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Them’s Fighting Words! Harvey Weinstein to Take on NRA

nraHollywood heavy weight Harvey Weinstein recently announced to host Howard Stern on his radio show that he has plans to make a film to take down the National Rifle Association.

“I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” Weinstein said yesterday on The Howard Stern Show. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”

‘I shouldn’t say this?’ Well then why are you on a satellite radio show? Also, that sounds like a threat, and no one likes a bully, especially in 2014.

Of course Washington Times Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller, author of the widely popular Emily Gets Her Gun” column turned book had an opinion about said interview. Read what she had to say here.

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Wendy Williams: My First Big Break

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” daytime talk show star Wendy Williams talks about working at D.C.’s WOL-AM and abstaining from sex while she struggled early on in her career.

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Al Franken’s SNL Days Revisited on Howard Stern

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) made his name in comedy, not Congress and Howard Stern is revisiting some of Franken’s time as a Saturday Night Live cast member on the Tuesday broadcast of his SiriusXM program The Howard Stern Show.

On Monday, Stern’s show kicked off “SNL on Stern,”a week-long series that takes a look at past highlights from SNL as well as old interviews Stern had with the cast. Franken was one of the original writers and performers of the show and Stern is re-airing a 1987 clip of Franken and his SNL co-writer Tom Davis talking about Chevy Chase, also of SNL fame, and the late actor Milton Berle.

Former SNL star Darrell Hammond, best known for his impersonation of Bill Clinton, is scheduled to appear on Stern’s show this week to talk about the time he came face to face with the former president.

Catch Stern’s show on SiriusXM 100. The original broadcasts begin at 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and encores follow all day.

Morning Reading List, 10.15.08

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Morning Reading List, 03.13.08

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  • Most of you do not know someone who has hired a prostitute before.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • The Chicago Tribune reports,Lee Abrams, who is credited with inventing FM radio’s album rock format and with giving Howard Stern and Steve Dahl their first major market jobs, has left XM Satellite Radio to become Chief Innovation Officer for Chicago-based Tribune Co., it was announced today.”

  • Neil Adler has left the Washington Business Journal to start up a new media public relations firm with his brother and a friend. His new company is D*MN Good LLC, a creative agency in D.C.

  • The Washington Times has made some internal moves. Maria Stainer is moving from Features to become the new Assistant Managing Editor for Continuous News. Danny Wattenberg is replacing Stainer as Assistant Managing Editor for Features.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Ralph E. Hanson reports, “Former USA Today reporter and current WVU journalism professor Toni Locy has won a temporary reprieve from thousands of dollars of fines being levied against her for refusing to identify the sources who spoke to her about former Army scientist Steven Hatfill. According to USA Today, a three-judge federal appeals court blocked the lower court’s fines as Locy pursues an appeal of a contempt order designed to force her to testify as to who her sources were. The fines were to start out at $500 a day, growing from there to $1,000 and eventually $5,000 a day; the fines were set to begin Tuesday.”

  • McCain to media: Let’s stay together

  • The Deal reports, “New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson said at a Bear Stearns Conference Tuesday that the company is unlikely to sell The Boston Globe or its stake in the Boston Red Sox. ‘The regionals took many steps to reduce their cost structure, and they will do so this year. There are a number of competitive companies in the market, and they are not selling in this difficult climate,’ she said. ‘We believe that the Red Sox have performed very well,’ she added.”

  • Don’t forget that the America and the World 2008 panel discussion is tonight at the Press Club. For more info, click here.

  • Making Sausage: A Reporter’s Emails

  • How dare they! Express slaps Tucker.

  • Spitzer’s media enablers.”

  • Mark Hemingway thinks that some reporters really had it tough when researching the Spitzer story.

  • The National Archives is hosting a Public Interest Declassification Board Meeting on March 17 to solicit public reaction to its recent Report, “Improving Declassification.” The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the National Archives and Records Administration, Jefferson Conference Room.

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    TV

  • A release announced, “Smithsonian Channel continues to increase its distribution with the announcement today of a High Definition
    (HD) carriage agreement with RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a broadband, facilities-based competitive telecommunications provider that delivers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and small-medium business customers and high-capacity data transport and voice services to large commercial customers”

  • Happy 70th Birthday to CBS’s World News Roundup. Check out the first Roundup ever from from March 13, 1938 here.

  • Why Is Managing NPR So Damn Difficult?”

  • Reuters reports, “An unexpectedly long presidential primary season has helped CBS Corp. avoid the worst of U.S. economic doldrums, Chief Executive Les Moonves told analysts on Tuesday.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Nielsen will offer a new service that uses cable set-top boxes to shed light on people’s TV-viewing habits. Nielsen has long dominated the U.S. television business with its panel-based ratings. But for the past two years, competitors such as TiVo, TNS and others have begun to chip away at that dominance by packaging second-by-second viewing of TV programs and ads from set-top-box data, something Nielsen has lacked.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Do you know your news IQ? Check out the Pew News IQ test.

  • A release announced, “Reporters Without Borders is making a new version of its Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents available to bloggers today to mark Online Free Expression Day.” Check out the report here.

  • Bloomberg reports, “Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bewkes, who took the helm of the world’s largest media company on Jan. 1, left open the possibility of a merger for its AOL Internet unit.”

  • The AP reports, “The CEO of The New York Times Co. said Tuesday that the company has an ‘absolute priority’ on expanding its operations online as a large shareholder is stepping up pressure on the Times to do even more.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Crain’s New York Business reports, “Magazine publishers are once again trying to wean media buyers from circulation models to new models that measure their success based on audience engagement. On Tuesday, following a year of discussions between magazine executives from Hachette, Meredith, TV Guide, Time Inc., and others, the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and consultants McKinsey & Co., the MPA announced a new initiative to introduce readership metrics that are closer to TV, radio and Web than current circ-based measurements.”

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    JOBS

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a Reporter.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a Web Producer.

  • 1105 Media, Inc. is looking for a Reporter, Technology Trade Publication.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Supervising Senior Editor.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Producer, Arts and Living.

  • Society of American Florists is looking for a Senior Editor.

  • Pew Research Center is looking for a Communications Associate.

  • CATO Institute is looking for a Marketing Coordinator.

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is looking for a Marketing Communications Manager.

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  • Morning Reading List, 10.26.07

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  • You guys are old school. You have a landline at home.

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, October 21 in all categories across the nation and in Washington, D.C.”
  • Comcast announced, “John Conwell Named Regional Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast’s Potomac Region.” Also, David Lucoff is the new regional vice president of sales and marketing for its Potomac Region covering parts of MD, DC and VA.

  • New York Times reports, “In the summer of 2006, as Israeli and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon were clashing, Bob Woodruff desperately wished to fly there to report for ABC News. Never mind that it had been less than six months since a roadside explosion in Iraq pocked his brain with shrapnel and other debris, almost killing him.”

  • FEMA Meets the Press, Which Happens to Be . . . FEMA

  • FCC’s Copps Calls for News Corp.-Wall Street Journal Inquiry

  • FNC Demands McCain Pull Ad

  • Swezey makes all-time money list on ‘Jeopardy!’

  • Mainstream Blogs Open Floodgates for Political Coverage

  • Swelling Portfolio: Mag’s Ads Are Gaining While Editorial Is Waning

  • Tom DeFrank looks back on the Nixon years.

  • Forbes reports, “Dow Jones changed hands faster than anyone might have imagined. Could The New York Times be next on the takeover list? Forbes editor Matt Miller asked the four investors on the private equity panel at Forbes 2nd annual MEET conference whether they felt that The New York Times Co. was ripe for a takeover. Three out of four said yes.”

  • Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro reports, “Now many Comcast customers are anxious after reading the Associated Press report last week that the cable-modem service interferes with the BitTorrent file-sharing program. The news has put the Philadelphia-based corporation in an awkward spot and brought the network neutrality debate back to life, just when it seemed that the issue was dead in Washington.”

  • New York Daily News reports, “Whether or not Howard Stern is the king of all media, he’s definitely king of satellite radio. Arbitron has released its first-ever ratings for XM and Sirius, covering April-June 2007, and they show that in an average week, 1,225,000 listeners at some point heard Stern.”

  • Street Sense reports, “So our trusty intern reporter Melanie Lidman was out covering Mayor Fenty’s announcement of the closing of DC Village, a family emergency shelter, yesterday. The Washington Post reporter next to her had forgotten her camera. So Melanie, generous soul that she is, agreed to have her photographs used by the Post for its own story. The Post, however? Not so generous. There was no money in the budget to pay Melanie for the photo, she was told. So Melanie made the best call she could. As she put it, “Not getting paid for your freelance work: negative $50. Seeing your grandmother’s face when she opens the newspaper: priceless :) .”

  • Salon offers Sidney Blumenthal’s afterword for a reissue of Walter Lippman’s ‘Liberty and the News,’ to be published this month by Princeton University Press.

  • Wired reports, “Against market trends, Dzanc Books is a small publisher poised to succeed, hiring staff and expanding quickly. And that may be because it sprouted from a blog rather than a traditional printing press, and it is certainly web-savvy.”

  • Washington Post reports, “What Hollywood is calling ‘the Judith Miller movie’ is now filming on location here, but prepare yourselves: Some changes are being made to the story inspired by the outing of a CIA agent. For starters, in the movie Judith Miller is no longer Judith Miller of the New York Times, but Rachel Armstrong of the Washington Capital Sun. And while the real Judith Miller may be remembered as a stylish, slightly scary reporter of 59, headed off to jail in a quilted black jacket and tortoise-frame sunglasses, in the movie she is a sizzling Kate Beckinsale, 34, dressed in a, shall we say, form-fitting skirt.”

  • The Idaho Stateman reports, “Four months before his arrest in a men’s room sex sting, Sen. Larry Craig hired a criminal lawyer for advice on whether he could sue the Idaho Statesman over its investigation into longstanding rumors that he engaged in gay sex, a spokesman said Wednesday.”

  • E&P reports, “A press conference was held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Inquirer to announce that it has added former Sen. Rick Santorum to its stable of columnists.”

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, “In a wide-ranging presentation Wednesday, Robert Iger said the best way to fight digital piracy is to go on the offensive and that big media companies are undervalued on Wall Street.”

  • The Associated Press reports, “Parents have become more ambivalent about the Internet, with a new study finding fewer of them considering it good for their children.”

  • Info World reports, “More than half of U.S. residents want the government to regulate Internet video in some way, according to a poll released Wednesday.”

  • Reuters reports, “Two U.S. senators on Wednesday threatened to introduce bipartisan legislation that would block the U.S. Federal Communication Commission from acting quickly to ease rules governing media ownership.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable-television company, fell the most in five years in Nasdaq trading after adding fewer phone and Internet subscribers than analysts estimated amid a slump in home sales.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Former entertainment mogul Barry Diller said Wednesday that when it comes to the disruptive power of the Internet, incumbent media companies still “don’t get it,” with the possible exception of News Corp.”

  • Fortune reports, “Merrill Lynch all but hung a ‘For Sale’ sign today on its 20 percent holding of Bloomberg LP, the financial information company.”

  • Smart Money reports, “Tribune Co. said it agreed to sell two Connecticut newspapers, the Greenwich Time and the Advocate of Stamford, to Hearst Corp. for $62.4 million. The sale, expected to close in the next few weeks, comes five months after the Chicago-based media company’s $73 million deal to sell the papers to Gannett Co. (GCI) was scrapped following an arbitrator’s ruling that the sale of the Advocate would have violated a union contract.”

  • “The Vanity Fair Oscar-night party, held at Mortons for the past 14 years, is changing its venue to Craft in Century City,” reports Variety.

  • The Guardian unveiled a new MediaGuardian website. “Breaking media news remains at the heart of what we do, as it has done for the seven years since the MediaGuardian website launched, on September 5 2000.”
  • Stars and Stripes reports, “Stars and Stripes served as a conduit for money to promote America Supports You, but the newspaper did not spend any of its own funds on the program, a Stripes official confirmed on Tuesday.”

  • PJNet reports,Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News columnist, has been on a two-year journey to figure out the fate of journalism. At first it was out of self-preservation, but now he has come to see the future of journalism — and he is very optimistic.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “News about the dangers of an antibiotic-resistant staph infection (MRSA) caught the public’s attention last week. More than a quarter of Americans paid very close attention to this story and 18% listed it as the news story they followed most closely — placing it at the top of the weekly news interest index. Women were particularly interested in the story. The national news media covered the MRSA story, but overall coverage lagged behind public interest.”

  • Washingtonian reports, “The 150 most influential people in business, culture, real estate, religion, education, law, and more. Plus—Washington’s hidden power, stars of tomorrow, and places where powerful people live, play, and eat.”

  • The Associated Press reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said Thursday its third-quarter loss widened as sales through retail outlets slowed and the company faced increased costs related to its planned acquisition by smaller rival Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.”

  • Ad Age reports on, “The Nine Lives of Newspapers”

    Jobs

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Senior Marketing Manager.

  • InterMedia Survey Institute is looking for an Online Managing Editor.

  • Examiner Newspapers is looking for a Designer with eye for fashion.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for an Insurance News Reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Schedules Researcher.

  • InterMedia Survey Institute is looking for an Online Managing Editor.

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