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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Bohannon’

Four Journos Gain Entrance Into Hall of Fame

Four journalists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on June 11 at the National Press Club. Inductees include NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, WaPo sports columnist Thomas Boswell, author and political journalist Haynes Johnson and NYT, CBS News and PBS correspondent Terence Smith.

The dinner ceremony will also include the Distinguished Service Award for Local Journalism, which will go to Steve Geimann, deputy team leader for Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau. Dateline Awards for Excellence in Local Journalism will also be presented.

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D. Shuster Gets Fill-In Radio Gig

Politico‘s Patrick Gavin reports today that former MSNBC’er David Shuster ( who was suspended for comments that angered top brass) has landed a substitute radio show.

On Wednesday he will be a fill-in for Jim Bohannon‘s radio show.

Read the full story here. We’ve sought comment from D. Shuster – should he respond, we’ll bring you his comments.

In a previous Facebook comment, D noted a new venture: “I’ll have details about the new venture in early 2011. But suffice it to say I’m thrilled by the exciting and rewarding journalism responsibilities I’m taking on. All of you will be proud. Thanks for your continued support, encouragement, and enthusiasm. Best wishes, David S.”

In the meantime, read Yahoo! News The Cutline’s Michael Calderone‘s story here. In it, Shuster tells Calderone that he “harbors no ill will” against MSNBC.

Happy 40th WTOP!


Syndicated columnist and broadcaster Cal Thomas, WRC-TV and WAMU-FM reporter Tom Sherwood and WTOP investigative reporter Mark Seagraves. Photo from R&R.

WTOP celebrated a 40th anniversary Tuesday with a party at the Newseum. It’s the top-rated radio station in the DC market.

In attendance: WTOP’s Mike McMearty, Mike Gartell, CBS Radio’s Harvey Nagler, Jim Bohannon, Dave McConnell, NPR’s Ann Taylor, and Bob Madigan, who served as the evening’s emcee.

The guest list wasn’t as star-studded with DC media types as WTOP as planned. R&R reports: “The President had the audacity to call a news conference tonight,” said a top network news executive who was only half joking.

DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, who declared Tuesday “WTOP Day” also made an appearance.

Taking Out The Trash, 01.31.07

  • Most of you see yourself in journalism forever, and ever, and ever, and ever…

  • An ABC release announces that “World News with Charlie Gibson” averages 9.10 million total viewers for the week of January 22-26, placing first among women 25-54 for the 11th straight week. “For the week, only 210,000 Total Viewers separated ABC and NBC’s ‘Nightly News,’ the smallest gap between the two broadcasts in 2 months.”

    …does that not include their list of the “Ten Best Business Movies“?

  • An NBC release announces that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” continued as the “nation’s No. 1 network evening newscast, winning the week of January 22-26, 2007 in total viewers, homes and among the key demographic adults 25-54,” attracting 9.310 million total viewers.

  • A reader writes in saying that The Washington Times trumped the Washington Post on the Fairfax County jobs story by three days. Check out the Washington Times’ Saturday story and the Post’s Tuesday story.

  • Eric Boehlert points out the backlash that accompanies the mainstream media’s fabrication of John Kerry’s tears when he announced he would not run for the White House, again: “The incident raises all sorts of doubts, on the eve of the 2008 campaign, about the ability of Beltway journalists to perform the simplest tasks, such as taking notes when a prominent Democrat gives a speech and then accurately reporting on that speech.”

  • Photo Business News & Forum’s John Harrington asks why award winner Carol Guzy is taking a rather ordinary picture for the Post. And he answers his own question: “Every photographer produces images that vary from the monumental to the mundane. It is approaching each assignment with as much enthusiasm as possible that makes the work worthwhile.”

  • There is a new feature at the Huffington Post. “HuffIt lets you decide which news stories should get the most attention. You can submit and select news from anywhere in the world and the most popular stories will appear on the front of the Huffington Post.” You can register here.

  • DCRTV reports that Susan Kidd “co-hosting the late morning shift with veteran radio talker Jim Bohannon on WTWP, Washington Post Radio.”

  • TVNewser has Charles Gibson’s closing note on Monday’s “World News,” which included an update on Bob Woodruff’s condition: “Bob is in the newsroom almost every day. It is great to have him there. It will be great to have him back on air next month.” TVNewser also has an update on cameraman Doug Vogt.

  • Media General News Service’s Marilyn Rauber shares a memory of Deborah Orin-Eilbeck: “I had the privelege of working for Deb for 12 years in the Washington DC bureau. We all worked hard — but no one worked harder than she did; nor was anyone more generous with praise, guidance, and support for her colleagues. She was a tenacious, enthusiastic, and dedicated journalist. But most of all she was a caring, gentle, and loyal friend and I will miss her terribly.”

  • Wonkette spots their “favorite Post corrections in ages.”

  • American University is looking for Investigative Journalism Fellows.

  • Ralph Hanson says that 50,000 is a favorite number amongst journalists. He also discusses how USA Today handled the FCC discussion of ownership rules.

  • One reader writes in with this observation: Although The American says this in their launch release (emph. added)…

      While other business magazines today fixate on statistics, make lists, and speak to the middle manager seeking to climb the corporate ladder, The American will concentrate on ideas and on clear, fact-filled reporting and analysis of business, finance, politics and culture, from a fresh perspective.

    • TVNewser has the January Program Ranker.

  • Morning Reading List, 01.08.07

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  • Are Democrats more fun?

  • An ABC release announces that according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 25, 2006, “Nightline” “continued its growth trend in both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic.” Compared to the same time last year, the show is up 18%. “Nightline” was the only late night program to post growth compared to last week.

  • XM announced that the company added more than 1.695 million new subscribers in 2006, ending the year with more than 7.625 million subscribers. According to the release, “XM achieved positive cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter of 2006.” Or you could follow this take: “XM Subscribers Fall Short

  • DCRTV reports that “Bonneville-operated news talker Washington Post Radio, WTWP, will be teaming weekend morning man David Burd with Mike Moss in the weekday morning drive slot. Late night talk radio veteran Jim Bohannon will add the 10 AM to noon slot. With Hillary Howard jumping from that slot to co-host afternoon drive with Bob Kur. Sam Litzinger will remain all by himself in the noon to 3 PM slot.”

  • PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler urges the network to “be more aggressive. Be more aggressive. I don’t mean aggressive as in hostile or combative, but rather as in energetic and enterprising.”

  • Politics and Prose is hosting P.J. O’Rourke on Monday at 7 p.m.. O’Rourke will discuss his new book, On The Wealth Of Nations.

  • For the tipsters wondering: The Hill newspaper will go to four issues a week sometime soon, likely end of this month.

  • Fitzgerald’s Wild Source Chase

  • Happy Birthday, Swamp and World Newser blogs.

  • Editor’s E-Mail May Be Used in Suit Against The Times“:

      A lawyer for a former government scientist who is suing The New York Times for defamation over a series of columns about the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001 said Friday in court that he was prepared to introduce an internal e-mail message from a senior Times editor that raised questions about one of the columns.

      The lawyer, Mark A. Grannis, said the columns written by Nicholas D. Kristof about the federal investigation of the mailings unfairly damaged the reputation of his client, Dr. Stephen A. Hatfill, a former germ warfare scientist.

  • Marc Fisher on WHUR.

  • Hardball Loves Rocky’s Softball

  • A CIA panel has told former officer Valerie Plame she can’t write about her undercover work for the agency, a position that may threaten a lucrative book project with her publisher.”