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Posts Tagged ‘Judith Miller’

Morning Reading List, 07.04.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • It seems we can’t all be as lucky as those Hotline kids.

  • BBC Reporter Johnston Freed In Gaza

  • An ABC release announced, “For the just-completed 2nd quarter (April 2-July 1), ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. This marks ABC’s first across the board 2nd quarter win since 1996.”

  • A Media Research Center release announced, “This coming Saturday, July 7, NBC Universal will devote a record 75 hours of coverage to Al Gore’s ‘Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis,’ to raise awareness about the alleged global warming ‘crisis’ as defined by Gore. The coverage will air on seven NBC Universal-owned programs, and Today news anchor Ann Curry will host coverage during NBC’s primetime. The 75 hours of coverage constitutes unprecedented promotion of one side of a political issue, and the largest in-kind contribution to Al Gore should he decide to run for President in 2008.”

  • Would you spend over $2,000 to have lunch with Chris Matthews? More?’s auction ends tomorrow.

  • Gene Weingarten tries to break into the tough market of Peoria.

  • From the MRC: “Tune into C-SPAN 2 tomorrow, July 4th at 3:20 PM ET to watch the Media Research Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala in its entirety. Highlights of the gala, held this past March, include video of the DisHonors Award winners for the worst reporting of 2006.”

  • A reader writes in regarding this: “also on the spouces story, Dan Steinberg is married to Annys Shin.”

  • A Center for Public Integrity release announced, “The Center for Public Integrity on Tuesday released a license for the non-commercial use of its Media Tracker, a free online database at the heart of the Center’s ‘Well Connected’ project on media and telecommunications. This new license, featured on the Center’s Website, gives the public and organizations the freedom to copy, adapt and redistribute Media Tracker data at no charge.”

  • PC World reports, “It will be a while before the official numbers come in, but some Wall Street analysts say that Apple might have sold as many as 700,000 iPhones over the device’s opening weekend.”

  • The AP reports, “A school administrator who says he was ridiculed and harassed based on a bogus news story is suing. Lewiston School Superintendent Leon Levesque is seeking $75,000 in federal court in Portland to deter what his attorney Bernard J. Kubetz characterized as irresponsible reporting by Fox News Channel.”

  • Wonkette unveils a “new-ish” redesign.

  • “With the apparent demise of the immigration reform bill, a major Supreme Court decision on race, and a few natural disasters, last week was jammed with big news events. But nothing got the media’s attention like a couple of suspicious cars parked in London,” according to the PEJ News Coverage Index.

  • From a reader: “Turns out the Fizgerald probe landed only one person in jail — a journo, Judith Miller. Who’da thunk it?”

  • The New York Times reports, “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by The New York Times against the Justice and Defense Departments, saying classified documents the newspaper was seeking under the Freedom of Information Act were properly withheld.”

  • His Extremeness brings us “Top Ten Funniest Political And Media Quotes of 2007.”


  • National Journal is looking for a Fact Checker.

  • Fox is looking for a Supervising Producer and a Manager for Digital Media.

  • Newspaper Association of America is looking for a Technology Writer.

  • The Middle East Institute is looking for a Media and Outreach Assistant.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 06.01.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think tanning is not so much sexy, but cancer causing.

  • The Association of Health Care Journalists launched a new website.

  • Check out Norah O’Donnell on the forthcoming cover of Pregnancy magazine.

  • NPR Joins Appeal of Online Music Royalties

  • A reader tell us, “please note that the white house transcript referred to ‘Mr. Thomas.’ did helen get a sex change?”

  •’s Beta Site Is Online

  • SPECIAL REPORT: As Cuts Trim News Pages and Newsrooms — What Gets Lost?

  • We hear that hardly any Politico’ers went to their own party at Lounge 201 Wednesday night.

  • This year’s BookExpo speech by Alan Greenspan “is off-limits to recording devices. Instead, the Maestro will speak directly to booksellers and publishing types — aided by an onstage Q&A conducted by his wife, NBC newswoman Andrea Mitchell.”

    <LI>”The Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health

  • A CNN release announced that for the network’s New Hampshire debates the first hour will have the “candidates address questions from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, WMUR-TV political director Scott Spradling and New Hampshire Union Leader State House bureau chief Tom Fahey. In the second hour, candidates move from behind their lecterns to the front of the stage to field queries directly from an audience of more than 100 undecided registered voters.”

  • Are there no more standards in journalism?

  • Cox Newspapers reports, “While President Bush is in Europe next week for G8 meetings and several other stops, Press Secretary Tony Snow will remain stateside to talk to conservatives about the immigration bill backed by the president. Snow said his exact schedule remains a work in progress, but he will head out from Washington to speak at several events and on radio shows around the country.”

  • Luxury mags: So hot right now.

  • “The editors of Poynter Online have asked the Tidbits team to publish a series of posts exploring each of the winning projects and ideas” from the Knight News Challenge. “We’ll focus on what’s journalistically new or different about each project, how the grantees are getting started, why they think they were selected, likely opportunities and pitfalls — and questions that the grantees have for you, Tidbits readers!”

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “Isn’t former New York Times reporter Jeff Gerth writing the definitive book about Hillary Clinton sort of like Judith Miller deciding to write the definitive book about Iraq’s WMDs? It just doesn’t add up.”

  • “Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham graces the cover of Capitol File this season and confesses that she was thisclose to beating everyone’s favorite Hardballer on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ of all things. ‘I almost beat Chris Matthews on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy.’ He took me in the end, but I came close. He got me on opera; he knows everything about opera.’”

  • Book TV on C-SPAN2 announced today live coverage of BookExpo America starting at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday. C-SPAN also announced plans to air two, live “Road to the White House” events from Des Moines, Iowa starting today at 3:30 pm with an hour-long town hall with Sen. John McCain and employees at the Des Moines-based Nationwide Insurance Company.

  • The Bivings Report’s Steve Petersen has the details on Wednesday night’s journalism workshop at the Cleveland Park Library where “Nationally known writer and photographer Bill Adler and former MSNBC chief Washington correspondent turned freelance multimedia journalist Brock Meeks pitched the citizen driven hyper local news site NowPublic to attendees.”

  • A reader writes, “The pole-vaulter story ran the day after a holiday. The only surprise is that anybody would be surprised that the bar is lower for A1 stories the day-after a slow news day.”

  • PRWeek reports, “FAIR faces proposition of critiquing mainstream media, while also seeking coverage in such outlets.”


  • The Townsend Group is looking for a National Sales Manager.

  • National PR firm is looking for a Senior Account Executive/Account Manager.

  • Island Press is looking for a E-Content Editor.

  • Home Front Communications is looking for a Media Relations Specialist.

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

  • Journos Heading To Court

    From “In CIA leak case, reporters will be key witnesses“:

      Prosecutors want to show that Libby lied to investigators about his conversations with journalists regarding outed CIA officer Valerie Plame, and they are expected to rely on former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper and NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert to make their case.