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Portfolio Folds

Conde Nast Portfolio is closing. Jeff Bercovici writes on the Portfolio blog:

Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff, saying the decision had been made “because of financial reasons at Advance,” Conde Nast’s parent company. “It’s not anything that the company wanted to do.” She said she was informed by Conde Nast chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. this morning of the decision.

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Morning Reading List, 03.17.08

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Washington.

  • Sunday was Ellen McCarthy’s birthday. Today is Tim Burger’s and Mark Paustenbach’s and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee’s.

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  • Email is your favorite way to communicate.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Karen Hosler has left the Baltimore Sun.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • A release announced, “The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is the winner of the 2007 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Energy Writing. Reporters Thomas Content, Lee Bergquist and Joel Dresang will share a $1,000 check and receive individual citations for the yearlong project.”

  • Justice and the Press

  • The AP reported that The Washington Examiner’s Nate Beeler won a Virginia Press Association award “for a portfolio of three editorial cartoons.”

  • Clark Hoyt says the Times was fooled again.

  • Deb Howell on “A Reporting Coup and Its Critics.”

  • Celebrated History of the CIA Comes Under Belated Fire

  • With Order to Name Sources, Judge Is Casting a Wide Net

  • Are job cuts death knell for America’s newspapers?

  • National Journal’s William Powers writes, “When some people first heard the news about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring, they thought: How awful, how tragic, how corrupt. When I first heard it, I thought: Thank God for newspapers.”

  • E&P reports, “A dispute over a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting has emerged between The Denver Post and the Charlotte (N.C) Observer. The conflict sparked a phone call Wednesday from Observer Editor Rick Thames to Post Editor Greg Moore, who is also a Pulitzer Board member. Moore says he is now ‘writing a letter about it.’”

  • Walter Pincus Rips into Newsroom Neutrality

  • The Washington Post reports, “In his youth, Ivory Wilson says, he drove a Bentley, drank Hennessy and rolled joints with $100 bills. Now he’s a middle-aged man, bent but not broken, homeless but not hopeless, writing fiction for Street Sense, the District’s twice-monthly newspaper written by and about the area’s homeless.”

  • The Q&A Cafe will feature The Washington Post’s Len Downie on April 10.

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  • TVNewser reports, “You know a presidential primary is really important when…a news program that rarely goes on the road decides to pull up stakes and do just that. With Pennsylvania the focus of attention on April 22, PBS anchor Jim Lehrer will broadcast The NewsHour from Pittsburgh during the week of April 21.”

  • Bob Schieffer: Who says there isn’t life after TV?

  • Iraq war disappears as TV story

  • Rove on Fox: It’s Fair to Say He’s Mellowed

  • Business Week reports, “Ever since Brian L. Roberts abandoned a hostile bid for Walt Disney (DIS) four years ago, Wall Street has wondered when the Comcast (CMCSA) chief executive and serial acquirer might make a play for another big media prize. The chatter picked up last fall, just before America’s largest cable company confessed that it would add fewer subscribers than expected in the fourth quarter. Some investors worried that, with growth slowing, Roberts might try to pick off Yahoo! (YHOO) or NBC Universal (GE) — diversifying away from cable by wading into the murky waters of ‘content.’”

  • Information Week reports, “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is defending the way it tracks complaints, investigations, and enforcement, and it claims a critical government report is based on several inaccuracies. The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a 53-page report this week saying the FCC doesn’t properly collect and analyze data, making it impossible to analyze the effectiveness of its enforcement.”

  • Michael Calderone reports, “Fox launches ‘Obama Watch’”

  • TVNewser reports, “A tornado that tore through downtown Atlanta did not spare the CNN Center. This morning the network has been covering the aftermath of the severe weather, and the potential for more today. Anchor Betty Nguyen took viewers on a tour of part of the newsroom ‘where our writers and our producers sit.’ It is now covered with blue tarp. The tornado shattered windows in the newsroom and damaged the roof in the atrium which, until 2003, was the studio for the CNN daytime program, Talk Back Live.” And, “After last night’s tornado, CNN was taking no chances today. The blog Newscast Studio added, ‘Today CNN was thrown another curve ball…CNN’s Frederica Whitfield uses the CNN International set to bring the news to the viewers.’”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Project for Excellence will release the State of the News Media 2008 report today at www.stateofthenewsmedia.org.

  • Richard Prince writes, “A front-page photo of Sen. Barack Obama in the New York Times last week showed the Democratic front-runner on his campaign plane as a number of hands holding tape recorders reached up to him. None of the hands appeared to be black or brown. It seemed ironic in that Obama is the first African American with a serious chance to be president, running in a campaign in which the nuances of race have been discussed as never before.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “Newspapers and online publishers appear to be heading back into battle against search engine behemoth Google.”

  • Politico.com has been redesigned.

  • Web Has Unexpected Effect on Journalism

  • Find out here what His Extreme-ness calls “Just Whore-ible”

  • strong>Laurel Touby Holds Fake Presser

  • The AP reports, “Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday he expects the next decade to bring even greater technological leaps than the past 10 years.”

  • Is KickApps Next to Board AOL’s Gravy Train?”

  • A release announced, “OhMyGov!, the only website devoted to improving bureaucracy through the spread of information, ideas, innovative online tools, and strategic satire, today announced the launch of its pilot site, www.ohmygov.com, for beta testing.”

  • Conde Nast’s Portfolio asks, “Google’s business model of internet-search-driven advertising has become so dominant that competitors Microsoft and Yahoo can hardly compete. But will C.E.O. Eric Schmidt be able to keep Google true to its roots?”

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    MAGAZINES

  • It’s that time of year again. “Nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2008 Campaigns & Elections’ Politics magazine Rising Stars.” Entries should be submitted by April 18, 2008 and emailed to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com.

  • The New York Observer reports, “At Columbia, The Inadvertently Boldface Joanne Lipman Sticks to the Script”

  • Mike Allen’s Playbook reports, “Jon Meacham and his wife, Keith, are celebrating the arrival of No. 3 — Margaret Randolph Meacham, to be called Maggie. You’d never know her folks are from Tennessee and Mississippi. They’ll see you in 18 years.”

  • Also from Mike Allen, “Jay Carney and Claire Shipman opened their home to a celebration for TIME Nation Editor Amy Sullivan’s new book, ‘The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats Are Closing the God Gap.’ TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel was also a host. Guests included Mike McCurry, Walter and Cathy Isaacson, Sally Quinn, Dana Bash, Howard Kurtz, Sam Feist, Chris Matthews and David Bohrman. Among many others, Sullivan thanked her fiance, The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber.”

  • Market Watch’s Jon Friedman tells us about, “Three magazines that deserve better fates”

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    RADIO

  • Innovator rethinking Tribune ways

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “The future of Time Warner, MGM, Lionsgate, Liberty Media, satellite radio and the general outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment field were in the spotlight Thursday at McGraw-Hill’s 2008 Media Summit New York. ‘There is going to be a lot of M&A activity’ despite the recent credit crunch, said Santo Politi, co-founder and general partner of Spark Capital, during a panel on the industry’s deal outlook. His rationale: Media giants have become more active in pursuing digital companies as they embrace the digital future and private-equity firms’ ability to bid in deals is hurt by the crunch.”

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    BOOKS

  • Jennifer 8. Lee will be at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue at 600 I Street, NW tonight for a Politics & Prose event.

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    JOBS

  • The McLaughlin Group is looking for a Writer/ Producer.

  • Child Welfare League of America is looking for an Associate Editor/Writer.

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a Web Reporter.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Newsperson.

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is looking for a Director of Communications.

  • Need To Know News is looking for a Financial Reporter.

  • NSSEA is seeking an Entry-Level Editorial Assistant.

  • World Resources Institute is looking for a Communications Coordinator — GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute.

  • National Journal Group is looking for an Account Executive.

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP is looking for a Website Administrator.

  • Food & Water Watch is looking for an Advocacy Writer.

  • The Map Network, a NAVTEQ Company, is looking for a Destination Account Manager.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Defense Reporter and an Energy Policy Reporter.

  • A New Web Channel is looking for a Capitol Hill Correspondent/Fill-in Anchor.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer.

  • National Consumer Magazine is looking for an Associate Editor.

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  • Morning Reading List, 09.11.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Have a go in the Gilded Lili Book Trailer Contest.

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, September 2, 2007, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among Total Viewers for the 15th time this season. In addition, ‘This Week’ is the only Sunday discussion program up season-to-date (2%) and year-to-date (5%) among Total Viewers. ‘This Week’ also increase among Total Viewers versus the prior week (5%).

  • A tipster tells us that Sam Donaldson “looked awfully natty in his suit with his shoes off in the security line at DCA” Sunday morning.

  • Brian Montopoli says goodbye to CBS’s Public Eye.

  • Did Drudge’s Words Come Back to Haunt Him?”

  • A Univision Communications press release announced, “In the first entire week (8/27/07-9/2/07) since all networks were reported from one single ratings sample, Univision ranked as the #1 network with an +11% advantage over its nearest competitor, FOX, and beating ABC by +43%, CBS by +42%, NBC by +57%, and fully +125% ahead of CW for all Adults 18-34, not just Hispanics.”

  • Embedded v. Independent

  • From the Alexandria Times: “Editor’s Note: With the advent of City Limits, by John Arundel, The Alexandria Times is pleased to have former About Town author Kathryn Streeter as its newest writer on board focusing on new businesses and the people who make up this city by the Potomac. Look for Kathryn’s profiles in all upcoming issues of The Alexandria Times.”

  • The Alliance for American Manufacturing’s blog, –
    www.manufacturethis.org — has a new author. Steven Capozzola is the communications director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing and is doing much of the writing on the blog.

  • Jack Cafferty’s fans want more.

  • “Need a reading on the 2008 presidential election but feeling a bit inundated with torrent of information flowing from the blogosphere? No wonder. Technorati reports that there are currently 39,557 posts about the 2008 presidential election.” No worries. Poynter Online goes on to report that “help is on the way.”

  • One of our blind items was outted! Inside the Beltway reported, “Sure enough, as soon as we stepped outside, there was Mr. Cheney and Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash swapping stories about catching fish on a fly — including catfish, of all ugly creatures. Indeed, when Mr. Labash’s wife, Alana, approached to shake Mr. Cheney’s hand, she was all but ‘brushed aside’ by the pair of engrossed anglers.”

  • Media blogging expert to discuss relationships between journalists, bloggers at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference. Click here for more details.

  • “UK blog publisher Shiny Media has launched the first in a series of US-focussed blogs. … The US launch of Shiny Style (fashion) and Shiny Gloss (make-up) is intended to coincide with New York fashion week. They are the first two of a proposed ten blogs for the Shiny US network.”

  • GOOD, “an earnest new magazine that aspires to reach ‘people who give a damn,” held its promo party at the Hirshhorn Museum.

  • Chris Matthews goes behind the music with the singing senators. Check out the video here.

  • “Apart from a few scattered gains, a new national survey by ABC News, the BBC and the Japanese broadcaster NHK finds deepening dissatisfaction with conditions in Iraq, lower ratings for the national government and growing rejection of the U.S. role there.”

  • DCRTV reports, “A source tells DCRTV that big layoffs are coming to Discovery’s TLC network. Apparently, there’s a plan to move the operation from Silver Spring to LA. Producers are being told to relocate to the west coast or leave, we hear.”

  • B&C reports, “News bloopers have long been an online-video staple, with clips of anchors losing their composure almost a genre unto themselves. But lately, it seems that an inordinate number of those clips are coming from ABC News.” World News Now’s Ryan Owens and Taina Hernandez “are serial offenders.”

  • Inside Higher Ed reports, “A new statement on college rankings appeared Friday afternoon –signed by 19 presidents of prestigious liberal arts colleges. While the statement criticizes the “inevitable biases” of any rankings and pledges the colleges not to use rankings in promotional material, it falls short of the pledges and the rhetoric of a letter distributed in May by the Education Conservancy and signed by another group of presidents.”

  • Paid Content.org reports, “For the magazine industry, online is finally coming into its own, as the companies understand to creatively mix the print and native-Web content, and as online advertising has roared back, helping the revenue side move from being just a rounding error in overall revenues.”

  • More on CNN’s new mini bureaus from a CNN release, “The mini bureaus, already operational, are staffed by CNN producers and will increase their resources as the primaries and caucuses approach. They will be located at three CNN Newsource affiliate stations: Hearst-Argyle Television’s KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, and WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H.; and Raycom’s WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. All CNN material produced in these mini bureaus will be available to each of the more than 800 CNN Newsource affiliates, augmenting the comprehensive content available to them each day. … Equipped with state-of-the-art production capabilities and high-definition cameras, the mini bureaus will be staffed full time until after each state’s election day.”

  • TechCrunch reports, “AOL has announced the end of Netscape as a social news portal.”

  • AP reports, “With many viewers apparently outside enjoying summer’s last hurrah, the broadcast television networks hit a negative ratings trifecta only a few weeks before the start of the fall season.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Dow Jones & Co. must pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. $165 million if either company decides to terminate their $5.2 billion merger agreement.”

  • The Age reports, “New York’s Hudson Theatre will host a different type of election on October 19, when Murdoch’s shareholders in News Corporation gather for the 2007 annual general meeting. It will be a historic day because the world’s most powerful businessman is up for re-election for the first time in decades. Shareholders will also vote on a resolution I’ve proposed, which, based on Friday’s sharemarket moves, would make Murdoch richer but less powerful.”

  • Between The Lines reports, “Facebook could surpass 200 million users in a year”

  • New York Post reports, “As the fall television season fast approaches, the four major broadcast networks are betting big that a lot of their viewers will be parked in front a computer screen instead of a TV. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox this year will offer more free full-length shows than ever via on-demand streaming through their own Web sites as well as through a network of third-party sites, with revenue coming from advertising.”

  • New York Times’ Public Editor gives us “The Truth and Alberto Gonzales

  • Weiner Public Media was the first media team to finish the NPC 5K, but a tipster suggests that they may have brought in a ringer — “26-year-old world class Ethiopian runner Zereu Kelele who ran the thing in just over 15 mins, five minutes faster than next best Weiner team member!”

  • NewsBusters asks, “Why Isn’t There a Conservative Daily Kos?”

  • Baltimore Sun’s Public Editor writes, “Newspapers, don’t leave the Internet holdouts behind.”

  • Mary Stier, the Des Moines Register publisher, is jumping ship.

  • Robert Franklin, a retired Star Tribune reporter and editor, writes, Today, at virtually every big-city American paper, there’s an elephant in the newsroom. It’s the question of print media’s survival in the face of lost advertising, circulation, news space and jobs.”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “The natives are restless at The Wall Street Journal. Reporters at the bible of capitalism will be hitting the picket line in a couple hours to flex their collective muscle.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Investors who have grown impatient with Yahoo Inc. may have to wait awhile longer to see any pop in its stock. The Internet company replaced its chief executive in June and this summer kicked off a strategic review to better position it for a changing online-advertising market and compete with the likes of Google Inc.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor who retired in 1981, is negotiating a return to television. The cable channel, Retirement Living TV, is planning to have him become part of a daily program in which he would offer his views and commentary on current events.”

  • Tech Trader Daily asks, “The Standard is coming back? Maybe, although a web-only format would be a lot more likely than a print magazine. Still it would be nice to have it back. Here’s hoping they do it.”

  • The Washington Post “MEGA Career Fair” is this Thursday, September 13 from 11AM-6 PM. For more info, click here.

  • TV Week reports, “National Geographic Channel has reached out to marketing partners for two shows it is launching. For ‘The Living Body,’ which premieres Sept. 16, Nat Geo is joining with ‘Bodies: The Exhibition,’ which uses preserved bodies to show what’s beneath the skin. … Nat Geo also has partnered with Men’s Health magazine to help launch ‘Incredible Human Machine,’ which debuts Oct. 21.”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “Furnishings salvaged from The New York Times’s old offices are going up for auction. Christie’s October House Sale will feature over 100 objects gleaned from the Times’s old building on West 43rd Street, with prices ranging from $300 to $6,000.”

  • From a Conde Nast release: “Hilary Stout has been named a Senior Editor at Condé Nast Portfolio, it was announced today by Joanne Lipman, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. Her appointment is effective in October.” A Wall Street Journal reporter for 19 years, Stout spent ‘most of her reporting years in Washington where she covered a variety of beats, including economics, health care, and the Clinton White House.’”

    Jobs

  • The Magazine Group is looking for a seasoned, hands-on technology editor with a keen interest in information technology to work on a solid magazine with emphasis on higher education.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Product Manager, New Product Development and a Broadcast Recording Technician.

  • The American Society for Training & Development is looking for an
    Associate Editor.

  • EEI Communications is looking for Editors.

  • A leading journalism organization is looking for a Webmaster.

  • The National Association of Realtors is looking for a Web Content Strategist.

  • The Hill is looking for an Advertising executive.

  • National Association of Manufacturers is looking for a Web Designer and a Corporate Communications Specialist.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Morning Reading List, 08.01.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • An ABC release announced “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was back in the top spot for the week of July 23-27, ranking #1 among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. This marks the thirteenth time in fourteen weeks that ‘World News’ has finished first in these categories. The ABC broadcast averaged 7.53 million Total Viewers and a 1.8/8 among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 360,000 Total Viewers and 130,000 key demo viewers.”

  • TVNewser reports, “MSNBC has now beaten CNN four weeks straight in the 25-54 sales prime demo. An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser ‘this is the first time MSNBC has beaten CNN for the month in six years (August 2001).’ For the month, MSNBC had 195,000 viewers in sales prime, CNN had 189,000.”

  • “The nation’s effort to combat terrorism was not the biggest story last week, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from July 22-27. That designation went to the 2008 Presidential campaign, which filled 12% of the newshole, and was fueled by the July 23 CNN/YouTube debate. The continuing showdown between the Democratic-led Congress and beleaguered attorney general Alberto Gonzales was the second-biggest story at 6%.”

  • Last month we told you to check out The Charm Offensive with Alex Daniels from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AOL’s Geordie Grindle, AARP editor Meg Guroff and CQ’s Chris Lehmann. Well, Daniels is back again, this time with her other band, Julie Ocean. Along with Terry Banks from Fleishman Hilliard, Jim Spellman at CNN and Hunter Bennet from Esquire, Julie Ocean is playing Thursday night at The Black Cat.

  • OffTheBus, a collaboration between Huffington Post and New Assignment, is showing “PressThink readers how pro-am journalism is developing in NewAssignment.Net’s second major project. At this stage — two weeks in — we’re still establishing blogging standards for open platform campaign journalism. The instructions steer away from a rigid divide between news and opinion, replacing it with posts that make an original contribution vs. those that don’t because not enough went into them.”

  • E&P’s Steve Outing writes, “For consumers of news and searchers of information, these are heady times. Yet there’s a huge downside to this abundance: How as consumers do we know if we can trust what we read? How do we know if it’s balanced, or serving someone’s narrow agenda?”

  • Variety takes a look at Joanne Lipman, who “after landing the highest post ever held by a woman at the Wall Street Journal,” she “did the unthinkable: She left.”

  • PRWeek writes, “It seems counterintuitive that HuffPo — once pigeonholed as the ‘liberal Drudge Report,’ now evolving into a full-fledged online news and opinion clearinghouse — could play host to the musings of business leaders who would not be surprised to find their capitalist predilections railed against by the site’s commenters. However, the two-year-old site, which Technorati ranks as one of the top five blogs on the Web, is aggressively pushing to establish itself as a premier national forum for thoughts and opinions of all stripes.”

  • MSNBC ‘The Big Story In July’

  • Inside Higher Ed reports, “NSSE has just asked all of the colleges that participated at least once in the last three years (a total of about 1,000 four-year institutions) for permission to release five benchmark scores from the engagement survey’s report for their institutions to USA Today, which may place the data online. Both NSSE and USA Today have stressed that they are not trying to create a new ranking system, and that institutions would not be ranked. Rather, the effort is an attempt to provide more ‘meaningful indicators’ about colleges that students and parents could use.”

  • Variety reports, “With her sociopolitical website, Arianna Huffington wants to give voice to the face in the crowd. ‘There’s a kind of wisdom of the crowd that really is one of the great contributions online journalism can make,’ she says.”

    Jobs

  • Nonfiction author seeks part-time DC research assistant.

  • The Advisory Board Company is seeking an Associate Editor.

  • Need To Know News, LLC is looking for an administrative assistant.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Morning Reading List, 04.17.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Overwhelmingly, you think the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner/Weekend is sorta sad and pathetic.

  • Tom Shales on the national coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy.

  • Pew Research Center wants to test your news knowledge with this quiz.

  • To do tonight: “To celebrate Doublethink’s spring issue, join us for a launch party at the Science Club tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17th at 6 p.m. The editors and writers of the magazine will be there, so come by and raise a glass. The address is 1136 19th Street NW, and the nearest Metro stops are Farragut North on the Red Line and Farragut West on the Orange and Blue. We’ll be on the second floor. As always, there is no cover and there are beer, wine, and rail drink specials.”


  • The Extreme-ness catches an Imus oldie, but goodie.

  • Best-Informed Also View Fake News, Study Says

  • Norah O’Donnell has a baby shower and is pretty close to selecting “incredibly Irish” names.

  • The case against citizen journalism (from TNR, natch).
  • New York Times’s Kit Seelye takes a look at Conde Nast’s new Portfolio.

  • A reader points out that the “daily notebook from NEWSWEEK’s political team” hasn’t been updated in two weeks.

  • Portfolio calls “enigmatic asset manager” Bruce Sherman “the scariest guy in journalism.”

  • Portfolio editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman tells Jon Friedman, “We’re not comparing ourselves to anybody,” she said. “She underscored that Portfolio won’t seem like a ‘homework’ assignment.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Readers were the first to abandon U.S. newspapers. Then advertisers and investors. Now analysts are joining the exodus.”

  • AP reported that Daniel Pearl “was added to the 30,000 names etched on the Holocaust Memorial Wall” in Miami Beach on Sunday “to honor the American journalist who was abducted and killed by terrorists in 2002.”

  • A Pew nationwide survey shows, “Americans are no more or less likely now than in 1989 to be able to identify political leaders or know key details about major events in the news.”

  • Smithsonian Magazine is looking for a Six-Month Writing Intern.

  • Tom Curley, the chief executive of The Associated Press, explains “why the newspaper industry is so nervous — some say paranoid — about Yahoo and Google.”

  • Washington Whispers reports Gen. George Casey, the new Army chief of staff who has known Martha Raddatz “for years,” called her book, “Terrific job on the book … especially for a girl!”

  • AP’s David Bauder reports, “Democrats, Fox News Channel lock horns”

  • Washington Post reports, “Richard Dawkins, the famed Oxford scientist who had a bestseller with ‘The God Delusion,’ … recently he has ramped up his atheist message, further mixing his defense of evolution with his attack on belief.”

  • David Weinberger, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, warns that “A lot of the blogosphere does not make sense if viewed from the point of view of a business model.”

  • New York Times reports Al Jazeera English is now available on YouTube.

  • Media Week notes that the demise of TeenPeople.com “as a standalone raises questions about” the “sustainability” of an online only magazine.

  • Eat The Press looks at how Politico doesn’t let “the absence of actual facts get in the way of a story.”

  • New York Times reports that AOL Founder, Stephen M. Case, “plans to unveil his new company’s Web site for consumers, RevolutionHealth.com , which has built a growing audience since a test version went online in January.”

  • Washingtonian has chef/owner of Marcel’s, the French-Belgian dining room in Foggy Bottom, and the soon-to-open Brasserie Beck at 11th and K, Robert Wiedmaier participating in an online chat today at 11 a.m. You can submit questions here.

  • A tipster tells us, the “dude who resigned from the toledo blade under fire, once worked for the blade and pittsburgh post-gazette’s washington bureaus.”

  • A panel of journalists discussed the future of newspapers at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 8 conference March 31 in Clear Lake and found that the “future of newspapers uncertain.”

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko