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Quotes of the Day


Beauty and the Guido: “Colorado’s rocked so far! At the Steamboat Institute now and hung out with @michellemalkin yesterday.” — Washington’s version of “The Situation” Jason Mattera, Editor of Human Events, in a Friday tweet with the accompanying photograph. We prefer Mattera’s usual wife beater tank to this shapeless snow-patterned purplish T. It looks like he found the elusive Michael Stars – Grimace collection. They tried it once in the mid-90′s but never spoke of it again.

Media elitism

“I go to Whole Foods, other people go to Walmart. There’s a difference.” — The Daily Caller media writer Matt Lewis on media elitism and what it means on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday in response to Texas GOP Gov. and presidential hopeful Rick Perry getting “pounded by the press.” Lewis remarked that this cultural bias is even more prevalent than a liberal bias. Later he opined that President Obama going to “hoity-toity” Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t make for good optics.

Astute observation

“CONNOISSEURS of Sunday-morning TV noticed that ‘This Week’ today revived the more urgent, David Brinkley-era opening music.” — Politico‘s Mike Allen in a weekend Playbook observation.

What is not journalism

“How sad that campaign ‘journalism’ has now devolved into, Is so-and-so going to run?? #thatsnotjournalism” — Media MattersEric Boehlert in a weekend tweet.

And this…

“This is par for the course for Politico. I brought this up on another story and they said they had it first but were just waiting to ‘report out the details.’ Politico, waiting to break news?” — Anonymous Tipster in response to our story, “Politico Behaves Unprofessionally.”

Hairless in D.C.

“There’s a laser hair removal Groupon for the Washington area twice a week, at least. At this rate, #DC should be hairless by 2013.” WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a weekend tweet.

Future weatherman

“It’s raining it’s ass off in suburban MD/DC… yeesh!” — Washington Business Journal designer Tim Wong in a Sunday tweet.

En route to Mongolia

“You’ll next hear from us from Ulan Bator, something pooler never thought he’d have the chance to say just a few weeks ago.” — LAT‘s Mike Memoli in a Sunday night VPOTUS Pool Report from China. Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia.

Journo Love

“Whole lotta Twitter love for @SavannahGuthrie’s first time filling in on @MeetThePress today.” — NYT Brian Stelter in a Sunday tweet.

Where does Bret Baier shop?

A follower asks FNC’s Bret Baier: “Where do you purchase majority of your shirts/ties from? Good looking combos.” Baier replied, “Most are Brooks Brothers.”

Arianna tweaks Weiner

“And on the pretty geeky side of the news ledger, it was announced that ‘retweet’ and ‘sexting’ have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. No word on whether @RepWeiner feels validated.” – HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in her “Sunday Roundup.”

Seeing the glass half full…

“So the only good thing about waiting 20 minutes for a train is that I finally got to read about Kim kardashian’s over the top wedding.” — Netcentric editor and writer Elizabeth Brotherton in a weekend tweet. She was formerly an HOH writer for Roll Call.

The media critic

“Peggy Noonan’s wrong that Obama doesn’t have a solid base of people who ‘love’ him. Cheap shot w no data to back up” — NBC’s Domenico Montanaro in a Sunday tweet on WSJ Columnist Peggy Noonan, who appeared on NBC’s “MTP” on Sunday.

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QUOTES of the DAY

The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham: “4th of July nails. My toes are red.”

Thanksing the Press

“He will thanks [sic] the press and then take a few questions.” — Politico Playbook this morning explaining what Pentagon flack and former ABC Correspondent Geoff Morrell will do when bids everyone farewell today at his final press conference.

Good times: Journo has bright future as chef for drunken, hungry pals

“My drunk roommate assures me that if I fail at journalism, I have a bright future making him scrambled eggs at three in the fucking morning.” — Reason‘s Associate Editor Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.

Ari warns mainstream press

“Prediction: MSM will try 2 ‘Palin’ Bachmann. Not sure what I think about her yet, but if press is unfair, I’ll like her more.” — Former George Bush Flack Ari Fleischer in a weekend tweet.

Gawking at Bachmann

“Liberals call Bachmann a ‘flake,’ what? She works v.v. hard, passionately and earnestly, to come up with her shit.” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a weekend tweet.

WaPo scribes are forced to belong to DCCC?

“This is *creative*: @DCCC fundraising e-mail says my membership (4949109!) has expired. Except never had a membership.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake in a weekend tweet. To which colleague Dan Balz remarked, “You too?”

The tears for Beck will roll

“If Glenn Beck doesn’t cry on camera this week I’m gonna lose a $10 bet. #FarewellWeek #FoxNews #tcot” — Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert in a weekend tweet. Tonight Boehlert and his colleagues will celebrate Beck’s departure at the MMFA “Bye Bye Beck” party. Beck won’t be there, but we hear they’ll be passing out miniature chalkboards (no, not really, but they could make for nice goody bag gifts.)

The Rambo of Journalism

“Sometimes I’ll write a horrendous email and send it just to use gmail’s undo feature. one day that’s gonna backfire.” — The Onion’s Director of Digital Baratunde Thurston in a weekend tweet. He’s based in Brooklyn, but has been known to frequent D.C.

A convo between one CBS journo and one CBS producer

CBS’s Christine Delargy: “Witnessed history today folks.” (This was in reference to a tweet by CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller who reported that this was the first time that POTUS had played golf twice on both Saturday and Sunday in one weekend.)

CBS White House Radio Correspondent Knoller: “Well, you witnessed the motorcade, not the round of golf.”

Delargy: “One helluva motorcade @markknoller. Even gave you a shout-out in one of my pool notes today.”

The FishbowlDC Interview with The Atlantic’s Garance Franke-Ruta

Say hello to The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta. By far the most challenging thing to tackle about her is her complex name. “A lot of it has to do with pronunciations,” Garance (pronounced Gaaarohnse) said in a phone call. “A lot of people  think there’s a “tz” at the end instead of a “ce.” Sometimes people resort to calling her “G” or “GFR.” Still, others have had trouble with the second syllable of her first name. And believe it or not, there’s another Garance in journalism. She’s an AP writer in California. Weirder still, the two Garances have crossed paths — in college and at WaPo. Franke-Ruta was a reporter there and Garance Burke was an intern before Franke-Ruta arrived. “For awhile people were having trouble sending me email,” she said. “Because it was going to the other Garance.” The reporter has worked at a number of Washington publications that include NJ, TNR, WCP, The American Prospect and WaPo. In December she made the move to The Atlantic. Getting back to that unusual name, Franke-Ruta is named for a character in a French film from the 1940s called Les Enfants du Paradis. No, she’s not French. But she was born in Cavaillon, France and lived there until about two months of age. What does she think o her own name and does she think the film fairly represents her? “I have seen the movie. It’s very long,” she said. “It’s a classic. And it’s very long. It’s not a name I’ll probably pass on. Let’s put it that way.”

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be?  A Mexican Coke in one of those little glass bottles.

How often do you Google yourself?  Almost never. I have Google Alerts on my name though so I can be pointlessly notified every time I tweet see who’s picking up my items, if there’s anything I need to respond to, stay attuned to the conversation, etc.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? I had one editor who was a screamer, and another who used to floss his teeth while meeting, so it was more how they said things. Both smart men though.

Who is your favorite working journalist? I admire the work of so many different newspaper, magazine, and online journalists who are doing so many different sorts of things  – from Dan Balz to Ryan Lizza to Alexis Madrigal to Andy Carvin to the gang behind The Awl, which has had really terrific coverage of what’s going down in Madison — that it is hard to pick just one. Journalism is many different kinds of things these days, many in the midst of evolving. I’ll just say, because it’s an easier call, that of all the chatty television show hosts, Rachel Maddow is most fun to watch, perhaps because everything about her emergence as a major television personality has been unexpected and she still does things differently.

Do you have a favorite word?  I never use this one but I just love that it exists. “Anstandsrestchen” is the German word for the thing left on the plate out of politeness (you know, when no one wants to be the person to take the last of something). Because of course the Germans have a word for that.

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin, no contest. A) She’d be more likely to make news and B) I’m kind of fascinated by her.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Standard BB ring.

When did you last cry and why? Tuesday morning, when I found out Rev. Peter Gomes died. He was one of a kind.

What word do you routinely misspell? Reince Priebus. And I completely sympathize with any problems he’s ever had in that regard.

Find out Garance’s favorite swear word…

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The FishbowlDC Interview With Media Matters’ Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert

Say hello to Media Matters’ Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert, a huge fan of BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart. Born in Utica, NY, he spent his youth in Utica and Gilford, Conn. just outside of New Haven. “Small town suburban America, middle class, jock, lots of sports,” Boehlert told me in a phone interview.  He went to University of Massachusetts where he studied Middle Eastern Studies. “Intensive Arabic for two years,” he said. “It was mandatory. I could not quite get the hang of it.” So he abandoned the Middle Eastern Arabic phase and entered the music chapter of his life. Billboard Magazine: three years. Rolling Stone staff reporter: four years. Salon: five years. He momentarily contemplated joining HuffPost, but instead opted for Media Matters where he has worked for five years.

Feuding with Brietbart: The fighting began a year ago when Media Matters helped debunk the Acorn pimp hoax. “He’s got a pretty thin skin for someone in his line of work,” Boehlert said of Breitbart. “That’s when the crazy incoherent tweets started.” Last summer the pair came face to face on the set of ABC’s “GMA” where George Stephanopoulos was interviewing them. The interaction was “civil,” said Boehlert. Not overly, but they shook hands. These days they engage in daily sharp mocking on Twitter. “I think he’s sort of a chronic liar, so it’s not like I grudglingly admire what he does,” he says. “I continue to be in bewilderment and shock with the stuff he does. It’s not like I can’t sleep at night because I hate the guy or am plotting his demise. It’s not like it’s an all-consuming rivalry.” In reality, Boehlert said, he’d be thrilled if Breitbart closed up shop and built model airplanes. In summation, “I think he is a source of pollution.”

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? San Pellegrino Aranciata

How often do you Google yourself? I have a Google alert for my name. It pops up around 11 p.m., so before I go to bed I get to read  all nasty things conservatives wrote about me online that day. It’s quite cathartic.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? “We’re holding  your story.” Rolling Stone editors used to say that all the time when they’d lose an ad or two for the issue, last-minute. That’s what was so liberating about moving online to Salon; stories never got held due to shrinking issues.

Who is your favorite working journalist? Word-for-word, probably James Wolcott at Vanity Fair and Anthony Lane at The New Yorker.

Do you have a favorite word? Penultimate

Find out more about Boehlert…Learn what recently made him cry.

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Journolist Still Alive, Says Anonymous Blogger

Some  blogger, presumably in some basement somewhere, still isn’t over Journolist, the exclusive e-mail listserv founded by WaPo columnist and FishbowlDC enthusiast Ezra Klein, which got a lot of journalists in some hot water. Turns out people say stupid things over e-mail that they’d never say in real life.

Shortly after its discovery, Klein announced that the listserv was shutting down, but the blogger (posting under the name “Redbaiter”) isn’t buying it. His evidence: Pundits said that POTUS’ State of the Union address was “Reaganesque,” which the blogger says is “just a typical left wing propaganda lie.” Though unexplained, this means that the listserv still exists.

The blogger then lists 157 alleged members of the listserv. Two of those he names aren’t happy. In the comments section, Matt Steinglass of Deutsche Presse-Agentur tells the blogger he was never part of Journolist, and that he should take down the names “until you can do some due diligence and figure out who was on Journolist and who wasn’t.”

Media MattersEric Boehlert wasn’t as polite. He tweeted Sunday: “Some RW idiot thinks I was on journalist. Guess fact-checking conspiracy theories is too much to ask.”

Breitbart: ‘They put me up in a 5-Star Hotel, I’ll Survive’

When BigGovernment.com’s Andrew Breitbart flies to Phoenix tonight to join ABC’s election night coverage, even he doesn’t know what he’ll find there. After bashing ABC, Media Matters, HuffPost, Daily Kos, TPM and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann in a post Sunday night, he knows ABC could give him the ax. He says he senses deep divisions within the network’s newsroom, with some behind the scenes siding with him.

But Phoenix – who cares? “Put me up in a five-star hotel, I’ll survive,” Breitbart told FishbowlDC in a midnight interview Sunday night.

The well-known conservative firebrand sounds incensed, but there’s something else in his voice, which is that he seems wildly energized by the tornado of controversy corkscrewing around him…

> Update: Breitbart phoned to say that he said ‘They put me up in a 5-star hotel, I’ll survive,” not “Put me up in a 5-star hotel, I’ll survive.” The headline has been changed to reflect what Breitbart said he said. “I am not asking for them to set me in up in a hotel. They put me up.” He stressed, “I’m not a prima donna.”

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A Spoof on JournoList

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Here’s a satire of conversations from JournoList. Before anyone flies off the handle, this means that it’s a fictional, fake, made-up, invented take on conversations that the author, David Burge of Iowahawke, imagines could have transpired on JournoList.

WaPo’s Ezra Klein, the list’s creator (and destroyer) takes on the role of hipster (the fake Klein uses words like “wassup” and “yo”). The whole gang of journos (TPM’s Josh Marshall, Center for American Progress’s Matthew Yglesias, The Nation’s Eric Alterman and Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert) sound like tweens. To be sure, ex-WaPo blogger Dave Weigel shows up to say his e-mails have been leaked to his editors (and he’s in deep sh-t). Weigel also (fictitiously) uses ProActive on his skin (yes, just like singer Jessica Simpson). Then MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann arrives and invites them all to Chatroulette. The tweens scatter.

A must read. Find the satire here.

See details on the author, Burge, after the jump…

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Fox Won’t Carry Obama Presser On Network Wednesday

Fox will not carry President Obama’s press conference Wednesday at 8pmET on the network, but Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network will air the presser in its entirety. The network will alert viewers that the press conference is available on FNC and FBN at the top of the 8pmET hour.

CBS, ABC and NBC have announced they will air the presser on the nets. CNN and C-SPAN will also have live coverage beginning at 8pmET.

RELATED: MediaMatter’s Eric Boehlert on “Why the TV nets must carry Obama’s press conference this week.”

MORE: Drudge linked to this THR blog the Live Feed, on Twitter last night, which reported, “Sources said that NBC demonstrated reluctance to carry Obama’s news conference live. Faced with the prospect of only one or two major broadcasters — CBS and ABC — covering the event, the White House moved its start time to 8 p.m.”

Morning Reading List, 01.28.09

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Morning Reading List, 01.20.09

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Happy Inauguration Day Washington.

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Today is the birthday of Sam Dealey. Yesterday was the birthday of Ann Compton, Robert MacNeil and New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller. Check out the TamCam’s photos from The Root party and Mark Knoller‘s invaluable “Bush presidency by the numbers.” Washington Monthly has some suggestions on “What Obama Should Read.” Check out the recommendations here. The New York Times provides a game plan for “36 Hours in Washington, D.C.” Amazon’s Newsstand Blog shows us “a few of the newest entries into the Obamamania group of magazine covers.” TV Anchor Babes looks at “A Hot Norah O’Donnell on The Late Late Show.” Viva Chuck Todd tells us, “Chuck Todd Valentine’s Day e-Cards Now Available!” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “It found it rather ironic when the company, after laying off 20 people and announcing there will be no raises, distributed the United Way pledge cards and asked us to give.”

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

  • This week’s mediabistro.com classes include Intro to Magazine Writing, Health and Medical Writing and Writing and Editing for the Web.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Politico’s Michael Calderone reports, “Portfolio contributing editor Matt Cooper has joined Talking Points Memo as the site’s new editor-at-large. There, he will be covering the White House — a job he’d done previously at Time and Newsweek — and helping to launch TPM’s new politics blog, TPMDC.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Bloomberg reports, “Newspapers that scrambled to print extra issues after Barack Obama‘s election are ramping up presses to ensure they don’t miss out on an inauguration day windfall.”

  • The New York Post reports, “The embattled New York Times Co., trying to wriggle out from under a pile of debt as advertising revenue dries up, is talking to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim about making a sizeable cash investment in the company.”

  • Big Think reports, “The founder of the Huffington Post blog says old media can survive.” Check out the video here.

  • Jeff Jarvis‘ Buzz Machine reports, “The World Association of Newspapers and the World Editors Forum just canceled their annual convention, which had been scheduled to take place in India in only two months”

  • Politico’s Michael Calderone reports, “WaPo adding to White House team”

  • The Daily Cartoonist has a round-up of “Cartoonists covering the Obama Inauguration”

  • Matt Taibbi takes on porn-stached New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman‘s greenish ways.”

  • Ann Althouse writes, “Oooooh! Maureen Dowd goes to some Florida spa, and, I ask you: Was anything ever more ready-made for Stuff White People Like?”

  • Larry Kramer writes, “Newspapers are still the best-staffed news organizations and remain journalism’s brightest hope — if they can only break their addiction to print.”

  • FamousDC reports, “CQ Today: Correction, We Meant Public Not Pubic”

  • “The Gannett Company, publisher of 85 daily newspapers across the United States, is making all its employees take a weeklong unpaid furlough to avoid layoffs.” The Onion asks, “What do you think?” Check out some responses here.

  • Political Animal reports, “Barack Obama stopped by the Washington Post’s offices yesterday and covered a lot of ground with reporters and editors. There was one subject of particular interest — the Post’s front-page headline read: ‘Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform.’”

  • Politico’s Michael Calderone asks, “Will WaPo close Book World?”

  • The Corner reports, “Somewhere along the way, Bob Woodward decided to transition from being a newspaper reporter to a Big Thinker. We see evidence of this in Woodward’s piece in the Washington Post ‘Outlook’ section, ’10 Take Aways From the Bush Years,’ in which Woodward informs us that ‘There’s actually a lot that President-elect Barack Obama can learn from the troubled presidency of George W. Bush.’ Rather than bore Cornerites with a point-by-point rejoinder, it might be instructive to take just one of Woodward’s ten take-aways and examine it with a bit of care.” For more, click here.

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    TV

  • A C-SPAN release announced, “Own a piece of history with this two DVD set commemorating the inauguration of Barack Obama. This special DVD set will include highlights from Inauguration Day 2009 and a compilation of Barack Obama’s speeches delivered on his road to the White House. The DVDs will contain nearly eight hours of programming. The speech compilation features Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic National Convention address, his speech on race relations, the 2008 convention address, his election night victory remarks, and more. The inaugural highlights DVD will capture events from Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, including the traditional arrival of the president-elect at the White House, the departure to the Capitol, and the complete inaugural ceremony. Pre-order the two disc collection for $19.95 online now.”

  • A release announced, “As part of ABC’s Presidential Inauguration coverage on January 20 ABCNEWS.com will live stream the ABC TV network’s special coverage beginning at 9:30AM EST/6:30AM PT. The comprehensive reporting will be embedded directly on ABCNEWS.com’s Homepage. Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor coverage of Barack Obama‘s Inauguration. Broadcast from the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, coverage will include all events from the swearing-in ceremony and Obama’s Inaugural Address to the Inaugural Parade, as well reaction from around the nation and the world to this historic event. Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will be joined by a team of ABC News anchors, correspondents and analysts covering the day’s events. The live streaming coverage, the first of its kind to be directly embedded on the Homepage, will be presented in 16 x 9 widescreen format and will be available on some ABC Affiliate stations’ websites.”

  • Johnny Dollar’s Place writes, “With six showings of Hannity into the record books, it’s clear that the original debate concept of Hannity & Colmes has been abandoned. Now Sean interviews like-minded folk who won’t challenge his points: Jonah Goldberg, Pat Buchanan, Fred Thompson, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, etc. Oh there was an interview with Don Imus (neither conservative nor a Republican) but it was a celebrity-style chat, barely touching on any political issues. This is all straight out of the playbook of Keith Olbermann. Or for that matter Rachel Maddow who, aside from an infrequent appearance of Buchanan, also proffers a parade of ideological soulmates.”

  • The New York Times reports, “When the White House changes occupants this week, it may also change channels. Barack Obama‘s inauguration on Tuesday marks the end of an era for the Fox News Channel, the cable news network of choice during the George W. Bush years.”

  • A Livestation release announced, “Our partner channels have lined up special inauguration coverage which you can flick between in your Livestation player to sample the different perspectives being offered. Livestation chat lets you interact with other viewers and some of the programme producers who might send your comments through to the studio to be read out and discussed live on air. To take part in a discussion you need to have your Livestation player open, click the downward pointing arrow at the top of the screen and enter the chat room.” For more information, click here.

  • TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports, “John King Gets 1/6th of CNN Sunday”

  • WUSA reports, “As the nation looks forward to a historic inauguration, 60 years ago Friday night another historic inauguration took place. That’s when Channel 9, ‘Washington’s Eye on the World,’ began regular television service as the new CBS affiliate.”

  • Time reports, “Barack Obama wasn’t the only winner to emerge from last year’s historic presidential race. Chuck Todd has surged to TV prominence and Beltway influence since being tapped as NBC’s political director in 2007. For millions of NBC and MSNBC viewers, Todd’s analysis of election arcana, especially during the drawn-out Democratic primary, was an invaluable guidebook on the campaign trail. Recently named NBC’s chief White House correspondent, Todd has written a book on the race along with NBC’s Sheldon Gawiser, How Barack Obama Won. He spoke with TIME about where the media’s election coverage went wrong, how bloggers make him nicer and why his famed facial hair isn’t going anywhere.” Check out the full interview here.

  • Did you catch it? That was Al Roker broadcasting live from the plaza outside of NBC News at 400 N. Capitol Street on Monday.

  • TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer reports, “Do you want to know what Fox News’ Megyn Kelly ate last week? She gives a detailed account to NYMag.com’s Grub Street blog.”

  • Mark your calendars. The 65th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington.

  • TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports, “Blitzer: We Have ‘Some New Technology.’ Cooper: ‘Is This A Hologram?’”

  • Yesterday, NBC News’ Matt Lauer was the first to sit down live with Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, in his first interview since he piloted the crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York City. The interview aired on “Today,” Monday, January 19.

  • WTOP reports, “A Prince George’s County jury has reached a verdict in the case of a reporter who sued the county. A jury has found Prince George’s County Police used excessive force when they detained Channel 7 investigative reporter Andrea McCarren.”

  • TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports, “Juju Chang Goes Guerilla Journalist For Inauguration”

  • A release announced that CNN replayed Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in its entirety on Monday, Jan. 19, at noon (ET) as part of the network’s MLK Day programming.

  • Check out TVNewser’s Live Chat with Chuck Todd.

  • TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer reports, “MSNBC held their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Los Angeles, and the questions ranged from comparisons of MSNBC and FNC to comparisons of Obama and Bush. Variety’s Brian Lowry writes that MSNBC president Phil Griffin fielded questions about the network’s ‘windshield-wiper act’ of having Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews again anchoring political coverage, Tuesday at the Inauguration, as well as whether MSNBC was the ‘left-leaning counterweight’ to Fox News. ‘We’re less about ideology than Fox is,’ said Griffin.”

  • WorldScreen.com reports, “Jeff Zucker, the president and CEO of NBC Universal, will be a keynote speaker at Media Summit New York, set to be held March 18 and 19. The 6th Annual Media Summit New York, presented by The McGraw-Hill Companies — the publishers of BusinessWeek — and produced by Digital Hollywood, is set for March 18 to 19 at the McGraw-Hill Building in New York.”

  • TVNewser’s Chris Ariens ponders, “What’s the State of Reliable Sources?”

  • Politico’s Michael Calderone reports, “CNN President Jon Klein didn’t go light on the praise for John King this afternoon, shortly after the premiere of his new show, ‘State of the Union.’ King, he said, is ‘the best political reporter of his generation.’”

  • Reuters reports, “ABC feeling economic, digital pressures”

  • TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer reports, “Where To Watch The Obamas’ First Dance? ABC Only, For Now”

  • His Extreme-ness points us to this exchange spotted by Matthew Yglesias at Think Progress.

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • A release announced, “For those who may not plan to visit Washington D.C. for the Inauguration, C-SPAN will debut Inauguration Hub on January 20th. C-SPAN’s Inauguration Hub features an online ‘control room’ that includes a Mogulus designed multichannel grid to webcast the inauguration activities. Visitors can access the Inauguration Hub at www.c-span.org, between 6:00 AM (ET) and Midnight (ET) on Inauguration Day.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Can CNN, the Go-to Site, Get You to Stay?”

  • ABC NewsNOW is livestreaming the coverage online through Tuesday — covering all the events, with Rick Klein and Sam Donaldson anchoring. Check it out here.

  • OJR reports, “Journalism ethics 2.0: As the Internet changes the market, some conventions must change as well”

  • washingtonpost.com will be offering live video coverage of the Inauguration and mobile alerts to anyone who will be in D.C. to help them avoid the expected gridlock.

  • A release announced, “CNN Worldwide plans to create the most unique view of the exact moment U.S. President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at noon (ET). Using Microsoft Photosynth technology, CNN and Microsoft Corp. will produce the first ‘synth’ of a major historical moment. Photosynth, part of the Microsoft Virtual Earth product family, enables users to create synths, detailed 3-D environments of photos that are identified by minute similarities and then fused together. In this case, the initial images comprise those captured on cell phones, cameras and mobile devices by inauguration attendees of the moment Obama is sworn in as president. From the vast sweep of the crowd to a close-up on the new president’s raised hand, every angle of this historic moment will be frozen in time. To see examples of synths, visit http://photosynth.com. CNN is inviting people witnessing ‘The Moment’ to take part in a special iReport assignment by e-mailing their pictures to themoment@CNN.com.”

  • CNN reports, “Obama poised to be first ‘wired’ president”

  • Chicago Reader reports, “Why Would a Pro Write for HuffPo? One freelancer explains why she’ll work gratis for a $200 million company”

  • Washington Flyer has joined Facebook! Become a friend here.

  • “MySpace has partnered with Katalyst Media, founded by Ashton Kutcher, on a project called The Presidential Pledge. Celebrities recorded videos in which they make a pledge of service to President-elect Barack Obama. The videos were directed, produced and edited by Demi Moore. The ultimate goal is to motivate the MySpace community to create their own pledges to help bring about the change inspired by Obama’s Campaign. … MySpace will have these videos exclusively beginning Monday 12:01am PT Jan.19. Users can watch the videos and create their own personal pledged at www.myspace.com/presidentialpledge. For more info, check out MySpace Celebrity.

  • Check out “Dear Mr. President,” where people can upload a video message to President-Elect Obama at Pepsi’s new site RefreshEverything.com.

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    MAGAZINES

  • The National Religious Campaign Against Torture urges readers to “Tell Newsweek No to Torture!”

  • Folio reports, “Hard-Hit Niche Publishers Rethink Strategies”

  • “This week The Atlantic devotes the homepage of TheAtlantic.com to its coverage of the inauguration. In addition to the latest dispatches and posts from writers including Andrew Sullivan, Marc Ambinder, Ta-Nehisi Coates and James Fallows, the site also features The Atlantic’s archival coverage of new presidencies reaching back to Abraham Lincoln.”

  • The New York Times reports, “The Popular Newsweekly Becomes a Lonely Category”

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    RADIO

  • A release announced, “Rachel Maddow has reached a new agreement with Air America Media (www.airamerica.com) to extend her tenure with the company’s Radio Network and Interactive Division. ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ will air as a one-hour program to be presented in morning drive time on the network’s affiliates and streamed on airamerica.com.”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert looks at, “The media myth about the cost of Obama’s inauguration”

  • JammieWearingFool reports, “Perino Mocks Obama”

  • A release announced, “Change.org … announced the winners of its Ideas for Change in America competition at an event at the National Press Club and attended by nonprofit leaders, grassroots activists, and members of the Obama campaign and incoming administration. The competition was the first nationwide grassroots response to President-elect Barack Obama‘s call for greater citizen participation in government, and since Election Day more than 650,000 votes have been cast for more than 7500 ideas for how the Obama administration and 111th Congress should change America. The 10 winning ideas reflect the diverse interests of the millions of people calling for change across the country, including ideas for securing universal heath care, LGBT rights, and sustainable green energy. The list of winners also includes ideas often left off of the national agenda but with powerful grassroots support, including those for restoring civil liberties, ending the prohibition on medicinal marijuana, and advancing peace through new government institutions. All winning ideas can be viewed at www.change.org/ideas.”

  • Sam Dealey looks at “Racial Media Bias Meets Liberal Media Bias”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists is introducing the Journalists Toolbox. “With more than 10,000 listed Web resources and links, this site is a one-stop destination for any reporter or editor working on any story or beat, from crime to the environment to religion. This free site, edited by former Los Angeles Times reporter and DePaul University instructor Mike Reilley, is organized by beats and industry topics such as Public Records, Investigative, Crime, Legal Issues, Federal Government, State Government, Elections, Science, Environment, Public Safety, Journalism Jobs and much more.”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer reports, “Obama’s New Press Strategy — Soon to be the ‘one president at a time,’ he starts schmoozing the press.”

  • New York Magazine reports, “Christopher Hitchens Blames Torture on Common Americans, Demands ‘Tongue’ From Andrew Sullivan

  • Politico’s Ben Smith reports, “A Democrat with knowledge of administration plans emails over the assignments for the Obama White House press shop, which looks more or less like the campaign press shop, perhaps on the principal of not tinkering with what works.”

  • A release announced, “Boston University today launched the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR), the nation’s first university-based, multimedia investigative reporting collaborative focused on local and regional issues.”

  • AFP reports, “For White House aides, a ride off into an uncertain sunset”

  • Innovation in College Media has a round-up of “Student media covering the inauguration.”

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    JOBS

  • Association for Financial Professionals is looking for a Director, Communications.

  • The National Recreation and Park Association is looking for a Managing Editor for Park & Recreation Magazine.

  • Youth Today is looking for a Marketing/Circulation Manager.

  • AAAS is looking for an Art Associate.

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    Hat Tips: DCRTV, Michael Calderone, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext, Mic Check Radio, New York Times’ On This Day

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