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Morning Reading List, 04.07.08

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Good morning Washington. Playbook tells us that Bloomberg’s Billy McQuillen, “who provides ‘adult’ supervision to Catholic University’s newspaper, is a birthday boy today.’”

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  • You think Monica Lewinsky will vote for Obama in ’08.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “Went to yet another ‘retirement’ party for a couple of newspaper writer friends of mine taking the buy out and getting the hell out of Dodge. All while the losers ‘running’ the paper (In to the ground..) are staying.”

  • This week’s mediabistro.com classes include How to Write About Anything, Interviewing Techniques and Fact-Checking.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • DCRTV reports,Richard Willing has joined the Office Of The Director of National Intelligence as its director of public affairs. Willing covered civil and criminal justice issues, as well as intelligence and national security, for USA Today from 1997 until this January.”

  • A release announced, “The Center for Public Integrity is pleased to announce that David E. Kaplan has been named the new Director of its International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).”

  • News-Press.com reports,Kate Marymont, vice president and executive editor/Information Center at The News-Press and news-press.com, was named today as vice president/Information Center Content for McLean, Va.-based Gannett Inc., the paper’s owner.”

  • Business Wire reports,Jennifer Carroll, vice president of New Media Content and an architect of the company’s Information Center initiative, will become vice president of Digital Content for Gannett Digital.”

  • The Washington Post announced, “The Maryland desk is delighted to announce that we’ve hired Aaron Davis, an enterprise reporter for the Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif., to cover law enforcement in Prince George’s County. He succeeds Candace Rondeaux, who went to Foreign to cover Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

  • A release announced, “Science News, the weekly magazine of Society for Science & the Public, has named Tosh Arimura circulation manager.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman writes, “Throughout the campaign, the media have treated Paul as a footnote. Snickering pundits all but dismissed him as a cranky kook, in the tradition of another Lone Star State insurgent, Ross Perot. Even when the mainstream publications covered him, you could imagine the assignment editors rolling their eyes in amusement, like parents patronizing a child. Yet anyone who looked hard enough knew that there was more to Paul than an inability to amass delegates. Most of the media, turned off by his shrill libertarian leanings, missed the real news value of Paul’s story — namely, the Texas congressman’s ability to connect intensely with voters.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows,Hillary Clinton’s retraction of her claim that she came under sniper fire while visiting Bosnia in 1996 was one of the main campaign storylines last week. But the controversy over her statements did not resonate as widely as the furor over statements made by Barack Obama’s pastor earlier in March. Four-in-ten Americans heard a lot about Clinton’s claim that she came under sniper fire, compared with 51% who had heard a lot about Rev. Wright’s sermons the week before.”
  • “Results from the Dow Jones Insight — 2008 Presidential Election Media Pulse show that Barack Obama’s pivotal race speech on March 18 may have helped mitigate that week’s controversy surrounding the remarks of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, shifting attention back to the issues of the economy and the upcoming Pennsylvania primary.”

  • CJR reports, “Business news is booming these days. Business-news sections not so much. They are disappearing and have been doing so regularly for months. The trend seems set to continue.”

  • Washington Blade editor’s Kevin Naff asks, “Why did editor Len Downie go to such lengths to hide the simple fact that a soldier was gay?”

  • Huffington Post has a “Eulogy for Dead Trees”

  • “As Katharine Weymouth, granddaughter of the legendary Katharine Graham, takes over as publisher of the Washington Post,” The Washingtonian has some “suggestions for her agenda, based on interviews with subscribers and Post staffers.”

  • Romenesko reports, “WSJ changes news desk structure”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Veteran newsman Roger Mudd” reports the “five best” “essential works about journalism.”

  • Joel Achenbach writes, “Let’s have a blog item today that’s not about me and my personal obsessions and neuroses. Instead, let’s talk about the general plight of all those middle-aged newspaper reporters out there who, at the age of 47, are just barely too young to get the buyout offer. Clearly it is time for these people to think about the next big career move.”

  • Howard Kurtz writes, “I’ve said many times that Barack Obama has gotten easy treatment from the news media, although that has changed a bit in recent weeks, particularly since the Rev. Jeremiah Wright became a household name, at least in households that watch plenty of cable. In fact, there’s a bit of a narrative about Obama as an elitist starting to take hold in the media, and that could prove troublesome for him.”

  • New York Time’s Public Editor writes, “Change Can Be Painful, but This One Shouldn’t Hurt”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell writes, “Most regular local readers of The Post read it on newsprint. And when they want something in the paper and it’s not there, they usually don’t like me telling them to find it on washingtonpost.com.”

  • Washington City Paper’s Mike DeBonis asks, “Has Adrian Fenty reneged on his campaign tax pledge?”

  • Check out The Best of Cox 2008 winners.

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    TV

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, March 30, 2008 in all categories.”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for First quarter 2008, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ beat CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic.”

  • Washington Post reports, “Major television networks are privately saying that if they have to worry about a fine every time someone utters a profanity on air, they may have to stop real-time broadcasting of live events such as the Academy Awards and Grammys. At the same time, the head of the Federal Communications Commission and parents groups are saying that if the Supreme Court removes the threat, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will seize the opportunity to make the airwaves more coarse and profane.”

  • 23/6 has the “Inappropriate Hottie Rundown: Racially Diverse Pundit Edition”

  • Forbes.com reports, “Forty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tom Brokaw is making sure his legacy isn’t forgotten. In King, a two-hour television documentary premiering on the History Channel April 6, the award-winning newsman talks to everyone from Bill Clinton to Forest Whitaker to Dr. King’s son Martin Luther King III about the legendary civil rights figure.”

  • TVNewser reported on Friday, “Megan Henderson, morning anchor at Fox O&O KDFW, will be co-hosting Fox & Friends this weekend.”

  • The AP reports, “Early Mike Wallace interviews now online”

  • “TVNewser received several tips wondering what happened during the 6:30 feed of Friday’s NBC Nightly News. Brian Williams was anchoring from Memphis to mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Williams began the broadcast with a live interview with Sen. John McCain. What they didn’t expect was a crowd behind them with speeches blaring through loudspeakers.”

  • A tipster tells us from Friday, “Bill Press speaking to an irate caller on today’s ‘Washington Journal’: ‘Chris Matthews is in the tank for Barack Obama, but don’t blame it on me.’

  • “CNN Crosses Paths With Clinton, Grabs Impromptu Interview,” TVNewser reports.

  • From a TVNewser tipster: ‘I understand that there is a move afoot to develop a legal television network in place of CourtTV.’”

  • TVNewser reports, “Last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured a glance at Sen. Barack Obama’s recent media tour. Some got snubbed, some got cozy and some were ‘thrilled’ to spend an hour with the candidate…until hearts were broken.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • An ABC release announced, “ABCNEWS.com continues to achieve record-breaking traffic in March 2008. In March, ABCNEWS.com scored another high traffic month, reaching nearly 23 million uniques, an increase of 69% compared with the same time last year, according to ABC’s measurements. The site also garnered 207.4 million page views, up 44% from the previous year and marked four consecutive months of record page view growth. In March, the site increased video views by 123% compared to the same time last year, according to ABC.”

  • This Wednesday is the Blogger’s Happy Hour Bash at Velocity Five Restaurant. For more info, click here.

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “Is the Huffington Post really a $200 million company? Monday’s New York Times story about the fast-growing group blog/news aggregator left a lot of people wondering about that eye-catching number, reportedly the price the company uses in its internal discussions about the possibility of a sale. The consensus, among those who know about some matters: No, the Huffington Post is not remotely worth $200 million.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “Google Inc. confirmed Thursday it bid in the recent government spectrum auction in an effort to wring higher competing bids out of Verizon Wireless and open up a large chunk of the airwaves to outside Internet devices.”

  • Reuters reports, “News Corp’s Fox Interactive Media Internet division could fall short of its fiscal 2008 revenue target of $1 billion, as it reorganizes its divisions to better exploit the online advertising market.”

  • ABC.com asks, “Should Drudge and Huffington Get Pulitzers?”

  • The Swamp reports, “It’s an introspective week for The Swamp. First we rolled out a new look and invited critiques. Now, some university researchers are asking whether we — and newspaper political blogs across the Web — should exist at all.”

  • Guardian’s greenslade reports, “I have argued for some time that the internet will free us from media mogul domination. Oddly, Rupert Murdoch has said much the same thing, a clue that I was being more than a shade optimistic. Now comes evidence that the democratising force of the net is anything but a given.”

  • Gannett Blog reports, “The non-profit Freedom Forum’s most recent tax return shows that it paid Founder Al Neuharth $225,000 in 2006, plus gave him a $200,545 expense account — the biggest such account of any officer, director or trustee. Neuharth, 84, who recently groused about his diminished mental capacity, worked 40 hours a week for Freedom Forum, the return shows.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “The weekly newsmagazines have been declared dinosaurs as far back as the late 1980s. But now that 111 employees at Washington Post Co.’s Newsweek have taken buyouts, including many longtime editors, it’s clear that their cultures are finally being blown up and reinvented. And some say that’s not such a bad thing.”

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    RADIO

  • Matthew Felling will host “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” today. The show can be heard on DC’s National Public Radio affiliate WAMU 88.5 from 12-2pm.

  • Radio Ink reports, “In a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) notes that, although the Department of Justice has unconditionally approved the merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio, ‘serious concerns remain as to how this merger will impact consumers if it is permiited to go forward.’”

  • FBLA Exclusive: Interview with Randi Rhodes’ Ex-Writer Barry Crimmins

  • NPR announced, “A special edition of NPR’s news-talk program Talk of the Nation will broadcast live from the Newseum on Tuesday, April 8, 2:00-4:00PM (ET). This broadcast — the first live national program from the new Washington, D.C.-based interactive museum of news – is part of the Newseum’s press preview day, in advance of its public opening on Friday, April 11, and will have a studio audience.”

  • Washington Post reports, “Just as the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal became the ultimate water-cooler conversation topic — if only for a few days — Sirius Satellite Radio launched Client 9 Radio, a 24/7 all-Spitzer channel, but just for a few days.”

  • New York Times reports, “In what would be the latest twist in the increasingly contentious battle over the $20 billion buyout of Clear Channel Communications, hedge fund clients of the banks balking at financing the deal are reportedly threatening to pull their business if the banks don’t move ahead with the deal for the radio broadcaster.”

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    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • E&P reports, ” In a harsh press release, The White House slammed The New York Times for a Thursday column that criticized President Bush’s reaction to the economic crisis.”

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    EVENTS

  • Julie Ocean played at the Rock n Roll Hotel saturday night. Teh band’s CD comes out May 13. Check out their website here.

  • A release announced, “Andrea Rodgers, President and CEO of The Courage Cup, an IRS designated 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation established to help at-risk urban youth, is pleased to announce that Legal Times is inviting Washington law firms to attend Meadow Matches and participate in a Charity Segway Polo Challenge. This exciting day of polo matches will bring Washington’s legal community together for a day of charity in the picturesque Virginia Piedmont.”

  • PDN Pulse offers, “A Sneak Peek At The Newseum”

  • USAToday reports, “Massive Newseum opens window on journalism”

  • Kurtz reports, “At Sparkly Newseum, The Glory Of the Story Goes Above the Fold”

  • Lorraine Ahearn writes, “Determined to make the news ‘fun’ and ‘fresh,’ the Newseum has something for everyone. A 100-foot-wide screen lets visitors experience for themselves what it’s like to be interviewed by, say, Charlie Rose — with the help of 3-D glasses and complimentary Breathe-Right strips.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “Unlike that bombastic structure, the journalism museum makes no attempt to bow and scrape to classical traditions. It is sheathed in glass, not masonry, to reveal some of its activity inside and counter the sealed-up monumentality so prevalent in Washington.”

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    BOOKS

  • The Washington City Paper writes, “For decades, D.C. has been hurting for a classic novel all its own. Some suggestions on how to make it.”

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    JOBS

  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Latin America Deputy Regional Editor and a Global Media Services (GMS) Unit Manager.

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is looking for a Communications Specialist.

  • Greenpeace Inc. is looking for a Media Relations Director and a Graphic Designer.

  • National Geographic is looking for a Specialist ,Group Retention & Billing.

  • Forbes.com is looking for an Unpaid Intern.

  • Association of American Medical Colleges is looking for an Editorial Assistant.

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    Morning Reading List, 03.27.08

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    Good morning Washington. Dana Bash and John King will get married on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend.

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  • You would rather hang out with Barack Obama over Michelle.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Atlantic Names New Publisher Jay Lauf

  • More Changes to ABC News Executive Ranks

  • Andrea Jones is leaving her position as Executive Director of ABC News and Emily Lenzner is taking her place.

  • Linda Greenhouse Returning To Yale Law School in 2009 as Journalist-in-Residence

  • A release announced, “Michael Flagg, a veteran business reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and the Washington Post, has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Manning Selvage & Lee (MS&L) as senior vice president. His appointment is effective immediately.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Washington Times won seven awards in the 2007 Virginia Press Association’s annual competition for writing, photography, artwork and news design.

  • A reader asks, “Why was McCain off limits with the media? Is it because of his advanced years or because he’s a war hero or both? everything was coming up roses for McCain with the Media. Guess that was good for him, since his senior moments crop up every once in awhile.”

  • Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On

  • Huffington Post’s Thomas Edsall presents, “Interview With Walter Pincus On The State Of The Press”

  • Romenesko has “Tribune innovation chief Lee Abrams’ e-mail to staff”

  • AJR asks, “Why is the media consensus so often wrong about political campaigns? And isn’t there a better way to cover elections?”

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. President and Chief Executive Janet Robinson received total compensation valued at $2.1 million in 2007 but got no stock options, reducing her pay 38 percent from a year ago, according to calculations by The Associated Press.”

  • AJR reports, “Why news organizations have to act much more boldly if they are to survive”

  • Check out Green Room Girl’s latest pictures featuring Howard Wolfson and David Brooks.

  • Nielsen Online Names Top 30 News Sites

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “The New York Times has been around for 156 years. For all that time, it has trusted its readers, more or less, to find what they’re looking for. Not anymore. Today saw the introduction of ‘Inside the Times,’ a new multi-page index of that day’s highlights, in print and online, which runs on pages 2, 3 and 4 of section A. The purpose is ‘to help readers navigate and mine the paper and its Web site,’ according to an editor’s note.”

  • Politico, Viacom, Paramount Vantage are teaming up to present a private screening of the new Rolling Stones, Scorsese Shine a Light film on the eve of the White House Correspondent’s dinner, April 25th at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

  • Kelly Flynn writes, “No news is bad news for Kearsley journalism students”

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    TV

  • Mark your calendars! On April 2, nine women will speak at the “Women on the World” at the Chamber of Commerce, including Daryn Kagan, Jenna Bush, Andrea Koppel, Kelly O’Donnell and Donna Brazile. For more on what Kagan has been up to, click here.

  • A CNN release announced, “Following a campaign coverage strategy of creating mini-bureaus in key political battleground states, CNN has parked the CNN Election Express in Philadelphia this week to create a full-time reporting presence for the April 22 Pennsylvania primary.”

  • TVNewser reports, “This morning marked new NBC/MSNBC analyst Harold Ford, Jr.’s first appearance on Morning Joe. Co-anchor Joe Scarborough brought up his time in congress with Ford, and how the pair ‘transcended politics,’ as they sat on opposite sides of the aisle.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “U.S. advertising spending was little changed in the fourth quarter as a weakening economy prompted marketers to cut newspaper and radio ads, according to TNS Media Intelligence.”

  • USA Today reports, “Advertisers and marketers, struggling to keep up with changing consumer habits, are about to make massive investments in new digital and out-of-home media platforms, according to a forecast out today from research firm PQ Media.”

  • A release announced, “FOX 5 finishes the March 2008 news race as the #1 choice for late news in key adult demographics, announced Duffy Dyer, the station’s Vice President and General Manager. ‘FOX 5 News Edge at 11′ and ‘FOX 5 News at 10′ rank #1 in their respective time periods.”

  • JackMeyers.com reports, “Assuming this week’s release of fourth quarter GDP data confirms an official recessionary economy, marketers, media companies, economists and unofficial economic pundits will weigh in with appropriately reactionary forecasts of ad industry doom and gloom.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Over the past two years, Lynda Clarizio has helped build Advertising.com, AOL’s ad network, into one of the hottest properties in online advertising. Her reward: She gets to try to clean up one of the Internet company’s messiest divisions.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “The two biggest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., are discussing a plan to provide funding for a new wireless company that would be operated by Sprint Nextel Corp. and Clearwire Corp., people familiar with the talks say.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “On the morning of Friday, March 21, Chris Wallace woke up at his home in Washington, D.C., grabbed some fruit and yogurt, and turned on the Fox News early show, Fox & Friends. Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade were talking about Barack Obama’s recent characterization of his grandmother on a Philadelphia radio show: She was a ‘typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred into our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes comes out in the wrong way.’ ‘Can you say ‘typical white person’ if you’re white?’ asked Mr. Doocy. Of course not, noted Ms. Carlson. There’s no way that Senator Hillary Clinton could use the phrase ‘typical black person,’ they noted. ‘So there is a certain double standard in society,’ said Ms. Carlson. And also: ‘I sort of take offense at that line: ‘typical white.” Mr. Wallace was getting a little bit annoyed. ‘I didn’t think it was fair. I didn’t think it allowed Obama to make his point,’ Mr. Wallace later told The Observer in a telephone interview.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • 24/7 Wall St. presents, “The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs”

  • Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert writes, “How dreadful was the news coverage last week surrounding the official release of Hillary Clinton’s public White House schedule from her eight years as first lady? So bad that I found myself in rare (unprecedented?) agreement with at least two prominent conservative bloggers who noticed the same thing I did: The Beltway press corps is, at times, a national embarrassment.”

  • Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar reports, “Hillary Clinton’s Bosnia Story A Hit On YouTube!”

  • Gangrey.com presents the winner of the 2008 Goat Awards.

  • Media Week reports, “Time Inc., which has been hit by sweeping layoffs in recent years, has continued to pare its head count in its quest for cost-savings, albeit in smaller ways. This Old House shed four people in the past few weeks in communications, production and TV production, while at Sports Illustrated, a handful of people were laid off from the title’s Picture Collection archive. (Some of the SI staffers were to be assigned to other positions in the company, a Time Inc. spokesperson said.)”

  • Mesh Media Strategies reports, “I was privileged to join a group of bloggers, along with TV news executives and personnel from the Washington DC area, Monday night for a reception and private tour of the soon-to-open Newseum in the nation’s capital. In a word, it is spectacular.”

  • The Annenberg School for Communication at USC Online Journalism Review reports, “J-schools need to encourage and develop, not inhibit, students’ passion — not only for the favorite topics, but for the craft of journalism itself.”

  • MinOnline reports, “Tribune Media Services (TMS), the content syndication and licensing division of Chicago-based Tribune Company, will launch a new weekly political commentary magazine called Opinionated: Voices and Viewpoints on America and the World.”

  • The San Jose Business Journal reports, “Yahoo Inc.’s HotJobs feature on Tuesday launched a search ranking algorithm called REAL — Relevance, Engagement, Availability and Location. Sunnyvale-based Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) said the system is part of an overall strategic initiative designed to ‘make the recruiting process more efficient using Yahoo technology and to provide recruiters with unique insights into job seeker behavior.’”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Reader’s Digest’s Carl Cannon was interviewed on C-SPAN by Bob Schieffer this past weekend. Check out the interview here.

  • What you missed last night: Atlantic Media’s Journalism on Tap, a panel discussion on the upcoming election.

  • WWD.com reports, “Financial market turbulence, housing bubble bursts, Bear Stearns collapses — no wonder advertising isn’t looking rosy (or that most publishers don’t want to go on the record and talk about it). As the end of the first half draws near for magazines, business looks soft. Through April, the latest Media Industry Newsletter numbers show ad pages declined for most fashion titles and the unpredictable economy makes it impossible to predict how things will end up by June, much less the entire year.”

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    RADIO

  • A release announced, “Beginning Wednesday, April 2, at 9 p.m., the National Symphony Orchestra will return to the airwaves of Classical WETA 90.9 FM. Performances are being drawn from NSO archives, and most broadcast programs will feature repertoire from multiple NSO concerts. These two-hour broadcasts will take place on the first Wednesday of each month for the next year. WETA’s John Chester will host. The series is made possible by WETA’s Friends of Classical Music, including Patricia Sagon.”

  • The Wall Street Journal writes, “The Justice Department’s approval this week of the XM-Sirius satellite radio merger was a long time coming — maybe too long given that the deal was announced more than a year ago. Still, credit Antitrust Division chief Thomas Barnett for making the right call in the end.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “One of the marquee deals of the now-faded corporate buyout boom was close to collapse Tuesday night, a victim of the credit-market turmoil that began last summer. The planned $19 billion privatization of the nation’s largest radio broadcaster, Clear Channel Communications Inc., looked increasingly likely to fall through as the private-equity firms and banks backing the transaction failed to resolve their differences over final financing terms, people familiar with the matter said. It would be one of the biggest leveraged buyouts yet to implode as the upheaval in global credit markets has made it nearly impossible for banks that financed such deals to spread their risk by packaging their loans for sale to other investors. That’s left many banks exposed to massive losses they have been trying to avoid.”

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    BOOKS

  • GalleyCat answers the question, “How’s Book Publishing Handling the Election?”

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    JOBS

  • Politico is looking for a Weekend Editor.

  • Human Events is hiring a Manager Editor.

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  • Morning Reading List, 03.14.08

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    Good morning Washington. It’s Einstein’s birthday!

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  • If you were Spitzer’s wife, you would not stand with him through two press conferences.

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  • Tanya Ballard has left washingtonpost.com to join NPR.com

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Many Americans are tracking the details of the 2008 president campaign — the charges, countercharges and controversial advertisements — extremely closely. Large majorities say they have heard at least something about the rumors that Barack Obama is a Muslim; Hillary Clinton’s 3:00 a.m. phone call ad; and George Bush’s endorsement of John McCain. And the revelation that a top foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama had referred to Clinton as a ‘monster’ also registered with a large percentage of the public.”

  • Salon’s Glenn Greenwald writes, “The Politico today published one of the most blatantly one-sided, journalistically flawed “news” articles on the Iraq War in quite some time and promoted it as its featured story, filled with dramatic proclamations certain to attract (by design) significant attention. The central theme is one which the political establishment is most desperate to believe — that Americans are now supporting the Iraq War again and this will drastically re-shape the presidential race in favor of the pro-war McCain.”

  • Locy, Former ‘USA Today’ Reporter, Using Her ‘Anthrax’ Contempt Case To Teach J-School Students

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    TV

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, March 9, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.204 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 3, 2008, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ increased among the key Adult 25-54 demographic (7%) while both CBS ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ declined double digits. ‘Nightline’ also tied ‘Letterman’ in the A25-54 rating (1.3). ‘Nightline’ also continues to close the gaps with CBS’ ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.”

  • Did the Press Service Spitzer?

  • A release announced, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will originate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the week of April 21, the week of the Pennsylvania primary — a delegate-rich contest which may help decide the Democratic nominee for President. Anchored by Jim Lehrer from the studios of public television station WQED — America’s first community-supported public television station — The NewsHour will take an in-depth look at the Pennsylvania electorate as well as critical national issues seen through a Pittsburgh lens.”

  • TVNewser reports, “This morning on Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy welcomed back Megyn Kelly from her honeymoon. Sort of.”

  • Media Life reports, “With voters turning out in record numbers for the presidential primaries and two Democrats still locked in a tight race for the nomination, cable news networks have seen their ratings soar over the past six months.”

  • Variety reports, “In a polite but firmly worded letter, a powerful House committee has informed Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin that he has two weeks to turn over a truckload of information and documents that lawmakers say are needed for an ongoing investigation into Martin’s management practices and decisionmaking processes.”

  • Media Matters asks, “After blasting press for yukking it up with ‘the people they’re charged with covering,’ will Matthews challenge Russert on Gridiron dinner?”

  • B&C reports, “The Federal Communications Commission continues to draw a lot of legal fire for its decisions. In the wake of almost two-dozen legal challenges of its newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership ruling, the FCC was hit again Wednesday by a suit from Comcast over its decision to reinstate a 30% cap on cable’s share of multichannel-video providers.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Guardian reports,Jim Buckmaster, chief executive of Craigslist, has accused US newspaper publishers of actively encouraging journalists to write negative stories about the online classified advertising company.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc’s AOL Internet division will buy social network Bebo for $850 million in cash, bolstering its consumer Web offerings even as the media conglomerate mulls splitting off the business.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Google Inc. plans to announce a new service that Web publishers can use to manage their online ad sales and serve up ads each time a consumer pulls up a Web page.”

  • Media Week reports, “Advertisers and media companies are beginning to embrace the power of widgets, particularly those thousands of mini-applications that have sprouted up on social networks like MySpace and Facebook.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo’s plans.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “Traditional media companies should not fear internet search giant Google but work with it to increase online audience and make more money from the web.”

  • I’m a journalist: I must confess all in my new blog

  • The Guardian reports, “The Wall Street Journal’s digital chief executive has said that it is looking to expand politics and sports coverage and admitted that the “soft” US economy has meant a slip in online display advertising.”

  • What Did the FCC Do About That? GAO Says Agency Doesn’t Track How It Handles Complaints”

  • Blogging and Newspapers, a Lesson in How Not to Brand and Market

  • Bad News Travels Fast, And Furiously

  • MediaShift reports, “Semi-Pro Journalism Teams Give Alternative View of U.S. Elections”

  • AOL to Buy Bebo to Compete In Social-Networking Market

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    RADIO

  • Local stations are wary of NPR’s embrace of podcasts and other new ways to deliver its news programs.”

  • Reuters reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc Chief Executive Mel Karmazin said on Wednesday he hoped U.S. regulators would rule by the end of March on the proposed merger of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio Inc”

  • The Washington Times reports, “National Public Radio listeners who tuned in to ‘Morning Edition’ during the last four days of February found some atypical programming around 6:30 a.m. during the broadcasts. ‘Conversations with Conservatives’ was heard during morning-drive time with host Steve Inskeep and a conservative of the day with much on his mind.”

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    JOBS

  • Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. is looking for a Reporter with Legal Background.

  • Patuxent Publishing is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.

  • The Catholic Review is looking for a Managing Editor.

  • Imre Communications is looking for an Art Director and a Production Manager.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Reader Relations Associate.

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  • Morning Reading List, 02.22.08

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  • Most of you don’t know a journo cheating on his/her spouse, but just barely.

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  • A reader tells us, “There has been no mention of the fact that Marilyn Thompson left the NYT in protest over them not running the McCain story. She is now back at the Washington Post. Wheels within wheels.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Check out CQ’s video “Losing Pretty or Winning Ugly” where Craig Crawford gives his take on what Hillary Clinton’s options are going forward, and some wrestling moves are in the forecast.

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “The public remains highly engaged in the presidential campaign, and strong majorities say the campaign is important, easy to follow, interesting and informative. Relatively few Americans (28%) say the campaign has been too negative thus far. Two-thirds (66%) say it has not been too negative. By comparison, nearly half of the public (47%) found the campaign to be too negative at a comparable point in the 2004 election.”

  • Scripps Howard Foundation Names Judges for Annual Journalism Awards

  • A reader asks, “Oh, Posties … did you get your Diaz-Balarts confused? Today’s ‘In the Loop’ Washington Post pg A13 Photo of Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart with caption — ‘Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart still considers Fidel Castro a threat’. Then a quote from Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart — ‘We’ve been waiting, hoping for the moment of Castro’s death …’ So, who was it? Okay, let’s take it from the top: Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R–FL–21st) Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R–FL–25th) Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D–CA–47th) Rep. Linda Sanchez (D–CA–39th).”

  • TVNewser has a round-up for FBNY’s reporting on The New York Times story on John McCain’s relationship with Telecom lobbyist Vicki Iseman.

  • Romenesko also has a round-up of NYT related chatter from MSNBC’s First Read, WashingtonPost.com and Horse’s Mouth.

  • And, Wonkette asks, “Why Did The Times Publish This Funny Story About John McCain’s Sex Affairs?”

  • Mark your calendars! Len Downie will be on the Q&A Café April 10.

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  • TVNewser reports, “Fox News Channel finished as the fourth most-watched basic cable news channel in prime time last week, after USA, TNT and TBS. This was the sixth week in a row that FNC has finished in the top 5. CNN finished at #20 while MSNBC was #28. This comes one week after Super Tuesday, when FNC finished at #3, CNN was #8 and MSNBC was #26 in prime time. Only CNN saw a significant drop week-to-week. FNC also ranked in seventh place in the total day, with CNN (#23) and MSNBC (#29) trailing for the week.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Comcast shares have been on the upswing since last week when the firm unveiled a dividend, but at least one analyst thinks the run-up has gone too far. The dividend and a stock-buyback update ‘were positive developments, but they have little to do with valuation or fundamentals, yet the stock is up 15% since the earnings report,’ Credit Suisse analyst Bryan Kraft said in downgrading the cable giant’s stock from ‘outperform’ to ‘neutral.’”

  • TVNewser reports, “PBS viewers have spoken. Thousands of them. It was on February 17 that a story by the The New York Times’ Charles McGrath asked Is PBS Still Necessary?. ‘There are not only countless more channels to chose from now,’ McGrath wrote, ‘but many offer the kind of stuff that in the past you could see only on public TV, and in at least some instances they do it better.’ Public response was fierce, with readers posting hundreds of comments online at the Times. PBS’ Jim Lehrer mentioned the article on The NewsHour, inviting viewers to share their thoughts. A NewsHour spokesperson tells TVNewser that the program has received, to date, almost 5,000 comments via phone, email, and online postings.”

  • Howard Kurtz writes, “News Networks Bump Clinton Out of Picture”

  • TVNewser warns,Anderson Cooper Better Watch Out For Mike Gravel

  • New York Post reports,Daryn Kagan’s ‘Breaking the Curse’ won the 2008 Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary. It aired on PBS.”

  • O’Reilly Unintentionally Questions Whether FNC is ‘Responsible News Agency,’” reports TVNewser.

  • Up next Thursday on WETA’s Author, Author! is Jane Austen panel discussion with Carol Pippen, Professor of English at Goucher College and editor of the Jane Austen Society of North America newsletter. Text interviews with Laurie Viera Rigler (Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict), Margaret Sullivan (The Jane Austen Handbook) and Syrie James (The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen).

  • FCC Relaxes Digital-TV Transition Order

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • “Due to an overwhelming amount of requests, the final EPpy Awards entries deadline has been extended to Friday, February 29th”

  • Adotas reports, “Perhaps the death of newspapers has been greatly exaggerated. It seems website audiences are actually growing, Scarborough Research, a newspaper audience ratings service reports.”

  • NMA reports, “Facebook has suffered its first ever drop in unique users after 17 months of growth. The figures from Nielsen Online revealed a 5% drop in UK numbers between December 2007 and January 2008.”

  • Wonkette reports,Helen Thomas Still Hates Bush, Loves (John) Kennedy

  • The New York Observer reports, “In the spring of 2005, when asked about Arianna Huffington’s plan to launch a news-aggregating blog to compete with the Drudge Report, Matthew Drudge did not seem too impressed. … It took a while, and surely the brighter prospects on the left side of the aisle have changed things since Mr. Drudge was acting as the steam vent for a country fed up with the Clinton White House. But, nearly three years into its existence, Huffingtonpost.com is getting there, with unique visitors logging on at three times the rate they did just six months ago.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel asks, “Should Newspapers Still Be Taking Sides?”

  • Reuters reports, “Reed Elsevier announced the acquisition of U.S. risk-management business ChoicePoint Inc for $4.1 billion, including debt, and said it would intensify a cost-saving drive and sell an advertising-dependent information business.”

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    RADIO

  • Tony Snow accepts job with O’Reilly.”

  • Radio Business Report reports, “Fox News Radio fed the press pool this time down in Africa for President Bush’s visit this week. But in Tanzania, there are no ISDN lines. Fox News found a solution and was able to transmit the broadcasts over the Internet and provide that ability to the other networks-ABC, AP, CBS, NPR and VOA. This is the first time that a network news pool had access to an internet transmission.”

  • DOJ Merger Decision Shadows XM, Sirius

  • Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports, “Air America, one of the country’s more powerful radio networks and a major progressive megaphone, is switching ownership.”

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    JOBS

  • Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America is looking for a Business Writer/Editor.

  • A DC-based website is looking for an Editor-in-Chief. The site deals with the personalities, business and news of Washington. The Editor-in-Chief will oversee the entire editorial process from story assignment to publication for 7+ electronic newsletters. News experience and a sense of humor are a must and knowledge of one or more of the following local business communities is desirable: commercial real estate, legal, technology/government contracting, trade association, finance, and medical. For more info, contact KDSearch.com

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  • Matthews References Hillary’s MSNBC’s Complaints

    In an apparent rebuttal to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s mention (reported on FishbowlDC here) that Fox News may be more fair to her presidential campaign, Chris Matthews had this to say this morning on “Morning Joe”:

      [Obama's] got the melody and Sen. Clinton has the prose right, perhaps, but not the music. And maybe not even the prose. And that’s a problem for her because she can say it over and over again, by the way Joe, she can give the speech one million times and, by the way, if we want to be fair — technically — on this network we’ll keep doing what we did last night: Show Sen. Clinton’s speech and Sen. Obama’s speech. You call that fair? He’ll win every night. Cuz it’s not — the way they compete isn’t the same way. She doesn’t compete with oratory the way he does. Maybe working a room she can do as well as him.

    Morning Reading List, 02.08.08

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  • It’s close, but you think David Brooks would win in a street fight against Bill Kristol.

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  • His Extreme-ness on the Weymouth hotness.

  • EWA reports, “The National Education Writers Association has ventured into new territory with the hiring of former Washington Post reporter Linda Perlstein as its newly created Public Editor.”

  • The New York Times reports, “In just the last few weeks, The San Diego Union-Tribune eliminated more than 100 jobs, one-tenth of its work force. The Chicago Sun-Times began a major round of newsroom layoffs, then put itself up for sale, and publishers in Minneapolis and Philadelphia warned that tough economics could force cuts there. Some major newpapers have several times as many readers online as in print, but grim financial reports have forced the papers to downsize.
    Not long ago, news like that would have drawn much commentary and hand-wringing in the newspaper business, but in the last few months, reductions have become so routine that they barely make a ripple outside each paper’s hometown. Since mid-2007, major downsizing — often coupled with grim financial reports — has been imposed at The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The San Jose Mercury News, USA Today and many others.”

  • MergersUnleashed.com reports,Randy Michaels, who late last year was tapped to be the Tribune Co.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of broadcasting and interactive properties, will be elevated to CEO of the entire company, according to a source familiar with the Chicago-based media conglomerate.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Public interest in economic news remained high last week as 40% of Americans followed news about the condition of the U.S. economy very closely. The economy has also become the dominant issue in the presidential campaign – when asked to name the one issue they have heard the most about from the candidates recently, 29% name the economy. While public interest in economic news is growing, the media remains mainly on the campaign.”

  • Chicago Tribune reports, “The streamlining of Tribune Co. corporate operations that billionaire Sam Zell promised when he assumed control in December has begun with a string of layoffs this week. Around a dozen employees in the Chicago-based media concern’s human resources department were informed their positions at Tribune Tower are being eliminated, according to sources.”

  • Mixed Media reports, “The New York Times’s op-ed section has been catching a lot of flak of late over everything from the hiring of intellectually-threadbare neoconservative Bill Kristol to Maureen Dowd’s dateline sleight-of-hand to Roger Cohen’s general suckiness. So I figured it was time to say something nice for a change. Fortunately, there’s Gail Collins.”

  • Is Philip Seib, a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California, a Politico advertiser? In the Baltimore Sun, Seib said “his focus this election year has shifted to Web sites like Politico.com. ‘I am spending more and more time with my computer,” Seib says. “It is hard to find anything on TV that can compare with the kind of analysis of vote totals offered at Politico.com.’”

  • E&P reports, “The clear focus on editorial pages is the promotion of ideas and views and, of course, opinion. Some want newspapers to quit backing candidates, but these choices are among the most valid of those opinions and, for many readers, instructive or even nececessary.”

  • Financial Times gets James Woods’ take on living in DC.

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  • Reporting the Breaking News, Without A Camera

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research
    data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, February 3, 2008. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.231 million total viewers”

  • TVNewser reports, “Romney Out: FNC is First, With The Source”

  • FNC Puts McCain In the Democratic Party

  • A release announced, “American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2008 AWRT International Outreach Award is international journalist and author Mariane Pearl.”

  • AJC.com reports, “Super Tuesday? Try the nightly combat between CNN, the Fox News Channel and MSNBC. A month ago, CNN finally whupped long-time cable news leader Fox News Channel, edging out its arch rivals in the New Hampshire primary coverage.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • An ABC release announced, “During February 5th’s Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses, web and mobile users turned to ABC News’ digital platforms for up-to-the-minute news and analysis. On Super Tuesday, ABC News Digital garnered all-time highs in traffic across all platforms continuing its record-breaking growth in January.”

  • The Washington Blogger Meetup February Meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00PM. Mark those calendars!

  • VentureBeat.com reports, “Search engine Ask.com has launched a new area of their site called Ask BigNews which combines news aggregation with elements of social news site Digg. Ask Big News describes itself as ‘a search and browse service that helps you find and track the most important and most talked about stories in the news.’”

  • AP reports, “AOL had its slowest quarter of advertising growth since beginning its ambitious transformation into an ad-focused Internet business, increasing uncertainty about AOL’s future especially as Microsoft Corp. boosts its ambitions in the same arena.”

  • Dow Jones reports, “Chief Executive Barry Diller said Wednesday he doubted he would be interested in buying Time Warner Inc.’s (TWX) AOL Internet portal unless it was reduced to a ‘ridiculous’ price.”

  • Wired reports, “Last year, there were a couple of articles about a back channel love-fest between senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and Matt Drudge. But it seems that Drudge still isn’t beyond posting mean-spirited items online about the senator, and now in multi-media dimensions. Yesterday, Drudge posted this footage of Clinton on YouTube suffering from a coughing fit, and it quickly became the most viewed item, garnering more than 300,000 views overnight.”

  • Google News reports, “Something you already know about Google News is that we crawl thousands of sources from around the world. This means you get as many different perspectives on a story from many perspectives. A while back, we started thinking about how to bring this same diversity of sources to local news, so that “local” doesn’t necessarily mean ‘limited’. Today we’re releasing a new feature to find your local news by simply typing in a city name or zip code. While we’re not the first news site to aggregate local news, we’re doing it a bit differently — we’re able to create a local section for any city, state or country in the world and include thousands of sources. We’re not simply looking at the byline or the source, but instead we analyze every word in every story to understand what location the news is about and where the source is located.”

  • TextandIdeas.com reports,Bill Adair is one of the lucky ones. His bosses at the St. Petersburg Times let him experiment with a new way of delivering news and do it full time, he told me in a recent e-mail Q&A. Adair founded PolitiFact.com and runs it with a small staff of writers and fact checkers from the St. Pete Times and its sister publication, Congressional Quarterly. Not only do they check the claims of candidates running for president, but they rate the truthfulness of those claims on a scale from ‘True’ to ‘Pants-on-fire.’”

  • Check out The Prince of Petworth’s profile of The Washington City Paper’s Angela Valdez.

  • Check out the newest member of the Wonkette team.

  • Poynter Online reports, “As many newspapers continue to falter financially, the quest for a new business model to support journalism continues. The Jan. 29 episode of American Public Media’s Future Tense explored a controversial option: direct or indirect government subsidies to prop up newspapers.”

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  • “Over the years, Washingtonian has written profiles about nearly every important political candidate in this year’s presidential race. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite political articles.”

  • Time’s James Poniewozik writes, “Writing about election coverage, I have disclosed, probably to the point of tediousness, that I voted for Obama. I think it’s a good thing for you to know, but I really do it for me. It’s important to me that I have enough perspective to critique campaign coverage whether it works for my candidate or against him. Having you know more about where I’m coming from helps you keep me honest and forces me to police myself.”

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    RADIO

  • A release announced, “Beginning Feb. 11, 2008, WAMU 88.5′s The Kojo Nnamdi Show will join XM Radio as part of the satellite radio service’s line-up for ‘The Power’ (XM Channel 169), the nation’s only 24-hour radio channel exclusively dedicated to African-American talk programming. The Kojo Nnamdi Show will air at 7 p.m., and 11 p.m., weekdays on ‘The Power.’”

  • Also, “WAMU 88.5 will broadcast live coverage of the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia presidential primaries at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Kojo Nnamdi, host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and WAMU 88.5 News Director Jim Asendio will co-host the program. Jonetta Rose Barras, political analyst for The Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta, will provide in-studio analysis and commentary. WAMU 88.5 news reporters will contribute live field reports from polling sites throughout the region.”

  • Public Radio reports, “The number of people turning to the Internet for campaign coverage has tripled since 2000. While the Web still lags television in viewership and ad revenue, it’s making some big gains as a source of political coverage.”

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    JOBS

  • Sister 2 Sister magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Publisher, Governing Magazine.

  • The Gazette is looking for a Reporter.

  • Warren Communications News is looking for a Business Reporter.

  • The Roanoke Times is looking for an Editorial Writer.

  • Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC is seeking a copy editor.

  • Urban Land Institute is looking for an Associate, Virtual ULI

  • BIPAC is looking for a Director, Communications.

  • The Carnegie Endowment is looking for a Communications/Web Coordinator.

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  • Morning Reading List, 01.29.08

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  • Most of you did plan on watching the SOTU last night.

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  • A release announced, “Joe Peyronnin has joined Gibraltar Associates as Senior Advisor for Global Communications and New Media. Based in New York City, Mr. Peyronnin brings over 35 years of broadcast news experience to Gibraltar, including as head of news for Telemundo/NBC and Fox News, and as the number two executive at CBS News from 1989 to 1995. He is also the former Washington bureau chief for CBS News and an award winning news producer. Most recently he has worked as a full time corporate advisor to VFinity, creators of innovative digital content management software.”

  • Jossip reports, “Reuters media reporter Robert MacMillan is leaving the wire service for what we’re assuming is a bigger payday at Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal.”

  • John Fialka is joining the E&E staff on Feb. 6. “He will be leading development of — and then managing — our planned climate publication. John is a superior reporter who has led the Wall Street Journal’s environmental coverage for many years.”

  • CQ announced that Jon Weinstein “has been promoted to senior marketing manager. In this new role, Jon will oversee the circulation marketing team”

  • A release announced, “A Stanford graduate student has been chosen as the 2008 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern. Jennifer Martinez is working toward a master’s degree in communication, specializing in journalism, after earning a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations at Stanford in 2007. She will work in the London bureau of the Wall Street Journal this summer.”

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  • The AP reports, “U.S. newspapers’ online audiences grew about 6 percent last year, an industry group reported Thursday, a rare bit of good news for an industry struggling to adapt as readers and advertising dollars continue to migrate online.”

  • The WSJ may get a sports section?!?

  • Is journalist burnout on the rise?”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Harbinger Capital Partners plans to nominate directors for New York Times Co. and Media General Inc., both family-controlled newspaper companies. Harbinger will try to place four directors on the board of New York Times and three on Media General’s, according to statements and regulatory filings yesterday.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “Metro International has announced 27 redundancies at its free newspapers in the US. It has been reported that Metro was planning to put the titles up for sales. But Metro announced today it was embarking on a restructuring plan to move the titles into profit — in agreement with joint venture partner The New York Times Company.”

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  • The New York Post reports, “The $27 billion leveraged buyout of radio giant Clear Channel Communications appears to be on solid footing despite scores of jittery investors who feared the deal could fall apart.”

  • The AP reports, “Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable operator, said Friday it is pulling the plug on AZN Television, its Asian American channel.”

  • TVNewser reports, “All three cable networks are taking the announcement of Sen. Edward Kennedy’s endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama.” How packed was the rally? Metroblogging DC tell us just how big.

  • The Washington Post reports, “More than 4,000 of the office building’s incandescent light bulbs were changed to fluorescent. Three large water tanks were installed in an underground parking garage to collect rainwater to irrigate a one-acre patch of lawn. Workers held contests to see who could save the most energy by turning off computers and lights. Those efforts were part of a year-long initiative at Discovery Communications’ headquarters in downtown Silver Spring to save energy, and reduce water usage and pollution. Last month, the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council recognized Discovery’s efforts by certifying its 540,000-square-foot building as “platinum,” the highest designation under the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.”

  • The Tampa Tribune reports, “If you’ve been watching Fox News Channel’s election coverage of the primary season, you have seen the beginning of a new era in televised live shots. The live streaming image of chief political correspondent Carl Cameron as he cruises along the nation’s highways in a colorful Ford Expedition may look a little primitive, but it is revolutionary. ‘This is going to change the way breaking news is covered in the future,’ says Brian Wilson, Fox’s Washington bureau chief. After tinkering with various new technologies and video equipment, he says the network has converted a couple of sport utility vehicles into roaming live news centers.”

  • National Journal reports, “Psst! ‘They just spin you up on this and you happily go along,’ fumed Bill Clinton as he glared at CNN reporter Jessica Yellin. She had asked him to respond to Barack Obama and former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who likened the former president to the late bare-knuckle GOP operative Lee Atwater and charged that his wife’s campaign was engaging in ‘the politics of deception.’ Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaigner-in-chief accused Yellin and other reporters of stoking the controversy. ‘This is what you live for,’ Clinton huffed. Not always. Back in 1994, Yellin worked for Bill Clinton in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Chris Cillizza will be a co-moderator for MySpace, MTV and the Associated Press’ ‘Closing Arguments: A Presidential Super Dialogue’ with Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee and other presidential frontrunners that will be presented on-air, online, and on mobile phones, Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 6:00 pm ET.”

  • Check out Tammy Haddad’s video with Hayden Panettiere on Newsweek.com

  • Instapundit points to “an unfortunate turn of phrase at Time Magazine”

  • Bloomberg reports,Peter Thiel, the first outside investor in closely held Facebook Inc., said Sarbanes-Oxley rules make it difficult for technology companies in the U.S. to go public.”

  • Check out The Baltimore Sun’s new military blog.

  • The Local Onliner reports, “Former AOL President and MTV founder Bob Pittman has lately focused on investments as head of the Pilot Group (he is a pilot). In an interview with broadband consultant Will Richmond’s VideoNuze on the eve of the NATPE show in Las Vegas, Pittman says he is bullish on small market TV stations — and their online prospects.”

  • Check out the Facebook Group, “Make Top Reporters Stop Ignoring the Top Issue”

  • The AP reports, Nigel Eccles, a news junkie and former online betting site employee, wanted to try pursuing both interests at once. Thus was born Hubdub — a new Web site Eccles and three colleagues in Edinburgh, Scotland, assembled — where customers will bet for fun, not money, on the outcomes of real news stories.”

  • News and Tech.com reports, “The 13th annual Digital Awards, to be handed out later this month at the Newspaper Association of America’s Marketing Conference, reflects the breadth and depth of video now available on newspaper Web sites.”

  • On Media reports, “Media, tech and Internet companies, and the Wall Street analysts who cover them, are looking beyond the current tumult to the rest of this year and into 2009. Unfortunately, many don’t like what they see.”

  • Dow Jones reports, “Gannett Co. (GCI) acquired Banquet, which operates an action sports Web site and advertisement network. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.”

  • The Independent reports, “What has been the greatest shock so far in the American election? Barack Obama’s meteoric Iowan rise? Hillary Clinton’s tearful comeback in New Hampshire? John McCain’s resurrection in South Carolina? No. The biggest surprise thus far has been the relative insignificance of the internet in determining the outcome of the election.”

  • A release announced, “For its first recent foray into longer-format video, Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. has won a 2007 Aegis Award for ‘Who Cares? Kiplinger’s No-Nonsense Look at Long-Term Care.’ The 22-minute educational video offers an informative, consumer-friendly review of long-term care—explaining what it is, what it costs, and how to pay for it.”

  • A release announced, “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of its blog, ChamberPost. The Chamber’s blog provides a real time public platform for issues of importance to the business community.”

  • Reuters reports, “Google-DoubleClick deal likely to win EU go-ahead”

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  • PR Week reports, “A new survey suggests that trust in business is higher than trust in government in the US and other countries. The results of the ninth annual Edelman Trust Barometer show that the trust gap was greatest in the US, where 58% of respondents said they trust business to do the right thing versus 39% for government.”

  • Fortune’s David Kirkpatrick reports, “European companies like Germany’s Burda are driving toward a software-powered future of blended professional and amateur content.”

  • The New York Times reports,Evan G. Galbraith Jr., a former ambassador to France and a Republican contender for governor of New York in 1994, died Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 79. The cause was cancer, said his wife, the former Marie Rockwell. For 15 years before accepting the ambassadorship in 1981, Mr. Galbraith, who was also an international banker, had been chairman of National Review”

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  • Business Financial Publishing is looking for an Advertising Copywriter.

  • Washington Examiner is looking for freelance Real Estate Reporters.

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  • Morning Reading List, 01.17.08

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    Good morning, Washington. Did you forget to shave this morning? I certainly didn’t…just didn’t have the will power of Mr. Cillizza, no matter how unattractive my versions of the Chuck Todd goatee or Jeffrey Birnbaum mustache looked .

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  • You are ready to see this writer’s strike end already.

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  • The New York Observer reports, “On Jan. 9, Wall Street Journal bureau chiefs from around the world gathered for a night of cocktails and dinner at the Marriott Hotel on West Street in the Financial District. It was the annual bureau chiefs’ meeting, and it gave Rupert Murdoch his first chance to speak to bureau chiefs and senior editors at Dow Jones en masse, and to answer some questions. It didn’t take long for Mr. Murdoch to start some controversy. At the meeting, according to three people who attended, Mr. Murdoch spelled out a theme he’s been emphasizing since last year, but in renewed terms: that front-page feature stories are too long and might be better suited for a weekend reader who has more time to read them.”

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  • Mixed Media reports,John Edwards wants you to ignore all that garbage coming out of Fox News — except when it makes him look good. Edwards was the first major Democrat to vow to sit out a debate originally scheduled to air on Fox News last August. ‘Fox News has already proven they have no intention of providing ‘fair and balanced’ coverage of any Democrat in this election,’ declared his campaign website. ‘Now it’s time for Democrats to stand together and send a clear message to Roger Ailes, Fox News and all the rest of them: bias isn’t balance, but turning tables is fair.’ Other Democrats also succumbed to pressure from MoveOn.org and other left-wing groups, and Fox ended up cancelling the debate.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • TVWeek reports, “A hungry online video audience offset the holiday traffic slowdown for video-sharing site YouTube, which grew its audience by nearly 9% in December. The site lured 68.6 million unique visitors last month, compared to 63.1 million in November, according to Nielsen Online. YouTube’s growth is particularly noteworthy given that Web traffic in general often slows in the last two weeks of the calendar year.”

  • Michael Chabon says that Richard Cohen of The Washington Post should be ashamed of himself for using smear and guilt-by-association to scare Jews about Obama.

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    RADIO

  • Media Biz reports, “And back in late November, investors were led to believe, courtesy of a Bear Stearns analyst report, that Department of Justice approval of the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) was ‘imminent.’ But it’s now more than a month and a half later and there has been no ruling from either the DOJ or the Federal Communications Commission, which must also give the deal its blessing, about the merger. So much for ‘imminent.’ Investors are getting increasingly nervous. Shares of Sirius have plunged nearly 26 percent since November 30 while XM’s stock has plummeted 31 percent.”

    BOOKS

  • Inside Higher Ed’s Scott McLemee writes, “The people running Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign probably haven’t made time to leaf through the University of Illinois Press’s most recent catalog. Too bad for them. They could have placed an early bulk order for Erika Falk’s Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns. The official publication date is next week. It seems like a book that Clinton’s staff would find useful — and not just as a projectile to bounce off the heads of members of the press corps.”

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    JOBS

  • The Economist Group is looking for a Sales Manager.

  • World Politics Review is seeking News About U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security.

  • DailyCandy, Inc. is looking for a Washington, D.C. Editor.

  • AARP is looking for a Deputy Editor.

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Managing Editor Multifamily Executive & Developer.

  • BizBash Media is looking for someone in Advertising Sales.

  • American Society of Landscape Architects is looking for a Writer.

  • Capitol File is looking for a Sales Assistant and Administrative Assistant.

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  • Morning Reading List, 12.03.07

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    Good morning Washington. It’s Julianne Moore’s birthday today, which means it’s a great day, and, amazingly, it falls only one week after Freckle Pride Day.

  • You think J-school is a waste of time.

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Can you answer CQ’s Political Trivia for Nov. 30?

  • “The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies announced … that Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism will assume responsibility for the administration of the AltWeekly Awards.”

  • Deborah Howell on “Throwing a Flag on the Taylor Coverage.” And Clark Hoyt on “Fact and Fiction on the Campaign Trail.”

  • Stung by Politico Report, Giuliani Puts Up His Dukes

  • Amy Argetsinger agrees that J. Freedom du Lac’s name is coolest.

  • Howard Dean addresses the Gridiron Club.

  • A Project by American University Students in The Washington Post reports, “Election year after election year in recent decades, candidates and the media have spent significant energy courting young voters and reporting on how they view issues and campaigns. Yet, year after year, voting data shows that the turnout of young voters has been disappointingly low.”

  • One Georgetown resident has something to say about newspaper delivery.

  • This Friday at Busboys & Poets Tony Deifell shows scenes from upcoming film & tells stories from Seeing Beyond Sight.

  • His Extreme-ness says,Howard Kurtz Is Right!”

    TELEVISION

  • A release announced, “During November when the stock market has swung wildly, viewers tuned to CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, for fast, accurate, actionable and unbiased business news. In measured ratings, CNBC had its best November in total viewers since 2000 in
    Business Day and its best November in the key adults 25-54 year-old
    demographic since 2003. It was also CNBC’s best month in Business Day
    programming in total viewers since August 2002.”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for November sweeps, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ in both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demo. This is the second consecutive November sweep ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face the Nation.’ This was also ‘This Week’s’ best November sweep performance among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 since 2001.”

  • Hostage Taker Talks With CNN’s DC Bureau

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, November 25, 2007 in all categories.”

  • ABC announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 19, 2007, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ was up in Total Viewers (16%) and in the Key A-25-54 demo (7%) verses a year ago, while both ‘Letterman’ and ‘Leno’ declined in both categories double digits verses the same week a year ago. In addition, ‘Nightline’ continues to close the gaps with ‘Letterman’ and ‘Leno’ among total viewers and Adults 25-54.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast Corp., the biggest U.S. cable-television provider, said regulators have no support for a proposed rule that would limit its growth.”

  • MediaWeek reports, “While November saw little change atop the cable news heap, with Fox News Channel retaining its perch at the peak with an average prime time delivery of 1.41 million viewers, the month will end on an up note for at least one other network. MSNBC will close out November within firing distance of CNN, averaging 230,000 viewers in the key adults 25-54 demo versus CNN’s 232,000.”

  • A release announced, “CN8 ‘Your Morning’ spotlights the upcoming presidential election, presenting contender views on major political issues in ‘Candidates Scorecard,’ a week-long programming series debuting Monday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 a.m. Political experts throughout CN8’s Maine to Virginia footprint inform viewers where the four leading Democratic and five leading Republican candidates stand on critical subjects such as the war in Iraq, immigration policy and national health care.”

  • A PBS viewer writes,Gwen Ifill had a Fox News moment on the Nov. 26 NewsHour when she referred to ‘Hamas seized power’ … Would she refer to Bush winning the Presidency as ‘Bush seized power’ when he actually won the second election (the first one, seizing power is still a question). Hamas actually won a democratic election. Are there Israeli sensors on PBS who check the wording of these reports? Insertions of words such as this taints the fair and unbiased reporting reputation of PBS.”

  • HuffPo doesn’t like Fox’s coverage of the Hillary campaign office hostage situation.

  • Crains New York reports, “ABC News said Thursday that it reached a tentative new contract with workers represented by the Writers Guild of America East that includes a 3.5% wage increase and a one-time signing bonus.”

  • Reuters reports, “A U.S. economic recession could hammer those media and entertainment companies that rely heavily on advertising next year, curtailing experimentation when the industry needs it most.”

  • CJR’s Gal Beckerman writes, “CNN Needn’t Apologize”

  • Los Angeles Times’ Tim Rutten writes about the recent CNN debate, “In fact, this most recent debacle masquerading as a presidential debate raises serious questions about whether CNN is ethically or professionally suitable to play the political role the Democratic and Republican parties recently have conceded it.”

  • Erin Burnett Apologizes, Wishes Bush a Great Weekend

  • Jeff Gannon writes, “CNN’s YouTube Republican presidential debate will go down in history as one of America’s biggest media scandals alongside Dan Rather’s fake documents and Will Duranty’s Pultizer Prize-winning pro-Stalin proganda for The New York Times.”

    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Can Youth Sports Coverage Pay Off Online?”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “The Disney CEO said Thursday that cable TV companies need a Google-like search mechanism if VOD is to reach its full potential. Type in ‘rat DVD’ at Google and you’ll easily find ‘Ratatouille,’ he said, but that’s far from the case for VOD.”

  • Former ‘Bowler Garrett Graff discusses “Prehistoric Pols.”

  • Is ZocDoc coming to D.C.?

  • FishbowlNY has a stocking stuffer idea – The Larry Craig Talking Action Figure.

  • MediaPost reports, “To the agency world, digital is like that stalking cyborg in James Cameron’s sequel ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’ That’s according to Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post.”

  • Reuters reports, “Facebook is good for keeping up with high-flying buddies, MySpace is for teenage offspring and the BlackBerry is a full-time addiction, according to top media executives who were quizzed on their personal media habits at this week’s Reuters Media Summit.”

  • AJR reports, “With an arsenal of technology — including handheld digital video cameras, satellite dishes and laptops — seven ABC News journalists who took on new posts around the world this fall may be set to change the definition of ‘foreign correspondent.’”

  • Information Week reports, “Online retailer Amazon on Thursday launched in public beta its question-and-answer Web site that lets users share knowledge with each other, and offers rewards to those who consistently provide quality information.”

    MAGAZINES

  • Check out some more pics from CQ’s party last week.

  • The AP reports, “A woman and her son have sued The National Enquirer, claiming the supermarket tabloid fabricated stories that said she gave birth to a son fathered by Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.”

    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • ABC News goes inside a White House Christmas.

    RADIO

  • The Post editorializes on the XM-Sirius merger.
    JOBS

  • The McGraw-Hill Companies is looking for a Sales Assistant, BusinessWeek (DC Bureau).

  • The Hill newspaper is looking for a Publicist.

  • Defense News is looking for an IT Staff Writer.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editorial Assistant, Tell Me More, a Production Assistant, Tell Me More, an Assistant Editor, Tell Me More, an Associate Editor, Tell me More and a Production Assistant, Arts & Information.

  • Examiner Newspapers has Design openings in D.C. area. and is looking for Design Directors.

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer Multifamily Executive.

  • FOX News Channel is looking for a Field Producer-Fox NewsEdge.

  • Federal Reserve Board is looking for a Manager, Editing.

  • CBS News is looking for a Video Editor.

  • Army Times Publishing is Seeking Writers/Reporters.

  • PBS Newshour is looking for a Communications Assistant.

  • Voice of America is looking for talent for the Zimbabwe Project.

  • The News Virginian is looking for a Sports Ace.

  • The New Republic is looking for a Reporter-Researcher.

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  • Taking Out The Trash, 01.26.07

  • No high hopes for the Scooter Libby trial.

  • C-SPAN has a packed weekend line-up with J.D. Crouch, Deputy National Security Advisor on “Newsmakers”; “Road to the White House” features Sen. Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa since ’03 and Rudy Giuliani’s speech to the NH Republican Party’s annual meeting; “Q & A” features Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Chair of House Ethics Committee; Pres. Bill Clinton’s book party for Terry McAuliffe at the Four Seasons in NYC is on C-SPAN2′s Book TV; “After Words” on C-SPAN2′s Book TV, features pollster Frank Luntz interviewed by the Washington Times “Inside the Beltway” columnist John McCaslin and Pres. Jimmy Carter discussing “Palestine Peace, Not Apartheid” airs Saturday, January 27 at 3:30 pm.

  • Tipsters are just dying for you to check out Washington Times’ Fishwrap: “news. politics. stuff.” (We reported it earlier)

  • News Gems uncovered a “creative and interesting way” that MSNBC.com came up with to show the State of the Union, complete with “word clouds.”

  • In an homage to Ed Bradley, NBC 4′s Jim Vance got his left earlobe pierced.

  • Eat The Press reports, “Yesterday, Fox News host and global warming activist Neil Cavuto hosted a roundtable discussion for a group of feisty, opinionated… Hooters waitresses, in celebration of their 2007 calendar.” Oh don’t worry if you missed it. They have the video.

  • The German Marshall Fund is accepting entries for the eighth annual Peter R. Weitz Journalism Prize for outstanding and original coverage of transatlantic and European issues and events. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 28.

  • A reader asks, “How come the fonts in Politico blogs change from entry to entry sometimes? It’s annoying.” Anyone?

  • WaPo Beefs Up Online Political Section With New Blogs