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UMD’s Knight Center Closing at EOY

Dean Kevin Klose of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism announced today that the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland will cease operations at the end of the year.

“The rapid changes in news media technology and economics require new thinking. This move will enable us to focus fully on designing new approaches to the challenges of 21st-century journalism,” said Klose.

According to statement issues by UMD, the Knight Center was founded 22 years ago and has provided seminars and specialized educational fellowships to more than 2,700 journalists from more than 500 news organizations.

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NPR Prez of Past Named UMD Dean of Journalism

Former NPR President Kevin Klose has been named the new dean of UMD’s school of journalism. UMD’s Diamondback Online says:

Klose will oversee the journalism school as it revamps its curriculum to prepare students for the changing demands of the journalism industry, including a growing focus on digital and multimedia reporting.

Klose also worked at Wapo for 25 years and has co-authored five books.

Morning Reading List, 08.27.08

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Morning Reading List, 04.16.07

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  • You think we will all soon forget “Imus-gate” and move on.

  • Marc Fisher on Imus

  • NPR News will offer live anchored broadcast coverage and audio streaming of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Department of Justice Oversight on Tuesday, April 17. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

  • Deb Howell on journalists and betting pools.

  • To the tipster who asked: “Did Washingtonian mag. ever hire a managing editor?” No.

  • From a Post “Editor’s Note“:

      We’ve redesigned the Sunday section, adding real estate coverage to help you with the biggest purchase you are likely to make. We’ve also added excerpts from our blogs, expanded the Week Ahead calendar and created a new format for Steven Pearlstein’s Sunday Briefing on Pages 2 and 3.

  • Jim VandeHei: “News future is tied to the Web

  • DCRTV “hears that the Q&A Cafe media newsmaker interviews conducted by Nathan’s Of Georgetown owner Carol Joynt will soon be seen on DC’s Comcast system via City Cable Channel 16.”

  • On April 10 & 11 American University’s Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property hosted a panel on copyright challenges for hosts of user-generated content. Much of the discussion at was based on the results of new research on user practices that the Center for Social Media has just completed.

  • The International Center for Journalists is hosting a public panel on “Immigration and the 2008 Elections: Are We Victims to Political Spin?” on Wednesday, April 18 at the National Press Club.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Online Video Producer for NPR.org. NPR is also looking for a Associate Producer for OnAir
    Fundraising & Promotion
    , an Editor for Morning Edition, a Supervising Senior Editor for the National Desk and a Development Assistant.

  • EEI Communications is looking for freelance copy writers.

  • Marine Corp Times is looking for a Deputy News Editor.

  • SourceMedia is looking for a Financial Reporter for The Bond Buyer.

  • Oxfam America is looking for a Press Officer.

  • A Washington DC based publication is looking for an experienced Copy Editor for a LongTerm Project.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Deputy Editor for CQ Weekly Report and a General Manager.

  • Voice of America is looking for a writer.

  • PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of April 1-6 shows, “The Iranian hostage situation and the argument over Iraq policy were hot topics on the cable and radio talk shows last week.”

  • Author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses his book Fighting for Air, at the National Press Club May 3, 2007 6:30 p.m.

  • Kevin Klose, president of National Public Radio, will speak on the future of international news in the U.S. media at 5:30 p.m. on an April 19, 2007 conference at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

  • USA TODAY announced last week “that its USATODAY.com website saw a substantial increase in traffic and registered users following the re-launch of the site.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “A dozen companies that own about 250 daily newspapers are preparing to expand a ground-breaking partnership with Yahoo Inc. to share advertising and editorial content, several newspaper executives familiar with the situation said.”

  • Market Watch reports Gannett, “the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, said it is selling the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin; the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star; the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, NY; and The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W. Va. The transaction is expected to close at the end of April.”

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko

  • Morning Reading List, 04.13.07

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  • You think NBC should not have dropped Imus.
  • From a tipster: “check out sudarsan r’s front page first person piece in today’s washpost. it’s incredible.”
  • From a tipster: “Re: to drop Imus or to not drop Imus. All the handwringing of late overlooks an important point: Imus isn’t funny. Why doesn’t the DC press corps acknowledget his point? Or would it just underscore our ongoing insecurities and competitive nature? DC press vying to go on his show reminded me of the odd couple in high school. The hot, straight-A student who dated the dumb jock. She had nothing in common with him. But she lacked the self-confidence to ignore the high school social structure. Popularity trumped common sense. Did anyone who went on Imus REALLY think he was funny or interesting or worth the hype? Or did they just find pleasure in the attention?”
  • A few readers wrote in about Ana Marie Cox’s recent piece in time. Said one: “How does someone who essentially made her name by writing about ‘ass fucking’ moralize about ‘childish crudeness?’” Gawker says, “Ana Marie Cox’s Damascene conversion involves the voice of Imus saying ‘nappy-headed hos.’”
  • “Let us drink to unspeakable pleasures, Madam Speaker” is leading the caption contest with “Dalia, let me give you my surgeon’s number. He can fix that” in a close second.
  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” was number one in “the key demographics women, men and adults” for April 8. “Among the key demographic adults 25-54, the NBC program had
    a 1.1 rating, +38% more than CBS’ 0.8, a +57% lead over ABC’s 0.7, and +175% more than FOX’s 0.4 rating.”

  • An ABC release announced that “Nightline” beat CBS “Late Night with David Letterman” “in both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic” for the week of April 2. The last time “Nightline” beat “Letterman” “in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 was September 4, 2006. In addition, ‘Nightline’ grew week-to-week in Total Viewers. ‘Letterman’ aired original programming last week.”
  • The Gallup Organization is looking for Internet Webcast Producer.
  • His Extremeness asks, “Is Dana Perino Ahead Or Behind The Laugher Curve?”
  • Romenesko gives us an Imus round-up:
    • Los Angeles Times: “The radio host should have been fired long before his racist remarks about Rutgers’ women’s basketball team.”
    • Time: “The Imus Fallout: Who Can Say What?”
    • New York Times: “This Time, the Shock Jock’s Sidekick Couldn’t Shield the Boss”
    • Newsweek: “The Ugly Truth”
    • EJ Dionne on “Saying No To Fox News.”
    • AJR: “Kicked to the Curb”
    • Slate: “Pullout Method: How fast can Don Imus’ sponsors get away?”
  • “CBS is announcing the creation of the CBS Interactive Audience Network, which will include new content deals with online distributors including AOL, Microsoft, CNET, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, and Brightcove, among others. All content will be supported by advertising and free to the consumer.”
  • Bloomberg reports, “Cable giant Comcast is buying online movie-ticket seller Fandango and says the companies will create a new Web site for viewing films and television shows. The new Fancast.com will start in the summer and allow users to view shows on demand on television, the Internet or mobile devices.”
  • YouTube to Post Presidential Candidate Videos
  • Chicago Tribune reports, “InfoWorld, a 29-year-old computer magazine, is publishing its final print copies. Death is attributed to plummeting print revenues and declining readership. The magazine’s online version, however, is thriving. Killing off print to focus on online is seen as a growing trend.”
  • Reuters reports, “New York Times Co. investors should not expect the Sulzberger family to change the way it runs the company despite pressure to scrap its dual-class share structure, says advisor Steven Rattner of the Quadrangle Group. Going private would only create new problems, he says.”
  • “Technorati, a blog search and ranking site, is acquiring The Personal Bee, a news aggregator that lets people organize and share content around specific topics.”
  • New York Times reports, “CBS News plans to install a new level of editorial oversight to its Web site since revelations that the CBS anchor Katie Couric read a plagiarized commentary on the site last week. CBS News execs say they are stunned that anyone would so blatantly copy someone else’s work.”
  • “A new report from Nielsen/NetRatings reveals that network Web sites are seeing much of their traffic from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with NBC.com leading the rankings.” Also, B&C reports, “NBC affiliates are expected to get a new media player on their Web sites this summer.”
  • From a reader: “Re Obama. Obama likes Cameron a lot. When Obama made his first trip to New Hampshire, he basically told Obama’s people that their preparations were inadequate — telling them to double the size of venues booked, etc. He was right. And I understand that Obama made a point of thanking him during the trip.”
  • Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “High-profile candidates and the accelerated pace of the 2008 presidential election campaign have drawn the public into the race earlier than in past election cycles.”
  • DCRTV reports, “A WAMU source tells someone who tells DCRTV that the American University public radio news talker has ‘lost their last reporter. They have a news director with no news staff.’”
  • Also from DCRTV: “The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against CNN, upholding unfair labor practice charges by the National Association Of Broadcast Employees And Technicians-CWA, contending that the cable network illegally tore up union contracts for field camera crews and other technical workers serving its DC and NYC news bureaus in 2003.”
  • NBC announced, “The NBC News Broadcast is the Only Network Evening Newscast Honored with the Prestigious Award.”
  • Dean Starkman asks, “What Would The Audit Do?”

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