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Morning Reading List, 12.03.08

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Morning Reading List, 03.10.08

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Good morning Washington. IT’S CHUCK NORRIS’ BIRTHDAY!

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

REVOLVING DOOR

  • The AP reports, “The Associated Press has named two veteran editors to leadership positions in a new regional editing operation for the Southern United States. Brian Carovillano, news editor for the AP in Northern California, has been promoted to the new position of regional editor for the South. And Oscar Dixon, a longtime sports editor with USA Today, has been named to the new position of assistant sports editor for the South region.”

  • An Examiner release announced, “Michael J. Barnum has been promoted to regional vice president of circulation for the Washington-Baltimore Examiner Newspaper Group. Barnum was circulation vice president of The Baltimore Examiner since shortly after launch in 2006.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Lots of Gridiron highlights!

  • Mortman on “What A [Expletive] Week It’s Been,” “A Glass-Enclosed Opinion Poll” and “[Expletive Deleted]?! Oh What The [Expletive Deleted]! My [Expletive Deleted] It Is!

  • The Examiner’s Bill Sammon interviewed at Gibraltar Associates’ Tarah Donoghue for his “3 Minute Interview.”

  • A reader writes in, “about the Natl Journalism Awards: the winner for Editorial Writing, Sonni Efron, is based in the LAT Washington bureau.”

  • Lone Post Calls Out Black Barack Attack

  • Bye, bye white hand.

  • From National Journal:

      So the Mike Huckabee press plane had a game: If you caught someone napping, you put a sheet of paper with a cute caption in front of him or her and took a picture. After much trying, participants finally snapped Huckabee last week, with the cutline: “If I close my eyes, it feels like Air Force One”

  • WWD.com reports, “Can glossy luxury supplements help save newspapers? The Wall Street Journal is about to find out. Days from now, the Journal will take prototypes for its upcoming quarterly glossy on the road, making a pitch to the coveted luxury advertiser resting on two major points: that the demographics of the paper are ripe for luxury marketers, and that new editor Tina Gaudoin possesses the experience and contacts to convincingly speak to the high-end audience.”

  • Chicago Tribune reports, “Niche pages with a targeted audience may be attractive in weak economy”

  • “On Monday, March 17, the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s fifth annual State of The News Media report will address this question and introduce original research on topics as far ranging as the economics of advertising to the impact of citizen media sites.” Check out the results here.

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    TV

  • Brian Williams Nudges NBC to The Top With A Light Touch

  • Ratings Retention Favors FNC

  • TV Puts an Odd Lens on Politics

  • A CNN release announced, “CNN’s political team will report from the CNN Election Center in New York and from the state of Mississippi for the Tuesday, March 11, primary. This special night of political coverage follows CNN’s March 4 ratings win and the network’s nine presidential primary debates, seven of which were among the most watched in cable news history. On Tuesday, March 11, lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer joined by anchor Campbell Brown will guide the network’s coverage in a special edition of Election Center from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chief national correspondent John King will provide in-depth data using the CNN ‘multi-touch’ wall, and anchor Soledad O’Brien will report the exit poll data.”

  • Journalism in the Hands of the Neighborhood

  • TV’s election lessons.

  • Michael Getler’s ombudsman column for PBS.

  • Reuters reports, “A senior Democratic senator on Wednesday introduced a resolution aimed at overturning a decision by regulators that loosened media ownership restrictions in the 20 biggest U.S. cities.”

  • Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar reports, “Tucker To Journalist That Got Powers Fired: ‘It’s A Little Much Being Lectured On Journalistic Ethics By Someone From The Scotsman’”

  • The New York Observer reports,Steve Friedman, the legendary news producer who’s been known over the years to walk the hallways of the various morning news outfits at which he’s worked wielding a baseball bat, is starting his own media venture. On the same day CBS News announced that it was firing embattled Early Show executive producer Shelley Ross, Mr. Friedman (who, oversaw the Early Show prior to Ms. Ross’ arrival), publicly announced the plans for his new venture, a consulting company called Vir2L media.”

  • A reader writes in, “msnbc, at least on my tv at home, has been frozen for at least 20 minutes. no sound, just …a full screen of a graphic about the gop buying anti-obama web domain names.”

  • Tucker To Journalist That Got Powers Fired: ‘It’s A Little Much Being Lectured On Journalistic Ethics By Someone From The Scotsman’

  • A release announced, “AARP, the largest membership organization for people 50+, today announced the launch of AARP TV, a franchise that will create original lifestyle and news content catering to the boomer and 50+ demographic. AARP TV’s first two syndicated television shows—Inside E Street and My Generation—will debut on March 10 and 11, 2008, respectively and be distributed through and air on Retirement Living Television (RLTV) which reaches more than 29 million households nationwide. These two weekly half-hour shows extend from AARP’s lifestyle and news platforms as well as select single-topic specials.”

  • “Kimberly Dozier: I’ve Got to Make The Decisions For the Risks I Take

  • Check out B&C’s John Eggerton’s account of the Radio & Television News Directors Foundation dinner, where former CNN’s John Roberts cracked wise about Shelley Ross’ departure from CBS’ Early Show.

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • An ABCNews.com release announced, “ABCNEWS.com achieved another record-breaking traffic month in February 2008. Last month, ABCNEWS.com again broke all previous site traffic records, reaching nearly 23 million uniques, an increase of 82% compared with the same time last year, according to ABC’s measurements. The site also garnered 202.3 million page views, up 45% from the previous year. In February, the site increased video views by 117% compared to the same time last year, according to ABC.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “The Financial Times has launched a Facebook application that will give students free access to FT.com. The free subscription offer will be available through an application available in college groups within the social networking website.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “High-tech signs to feature breaking news”

  • Fortune reports, “Increasingly, Web content sites are finding ways to organize and syndicate writers’ content — one even sends them a check up front.”

  • Reuters reports, “For CBS, raiding Silicon Valley for talent is the fastest way to lose its rep as your grandpa’s choice media company. CBS Interactive President Quincy Smith, himself a veteran dealmaker for tech and media companies with close ties to the west coast, has been poaching top tech companies for talent, particularly engineers, to build up its online offerings.”

  • WebProNews.com reports, “When it comes to trusting the press in general 54 percent of Americans say they do not trust them and 46 percent say they do not trust television while 41 percent say the do trust Internet news according to a new poll from HarrisInteractive.”

  • Adotas reports, “Developers just got a brand new toy, courtesy of AOL. The company today announced the launch of Open AIM 2.0, a product that allows developers to access the AIM instant messaging network faster and integrate AIM into their sites and applications in customizable ways.”

  • InformationWeek reports, “If you’ve had a creeping sense that wireless has become more integral to your working and personal lives, then Wednesday’s numbers from the Pew Internet Project will confirm it with hard numbers.”

  • Online Media Daily reports, “Google is not out to disintermediate advertising agencies, but it looks as if it has it’s heart set on disintermediating some other organizations that help agencies manage how they buy media. That was one of the takeaways from Google President-Advertising and Commerce, North America, Tim Armstrong during a keynote address Thursday at the American Association of Advertising Agencies Media Conference here.”

  • The New York Post reports, “The sprawling media-information company that Mayor Mike Bloomberg left behind is bracing for the worst in terms of a fiscal downturn. ‘The new top brass here are betting on a recession,’ said one insider, in a thinly veiled pot shot at Dan Doctoroff, the one-time economy czar in Bloomberg’s administration who last month was named president of Bloomberg LP.”

  • A reader points out, “minor note: your post.com hand post cites ‘campaign within washingtonpost.com’ … but the elevators travel 12 floors and there are a bunch of non-WPNI companies in the building.”

  • “Digg CEO Jay Adelson is calling this post ‘completely inaccurate’”

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    MAGAZINES

  • MinOnline reports, “Now that media conferences are in full swing, the question that keeps coming up is whether magazines are going the way of VHS and the horse and buggy. For John Squires, executive vice president of Time Inc, the answer was a resounding no.”

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    RADIO

  • NewsBusters: “NPR Favors Special Tax Breaks — For Its Own Headquarters

  • DCRTV spots a funny goof in the WaPo…

  • The AP reports, “CBS Radio is teaming up with AOL to provide online streams from all 140 of its stations to AOL’s online radio service. The deal announced Friday will bring news, sports and music programming from big CBS stations to AOL, including WFAN-AM and 1010 WINS in New York.”

  • AOL, CBS Team Up For Radio, Advertising

  • Mark Kaye spoke with Chris Core about leaving WMAL-AM, and “his past, present and future.”

  • From DCRTV:

      DCRTV hears from a reliable local sports source that Washington Post superstar sports columnist Tony Kornheiser (left) “will make it official” this month that he’ll be returning to his broadcast booth gig at ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”

  • Invite more conservatives to NPR?

  • Barron’s reports, “Government approval for the pending merger of XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) and Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) ‘now appear less likely,’ Pacific Crest Washington analyst Erik Olbeter said in a research note this morning. Now 13 months since the original announcement of their plans to merge, Olbeter says that ‘prospects for the merger have become increasingly cloudy.’”

  • Journalist Perspectives on Five Years in Iraq

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    WEST WING REPORTAGE

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    JOBS

  • The Associated Press seeks an APTN Newsperson for its Washington, D.C. operation.

  • The National Academies is looking for a Web Content Assistant: Writer.

  • The American Prospect is looking for a Staff Writer.

  • W*USA 9 News Now is looking for a Freelance Writer — Metromix.

  • Hanley Wood LLC is looking for a Senior Marketing Manager and a Senior Editor Online — Builder.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Supervising Editor, National Desk.

  • The National Academies is looking for a Media Relations Officer.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Supervising Editor, National Desk and a Digital Trainer, Digital News Desk.

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    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Morning Reading List, 09.20.07

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  • Your bet is on Stephen Colbert over Jon Stewart in a fist fight.

  • Roll Call’s Moira Bagley celebrates a birthday today.

  • Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert reports, “Last Monday, on the same day that Gen. David Petraeus was testifying before Congress about how important progress was being made in Iraq, the Pentagon announced that nine American service members had died that day in Iraq. Given the death toll to date, the sad notice did not qualify as a blockbuster development. But such a high number of dead service members in one 24-hour span certainly qualified as news, especially on a day when so much attention had been trained on Iraq inside Washington, D.C., including its newsrooms. Yet among the four all-news cable channels (CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox, and MSNBC) last week, there were just two mentions of the nine dead soldiers, according to TVEyes.com.”

  • “CHBN is proud to announce the launch of our latest innovation for our growing politically active community. Our interactive ads give our viewers an immediate call to action and collect critical data from supporters directly from your videos.”

  • Tom Shales can only watch four screens at once.

  • This article claims that UPI is anti-gay. It is “owned by the media-arm of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. Moon himself has also called for the destruction of LGBT people. In a speech in 1997 he said: ‘What is the meaning of lesbians and homosexuals? That is the place where all different kinds of dung collect. We have to end that behaviour. When this kind of dirty relationship is taking place between human beings, God cannot be happy.’”

  • USNews.com reports, “The Wikipedia model makes it tempting to see the site as a battleground for legions of political junkies making the case for or against a candidate. As the Post writes, ‘every day thousands of them are engaging in fierce battles over the life stories of the 2008 presidential candidates.’ The data tell a different story. Figures provided to U.S. News Monday by Compete.com, a site that monitors and analyzes Internet traffic, show that the majority of the edits to most of the candidate pages are made by a small group of devoted editors who largely determine what information is and is not included on a page.”

  • The National Press Club’s Professional Development Committee is hosting a panel event on blogging on the campaign trail. The panelists include Tom Edsall, The New Republic; Jonathan Martin, Politico; Antonio Vargas, The Washington Post; and David All, GOP adviser. Ellen Shearer, co-director of the Medill News Service, will moderate. To RSVP to the September 24 event, call (202) 662-7501.

  • A follow up to this post…A tipster tells us, “one journalist — portuguese, i think — was turned away from the same event due to the white house press dress code. he was wearing sandals. i guess women can bare feet but men can’t.”

  • Reuters reports, “CBS Corp is happy with its deal with iTunes and won’t join a battle against Apple Inc over the pricing of television shows on the online store, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said on Tuesday.”

  • B&C reports, “Fox Business Network will rely heavily on The Wall Street Journal work force for commentary and color, Rupert Murdoch told a room full of investors at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference here Tuesday morning, and the channel will appeal to a broader audience than CNBC when it debuts next month.”

  • AdAge.com reports, “Andy Berndt, co-president of Ogilvy & Mather’s New York office, has left his post at the agency to go to Google, where he will helm a new global unit dedicated to collaborating with marketers, agencies and entertainment companies.”

  • Venture Beat reports, “Today, Comscore released numbers showing GodTube, a YouTube for Christians, to be the fastest growing site on the internet in August. It grew 973 percent and ranked among the top 1000 web properties by unique visitors — the same month it officially launched, as Mashable’s Kristen Nicole points out.”

  • Business Week reports, “When Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose launched Digg three years ago, the Web site attracted a community of like-minded people. Digg users were technophiles, not unlike the company’s founders. Rather than pay attention to the news dominating the national headlines, many early Digg users were more apt to respond to articles that Rose posted on new Web companies, open-source software, and even stories about mental illness that can haunt mathematicians after they solve complex puzzle.”

  • U.S. presidential campaigns are increasingly favoring bloggers over traditional news media with breaking news, some observers say.

  • Reuters reports, “News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday sketched out early plans for Dow Jones & Co Inc, saying he leaned toward making the online Wall Street Journal free but had not yet made a decision.”

  • Media Ink reports, “We hear that some folks at McGraw-Hill are getting a little nervous about a new tome about former GE chief Jack Welch that’s being written by former Welch speech writer Bill Lane.”

  • Jack Myers writes, “Betsy Frank the chief research and insights officer for Time Inc., offers an interesting perspective on the state of magazine advertising today and how media companies are both applying and ignoring lessons of the past. The key question for media companies, Frank suggests, is ‘how can media, whether invented yesterday or 100 years ago, create and maintain relevance to consumers and demonstrate and communicate that value to advertisers?’”

  • The 2007 American Spectator Annual Pig Roast is coming up! It is September 29 in Madison, Virginia.

  • Tom Sietsema reveals in his online chat that his fall dining guide is out October 14.

  • There is a “new breed of news junkie” on the loose in Chevy Chase.

  • Linda Perlstein writes, “When I left a reporting job at The Washington Post several years ago, I lost an institution I loved—not to mention free LexisNexis and an affiliation that pretty much guaranteed that my phone calls were returned right away. But I gained the opportunity to immerse myself in a project that I’m sure could never have been created for the newspaper.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Officer Richard Parsons said the media company’s board will decide on the timing for Jeffrey Bewkes to succeed him.”

  • As a follow up to Deborah Howell’s column about the controversy over comics in the Washington Post (and other papers), Ralph Hanson put together a round up of items about comic strip controversies since 2004.

  • Check out the results of the CJR panel, “The Case of the Vanishing Book Review”

  • American University’s Center for Social Media presents Foreign Correspondence and the Future of Public Media, “a series that addresses the future of reliable, sober, unbiased information from abroad at a time when our nation is engaged in two foreign wars — and when the number of mainstream foreign correspondents is actually diminishing. The series, organized by AU’s Bill Gentile, is comprised of internationally-recognized foreign correspondents. Each speaker brings unique and valuable insight into the current state of foreign correspondence, and especially its future.” Each lecture is in the University’s Mary Graydon Center Room 324, from 12:45 until 2 pm.

  • Poynter Online reports, “It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that WSJ.com will be free soon.”

  • The Duke Cunningham case will be discussed during 2007 SPJ Convention & Journalism Conference. For more info, click here.

  • No more wondering. The editors of TNR offer a Scott Beauchamp Update.

  • Community Journalism Interest Group writes, “There has been very little coverage of the New York Times’ decision to cut the space it allots for printed letters in its paper edition. That’s a shame. The move further exemplifies the disdain the ‘mainstream’ media has for its audience, and, by extension, the communities they serve.”

  • Daily Kos has a piece of advice for the Politico: “Memo to Jim VandeHei and John Harris: this is 2007, not 1992.”

  • Web 2.Oh … really reports, “This from Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times, which has finally been liberated from behind the pay wall the company had built around its marquee columnists under its ill-fated TimesSelect plan: ‘Nobody wants to simply admit they made a mistake and disappear for awhile. Nobody even wants to use the weasel words: ‘Mistakes were made.’ No, far better to pop right back up and get in the face of those who were savoring your absence.’ Such a striking confession about her employer’s embarrassing capitulation to reality! From such a proud woman! Oh, wait, my mistake. The column’s about Alan Greenspan’s new book.”

  • The Huffington Post is hiring journalist Marc Cooper to head up its OffTheBus citizen journalism project. Cooper, a columnist for LA Weekly, will work with approximately 15 “campaign correspondents” to cover the 2008 campaigns from their own perspectives.

  • In response to this post…A reader tells us, “‘A strong internal candidate has emerged; if you are interested in this or future National bureau jobs, please contact’ That actually means…don’t bother applying we have already picked someone but we are legally required to post this notice”

    Jobs

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Business News Desk person.

  • WWICS — Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies is looking for a Public Affairs Specialist.

  • Times Community Newspapers is looking for a Reporter and a Photographer.

  • Energy Intelligence Group is looking for a Market Reporter.

  • Human Rights Campaign is seeking a Sr. Editorial & Web Content Manager.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext