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Quotes of the Day

CNN Producer for Piers Morgan Tonight Brad Parks: “Passing time between live shots at the CNN Grill photo booth.”

Mrs. Ralph Reed to Convention Security: Lighten up!

“When I lived in Iran growing up & we were under martial law…security was not as bad as it is at the @GOPconvention!!! Geez…lighten up!!” — Jo Anne Reed, wife of Ralph Reed.

Taxicab Confessions: Tampa 

“My cabbie in Tampa is singing along to ‘Do That To Me One More Time’ while we sit in traffic. Kinda awkward.” — The Hill‘s Howeesha Kurtz, a.k.a. Judy Kurtz.

Uh oh. Is HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney okay? “I’m drunk and lonely.” — HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney. Labor journo for Mike Elk replied, “Call me maybe?” HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel apparently borrowed stole Delaney’s gadget and tweeted the following:  “At a wings place in a Ramada, next to a strip club. Take that, fancy parties.”

Journo gives lip to TODAY Show

“Shut up Today Show.” — The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe to the TODAY Show. On Monday, TODAY ran a segment on mirror fasts. This means, as they explain it, “foregoing looking at yourself in the mirror for a week, a month, even a year.”

Reporter Starstruck by NBC’s David Gregory

“Just walked by @davidgregory#StarStruck Saw that dude on TV yesterday morning.#GOP2012” — D.C. Correspondent for David Pittman, who clearly needs to have his head examined. Psst….Pittman, Gregory is not a celebrity. MedPage Today provides medical news for clinician. Is there a clinician in the house?

Questions to Ponder: “When ratings show people tuning out of politics at record levels, why do cable channels think 24-7 convention coverage is a good idea?” — Salon‘s David Sirota. And from Columbia J School’s Emily Bell: “Given there are a lot of journalists covering the #RNC who is actually producing interesting coverage? (serious question)”

Convo Between Actor Rob Lowe and CNN’s Piers Morgan

Lowe: “What does it mean, if anything, that the Fox News crawl is so much slower than CNN?”

Morgan: “Means we’re quicker, smarter.”

Ouch! “Hey @JoeNBC: Any time you want to man up and take control of your own show would be nice. #Coward” — editor John Nolte, showing that it’s not just the MSM that gets whacked by the conservative media outlet.

HuffPost Howard Fineman‘s admission: “I rarely if ever get in shouting matches on TV but did on @hardball_chris just now with former GOP chm Steele about the Romney welfare ad.”

How to Win Friends and Influence People at the RNC: “Convention Coverage Rule #2115: Condescend to other reporters by not admitting to having read ‘their take’ from last night.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

How to irk Politico‘s Ben White: “Whiny Tweets complaining about too many journalists covering too little news in Tampa are not wrong, they are just boring.” He later added, “How do Floridians and other swing-staters tolerate all these political ads? I’d throw my TV out the window.”

Boybander Revelations…“Thing I learned today: Reince Priebus reads the sarcastic things you write about him.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel. And from TPM‘s Brian Beutler: “I wish politicians really would speak in dog whistles so I’d be incapable of hearing their garbage.”

Public Admiration Society: “Great line from @RonBrownstein: ‘Very patriotic convention — the floor is red, the seats are blue, and the delegates are white.’” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza quoting National Journal‘s Ron Brownstein.


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Morning Reading List, 11.03.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.09.07

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  • An NBC release announced that “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” “posted an impressive ratings win, outperforming the Sunday morning public affairs competition in all categories during the second quarter of 2007.”

  • Nick Kulish will be reading from his new novel, “Last One In,” tonight at Olsson’s Courthouse at 7:00 p.m.

  • AARP Tunes In to Radio’s Discarded Audience

  • Howie Kurtz takes a look at the Huffington Post, including this quote from former Postie Tom Edsall:

      “They have a very liberal constituency, but say they are looking for straight and credible news,” says Edsall, who holds a Pulitzer chair at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. “Arianna has thousands of sources on the left and the right, and she comes up with a lot of ideas.”

  • “In the last three months, from April 1-June 29, Dobbs devoted more than a quarter (26%) of the airtime on his nightly show to immigration. (That’s almost twice as much attention as he gave to the next leading subject, the Iraq war policy debate.) Last week, the immigration debate was the most popular cable and radio talk topic, filling 24% of the airtime, according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from June 24-29.”

  • David Sirota writes that “Men like David Broder, Joe Klein and George Will are afraid the politicians in D.C. are going to start listening to the people instead of them.”

  • The Washington Blogger Meetup has the July Meetup on July 18 at Regional Food and Drink. To see who’s coming and to RSVP, click here.

  • AlterNet’s Rory O’Connor explores “The Future of Citizen Journalism.”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “Often as sensationalistic as its yellow predecessor, green journalism tends to appeal to our emotions, exploit our fears, and pander to our vanity. It places a political agenda in front of the quest for journalistic truth and in its most demagogic forms tolerates no criticism, branding all who question it as enemies of the people.”

  • The Washington Examiner’s Nate Beeler took home the Golden Spike award at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ 50th-anniversary convention Saturday night.

  • Check out the full page ad in today’s Post advocating for a XM-Sirius merger.

  • The Post takes a look at Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene.

  • Do you have the “Top Freelancers’ Traits”?

  • Poynter reports, “The new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, due to open in August, will be ‘a laboratory where young people can come, explore ideas and develop new products that will make a difference,’ explains Christopher Callahan, Dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State Univ.”

  • William Powers writes, “Every news outlet of any consequence now has endless space online to offer supplementary information about the people who report, edit, and produce the news. Who are they? Where did they grow up? What did they study in school? Why did they become journalists? Did they ever work in politics or volunteer for a cause? If so, when and where? If the outlet’s policies allow them to make political donations, list them.” And Public Eye asks, “Why stop there?”

  • Can you answer CQ’s Political Trivia question?

  • announced its 6th DCist Unbuckled Concert at DC9 on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. According to the release, “Recently signed to Sub Pup’s Hardly Art label and fast becoming the biggest local band of 2007, D.C.’s own Le Loup will headline the show, with Brooklyn’s XYZ Affair opening and a DJ set by members of locals Middle Distance Runner filling out the lineup.”

  • “Dramatic events in London and Scotland last week attracted a large news audience. Roughly a third of the public paid very close attention to news that British police had found and defused two car bombs in London, and another 31% followed the story fairly closely,” according to Pew’s weekly News Interest Index.

  • Don Sutton, Calling It as He Sees It


  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Newsperson-Video Journalists and producers.

  • Goddard Claussen is looking for a Creative Director.

  • Potomac News is looking for an Assistant Sports Editor.

  • The Loudoun Easterner is looking for an assistant editor.

  • The Free Lance-Star Publishing Companies is looking for someone to cover the Nationals.

  • Archaeology Magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • Advancement Project is looking for a Writer/Editor.

  • Smithsonian Online Publishing is looking for a Editorial Intern, Online Publishing.

  • Platts, McGraw-Hill Companies is looking for an Associate Editor.

  • Prison Fellowship is looking for a Grant Writer.

  • The Bristol Herald Courier is seeking a sports design guru.

  • LRP Publications is looking for a Staff Writer for Special Education.

  • McClatchy-Tribune Regional News is looking for an Assistant News Editor.

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education is looking for a Senior Web Designer.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Producer I (Video), NPR Digital Media.

  • Imre Communications is looking for a Senior Designer, a Production Manager and a Traffic Manager.

  • The Progress-Index is looking for an Advertising Director.

  • Feature Story News is seeking an Experienced Radio Editor/Reporter.

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