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All Sections of Ebony are Open to Pitches

Historically, most journalists writing for Ebony have been black, but it’s not a requirement to score a byline. The pub has recently run stories by writers who aren’t black, and also hopes to reach beyond the black community by tackling key issues from a wide variety of viewpoints.

The magazine is enjoying the fruits of a well-executed redesign spearheaded by editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett, who works with CEO Desiree Rogers and Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. Barnett told NPR she’s working to balance fashion, entertainment and news that is empowering “and also still very rooted in the coverage of social issues and political issues that Ebony has always done so well.”

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Morning Reading List 02.13.09

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It’s day 25 covering the new Obama administration. And day 12 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES

NEWPAPERS

The Daily Beast offers up responses to the popular question these days, Can the New York Times Be Saved? with an archive of recent coverage. Please only click through if you have a secure job.

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald takes a look at WSJ’s editorial page and asks, “Can a newspaper be more misleading than this?” in response to this line after the President’s primetime press conference earlier this week: “We doubt that President Bush, who was notorious for being parsimonious with follow-ups, would have gotten away with prescreening his interlocutors.”

TV

WSJ’s Robert Thomson, NY Daily News and US News & World Report’s Mort Zuckerman and the Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson discuss the future of newspapers and journalism on the Charlie Rose Show. You can read the transcript here.

TVNewser reports “Williams on Nightly’s Bounce: ‘We Haven’t Seen These Numbers In a Long Time.”

RADIO

From Playbook: The President taped an unannounced interview with the Chicago-based Spanish-language radio show “El Pistolero” (“The Gunman”).

ONLINE

Greg Sargent responds to ABC’s Charlie Gibson’s speech at the National Press Foundation earlier this week, in which he said, news aggregators “rip off our work.” Sargent says, “The real point to be made here, though, is that many people at the traditional news orgs simply don’t understand what aggregation really entails. It isn’t just the act of swiping content or collecting links. Rather, it’s frequently about overriding the news judgments of those organizations in one way or another.”

MAGAZINES

FishbowlNY reports “Obama Saves Another Magazine”. This time its Ebony- “The sales figures for ‘commemorative issues’ of magazines featuring President Barack Obama are starting to trickle in and early returns are making publishers happier than David Plouffe on election night. Ebony is reporting that its issue sold over 400,000 copies, much higher than its usual amount.”

NEWS NOTES

A reader brings this to our attention… the Committee to Protect Journalists called on President Obama this week to “halt open-ended detentions of journalists by the US military, saying they encouraged similar action by repressive governments.” Read the NYTimes/Reuters piece here.

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