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Morning Reading List, 10.07.08

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Separated At Birth: Jeff Jarvis

For this week’s Separated at Birth, we have’s Jeff Jarvis.

Does Jeff look like…

South Park Elementary’s guidance counselor Mr. Mackey?

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08


Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore.

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Morning Reading List, 08.18.08


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Morning Reading List, 08.11.08


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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Obama supporter Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Clinton supporter Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Tom Brokaw, Michael Eric Dyson and Amb. Andrew Young.

  • Face the Nation: Howard Dean, The Washington Post National Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, McClatchy Newspapers Chief Pentagon Correspondent Nancy Youssef and CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan.

  • This Week: Dean and Sens. Jim Webb and Lindsey Graham and a roundtable with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, Republican strategist Dan Senor, and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. John McCain and John Kerry, and a panel with Brit Hume, Washington managing editor of FOX News; Mara Liasson of National Public Radio; Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, and Juan Williams of National Public Radio. The Power Player is Newseum executive director Joe Urschel.

  • Late Edition: Clinton supporter Rep. John Murtha, Obama supporter Sen. Christopher Dodd, and Sens. Dick Durbin and John Cornyn, and Rev. David O’Connell, Catholic University President. A roundtable with CNN’s Ed Henry, Candy Crowley, and Bill Schneider.

  • Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Ron Allen, BBC’s Katty Kay, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, U.S. News & World Report’s Gloria Borger

  • Reliable Sources:’s Mary Katharine Ham, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, Politico’s James Kotecki, Time’s James Poniewozik, St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans,’s Jeff Jarvis

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Cardinal Francis George, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, President, will be interviewed by Jay Tolson, U.S. News & World Report, Senior Writer & Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)

  • This is America: Roger Wilkins, Deborah Simmons of the Washington Times, Jabari Asim of the NAACP’s Crisis magazine, Michelle Bernard of the Independent Women’s Forum, Rev. Dr. Morris L. Shearin Sr. of the Israel Baptist Church, and Fath Davis Ruffins of the Smithsonian Institution.

    Note: The guest lists for Tim Russert and CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham were unavailable.

  • Morning Reading List, 05.01.07

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  • Most of you think The New York Times’ decision to pull out of WHCA weekend was smart.
  • The Great Newspaper Fuzz-Out
  • launched the Presidential Campaign Tracker, using “information from campaigns, media reports and other sources to compile a listing of events involving presidential candidates and their spouses. (Hat Tip: Wonkette)
  • Archivists To Search Burned Georgetown Library
  • gives a peak at the “Future of Media” from the NAB show, “nominally a trade-only event for the broadcast TV and radio industry.”
  • Check out Christopher Hitchens on the Daily Show last night.
  • Is Politics The New Sports?
  • From DCRTV:

      DCRTV hears that Washington radio and TV legend Milt Grant (right) died of cancer on 4/28 at his home in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Circulation Falls at Many Papers
  • Why David Broder Doesn’t Deserve His Position at the Top of the Media Food Chain
  • AFP reports, “America Online, the Internet arm of media giant Time Warner, said it will expand “aggressively” worldwide after stepping into Asia for the first time with the launch of an India portal.”
  • A NARA release announced, “On Tuesday, April 24, Dr. Robert M. Warner, sixth Archivist of the United States, died after a long battle with cancer.”
  • PRWeb announced, “Tiempos del Mundo … was awarded two Gold Honor distinctions — one for the Best Business section and the other for the Best Technology section. The publication also received Bronze Honor distinctions for outstanding Special Section and for the Most Improved Publication of the Year.”
  • Joseph Farah calls Matt Drudge “the guy who got one president impeached and played a significant role in the election of another. The impact of this man can hardly be overstated.”
  • Today, NPR and the National Geographic Society launch a yearlong news series, “Climate Connections,” focusing on climate-related issues. According to the release, the “initiative will launch with coverage from radio, television, magazine and online elements and will incorporate diverse, shared resources of National Geographic and NPR. It also marks the expansion of a 15-year content relationship between the two organizations.”
  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast plans to buy Cablevision’s stakes in two sports networks for $570 million in cash.”
  • YouTube cofounder and CEO Chad Hurley writes in Forbes, “The relationship between online video and the big media companies has been in the news a lot these days. Many people reporting on this seem to feel that there is a dividing line between old media and new media. We don’t see the world in those terms.”
  • “Cable network MSNBC has aroused the wrath of Jeff Jarvis, Lawrence Lessig, Michelle Malkin, and many more after attempting to stop all Internet redistribution of the recent Democratic presidential debate.”
  • Micro Persuasion reports, “ is marking its tenth anniversary with a bold new redesign that features increased use of video. Beyond the new skin there’s not a lot that’s new with one key exception — ABC is opening up to contributions from citizen journalists.”
  • The AP reports, “Newspaper editors Joann Byrd and Mike Pride have been appointed co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board.”
  • DCRTV reports, “ officially lists Dennis Miller in the 3 PM to 6 PM slot on the Clear Channel talker. His late morning show will be tape-delayed for the afternoon drive slot.”
  • The Boston Globe caught up Chris Wallace last week, “to talk about his father, his career, and the future of the news business.”
  • On Sunday, Fox News Sunday kicked off a new series “Choosing the President.” Sen. John McCain appeared in an exclusive Chris Wallace. During the interview, McCain defended his conservative credentials: “And the fact is — and I’m pleased with the support that I have, all over the country, from rank-and-file Republicans who are supporting me, who believe in me, who believe the security of this nation is one of our highest priorities and think I’m best equipped to handle it. And I’m proud of that.”
  • Peter Lauria reports, “As if the pending merger between satellite radio operators Sirius and XM didn’t face enough hurdles, news of Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin’s $31 million pay package has provided even more ammunition for the combination’s critics.”
  • E&P reports, “The Audit Bureau of Circulations released the spring numbers” yesterday, “revealing more plunges in daily and Sunday circulation.”
  • Bloomberg reports, “Google has passed Microsoft and Yahoo to become the owner of the world’s most-visited group of Web sites for the first time, according to ComScore.”
  • Also from Bloomberg, “Comcast is posting an 80% jump in first-quarter profit as demand surged for packages of television, telephone and Internet services.”
  • Reuters reports, “The argument that a law banning some broadcast commercials before an election violates U.S. free-speech rights is winning over some backing from conservatives on the Supreme Court while liberals say it limits the influence of money in politics. A decision is expected by the end of June.”
  • Susan Keating starts her own blog.
  • From a reader: “I don’t like The Note’s new site on ABC — they have been slipping lately in not being scrutinizing enough on ‘must-reads’ and now there is too much going on with the site. One of the reasons I like Hotline better is that its design is so simple.”
  • After a Hooters experience went very awry, Mike Grass got an apology from an ex-Hooters Girl apologized in the comments.
  • Reporters Without Borders will auction off 15 official gift bags
    from the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony on eBay. According to the release, the bags were donated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and have a retail value of $599 each. The auction will begin on May 3, World Press Freedom Day, and last a week.

  • Amy Doolittle has left the Politico and is now covering Congress for the Federal Times.
  • The Extremeness points out that Dana Perino does know the name of the Daily Show host, but Don Stewart, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s spokesman, is also funny.

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  • More “News War” Tonight

    From the release:

      Correspondent Lowell Bergman continues his look at the news business in Part III of “News War” this Tuesday night. Bergman and producer Stephen Talbot are asking a question that is on the minds of many of us in the business: what’s happening to the news? And there is no better place to start looking than the program voted “Best News” program three years ago by the Television Critics Association – “The Daily Show.” The choice of the popular comedy show, which regularly skewers the manners and style of network and cable news, says a lot about the traditional network and cable news broadcasters.

      Bergman explores the fate of network news with Ted Koppel, Dan Rather and the head of ABC News, David Westin. Westin and Bergman have a back and forth about whether some of the softer pieces found on the network’s magazine programs really can be called news. But if entertainment values appear to be winning over journalistic values, this is just one challenge for broadcast news chiefs. Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes” knows that his core audience is 55 and older. To reach a younger crowd he is letting Yahoo stream some of “60 Minutes’” lighter features in bite-size chunks, along with outtakes not seen in the broadcast. Yahoo and Google now play an increasingly important role in the dissemination of news and we explore in our program how each has taken a different approach in their news efforts.

      As traditional news providers increase their online efforts, they find they’re only a click away from a swarm of bloggers and a new generation of ‘citizen journalists.’ Will these new voices be capable of delivering original reporting instead of mainly reprocessing the stuff that other people already have dug out? Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, is one of many who raise that question. He has his doubts. There is a lively debate on this point with Jeff Jarvis, one of the champions of the blogosphere’s ability to provide useful information and real reporting.

      In the last half of “What’s Happening to the News” we shift our attention to the most significant challenge to journalism today: the fate of the nation’s major newspapers. The not-so-secret secret of the news business is that much of what is online and even much of what is seen on television and cable depends, as former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll notes, “on the people who are going out and knocking on doors and rummaging through records and covering events.” What economic model will support this basic reporting function in the future? The symbolic struggle for the future of American journalism is told in the story you may have noticed in the weekly headlines recounting the ups and downs of the Los Angeles Times. The paper’s current owners are trying to sell the paper, along with their other media properties. We tell this story from the inside.

      Bergman also chronicles the larger economic story of the enormous financial pressure on many newspapers – how, for example, the popular Internet site ‘craigslist’ has taken much of the classified ad business away from them. In the battle for the future of newspapers, the trump card seems to rest with Wall Street. If shareholders cannot be satisfied and if moguls don’t come to the rescue, who will pay for quality news on which we depend?

      If you cannot view “News War – What’s Happening to the News” this Tuesday, you can watch it on our Web site, where you also can access dozens of extended interviews and background articles. And, express your opinion about this program at

    Taking Out The Trash, 02.21.07

  • With almost 60%, The Beatles are your fav, but one reader calls the Waaa-mbulance on what they consider to be our lack of music credibility: “Did you really do a poll on who’s better Beatles, Stones and LZ? Love the latter two, but not even in the same league as a band that actually changed music…I think a more interesting contest would be Beatles, Bob Dylan and maybe Elvis or Muddy Waters — people who had some lasting influence please….your current question damages your credibility…”

  • ABC News releases pictures of Bob Woodruff’s recovery process over the last year. “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports” aired last night on ABC. See photos from his recovery here.

  • Long Island University has announced the winners of 12 George Polk Awards for 2006, “bestowing honors upon journalists who have braved desert warfare, uncovered environmental dangers, revealed questionable financial practices and exposed controversial government and military activities.” Spike Lee, Jeff Kosseff and Sam Pollard are among the winners, as well as Robert Little, a national correspondent for The Sun of Baltimore.

  • Beet TV has the second part of Jeff Jarvis’ interview with Mark Whitaker who “was recently being named to an executive position at the Washington/Newsweek Interactive division.” Whitaker “sees opportunities in niche/special interest publishing and highly localized or ‘hyperlocal’ publishing. He says that consumer generated content will become increasingly important.”

  • USA Today shows how the Bush Administration is so opposed to leaks, that is except “when it suits their strategic purposes.”

  • DCist on XM / Sirius merger and Kornheiser’s return to radio.

  • Bob Orr Promoted To Justice Dept. Beat

  • Brian Montopoli finds out “What Happens When You Burn The Press

  • In Closing Pleas, Clashing Views on Libby’s Role

  • Tears and Fears at Closing Arguments

  • Libby ‘Told a Dumb Lie,’ Prosecutor Says in Closing Argument

  • Dissecting Maureen Dowd’s Obama hit piece

  • An update on Pamela Constable’s piece on foreign bureaus (sent in from a reader): She said the Baltimore Sun doesn’t have any foreign bureaus, but they do. They have three foreign bureaus. They are scheduled to be closed by the end of the year, but they are open now.