom Brokaw will receive an award for journalism excellence in honor of the International Center for Journalists’ three founders, who were dedicated to advancing high-quality journalism worldwide. Last year’s winner, CBS News’ Bob Schieffer, will present the award.

      The International Center for Journalists’ Awards Dinner will take place at the Newseum, which will open its doors to a new, 250,000-square-foot location on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in September 2007.

      Along with Brokaw, three international journalists will be honored for their outstanding work. The Knight International Journalism Fellowship Program gives awards to two journalists. They will be presented by Alberto Ibarguüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Paul Klebnikov Fund for Courage in Journalism honors a journalist from the former Soviet Union.

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