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Morning Reading List, 10.15.08

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Morning Reading List, 10.05.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • We can’t say we are shocked by the results of yesterday’s poll. You would rather fight like Mike Tyson than talk like him.

  • An ABC release announced, “In the largest expansion of ABC News’ foreign bureaus in two decades, ABC News’ President David Westin announced the deployment of seven reporters to posts around the globe. ABC’s reporters will be based in New Delhi, India; Mumbai; India, Seoul, South Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Dubai, UAE; and Nairobi, Kenya.”

  • Cartoonists enjoy evening in the sun

  • ABC also announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday September 30, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ beat CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and among Adults 25-54. ‘This Week’ posted the most growth of the Sunday discussion programs compared to last year, in double-digits, among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. ‘This Week’ is also the only Sunday discussion program up year-to-date (5%) among Total Viewers.” Also, for the week of September 24, 2007, “ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ continued its growth trend in Total Viewers. ‘Nightline’ grew for the second straight week in a row reaching its best Total Viewer number since May.”

  • Today’s edition of National Journal On Air will feature Senator Edward Kennedy in the weekly newsmaker interview with host Linda Douglass. “Douglass will ask Senator Kennedy about the battle over children’s health insurance, the Democrats’ efforts to change course in Iraq, and the political landscape in 2008.” The show airs on Friday at 1pm on XM channel 130. It will also be streaming live and available to the public on http://nationaljournal.com/onair/

  • Telemundo announed in a released that along with mun2, the preeminent voice for Latino youth, launched “‘Vota Por Tu Futuro’ — ‘Vote 4 UR Future,’ the networks’ national non-partisan Hispanic voter registration campaign.”

  • Slate’s Ron Rosenbaum writes, “Don’t get me wrong, I love magazines. I’ve written for a wide range of them, from Punk to The New Yorker. They are—or were—a great American phenomenon. But magazines, many of them anyway, are now slowly killing themselves, killing their credibility, by turning into fawning fools for access.”

  • ‘E&P’ Goes Audio! Listen to Exclusive Discussion About Troubling Drop in Newspaper Ad Revenue Now”

  • Politico’s Mike Allen will soon go on a diet: “Playbook is coming to you live from the Radisson in Manchester, N.H. Yesterday’s Rudy road trip included the Chocolate Moose, three diners (yum.) and a town hall.”

  • The Federal Citizen Information Center of GSA’s Office of Citizen Services is launching our new blog, Govgab. The purpose of the blog “is to highlight government services and information that many people may not know about and show them how to use it in their everyday lives. We have five bloggers and one will post each day of the week.”

  • In a release yesterday, MySpace announced an agreement with PayPal “enabling non-profits and political candidates to virally fundraise throughout the site’s civic and political hub, the Impact channel (http://impact.myspace.com). This marks the official launch of the Impact Channel which will feature new tools including a volunteer search and match tool ‘Volunteer Space,’ a daily issue-based poll, and a voter registration tool.”

  • Journal-isms reports, “CBS-TV and ABC-TV defended their networks’ pieces on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas amid criticism that ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Nightline’ had offered up uncritical ‘puff pieces’ as they interviewed Thomas in connection with his new memoir, ‘My Grandfather’s Son’” And, “Justice Holds News Media in Contempt

  • Joseph Turow is the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, writes, “Google’s decision to spend $3.1 billion to buy little-known DoubleClick will affect the future of American media and the way advertisers tell stories about you and me. Eventually, if Google has its way, what we see on the Web, hear on the radio or read in print will largely be based on decisions Google computers make about how different we are and why.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, would see ‘minimal’ impact if it spun off its television business from the newspaper operations, according to a report from bond-research firm Gimme Credit LLC.”

  • Do you know who the second longest-serving senator from New Mexico is? Test your knowledge with this week’s CQ Political Trivia.

  • Freakonomics reports, “In my opinion, Craigslist is one of the most revolutionary elements of the Internet revolution: simple, scalable, useful, powerful, and therefore omnipresent. So I am very happy to announce that Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, the company’s founder and CEO, respectively, have agreed to answer your questions about Craigslist. As always, leave your questions in the comments section below, and we will post their answers within a week or so. Although many questions are welcomed, time and space may not allow for all of them to be answered.”

  • Sydney Morning Herald reports, “Rupert Murdoch is set to face a challenge to his family’s control of News Corp at its annual shareholder meeting this month, after one of the world’s most powerful shareholder advisers recommended fund managers back a move to change the company’s share structure.”

  • BtoB reports, “Senior executives, including C-level officers at large and midsize companies, have a voracious appetite for quality business information, according to a survey released Tuesday by Ipsos Media.”

  • TV Week reports, “In a world of turbocharged media options, word of mouth remains the most trusted form of advertising around the world. In a semi-annual survey, the Nielsen Co. found that consumers trust other consumers more than they trust messages from paid media advertising.”

  • Susan D. Whiting is the executive vice president of the Nielsen Company and chairman of Nielsen Media Research writes, “Conventional wisdom these days has it that television is dying. Like most conventional wisdom, it’s dead wrong.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Mel Karmazin, chief executive of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., said the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking more details on the broadcaster’s proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.”

  • Folio Magazine reports, “CMP has launched a new Web site that it touts as, ‘investigating the future of the Internet.’ Internet Evolution leverages four Web 2.0 content sources: bloggers; broadband video documentaries and interviews, investigative reporters from CMP writers and user-generated content.”

    Jobs

  • Reuters is looking for a Freelance Junior Producer and Journalism Interns for Summer 2008.

  • PBS Newshour is looking for an Online NewsHour Associate Editor/News.

  • AUVSI is looking for a Magazine Associate Editor.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 09.14.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you open up new web pages in a new tab, as opposed to a new window. And most of you are sorta geeky too.

  • A 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, September 9, 2007 in all categories.”

  • NBC also announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the number-two
    rated Sunday morning public affairs show tying CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ and topping ABC’s ‘This Week’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending September 9, 2007.”

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 13% to 10.7 million in August 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in eighth place in the Top 20 of general news sites, according to the Nielsen NetRatings.”

  • Some shuffle at The Washington Times. A tipster tells us, “Assistant Metro Editor Ellen Sorokin and Metro investigative reporter Jim McElhatton have moved to National Desk. Robert Stacy McCain now reports to Times Internet Managing Editor David Eldridge.”

  • Brian Ross reports, “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan have added their names to the list of people who say they were the subjects of fake interviews published in a French foreign affairs journal under the name of Alexis Debat, a former ABC News consultant.” TVNewser has more.

  • From E&P: “Top Execs Assess ‘USA Today’ Impact After 25 Years”

  • John Dickerson brings us “the best moments from the Democratic presidential mashup.”

  • Check out NxE’s list of the “Fifty Most Influential Bloggers

  • Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro explores an interesting question: “Some coworkers and I were discussing The Future Of The Newspaper yesterday (a cheery topic–no, really), and one asked what sort of electronic device we might want to read ‘the paper’ on.”

  • CJR reports, “Unnamed sources have their way with — and say in –the NYT”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists announced that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein “will be headlining a panel discussion at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C. … The event will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW in the Ticonderoga room.”

  • Huffington Post reports, “Last night — at long last — Stephen Colbert brought the seemingly endless saga of WristGate to an end, tying together all open threads into one magical unbroken circle of love, like a cleanly-knitted bone. … Colbert shared the news (already reported on ETP) that his all-star signed cast had sold for $17,200 on eBay — with proceeds to the Yellow Ribbon Fund”

  • Bloomberg reports, “New York Times Co. and Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio broadcaster, are among the most vulnerable media companies in the event of a U.S. recession, according to a report by Moody’s Corp.”

  • Brown University’s Justin Elliott explores, “Why college newsrooms are often neither diverse nor racially sensitive.”

  • “The editors of FOLIO: magazine announce the Finalists for the 2007 Eddie and Ozzie Awards for excellence in magazine editorial and design.” For the complete list, click here.

  • “The New York Times is looking to inform all the Web’s denizens, or at least guilt them into scanning RSS headlines. It’s launched a Facebook App dubbed The New York Times News Quiz. After a answering five questions based on the day’s headlines, takers are awarded a “Times IQ” and ranked against their friends and collective Facebook users. Brilliant move. Even cheaters will end up learning something. No one wants to look like an idiot in front of friends.”

  • TVNewser reports, “During a month of much-anticipated book releases, 60 Minutes keeps getting the high-profile authors. Alan Greenspan will be featured this Sunday. And, according to law.com, a Clarence Thomas interview will air September 30. Tony Mauro of Legal Times writes, ‘sources say that CBS correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed Thomas at the Court and elsewhere recently for the 60 Minutes segment.’”

  • EWeek reports, “Responding to customer demand, market researcher comScore Sept. 11 said it would start counting the audiences for blogging sites in what it is formally calling a Conversational Media Report. The report will tally the number of readers of blogs both popular and obscure, as well as some social networking sites.”

  • Forbes reports, “All the networks are scrambling to develop Web strategies. Even against this backdrop, the flurry of dealmaking at CBS stands out. Leading the charge has been former Silicon Valley venture capitalist Quincy Smith, named chief executive of CBS Interactive in November 2006.”

  • The AP reports, “the 62 percent of Americans who say that TV programs are getting worse, according to a poll by The Associated Press and AOL Television. Only 22 percent said they are getting better.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. advanced in Nasdaq Stock Market trading after a Cowen & Co. analyst said their proposed merger may get regulatory approval as soon as next month.”

    Jobs

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editorial Assistant, Arts and Features, NP

  • A full Service Advertising Agency in Washington DC is looking for a Graphic Designer/Art Director

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors is looking for Associate Editor, Kiplinger.com

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