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Morning Reading List, 07.15.08

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Morning Reading List, 04.18.08

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

  • You think Mo Rocca is not a funny guy.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “Two college degrees, five years of experience, a stellar reputation = $18,000/year with no expenses or health insurance. Somebody tell my bill from MasterCard that this is priceless.”

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Robert Schlesinger joined US News & World Report last week as deputy assistant managing editor, opinion. And this week, his book, White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters, was published.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Guardian reports, “The US version of the Wall Street Journal could be rolled out to other parts of Europe following its launch in London.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “New York Times Co. said Thursday it swung to a first-quarter loss, hurt by a charge and a steep decline in advertising revenue at its newspapers, giving another indication that the environment remains highly challenging for the industry.”

  • Forbes has a Q&A and with “Los Angeles Times Publisher David Hiller

  • A reader writes in, “Further proof of the redundancy of three hill pubs: RollHilliTico is using the same photographer for the same Byrd story … a story that’s older than The Nile (aka ‘denial’)”

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    TV

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, April 13, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among Total Viewers. This is the 19th time this season and seventh consecutive week ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face’ in Total Viewers. ‘This Week’ is also the only Sunday discussion program to grow among Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic season to date.”

  • 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 13, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.016 million total viewers”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “To keep up with the exploding popularity of Internet video, many companies are scrambling to get their content on the Internet. They’re not scrambling fast enough. That’s according to a recent study conducted by online-content distributor Akamai Technologies, which found that most content is pirated within hours of hitting the Web. The unauthorized consumption typically begins the morning following an online broadcast and gets progressively larger throughout the day. Within 72 hours, illegal file sharing can erode nearly 20% of the online audience for an average primetime TV show.”

  • The AP reports, “New data released Wednesday show online views of videos soared 66 percent in the U.S. in February from a year earlier, with TV networks grabbing just a pittance of those eyeballs.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the most popular search engine, faces a deteriorating market for consumer advertising after incurring a drop in business from financial firms.”

  • The AP reports, “Comcast to skip latest FCC network management hearing”

  • Check out whereIstand.com, “a user-driven politics opinion Web site” that launched its Beta version. “The social networking community presents the opinions of users, along with the opinions of public figures and organizations, in an issues-based structure that reflects the grassroots nature of public discourse as it changes. The site also features functions for searching and comparing of results.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Yahoo Inc. moved closer to outsourcing its search advertising to Google Inc. after an initial test of the system yielded what the two firms deemed positive results, people familiar with the matter said. A partnership could give Yahoo some needed leverage as it tries to ward off an unwelcome $42 billion bid from Microsoft Corp. Some view the potential pact as mere gamesmanship, particularly in light of antitrust concerns that a Google-Yahoo linkup would likely raise.”

  • The AP reports, “With little fanfare, AOL began occupying new headquarters in New York this week to bring itself closer to the heart of the media and advertising industry as it transforms itself into an ad-supported business. About 300 senior executives and content producers, many already located elsewhere in the city, were the first to move to the new digs at 770 Broadway in Greenwich Village, once home to the grand Wanamaker department store.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • NMA.co.uk reports, “CondéNet International, the digital arm of Condé Nast, is embarking on an aggressive online strategy in the UK and then worldwide. Following the relaunch of Vogue.com in the UK next week, new plans will be drawn up for all of CondéNet’s major properties, such as Glamour and GQ. The designs, platforms and ad models will then be adopted for these brands internationally. Previously each magazine site in each country was standalone, a standard setup in magazine publishing.”

  • Folio reports, “With dwindling newsstand and advertising revenue, slashed marketing budgets, skyrocketing postal and production costs — and, oh yeah, that recession thing — consumer magazine publishers need be innovative, perhaps more than ever before, to survive. And they’re probably going to have to blow up the church-state boundary between advertising and editorial, too. Those were the bullet points that dominated a lively discussion among some 700 advertising and publishing executives at the 12th annual New York Magazine Day Wednesday.”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • Reuters reports, “Shares of global information company Thomson Reuters Corp fell in their debut on Thursday on concerns over a financial industry downturn. The new company, formed by Thomson’s purchase of Reuters for more than $16 billion in cash and stock, hopes its portfolio of products, ranging from financial to legal and health care, will help it ride out the credit crisis.”

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    JOBS

  • Dana Press is looking for a Production Assistant, Publishing, an Assistant Editor, an Administrative Assistant, Publishing and an Executive Assistant for Publishing.

  • MarketWatch is looking for a Radio Anchor — Freelancer.

  • Education Writers Association is seeking a Seminar Program Coordinator.

  • Freedom House is seeking a Managing Editor, English (Iran Programs)

  • “b, a new entity from the Baltimore Sun Media Group, is searching for an organized, cool-headed and skilled journalist to help launch Baltimore’s free daily and Web site for young adults.”

  • SIGNAL Magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

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  • Morning Reading List, 07.18.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Do tell! What are these mythical “other” beaches you are running off to?

  • An ABC release announced, “For the twelfth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. Averaging 7.67 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC by 330,000 Total Viewers and 90,000 key demo viewers. Week-to-week, ‘World News’ grew its Total Viewing audience 3% and its demo audience 4%.”

  • Another ABC release announced, “ABC News has received 15 News Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, it was announced today by the Academy. The Awards will be presented on Monday, September 24, 2007 in New York City.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has received a total of 15 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today.”

  • 2 Weeks: MSNBC Tops CNN In Sales Prime

  • Cousin TVNewser reports, “PBS Leads The Way with 22 Emmy Noms”

  • “11 of CBS’s 19 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations are for one program: the venerable 60 Minutes.”

  • LNS v. City Paper: The Fallout.

  • Dow Jones Board Approves Sale

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said it will address privacy concerns by reducing the lifetime of ‘cookies’ installed on the computers of people who visit its Web site.”

  • The Weekly Pew News Index for July 8-13 shows, “The Iraq policy debate was easily the biggest story of the week, filling 20% of the newshole, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from July 8-13. It was also the top story in every media sector: newspapers 15%; online 17%; network 29%; cable 22%; and radio 20%.”

  • Bob Meyers, President of the National Press Foundation, sent a letter of thanks to supporters, stating, “As you may know, with your support we have met and exceeded our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • The London Times reports, “Facebook, the fast-growing social networking site, is facing a potentially embarrassing lawsuit after a rival site claimed that the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, stole the idea for the network.”

  • Olbermann To Moderate Dem Forum Aug. 7

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “The songs remained the same on Internet radio Monday, as most stations continued to stream music while their representatives negotiated to lower a controversial royalty hike that took effect over the weekend.”

  • TVNewser reports, “The latest name to surface in the ongoing Katie Couric saga at CBS News is that of Scott Pelley, a Washington-based 60 Minutes correspondent since 2004.”

  • New York Times reports, “Business 2.0 magazine, a seven-year-old Time Inc. publication that covers start-ups, technology trends and changes in the new economy, might publish its final issue in September, according to people briefed on discussions about the fate of the magazine.”

  • The Independent features an interview with Tina Brown.

  • ABC announced that Charles Gibson will anchor a special edition of “20/20,” exploring “the untold story of Billy Graham’s ties to eleven U.S. administrations — from Harry Truman to George W. Bush . ‘Pastor to Power: Billy Graham and the Presidents’ will air on Friday, August 10 at 10 p.m., ET, in conjunction with the publication of ‘The Preacher and the Presidents’ by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy of Time Magazine.”

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Faced with a steady decline in revenue and cash flow, Tribune Co. plans to run advertisements on the front pages of most of its daily newspapers”

  • From a reader calls our attention to this — “USA Today has a cow over voting numbers”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists announced upcoming journalism trainings in Washington, D.C.. Check it out here.

  • TVNewser reports, “In the week ending July 13, NBC slipped into a television year-to-date tie with World News in viewers.”

  • Who knew the Washington Post Business Section was funny? His Extreme-ness did.

  • From ABC: “ABC News and ABC5 News today released credentialing information for the Republican ‘This Week’ Iowa Forum on August 5th. The Forum moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos with additional questioning from David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register, will be held at Drake University. All Republican presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance. The Democratic Forum co-hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party will be held on Sunday August 19th from 8:00-9:30 AM Central Time credentialing details will be provided in the coming weeks.”

  • “You’re invited to the sixth annual Breakfast of Editing Champions at the AEJMC convention Friday, Aug. 10. The breakfast is open to anyone who teaches editing or likes to hang around editing professors ­ and who doesn’t?” All you need to do is e-mail an RSVP to at dgump@concernedjournalists.org this week.

  • Air America has launched a new blog called Spark, written and edited by Nancy Scola.

  • MediaBiz reports, “A panel of online media experts debated the future of the industry at Fortune’s iMeme conference in San Francisco on Friday. It probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock that these Web executives predicted more doom and gloom for so-called ‘old media’ and good times ahead for the Internet companies.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Tribune Co. shares fell as much as 2.1 percent after Los Angeles Times publisher David Hiller said the newspaper had ‘one of the worst quarters we have ever experienced’ in the three months through June.”

  • The IHT reports, “The International Herald Tribune will next Tuesday unveil a redesign of its web site featuring a new set of home page templates and greater emphasis on interactivity.”

  • New York Times reports, “With the United States military fighting a protracted war in Iraq and a wide-open presidential campaign already making headlines daily, Americans of all ages are interested in current affairs and are consuming news like never before, right? Not so, especially not teenagers and young adults, according to a report released last week by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.”

  • “NBC Universal is commiting to a ‘unprecedented, companywide weeklong programming effort’ to educate consumers about ‘ecological issues and our impact on the environment.’ It’s scheduled for Nov. 4 through 10.”

  • Blogs turn 10 years old (awwww).

  • In case you missed it, Chris Matthews announced a new contest on Monday night — the Hardball Campaign Ad Challenge — where you can submit your own homemade campaign ad.

  • Check out News Groper. It features “blogs, editorials and news analysis written by the most sought after politicians, celebrities, business leaders and dictators. News Groper’s proprietary technology ensures that its editorial content remains open and honest by having highly trained satirists ghostwrite on behalf of named authors — without the celebrities’ knowledge or consent.”

  • On Thursday night, don’t forget to check out Cigars and Martinis Night at Ozio, sponsored by Two Mundos Magazine & Laico DC Productions.

  • Dwight Garner writes, “Both Newsweek and Time magazine have newish editors (Jon Meacham, Richard Stengel) and, basically, it’s war: they’re slugging it out for eyeballs in a way they haven’t for a while.”

  • Check out Wonkette’s thoughts on the Post’s feature, “How to lose a war”

  • The Institute of Politics announced its Fall 2007 Resident Fellows, including the Washington Post’s own deputy business editor Maralee Schwartz.

  • From Radar: “This week’s New Yorker profile of Mort Zuckerman tells of how the New York Daily News owner, preparing to guest-host The Charlie Rose Show, asked to interview John McEnroe, who, still angry about a News gossip item, rebuffed him.”

  • Former National Journal-er Troy Schneider tells us, “Why the Deck is Stacked Against Political Startups.”

  • Politico’s Jonathan Martin gives some blog space to ESPN’s Karl Ravech.

  • Congrats to Josh Rushing for being on the Daily Show Monday night.

  • FishbowlDC public service announcement of the day: Find Paris Hilton a good home.

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN may be replacing Paula Zahn because of poor ratings, but the time slot isn’t proving easy for anybody.”

    Jobs

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant.

  • The Community Associations Institute is looking for an Editor.

  • His Extremeness’ favorite network is hiring. Apply here.

  • Voice of America is looking for a News Division/writer.

  • BNA is looking for a Reporter for Pensions and Benefits and a Reporter for Environmental News.

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