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Morning Reading List, 03.27.08

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Good morning Washington. Dana Bash and John King will get married on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend.

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  • You would rather hang out with Barack Obama over Michelle.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Atlantic Names New Publisher Jay Lauf

  • More Changes to ABC News Executive Ranks

  • Andrea Jones is leaving her position as Executive Director of ABC News and Emily Lenzner is taking her place.

  • Linda Greenhouse Returning To Yale Law School in 2009 as Journalist-in-Residence

  • A release announced, “Michael Flagg, a veteran business reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and the Washington Post, has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Manning Selvage & Lee (MS&L) as senior vice president. His appointment is effective immediately.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Washington Times won seven awards in the 2007 Virginia Press Association’s annual competition for writing, photography, artwork and news design.

  • A reader asks, “Why was McCain off limits with the media? Is it because of his advanced years or because he’s a war hero or both? everything was coming up roses for McCain with the Media. Guess that was good for him, since his senior moments crop up every once in awhile.”

  • Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On

  • Huffington Post’s Thomas Edsall presents, “Interview With Walter Pincus On The State Of The Press”

  • Romenesko has “Tribune innovation chief Lee Abrams’ e-mail to staff”

  • AJR asks, “Why is the media consensus so often wrong about political campaigns? And isn’t there a better way to cover elections?”

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. President and Chief Executive Janet Robinson received total compensation valued at $2.1 million in 2007 but got no stock options, reducing her pay 38 percent from a year ago, according to calculations by The Associated Press.”

  • AJR reports, “Why news organizations have to act much more boldly if they are to survive”

  • Check out Green Room Girl’s latest pictures featuring Howard Wolfson and David Brooks.

  • Nielsen Online Names Top 30 News Sites

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “The New York Times has been around for 156 years. For all that time, it has trusted its readers, more or less, to find what they’re looking for. Not anymore. Today saw the introduction of ‘Inside the Times,’ a new multi-page index of that day’s highlights, in print and online, which runs on pages 2, 3 and 4 of section A. The purpose is ‘to help readers navigate and mine the paper and its Web site,’ according to an editor’s note.”

  • Politico, Viacom, Paramount Vantage are teaming up to present a private screening of the new Rolling Stones, Scorsese Shine a Light film on the eve of the White House Correspondent’s dinner, April 25th at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

  • Kelly Flynn writes, “No news is bad news for Kearsley journalism students”

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    TV

  • Mark your calendars! On April 2, nine women will speak at the “Women on the World” at the Chamber of Commerce, including Daryn Kagan, Jenna Bush, Andrea Koppel, Kelly O’Donnell and Donna Brazile. For more on what Kagan has been up to, click here.

  • A CNN release announced, “Following a campaign coverage strategy of creating mini-bureaus in key political battleground states, CNN has parked the CNN Election Express in Philadelphia this week to create a full-time reporting presence for the April 22 Pennsylvania primary.”

  • TVNewser reports, “This morning marked new NBC/MSNBC analyst Harold Ford, Jr.’s first appearance on Morning Joe. Co-anchor Joe Scarborough brought up his time in congress with Ford, and how the pair ‘transcended politics,’ as they sat on opposite sides of the aisle.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “U.S. advertising spending was little changed in the fourth quarter as a weakening economy prompted marketers to cut newspaper and radio ads, according to TNS Media Intelligence.”

  • USA Today reports, “Advertisers and marketers, struggling to keep up with changing consumer habits, are about to make massive investments in new digital and out-of-home media platforms, according to a forecast out today from research firm PQ Media.”

  • A release announced, “FOX 5 finishes the March 2008 news race as the #1 choice for late news in key adult demographics, announced Duffy Dyer, the station’s Vice President and General Manager. ‘FOX 5 News Edge at 11′ and ‘FOX 5 News at 10′ rank #1 in their respective time periods.”

  • JackMeyers.com reports, “Assuming this week’s release of fourth quarter GDP data confirms an official recessionary economy, marketers, media companies, economists and unofficial economic pundits will weigh in with appropriately reactionary forecasts of ad industry doom and gloom.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Over the past two years, Lynda Clarizio has helped build Advertising.com, AOL’s ad network, into one of the hottest properties in online advertising. Her reward: She gets to try to clean up one of the Internet company’s messiest divisions.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “The two biggest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., are discussing a plan to provide funding for a new wireless company that would be operated by Sprint Nextel Corp. and Clearwire Corp., people familiar with the talks say.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “On the morning of Friday, March 21, Chris Wallace woke up at his home in Washington, D.C., grabbed some fruit and yogurt, and turned on the Fox News early show, Fox & Friends. Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade were talking about Barack Obama’s recent characterization of his grandmother on a Philadelphia radio show: She was a ‘typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred into our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes comes out in the wrong way.’ ‘Can you say ‘typical white person’ if you’re white?’ asked Mr. Doocy. Of course not, noted Ms. Carlson. There’s no way that Senator Hillary Clinton could use the phrase ‘typical black person,’ they noted. ‘So there is a certain double standard in society,’ said Ms. Carlson. And also: ‘I sort of take offense at that line: ‘typical white.” Mr. Wallace was getting a little bit annoyed. ‘I didn’t think it was fair. I didn’t think it allowed Obama to make his point,’ Mr. Wallace later told The Observer in a telephone interview.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • 24/7 Wall St. presents, “The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs”

  • Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert writes, “How dreadful was the news coverage last week surrounding the official release of Hillary Clinton’s public White House schedule from her eight years as first lady? So bad that I found myself in rare (unprecedented?) agreement with at least two prominent conservative bloggers who noticed the same thing I did: The Beltway press corps is, at times, a national embarrassment.”

  • Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar reports, “Hillary Clinton’s Bosnia Story A Hit On YouTube!”

  • Gangrey.com presents the winner of the 2008 Goat Awards.

  • Media Week reports, “Time Inc., which has been hit by sweeping layoffs in recent years, has continued to pare its head count in its quest for cost-savings, albeit in smaller ways. This Old House shed four people in the past few weeks in communications, production and TV production, while at Sports Illustrated, a handful of people were laid off from the title’s Picture Collection archive. (Some of the SI staffers were to be assigned to other positions in the company, a Time Inc. spokesperson said.)”

  • Mesh Media Strategies reports, “I was privileged to join a group of bloggers, along with TV news executives and personnel from the Washington DC area, Monday night for a reception and private tour of the soon-to-open Newseum in the nation’s capital. In a word, it is spectacular.”

  • The Annenberg School for Communication at USC Online Journalism Review reports, “J-schools need to encourage and develop, not inhibit, students’ passion — not only for the favorite topics, but for the craft of journalism itself.”

  • MinOnline reports, “Tribune Media Services (TMS), the content syndication and licensing division of Chicago-based Tribune Company, will launch a new weekly political commentary magazine called Opinionated: Voices and Viewpoints on America and the World.”

  • The San Jose Business Journal reports, “Yahoo Inc.’s HotJobs feature on Tuesday launched a search ranking algorithm called REAL — Relevance, Engagement, Availability and Location. Sunnyvale-based Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) said the system is part of an overall strategic initiative designed to ‘make the recruiting process more efficient using Yahoo technology and to provide recruiters with unique insights into job seeker behavior.’”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Reader’s Digest’s Carl Cannon was interviewed on C-SPAN by Bob Schieffer this past weekend. Check out the interview here.

  • What you missed last night: Atlantic Media’s Journalism on Tap, a panel discussion on the upcoming election.

  • WWD.com reports, “Financial market turbulence, housing bubble bursts, Bear Stearns collapses — no wonder advertising isn’t looking rosy (or that most publishers don’t want to go on the record and talk about it). As the end of the first half draws near for magazines, business looks soft. Through April, the latest Media Industry Newsletter numbers show ad pages declined for most fashion titles and the unpredictable economy makes it impossible to predict how things will end up by June, much less the entire year.”

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    RADIO

  • A release announced, “Beginning Wednesday, April 2, at 9 p.m., the National Symphony Orchestra will return to the airwaves of Classical WETA 90.9 FM. Performances are being drawn from NSO archives, and most broadcast programs will feature repertoire from multiple NSO concerts. These two-hour broadcasts will take place on the first Wednesday of each month for the next year. WETA’s John Chester will host. The series is made possible by WETA’s Friends of Classical Music, including Patricia Sagon.”

  • The Wall Street Journal writes, “The Justice Department’s approval this week of the XM-Sirius satellite radio merger was a long time coming — maybe too long given that the deal was announced more than a year ago. Still, credit Antitrust Division chief Thomas Barnett for making the right call in the end.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “One of the marquee deals of the now-faded corporate buyout boom was close to collapse Tuesday night, a victim of the credit-market turmoil that began last summer. The planned $19 billion privatization of the nation’s largest radio broadcaster, Clear Channel Communications Inc., looked increasingly likely to fall through as the private-equity firms and banks backing the transaction failed to resolve their differences over final financing terms, people familiar with the matter said. It would be one of the biggest leveraged buyouts yet to implode as the upheaval in global credit markets has made it nearly impossible for banks that financed such deals to spread their risk by packaging their loans for sale to other investors. That’s left many banks exposed to massive losses they have been trying to avoid.”

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    BOOKS

  • GalleyCat answers the question, “How’s Book Publishing Handling the Election?”

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    JOBS

  • Politico is looking for a Weekend Editor.

  • Human Events is hiring a Manager Editor.

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    Morning Reading List, 03.13.08

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    Good morning Washington. It’s Donald Duck’s birthday!

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  • Most of you do not know someone who has hired a prostitute before.

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  • The Chicago Tribune reports,Lee Abrams, who is credited with inventing FM radio’s album rock format and with giving Howard Stern and Steve Dahl their first major market jobs, has left XM Satellite Radio to become Chief Innovation Officer for Chicago-based Tribune Co., it was announced today.”

  • Neil Adler has left the Washington Business Journal to start up a new media public relations firm with his brother and a friend. His new company is D*MN Good LLC, a creative agency in D.C.

  • The Washington Times has made some internal moves. Maria Stainer is moving from Features to become the new Assistant Managing Editor for Continuous News. Danny Wattenberg is replacing Stainer as Assistant Managing Editor for Features.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Ralph E. Hanson reports, “Former USA Today reporter and current WVU journalism professor Toni Locy has won a temporary reprieve from thousands of dollars of fines being levied against her for refusing to identify the sources who spoke to her about former Army scientist Steven Hatfill. According to USA Today, a three-judge federal appeals court blocked the lower court’s fines as Locy pursues an appeal of a contempt order designed to force her to testify as to who her sources were. The fines were to start out at $500 a day, growing from there to $1,000 and eventually $5,000 a day; the fines were set to begin Tuesday.”

  • McCain to media: Let’s stay together

  • The Deal reports, “New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson said at a Bear Stearns Conference Tuesday that the company is unlikely to sell The Boston Globe or its stake in the Boston Red Sox. ‘The regionals took many steps to reduce their cost structure, and they will do so this year. There are a number of competitive companies in the market, and they are not selling in this difficult climate,’ she said. ‘We believe that the Red Sox have performed very well,’ she added.”

  • Don’t forget that the America and the World 2008 panel discussion is tonight at the Press Club. For more info, click here.

  • Making Sausage: A Reporter’s Emails

  • How dare they! Express slaps Tucker.

  • Spitzer’s media enablers.”

  • Mark Hemingway thinks that some reporters really had it tough when researching the Spitzer story.

  • The National Archives is hosting a Public Interest Declassification Board Meeting on March 17 to solicit public reaction to its recent Report, “Improving Declassification.” The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the National Archives and Records Administration, Jefferson Conference Room.

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    TV

  • A release announced, “Smithsonian Channel continues to increase its distribution with the announcement today of a High Definition
    (HD) carriage agreement with RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a broadband, facilities-based competitive telecommunications provider that delivers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and small-medium business customers and high-capacity data transport and voice services to large commercial customers”

  • Happy 70th Birthday to CBS’s World News Roundup. Check out the first Roundup ever from from March 13, 1938 here.

  • Why Is Managing NPR So Damn Difficult?”

  • Reuters reports, “An unexpectedly long presidential primary season has helped CBS Corp. avoid the worst of U.S. economic doldrums, Chief Executive Les Moonves told analysts on Tuesday.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Nielsen will offer a new service that uses cable set-top boxes to shed light on people’s TV-viewing habits. Nielsen has long dominated the U.S. television business with its panel-based ratings. But for the past two years, competitors such as TiVo, TNS and others have begun to chip away at that dominance by packaging second-by-second viewing of TV programs and ads from set-top-box data, something Nielsen has lacked.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Do you know your news IQ? Check out the Pew News IQ test.

  • A release announced, “Reporters Without Borders is making a new version of its Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents available to bloggers today to mark Online Free Expression Day.” Check out the report here.

  • Bloomberg reports, “Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bewkes, who took the helm of the world’s largest media company on Jan. 1, left open the possibility of a merger for its AOL Internet unit.”

  • The AP reports, “The CEO of The New York Times Co. said Tuesday that the company has an ‘absolute priority’ on expanding its operations online as a large shareholder is stepping up pressure on the Times to do even more.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Crain’s New York Business reports, “Magazine publishers are once again trying to wean media buyers from circulation models to new models that measure their success based on audience engagement. On Tuesday, following a year of discussions between magazine executives from Hachette, Meredith, TV Guide, Time Inc., and others, the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and consultants McKinsey & Co., the MPA announced a new initiative to introduce readership metrics that are closer to TV, radio and Web than current circ-based measurements.”

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    JOBS

  • Washington Business Journal is looking for a Reporter.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a Web Producer.

  • 1105 Media, Inc. is looking for a Reporter, Technology Trade Publication.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Supervising Senior Editor.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Producer, Arts and Living.

  • Society of American Florists is looking for a Senior Editor.

  • Pew Research Center is looking for a Communications Associate.

  • CATO Institute is looking for a Marketing Coordinator.

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is looking for a Marketing Communications Manager.

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