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Morning Reading List, 04.16.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think we will all soon forget “Imus-gate” and move on.

  • Marc Fisher on Imus

  • NPR News will offer live anchored broadcast coverage and audio streaming of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Department of Justice Oversight on Tuesday, April 17. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

  • Deb Howell on journalists and betting pools.

  • To the tipster who asked: “Did Washingtonian mag. ever hire a managing editor?” No.

  • From a Post “Editor’s Note“:

      We’ve redesigned the Sunday section, adding real estate coverage to help you with the biggest purchase you are likely to make. We’ve also added excerpts from our blogs, expanded the Week Ahead calendar and created a new format for Steven Pearlstein’s Sunday Briefing on Pages 2 and 3.

  • Jim VandeHei: “News future is tied to the Web

  • DCRTV “hears that the Q&A Cafe media newsmaker interviews conducted by Nathan’s Of Georgetown owner Carol Joynt will soon be seen on DC’s Comcast system via City Cable Channel 16.”

  • On April 10 & 11 American University’s Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property hosted a panel on copyright challenges for hosts of user-generated content. Much of the discussion at was based on the results of new research on user practices that the Center for Social Media has just completed.

  • The International Center for Journalists is hosting a public panel on “Immigration and the 2008 Elections: Are We Victims to Political Spin?” on Wednesday, April 18 at the National Press Club.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Online Video Producer for NPR.org. NPR is also looking for a Associate Producer for OnAir
    Fundraising & Promotion
    , an Editor for Morning Edition, a Supervising Senior Editor for the National Desk and a Development Assistant.

  • EEI Communications is looking for freelance copy writers.

  • Marine Corp Times is looking for a Deputy News Editor.

  • SourceMedia is looking for a Financial Reporter for The Bond Buyer.

  • Oxfam America is looking for a Press Officer.

  • A Washington DC based publication is looking for an experienced Copy Editor for a LongTerm Project.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Deputy Editor for CQ Weekly Report and a General Manager.

  • Voice of America is looking for a writer.

  • PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of April 1-6 shows, “The Iranian hostage situation and the argument over Iraq policy were hot topics on the cable and radio talk shows last week.”

  • Author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses his book Fighting for Air, at the National Press Club May 3, 2007 6:30 p.m.

  • Kevin Klose, president of National Public Radio, will speak on the future of international news in the U.S. media at 5:30 p.m. on an April 19, 2007 conference at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

  • USA TODAY announced last week “that its USATODAY.com website saw a substantial increase in traffic and registered users following the re-launch of the site.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “A dozen companies that own about 250 daily newspapers are preparing to expand a ground-breaking partnership with Yahoo Inc. to share advertising and editorial content, several newspaper executives familiar with the situation said.”

  • Market Watch reports Gannett, “the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, said it is selling the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin; the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star; the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, NY; and The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W. Va. The transaction is expected to close at the end of April.”

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko

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    Jack Shafer’s Friend Ranking, Version 3.0

    UPDATED 2/20/07: David Hammond, Steven Poole and Eric Klinenberg join the list!

    Jack Shafer has more friends than we originally thought. With a little help from Wonkette, some from Shafer, and a whole lot of reading, we have Shafer’s updated rankings.

    #1. David Corn (“David Corn, my current #1″)

    #2. Greg Easterbrook (“In the 20 years he’s been my friend“)

    #3. Chuck Shepherd (“My Friend“)

    #4. Anne Applebaum (“a friend and former regular Slate contributor”)

    #5.Dirk Olin (“my friend … now editor-in-chief of JudicialReports.com)

    #6. Dennis Cauchon (“My friend“) Previously 5

    #7. Dave McKenna (“McKenna is a friend.”) Previously 6

    #8. Paul Farhi (“I saw a Baltimore Orioles game with Farhi in the early ’90s.”) Previously 7

    #9. Jonathan Chait (“my friend“) Previously 8

    #10. Jeff Riggenbach (“my old friend“) Previously 9

    Slots 11-39 when you click below…

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