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Just another evening in D.C.

“Typical DC dinner. Check your sidearms at the door. 2 people, 4 communication devices.” — NBC Producer Adam Verdugo in a tweet on Dec. 27.

Pleasant surprise: One of us will be spending New Year’s Eve in Miami. The best part is that ABC7′s wild train ride tweeter Stephen Tschida is also in Miami and we hope to hunt him down and at least say hello.

Some news: Yesterday, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein (who in January 2008 advised, “F–k Tim Russert with a spiky acid-tipped d–k“) made a dramatic move and blocked FishbowlDC on Twitter, saying he prefers to read things like Columbia Journalism Review, not FishbowlDC. We regret that he has made this decision, but trust life will somehow go on without being able to read his tweets. Surely the refined CJR doesn’t say things like Klein’s remark, but he’s above all that pettiness out there right? At the time, Klein told Wonkette he was joking.

Wisdom by Westfall

“Turns out humans really make things happen. When they’re not all on vacation. Slowest news day ever.” — TBD‘s Julie Westfall in a Wednesday tweet. Good to know how she feels about her colleagues.

Understatement of the year

“This has been an intense day – & it’s amazing how central of a role Twitter now plays in these disputes/debates.” — Salon’s Glenn Greenwald in a Wednesday tweet (yes he’s Manhattan-based, but we think his comment applies to Washington, too).

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Morning Reading List, 03.28.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Permanent reporter’s notebook? Hmm… no. Most of you go for whatever’s around and available.

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” was “the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers” for the week of March 19-23. Averaging 8.35 million Total Viewers “World News” outperformed NBC’s “Nightly News” by 260,000 Total Viewers for the week. “This also marks the sixth time in seven weeks the ABC broadcast has ranked first among Households.”

  • An NBC release announced that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” “outperformed ABC and CBS in the key demographic adults 25-54 during the week of March 19-23.” For the week, “Nightly News” delivered 2.447 million among adults 25-54, 1% more than ABC “World News” and 7% more than CBS “Evening News.”

  • E&P reports, “The percentage of minority journalists working in U.S .newsrooms decreased slightly to 13.62% this year from 13.87% a year ago, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual survey, which included full-time online journalists for the first time.” ASNE has more.

  • Jay Rosen talks to Leonard Witt about his’s first experimental project. And The Huffington Post is joining in on the fun.

  • Tonight, will pre-parties be the new post-party?

  • UMD’s Diamondback announced, “The governing board for the university’s independent student publications elected chief news editor Kevin Litten as The Diamondback’s next editor in chief during its monthly meeting.”

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index shows that the fall out over Alberto Gonzales was the biggest story for the week of March 18-23, 2007.

  • The News Observer looks into TNR’s Alex Heard‘s accusations of David Sedaris “flubberizing the truth for comic effect,” in an expose titled “This American Lie.”

  • The AP reports,Barack Obama has picked up the endorsement of Sheila C. Johnson, the ex-wife of media pioneer Robert Johnson, who is backing rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid.”

  • TNR announced the finalists in the Ira Glass contest. The winner will be announced today.

  • American Enterprise Institute is looking to fill two positions — a web editor and a director of book marketing.

  • TVNewser reportsChris Wallace ripped Keith Olbermann on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show Friday.” Nice.

  • A reader notes, “Isn’t there just a smidge of irony that Dobbs is speaking about the ‘War on the Middle Class’ at one of the most expensive universities in the country ($50,000/year if I’ve heard right)?”

  • Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein spoke at UT Austin last week on “The Legacy of Watergate: Why It Still Matters.”

  • E&P reports that Woodward and Bernstein’s Deep Throat notes went on public display Friday at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Glen Greenwald questions the relationship between Drudge and the Politico “poisonously joined at the hip.”

  • Lost Remote reports that Verizon’s IPTV network FiOS “will take the wraps off a local TV channel called FiOS1 later this week in the D.C. area. It’s Verizon’s first ‘owned and operated TV channel in the country,’ and it will carry local news, weather, traffic and sports programming — including live college games.”

  • A tipster tells updates us on Chuck Babington: “You probably already know, but he’s leaving the Post to cover Congress for AP. No plans yet on a replacement, but Kim Hart is still editing and we expect Alan Sipress may step in.”

  • Carl Sessions Stepp looks at the contradiction of young journalists: “They value what papers do but find them often dull, out of touch and sluggish. They have passion for their craft but are positioning themselves for a future that may leave newspapers behind.”

  • YouTube announced the winners of its inaugural awards, “paying tribute to the wannabe stars who have used the site as a launching pad to fast fame.”

  • Carl Howe writes on “Why Print Journalism Will Never Really Die.”

  • WWD reports, “After more than a decade at Dennis Publishing, The Week publisher Carolyn Kremins is returning to Condé Nast as the vice president and publisher of Cookie.”

  • Variety reports that The Onion “is launching a video newscast dubbed Onion News Network, or ONN, a 24-hour fake news net marketing itself as, ‘faster, harder, scarier and all-knowing.’”

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners.

  • Raw Story Media is looking for a full-time correspondent.

  • Gannett News Service is seeking a Congressional Editor.

  • The Center for Public Integrity is hiring an editorial assistant for major investigative journalism project.

  • The Daily Progress is seeking a copy editor/page designer.

  • Taking Out The Trash, 03.23.07

  • Overwhelming, digital beats out film.

  • Glen Greenwald weighs in on’s snafu: “What is happening at The Politico seems clear. That newspaper is filled with super-insider Beltway types who have all sorts of friends in various Washington crevices. They are constantly chatting with one another, exchanging all sorts of speculation and gossip, and always engaged in a perpetual competition to demonstrate who is the most keyed-in to the super-inside Beltway developments.”

  • The Pew weekly News Interest Index finds that the “controversy over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys is not attracting strong public interest in spite of intense media coverage of the story.”

  • National Journal is hiring an Editorial Operations Manager.

  • Washingtonian’s Todd Kliman in his own food fight (and Stephen Hunter gets cut from his own movie…)

  • The Yomiuri Shimbun is hiring a reporter/research assistant in their Washington Bureau.

  • National Geographic Society is hiring an account coordinator for online services.

  • The American Cancer Society is hiring a Senior Manager of Media Advocacy.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Budget/Appropriations Reporter.

  • A Fox release announced, “At 7:14 PM ET, FNC’s Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron confirmed live from independent sources that Philip de Vellis created the anti-Clinton video,” making FNC the first to report the news.

  • A reader says, “Wow —’s multimedia department is at it again — did you see this on Antarctica this morning?”

  • E&P reports that a survey by a Butler University professor found that most newspaper city editors “indicate at least some satisfaction with their ever-demanding jobs, and believe that they do a good job of encouraging reporters and advising on stories.”

  • A NPR release announces that NPR and NPR member stations “nationally applaud FCC approval of digital HD Radio mutlicasting.”

  • We asked and Wonkette delivered with some Chuckalicious pictures.