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Morning Reading List 06.03.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy Birthday to Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly! Another Happy Birthday goes to Elizabeth Thorp, celebrating this weekend.

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NEWSPAPERS

Graydon Carter in Vanity Fair on newspapers, “The Paper Chase”: My suggestion to newspapers everywhere is to give the public a reason to read them again. So here’s an idea: get on a big story with widespread public appeal, devote your best resources to it, say a quiet prayer, and swing for the fences.

TV

The first NBC special “Inside the Obama White House” aired last night. As the president and Brian Williams were driving to get burgers, Williams asked President Obama whether when he’s watching cable TV and lands on a news channel and sees a debate underway about him, does he stop and watch? An interesting answer from the President– “I generally don’t. Mainly because I don’t find most of the cable chatter very persuasive. I’ve used this analogy before, it feels like WWF wrestling. Everybody’s got their role to play. I know a lot of these guys. And if Pat Buchanan is having a conversation with Chris Matthews or talking to Keith Olbermann, everybody’s got their set pieces and, so, I don’t feel as if I’m learning anything from the debate.”

CNN’s Campbell Brown returned from maternity leave Monday to her regular 8 p.m. EST timeslot. The show had a new name, a new look, a new EP, and, perhaps most notably, a new opening: The show has dropped “No Bias, No Bull” from the title. More at TVNewser.

RADIO

NPR’s Diane Rehm will receive the AAUW/NASPA Women of Distinction Award at the University of Maryland on Thursday at the 2009 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Other honorees listed here.

ONLINE

Politico’s Mike Allen is switching to Saudi time with the President. His widely read Playbook was out at about 5:30am today.

MAGAZINES

Stephen Colbert to guest edit Newsweek? True. NYO: Since Newsweek’s redesign, the magazine’s editors have sent out a statement that they intend to sever any and all connection to the turgid, dusty newsweekly of yore. And for the next issue that hits newsstands on June 8, Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will be Newsweek’s guest editor.

From Playbook today: The American Society of Magazine Editors “Best Cover Contest” for 2009 includes among its 10 categories: “Best Obama Cover (featuring President Barack Obama).”

NEWS NOTES

Forbes asks can Knight Foundation head Alberto Ibarguen save the news business? “Ibarguen is directing a multi-year plan to spend $100 million on 130 projects dedicated to new media and the future of news. They range from projects on community-financed reporting and media “test kitchens” at universities to a new journalism institute in India.”

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Morning Reading List: 100 Days

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It is day 100 covering the Obama administration and week 13 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

AdAge: WSJ is threatening to reclaim its weekday circulation crown from USA Today for the first time since September 1999. If USA Today falls another two percentage points while WSJ holds steady, WSJ will once again claim the largest paid weekday circulation in the U.S.

TV

TVNewser takes a look at life after layoffs for broadcast journos.

ABC’s Brian Ross‘ investigative reporting was questioned in an article on the front page of NYT in yesterday’s paper. TVNewser reports NYT’s reporting was questioned but one of the reporter’s sources. Read on here.

“So, if planes go into buildings, well, don’t blame Barack Obama, blame Dana Priest and the chaos that occurred after that, ’cause that was — when her article came out, from that point forward, this secret CIA program was dead on arrival.” -MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe yesterday in a discussion about torture. Read in context at Media Matters.

RADIO

Congrats to WAMU’s Diane Rehm, who has again made the cut for “Top 10 Most Powerful Programs On Public Radio,” according to the fall 2008 study by Audience Research Analysis.

AP: Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest owner of U.S. radio stations, said yesterday it is cutting 590 jobs, including some on-air personalities, in its second round of mass layoffs this year amid pressure from the recession and evaporating advertising budgets.

ONLINE

Vanity Fair studies media Darwinism- which sites will survive? Gives an outlook for Politico, Slate, Drudge, even PerezHilton.

MAGAZINES

Are there more cuts ahead at Conde Nast?

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico reports the WH press office blasted out an email yesterday “specifically to reporters that the White House considers focusing mainly on the negative when it comes to ethics issues” under the subject “Fair and/ or Balanced.”

NEWS NOTES

Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, and most of the Massachusetts delegation, have sent letters of support for the Boston Globe to NYT’s Arthur Sulzberger.

B&C: SCOTUS has backed the government’s power to regulate the broadcast of so-called “fleeting expletives” on live television. The decision Tuesday reverses and remands a lower court ruling that the FCC did not justify its change in policy on fleeting expletives.

NYT: The Justice Department has begun an inquiry into the antitrust implications of Google’s settlement with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service. The inquiry does not necessarily mean that the department will oppose the settlement.

From Reliable Source: “The only thing I have against her is that she threatens to surpass me in attracting the left’s hatred.” -Ann Coulter extolling Sarah Palin in the “Time 100″ ranking of the world’s most influential people, due out next week.

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Diane Rehm is an April Tool

Diane Rehm, NPR talk radio host got made the fool…

WTOP reports that Rehm was tricked into discussing an April fool’s story about “farm-raised whales” in landlocked central Illinois while on-air.

Morning Reading List 03.25.09


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Its day 65 covering the Obama administration and week eight for us. Happy Birthday to TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer! What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWPAPERS

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced a bill yesterday to save newspapers. The legislation would allow newspaper companies to restructure as nonprofilts with a variety of tax breaks. A Cardin spokesman tells Reuters the bill had yet to attract any co-sponsors, but had sparked plenty of interest within the media, which has seen plunging revenues and many journalist layoffs.

The Chicago Tribune and LATimes are combining their international reporting operations as their corporate parent tries to save money while reorganizing in bankruptcy court. The international cooperative, to be based in Los Angeles, will serve all newspapers owned by the Tribune Co.

A “historic” memo from managing editor Robert Thomson to WSJ has left some feathers ruffled, according to Portfolio.

TV

Howard Kurtz on the President’s presser, Mr. Cool, Budget-in-Chief: “Obama generally spun long paragraphs, in that even-keeled way of his, rather than delivering a Reaganesque or Clintonesque one-liner that can deflect or defuse a question. Only once did he deliver a sharp rejoinder, when Henry pressed him on why it took him days to express outrage about the AIG bonuses. ‘I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak,’ the president said.”

WaPo’s Tom Shales‘ review here. “Most of the facets of President Obama’s personality that have made him intensely popular were on display last night during his second prime-time news conference, and so he emerged from it still every inch ‘President Wonderful,’ a itt were, untouched and intact.”

Playbook notes Ezra Klein: “Some press corps. I managed to miss it, but the transcript suggests that there wasn’t A SINGLE QUESTION about the massive plan to risk a trillion dollars in taxpayer money to save the banking system. But The Washington Times managed to ask about stem cells. WTF, press?” Also check out Playbook for a “speed read” on the presser.

President Obama delivers– ratings for CBS’ 60 Minutes. Steve Kroft‘s interview this Sunday drew 17.04 million Total Viewers, 60′s best ratings of 2009.

Will CNN launch a wire service this year? At a National Press Club event this week, CNN President Jon Klein said the networks has been talking to newspaper editors and tv and radio owners and that they’re “seeing some early interest.”

Larry Kudlow announced on CNBC yesterday evening that he is not running for US Senate. From HuffPost: “It was a flattering conversation and one that I thought about, but to me it was never really a serious proposition… This evening, I’m letting the world know that I am not running for the US Senate, and here’s why: in my heart I know that I belong right here at CNBC… This is my love.”

More from the NY Observer on MSNBC’s latest hire, Ed Shultz here.

Politico caught up with CSPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb, who just celebrated the 30th anniversary of the network. He Topics of discussion: the thin skin of journalists, his pessimism that cameras will be let into the Gridiron Dinner and the Supreme Court and CSPAN’s potention. Listen here.

RADIO

DCRTV: The weekly audience for WAMU’s Diane Rehm show, distributed nationally by NPR, grew 28 percent over the past year, to 2.2 million in fall 2008, setting a new record audience for the fifth consecutive national survey. “Listener participation has been such an important part of the show’s growth and success. It’s very gratifying to know the program is touching so many people,” Rehm says.

ONLINE

Andrew Breitbart has been Matt Drudge‘s little helper for more than a decade. But he’s told people that he’s no longer doing regular shifts at the Drudge Report, and hasn’t been for nine months or so. Who are editors going to go to for links now? And can Drudge really do it all by himself?

Looks like HuffPo is getting ready for more additions. Take a look at this job listing from our jobs page: “Looking for web editors with expertise in the following areas: sports; technology and gadgets; and books. Each editor will create and manage one of three new sections — Sports, Technology & Gadgets, and Books — being launched on The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) — “The Internet Newspaper.” Editors will develop “destination” pages by overseeing news and a subject-specific group blog.

NEWS NOTES

From Politico, Obama seeks filter-free news: “At a time when his Washington honeymoon is turning into a hazing, President Barack Obama and his team are launched on a strategy to sail above the traditional White House press corps by reaching out to liberal commentators, local reporters and ethnic media… But those moves are only part of a much larger strategy aimed at communicating directly with audiences the White House believes are more sympathetic to the president’s agenda – and one in which much of the work is being done by Obama’s top advisers.”

Full circle: the Times-Picayune reports that the TSA has cleared Senator David Vitter (R-LA) on the aforementioned airport gate incident.

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Morning Reading List 03.11.09

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Its day 51 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWPAPERS

A philantropist, Eli Broad, is interested in buying the LATimes and later combining it with WaPo.

The NYT is offering to “retrain” its reporters to produce for the web, but few are interested.

The Observer reports Robert Murdoch‘s News Corporation has purchased The Brooklyn Newspaper.

We somehow missed this last week- NYT’s Tom Friedman wrote a column endorsing The Onion? You have to see it to believe it here.

TV

Will liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz get his own shot at MSNBC? The Observer looks into that here. Schultz has filled in for David Shuster on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave this week; Shuster has filled in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown.

RADIO

More Howard Kurtz on Rush Limbaugh in yesterday’s Media Backtalk, WaPo’s online chat. “It is difficult to measure Rush’s audience across 600 stations- but I don’t believe he is wrong that Limbaugh enjoyed a huge spike in listeners during a week when the Rush vs. White House story line all but dominated the news,” Kurtz said.

DCRTV reports WAMU has signed Diane Rehm to a new five-year deal. The late-morning show, which is syndicated on more than 135 stations, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this fall. “I’m delighted to be with WAMU and NPR for five more years,” said Rehm. “These are historic and monumental times. I’m proud that our program will continue to give voice to the leaders moving our country forward and to our listeners, who have made- and continue to make- this program so successful.”

MAGAZINES

FBDC has learned Larry Van Dyne was among those cut at Washingtonian magazine. He was a writer/editor at the mag for 30 years. DCRTV reports of the 11 editorial people let go, seven were editorial and four were contract writers.

NEWS NOTES

Several news organizations, including NPR, ABC and the BBC are urging Iranian officials to release detained journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been detained in the country since late January.

NPR asks “Where Were The Media as Wall Street Imploded?”

Submissions are being accepted for the 2009 Knight International Journalism Awards. Deadline is April 13th. Nominations can be made here.

JOBS

Check out the Newsbox for for freelance work for writers, editors, translators, designers and photographers.

FBDC’S PICK

DC power couples in WaPo- “Rule No. 1 about power couples: They deny that they are power couples.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

Morning Reading List 02.24.09

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Its day 36 covering the Obama administration and week 4 for us. Happy Mardi Gras!

What we know and what we’re reading this FAT Tuesday morning…

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NEWPAPERS

NYT’s Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet spoke to a group of Columbia University students. “Your generation will get to reinvent journalism in a more meaningful way.” Finally, some good news.

Steve Coll and Matthew Yglesias ponder whether the death of newspapers as we know them would really be apocalyptic on NPR’s On the Media.

Forbes reports as the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News slid toward the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing it made over the weekend, the CEO was getting a raise.

Some think the NYT overplayed the Nixon Tapes.

What exactly is a master of “snarky mimesis” because I think my co-editor Matt Dornic just may be one too… Media Matters takes a look at the NYT’s review of David Denby‘s book “Snark,” in which he pronounces Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd masters of “snarky mimesis.”

TV

President Obama’s address this evening will run about 50 minutes long with applause.

RADIO

No surprise that Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity top Talkers Magazine 2009 Heavy Hundred list, but you maybe surprised that DC local NPR’s Diane Rehm is all the way down at #92. Imus is #20, Rachel Maddow #46.

ONLINE

More Howard Kurtz on Twitter in his online chats. “Look, Twitter may turn out to be a fad, and I noted in my piece that it has an incestuous quality. But I’ve got 2,900 people following me on Twitter and they aren’t all Beltway insiders by a long shot. I happen to think it’s good that big-shot TV anchors are making an attempt to engage with their viewers. Politicians, pro athletes and CEOs are among those posting on Twitter. It has its limitations, but it’s also an intriguing form of communication.”

JOBS

News Distribution Network, Inc. is looking for an account manager. From the release: NDN has developed a unique business model to address the challenges of news properties, ownership groups, and organizations not currently equipped with legal, professional video content, advanced multimedia features, or effective distribution. NDN has debuted “Political I.Q.,” the first product in a portfolio slated to include offerings in the business, entertainment, sports, travel and general news categories.” More info and application available here.

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Morning Reading List, 10.31.08

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Morning Reading List, 10.29.08

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Morning Reading List, 08.19.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.23.08

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