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NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

NYT ran an op-ed Sunday by President Obama and has actually decided not to charge syndication clients who want to run the piece after some complaints from editorial page editors.

TV

Fox News was the second most-watched basic cable channel in primetime last week, only behind USA. FNC was 5th overall in Total Day viewership. MSNBC was 24th in primetime and 32nd in Total Day. CNN ranked 26th in prime and 23rd in Total Day. And Glenn Beck, in particular, had a great week, ratings-wise.

Also, a good week for MSNBC in primetime.

Gail Shister profiles CNN’s Michael Ware for TVNewser.

RADIO

NPR has selected the three budding journos who will participate in a year-long intensive training and reporting program at NPR and member stations- congrats to Carolyn Beeler, Habiba Nosheen and Sam Sanders. More at FishbowlNY.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Earlier this week former deputy press secretary to Presidents Nixon and Ford Jerry Warren said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs can be “too jovial about serious things.” Now, the Daily Beast’s Lee Siegel calls Gibbs “smug.” Poor guy can’t win.

From Esquire: How to Field Questions Like the President.

NEWS NOTES

NJ reports former ABC newsman John Miller, whose also had stints with the NYPD and LAPD, is leaving his public affairs role at the FBI to help lead reform efforts for the intelligence community. NJ’s sources say Miller will move to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

IN MEMORIAM

Obituaries for Robert Novak in NYT, WaPo, WSJ, Slate, the Chicago Sun-Times and Newsweek.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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