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Weekend Show Preview – 7.27.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 20 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hillary Clinton on ”Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and CFR president Richard Haass on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.20.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 13 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Full lineups have yet to be announced across the board, but highlights thus far: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on “Fox News Sunday” and Juan Orlando Hernández, president of Honduras on “Al Punto.”

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Reel Journalism: “Nothing but the Truth”

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Pictured from left are Nick Clooney, Floyd Abrams, and John Watson.
(Photo credit: Jeff Watts, American University)

“Nothing But the Truth,” a 2008 feature film inspired by the experiences of New York Times reporter Judith Miller during the Valerie Plame-CIA leak scandal, was the first film screened for the 2009-2010 Reel Journalism Film Series-presented by American University’s School of Communication and the Newseum, Monday night at AU’s Greenberg Theatre.

The film boasts an ensemble cast including Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett, Noah Wyle, and David Schwimmer. Even though it addresses a timely topic and received rave reviews at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, Nothing But the Truth never received a theatrical release because its distributor filed for bankruptcy.

“There may be more people in this room about to see the movie than have seen it in this country,” joked Floyd Abrams, the preeminent constitutional law expert who argued for the New York Times and Miller in the Plame CIA leak grand jury investigation.

Abrams was a technical adviser for the film and also had a cameo role as the judge who sends a journalist (Beckinsale) to jail when she refuses to reveal her sources to a special prosecutor (Dillon). Abrams, along with First Amendment expert and AU professor John Watson, were the panelists discussing the film before the screening with host Nick Clooney.

Morning Reading List, 01.30.09

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Morning Reading List, 11.12.08

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Morning Reading List, 08.08.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.25.08

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Morning Reading List, 03.05.08

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  • Visiting the Newseum at some point is on most of your to-do lists.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • FishbowlLA’s Tiny Dupuy makes a visit to D.C..

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Reuters reports, “Lawyers who represented book publisher Judith Regan in a $100 million lawsuit against News Corp sued her on Monday, saying she did not reimburse them for fees and cut them out of her settlement payment.”

  • “Hillary Clinton’s complaints about a pro-Barack Obama media tilt helped prompt examinations of Obama’s record and catapulted him to a first-place finish in the competition for media exposure the week of Feb. 25-March 2, according to a Project for Excellence study of campaign coverage.”

  • Crain’s New York reports, “Under a new Wall Street Journal policy revealed to staffers last week, authors such as Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden — whose series of articles on the college admissions process led to his critically-acclaimed book, The Price of Admission — would have to fork over some of their book proceeds to none other than Rupert Murdoch himself.”

  • War and Peace offers reaction to The Washington Post’s piece titled “We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?”

  • SABEW announced,Floyd Norris, The New York Times’s chief financial correspondent, will receive the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) at its 45th annual conference in Baltimore, Md., on April 28.”

  • His Extreme-ness shares “a couple of fascinating tidbits from the Post’s preview of the Newseum grand opening”

  • “Politico’s tussle with Obama campaign shines light on how sausage gets made.”

  • Dana Milbank writes, “It took many months and the mockery of ‘Saturday Night Live’ to make it happen, but the lumbering beast that is the press corps finally roused itself from its slumber Monday and greeted Barack Obama with a menacing growl. The day before primaries in Ohio and Texas that could effectively seal the Democratic presidential nomination for him, a smiling Obama strode out to a news conference at a veterans facility here. But the grin was quickly replaced by the surprised look of a man bitten by his own dog. Reporters from the Associated Press and Reuters went after him for his false denial that a campaign aide had held a secret meeting with Canadian officials over Obama’s trade policy. A trio of Chicago reporters pummeled him with questions about the corruption trial this week of a friend and supporter. The New York Post piled on with a question about him losing the Jewish vote.”

  • New York Daily News reports, “Angry Barack Obama bombarded by media”

  • Rush and Malloy write, “Power lawyer Robert Bennett got to be one of Washington’s top litigators by knowing how to keep his cool. But the highly paid scandal-fixer barely conceals his rage toward some people in his new memoir, ‘In the Ring.’ Bennett heaps scorn on New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in the chapter in which he recalls his defense of Times reporter Judith Miller, who went to jail rather than reveal her sources in reporting on CIA operative Valerie Plame.”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer asks, “As a leading indicator of the newspaper biz’s health, what does the chain’s bad news portend for the rest of the industry?”

  • Washington Times’s Joseph Curl reports, McCain skewers pork for press.

  • The New York Sun reports, “It’s not every day that one finds a tax policy argument in the world-famous gossip column of the New York Post, but there it was yesterday in ‘Page Six’: The news was that the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., had sold his Upper West Side apartment to his wife for $3.25 million for what a Times spokeswoman described as ‘estate-planning purposes.’”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer asks, “As a leading indicator of the newspaper biz’s health, what does the chain’s bad news portend for the rest of the industry?”

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    TV

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ won the February 2008 sweep in total viewers and homes. For the sweep, ‘Nightly News’ averaged 9.532 million total viewers.” Also, NBC announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of February 25, 2008. The Williams-led newscast averaged 9.171 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “For the just-completed February Sweep, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Adults 25-54, averaging a 2.4/9 and 2.96 million. This marks the second consecutive February Sweep that ‘World News’ has placed first among key demo viewers. It is also the fourth time in five sweeps periods the ABC broadcast has won among Adults 25-54. Among Total Viewers, ‘World News’ averaged 9.28 million.”

  • Crain’s New York reports, “For the past few months, people across the United States have taken part in a closely fought contest, full of twists and turns, that has finally produced an unexpected winner. That’s right: There’s a new front-runner in the cable news race. Buoyed by a historic Democratic primary season that has drawn new voters—and new viewers — CNN’s prime-time audience of 25- to 54-year-olds soared 150% in February over year-earlier levels. The boost gave the Time Warner-owned channel its first victory over the Fox News Channel in six years.”

  • We hear NewsChannel 8 would not air last week’s Q&A Cafe interview with NBC 4′s meteorologist Bob Ryan, because they consider him the competition. The program will, however, air on DC Cable/TV 16 this Friday, because they don’t think of him as competition. The full interview is now available on YouTube.

  • Bloomberg reports, “A federal regulator today called for an investigation into why an Alabama television station lost its signal as the CBS News program ’60 Minutes’ aired a segment questioning the jailing of a former Democratic governor.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Forbes.com reports, “The value of merger and acquisition deals in the U.S. media industry could reach record levels in 2008 if pending mega deals like Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo! are completed, PriceWaterhouseCoopers said in a report released Monday.”

  • E&P reports, “Earlier this month, Kiyoshi Martinez started an experimental website that gives journalists a chance to vent their feelings about their profession and their work lives. And have they ever. AngryJournalist.com is a simple yet powerful concept: a gripe board where journalists are asked to say what’s making them angry today. It’s the modern-day equivalent of the anonymous suggestion box in the company lunchroom. All posts to the site are anonymous. Everything submitted goes through Martinez, who screens out trolls and spammers and non-relevant stuff.”

  • The Horses Mouth reports, “Most Media Observers Side With Hillary Campaign Claim That Press Has Been Harder On Her”

  • “Yeas & Nays has learned that the Center for American Progress’ Grant Ginder was recently ghost-writing for gossip Web site TMZ.com.”

  • NPR’s On The Media reports, “Campaign correspondents tread a narrow path between political analysis and outright prognostication. Once quick to predict the future (Google these words: wrong about New Hampshire), are reporters now more circumspect? And is all coverage created equal? New York Magazine’s John Heilemann weighs in.”

  • Mark Glaser asks, “I struggle nearly every week with an identity problem: Am I a blogger or a journalist? Most times, I can take the easy way out and think of myself as the nouveau blogger/journalist or journalist/blogger — but which one comes first? nags my inner pigeon-holer.”

  • The Weekly Standard asks, “Who Lost James Fallows?” And, “It was sort of stunning to listen to, and the response from the Defense official was not unlike Tony Snow’s famous quip to Helen Thomas, ‘Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view.’ Whatever angst the left once had about these calls, they can rest assured that the propaganda isn’t going from the Pentagon to the bloggers, but vice versa.”

  • Hot Air.com reports, “It’s only the first day of the Tony Rezko trial, testimony has yet to be heard, and already the press has gotten to Barack Obama. Faced with a new focus on his ties to the defendant in a corruption case and exposed missteps in his NAFTA dance, Obama stalked out of a press conference with questions ringing in his ears”

  • MSNBC’s First Read reports, “Obama Tangles with the Press”

  • Politico’s Chris Frates reports, “The oh-so-unhip world of business trade associations took a small shot at edginess Monday when nearly a dozen groups launched the blog BizCentral.org, aimed at Washington’s influencers.”

  • CQ Politics reports,Mike McConnell’s Temporary Spokesman Has a Full-Time Job”

  • Portfolio reports, “Digging Digg’s Grave? Changes to the popular content-ranking website threaten to alienate its most dedicated users.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • MinOnline reports, “This Friday (March 7), ‘USA Today’ Gives Readers ‘Openair.’”

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    BOOKS

  • A release announced, “Oxford University economist Paul Collier has won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), Judith Gelber, chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board”

  • The father and son team of Lou and Carl Cannon wrote Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy. Check out the New York Times review here.

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    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • Playbook reports, “ABC’s Ann Compton, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, shows both experience and judgment in announcing the menu for this year’s dinner, which features a rejuvenated and expanded scholarship program: spiced tenderloin, followed by white chocolate drowning in raspberries.”

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    JOBS

  • National Geographic News is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • SIGNAL Magazine is looking for a Managing Editor.

  • The Roanoke Times is looking for a Healthcare Reporter.

  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism is looking for an Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism, a Knight Visiting Professor in Digital Innovation and a Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism.

  • Alliance for School Choice is looking for a Grant Writer for Major DC Nonprofit, Education Reform.

  • Sidwell Friends School is looking for a Director of Publications.

  • Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC is seeking experienced reporter.

  • The Daily Press is looking for a Features reporter and an Education Reporter.

  • The Seattle Times is looking for a Washington, D.C. reporter.

  • PBS is seeking talented candidates for the position of Digital Producer.

  • Arcom Publishing, Inc. is looking for an Ad Layout Coordinator.

  • Patuxent Publishing Co. is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.

  • American Architectural Foundation is looking for a Communications Manager.

  • The World Bank is looking for someone in Communications/Public Affairs.

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  • Miller: Spotted!

    That was Judith Miller covering a Homeland Security hearing on the Senate side Monday. She’s working on a piece for City Journal. Naturally, she wore her sunglasses inside and made sure to re-apply some lipstick during the hearing.

    Morning Reading List, 10.26.07

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  • You guys are old school. You have a landline at home.

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, October 21 in all categories across the nation and in Washington, D.C.”
  • Comcast announced, “John Conwell Named Regional Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast’s Potomac Region.” Also, David Lucoff is the new regional vice president of sales and marketing for its Potomac Region covering parts of MD, DC and VA.

  • New York Times reports, “In the summer of 2006, as Israeli and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon were clashing, Bob Woodruff desperately wished to fly there to report for ABC News. Never mind that it had been less than six months since a roadside explosion in Iraq pocked his brain with shrapnel and other debris, almost killing him.”

  • FEMA Meets the Press, Which Happens to Be . . . FEMA

  • FCC’s Copps Calls for News Corp.-Wall Street Journal Inquiry

  • FNC Demands McCain Pull Ad

  • Swezey makes all-time money list on ‘Jeopardy!’

  • Mainstream Blogs Open Floodgates for Political Coverage

  • Swelling Portfolio: Mag’s Ads Are Gaining While Editorial Is Waning

  • Tom DeFrank looks back on the Nixon years.

  • Forbes reports, “Dow Jones changed hands faster than anyone might have imagined. Could The New York Times be next on the takeover list? Forbes editor Matt Miller asked the four investors on the private equity panel at Forbes 2nd annual MEET conference whether they felt that The New York Times Co. was ripe for a takeover. Three out of four said yes.”

  • Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro reports, “Now many Comcast customers are anxious after reading the Associated Press report last week that the cable-modem service interferes with the BitTorrent file-sharing program. The news has put the Philadelphia-based corporation in an awkward spot and brought the network neutrality debate back to life, just when it seemed that the issue was dead in Washington.”

  • New York Daily News reports, “Whether or not Howard Stern is the king of all media, he’s definitely king of satellite radio. Arbitron has released its first-ever ratings for XM and Sirius, covering April-June 2007, and they show that in an average week, 1,225,000 listeners at some point heard Stern.”

  • Street Sense reports, “So our trusty intern reporter Melanie Lidman was out covering Mayor Fenty’s announcement of the closing of DC Village, a family emergency shelter, yesterday. The Washington Post reporter next to her had forgotten her camera. So Melanie, generous soul that she is, agreed to have her photographs used by the Post for its own story. The Post, however? Not so generous. There was no money in the budget to pay Melanie for the photo, she was told. So Melanie made the best call she could. As she put it, “Not getting paid for your freelance work: negative $50. Seeing your grandmother’s face when she opens the newspaper: priceless :) .”

  • Salon offers Sidney Blumenthal’s afterword for a reissue of Walter Lippman’s ‘Liberty and the News,’ to be published this month by Princeton University Press.

  • Wired reports, “Against market trends, Dzanc Books is a small publisher poised to succeed, hiring staff and expanding quickly. And that may be because it sprouted from a blog rather than a traditional printing press, and it is certainly web-savvy.”

  • Washington Post reports, “What Hollywood is calling ‘the Judith Miller movie’ is now filming on location here, but prepare yourselves: Some changes are being made to the story inspired by the outing of a CIA agent. For starters, in the movie Judith Miller is no longer Judith Miller of the New York Times, but Rachel Armstrong of the Washington Capital Sun. And while the real Judith Miller may be remembered as a stylish, slightly scary reporter of 59, headed off to jail in a quilted black jacket and tortoise-frame sunglasses, in the movie she is a sizzling Kate Beckinsale, 34, dressed in a, shall we say, form-fitting skirt.”

  • The Idaho Stateman reports, “Four months before his arrest in a men’s room sex sting, Sen. Larry Craig hired a criminal lawyer for advice on whether he could sue the Idaho Statesman over its investigation into longstanding rumors that he engaged in gay sex, a spokesman said Wednesday.”

  • E&P reports, “A press conference was held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Inquirer to announce that it has added former Sen. Rick Santorum to its stable of columnists.”

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, “In a wide-ranging presentation Wednesday, Robert Iger said the best way to fight digital piracy is to go on the offensive and that big media companies are undervalued on Wall Street.”

  • The Associated Press reports, “Parents have become more ambivalent about the Internet, with a new study finding fewer of them considering it good for their children.”

  • Info World reports, “More than half of U.S. residents want the government to regulate Internet video in some way, according to a poll released Wednesday.”

  • Reuters reports, “Two U.S. senators on Wednesday threatened to introduce bipartisan legislation that would block the U.S. Federal Communication Commission from acting quickly to ease rules governing media ownership.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable-television company, fell the most in five years in Nasdaq trading after adding fewer phone and Internet subscribers than analysts estimated amid a slump in home sales.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Former entertainment mogul Barry Diller said Wednesday that when it comes to the disruptive power of the Internet, incumbent media companies still “don’t get it,” with the possible exception of News Corp.”

  • Fortune reports, “Merrill Lynch all but hung a ‘For Sale’ sign today on its 20 percent holding of Bloomberg LP, the financial information company.”

  • Smart Money reports, “Tribune Co. said it agreed to sell two Connecticut newspapers, the Greenwich Time and the Advocate of Stamford, to Hearst Corp. for $62.4 million. The sale, expected to close in the next few weeks, comes five months after the Chicago-based media company’s $73 million deal to sell the papers to Gannett Co. (GCI) was scrapped following an arbitrator’s ruling that the sale of the Advocate would have violated a union contract.”

  • “The Vanity Fair Oscar-night party, held at Mortons for the past 14 years, is changing its venue to Craft in Century City,” reports Variety.

  • The Guardian unveiled a new MediaGuardian website. “Breaking media news remains at the heart of what we do, as it has done for the seven years since the MediaGuardian website launched, on September 5 2000.”
  • Stars and Stripes reports, “Stars and Stripes served as a conduit for money to promote America Supports You, but the newspaper did not spend any of its own funds on the program, a Stripes official confirmed on Tuesday.”

  • PJNet reports,Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News columnist, has been on a two-year journey to figure out the fate of journalism. At first it was out of self-preservation, but now he has come to see the future of journalism — and he is very optimistic.”

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “News about the dangers of an antibiotic-resistant staph infection (MRSA) caught the public’s attention last week. More than a quarter of Americans paid very close attention to this story and 18% listed it as the news story they followed most closely — placing it at the top of the weekly news interest index. Women were particularly interested in the story. The national news media covered the MRSA story, but overall coverage lagged behind public interest.”

  • Washingtonian reports, “The 150 most influential people in business, culture, real estate, religion, education, law, and more. Plus—Washington’s hidden power, stars of tomorrow, and places where powerful people live, play, and eat.”

  • The Associated Press reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said Thursday its third-quarter loss widened as sales through retail outlets slowed and the company faced increased costs related to its planned acquisition by smaller rival Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.”

  • Ad Age reports on, “The Nine Lives of Newspapers”

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  • Examiner Newspapers is looking for a Designer with eye for fashion.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for an Insurance News Reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Schedules Researcher.

  • InterMedia Survey Institute is looking for an Online Managing Editor.

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