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Changes Coming At FishbowlNY

FishbowlNY’s Glynnis MacNicol‘s last day is next Tuesday…

Today marks my one year anniversary at FishbowlNY. Hard to believe. This time last year the great media demise of 2008/9 was mostly just a panel discussion of the “how should we prepare for this down the line” variety. And had anyone informed us then what was to come — the fearful Friday layoff news, the shuttering of so many good magazines, the dominance of Twitter — I’m not sure any of us would have believed it.

It has been quite a ride here at FishbowlNY, but the time has come for me to move on. Next Tuesday will mark my last day as a mediabistro.com blogger. Suffice it to say I have learned a lot from my time here, and I am immensely grateful to both Laurel Touby and Rebecca Fox for giving me the chance to occupy this space for the last 12 months (also to Steve Krakauer for letting me occupy his podcast space!). Also to all of you. That said, should any of you want to give it whirl over here, we are hiring!

Laurel Touby Plus One on the Morning Media Menu

Laurel Touby, founder of mediabistro, and her husband Jon Fine of Businessweek joined the Morning Media Menu today to discuss paid content on the Internet, the potential sale of Playboy, Conan’s move to LA and more. Check it out.

Morning Reading List, 01.12.09

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Morning Reading List, 12.29.08

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Good morning, Washington. What DC museum is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly.

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Morning Reading List, 12.15.08

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Good morning Washington. What DC street is featured above? Then email us with your guess and we’ll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List.

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Morning Reading List, 03.17.08

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Washington.

  • Sunday was Ellen McCarthy’s birthday. Today is Tim Burger’s and Mark Paustenbach’s and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee’s.

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  • Email is your favorite way to communicate.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Karen Hosler has left the Baltimore Sun.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • A release announced, “The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is the winner of the 2007 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Energy Writing. Reporters Thomas Content, Lee Bergquist and Joel Dresang will share a $1,000 check and receive individual citations for the yearlong project.”

  • Justice and the Press

  • The AP reported that The Washington Examiner’s Nate Beeler won a Virginia Press Association award “for a portfolio of three editorial cartoons.”

  • Clark Hoyt says the Times was fooled again.

  • Deb Howell on “A Reporting Coup and Its Critics.”

  • Celebrated History of the CIA Comes Under Belated Fire

  • With Order to Name Sources, Judge Is Casting a Wide Net

  • Are job cuts death knell for America’s newspapers?

  • National Journal’s William Powers writes, “When some people first heard the news about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring, they thought: How awful, how tragic, how corrupt. When I first heard it, I thought: Thank God for newspapers.”

  • E&P reports, “A dispute over a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting has emerged between The Denver Post and the Charlotte (N.C) Observer. The conflict sparked a phone call Wednesday from Observer Editor Rick Thames to Post Editor Greg Moore, who is also a Pulitzer Board member. Moore says he is now ‘writing a letter about it.’”

  • Walter Pincus Rips into Newsroom Neutrality

  • The Washington Post reports, “In his youth, Ivory Wilson says, he drove a Bentley, drank Hennessy and rolled joints with $100 bills. Now he’s a middle-aged man, bent but not broken, homeless but not hopeless, writing fiction for Street Sense, the District’s twice-monthly newspaper written by and about the area’s homeless.”

  • The Q&A Cafe will feature The Washington Post’s Len Downie on April 10.

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    TV

  • TVNewser reports, “You know a presidential primary is really important when…a news program that rarely goes on the road decides to pull up stakes and do just that. With Pennsylvania the focus of attention on April 22, PBS anchor Jim Lehrer will broadcast The NewsHour from Pittsburgh during the week of April 21.”

  • Bob Schieffer: Who says there isn’t life after TV?

  • Iraq war disappears as TV story

  • Rove on Fox: It’s Fair to Say He’s Mellowed

  • Business Week reports, “Ever since Brian L. Roberts abandoned a hostile bid for Walt Disney (DIS) four years ago, Wall Street has wondered when the Comcast (CMCSA) chief executive and serial acquirer might make a play for another big media prize. The chatter picked up last fall, just before America’s largest cable company confessed that it would add fewer subscribers than expected in the fourth quarter. Some investors worried that, with growth slowing, Roberts might try to pick off Yahoo! (YHOO) or NBC Universal (GE) — diversifying away from cable by wading into the murky waters of ‘content.’”

  • Information Week reports, “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is defending the way it tracks complaints, investigations, and enforcement, and it claims a critical government report is based on several inaccuracies. The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a 53-page report this week saying the FCC doesn’t properly collect and analyze data, making it impossible to analyze the effectiveness of its enforcement.”

  • Michael Calderone reports, “Fox launches ‘Obama Watch’”

  • TVNewser reports, “A tornado that tore through downtown Atlanta did not spare the CNN Center. This morning the network has been covering the aftermath of the severe weather, and the potential for more today. Anchor Betty Nguyen took viewers on a tour of part of the newsroom ‘where our writers and our producers sit.’ It is now covered with blue tarp. The tornado shattered windows in the newsroom and damaged the roof in the atrium which, until 2003, was the studio for the CNN daytime program, Talk Back Live.” And, “After last night’s tornado, CNN was taking no chances today. The blog Newscast Studio added, ‘Today CNN was thrown another curve ball…CNN’s Frederica Whitfield uses the CNN International set to bring the news to the viewers.’”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Project for Excellence will release the State of the News Media 2008 report today at www.stateofthenewsmedia.org.

  • Richard Prince writes, “A front-page photo of Sen. Barack Obama in the New York Times last week showed the Democratic front-runner on his campaign plane as a number of hands holding tape recorders reached up to him. None of the hands appeared to be black or brown. It seemed ironic in that Obama is the first African American with a serious chance to be president, running in a campaign in which the nuances of race have been discussed as never before.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “Newspapers and online publishers appear to be heading back into battle against search engine behemoth Google.”

  • Politico.com has been redesigned.

  • Web Has Unexpected Effect on Journalism

  • Find out here what His Extreme-ness calls “Just Whore-ible”

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  • The AP reports, “Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday he expects the next decade to bring even greater technological leaps than the past 10 years.”

  • Is KickApps Next to Board AOL’s Gravy Train?”

  • A release announced, “OhMyGov!, the only website devoted to improving bureaucracy through the spread of information, ideas, innovative online tools, and strategic satire, today announced the launch of its pilot site, www.ohmygov.com, for beta testing.”

  • Conde Nast’s Portfolio asks, “Google’s business model of internet-search-driven advertising has become so dominant that competitors Microsoft and Yahoo can hardly compete. But will C.E.O. Eric Schmidt be able to keep Google true to its roots?”

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    MAGAZINES

  • It’s that time of year again. “Nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2008 Campaigns & Elections’ Politics magazine Rising Stars.” Entries should be submitted by April 18, 2008 and emailed to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com.

  • The New York Observer reports, “At Columbia, The Inadvertently Boldface Joanne Lipman Sticks to the Script”

  • Mike Allen’s Playbook reports, “Jon Meacham and his wife, Keith, are celebrating the arrival of No. 3 — Margaret Randolph Meacham, to be called Maggie. You’d never know her folks are from Tennessee and Mississippi. They’ll see you in 18 years.”

  • Also from Mike Allen, “Jay Carney and Claire Shipman opened their home to a celebration for TIME Nation Editor Amy Sullivan’s new book, ‘The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats Are Closing the God Gap.’ TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel was also a host. Guests included Mike McCurry, Walter and Cathy Isaacson, Sally Quinn, Dana Bash, Howard Kurtz, Sam Feist, Chris Matthews and David Bohrman. Among many others, Sullivan thanked her fiance, The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber.”

  • Market Watch’s Jon Friedman tells us about, “Three magazines that deserve better fates”

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    RADIO

  • Innovator rethinking Tribune ways

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “The future of Time Warner, MGM, Lionsgate, Liberty Media, satellite radio and the general outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment field were in the spotlight Thursday at McGraw-Hill’s 2008 Media Summit New York. ‘There is going to be a lot of M&A activity’ despite the recent credit crunch, said Santo Politi, co-founder and general partner of Spark Capital, during a panel on the industry’s deal outlook. His rationale: Media giants have become more active in pursuing digital companies as they embrace the digital future and private-equity firms’ ability to bid in deals is hurt by the crunch.”

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    BOOKS

  • Jennifer 8. Lee will be at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue at 600 I Street, NW tonight for a Politics & Prose event.

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    JOBS

  • The McLaughlin Group is looking for a Writer/ Producer.

  • Child Welfare League of America is looking for an Associate Editor/Writer.

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a Web Reporter.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Newsperson.

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is looking for a Director of Communications.

  • Need To Know News is looking for a Financial Reporter.

  • NSSEA is seeking an Entry-Level Editorial Assistant.

  • World Resources Institute is looking for a Communications Coordinator — GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute.

  • National Journal Group is looking for an Account Executive.

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP is looking for a Website Administrator.

  • Food & Water Watch is looking for an Advocacy Writer.

  • The Map Network, a NAVTEQ Company, is looking for a Destination Account Manager.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Defense Reporter and an Energy Policy Reporter.

  • A New Web Channel is looking for a Capitol Hill Correspondent/Fill-in Anchor.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer.

  • National Consumer Magazine is looking for an Associate Editor.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 08.31.07

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  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press’ was the dominant Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week in all categories across the country and in Washington, D.C.” On Sunday, August 26, the program averaged 3.325 million total viewers, 40% more than second place CBS “Face the Nation”, a 50% advantage over third place ABC “This Week”, and 173% more than FOX “News Sunday”.

  • Reuters reports, “The CNN cable television news network said on Thursday it would stop using the Reuters news service, ending a 27-year relationship, to cut costs and invest in its own news gathering operations.”

  • A GLAAD release announced, “The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today called on Tucker Carlson, NBC News and MSNBC to apologize for remarks made on Tuesday night that appear to condone violent assault.”

  • Media types a big percentage of The Palm’s new faces.

  • We hear Mike Causey stepping down from his on-air duties on Federal News Radio.

  • B&C reports, “The Supreme Court has given the solicitor general an extra month to decide whether to ask for high-court review of the federal appeals court decision that the FCC has not sufficiently justified its crackdown on cussing.”

  • Boston Phoenix’s Sharon Steel poses a very good question, “Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute”

  • Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henniger writes, “It’s the possibility that too many people now simply don’t much care about the major media anymore.”

  • The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports, “The slowdown in the residential real estate industry is not just affecting buildings and mortgage lenders. It seems to be having a significant impact on newspapers as well.”

  • Talking Biz News reports, “The joint venture between The Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones & Co. and IAC/InterActive Corp. aimed at developing a personal finance web site for younger readers by the end of the year is getting closer to reality. Ron Lieber, the former Journal columnist who is managing editor of the operation, which was announced back in March, tells Talking Biz News that a blog called FiLife written by the venture’s writers started about 10 days ago.”

  • E&P reports, “In its latest broad survey of the industry, issued Wednesday, Fitch Ratings says newspapers are doing even worse than it expected at the beginning of the year.”

  • DCeiver writes, “DC’s Media Hotties Demonstrate Uselessness of Media in August”

  • One Village Voice reader responds to this. “I think that MediaBistro.com was and is a very useful site for a working writer, a resource, and something for which Laurel Touby should be thanked. … I read Tricia Romano’s (hostile and not well-written) piece, ‘The $23 Million Boa’ [August 15–21], and found myself liking Touby and respecting her more than before (nice pictures, too). I think Romano’s cynical, even nasty reportage suggests a great deal about what’s wrong with journalism today.”

  • ClickZ reports, “Survey: Web Video Watchers Favor News Clips and Shorter Ads”

  • Forbes.com reports, “U.S. Internet advertising spending is poised to overtake radio advertising for the first time, providing a reminder that broadcasters need to be more aggressive in their embrace of online opportunities.”

  • The AP reports, “Trying to better compete with rivals Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc.’s president announced in a staff memo Wednesday its plans to reorganize the company’s leadership. Yahoo’s president Susan Decker announced that Gregory Coleman, the company’s global sales executive vice president, will leave in February as his responsibilities are folded into a new division.”

  • New York Business.com reports, “Bad news has brought good news for business news cable channel CNBC: With a boost from the credit crisis and a rollercoaster stock market, the channel posted its best August numbers in five years.”

  • Atoosa Rubenstein gives Forbes “a little surfing lesson.”

  • A Washington Capitals release announced, “The Washington Capitals and Bonneville International Corporation have reached a two-year agreement that will put broadcasts of all 82 Capitals games on Bonneville stations. The new Talk Radio 3WT, on 1500 AM, 107.7 FM and 820 AM, will be the flagship station for the broadcasts, carrying Capitals games plus pre-and postgame shows on some of the region’s strongest radio signals.”

  • The Business Journal of Phoenix reports, “State Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Mesa, is considering a challenge of freshman Democratic Congressman Harry Mitchell in next year’s elections. … Anderson is a Realtor and a member of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. If elected, he would be the only member of Congress to be part of the Unification Church.”

  • Jackie Berkowitz is leaving Fox News’ PR shop to pursue a higher degree in communications.

  • Mother Jones’ stories took first and second place plus an honorable mention in the Medill School’s John Bartlow Martin Awards.

    Jobs

  • Reading Is Fundamental is looking for a Web Designer/Developer.

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education is looking for a Director of Integrated Marketing.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Lifestyle/entertainment writer.

  • Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram is looking for a Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a News Producer.

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

  • Win An NPF Dinner Seat

    mblogo.jpgEven if you didn’t get, oh I don’t know, 60,000 votes in our Rising Star competition, you can still earn a seat at the National Press Foundation dinner through our raffle.

    Click here by 5pm Wednesday to enter and include your name, contact info, and affiliation. Only people not already ticketed will be given the seat. Winners will be selected at random.

    Guests at the table include…

    Laurel Touby, CEO, mediabistro.com
    Ana Marie Cox, Washington editor, Time.com
    Dorian Benkoil, editorial director, mediabistro.com
    Brian Stelter, editor, TVNewser.com
    Patrick Gavin, editor, FishbowlDC.com; columnist, Washington Examiner
    Kara Rowland, Washington Times
    Jeanette Dove, Two Mundos
    David Francis, Washington Examiner

    Congrats again to the winners. Unfortunately, Rachel Barth will not be able to make it so the #4 winner, David Francis, will take her spot.

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