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Morning Reading List, 07.28.08

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Morning Reading List, 04.15.08

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Happy Tax Day Washington. Playbook tells us that “Patrick Henry, Ed’s son, is 7.” Here’s your TV coverage of the Pope’s visit. Here’s the full text of Sen. John McCain’s remarks to the AP annual meeting yesterday. Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks today. And be sure to check out TVNewser’s ongoing coverage of the 2008 NAB-RTNDA conference in Las Vegas.

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  • You think Obama’s bitter comment was totally overblown.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry because I just had a great job interview at a paper that has an actual functioning newsroom, with good editors who get to the root of the community’s problems. So, why am I angry? They can’t afford to pay me as much as the crappy paper I’m working at now. Damn IT!”

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Washington Post reported on Saturday, “Caroline H. Little stepped down yesterday as chief executive and publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), the company announced.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe reports, “The Internet is up, the newspaper business is down, so no one would expect the top people at the Washington Post Company to be pulling down tens of millions of dollars a year like their counterparts in finance and entertainment. But they’re not suffering. According to 2007 filings, here are paychecks for the three best-paid Posties and their boss.”

  • Bernstein: what makes good journalism

  • British Journalist for CBS Freed in Iraqi Army Raid

  • My Wall Street Journal Editor: WSJ Officials ‘Pretty Thin-Skinned‘”

  • After 18 years as founding editor of ForbesLife, Christopher Buckley has decided to move into the role of editor at large in order to focus more on his writing.”

  • US military to free AP photographer

  • Writers Vs. Editors: A Battle for the Ages

  • The AP reports, “As newspaper publishers build up their online operations and struggle through an advertising slump, one group is worried about being left behind — the folks who make printing presses and other equipment used to make newspapers.”

  • Time for New Blood in Newspaper Boardrooms: A Slate

  • E&P reports, “U.S. daily newspapers shrank their newsrooms by 2,400 journalists in the past year, a 4.4% workforce decrease that’s the biggest year-over-year cut in ranks since the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) began conducting its annual census 30 years ago.”

  • A Second Opinion of David Brooks

  • Romenesko has a memo from the Post’s Frank Ahrens: “After our big Pulitzer win on Monday, there was some melancholy around the newsroom along the lines of, ‘Oh, this will be the last year this kind of thing will happen.’ I said just the opposite. I bet the Big Three — us, the Times and the Journal — will most likely increase our dominance of the Pulitzers in coming years. Why? Because it’s the mid-sized papers that have been/will be so hard-hit by cuts they will no longer be able to produce Pulitzer-caliber journalism.” And, Los Angeles Times’ Peter Spiegel responds: “Frank Ahrens is an old friend of mine, so I hate to disagree with him in public, but I feel the need to defend my employer’s honor. I’m not sure where he gets the idea that the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are ‘the big three’ of American newspaper journalism.”

  • The Editors Weblog reports, “San Jose Mercury News designer Martin Gee has posted a photo documentary of the effects of several rounds of layoffs and buyouts in his California newsroom.”

  • Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg reports, “TK Continues to Win Argument Against Nobody”

  • Daily Campello Art News reports, “Norfolk newspaper The Virginian-Pilot sponsors an annual Student Gallery competition hosted at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The top awards were announced a couple of weeks ago at the Chrysler Museum of Art, where works by the contest’s 62 finalists are on display. Erin Ayres ‘Unveiled Tokens of Lonely and Deserted Past,’ was among two works that earned her the $1,000 first-place award. Now the controversy part… Teresa Annas, art critic for the same newspaper courageously writes that: This year’s top winners resulted from a third round of judging. The first two jurors selected nude artworks for first place. Those judges were Aaron De Groft, director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, and Scott Howe, director of education and public programs at the Chrysler Museum. The Virginian-Pilot, the contest’s main sponsor, declined to honor those choices.”

  • Business Week reports, “Who Rupert Murdoch Had On Speed Dial. … Among a list understandably studded with News Corp executives and operating heads, it’s interesting to find New York Post editor (and longtime Murdoch confidant) Col Allan.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “Jack F. Patterson, a hard-nosed newspaper executive who guided The Washington Post to unprecedented circulation growth from the 1950s to the 1980s and who mentored generations of the paper’s top administrators, died April 9 of melanoma at his home in Bethesda. He was 93.”

  • New York Times’ Clark Hoyt explores “The Blur Between Analysis and Opinion”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell asks, “The Washington Post was awash in Pulitzer Prizes last week — six of them, the most ever for The Post. In the world of newspaper journalism, Pulitzers are the pinnacle. But the prizes are awarded by journalists to journalists. Do they mean anything to readers, especially in this perilous time of newspaper contraction?”

  • Ben Pershing’s Player of the Week is Sen. Robert Byrd. “And, at 90 years old and in increasingly poor health, he is the chairman of one of the most important committees in Congress. The headline news on Capitol Hill this week was about Iraq, housing and the Colombia free trade agreement. But below the surface, a crucial subplot was unfolding in the Senate, as Byrd’s Democratic colleagues cautiously began discussing whether he should continue to chair the Appropriations Committee. On Tuesday, about 15 key Senate Democrats discussed at a private meeting whether Byrd would be able to handle the upcoming Iraq supplemental bill, according to a Roll Call story (subscription required). That initial media report sparked a flurry of subsequent and sometimes contradictory stories in the Capitol Hill press. The Politico got several Senate Democrats saying — publicly, at least — that they support Byrd. Roll Call came back with a report that Byrd was calling colleagues in hopes of saving his job. The Hill newspaper said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was angling for Byrd’s post, though Leahy denied it. … What’s really going on here? Why is there so much confusion on the subject? There are two primary reasons: Senate collegiality and media skittishness.”

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    TV

  • Obama doesn’t commit to N.C. debate

  • Debating the Debate Usage Guidelines

  • A release announced, “WTTG FOX 5 has been awarded four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio-Television News Directors Association, including ‘Overall Excellence,’ announced Duffy Dyer, the station’s Vice President and General Manager. FOX 5 News also received awards in the ‘Best Newscast,’ ‘Investigative Reporting’ and ‘Videography’ categories.”

  • Ailes to B&C Hall of Fame

  • Newsweek asks, “Can news anchors like Katie Couric survive?”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “Indecency cases stuck in legal limbo at FCC”

  • TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer reports, “The 2008 Media Research Center’s DisHonors Awards took place last night in Washington, D.C. and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was (dis)honored with the ‘Quote Of The Year Award.’”

  • Washington Whispers reports, “CNN’s Wolf Blitzer isn’t just a newsman. He’s also a Washington sports nut, a regular at George Washington University men’s basketball games, a midcourt season ticket holder for the Washington Wizards, and big fan of the new Nationals baseball team. Lately, he’s tied both passions together, giving a Wizards pregame analysis from CNN’s Situation Room for the Verizon Center’s JumboTron. Now, he has his eyes on the Nats, whose new stadium boasts the biggest outfield TV ever. ‘I’d do it for the Nationals, too, but only if they want me,’ he tells us. ‘That’s a really big scoreboard.’”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Blogger Is Surprised by Uproar Over Obama Story, but Not Bitter

  • CJR’s Curtis Brainard reports, “A strange thing happened Tuesday. The New Republic had just launched a new ‘Environment & Energy’ blog on Sunday, and it had already hit a bump in the road. Just below the blog’s masthead was a small, green logo with the words, ‘Powered by BP.’ Within a day of the launch, TNR readers had begun to complain about irony of an oil giant (even one that has been trying to burnish its green credential for years) ‘powering’ (most assumed sponsoring) a blog about issues such as climate change and the development of renewable fuels. Just as I was reading the blog’s inaugural posts and its readers’ comments I refreshed the page and, lo and behold, the controversial BP logo had disappeared.”

  • The AP reports, “As people turn increasingly to the Internet for their news, there is concern whether they are learning enough about what goes on in their communities. With ‘the thinning down of newspapers and local television in America, there is measurably less local, civic information available,’ said Alberto Ibarguen, president and chief executive of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. ‘So what are the consequences of that?’ The foundation and the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, hope to find out.”

  • AdAge.com allows you to “Test Your Knowledge of Budget-Conscious News Ops and More in Media Guy’s Media-Studies Quiz”

  • PaidContent.org reports, “Salon Media, the parent of Salon.com, has raised $1 million in equity financing by selling its stock, just in time as its money was running out, again. The note, which it issued on April 4, 2008, may be convertible at a future date into common stock of the company at a conversion price equal of $1.68, it said in an SEC filing. They bear interest at the rate of 7.5 percent per annum, payable semi-annually, in cash or in kind, and mature on March 31, 2012, the filing states. It will use the funds raised for working capital and other general corporate purposes, the company said.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • BIG MAGAZINE TITLES SEE AD PAGES DWINDLE DOWN IN Q1

  • toohotfortnr writes, “On Monday, THFTNR goes out of business and Attackerman rises to take its place. That means I have a limited amount of time to take this blog back to its essence: the beef with TNR. And I have one score in particular that I badly need to settle. The story of Snitching Ryan Lizza.”

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    RADIO

  • Washington City Paper reports, “The health problems that sidelined WTOP’s Mark Plotkin for more than three months have apparently been resolved–the man was back in the chair this morning on the Politics Program in fine old form”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • Gridskipper takes a look at The Newseum.

  • Don’t forget, the NLGJA-DC Happy Hour is Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Helix Lounge at 1430 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.

  • Washington Social Diary reports, “There are small parties and there are big parties, and there are parties that are huge. Washington’s newest monumental addition, the Newseum, gave itself an opening party the other night that was huge — so many (one count had it at 1800) that they had to stand in line. Men in black tie, women in evening dresses, getting checked off the guest list.”

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    JOBS

  • St. Mary’s Today is looking for a News Desk/Reporter Person.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 02.27.08

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    Good morning Washington. It’s the birthday of Ralph Nader and Chelsea Clinton.

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  • It is close, but most of you think that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski do like each other off camera.

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  • A tipster tells us that The Washington Times’ Greg Lopes has joined PhRMA’s press shop.

  • Ed Morrissey writes on Captain’s Quarters, “Today brings exciting news and an end to a time in my life that has proven far more successful than I ever dreamed. Beginning on March 1, I will begin working for Michelle Malkin, a friend, mentor, and writer I have long admired. She has offered me a position as writer at Hot Air, and my blogging will appear exclusively there.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Rachel Sklar looks into the media’s “Drumbeat For A Hillary Exit” (and fact checks Richard Cohen while she’s at it).

  • TheStreet.com reports, “The Ochs-Sulzberger family managed to cling to their control over the New York Times last year, but they may not be able to keep dissidents off the publisher’s board of directors this time around. Scott Galloway of investment firm Firebrand Partners, with financial backing from activist hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, has hired D.F. King, a proxy solicitation firm, to press its case with New York Times shareholders in the lead-up to the company’s annual meeting on April 22, according to a source familiar with the matter.”

  • E&P reports, “As Pulitzer Prize jurors prepare to gather next week in New York to sift through hundreds of submissions and find three finalists in each of the 14 journalism categories to nominate for the full board to consider in a month, speculation is mounting over which entries have the best chance. … Some news events, such as the Virginia Tech massacre and the Minnesota bridge collapse, give a clear breaking news advantage to papers near those stories. A handful of investigative and in-depth projects, including several China-related probes, are also top contenders, based on interviews with a few jurors and a look at the other major awards already announced.”

  • The Horses Mouth reports, John Solomon’s Washington Times Presents The Next Obama Smear: Military ‘Fears’ Him”

  • Slate’s Michael Kinsley writes about his “apparent concern about the appearance of the possibility of the appearance of a possible affair.”

  • Cox’s Ken Herman reports, “Today’s installment in one of Washington’s best long-running shows: Hearst Newspapers’ Helen Thomas vs. whoever happens to be in the White House. The topic was President Bush’s insistence on lawsuit immunity for telecommunications companies that cooperated in the federal government’s program to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists. Ms. Thomas, as she has for several weeks, wanted White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to explain why immunity is needed. If the companies did nothing wrong, Ms. Thomas argued, they have nothing to fear in a court of law.”

  • The Nation reports, “Evidently the editors of the New York Times have taken leave of their senses. There can be no other explanation for putting a story on the front page of their newspaper speculating about Barack Obama’s being assassinated. The Times is beginning to make it a practice of running news-free stories on its front page. Most of them are harmless, but this one is sickening.”

  • Huffington Post reports, “Clinton Campaign Response To New York Times Rejected”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell writes, “A Veterans Charity Cries Foul”

  • U.S. News’ Paul Bedard shows us a little local activism goes a long way.

  • Politico reports, “Obama stiffs, stifles national press”

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    TV

  • Tucker vs. Clinton Campaign Again on MSNBC

  • FCC ready to intervene on Web access

  • An ABC release announced, “‘World News with Charles Gibson’ averaged 9.21 million Total Viewers and a 2.4/8 among Adults 25-54 during the week of February 18-22. For the week, ‘World News’ placed first in the Adult 25-54 rating (2.4), tying NBC’s ‘Nightly News.’ For the seventh consecutive week, “World News” won among Women 25-54 (2.7/9).”

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research
    data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of February 18, 2008. The Williams-led newscast averaged 9.627 million total viewers”

  • Check out Green Room Girl’s new pictures!

  • CJR reports, “Which of Tim Russert’s expert roundtablers did he turn to first on yesterday’s Meet the Press to discuss PlagiarismGate (the Clinton campaign’s making hay of Barack Obama borrowing phrases from Gov. Deval Patrick)? Russert turned first to Doris Kearns Goodwin, the presidential historian and Meet the Press regular. And it should have made for awkward television — asking someone with a plagiarism scandal in her past to weigh in on charges of plagiarism from the campaign trail. I mean, what does that disclosure look like — ‘You’re no stranger to charges of plagiarism, Doris, how does Obama battle this? Does this stick?’”

  • TVNewser reports, “Helped by strong ratings from three debates, CNN beat Fox News Channel for first place in prime time (8-11pmET) in the A25-54 demo.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Poynter Online reports, “Remember when newspaper editors thought it was impressive to have a virtual version of their newspaper, turning pages and all? Remember how no one read them? Well it seems the same mistakes are being made all over again by the Arabic-language daily An-Nahar.”

  • Slate looks at “The environmental pros and cons of reading online.”

  • “Due to an overwhelming amount of requests, the final EPpy Awards entry deadline has been extended to Friday, February 29th.” Enter here!

  • Reuters reports, “Newspaper and television company Media General Inc said it agreed to acquire DealTaker.com, a coupon and shopping Web site, from Plano, Texas-based NARAE Enterprises Inc, to expand its portfolio of interactive advertising and marketing solutions.”

  • The AP reports, “Online advertising revenues exceeded $21 billion for the first time in 2007, although preliminary data compiled by an industry trade group also suggest growth is slowing. The Interactive Advertising Bureau said its estimates show ad revenues grew 25 percent last year from nearly $17 billion in 2006. In dollar amounts, the estimated gain was $4.2 billion — less than the 35 percent and $4.3 billion growth seen in 2006 over 2005.”

  • Omnivoracious.com is “reviewing the reviewers”

  • washingtonpost.com’s Ben Pershing reports, “Amid the titanic fight last week over the expiration of the terrorist surveillance law, there was another, less intense debate brewing below the surface. This wasn’t your standard Republican vs. Democrat debate. It cut across all lines, pitting executive branch agencies against each other, prompting disagreements among lawmakers of the same party, even (gasp!) dividing reporters. This fight wasn’t over whether the expiration of the Protect America Act put the country in danger. It was over when the thing actually expired.”

  • The Boston Globe reports, “Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin warned yesterday that Internet service providers can’t block consumers from using lawful Internet activities in the name of providing better service.”

  • AdAge.com reports,Chris Anderson Explains How ‘Freeconomics’ Will Change the Media World”

  • PRNewser Enters Top 100 PR Blog List at #55

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    RADIO

  • Sirius Says It Could Do Without XM

  • A release announced, “Diane Rehm, host of WAMU 88.5 and National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show, will receive The Distinguished Washingtonian Award in Literature and the Arts from The University Club of Washington, D.C. The club’s Board of Governors will present the award at a dinner to be held in Diane Rehm’s honor on Thursday, May 1, 2008.”

  • Reuters reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc, whose proposed purchase of rival XM Satellite Radio is still awaiting regulatory approval, reported a smaller quarterly loss on Tuesday as subscribers to its pay-radio service increased.”

  • Dan Steinberg reports,Kornheiser Names His Blogging Enemy”

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    JOBS

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

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Multimedia Investigative Team Editor and an ENPS Project Manager.

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

  • Kornheiser Hates Bloggers

    But which one? Dan Steinberg catches this segment on Tony Kornheiser’s radio show:

      Tony: It’s a real, it’s a real mistake, and it happens. And I don’t want to single anybody out in this area, but, you know, some people sit at home and they watch TV and they watch radio and they “blog” about certain “things,” and they think they know what they’re talking about, and they think they have sources. They have no sources. They make stuff up. They’re toads. They’re little toads. Actually, they’re pimples on the behind of the greater body politic in this country and in this city [everyone in the studio cackles for no reason]. And because, because they have access to airwaves and three or four people read them, they think, ‘Oh, I’m very important.’

    Morning Reading List, 11.08.07

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  • You say “no way in hell” to group houses.

  • Stephen Manfredi, a Senior Account Executive with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, has accepted a position at the White House as Associate Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

  • Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus writes, “It’s not as if this president has been Mr. Openness. But by some important measures, George W. Bush is more accessible to the reporters who cover him than are some of the leading candidates to succeed him — most notably Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.”

  • The Statesman reports,Jim Lehrer sticks up for traditional media at UT”

  • A release announced, “Twin Cities Strategies, a special events and consulting firm serving clients for the 2008 Republican National Convention, today announced its partnership with Hoffman Communications, the Midwest’s premier events management and production company. The TCS/Hoffman partnership provides corporations, trade associations and state Republican Parties with the most effective, one-stop-shop for all of their 2008 RNC Convention events, media, strategic consulting and public relations needs.”

  • A release announced, “Acorn Media Group, a leading independent global media company, announces Bruce Belliveau as its Chief Financial Officer and Mark Stevens as its President of Acorn Media U.S. effective this month. Stevens replaces John Lorenz who was promoted to Vice Chairman. Far outpacing industry growth, Acorn Media Group continues to grow rapidly. The company projects $80 million in global sales from its four divisions in 2007, an increase of 33% over 2006.”

  • Washingtonian reports, “It’s official: Don Graham ‘gets it,’ perhaps more than any other big newspaper publisher.
As in ‘gets the Internet.’… This week Graham alerted Posties that their work is now part of Facebook, the social networking site that is drawing eyeballs across the globe. His e-mail introduced the new ‘widget’ to Post employees on Halloween night.”

  • A release announces, “From November 8 through 11, Jim Lehrer, anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, will lead a national conversation entitled Dialogues in Democracy: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, as part of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions’ By the People project. The conversations — exploring the rights, responsibilities and expectations of American citizens — will occur in the historic buildings of Colonial Williamsburg, a seminal site of American democracy and citizenship. The final convocation, at which the ‘Declaration of Citizenship for the 21st Century’ will be debated, will take place in Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol in the Hall of the House of Burgesses, where the founding generation produced the first comprehensive Declaration of Rights.”

  • DCRTV reports, “DC-based XM Satellite Radio will launch a channel dedicated to the music of rock icons Led Zeppelin on 11/8. ‘XM LED: The Led Zeppelin Channel’ (XM-59) will feature the band’s complete audio catalog, interviews with band members, and other ‘unique content that celebrates the musical contributions of Led Zeppelin.’”

  • CNN Money reports, “Fitch Ratings said it believes the Hollywood writers’ strike has limited impact on the credit profile of the media and entertainment sector over the short-term.”

  • FishbowlLA reports, “Dan Cox informs us that he’s moved from the weirdly exciting California gubernatorial referendum of a few years back to cover a political race even more enthralling: Sixth-grade class president.”

  • Associated Press reports, “New York magazine agreed Tuesday to stop accepting sex ads after the local chapter of the National Organization for Women threatened protests outside the offices of the popular weekly publication.”

  • A release announced, “Bonneville DC’s Talk Radio 3WT (1500 AM, 820 AM, 107.7 FM) adds ‘The Stephanie Miller Show’ to its lineup, starting tonight at 7 p.m. Miller will be heard regularly on 3WT weekdays from 7-9 p.m.”

  • Tonight on Nightline, “correspondent Jake Tapper travels to Iowa where he talks to GOP candidate Rudy Giuliani.

  • Multichannel News reports, “Access Intelligence said Tuesday that it will fold 18-year-old industry publication Cable World in December.”

  • Dan Steinberg writes, “So this is a fun tale of media intrigue, media carping and the effort to deliver raw, unfiltered content without the interference of ‘a 26-year old reporter that really doesn’t know necessarily what’s really going on.’ If you find media covering media about media coverage insufferably boring, move right along, stat.” If you are uo for the rest, click here.

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc’s AOL said on Wednesday it will buy Internet advertising technology company Quigo to bolster its ad force and make it more competitive with Google Inc and Yahoo Inc.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “Add another item to the list of changes that the Murdoch era could usher in for The Wall Street Journal. Since March 2004, The Journal has maintained an exclusive partnership with the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House with which the paper collaborates on Journal-themed reference guides, crossword puzzle collections and some of the nonfiction books written by its reporters. To date, they’ve collaborated on at least 12 books, among them The Wall Street Journal Guide to the Business of Life, The Wall Street Journal Complete Identity Theft Guidebook and The Price of Admission, by The Journal’s former Boston deputy bureau chief Daniel Golden.”

  • Tech Confidential reports, “The American Antitrust Institute fired off a white paper Tuesday arguing that Google Inc.’s pending $3.1 billion agreement to acquire DoubleClick Inc. will hurt competition in the online advertising market.”

    Jobs

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Specialist, Renewals.

  • Smithsonian Publications is looking for an Associate Editor, Air & Space Magazine.

  • Meltwater Group Inc. (Media Monitoring Company) is looking for an International Management Trainee.

  • Baltimore Business Journal is looking for an Editorial Researcher.

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance is looking for an Investment Writer.

  • Elsevier is looking for an Experienced Association Editor.

  • The New Physician is seeking an associate editor.

  • U.S. Grains Council is looking for a Manager of Communications.

  • Culpeper Star-Exponent is looking for a Reporter.

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a reporter.

  • The Daily Progress is looking for a Community news editor.

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

  • Czarniak Does “Copacabana”

    czarniakkaraoke.JPGDan Steinberg has the photos and the details from last night’s media karaoke event.

    Etan Thomas: Also Not A Fan Of Journos

    Dan Steinberg grabs this quote from the Wizards star:

      The people close to me were horrified when they opened the paper only to read a lot of unfounded, un-researched, speculative articles and statements. I believe the article in the Washington Times read, “Thomas could be done.” Another one in The Washington Post brought all of these different cases that had nothing to do with mine, and presented them as though they were one and the same. They wrote about the worst possible cases and scenarios they could find. Len Bias, Jason Collier, Hank Gathers (may they all rest in peace).

      They just started throwing names and cases around without doing any research. They didn’t say that each case is different and although the heart is the common denominator in each case, comparing would not be intelligent to do until further details are obtained. At the time, the only details they were given were that I missed the beginning of camp to do further testing for heart irregularities. Now they took that small piece of information and turned it into these illustrious articles questioning if I will live, breath, walk, much less play ever again.

      So when the people who actually do care about me open the paper, they are frightened by these mountains of poorly written, heartless, inconsiderate, writers whose only concern is to sell papers at any cost. It would be different if we were talking about The National Enquirer, but we are not. I guess that’s the sad state of present day journalism. They don’t want little nuisances like facts to get in the way of a good story.

    Redskins and the Media

    The Redskin’s Brandon Lloyd doesn’t like reporters, apparently. Dan Steinberg reports on an incident recently when Lloyd was asked whether the team’s play-calling was handcuffed by Gibbs.

    “Bro, I have no idea,” Lloyd said. “I think if you guys as fans don’t know this, um, then it’s obvious that the ‘beat writers’–and I use that with every innuendo possible–the ‘beat writers’ are doing a disservice to the fans in the community by not asking these questions to the people who can answer them.”

    And later:

    “See, all these beat writers are gonna be listening to this podcast,” Lloyd said.

    “Well they’re [bleeps], they’re [bleeps],” a Junkie said.

    “Listening to you guys, taking notes and asking these questions,” Lloyd continued. “You can ask these questions,” he said, addressing the beat reporters. “Don’t be scared.”

    BONUS: We hear that there was some sort of altercation between Redskins radio guys and some beat writers Sunday. Those in the know? Let us know.

    Who Was In The Rumble?

    From Dan Steinberg:

      Which print journalist and which television talking head nearly came to blows in the Redskins locker room after Sunday’s game, at which point they were forcibly separated by another TV employee, only to later rejoin their argument, drawing stares from several players?

    FishbowlDC hears: Les Carpenter from the Washington Post and Dan Hellie from Channel 4.

    Morning Reading List, 07.04.07

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  • It seems we can’t all be as lucky as those Hotline kids.

  • BBC Reporter Johnston Freed In Gaza

  • An ABC release announced, “For the just-completed 2nd quarter (April 2-July 1), ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. This marks ABC’s first across the board 2nd quarter win since 1996.”

  • A Media Research Center release announced, “This coming Saturday, July 7, NBC Universal will devote a record 75 hours of coverage to Al Gore’s ‘Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis,’ to raise awareness about the alleged global warming ‘crisis’ as defined by Gore. The coverage will air on seven NBC Universal-owned programs, and Today news anchor Ann Curry will host coverage during NBC’s primetime. The 75 hours of coverage constitutes unprecedented promotion of one side of a political issue, and the largest in-kind contribution to Al Gore should he decide to run for President in 2008.”

  • Would you spend over $2,000 to have lunch with Chris Matthews? More? Charityfolks.com’s auction ends tomorrow.

  • Gene Weingarten tries to break into the tough market of Peoria.

  • From the MRC: “Tune into C-SPAN 2 tomorrow, July 4th at 3:20 PM ET to watch the Media Research Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala in its entirety. Highlights of the gala, held this past March, include video of the DisHonors Award winners for the worst reporting of 2006.”

  • A reader writes in regarding this: “also on the spouces story, Dan Steinberg is married to Annys Shin.”

  • A Center for Public Integrity release announced, “The Center for Public Integrity on Tuesday released a license for the non-commercial use of its Media Tracker, a free online database at the heart of the Center’s ‘Well Connected’ project on media and telecommunications. This new license, featured on the Center’s Website, gives the public and organizations the freedom to copy, adapt and redistribute Media Tracker data at no charge.”

  • PC World reports, “It will be a while before the official numbers come in, but some Wall Street analysts say that Apple might have sold as many as 700,000 iPhones over the device’s opening weekend.”

  • The AP reports, “A school administrator who says he was ridiculed and harassed based on a bogus news story is suing. Lewiston School Superintendent Leon Levesque is seeking $75,000 in federal court in Portland to deter what his attorney Bernard J. Kubetz characterized as irresponsible reporting by Fox News Channel.”

  • Wonkette unveils a “new-ish” redesign.

  • “With the apparent demise of the immigration reform bill, a major Supreme Court decision on race, and a few natural disasters, last week was jammed with big news events. But nothing got the media’s attention like a couple of suspicious cars parked in London,” according to the PEJ News Coverage Index.

  • From a reader: “Turns out the Fizgerald probe landed only one person in jail — a journo, Judith Miller. Who’da thunk it?”

  • The New York Times reports, “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by The New York Times against the Justice and Defense Departments, saying classified documents the newspaper was seeking under the Freedom of Information Act were properly withheld.”

  • His Extremeness brings us “Top Ten Funniest Political And Media Quotes of 2007.”

    Jobs

  • National Journal is looking for a Fact Checker.

  • Fox is looking for a Supervising Producer and a Manager for Digital Media.

  • Newspaper Association of America is looking for a Technology Writer.

  • The Middle East Institute is looking for a Media and Outreach Assistant.

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