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Ifill and Woodruff will be Co-Anchors

Some exciting news that should please Washington’s female journalists.

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will be co-anchors and and managing editors for the “PBS NewsHour.” The news was announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. On Monday through Thursday, the women will co-anchor the news together. On Friday, Woodruff will fly solo as Ifill hosts “Washington Week.”

In other “PBS NewsHour” news, a release states that Hari Sreenivasan will be a senior correspondent. In addition, three correspondents have been given specific areas of content responsibility and will be contributing on a daily basis to both the broadcast and online operation. Jeffrey Brown was named Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society. Ray Suarez was named Chief National Correspondent. And Margaret Warner was named Chief Foreign Correspondent.

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Lehrer Steps Down from PBS Newshour

After 36 years, Jim Lehrer is stepping down from his regular anchor role on the daily public television newscast known now a PBS Newshour.  The announcement was made to staff this morning.  Effective June 6, Lehrer will no longer be part of the regular daily anchor rotation  team, but he will still moderate the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks; syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.  Lehrer says he will also remain involved in the editorial direction of the PBS Newshour and the program’s producer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

In a statement today, Jim Lehrer said, “I have been laboring in the glories of daily journalism for 52 years…36 of them here at the Newshour and its earlier incarnations…and there comes a time to step aside from the daily process, and that time has arrived.”

Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will continue hosting the PBS Newshour on a rotating basis after Lehrer’s departure.

“NewsHour” Gets a Make-Over

“PBS Newshour” will debut next Monday with a name change, a rotating co-anchor and a new reporter- Hari Sreenivasan, formerly of CBS News. WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz notes it will be the first time since Gerald Ford was President that Jim Lehrer‘s name- “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”- will not be on the newscast.

Lehrer will remain the executive editor of the program and he’ll be joined at the anchor desk by PBS correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Ifill will co-anchor next Monday, NYT notes.

The revamped “NewsHour” website debuts Thursday with new blogs and video. “NewsHour” has also joined Facebook and Twitter, though Lehrer still “scoffs at the notion of tweeting,” Kurtz reports.

Morning Reading List 05.08.09

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It is day 109 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WSJ: The proposal under consideration by the Boston Globe‘s largest union includes a pay cut of 8.4 percent and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees held by 190 members in exchange for a $33,000 payment plus severance for each of those guaranteed employees who gets laid off.

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How CNN can beat back Fox and MSNBC, from BusinessWeek: In prime time it’s not enough for CNN to lean on its advantages: its bigger reporting staff and middle-course sensibilities. It’s time to embrace a new prime-time ethos for CNN, which encompasses the bona fides of the brand CNN and the fact that, like it or not, on-screen combat is good TV.

MSNBC has announced a new one-hour program hosted by NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The program will air at NoonET beginning June 29. More at TVNewser.

Jon Friedman on Chris Wallace here: Chris Wallace has a simple philosophy about interviewing his guests on Fox News Sunday, a precept he has followed throughout his distinguished journalism career. “I’m an equal opportunity inquisitor,” he grinned. “My instinct is to go after them with the high hard one.”

PBS’ Jeffrey Brown interviews Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this afternoon about the results of the bank stress tests. It airs tonight on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Katie Couric is in Afghanistan- check out pics of her trip on her Facebook page.

NEWS NOTES

Eric Alterman at The Nation thinks the media has ignored Bush-era war crimes. “Even after the disgraceful performance of so many armchair warriors during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, who would have dared predict the willingness, nay, eagerness, of respected journalists and pundits to argue in favor of purposeful ignorance to potential war crimes?”

NYT: The Amazon Kindle, which not only displays the news but also speaks it with a computerized voice, has been lavished with praise by hopeful newspaper and book executives. But if the Kindle needs to bone up on its pronunciation. In particular, the voice of the Kindle mispronounces “Barack” and “Obama.”

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Morning Reading List, 08.13.08


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Hotline Profiles Jeffrey Brown

From their Friday Feature:

    Jeffrey Brown became a senior corr. on “NewsHour” in May ’05. He reports on media, arts and culture. Brown joined the “NewsHour” in ’88, where he was based in NY, before moving to DC in ’96. But today he’s our Friday Feature:

    …What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?)

    My wife says I’m not self-aware enough to be embarrassed.

    …If you could have any other job besides the one you have now, what would it be?

    My new aspiration is to play piano and be the backup singer in my son’s rock band. But I doubt he’ll let me.

    If you could cover any past political story, which one would it be and why?

    There are many fascinating politicians it would have been interesting to cover, but what about fellow reporters to do it with? Imagine being one of the boys on the bus with Walt Whitman, when he was writing for the Brooklyn Eagle. What an America he saw!