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Morning Reading List, 10.11.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Joe Biden is your choice for POTUS.

  • TVGuide interviews Chris Matthews.

  • Via Wednesday’s “Wake Up Call!”:

      “But what’s most noteworthy, of course, as we watched the candidates come out on stage, and Fred Thompson was standing there in the middle, is just how tall he is” — Norah O’Donnell, on noteworthiness (“Hardball”).

  • Inside Cable News hears that Matt Lauer has scored an interview with Sen. Larry Craig.

  • Who Keeps Sharpton and Jackson Powerful? The White Media.”

  • The NY Times looks into the Braver/Cheney story.

  • The Future of NBCU

  • GOP Debate: 2nd & 3rd Lowest Rated So Far

  • Jay Rosen: “What I Learned from Assignment Zero

  • Carrie Christoffersen, curator of collections at the Newseum, has been with the media-oriented museum since 1997, and is The Examiner’s “3-Minute Interview”

  • Waxman in no rush to silence Rush, Hannity

  • Pelosi has candid talk with reporters

  • Market Watch’s Jon Freidman writes, “The prototype for the modern Internet success story goes something like this: A disenfranchised loner grows up bored in a leafy American suburb, drops out of Harvard or Stanford and then surfaces in Silicon Valley.”

  • A Q&A with Carl Bernstein.

  • After Larry Craig Case: Should Press ‘Out’ Politicians?

  • To do today: “Editrix of the Trade: How to Keep Your Job and Your Sanity as a Female Journalist in Washington, DC”

  • TVNewser reports, “sources tell TVNewser another story in the book is not quite right about a meeting ABC News president David Westin had with NBC’s Brian Williams. Kurtz writes, ‘In the spring of 2002…Westin arranged a rendezvous in a Manhattan hotel…Westin asked Williams if he wanted to anchor Nightline.’ A network insider tells me Westin did meet with Williams, but it was in 1997 and that the discussion was about Williams joining Good Morning America, not Nightline.”

  • World Screen reports, “Speaking with reporters in Cannes this morning, Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corporation and this year’s MIPCOM Personality of the Year, discussed the company’s new-media strategy, the relationship with iTunes and the progress of The CW network in the U.S.”

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “Voting shares of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. have gained ground of late and are up year-to-date after trailing their year-end 2006 closing price late in the summer. Analysts cited the global credit crunch and the planned acquisition of Dow Jones & Co. as factors that held back the stock.”

  • Greta Van Susteren tells us, “On rare occasions our show gets tossed out of our usual DC studio (some other show needs it for a special or something like that) and we move down the hall to another studio. Once in the other studio, we must improvise… try to make it work for us … here is a short behind the video of our team improvising.”

  • Variety reports, “With a November WGA strike becoming a more distinct possibility, studios have started putting the hiring squeeze on scribes. ‘We’re not financing their strike’ is the new mantra for studio and network execs as writers are told that their services won’t be needed until the WGA works out a deal. The get-tough stance — designed to demonstrate the consequences of a strike to the 12,000 Writers Guild of America members — has emerged as the gloomy town deepens its belief that a strike will take place soon after the Oct. 31 contract expiration.”

  • Check out Brian Roberts, the CEO of Comcast and son of the company’s founder, and his Q&A with CNN.

  • Philadelphia Business Journal reports, “Comcast Corp. said it will move about 100 management positions at its Versus sports network to the corporation’s headquarters in Philadelphia.”

  • Reuters reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc plans to introduce new portable radios next year and expects car buyers to account for more than 65 percent of new subscribers by the end of 2007, its interim chief executive said in an interview.”

  • The Washington Times reports, “Allbritton Communications, owner of ABC affiliate WJLA-TV (Channel 7) and the Politico newspaper, has rolled out a digital channel devoted to Washington-area filmmakers, producers, animators, musicians, comics and storytellers. Local POINT TV, carried on Channel 205 for Comcast cable subscribers and 867 for Verizon FiOS customers, bills itself as a ‘return to television’s creative roots.’” Check it out here.

  • Mark Halpern gives his first interview on new book, The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President.

  • Check out MSNBC’s new Candidates and Issues Matrix that launched this week. And check out the site’s partially re-designed politics front.

  • PEJ News Coverage Index for Sept. 30 through Oct. 5 shows, “The Murky Blackwater Story Fuels Iraq Coverage.

  • The Deal reports, “No sooner had we recovered from the prelaunch hype surrounding the arrival of Portfolio magazine — not to mention the post-launch disappointment and inevitable schadenfraude — then we now have to contend with the hullabaloo around another new business media offering: the Fox Business Network channel. Set to launch Oct. 15, Rupert Murdoch’s long-awaited competitor to CNBC last week gave the public a glimpse of what it has been cooking up all these months in the form of a marketing Web site (foxbusiness.com).”

  • IFN reports, “Craigslist Racks Up Another $75-million”

  • Variety reports, “Chicago real estate magnate and Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell said Tuesday he had no plans to sell the Los Angeles Times to any of the moguls who previously expressed an interest in buying the newspaper.”

    Jobs

  • Imre Communications is looking for an Account Supervisor, Associations.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Sports Writer.

  • Blue Ridge PBS is looking for an Executive Producer.

  • Delegation of the European Commission is looking for a Senior Communications Advisor.

  • Maryland Gazette is looking for a Reporter.

  • The Atlantic Monthly is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is looking for an International Media Director.

  • Center for Community Change is looking for a Communications Specialist.

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    Morning Reading List, 06.21.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • New York Times reports, “The presidents of dozens of liberal arts colleges have decided to stop participating in the annual college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.”

  • PRNewswire reports, “The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents the Editorial Department employees at several major magazines published by Time Inc., is urging its members to reject the media giant’s ‘last, best and final offer’ when they vote on the contract proposal Thursday.”

  • An ABC News camera crew discovered when a pistol was pointed their way that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has banned filming of bomb sites.

  • Maybe We’ll Hear Morning Joe On Radio

  • “The public draws few distinctions among the news divisions of the big three broadcast networks. Fully 74% say ABC News, CBS News and NBC News are all pretty much the same, only 18% see real differences among the three. There is much less consensus about the major cable news networks. Nearly half of the public sees real differences among CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, but four-in-ten say the cable news outlets are all pretty much the same,” according to the Pew Research Center

  • TVNewser reports, “Last night, Kurtz appeared on The O’Reilly Factor. If the ratings are accurate, more people saw him in five minutes on FNC last night than have watched him in about five weeks of weekly broadcasts on CNN.” Referring of course to Reliable Sources.

  • The New York Times reports, “‘Expose: America’s Investigative Reports’ returns this weekend for its second season on PBS … But this season viewers who cannot wait until the broadcast premiere on Friday night can watch each new episode beforehand in streaming Internet video.”

  • Eric Boehlert writes that before Jeff Gerth brings his book tour to a close, “the low-key author took a swipe at Media Matters for America.” On Bill O’Reilly, “Gerth dismissed Media Matters, claiming he doesn’t read the site and that ‘dozens of reporters’ he and his co-author had spoken to in recent weeks agreed that Media Matters is ‘irrelevant’ and that they ‘don’t pay any attention’ to it.”

  • NPR reports, “As Media Multiply, So Do ‘Conceptual Scoops’”

  • The National Press Club announced it has selected NPR News Media Correspondent David Folkenflik “for two 2007 awards: one for a report that attracted national interest and the other for a body of work that aired in 2006.”

  • Karen Kaplan, industry reporter and associate editor at Physics Today magazine, has accepted a position as editor at the Charleston (S.C.) Regional Business Journal. She steps down in early July.

  • The AP reports, “CNN plans to go beyond reporting the news by directing its viewers to charity and relief efforts involved in some of their stories.”

  • Poynter Online looks at what news organizations can learn from Slate’s “new and improved” Fray: “A lot about how to make the most of online community. It’s really not so much about technology.”

  • Papers hope glossies reflect well on them

  • From The Huffington Post: “OffTheBus: HuffPost’s Citizen Journalism Project Gets A Name, and Gets Rolling”

  • Center for American Progress is releasing a study today that “raises serious questions about whether the companies licensed to broadcast over the public airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans and providing a range of information on important public issues,” according to the release.

  • The Washington Post reports, “Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder yesterday purchased the company behind the Golden Globe Awards show and Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” adding to Snyder’s entertainment portfolio that includes movies, amusement parks and a 1950s-themed hamburger chain.”

  • McClatchy Revenue Drops”

  • The New York Observer reports, “a Times internal memo outlined some of the changes taking place this August, when newspaper will be 1.5 inches narrower.” The change will take place Monday, Aug. 6.

  • James Bowman opines on “ David Halberstam and the media’s ethos of irresponsibility.”

  • The Center for American Progress and Free Press “released the first-of-its-kind statistical analysis of the political make-up of talk radio in the United States. It confirms that talk radio, one of the most widely used media formats in America, is dominated almost exclusively by conservatives.”

  • Dow Jones reports, “Belo Corp. Chief Executive Robert Decherd said Tuesday that press coverage has cast the newspaper industry’s troubles in an unfairly harsh light.”

  • Web May Not Save Newspaper Stocks”

  • “Tech blogs go from hobbies to businesses,” reports USAToday

  • In a release, The Center for Public Integrity announced that its website “was honored Monday by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) with a 2007 Edward R. Murrow Award in the small market non-broadcast category.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “The blind trust of New York Senator Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton invested in such companies as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., according to documents released today.”

  • USAToday reports, “Most parents don’t believe in blind trust when it comes to making sure their kids are using the Internet safely,” suggests a Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

  • Radar Online reports, “On Thursday night, New York Times staffers will celebrate their escape from their dingy, cramped office on West 43rd Street with a moving-out party. Fittingly, the event will be a low-rent affair: Invitees were instructed to bring their own alcohol. Snacks, however, are on the house.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Microsoft Corp., which is losing U.S. users for software that connects televisions to the Internet, agreed to buy a stake in China’s second-biggest TV maker as part of plans to develop similar products for the Asian country.”

  • VNUNet reports, “Daily use of online video rose by 56 per cent over the past year, according to the online Magid Media Futures survey conducted over the last week in March in the US.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “‘Upfront’ ad sales show that network TV is still dominant”

  • Pioneer Press reports, “Internet Broadcasting Systems, the nation’s largest producer of Web sites for local TV news stations, today named an Internet veteran from AOL as its new president and chief executive officer.”

    Jobs

  • CDG Interactive, Inc. is looking for a Senior Project Manager/Web Producer.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Video Journalist.

  • Peterson Institute for International Economics is looking for a Marketing Manager.

  • Public Radio is looking for a Design Director, NPR Digital Media.

  • Business Financial Publishing is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Newsperson with knowledge of domestic and world affairs and for a Newsperson with knowledge of
    Latin America affairs
    .

  • The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is looking for an Online Communications Manager.

  • Business Financial Publishing’s Investment Web Publisher is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • The Associated Press is looking News Systems Specialist for ENPS

  • The Politico is looking for an Executive Assistant.

  • According to Ed2010 Jobs, “U.S.News & World Report has an immediate opening for paid summer interns to work on a 6-week special project.”

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