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Morning Reading List, 03.14.08

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  • If you were Spitzer’s wife, you would not stand with him through two press conferences.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Tanya Ballard has left washingtonpost.com to join NPR.com

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Many Americans are tracking the details of the 2008 president campaign — the charges, countercharges and controversial advertisements — extremely closely. Large majorities say they have heard at least something about the rumors that Barack Obama is a Muslim; Hillary Clinton’s 3:00 a.m. phone call ad; and George Bush’s endorsement of John McCain. And the revelation that a top foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama had referred to Clinton as a ‘monster’ also registered with a large percentage of the public.”

  • Salon’s Glenn Greenwald writes, “The Politico today published one of the most blatantly one-sided, journalistically flawed “news” articles on the Iraq War in quite some time and promoted it as its featured story, filled with dramatic proclamations certain to attract (by design) significant attention. The central theme is one which the political establishment is most desperate to believe — that Americans are now supporting the Iraq War again and this will drastically re-shape the presidential race in favor of the pro-war McCain.”

  • Locy, Former ‘USA Today’ Reporter, Using Her ‘Anthrax’ Contempt Case To Teach J-School Students

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    TV

  • 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, March 9, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.204 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 3, 2008, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ increased among the key Adult 25-54 demographic (7%) while both CBS ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ declined double digits. ‘Nightline’ also tied ‘Letterman’ in the A25-54 rating (1.3). ‘Nightline’ also continues to close the gaps with CBS’ ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.”

  • Did the Press Service Spitzer?

  • A release announced, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will originate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the week of April 21, the week of the Pennsylvania primary — a delegate-rich contest which may help decide the Democratic nominee for President. Anchored by Jim Lehrer from the studios of public television station WQED — America’s first community-supported public television station — The NewsHour will take an in-depth look at the Pennsylvania electorate as well as critical national issues seen through a Pittsburgh lens.”

  • TVNewser reports, “This morning on Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy welcomed back Megyn Kelly from her honeymoon. Sort of.”

  • Media Life reports, “With voters turning out in record numbers for the presidential primaries and two Democrats still locked in a tight race for the nomination, cable news networks have seen their ratings soar over the past six months.”

  • Variety reports, “In a polite but firmly worded letter, a powerful House committee has informed Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin that he has two weeks to turn over a truckload of information and documents that lawmakers say are needed for an ongoing investigation into Martin’s management practices and decisionmaking processes.”

  • Media Matters asks, “After blasting press for yukking it up with ‘the people they’re charged with covering,’ will Matthews challenge Russert on Gridiron dinner?”

  • B&C reports, “The Federal Communications Commission continues to draw a lot of legal fire for its decisions. In the wake of almost two-dozen legal challenges of its newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership ruling, the FCC was hit again Wednesday by a suit from Comcast over its decision to reinstate a 30% cap on cable’s share of multichannel-video providers.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Guardian reports,Jim Buckmaster, chief executive of Craigslist, has accused US newspaper publishers of actively encouraging journalists to write negative stories about the online classified advertising company.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc’s AOL Internet division will buy social network Bebo for $850 million in cash, bolstering its consumer Web offerings even as the media conglomerate mulls splitting off the business.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Google Inc. plans to announce a new service that Web publishers can use to manage their online ad sales and serve up ads each time a consumer pulls up a Web page.”

  • Media Week reports, “Advertisers and media companies are beginning to embrace the power of widgets, particularly those thousands of mini-applications that have sprouted up on social networks like MySpace and Facebook.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo’s plans.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “Traditional media companies should not fear internet search giant Google but work with it to increase online audience and make more money from the web.”

  • I’m a journalist: I must confess all in my new blog

  • The Guardian reports, “The Wall Street Journal’s digital chief executive has said that it is looking to expand politics and sports coverage and admitted that the “soft” US economy has meant a slip in online display advertising.”

  • What Did the FCC Do About That? GAO Says Agency Doesn’t Track How It Handles Complaints”

  • Blogging and Newspapers, a Lesson in How Not to Brand and Market

  • Bad News Travels Fast, And Furiously

  • MediaShift reports, “Semi-Pro Journalism Teams Give Alternative View of U.S. Elections”

  • AOL to Buy Bebo to Compete In Social-Networking Market

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    RADIO

  • Local stations are wary of NPR’s embrace of podcasts and other new ways to deliver its news programs.”

  • Reuters reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc Chief Executive Mel Karmazin said on Wednesday he hoped U.S. regulators would rule by the end of March on the proposed merger of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio Inc”

  • The Washington Times reports, “National Public Radio listeners who tuned in to ‘Morning Edition’ during the last four days of February found some atypical programming around 6:30 a.m. during the broadcasts. ‘Conversations with Conservatives’ was heard during morning-drive time with host Steve Inskeep and a conservative of the day with much on his mind.”

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    JOBS

  • Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. is looking for a Reporter with Legal Background.

  • Patuxent Publishing is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.

  • The Catholic Review is looking for a Managing Editor.

  • Imre Communications is looking for an Art Director and a Production Manager.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Reader Relations Associate.

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    Morning Reading List, 10.05.07

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  • We can’t say we are shocked by the results of yesterday’s poll. You would rather fight like Mike Tyson than talk like him.

  • An ABC release announced, “In the largest expansion of ABC News’ foreign bureaus in two decades, ABC News’ President David Westin announced the deployment of seven reporters to posts around the globe. ABC’s reporters will be based in New Delhi, India; Mumbai; India, Seoul, South Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Dubai, UAE; and Nairobi, Kenya.”

  • Cartoonists enjoy evening in the sun

  • ABC also announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday September 30, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ beat CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and among Adults 25-54. ‘This Week’ posted the most growth of the Sunday discussion programs compared to last year, in double-digits, among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. ‘This Week’ is also the only Sunday discussion program up year-to-date (5%) among Total Viewers.” Also, for the week of September 24, 2007, “ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ continued its growth trend in Total Viewers. ‘Nightline’ grew for the second straight week in a row reaching its best Total Viewer number since May.”

  • Today’s edition of National Journal On Air will feature Senator Edward Kennedy in the weekly newsmaker interview with host Linda Douglass. “Douglass will ask Senator Kennedy about the battle over children’s health insurance, the Democrats’ efforts to change course in Iraq, and the political landscape in 2008.” The show airs on Friday at 1pm on XM channel 130. It will also be streaming live and available to the public on http://nationaljournal.com/onair/

  • Telemundo announed in a released that along with mun2, the preeminent voice for Latino youth, launched “‘Vota Por Tu Futuro’ — ‘Vote 4 UR Future,’ the networks’ national non-partisan Hispanic voter registration campaign.”

  • Slate’s Ron Rosenbaum writes, “Don’t get me wrong, I love magazines. I’ve written for a wide range of them, from Punk to The New Yorker. They are—or were—a great American phenomenon. But magazines, many of them anyway, are now slowly killing themselves, killing their credibility, by turning into fawning fools for access.”

  • ‘E&P’ Goes Audio! Listen to Exclusive Discussion About Troubling Drop in Newspaper Ad Revenue Now”

  • Politico’s Mike Allen will soon go on a diet: “Playbook is coming to you live from the Radisson in Manchester, N.H. Yesterday’s Rudy road trip included the Chocolate Moose, three diners (yum.) and a town hall.”

  • The Federal Citizen Information Center of GSA’s Office of Citizen Services is launching our new blog, Govgab. The purpose of the blog “is to highlight government services and information that many people may not know about and show them how to use it in their everyday lives. We have five bloggers and one will post each day of the week.”

  • In a release yesterday, MySpace announced an agreement with PayPal “enabling non-profits and political candidates to virally fundraise throughout the site’s civic and political hub, the Impact channel (http://impact.myspace.com). This marks the official launch of the Impact Channel which will feature new tools including a volunteer search and match tool ‘Volunteer Space,’ a daily issue-based poll, and a voter registration tool.”

  • Journal-isms reports, “CBS-TV and ABC-TV defended their networks’ pieces on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas amid criticism that ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Nightline’ had offered up uncritical ‘puff pieces’ as they interviewed Thomas in connection with his new memoir, ‘My Grandfather’s Son’” And, “Justice Holds News Media in Contempt

  • Joseph Turow is the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, writes, “Google’s decision to spend $3.1 billion to buy little-known DoubleClick will affect the future of American media and the way advertisers tell stories about you and me. Eventually, if Google has its way, what we see on the Web, hear on the radio or read in print will largely be based on decisions Google computers make about how different we are and why.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, would see ‘minimal’ impact if it spun off its television business from the newspaper operations, according to a report from bond-research firm Gimme Credit LLC.”

  • Do you know who the second longest-serving senator from New Mexico is? Test your knowledge with this week’s CQ Political Trivia.

  • Freakonomics reports, “In my opinion, Craigslist is one of the most revolutionary elements of the Internet revolution: simple, scalable, useful, powerful, and therefore omnipresent. So I am very happy to announce that Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, the company’s founder and CEO, respectively, have agreed to answer your questions about Craigslist. As always, leave your questions in the comments section below, and we will post their answers within a week or so. Although many questions are welcomed, time and space may not allow for all of them to be answered.”

  • Sydney Morning Herald reports, “Rupert Murdoch is set to face a challenge to his family’s control of News Corp at its annual shareholder meeting this month, after one of the world’s most powerful shareholder advisers recommended fund managers back a move to change the company’s share structure.”

  • BtoB reports, “Senior executives, including C-level officers at large and midsize companies, have a voracious appetite for quality business information, according to a survey released Tuesday by Ipsos Media.”

  • TV Week reports, “In a world of turbocharged media options, word of mouth remains the most trusted form of advertising around the world. In a semi-annual survey, the Nielsen Co. found that consumers trust other consumers more than they trust messages from paid media advertising.”

  • Susan D. Whiting is the executive vice president of the Nielsen Company and chairman of Nielsen Media Research writes, “Conventional wisdom these days has it that television is dying. Like most conventional wisdom, it’s dead wrong.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Mel Karmazin, chief executive of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., said the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking more details on the broadcaster’s proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.”

  • Folio Magazine reports, “CMP has launched a new Web site that it touts as, ‘investigating the future of the Internet.’ Internet Evolution leverages four Web 2.0 content sources: bloggers; broadband video documentaries and interviews, investigative reporters from CMP writers and user-generated content.”

    Jobs

  • Reuters is looking for a Freelance Junior Producer and Journalism Interns for Summer 2008.

  • PBS Newshour is looking for an Online NewsHour Associate Editor/News.

  • AUVSI is looking for a Magazine Associate Editor.

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