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Morning Reading List, 03.17.08

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Washington.

  • Sunday was Ellen McCarthy’s birthday. Today is Tim Burger’s and Mark Paustenbach’s and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee’s.

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  • Email is your favorite way to communicate.

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  • Karen Hosler has left the Baltimore Sun.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • A release announced, “The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is the winner of the 2007 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Energy Writing. Reporters Thomas Content, Lee Bergquist and Joel Dresang will share a $1,000 check and receive individual citations for the yearlong project.”

  • Justice and the Press

  • The AP reported that The Washington Examiner’s Nate Beeler won a Virginia Press Association award “for a portfolio of three editorial cartoons.”

  • Clark Hoyt says the Times was fooled again.

  • Deb Howell on “A Reporting Coup and Its Critics.”

  • Celebrated History of the CIA Comes Under Belated Fire

  • With Order to Name Sources, Judge Is Casting a Wide Net

  • Are job cuts death knell for America’s newspapers?

  • National Journal’s William Powers writes, “When some people first heard the news about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring, they thought: How awful, how tragic, how corrupt. When I first heard it, I thought: Thank God for newspapers.”

  • E&P reports, “A dispute over a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting has emerged between The Denver Post and the Charlotte (N.C) Observer. The conflict sparked a phone call Wednesday from Observer Editor Rick Thames to Post Editor Greg Moore, who is also a Pulitzer Board member. Moore says he is now ‘writing a letter about it.’”

  • Walter Pincus Rips into Newsroom Neutrality

  • The Washington Post reports, “In his youth, Ivory Wilson says, he drove a Bentley, drank Hennessy and rolled joints with $100 bills. Now he’s a middle-aged man, bent but not broken, homeless but not hopeless, writing fiction for Street Sense, the District’s twice-monthly newspaper written by and about the area’s homeless.”

  • The Q&A Cafe will feature The Washington Post’s Len Downie on April 10.

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  • TVNewser reports, “You know a presidential primary is really important when…a news program that rarely goes on the road decides to pull up stakes and do just that. With Pennsylvania the focus of attention on April 22, PBS anchor Jim Lehrer will broadcast The NewsHour from Pittsburgh during the week of April 21.”

  • Bob Schieffer: Who says there isn’t life after TV?

  • Iraq war disappears as TV story

  • Rove on Fox: It’s Fair to Say He’s Mellowed

  • Business Week reports, “Ever since Brian L. Roberts abandoned a hostile bid for Walt Disney (DIS) four years ago, Wall Street has wondered when the Comcast (CMCSA) chief executive and serial acquirer might make a play for another big media prize. The chatter picked up last fall, just before America’s largest cable company confessed that it would add fewer subscribers than expected in the fourth quarter. Some investors worried that, with growth slowing, Roberts might try to pick off Yahoo! (YHOO) or NBC Universal (GE) — diversifying away from cable by wading into the murky waters of ‘content.’”

  • Information Week reports, “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is defending the way it tracks complaints, investigations, and enforcement, and it claims a critical government report is based on several inaccuracies. The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a 53-page report this week saying the FCC doesn’t properly collect and analyze data, making it impossible to analyze the effectiveness of its enforcement.”

  • Michael Calderone reports, “Fox launches ‘Obama Watch’”

  • TVNewser reports, “A tornado that tore through downtown Atlanta did not spare the CNN Center. This morning the network has been covering the aftermath of the severe weather, and the potential for more today. Anchor Betty Nguyen took viewers on a tour of part of the newsroom ‘where our writers and our producers sit.’ It is now covered with blue tarp. The tornado shattered windows in the newsroom and damaged the roof in the atrium which, until 2003, was the studio for the CNN daytime program, Talk Back Live.” And, “After last night’s tornado, CNN was taking no chances today. The blog Newscast Studio added, ‘Today CNN was thrown another curve ball…CNN’s Frederica Whitfield uses the CNN International set to bring the news to the viewers.’”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Project for Excellence will release the State of the News Media 2008 report today at www.stateofthenewsmedia.org.

  • Richard Prince writes, “A front-page photo of Sen. Barack Obama in the New York Times last week showed the Democratic front-runner on his campaign plane as a number of hands holding tape recorders reached up to him. None of the hands appeared to be black or brown. It seemed ironic in that Obama is the first African American with a serious chance to be president, running in a campaign in which the nuances of race have been discussed as never before.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “Newspapers and online publishers appear to be heading back into battle against search engine behemoth Google.”

  • Politico.com has been redesigned.

  • Web Has Unexpected Effect on Journalism

  • Find out here what His Extreme-ness calls “Just Whore-ible”

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  • The AP reports, “Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday he expects the next decade to bring even greater technological leaps than the past 10 years.”

  • Is KickApps Next to Board AOL’s Gravy Train?”

  • A release announced, “OhMyGov!, the only website devoted to improving bureaucracy through the spread of information, ideas, innovative online tools, and strategic satire, today announced the launch of its pilot site, www.ohmygov.com, for beta testing.”

  • Conde Nast’s Portfolio asks, “Google’s business model of internet-search-driven advertising has become so dominant that competitors Microsoft and Yahoo can hardly compete. But will C.E.O. Eric Schmidt be able to keep Google true to its roots?”

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    MAGAZINES

  • It’s that time of year again. “Nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2008 Campaigns & Elections’ Politics magazine Rising Stars.” Entries should be submitted by April 18, 2008 and emailed to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com.

  • The New York Observer reports, “At Columbia, The Inadvertently Boldface Joanne Lipman Sticks to the Script”

  • Mike Allen’s Playbook reports, “Jon Meacham and his wife, Keith, are celebrating the arrival of No. 3 — Margaret Randolph Meacham, to be called Maggie. You’d never know her folks are from Tennessee and Mississippi. They’ll see you in 18 years.”

  • Also from Mike Allen, “Jay Carney and Claire Shipman opened their home to a celebration for TIME Nation Editor Amy Sullivan’s new book, ‘The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats Are Closing the God Gap.’ TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel was also a host. Guests included Mike McCurry, Walter and Cathy Isaacson, Sally Quinn, Dana Bash, Howard Kurtz, Sam Feist, Chris Matthews and David Bohrman. Among many others, Sullivan thanked her fiance, The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber.”

  • Market Watch’s Jon Friedman tells us about, “Three magazines that deserve better fates”

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    RADIO

  • Innovator rethinking Tribune ways

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “The future of Time Warner, MGM, Lionsgate, Liberty Media, satellite radio and the general outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment field were in the spotlight Thursday at McGraw-Hill’s 2008 Media Summit New York. ‘There is going to be a lot of M&A activity’ despite the recent credit crunch, said Santo Politi, co-founder and general partner of Spark Capital, during a panel on the industry’s deal outlook. His rationale: Media giants have become more active in pursuing digital companies as they embrace the digital future and private-equity firms’ ability to bid in deals is hurt by the crunch.”

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    BOOKS

  • Jennifer 8. Lee will be at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue at 600 I Street, NW tonight for a Politics & Prose event.

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    JOBS

  • The McLaughlin Group is looking for a Writer/ Producer.

  • Child Welfare League of America is looking for an Associate Editor/Writer.

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a Web Reporter.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Newsperson.

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is looking for a Director of Communications.

  • Need To Know News is looking for a Financial Reporter.

  • NSSEA is seeking an Entry-Level Editorial Assistant.

  • World Resources Institute is looking for a Communications Coordinator — GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute.

  • National Journal Group is looking for an Account Executive.

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP is looking for a Website Administrator.

  • Food & Water Watch is looking for an Advocacy Writer.

  • The Map Network, a NAVTEQ Company, is looking for a Destination Account Manager.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Defense Reporter and an Energy Policy Reporter.

  • A New Web Channel is looking for a Capitol Hill Correspondent/Fill-in Anchor.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer.

  • National Consumer Magazine is looking for an Associate Editor.

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    Morning Reading List, 01.11.08

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    It’s a good morning, Washington, even with the Dupont 5 closing. In honor of Mary J. Blige’s birthday, please have a drama-free day. And Playbook reminds us that it’s Mark Halperin’s birthday today. Which means that Ana Marie Cox has a prank planned. Those crazy Time.com’ers…

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  • Most of you do not drink DC’s tap water.

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  • Poynter Online reports, “The big news this week was that, despite predictions, Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in N.H. But a few major U.K. papers went to press with a different story — that Sen. Barack Obama won the election.”

  • Jon Fine says, “You’ve Got Tribune. Now Do Something

  • The AP introduced “‘Ask AP,’ a Q&A column where The Associated Press answers your questions about the news — anything from ‘What’s a subprime mortgage?’ to ‘What ever happened to Linda Tripp?’ to ‘How does a reporter prepare to be embedded with the military in Iraq?’ AP editors will choose some of the questions sent in by readers like you and get answers from AP reporters and editors — the people who spend their days covering the very issues you’re curious about.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “The presidential campaign dominated news coverage last week, with roughly half of the newshole (49%) devoted to the tight nomination contests in both political parties. Public interest in the campaign has increased but campaign news has not necessarily dominated the public’s focus to the same extent. Just over a third (34%) say the campaign is the story they followed most closely last week, up 12 points from early December (Dec. 2-7). But many also say the assassination of Benazir Bhutto (21%), was the story they followed most closely. Her untimely death was among the top foreign news interest stories over the last year.”

  • WSJ opinions…for free!

  • Regarding this a reader writes in, “Don’t forget the Southwest 7 p.m. flight from Manchester to Baltimore. There were the last two presidents of the National Press Club. Jerry Zremski and Jon Salant, chatting it up with Houston Chronicle political reporter Ben Roth.”

  • ‘NY Times’ Wants Your Polling Place Photos For The Web

  • Washingtonpost.com will be featuring animated cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes two to three times per week starting yesterday. Check out the first one here.

  • His Extreme-ness reports, “One of the enjoyable subplots in Christopher Buckley’s book ‘Boomsday’ is what essentially is a Google zapper — a device that eliminates bad, harmful, or embarrassing links on Google. I was reminded of that all-too-real fictional tool when reading this in Howard Kurtz’s piece today about how the media embarrassed itself in New Hampshire”

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  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, January 6, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. In addition, ‘This Week’ grew an impressive 24% among the key Adults 25-54 demographic compared to last year, the program’s best A25-54 delivery in almost a year (week of February 25, 2007).”

  • Is Obama warming up to Fox News?”

  • Brian Williams Drops Yiddish, Loves His Nickname

  • Comments Abound After Williams Blog Post

  • A NBC release announced, “Just two days before the New Hampshire
    primary, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning on Sunday, January 6, 2008 in all categories.”

  • From Mike Allen’s Playbook:

      The “CBS Evening News” investment in politics — including substantial airtime, new correspondents, sharp embeds and an evident passion for the topic by anchor Katie Couric — is paying off.

      On Jan. 8, the night of the New Hampshire primary, Katie’s live broadcast from Manchester beat the “NBC Nightly News” in the 25-54 demo in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Houston, per CBS.
      And the “CBS Evening News” was the Des Moines ratings leader in the November sweeps among households, views and the demo, per CBS.

  • NewsBusters reports, “To riff off the Alice Roosevelt Longworth line: if you don’t have anything nice to say about Rupert Murdoch, go sit next to David Shuster. The MSNBCer and former Fox Newser has no love lost for his old employer.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports,Doug Byles has had it with his cable-television bill. The 44-year-old Walnut Creek, Calif., home builder said he’s paying more than $130 a month for basic service with two premium and eight high-definition channels.”

  • Comcast announced three major content initiatives at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. “Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts unveiled the Company’s plan to give consumers more than 1,000 HD choices in 2008, its strategy to begin adding additional HD movies, and announced Project Infinity — its vision to give consumers the ability to watch any movie, television show, user generated content or other video that a producer wants to make available On Demand.”

  • “MASN grabs ‘Rookie of the Year.’”

  • A Weather Window: Timing May Be the Key to the Battens’ Offer of Landmark”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN’s Klein: FNC ‘Almost Seems Downright Despondent in Their Coverage’”

  • Daily Show’s Take on N.H. Primary Coverage

  • Variety reports, “Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin J. Martin affirmed his commitment to a la carte cable subscriptions and to striking a balance between the need to protect digital content and ensure consumer rights to fair use of it.”

  • The AP reports, “U.S. TV broadcasters will be ready to start transmitting signals for portable electronics like cell phones next year, the developers of the technology, LG Electronics Inc. and Harris Corp., said Sunday. The technology represents a chance for broadcasters to challenge cell-phone carriers, who are trying to sew up the market for mobile TV with their own transmissions.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Wonkette presents “the first-ever dance competition between a White House Correspondent and a candidate for the White House: David Gregory vs. Barack Obama! Once you view the video, please play judge and vote in our poll.” So far, Gregory is in the lead.

  • The Press Gazette reports, “Celebrity interviewer Rob McGibbon has launched a website business which aims to provide a comprehensive index of journalistic interviews. McGibbon, a freelance who has previously written celebrity interviews for Press Gazette, launched the aggregation website AccessInterviews.com last week.”

  • A release announced, “The Center for Public Integrity has assembled an award-winning team of journalists and researchers to build one of the most comprehensive, illuminating, and frequently updated websites on presidential politics and fundraising, The Buying of the President 2008. The site provides current and historical facts and figures, along with stories that explore a variety of issues related to money in presidential politics.”

  • WebProNews reports, “Video sharing websites watched their typical daily traffic double through 2007, with nearly half of US Internet users stopping by YouTube and similar sites.”

  • Online Media Post reports, “A majority of journalists say that blogs and other forms of social media are not affecting the quality of traditional news — for better or worse — but that the blogosphere is definitely having an impact on the speed, tone and editorial direction of their reporting. Almost 180 reporters and editors across multiple industries responded to the e-mail survey sent out by Omnicom’s Brodeur in mid-December. And while roughly 43% of respondents said that “new media” (blogs and social networks) had a ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ significant impact on the quality of news coverage, most journalists (56%) said that the impact of new media was ‘not very’ or ‘not at all’ significant.”

  • ABC’s Nitya Venkataraman was mistaken for John McCain’s 16-year-old adopted daughter of Bangladeshi origin. Check out the split screen here.

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    MAGAZINES

  • From Mediabistro.com: “One Rolling Stone writer offers a primer on tackling long-form journalism”

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    JOBS

  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Newsperson.

  • Eagle Publishing Inc. is looking for an Assistant Managing Editor for Regnery Publishing.

  • Moment Magazine is looking for a Web Master.

  • The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is looking for a Senior Editor.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Supervising Producer, News & Information.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a web developer/technical journalist, an Economics and Finance Editor, an Editorial Assistant, a Legislative Researcher and an Assistant Editor, Schedules.

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