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Gerth, Linzer Join ProPublica

Big gets for the new project…

From the release:

    ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest, today announced the first additions to its news staff. Jeff Gerth, formerly a staff correspondent for The New York Times, and Dafna Linzer, a staff writer for the Washington Post, are both joining as senior reporters. Scott Klein, vice president, website & technology, of The Nation, has been named director of online development.

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Morning Reading List, 06.26.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • What you’ve missed out on during the endless Paris Hilton coverage.

  • An NBC release announced that “The Chris Matthews Show” was “the number-two rated Sunday morning public affairs show topping CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ ABC’s ‘This Week’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending June 17, 2007.”

  • How dare you call the Extreme-ness “unknown.”

  • Check out mediabistro.com’s DC Courses and Semninars.

  • Slate launched Slate V Monday, their new video magazine.

  • The Politico will co-sponsor another Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, this time with CNN and the Los Angeles Times.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “Authors Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. have had to labor not only to escape the shadow of Watergate reporting hero Bernstein but also to cope with the particular loathing the Clinton camp has reserved for their biography, ‘Her Way.’”

  • Fox’s Liguori, About to Step Into the Senate’s Line of Fire

  • Internet radio stations to protest royalty hikes

  • Pearlstine’s Plame Book Blames Everyone

  • Ah, the bickering continues:

      Wait, so let me get this straight: The Hill, who were the winners through the agreed-upon seven innings, were the ones who were so upset at the prospect of losing? Wouldn’t it be the team that wanted to extend the game past the ending point — in much the same way grade-school children are wont to do — that would be the one pathetically desperate not to lose?

    And another: “RC vs. Hill = R-E-M-A-T-C-H”

  • Patrick Ruffini on the Politico’s redesign.

  • AOL takes page from blogs, relaunches news

  • Scott Collins: “The Democrats are dead wrong not to debate on Fox News.”

  • Mickey Kaus fact checks Tim Russert.

  • How did you celebrate National Columnists Day?
  • Reuters reports, “The family and colleagues of Alan Johnston, a BBC reporter kidnapped by Islamists in Gaza, urged his captors on Monday not to harm him after he appeared in a video wearing what he said was an explosive belt.”

  • WAMU announced it will turn off its two online music streams today, in recognition of a “Day of Silence” for webcasters across the country. “The online stream of WAMU’s BluegrassCountry.org and WAMU 88.5 Channel 2 on wamu.org — which broadcasts music content from WTMD in Towson, Md. — will go silent for a day.” Visitors to the sites who click on the streaming audio links will instead hear a recorded statement. The station’s on-air broadcast on 88.5 FM, as well as its HD on-air signals, will not be affected. The Internet radio “Day of Silence” is being organized by SaveNetRadio.org, a coalition of artists, labels, listeners, and webcasters. It is meant to represent the silence that could occur when new online music royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) take effect July 15.”

  • Regarding Jo Becker a reader writes, “Also, is correct for Post to refer to her as a ‘staff writer’ when she is obviously a staff writer now at Times?”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “Broadcast television’s annual springtime sales bazaar drew to a close Friday with the five networks surpassing their estimates by ringing up a combined $9.3 billion in commitments for prime-time commercial spots for the coming TV season.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s shares are ‘undervalued’ because the company is unlikely to succeed in combining with larger rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and offers a better product, Merrill Lynch & Co. said.”

  • Deborah Howell addresses the updates FOIA so badly needs, “Reporters use FOIA a lot less than businesses do, probably one reason the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports reform, along with about 100 other organizations.”

  • Parents Television Council President Tim Winter will testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on issue of television violence at the “Impact of Media Violence on Children” hearing at 10 a.m. today.

  • Anita Kumar from the St. Petersburg Times is joining the Washington Post as a new statehouse correspondent in Richmond.

  • The Deal reports, “The proposed $17.52 billion Thomson-Reuters merger is expected to result in an asset sale in order to win regulatory approval.”

  • Ronald Aronica and Mtetwa Ramdoo, business analysts, weigh in on Tom Friedman’s book with a critical analysis.

  • New York Business.com reports, “Publisher David Carey was pressing the flesh last week during the final stretch of his race to fill Conde Nast Portfolio’s second issue with ads. He met with clients to share enthusiastic e-mails from some of the business title’s high-profile readers, media buyers say. His efforts to retain all his advertisers haven’t been entirely successful.”

  • PBS Tells Producer Not To Hire Conservatives.”

  • Roger Aronoff thinks, “This has been a rough year for Tim Russert, though you wouldn’t know it the way he is treated by the media.”

  • RenewAmerica responds to WashingtonTimes

  • The New York Times reports, “This week, Mr. Binn will announce that his magazine company, Niche Media, will merge with Greenspun Media Group of Las Vegas — which publishes Vegas, Wynn and Venetian Style, among other magazines — and Ocean Drive Media Group, which publishes Ocean Drive and Ocean Drive Español and several other magazines.”

  • Emily Lenzner is leaving NPR to fill in for ABC’s This Week Editorial Producer Ilana Drimmer, who will be on maternity leave through the end of the year.

  • MinOnline reports, “‘Gossip’ Remains Advertising Stronger Than ‘Real’ News And Business.”

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  • Morning Reading List, 06.01.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think tanning is not so much sexy, but cancer causing.

  • The Association of Health Care Journalists launched a new website.

  • Check out Norah O’Donnell on the forthcoming cover of Pregnancy magazine.

  • NPR Joins Appeal of Online Music Royalties

  • A reader tell us, “please note that the white house transcript referred to ‘Mr. Thomas.’ did helen get a sex change?”

  • CNN.com’s Beta Site Is Online

  • SPECIAL REPORT: As Cuts Trim News Pages and Newsrooms — What Gets Lost?

  • We hear that hardly any Politico’ers went to their own party at Lounge 201 Wednesday night.

  • This year’s BookExpo speech by Alan Greenspan “is off-limits to recording devices. Instead, the Maestro will speak directly to booksellers and publishing types — aided by an onstage Q&A conducted by his wife, NBC newswoman Andrea Mitchell.”

    <LI>”The Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health

  • A CNN release announced that for the network’s New Hampshire debates the first hour will have the “candidates address questions from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, WMUR-TV political director Scott Spradling and New Hampshire Union Leader State House bureau chief Tom Fahey. In the second hour, candidates move from behind their lecterns to the front of the stage to field queries directly from an audience of more than 100 undecided registered voters.”

  • Are there no more standards in journalism?

  • Cox Newspapers reports, “While President Bush is in Europe next week for G8 meetings and several other stops, Press Secretary Tony Snow will remain stateside to talk to conservatives about the immigration bill backed by the president. Snow said his exact schedule remains a work in progress, but he will head out from Washington to speak at several events and on radio shows around the country.”

  • Luxury mags: So hot right now.

  • “The editors of Poynter Online have asked the Tidbits team to publish a series of posts exploring each of the winning projects and ideas” from the Knight News Challenge. “We’ll focus on what’s journalistically new or different about each project, how the grantees are getting started, why they think they were selected, likely opportunities and pitfalls — and questions that the grantees have for you, Tidbits readers!”

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “Isn’t former New York Times reporter Jeff Gerth writing the definitive book about Hillary Clinton sort of like Judith Miller deciding to write the definitive book about Iraq’s WMDs? It just doesn’t add up.”

  • “Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham graces the cover of Capitol File this season and confesses that she was thisclose to beating everyone’s favorite Hardballer on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ of all things. ‘I almost beat Chris Matthews on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy.’ He took me in the end, but I came close. He got me on opera; he knows everything about opera.’”

  • Book TV on C-SPAN2 announced today live coverage of BookExpo America starting at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday. C-SPAN also announced plans to air two, live “Road to the White House” events from Des Moines, Iowa starting today at 3:30 pm with an hour-long town hall with Sen. John McCain and employees at the Des Moines-based Nationwide Insurance Company.

  • The Bivings Report’s Steve Petersen has the details on Wednesday night’s journalism workshop at the Cleveland Park Library where “Nationally known writer and photographer Bill Adler and former MSNBC chief Washington correspondent turned freelance multimedia journalist Brock Meeks pitched the citizen driven hyper local news site NowPublic to attendees.”

  • A reader writes, “The pole-vaulter story ran the day after a holiday. The only surprise is that anybody would be surprised that the bar is lower for A1 stories the day-after a slow news day.”

  • PRWeek reports, “FAIR faces proposition of critiquing mainstream media, while also seeking coverage in such outlets.”

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