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Morning Reading List, 09.03.08

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Morning Reading List, 12.10.07

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Good morning Washington.

For those of you wondering why we’re not including the Politico, Roll Call and The Hill in our “Pictures of Morning Papers” feature — which we’d love to do — it’s because a.) Politico and Roll Call are usually a day behind in posting theres and b.) The Hill hasn’t put one up since Nov. 28.

Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:

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

  • You don’t think the Hillary Clinton campaign is sitting on some big story on Obama.

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell writes, “Stories about rumors are tricky and easily misconstrued. A Nov. 29 story and headline that explored Barack Obama’s ‘connections to the Muslim world’ and rumors that he is Muslim were met with a swift Internet reaction that left some staffers stunned at its ferocity. Even Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles was ‘so upset’ that he took the unusual step of taking potshots at the story in an editorial page cartoon.”

  • AP reports, “Newspaper publishers, entering 2008 with some of the worst economic conditions in many years, said Wednesday they hope to bring even more readers — and ad spending — to their Web sites with expanded offerings of news, advertising and video.”

  • New York Times’ Clark Hoyt writes, “On Oct. 12, retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the former top military commander of American forces in Iraq, delivered a scathing denunciation of the Bush administration’s ‘incompetent’ management of the war — and an equally blistering denunciation of the news media.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Tribune Co., the newspaper publisher being taken private by real estate billionaire Sam Zell, plans to reduce borrowings by $500 million and confirmed the deal will close this year, sending the stock up nearly 8 percent.”

  • Page Six reports, “There’s a reason why it took so long for Ben Bradlee, 86, to receive the Legion of Honor from France, as the legendary Washington Post editor did last week. In the 1950s, when Bradlee was Newsweek’s Paris-based European bureau chief, he was expelled from the country for trying to interview leaders of Algeria’s revolutionary rebel army. His expulsion was repealed many years later, but the French are slow to forgive.”

  • Forbes.com reports, “You know what ails The New York Times Co.–eroding circulation, falling advertising revenue through the first three quarters of the year and the looming threat of stronger competition from The Wall Street Journal and its soon-to-be-owner Rupert Murdoch.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “Adapting to a changing news, information, and advertising economy means that newspapers must adapt the technology they use — not just online, but for print editions too.”

  • “Four veteran black sports journalists are taking a voluntary buyout offered at USA Today, wiping out its NBA coverage team, the USA Today staffers told Journal-isms on Saturday.”

  • SND Update Blog reports, “J. Ford Huffman, deputy managing editor of design at USA TODAY, one of the paper’s original architects and a 25-year veteran, has accepted a buyout — one of as many as 43 rumored to be pending (management sought 45 according to recent media reports).”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer reports, “The World Health Organization publicly spanked the New York Times last week for breaking an embargoed study about measles. The offending article was a 60-word news brief by Celia W. Dugger in the paper’s Nov. 29 edition. No matter that the Times broke the embargo accidentally and apologized to WHO. The organization issued an e-mail announcing to the press corps the punishment—a two-week suspension of all Times reporters from the WHO media distribution list.”

  • The Center for American Progress reports, “Think Again: Reporting Iraq Is a Lot Harder than it Looks”

  • Bill Walsh, “national copy desk chief at The Washington Post and proprietor of The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors, offers up the next set of well-edited bites” for Metrocurean.

  • Jeff Gannon writes, “The Old Media barely missed a toe-tapping beat in their relentless coverage of the Larry Craig ‘scandal’ to mention that a staffer for Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell was arrested last week by the FBI after showing up for a sexual rendezvous with someone he believed to be a 13 year-old boy. The handling of the ‘incident’ by the Old Media provides a textbook example of pervasive liberal media bias I discuss in my book, ‘The Great Media War, A Battlefield Report’.”

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    TV

  • NBC Now Will Air Freedom’s Watch Ad

  • Satellite TV on the Move, at Fox News” (and more from TVNewser)

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News Nightline will air original programming next week. Shows for the week include: a story about Oprah Winfrey campaigning with Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama, an interview with Kay Warren, wife of famous evangelist Pastor Rick Warren and a profile of Francis Ford Coppola.”

  • BusinessWeek reports, “Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has suffered a number of setbacks in his increasingly lonely fight against the cable companies. Martin, of course, is determined to place tighter regulations on the industry by restricting the reach of companies and allowing subscribers to pay only for the channels they want. Now, Democratic and Republican lawmakers—as well as Martin’s fellow commissioners—are questioning his selective use of data to support his campaign.”

  • USA Today reports, “Here’s a bit of cheery news for media executives concerned about the softening economy. Political campaigns likely will spend more than $4.5 billion on ads and marketing in the 2008 election season, a 64% leap from 2004 — the last cycle with a presidential race — research and consulting firm PQ Media says in a report out Thursday.”

  • Times Online reports,James Murdoch, the chief executive of BSkyB, is expected to step down today to take on the job of running News Corporation’s European and Asian operations. Mr Murdoch will be replaced by Jeremy Darroch, who is the chief financial officer of BSkyB. Sky is 39.1 per cent owned by News Corp, parent company of The Times.”

  • TVNewser reports, “Last week’s CNN/YouTube debate propelled the CNN program into the top 10 in all of cable news programs, the first time in more than two years that a single CNN program has cracked the top 10. The ranking is compiled by total viewers, Live +SD.”

  • B&C reports, “Some 1,500 communications attorneys, lobbyists and their guests, including a few ink-stained scribes, took refuge from the picture-postcard snow to gather at Washington, D.C.’s Hilton hotel Wednesday night for the annual Federal Communications Commission chairman’s dinner.”

  • Reuters reports, “According to the New York Post, the most recent rumblings rise from NBC, which is expected top make cuts in its news division, particularly at NBC News and MSNBC.”

  • A release announced, “MSNBC’s Decision 2008 coverage continues
    with a ‘Super Tuesday,’ Dec. 11, highlighted by in-depth analysis of the latest local and national poll numbers as the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary approach and the races heat up.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Washington City Paper’s Black Plastic Bag reports, “In response to the broken neck suffered by CNN anchor John Roberts, the media-insider blog FishbowlDC went with a Busta Rhymes reference. For the record, we here at BPB would’ve gone Shaolin-style with ‘Protect Ya Neck.’”

  • Slate launched its first portable widget: the official Bushisms Generator. You can read random Bushisms, hand-picked by Slate’s editor Jacob Weisberg by embedding the widget on your site. To embed the widget, visit this URL and hit “code” to copy and paste the HTML code directly on your site: http://www.clearspring.com/widgets/471f80ec102ef440

  • James Brady “is raising the question of just how much help you are allowed to have in putting your own name on the title page of a serious book. Am I nitpicking here or raising a legitimate question?”

  • Arianna Huffington writes, “Huckabee Tries to Shoot the Messenger, But Wounds His Campaign Instead”

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    MAGAZINES

  • A reader says, “scherer worked at salon, mother jones and the nation. hmm, i wonder what his political inclinations are? and yet, if time hired someone who had worked at the weekly standard, national review and wash times, there would be an uproar.”

  • TVNewser reports, “Macrovision, a California-based distributer of digital content, is buying TVGuide in a $2.8 billion deal.”

  • National Journal’s Bill Powers writes, “According to the media, we’re supposed to have learned all kinds of things from the rise of Mike Huckabee. … What I’ve taken away from the Huckabee phenomenon is that we should stop worrying so much about horse race journalism.”

  • NewsBusters reports, “Try to remember a time in September when it was reported that the Hillary Clinton campaign showed its ‘hard-nosed media strategy’ by getting GQ magazine to spike a piece on Clinton team in-fighting by threatening to pull access to Bill Clinton for GQ’s planned December ‘Man of the Year’ cover package. Well, that ‘Man of the Year’ issue is out, and there was no bucking, only fawning.”

  • Can you answer CQ’s Political Trivia for Dec. 7?

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    RADIO

  • Fenty offers part of budget surplus for Radio One development

  • From DCRTV:

      WAMU’s Diane Rehm picks up a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Palliative Care Award from the Greater Washington Partnership For Palliative And End-of-Life Care. For a January 2007 interview with author Calvin Trillin concerning “About Alice.” The award will be presented tonight during a reception at DC’s Sibley Hospital…..

  • In a recent online chat, Going Out Gurus took “a moment to remember Tom Terrell, the critic, promoter and DJ, who passed away last week after a long battle with prostate cancer.”

  • Public Eye reports, “You probably don’t know this, but there was yet another presidential debate the other day. You didn’t see it. But don’t feel bad — not that you would — but nobody saw it. It was on National Public Radio. And the reviews have been positive, save for the little ‘it put me to sleep’ factor. But all the plaudits got this writer thinking how you could repackage the debate, draw a crowd and inform a potentially large size of the electorate.”

    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • Texas Monthly interviews Dan Bartlett.

  • The New York Post reports, Karl Rove, the controversial and long-time senior adviser to President George W. Bush, is shopping a memoir in an auction that will kick off today and likely result in a seven-figure payday.”

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    REVOLVING DOOR

  • A tipster tells us that the new Communications Director for Rep. Brian Baird is Rachel Irwin, former Maine Press Secretary for Senator Olympia Snowe.

  • Maura Judkis is the newest addition to U.S. News as a web producer. “She will be working closely with Ben Harder on the new Science site and with Sara Clarke on the Money & Business site.”

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    JOBS

  • Nationaly Syndicated Radio is looking for Top level support staff.

  • National Journal is looking for a Staff Correspondent.

  • Regent University is seeking a Journalism Professor for Interactive Journalism program.

  • AARP is looking for a Multimedia Producer and a Daily News Editor.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 08.27.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Redskins? You’re not really into it.

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 19% to 9.9 million in July 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in ninth place in the Top 20 of general news sites, according to the Nielsen NetRatings.”

  • CNN announced in a release, “Former President Bill Clinton will appear on CNN’s Larry King Live on Wednesday, September 5, at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss his latest book, Giving: How Each Of Us Can Change The World.”

  • This week, the Washington Journal will focus on 5 major cities and their issues. Each day, they will first talk with the city’s mayor about the economic and political issues facing their areas. They started yesterday in Dallas and today they are in Detroit. Tomorrow — Miami.

  • Dana Bash knows her Seinfeld.

  • Watching Matt Drudge

  • Jeff Gannon looks at Dana Milbank and asks, “Why does anyone take him seriously?”

  • Deborah Howell on “How to have your say.”

  • Why are we showing you this? Because it’s the funniest thing we’ve seen in a long time.

  • According to the Pew News Interest Index, “For the second week in a row, the plight of six miners trapped in a Utah mine dominated public interest.”

  • Reuters reports, “The presidential election is 14 months away and with as many as 17 candidates now running, U.S. television and radio broadcasters are elated at the prospect of billions more in advertising dollars.”

  • There are only 10 days left to take advantage of Mediabistro’s Back to School Sale. The deadline is Friday, August 31. Take any online class starting in September and get a Mediabistro On Demand video for free. Get details here.

  • Michael Silence on knoxnews.com raises the question of “Proper attribution on blogs”

  • Ed Driscoll.com reports that Technortati has reached 100 million blogs.

  • Huffington Post reports, “MSNBC Victimized by Even Faker Source of Fake News”

  • Media Matters reports, “O’Reilly asserted ‘most journalists give money to Democrats’ — but study on subject refutes him”

  • TMZ.com reports, “Alleged Mom Beater Gets Testy with Reporter”

  • Think Progress reports, “Fox News and the CBC Institute have decided to postpone their planned Sept. 23 Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. The CBC Institute explained in a statement that the ‘overwhelming number of party presidential debates has created a scheduling challenge.’”

  • Lloyd Grove is now a columnist for Portfolio.

  • Christian Science Monitor takes a look at Omar Fekeiki, an Iraqi intern for the Washington Post. “It was two weeks into his Washington Post internship when the difference between life here and life in Iraq — the different value placed on death, and in turn, life — became startlingly apparent.”

  • E&P reports, “In a decade-plus of Web exploration, nearly every daily has felt the growing pains that any new news tool requires.”

  • His Extreme-ness tell us, “Why C-SPAN Is Better Than Nancy Grace And Dennis Hopper Combined”

  • The Age’s Rachel Buchanan writes, “the closed universe of the newspaper office, those trade-based temples to type where printers and proofreaders and journos could all sit down in a staff canteen and eat the same awful food together, is vanishing. Did we journalists miss this story because it is our own?”

  • Laura Sessions Stepp has an article in the latest Cosmopolitan, Feministing reports.

  • Washington City Paper’s Erik Wemple writes, “The Washington Post goes on, and on, and on about the lazy, hazy days of August.”

  • PBS Ombudsman Mike Getler reports, “Over the last many years, reporters have grown fond of the once-secret tape recordings of White House conversations made by former President Richard Nixon. They are sometimes jokingly referred to as ‘the gift that keeps on giving,’ not just because each new batch that gets released is likely to reveal something new, but because they almost always produce stories and give journalists and commentators something to write about. I’m beginning to think the same way about Bill Moyers and his weekly Journal on PBS.”

  • Woodruff Chronicles Senator’s Recovery

  • Web 2.Oh…really? writes, “The folks at CNN have figured out what editors of newspapers figured out by the 1920s or so but then (how?) forgot when they made the transition to the Web: People skim the news, scanning headlines, decks, picture/captions, and reading (sometimes) ledes and (rarely) the story to the jump and (very rarely indeed) all the way to the end.”

  • Slate asks, “Do soldiers have free speech rights?”

  • Radio Ink reports, “In a just-released study, SNL Kagan estimates that 84% of the US population, including consumer, business and double users, will have mobile phones by the end of 2007, with this percentage surging past 100% by 2013.”

  • Reuters Health reports, “People who spend more pre-bedtime hours using the Internet or watching television are more likely to report that they don’t get enough sleep, even though they sleep almost as long as people who spend fewer pre-bedtime hours in front of a computer or television screen, survey findings show.”

  • From a reader and GW alum: “Cover of city paper is why gw is so expensive. One reason: full page gw ad on page nine. Thanks for spending my money well, oh alma mater.”

  • Time’s Mark Halperin is on CBN.com. Watch Halperin on Hillary Clinton here and Halperin on The Power of Drudge here.

  • “Join Reason, MTV’s Kurt Loder, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, Fox News Channel’s Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins, Lynn Scarlett, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, and numerous others at ‘Reason in DC’ at the Ritz Carlton, October 26th and 27th. The event will also feature a launch party for Reason.tv, Reason’s new video journalism project featuring The Price Is Right and Power of 10 host Drew Carey. For registration details and more information, please click here.”

  • Dana Perino was on NPR this weekend, defending one of the first dogs, Barney. A hilarious exchange ensued:

      MR. SAGAL: Alright, well. Dana, so — and we know that you, unlike Mr. Rove, are still employed at the White House — and we ask you this: Is Barney, in fact a lump?

      MS. PERINO: I wouldn’t call him a lump. Of course, you’re right, Karl is on his way out the door. Look, Barney’s kind of standoffish, but he’s got personality. He’s got a little bit of sass. You know, I don’t think — he doesn’t let people get too close to him.

      MR. SAGAL: What does Barney think about Rove?

      MS. PERINO: Well, I did see one thing last week when we were down in Texas. In fact it was actually more Ms. Beasley. They alternated from wanting to be petted by him to growling at him. So it was maybe a love/hate relationship.

      KYRIE O’CONNOR: So Karl didn’t have to, like, carry the pooper-scooper or anything?

      MS. PERINO: No, that job is reserved for other people. Like me.

      MR. SAGAL: Really?

      MS. PERINO: Well, I do deal with — I deal with the press a lot.

    Touche Dana. Touche

  • Poynter Online reports, “This week Congressional Quarterly and the St. Petersburg Times launched Politifact, a refreshing approach to campaign coverage that pulls the rhetoric apart into components that can be examined, analyzed, and compared.”

  • Washington Whispers reports, “A high-calorie tradition that started in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks is still going strong at cnn’s Washington HQ thanks to the sweet tooth of Larry King Live senior editorial producer Carol Buckland. Surrounded by harried and hungry colleagues covering 9/11, she decided to bake some brownies one day and has been hauling in the treats every Monday since. … Newsman Wolf Blitzer is her biggest fan: ‘If left unchecked, I could become a cookie monster.’”

  • Media Life reports, “When readers think of their newspapers, one of the last things they think about is design. Newspapers are utilities, information delivery systems. Delivery systems need to work, not look pretty. Newspaper editors especially have stuck with that notion, resisting all but the most minor redesigns. Suddenly, all this is changing. What’s likely coming is a period of dramatic change in newspaper design.”

  • A reader points us to this from Thursday’s Last Call: “And speaking of the Watergate, we have a mouse.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Rupert Murdoch doesn’t yet own the Wall Street Journal, but he’s already flexing his muscles. In the last two weeks, the chairman of News Corp. has called at least three reporters who were considering leaving the top financial publication and asked them to stay, people familiar with the calls said Thursday.”

  • Mercury News reports, “Craig Newmark, founder of the eponymous craigslist classified site, had left his creation behind, the Silicon Valley gossip blog reported Thursday.”

  • NewsBusters Noel Sheppard writes, “As the new season of HBO’s ‘Real Time’ began Friday night, I watched with great trepidation, especially given host Bill Maher’s disgraceful special on that network back in July wherein he spent virtually two-thirds of the program bashing President Bush and anyone with an “R” next to his/her name.”

    More fallout from Salon’s FishbowlDC Hottest Media Types article

  • From Knoxnews.com: “Media credibility takes another hit”

  • And from Reason: “Revenge of the Nerds”

  • Yet some more hotness coverage, this time from Freakonomics.

    Conservatives continue to hammer away at TNR over the “Baghdad Diarist”

  • From Pajamas Media: “TNR Targets Bill Kristol, NOT Pajamas Media”

  • From The Corner: “… that apparently has become Sullivan’s modus operandi — in frenzied fashion to toss out slurs and then to grow silent when they are refuted.”

  • From Classical Values: “Confabulation of fabulism?”

  • From Confederate Yankee: “A Sorry State of Affairs”

  • From Roger L. Simon: “Changing the story when you’re under attack is such an overused and obvious technique that you’d think people would be embarrassed to employ it. But not Jonathan Chait at The New Republic who jumps into the fray with a largely ad hominem attack on William Kristol in order to deflect criticism of TNR in the ongoing Scott Beauchamp scandal.”

  • From Hugh Hewitt: “The journalistic Romper Room that is The New Republic has belched forth another seminal piece that future historians will use to chart the once great magazine’s decline into extinction.”

  • Slate reports, “Andrew Sullivan excoriates pundits who exhibited ‘spectacular misjudgment about the war in Iraq,’ something that he says ‘should consign the author to irrelevance.’”

  • From NonParty Politics: “Andrew Sullivan: Blaming Everyone But Beauchamp

    Jobs

  • American Federation of Government Employees is looking for a Communication Specialist.

  • “Save the Bay” Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Virginia Media & Communications Assistant.

  • Susan Davis International is looking for a New Media Director.

  • Times Community Newspapers is looking for a Reporter.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Director, Operations, News & Administration, a Director, Afternoon Programming, a Director, Morning Programming, a Deputy Managing Editor, News & Information
    and a Supervising Senior Producer, Weekend All Things Considered.

  • The Washington Times is looking for a Content Producer.

  • U.S. News & World Report magazine is looking for an Investing/Personal Finance Reporter.

  • The Washington Post is looking for an Editorial Assistant.

  • Patrick Henry College is looking for a Journalism Professor.

  • The Society for HR Management is looking for an Associate Editor.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Reporter.

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education is seeking a Magazine Editor.

  • Oxfam America is looking for a Press Officer.

  • The Townsend Group is looking for a National Sales Manager.

  • The Magazine Group is looking for a Managing Editor/Technology.

  • Dana Press is looking for a Production Director.

  • Fox News Channel is looking for an Associate Producer, Weekend Live.

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

  • Gannon Slams Post

    (earlier)

    Jeff Gannon tells FishbowlDC:

      Dana Milbank had the Washington Post print something he knew wasn’t true and the newspaper refused to correct the record when it was shown to be false. The credibility of the Washington Post comes into question when it stands behind incomplete, inaccurate and malicious reporting.

      Milbank’s opinion pieces masquerading as news stories is the reason he is no longer a White House correspondent. Milbank is a clown, as demonstrated in his many appearances on Keith Olbermann’s left-wing Bush hate-a-thon on MSNBC.

    Gannon also steers us towards a press release put out by by
    Pastor Michael Hall and the U. S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon
    .

    Gannon: Not Banned!

    …from the Washington Blade, that is.

    Although they parted ways months back, Jeff Gannon had a letter to the editor published in the Blade recently.

    Gannon v. Milbank

    Oh it’s on

    Jeff Gannon didn’t like Dana Milbank’s recent column, which poked fun at, what Milbank saw as, the weak turnout at the 18th annual U. S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon.

    As a result, Gannon has promoted, via email, a release put out by the Christian Newswire, in which they say, “Had Milbank actually witnessed the late afternoon event, led by Dr. Corinthia Boone, an African-American woman with a vibrant ministry in Washington he would have seen every chair occupied with attendees united in praise, prayer and worship.”

    Gannon tells FishbowlDC:

      Dana Milbank dishonestly reported on the U. S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon. Despite being aware of information to the contrary, Milbank chose to mock the event and the participants as well as attack me personally. It is yet another instance of the Washington Post’s long history of hostility toward members of the Christian faith.

      In 1993, the Washington Post ran a front page story that Christian conservatives were “largely poor, uneducated and easy to command.” It would appear that the Christians Milbank sought to offend are going to fight back. It’s about time.

    Jeff Gannon / Q&A Cafe Update

    Those planning on seeing Jeff Gannon at Nathan’s Q&A Cafe this Thursday will be able to see both Harlan Ullman (aka, “Mr. Shock and Awe” and someone that the D.C. Madam says was on her “list”…Ullman told CNN “The allegations do not dignify a response. I’m a private, not a public, citizen. Any further questions are referred to my attorneys.”) and Gannon in a double-header.

    Harlan will begin at 12:30, followed by Gannon.

    Taking Out The Trash, 03.02.07

  • Leading today’s caption contest so far is “Wait… I keep getting this wrong – so first you mix in the polonium, then the sugar?”

  • From Pew’s Weekly News Interest Index: “Iraq remained the top news story last week, both in terms of public interest and news coverage. Anna Nicole Smith’s death and the bizarre aftermath continued to attract a distinct yet devoted audience. In spite of the fact that most Americans think Smith’s death has been over-covered, the core audience for the story gives the press high marks for its coverage. Other top stories of the week included the 2008 presidential campaign, mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran, conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the rescue of three climbers from Oregon’s Mt. Hood.”

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” won the February sweeps among viewers and adults 25-54. This is the first across the board sweeps win for ABC since 1996.

  • Voice of America is hiring an executive editor.

  • After getting in their digs at the Washingtonian by saying “Washingtonian joins the 21st century,” DCist gives a plug for alumna Catherine Andrews and the new Washingtonian blogs, calling them “largely interesting reading.”

  • A reader writes in saying that “This tipster is just whining: Go take a survey of how many women are WH correspondents. CNN had an all female WH team (still might), ABC’s lead and #2 are women (Raddatz and Yellin), and then there’s Norah O’Donnell and the incoming head of the White House Correspondents Association is a woman (Ann Compton, ABC Radio). That’s just off the top of my head. I’m sure there are lots of others.”

  • Do leap years have a special meaning for reporters?

  • Washington Business Journal reports, “AOL has found a new CFO, snatching an executive from parent company Time Warner.” Nisha Kumar, vice president of operations at New York-based Time Warner, will serve as the CFO at Dulles-based AOL.

  • C-SPAN2′s Book TV is airing on Saturday Arthur Schlesinger, Jr’s last television interview conducted with Book TV last week in New York City. The show will air at 8:25 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Dan Gerstein thinks it ain’t no thing that he “used The Politico as a platform partly to settle the old scores of — and to advance the current agenda of — a paying client, but without mentioning the ‘paying’ part.”

  • A huge discussion taking place in the comments section of Arianna Huffington’s post, “Limbaugh, Hannity, and the Right’s Faux Fury Over Anonymous Comments.”

  • Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey look into the “senior administration official,” concluding that while “Most reporters would prefer never to quote a White House official on background. But that means never getting anything out of most White House officials.”

  • Slate’s Timothy Noah rescued himself from Wikipedia obscurity.

  • Hugh Hewitt points to the Politico as more than a paper, but as a substitute for other paper’s D.C. bureaus.

  • CJR Daily gives James Taranto “a history lesson on of digital death threats.”

  • E&P reports that Salon’s Mark Benjamin says he beat the Washington Post to the punch on the Walter Reed story. “Reportedly, he has sent Priest links to his articles — which covered a wide range of issues at Walter Reed — and also contacted Post media critic Howard Kurtz.”

  • Eric Boehlert on TNR’s new owner.

  • Jeff Gannon: One Lunch Only

    Nathans of Georgetown owner Carol Joynt will sit down and interview Jeff Gannon on April 19, as part of her “Q&A Cafe” lunch series at the restaurant.

    It’s open to anyone who wants to make a res. The fee is $35, all inclusive. Reservations should be made M-F with Jon Moss at 202.338.2000 or through our website: www.nathansgeorgetown.com.

    (For Nathans regulars, Jose Maria Anzar, the former prime minister of Spain, stops by the Q&A Cafe this Wednesday).