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WTOP Listeners Lash Out At WaPo

WTOP reports this weekend that some of its listeners are none too pleased with WaPo‘s promotional poster of National’s star pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

The promotional requires subscribers to write in for it and requires about three weeks delivery. Otherwise readers could purchase a copy instantly at regular newspaper price wherever WaPo is sold.

A WTOP listener says she canceled her WaPo subscription over the ordeal (and we use the word “ordeal” loosely as this wasn’t a Metro train wreck or anything.). Apparently WTOP is not too happy about the whole so-called promotional, either. A caption on WTOP reads: “David Burd is not impressed by the Strasburg poster, right, compared to the ad, left.”

Was WaPo tacky or business savvy? Write and tell us what you think at fishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.

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David Burd of WTOP

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Morning Reading List, 03.26.08

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Good morning Washington. It’s Nancy Pelosi’s birthday!

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS

  • This election cycle has changed how you view Bill Clinton — in a bad way.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Crain’s Chicago Business reports, “Tribune Co. named Chandler Bigelow as chief financial officer, effectively immediately, to succeed Don Grenesko, who retired Monday.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Barack Obama’s 37-minute March 18 address on race relations was the major event in a week in which he easily dominated the battle for media exposure, according to a Project for Excellence in Journalism study of campaign coverage from March 17-23.”

  • Just How Did John McCain Obtain What He Has in the Bank with the Press?” And “The Maverick and the Media

  • Modern Art Notes reports, “Washington Post, Pollack revisit an old stereotype”

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    TV

  • Behind in the Ratings, CBS News Hopes for Help From a Debate

  • ABC announced, “ABC News’ Jeremy Hubbard has been named co-anchor of ABC News’ early morning news programs ‘World News Now’ and ‘America This Morning,’ News President David Westin announced today. In addition to this role, Mr. Hubbard will contribute reports to all other ABC News’ broadcasts and platforms.”

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the number one evening newscast among Adults 25-54 for the week of March 17-21. The ABC News broadcast averaged a 2.2/9 and 2.65 million among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC’s “Nightly News” by 80,000. Week-to-week, ‘World News” advantage over NBC increased 33% in the key demo. Additionally, this marks the thirteenth time this season the ABC broadcast has finished first among Adults 25-54.”

  • 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 March 17, 2008. The Williams-led newscast averaged 8.920 million total viewers, +456,000 more than ABC ‘World News” 8.464 million, and +2.302 million more than CBS ‘Evening News” 6.618 million. Season-to-date ‘Nightly’ leads ABC by +227K viewers. CBS ‘Evening News’ numbers are based on a three-day average for the week due to the NCAA tournament.”

  • WWD.com reports, “As shareholders prepare to gather for Time Warner Inc.’s annual meeting on May 16, 12 stockholding organizations have a proposal up for a vote that the post of chairman and chief executive officer be split. The proposal states that it is often in shareholders’ best interests to separate the positions, as conflicts of interest arise when one person holds both posts.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Economic slowdown hits Hollywood”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Rob Goodspeed asks, “Is PostPoints Worth It?” and discovered, “A quick look at the rewards dampened my enthusiasm. A $10 CVS gift card looked like a useful prize. However, at 3,385 points it would take me 677 days of Express reading or almost one year of reading both a print publication and the website to earn enough points to earn it.”

  • Reuters reports, “Virtual beer and vampires may no longer be enough to keep members of social networks like Facebook and News Corp’s MySpace riveted to their computers. Instead, the key to the future of these Web sites may lie in more practical functions, such as making plans, booking tickets or checking stock quotes.”

  • Dallas Business Journal reports, “American Airlines Inc. is hoping to win customers by becoming the first major airline to launch an application for users of the social networking Web site Facebook. American, owned by Fort Worth-based AMR Corp. (NYSE: AMR), said its application, called Travel Bag, lets Facebook users share travel experiences with friends, offer and read reviews on restaurants and shops, and create countdowns for upcoming events or trips.”

  • FastCompany.com reports, “On the verge of a revival last year, AOL suddenly imploded. The inside story of a journey to nowhere.”

  • The Independent reports, “Apax has cooled its interest in the £1.25bn auction for Reed Business Information (RBI), the publisher. Rivals United Business Media and Informa have already indicated that they are not interested in the auction.”

  • Jupiter Research reports, “Big Trend for 2008 Online Media: Re-Inventing the Network”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Tonight, join Reason for a happy hour at The Fab Lounge (1805 Connecticut Ave., NW 2nd floor), at 6.30PM. Reason’s Radley Balko, Nick Gillespie, Dan Hayes, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Michael C. Moynihan, Jesse Walker, David Weigel and Matt Welch will all be there to celebrate the publication of the magazine’s April issue, as well as the “advent of spring, with its attendant flowers and sunshiney days.”

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    RADIO

  • “DCRTV hears that recently-yanked MSNBC show host Tucker Carlson will be filling-in for David Burd on 3WT from 5:30 AM to 8 AM on Wednesday. He’ll be joining Jessica Doyle and Victoria Jones.”

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    JOBS

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Producer, Web Franchise Programming.

  • Center For Independent Media is looking for a Deputy National Editorial Director.

  • Al Jazeera is looking for an Output Producer and a Planning Editor.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 07.25.07

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  • A CNN release announced, “CNN continues the trend of record-breaking debates with Monday night’s CNN/YouTube Debate posting the highest P18-34 delivery in cable news history”

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ averaged 7.2 million Total Viewers and 1.7/8 among Adults 25-54, placing second in both categories for the week of July 16.”

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News’ was the top-rated network evening newscast, winning the week of July 16-20, 2007 in all categories.”

  • TVNewser reports, “For the third week in a row, MSNBC has topped CNN in the demo (25-54) in sales prime. MSNBC has also beaten CNN in two of the last three weeks in prime.’

  • By the numbers, the Iraq policy debate was the top news story of the week, filling 14% of the newshole in PEJ’s News Coverage Index for July 15-20. (It was the top story in the newspaper (10%), network (19%), and radio (17%) sectors.)”

  • His Extremeness on the debate: “After watching the talking snowman in last night’s YouTube debate, one thing was evident: Boy, these questions are easy to understand.”

  • Information Week reports, “A judge is expected to decide this week whether to proceed with a lawsuit that claims Facebook’s founder stole source code, trade secrets, and intellectual property from people who hired him to work on a social networking site.”

  • A reader asks, “Is Chris Matthews losing weight??”

  • XM, Sirius plan a la carte offerings

  • A reader brings this to our attention: New York Times on Scott “Stephen Glass” Thomas in TNR.

  • PC World reports, “Security analysts spotted a gaping security hole in Fox News Network LLC’s Web site on Monday, revealing file directories and sensitive content, although it appears the problem has been fixed.”

  • Wonkette has pictures and video from Bob Novak’s “Prince of Darkness Party”

  • From The Stiletto: “Reporting on the fatalism — or aplomb, depending on your point of view — of New Yorkers in the vicinity of last week’s steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Station, The Washington Post offers this vignette

  • Rather Says Odds Getting Longer for Couric”

  • It has been announced! The Baltimore vs. Washington Examiner 1st Annual Softball Challenge will take place Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Layhill Field in Silver Spring.

  • Wonkette says finally, a pro-late night shots publisher
  • From Salon: “They may be invisible and their art unsung. But in the age of blogging, editors are needed more than ever.”

  • AP reports, “CNN said Monday that it has hired anchor Campbell Brown of NBC News, one day after she announced on ‘Weekend Today’ that she would be leaving as host.”

    Jobs

  • Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is looking for an Editor.

  • The Conservation Fund is looking for a Manager of Media Relations.

  • Daily News-Record is looking for an Assistant Features Editor.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for an Assistant Copy Desk Chief, a Copy Editor, Designers, a Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer and a Military Reporter.

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

  • The Close Up Foundation is looking for a Manager, Speaker Acquistion and a Government Relations Coordinator.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for an Account Manager for International Publications.

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

  • Grandy and Burd

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    Nathans’ Q&A Cafe has posted the video of Carol Joynt’s interview of Washington Post Radio’s David Burd and WMAL’s Fred Grandy. Check it out here.

    Morning Reading List, 06.11.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you didn’t watch The Sopranos, but for the true fans, you thought Tony would live.

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners here.

  • Dan Gillmor writes, “Journalism’s old guard is in a panic. With the latest bad news … it’s no wonder that people who care about the traditional journalism business are frightened.”

  • Reuters reports, “An Internet entrepreneur and a Wall Street group have joined a list of potential rivals to News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. Inc., an adviser to the Dow Jones employee union said on Thursday.”

  • Eric Rauchway tells us what he learned at the blogging panel, a.k.a “Historical Scholarship and the New Media.” Ben Adler gives his own take on the experience.

  • The National Press Club is hosting a travel writing trade panel June 28 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. The event is open to the public. Reserve online or by calling is 202-662-7501.

  • FT.com reports, “Nielsen, the US-based audience measurement firm, is to begin tracking mobile phone users’ media consumption as part of an effort to provide wireless carriers, advertisers and entertainment companies with more accurate data about mobile phone usage.”

  • Ben Affleck loves to yell during “Hardball.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “It’s almost a footnote in some of the news stories and press releases on News Corp.’s negotiations to take over Dow Jones & Co., but the inclusion of Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, at the bargaining table could be sending a significant signal on where News Corp. is heading.”

  • Gay Programming Steps Out On Satellite and Digital

  • E&P reports, “With the exception of exports leveling off and producer inventories rising, April newsprint statistics released this week by the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) were all negative.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Trading in options to buy Netflix Inc. shares surged to the most since January 2004 on speculation the largest provider of movie rentals via the mail may be acquired.”

  • Christian Post reports, “Americans who watch more hours of television tend to be less committed to classical virtues such as honesty and fairness and less likely to value religious principles, according to a conservative media watchdog.”

  • MediaBiz reports, “Sirius announced after the market closed Tuesday that it had received a $250 million loan from Morgan Stanley (MS).”

  • A reader writes:
      wemple: The problem with Kornheiser is that he’s in great demand. Late this month, he’ll leave the Post airwaves and won’t return in full force until next January, following his season in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth. Gulland won’t say what the station will do to fill the programming void that he’ll leave. farhi: Kornheiser has become so valuable to the station, executives said, that his show will continue, with his name, even after he leaves it at the end of this month — as he prepares for his second season as an analyst on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football.’ WTWP morning man David Burd will host ‘The Tony Kornheiser Show,’ along with Kornheiser’s current sidekicks. Kornheiser will call in to the show from time to time, Farley said, but will not have a regular slot on the program; Kornheiser is committed to ESPN until the end of the football season.

  • A reader writes, “Shouldn’t the Washington Times intern know how to proof before posting and not just rely on spell check?? ‘getting soar muscles from carrying heavy bags’.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Richard Parsons on Thursday signaled more clearly than ever that he might drop at least his CEO title in the next year or two and again backed president and COO Jeffrey Bewkes as his heir apparent.”

  • Since becoming the Discovery Channel’s chief three years ago, Jane Root “has helped pull the nature channel out of a ratings slump with shows featuring, in no particular order, people battling nature, people living in prison, people saving the planet, and so on,” reports BusinessWeek.

  • Deb Howell’s weekly column.

  • A Harris Interactive poll on newspapers and their online sites, that was released at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Cape Town, shows that “five years out, readers expect online to overtake TV networks as their main source of news in four of the seven countries.”

  • Jeffrey F. Rayport writes, “To judge from ad-industry publications, advertising is in crisis. The stories of upheaval in how agencies serve clients, create value and get paid might readily suggest that advertising as a profession and business is dead, or dying. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

  • Marty Kaplan writes, “Within 24 hours, no primate on the planet will be unaware of Paris Hilton’s transfer from the pokie to the ankle bracelet, but it is a safe bet that within weeks or even months, relatively few Americans will know the big news going down now in Iraq. That’s because journalism is distributed in two flavors: push and pull.”

  • AP reports, “Twelve major universities will digitize select collections in each of their libraries — up to 10 million volumes — as part of Google Inc.’s book-scanning project.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The head of the National Association of Broadcasters is urging Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin to end his attempt to merge the nation’s two satellite radio companies and accusing the executive of misleading the public about the deal’s benefits.”

    Jobs

  • AAAS is looking for a Communications Officer and a Communications Associate.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Staff Writer/Online Producer for NationalJournal.com and a Staff Correspondent for Government Executive Magazine.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for an Editorial intern.

  • A downtown DC publishing company is looking for a Graphic Designer.

  • Smithsonian Publications is looking for a Production Coordinator.

  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is looking for a NewsHour Administrative Assistant.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Senior Producer and a Sports Producer.

  • The Map Network/NAVTEQ is looking for a Copy Editor, a Financial Analyst/Accountant, a Senior SQL Developer, a Director of Marketing, a Director of Business Development a Manager Destination and Event Sales and an Ad Sales Representative.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for an Account Manager.

  • C-SPAN is hiring a temporary Political Producer.

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

  • Taking Out The Trash, 02.27.07

  • Lisa Chedekel and Matthew Kauffman of the Hartford Courant are the 2007 winners of the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series exposing the US military’s recruitment and deployment of mentally ill soldiers into Iraq. The $35,000 annual prize, presented by the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, recognizes the year’s outstanding work in investigative journalism that led to direct results.” (Hat Tip: Romenesko)

  • Aoife McCarthy and Anne Schroeder wonder whether the Supreme Court weigh in on OJ-like car chase news coverage.

  • DCRTV reports that “Washington Post Radio morning man David Burd has returned to the airwaves” after suffering a concussion last week.

  • Real Blitzer Critiques Fake Blitzer

  • Tim Russert is down from two crutches to one.

  • Bob Woodruff: Turning Personal Injury Into Public Inquiry

  • Morning Reading List, 01.08.07

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  • Are Democrats more fun?

  • An ABC release announces that according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 25, 2006, “Nightline” “continued its growth trend in both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic.” Compared to the same time last year, the show is up 18%. “Nightline” was the only late night program to post growth compared to last week.

  • XM announced that the company added more than 1.695 million new subscribers in 2006, ending the year with more than 7.625 million subscribers. According to the release, “XM achieved positive cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter of 2006.” Or you could follow this take: “XM Subscribers Fall Short

  • DCRTV reports that “Bonneville-operated news talker Washington Post Radio, WTWP, will be teaming weekend morning man David Burd with Mike Moss in the weekday morning drive slot. Late night talk radio veteran Jim Bohannon will add the 10 AM to noon slot. With Hillary Howard jumping from that slot to co-host afternoon drive with Bob Kur. Sam Litzinger will remain all by himself in the noon to 3 PM slot.”

  • PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler urges the network to “be more aggressive. Be more aggressive. I don’t mean aggressive as in hostile or combative, but rather as in energetic and enterprising.”

  • Politics and Prose is hosting P.J. O’Rourke on Monday at 7 p.m.. O’Rourke will discuss his new book, On The Wealth Of Nations.

  • For the tipsters wondering: The Hill newspaper will go to four issues a week sometime soon, likely end of this month.

  • Fitzgerald’s Wild Source Chase

  • Happy Birthday, Swamp and World Newser blogs.

  • Editor’s E-Mail May Be Used in Suit Against The Times“:

      A lawyer for a former government scientist who is suing The New York Times for defamation over a series of columns about the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001 said Friday in court that he was prepared to introduce an internal e-mail message from a senior Times editor that raised questions about one of the columns.

      The lawyer, Mark A. Grannis, said the columns written by Nicholas D. Kristof about the federal investigation of the mailings unfairly damaged the reputation of his client, Dr. Stephen A. Hatfill, a former germ warfare scientist.

  • Marc Fisher on WHUR.

  • Hardball Loves Rocky’s Softball

  • A CIA panel has told former officer Valerie Plame she can’t write about her undercover work for the agency, a position that may threaten a lucrative book project with her publisher.”