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Morning Reading List, 02.27.08

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  • It is close, but most of you think that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski do like each other off camera.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • A tipster tells us that The Washington Times’ Greg Lopes has joined PhRMA’s press shop.

  • Ed Morrissey writes on Captain’s Quarters, “Today brings exciting news and an end to a time in my life that has proven far more successful than I ever dreamed. Beginning on March 1, I will begin working for Michelle Malkin, a friend, mentor, and writer I have long admired. She has offered me a position as writer at Hot Air, and my blogging will appear exclusively there.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Rachel Sklar looks into the media’s “Drumbeat For A Hillary Exit” (and fact checks Richard Cohen while she’s at it).

  • TheStreet.com reports, “The Ochs-Sulzberger family managed to cling to their control over the New York Times last year, but they may not be able to keep dissidents off the publisher’s board of directors this time around. Scott Galloway of investment firm Firebrand Partners, with financial backing from activist hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, has hired D.F. King, a proxy solicitation firm, to press its case with New York Times shareholders in the lead-up to the company’s annual meeting on April 22, according to a source familiar with the matter.”

  • E&P reports, “As Pulitzer Prize jurors prepare to gather next week in New York to sift through hundreds of submissions and find three finalists in each of the 14 journalism categories to nominate for the full board to consider in a month, speculation is mounting over which entries have the best chance. … Some news events, such as the Virginia Tech massacre and the Minnesota bridge collapse, give a clear breaking news advantage to papers near those stories. A handful of investigative and in-depth projects, including several China-related probes, are also top contenders, based on interviews with a few jurors and a look at the other major awards already announced.”

  • The Horses Mouth reports, John Solomon’s Washington Times Presents The Next Obama Smear: Military ‘Fears’ Him”

  • Slate’s Michael Kinsley writes about his “apparent concern about the appearance of the possibility of the appearance of a possible affair.”

  • Cox’s Ken Herman reports, “Today’s installment in one of Washington’s best long-running shows: Hearst Newspapers’ Helen Thomas vs. whoever happens to be in the White House. The topic was President Bush’s insistence on lawsuit immunity for telecommunications companies that cooperated in the federal government’s program to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists. Ms. Thomas, as she has for several weeks, wanted White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to explain why immunity is needed. If the companies did nothing wrong, Ms. Thomas argued, they have nothing to fear in a court of law.”

  • The Nation reports, “Evidently the editors of the New York Times have taken leave of their senses. There can be no other explanation for putting a story on the front page of their newspaper speculating about Barack Obama’s being assassinated. The Times is beginning to make it a practice of running news-free stories on its front page. Most of them are harmless, but this one is sickening.”

  • Huffington Post reports, “Clinton Campaign Response To New York Times Rejected”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell writes, “A Veterans Charity Cries Foul”

  • U.S. News’ Paul Bedard shows us a little local activism goes a long way.

  • Politico reports, “Obama stiffs, stifles national press”

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    TV

  • Tucker vs. Clinton Campaign Again on MSNBC

  • FCC ready to intervene on Web access

  • An ABC release announced, “‘World News with Charles Gibson’ averaged 9.21 million Total Viewers and a 2.4/8 among Adults 25-54 during the week of February 18-22. For the week, ‘World News’ placed first in the Adult 25-54 rating (2.4), tying NBC’s ‘Nightly News.’ For the seventh consecutive week, “World News” won among Women 25-54 (2.7/9).”

  • A NBC release 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 18, 2008. The Williams-led newscast averaged 9.627 million total viewers”

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  • CJR reports, “Which of Tim Russert’s expert roundtablers did he turn to first on yesterday’s Meet the Press to discuss PlagiarismGate (the Clinton campaign’s making hay of Barack Obama borrowing phrases from Gov. Deval Patrick)? Russert turned first to Doris Kearns Goodwin, the presidential historian and Meet the Press regular. And it should have made for awkward television — asking someone with a plagiarism scandal in her past to weigh in on charges of plagiarism from the campaign trail. I mean, what does that disclosure look like — ‘You’re no stranger to charges of plagiarism, Doris, how does Obama battle this? Does this stick?’”

  • TVNewser reports, “Helped by strong ratings from three debates, CNN beat Fox News Channel for first place in prime time (8-11pmET) in the A25-54 demo.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Poynter Online reports, “Remember when newspaper editors thought it was impressive to have a virtual version of their newspaper, turning pages and all? Remember how no one read them? Well it seems the same mistakes are being made all over again by the Arabic-language daily An-Nahar.”

  • Slate looks at “The environmental pros and cons of reading online.”

  • “Due to an overwhelming amount of requests, the final EPpy Awards entry deadline has been extended to Friday, February 29th.” Enter here!

  • Reuters reports, “Newspaper and television company Media General Inc said it agreed to acquire DealTaker.com, a coupon and shopping Web site, from Plano, Texas-based NARAE Enterprises Inc, to expand its portfolio of interactive advertising and marketing solutions.”

  • The AP reports, “Online advertising revenues exceeded $21 billion for the first time in 2007, although preliminary data compiled by an industry trade group also suggest growth is slowing. The Interactive Advertising Bureau said its estimates show ad revenues grew 25 percent last year from nearly $17 billion in 2006. In dollar amounts, the estimated gain was $4.2 billion — less than the 35 percent and $4.3 billion growth seen in 2006 over 2005.”

  • Omnivoracious.com is “reviewing the reviewers”

  • washingtonpost.com’s Ben Pershing reports, “Amid the titanic fight last week over the expiration of the terrorist surveillance law, there was another, less intense debate brewing below the surface. This wasn’t your standard Republican vs. Democrat debate. It cut across all lines, pitting executive branch agencies against each other, prompting disagreements among lawmakers of the same party, even (gasp!) dividing reporters. This fight wasn’t over whether the expiration of the Protect America Act put the country in danger. It was over when the thing actually expired.”

  • The Boston Globe reports, “Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin warned yesterday that Internet service providers can’t block consumers from using lawful Internet activities in the name of providing better service.”

  • AdAge.com reports,Chris Anderson Explains How ‘Freeconomics’ Will Change the Media World”

  • PRNewser Enters Top 100 PR Blog List at #55

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    RADIO

  • Sirius Says It Could Do Without XM

  • A release announced, “Diane Rehm, host of WAMU 88.5 and National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show, will receive The Distinguished Washingtonian Award in Literature and the Arts from The University Club of Washington, D.C. The club’s Board of Governors will present the award at a dinner to be held in Diane Rehm’s honor on Thursday, May 1, 2008.”

  • Reuters reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc, whose proposed purchase of rival XM Satellite Radio is still awaiting regulatory approval, reported a smaller quarterly loss on Tuesday as subscribers to its pay-radio service increased.”

  • Dan Steinberg reports,Kornheiser Names His Blogging Enemy”

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    JOBS

  • Spectrum Science Communications is looking for a Creative Director/Web & Graphic Design.

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Multimedia Investigative Team Editor and an ENPS Project Manager.

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    Morning Reading List, 02.26.08

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  • You do not fake tan.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • TVNewser reports, “CBS announced today that Joe Trippi is officially joining CBS News as a political consultant. Trippi had served as a senior advisor to the John Edwards presidential campaign.”

  • Washington Business Journal reports, “Radio One Inc. has been dealt another blow. A day after the Lanham-based broadcaster announced fourth quarter losses, Radio One disclosed its vice president of operations has resigned. Zemira Jones has stepped down, and no replacement has been made, the company said Friday. Radio One did not release where Jones is going and could not be immediately reached for comment.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Anne Kornblut and Jess Yellin both celebrated birthdays yesterday.

  • The NAA Announces Digital Edge Award Winners. Check out the winners here.

  • NAJP reports, “Nobody’s reading newspapers anymore. And yet they are. And in record numbers. … The online audience is soaring”

  • The Nation reports, “Since the New York Times endorsed John McCain, the newspaper was obviously not biased in reporting on his conflicts of interest. That’s one view you won’t hear much in the raging debate over the Times article about McCain. Media insiders don’t say it, since they believe in a ‘wall’ separating news and editorial staff. Most readers overlook it, instead focusing on the substance of the actual article. And in the bizzaro world of the paper’s insatiable conservative critics, the endorsement is cited to demonstrate a media conspiracy against McCain. ‘The liberal Times had endorsed McCain as the best Republican in the presidential race. Were they just setting him up for the kill?’ asks Cliff Kincaid, an operative at the right-wing pressure group Accuracy in Media.”

  • Content Bridges asks, “Is it Time for the Times to Get Out of Local Paper Business?”

  • Michael Signer writes in the Washington Post, “challenges at the United States. We deployed an additional 30,000 troops to Iraq. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blustered their way across the world stage. Russian President Vladimir Putin flirted with a new cold war with Washington. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan. And, of course, we all continue to live in the chilly shadow of 9/11. You might imagine that such red-hot foreign policy issues, combined with a wide-open presidential election, would spark a journalistic fire so intense it would force candidates up into trees and out on limbs to defend their foreign policy positions. But you’d be dreaming.”

  • The Philadelphia City Paper’s Tom Namako says “Why Time Mag and Attytood are just plain wrong”

  • The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s Campaign Coverage Index shows, “Barack Obama (57%) won the race for media exposure and cemented his status as frontrunner in the Democratic primary fight, according to the campaign media narrative last week. Hillary Clinton was a close second, registering as a significant or dominant factor in 50% of the coverage. But much of that coverage suggested a campaign in trouble, one that might not be capable of stopping Obama’s momentum.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “New York Times Co. fell for a second day on the New York Stock Exchange after a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analyst said that asset sales advocated by hedge funds may not be financially practical.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “An investor group that has nominated four candidates to the New York Times Co.’s board plans to report it has raised its stake in the publisher, according people familiar with the matter.”

  • E&P reports, “They may not have the national attention of the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton nomination fight, but to members of The Newspaper Guild, presidential candidates Linda Foley and Bernie Lunzer are waging a war of words, grassroots campaigning, and even music videos that rivals anything in the union’s recent history.”

  • Washington Post reports, “Who is this muscleman with the sword who wants to fight his way onto the board of the New York Times Co.? His name is Scott Galloway, he’s 43, and he was unknown to the Times Co. two weeks before Christmas. Since then, he has purchased more than 15 percent of the company’s stock and proposed a slate of four directors — including himself — that was effectively shot down by the company yesterday”

  • NMA reports, “The Financial Times this morning launched a social network aimed at senior business people from the media and technology sectors.”

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  • A release announced, “As part of a special edition of ‘It’s Your Call With Lynn Doyle,’ CN8, The Comcast Network will get inside the minds of young voters at a Rock the Vote party held at Todd English’s Olives Restaurant and Lounge in Washington, D.C. The program will air on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. as CN8 Host and Political Director Lynn Doyle explores all aspects surrounding race and the 2008 election, addressing some of the tough questions and issues facing youth and minority voters today. Doyle will be joined in studio by a panel of experts who will discuss the influence of the youth vote in the 2008 election, as well as voter reaction to female and black candidates running for office.”

  • TVNewser reports, “ABC’s Bob Woodruff, in North Korea along with other U.S. reporters covering the New York Philharmonic’s concert in Pyongyang, became the first Western journalist to go inside the country’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility, according to ABC News.”

  • Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports, “MSNBC-Clinton Feud Continues: Tucker Goes Off”

  • Dow Jones reports, “The three Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission have voted to approve the transaction swapping effective control of DirecTV Group Inc. (DTV) from News Corp. (NWS) to Liberty Media Corp. (LCAPA), several agency officials said Thursday.”

  • 23/6 has The Situation reduced to one minute.

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein announced today that Ed Litvak is leaving American Morning as the executive producer. He’s also parting company with CNN. Insiders tell us Litvak was interested in moving on from the 2 a.m. wake-up calls. But American Morning has struggled to find an audience.”

  • Former CNN-er Chez Pazienza looks into Litvak’s departure from the network.

  • New York Times reports, “Looking to strike a blow against the proliferation of digital video recorders, the ABC network, its affiliated broadcast stations, and Cox Communications’ cable systems are establishing an on-demand video service that would allow viewers to watch ABC shows like ‘Lost’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’ any time they choose.”

  • TVNewser reports, “Only one of the regular Fox & Friends Weekend team was back on set this weekend, as it appears some of the moves may be more permanent than first thought. Last weekend, an entirely new crew graced the Saturday morning screen on FNC. Ainsley Earhardt, Adam Housley and Clayton Morris occupied the morning show seats. This morning, Earhardt and Morris were back, as was Greg Kelly, who returned after a two week absence to his usual position.”

  • “Discovery Turns Its Spotlight Inward,” Washington Post reports.

  • PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler asks, “Is The New York Times Still Necessary?”

  • TVNewser’s Debate Ranker shows, “CNN Has Top Six Cable Debates”

  • New York Observer reports,Jim Lehrer Won’t Have to ‘Do Fisticuffs’ on Chip McGrath After All”

  • TVNewser looks into “Raised “Volume” in 2008 Election Coverage”

  • TVNewser reports, “Rove on CBS: ‘The National Enquirer of Network News’”

  • Dow Jones reports, “The Federal Communications Commission on Friday took the next step in an indecency enforcement action against News Corp. (NWS) over a 2003 episode of a short-lived reality TV show. The Commission said it would fine each Fox television station that aired an episode of ‘Married By America’ in April 2003 that resulted in a complaint against it.”

  • TVNewser reported after last week’s debate, “Last night’s Democratic duel in Austin was a ratings winner for CNN. 7,576,00 total viewers watched the debate, making it the second most watched debate in cable history (behind the last CNN debate, from Los Angeles). In the A25-54 demo, the debate drew 2,986,000 viewers, also enough for second place on cable. This means that CNN now has the top six debates on cable this season in total viewers, and the top seven in the demo.”

  • Politico’s Ben Smith calls into question CNN’s, umm, questionable question of the day. Huffington Post reports, “CNN Re-Legitimizes ‘Scurrilous’ Obama Email”

  • The New York Post reports, “Cablevision has been quietly working with Bear Stearns on ways to enhance shareholder value, including putting a value on its Rainbow Media unit ahead of a possible sale and drawing up a list of targets for potential acquisitions, The Post has learned.”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “MSNBC serves political news with a side of opinion”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The AP reports, “Time Warner Inc.’s AOL said Thursday that it launched a Web site for users in Mexico that combines its free e-mail and instant messaging features with local content in Spanish. AOL partnered with fixed-line company Alestra for distribution and Mexican magazine company Grupo Editorial Expansion for content. Grupo Editorial Expansion is owned by Time Warner’s magazine publishing unit, Time Inc.”

  • New York Times reports, “Of the many landmarks along a journalist’s career, two are among those that stand out: winning an award and making the government back down. Last week, Joshua Micah Marshall achieved both.”

  • MassLive’s Red Sox Monster reports, “In what came as quite a shock to me, Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch, the preeminent sports media critic in the market, named its Top 5 mainstream media sports blogs today… and Red Sox Monster placed third, beating out a few huge heavy hitters.”

  • CNet News talks toBill Gates on the future of journalism and more.”

  • Open Forum’s John Battelle writes, “Today, I’ll assert, no matter what business you think you’re in — be it making widgets or providing a service, you’re now in the media business, plain and simple. Those that recognize this shift will succeed, those that ignore it will atrophy and eventually become irrelevant.”

  • AP reports, “Yahoo Inc. said Thursday it added four publishers to its network of newspaper partnerships. The Internet search engine’s newspaper consortium now includes 634 newspapers. The company recently added Shaw Newspapers, The Buffalo News, the Times Publishing Co. and the Columbia Publishing Co.”

  • Military Times Photographer Sheila Vemmer was asked to delete pictures in Kenya and she reports, “When journalists like Michelle and I embed with the military, we are given a long set of rules and instructions that we have to initial and abide by. Whether it is in Iraq or Kenya, a ‘kinetic’ environment or not, the rules are pretty much the same.”

  • The Times Online reports, “Web socialites succumb to ‘Facebook fatigue’”

  • Beltway Confidential reports, “White House spokeswoman Dana Perino warned early in the day today that President Bush was in “a really good mood” and might do an interview on the AF1 flight home from Liberia. Sure enough, POTUS and Mrs. had the press pool brought to the front of the plane where he discussed his trip to Africa, fondness for napping, and plans to vote in the Texas Republican primary. And he expressed concern for Ben Feller of the AP, who is apparently puking his way across the continent.”

  • “Fox Said To Be Exploring Termination Of Google Advertising Deal,” Tech Crunch reports.

  • RTTNews reports, “The New York Times Co. is launching ShifD, an application that enables users to seamlessly shift content between their computers and mobile devices.”

  • Boston Herald reports, “Comcast and its critics are gearing up for a showdown that some say may determine the future ability of people to navigate freely around the Internet without corporate restrictions. In an unusual move, the full board of the Federal Communications Commission will hold a special hearing next week at Harvard Law School in Cambridge to review charges that Comcast has deliberately interfered with attempts by high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Getty Images Inc., one of the world’s premier photo agencies, agreed to a $2 billion buyout from private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC. Hellman will pay $34 a share, a 55% premium to its closing price on Jan. 18, the day before it announced it was exploring a possible sale. The offer is 39% higher than Friday’s closing price of Getty’s shares. Including debt, the deal is valued at $2.4 billion.”

  • Reuters reports, “The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Monday he is ‘ready, willing and able’ to stop broadband providers that unreasonably interfere with subscribers’ access to Internet content.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Could television be the next industry to become Internet roadkill? Online video has been a hit. Americans watched more than 300 million videos on Google’s YouTube in December alone, and the amount of time spent watching video online grew 34% last year.”

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  • A reader writes, “Oscar night was good for Atlantic Media: The Atlantic’s James Fallows was featured in one of the documentary clips, and Alex Gibney, brother of Atlantic Editor James, took home the prize for best documentary for Taxi to the Dark Side. Maybe Oscar can come visit the magazine’s Ellies…”

  • E&P reports, “USA Today has launched a new lifestyle magazine, Open Air, covering topics from workout tips to athletic gear to travel destinations. The magazine will publish quarterly in the Friday editions of USA Today. Open Air ‘geared towards the busy, well-informed, affluent consumer,’ as described in a statement. Content is designed for readers with a healthy, active lifestyle and a taste for adventure, with many articles about travel and outdoor activities.”

  • “The Washingtonian has obtained this industry planning memo documenting some of the cruise ideas that didn’t happen this year.” Check them out here.

  • Folio reports, “An attempt by The Economist to gain rights to the domain name TheEconomist.com has been denied by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The Economist filed its claim with WIPO on November 9, 2007. The magazine’s Web site is registered as simply economist.com.”

  • Jon Friedman writes, “Newsweek and Time should end a stodgy practice”

  • The AP reports, “Time Warner Inc. said in its annual regulatory filing Friday that it expects to cut more jobs in its magazine publishing division in the first quarter, resulting in $10 million to $20 million in expenses.”

  • The American Spectator looks at “The Sources of Our Discontent”

  • MoveOn.org has “partnered with Mother Jones magazine — if you sign up as a monthly donor to Operation Democracy, you’ll get a year’s subscription to their excellent investigative reporting on progressive issues and the right wing”

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    RADIO

  • Matthew Felling will be “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” today on DC’s National Public Radio affiliate WAMU 88.5 from 12-2pm EST.

  • Bloomberg reports, “Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio broadcaster, is in talks with Providence Equity Partners Inc. about revising an agreement to sell its television stations, said two people briefed on the discussions.”

  • A release announced, “Talk show host Robert ‘Rob’ Redding Jr.’s brand new two-hour weekly radio show, named after his Web site Redding News Review, will go national on March 1st. Redding’s company Redding Communications, Inc. (RCI) is teaming with the Genesis Communications Network to distribute Redding News Review, now heard exclusively on the show’s flagship station Talk 540-AM KNOE in Monroe.”

  • DCRTV reports,Jeff King leaves his producer gig at the DC-based ‘Bill Press Show’ to be an account exec with DC’s Strauss Radio Strategies. King used to work for ABC (now Citadel) talker WMAL (630 AM), where he produced Michael Graham’s show. Press’s Jones Radio Network show is heard mornings on Clear Channel talker WWRC (1260 AM)…”

  • DCRTV tells us that Kornheiser may have been referring to one of his recent rants.

  • Radio Ink reports, “FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate says the FCC is looking into how its indecency regulations could extend to the increasing availability of audio and video content delivered to mobile devices.”

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    BOOKS

  • The Los Angeles Times reports,Paul Haggis and Michael Nozik with Hwy61 Films, based at Paramount, option Joseph Weisberg’s ‘An Ordinary Spy,’ a novel about the realities of day-to-day work in the CIA, and the emotional damage participants can wreak on each other”

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    JOBS

  • The Advisory Board Company is looking for Staff Writers for an Online Daily Health Publication.

  • API is looking for a Web Content Administrator.

  • Goldman & Associates Public Relations is looking for a Public Relations Associate.

  • Buffalo Communications (A Division of Billy Casper Golf) is looking for someone to work in Public Relations and for a PR Manager.

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  • Morning Reading List, 06.11.07

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  • Most of you didn’t watch The Sopranos, but for the true fans, you thought Tony would live.

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners here.

  • Dan Gillmor writes, “Journalism’s old guard is in a panic. With the latest bad news … it’s no wonder that people who care about the traditional journalism business are frightened.”

  • Reuters reports, “An Internet entrepreneur and a Wall Street group have joined a list of potential rivals to News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. Inc., an adviser to the Dow Jones employee union said on Thursday.”

  • Eric Rauchway tells us what he learned at the blogging panel, a.k.a “Historical Scholarship and the New Media.” Ben Adler gives his own take on the experience.

  • The National Press Club is hosting a travel writing trade panel June 28 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. The event is open to the public. Reserve online or by calling is 202-662-7501.

  • FT.com reports, “Nielsen, the US-based audience measurement firm, is to begin tracking mobile phone users’ media consumption as part of an effort to provide wireless carriers, advertisers and entertainment companies with more accurate data about mobile phone usage.”

  • Ben Affleck loves to yell during “Hardball.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “It’s almost a footnote in some of the news stories and press releases on News Corp.’s negotiations to take over Dow Jones & Co., but the inclusion of Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, at the bargaining table could be sending a significant signal on where News Corp. is heading.”

  • Gay Programming Steps Out On Satellite and Digital

  • E&P reports, “With the exception of exports leveling off and producer inventories rising, April newsprint statistics released this week by the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) were all negative.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Trading in options to buy Netflix Inc. shares surged to the most since January 2004 on speculation the largest provider of movie rentals via the mail may be acquired.”

  • Christian Post reports, “Americans who watch more hours of television tend to be less committed to classical virtues such as honesty and fairness and less likely to value religious principles, according to a conservative media watchdog.”

  • MediaBiz reports, “Sirius announced after the market closed Tuesday that it had received a $250 million loan from Morgan Stanley (MS).”

  • A reader writes:
      wemple: The problem with Kornheiser is that he’s in great demand. Late this month, he’ll leave the Post airwaves and won’t return in full force until next January, following his season in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth. Gulland won’t say what the station will do to fill the programming void that he’ll leave. farhi: Kornheiser has become so valuable to the station, executives said, that his show will continue, with his name, even after he leaves it at the end of this month — as he prepares for his second season as an analyst on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football.’ WTWP morning man David Burd will host ‘The Tony Kornheiser Show,’ along with Kornheiser’s current sidekicks. Kornheiser will call in to the show from time to time, Farley said, but will not have a regular slot on the program; Kornheiser is committed to ESPN until the end of the football season.

  • A reader writes, “Shouldn’t the Washington Times intern know how to proof before posting and not just rely on spell check?? ‘getting soar muscles from carrying heavy bags’.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Richard Parsons on Thursday signaled more clearly than ever that he might drop at least his CEO title in the next year or two and again backed president and COO Jeffrey Bewkes as his heir apparent.”

  • Since becoming the Discovery Channel’s chief three years ago, Jane Root “has helped pull the nature channel out of a ratings slump with shows featuring, in no particular order, people battling nature, people living in prison, people saving the planet, and so on,” reports BusinessWeek.

  • Deb Howell’s weekly column.

  • A Harris Interactive poll on newspapers and their online sites, that was released at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Cape Town, shows that “five years out, readers expect online to overtake TV networks as their main source of news in four of the seven countries.”

  • Jeffrey F. Rayport writes, “To judge from ad-industry publications, advertising is in crisis. The stories of upheaval in how agencies serve clients, create value and get paid might readily suggest that advertising as a profession and business is dead, or dying. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

  • Marty Kaplan writes, “Within 24 hours, no primate on the planet will be unaware of Paris Hilton’s transfer from the pokie to the ankle bracelet, but it is a safe bet that within weeks or even months, relatively few Americans will know the big news going down now in Iraq. That’s because journalism is distributed in two flavors: push and pull.”

  • AP reports, “Twelve major universities will digitize select collections in each of their libraries — up to 10 million volumes — as part of Google Inc.’s book-scanning project.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The head of the National Association of Broadcasters is urging Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin to end his attempt to merge the nation’s two satellite radio companies and accusing the executive of misleading the public about the deal’s benefits.”

    Jobs

  • AAAS is looking for a Communications Officer and a Communications Associate.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Staff Writer/Online Producer for NationalJournal.com and a Staff Correspondent for Government Executive Magazine.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for an Editorial intern.

  • A downtown DC publishing company is looking for a Graphic Designer.

  • Smithsonian Publications is looking for a Production Coordinator.

  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is looking for a NewsHour Administrative Assistant.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Senior Producer and a Sports Producer.

  • The Map Network/NAVTEQ is looking for a Copy Editor, a Financial Analyst/Accountant, a Senior SQL Developer, a Director of Marketing, a Director of Business Development a Manager Destination and Event Sales and an Ad Sales Representative.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for an Account Manager.

  • C-SPAN is hiring a temporary Political Producer.

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