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Morning Reading List 07.31.09

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Above, check out Robert Gibbs, pre-White House (via HuffPost). What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Two local groups have offered early bids to buy the Boston Globe.

TV

Lou Dobbs‘ ratings on CNN are not benefitting from all this attention on him lately, according to NYO.

RADIO

Five Quick Questions for NPR’s David Folkenflik from Mediaite, including, Q: Are you nervous or excited about the future of Journalism? Why? and A: Both. I’m nervous, even heartbroken, because of the toll that the dissolution of the old business models for the news business is taking both on dedicated practitioners of the trade and on trade itself…”

ONLINE

In a week when the biggest story out of the White House is arguably about beer, it seems fitting that ABC’s Jake Tapper took a break to interview Judd Apatow on the Political Punch Podcast. Apatow’s “Funny People” is in theaters now so listen to the podcast and go see it this weekend.

Politico‘s Anne Schroeder Mullins catches up with the genius behind YouTube sensation “Auto-Tune the News” here.

NEWS NOTES

How’s MSM doing on health care reform coverage? Ehh, says James Rainey at the LATimes.

David Bass has launched a new public relations and public affairs firm, Raptor, tagline: “New times demand new strategies.” Find out more on the firm’s new site here.

Totally unrelated to DC journos, but still something to look forward to… the cast of Seinfeld will reunite on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Everything the President touches turns to gold… Bloomberg takes a look at the “Obama Effect” on Washington restaurants.

On the other hand… a 78-year-old woman in Iowa is so sick of seeing President Obama in the media, she’s selling her two television sets.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.23.09


Fox News’ Wendell Goler, CBS’ Chip Reid, ABC’s Jake Tapper and NBC’s Chuck Todd get ready to go on-air just before the President’s prime-time presser last night. Photo by Christina Bellantoni.

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FBDC would like to welcome Kenny Day to the bowl! Kenny’s been an occasional guest blogger, but is ready to take the plunge. Welcome him with a scoop, tip or just a hello here.

Happy Birthday to BBC’s Andrew Jones! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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AP: The New York Times Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit climbed nearly 85 percent, as it cut costs aggressively to deal with a worsening decline in advertising. Its stock jumped in premarket trading.

Things got a little tense at a Metro press conference yesterday when Metro’s general manager had some criticism of WaPo‘s coverage. Get the scoop from WUSA here.

TV

Who is America’s most trusted newscasted? Brian Williams? No. Charlie Gibson? No. Katie Couric? No. According to a Time poll, it is actually Jon Stewart.

“Birthers” are back in the news. TVNewser: CNN is separating itself from the radio commentary of one of its lead hosts, Lou Dobbs, who seemed to support the validity of thinking President Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. A CNN spokesperson says: “On CNN, Lou is an independent reporter who covers stories that people are talking about.”

More on how cable’s been covering this story on TVNewser.

And The Daily Show‘s take on birthers- Stewart to Dobbs, “Do you even watch CNN?”

CNN’s “Black in America 2″ went live in Times Square last evening.

MAGAZINES

Time’s cover story is a special report, “The Final Days of Bush and Cheney.”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Playbook fills us in on what White House spokesman Reid Cherlin got for his birthday- “Burton serenaded him with the Stevie Wonder version of ‘Happy Birthday’… Pfeiffer shined his shoes… Nick Shapiro added two of Reid’s fave movies to his Netflix queue. We made great progress on health care reform.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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TWT Partners w/ CBS Radio Affiliate WHFS 1580

The Washington Times kicked off a partnership WHFS-1580 AM today that will provide listeners with a ‘top of the hour’ newscast plus 30-second features from TWT’s newsroom.

WHFS features a daily lineup of conservative talk-radio hosts, including Glenn Beck, Fred Thompson, Lou Dobbs, Michael Smerconish, and Dr.Laura Schlessinger.

The TWT newscasts will air from 6-9 AM, Monday-Friday.

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That’s ABC’s George Stephanopoulos with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” last night.

It is day 108 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. Happy Birthday to NBC’s Mark Murray! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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NYT: Amazon has introduced a larger version of the Kindle, pitching it as a new way for people to read textbooks, newspapers, and documents. It also offered limited information about new partnerships that are intended to put Kindles in the hands of more university students and newspaper readers.

More follow-up on The Boston Globe: The proposal that the Boston Globe‘s largest union will present to its members tomorrow calls for an 8.3 percent wage cut and an additional five-day unpaid furlough, according to a person briefed on the negotiations. Together, the two measures amount to a roughly 10-percent wage cut.

Reporters at The Baltimore Sun are withholding bylines to protest recent cuts.

Rupert Murdoch says News Corp. will start charging for newspaper websites.

TV

TVNewser reports Dylan Ratigan is staying with NBC. Multiple sources say the former CNBC anchor, who disappeared from the air in March, is expected to turn up next on MSNBC. One insider says NBC “moved heaven and earth to keep him in the fold.”

HuffPost outlines “CNN’s Five Most Annonying ‘Personalities,’” which includes Lou Dobbs, Ali Velshi, Rick Sanchez, TJ Holmes and Soledad O’Brien.

ONLINE

The 50 most popular newspaper blogs- NYT has the most blogs to make the list with 22, LAT has 9.

NEWS NOTES

AP: The government could provide tax breaks for newspapers or allow them to operate as nonprofits to help the industry survive, Sen. John Kerry said. Without newspapers, Kerry and other lawmakers said, there will be too few journalists investigating governments, companies, and individuals.

WaPo‘s Dana Milbank‘s take here. Opening line: “They came as if to their own funeral.”

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Morning Reading List 05.01.09

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It is day 102 covering the Obama administration and week 13 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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More on the print/digital combo at WaPo here.

AP: Reporters at the Chicago Tribune say they believe the marketing department in recent weeks solicited subscribers’ opinions on stories before they were published, a practice they said raises ethical questions, as well as legal and competitive issues.

Named president and publisher of the Gannett Co. flagship earlier this week, David Hunke — former CEO of the Detroit Media Partnership — says some paid content could emerge on the USA Today Web site and he is not shy about making other innovations if they are required. (E&P)

TV

Market Watch’s Jon Friedman: “So far, so good for Meet the Press host David Gregory. He has kept the show on top in the ratings war, after directly following the interim host, Tom Brokaw. Still, it could be argued that NBC handed him a glamorous, high-profile, no-win job.” Read on here.

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, BBC’s Katty Kay, Al-Jazeera Josh Rushing and Daily Beast’s Tina Brown on the White House Press Corps and the cable news “landscape” here.

Politico reports CNN staffers were warned of protestors of Lou Dobbs‘ immigration.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly says the White House press corps has been “neutered.”

NEWS NOTES

More on Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn and Quinn Bradlee in Washingtonian here. “After reading A Different Life, you might understand Sally’s need to hover. Quinn Bradlee’s is a brutally honest tale of how he grew up hampered by physical and mental maladies in a world of wealth and privilege.”

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Morning Reading List 04.20.09

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Its day 91 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. Happy Birthday to Politico’s Carol Lee. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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Former Senator Rick Santorum makes $1,750 per column at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Politico’s Mike Allen addresses critics over the paper and site’s “torture memo” story here.

TV

On the Daily Beast, 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk.

ABC’s Sam Donaldson on This Week says he’s like to ask Fidel Castro before he dies if he killed President John F. Kennedy. “In his dying breath I’d like to be at [Castro's] bedside and say, did you do it? Meaning November 22, 1963.”

Is PBS “recklessly promoting” Al Jazeera? Via Romenesko: Fox News’ Eric Shawn is concerned about public TV’s “WorldFocus” airing reports from Al Jazeera English, while PBS ombud Michael Getler isn’t so bothered. “I think it is a plus for American viewers to see and understand what is on Al Jazeera English, and that viewers of public broadcasting are quite able to make up their own minds about whether what they are watching has news value or is propaganda.”

Radio talk show host and regular cable news guest Michael Smerconish was on CNN’s Reliable Sources this weekend to talk about his new book “Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking.” Check out his dish about Fox News’ Glenn Beck, NBC’s David Gregory and CNN’s Larry King here.

NYT‘s David Carr: Cable news stations have been criticized for “event-izing” all manner of minor news occurrences — President Obama’s first news conference comes to mind. But the Tax Day Tea Party was all but conceived, executed and deconstructed in the hothouse of cable news wars.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer returned to his grad school at Johns Hopkins last week to deliver a speech “President Obama and the World.” More at Yeas & Nays.

Is the Nanny getting a cable news show? Find out at Washington Whispers.

ONLINE

A lesson in proper Facebook etiquette via FishbowlLA.

NEWS NOTES

DCRTV checks out former WUSA anchor Mike Walter‘s documentary “Breaking News, Breaking Down.

TWT’s “Anguish of story can haunt journlists“: Journalists who peer into the abyss of war, crime, and natural disasters as part of their jobs can end up as emotionally scarred as the victims they never imagined joining. “Journalists can experience powerful frustration and demoralization,” said Dr. Frank M. Ochberg a psychologist who specializes in trauma.

Also from TWT- a sitdown with “State of Play” director Kevin Macdonald. “There have been plenty of Washington-set political thrillers, so he tried to make his new by ‘approaching the characters in a different way” and “showing Washington in a different way.’”

More on “State of Play” from DCRTV: Longtime DC sportscaster Frank Herzog gets a part. Also, Chris Matthews, Lou Dobbs, Jim Vance, Jule Carey, Chris Gordon, Eun Yang, and Denae D’Arcy play TV “reporters” in the movie.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Richard Wolffe on the Daily Beast: “Inside the Obama Family PR Machine.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko, Playbook, Calderone

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Dobbs, Denzel at 2009 Horatio Alger Association Awards


Master of Ceremonies CNN’s Lou Dobbs. Photos courtesy of our friends at Qorivs.

CNN’s Lou Dobbs was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2009 Horatio Alger Association Induction Ceremony at Constitution Hall this past Friday.

Denzel Washington and ten others were inducted into the association Friday, including Reprise Records & 143 Records producer, composer and arranger David Foster, Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Stephen A. Wynn and PepsiCo Inc. Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi.

Also in attendance was CNNfn’s past president C. Shelby Coffey III, Justice Clarence Thomas and T. Boone Pickens.

From their site: the Horatio Alger Association was founded in 1947 to honor the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education.

Dobbs became a member of the association in 1999 and his colleague Wolf Blitzer was the MC at last year’s ceremony.

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Morning Reading List 03.27.09

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Its day 67 covering the Obama administration and week eight for us. Happy Birthday to Jill San Marco! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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Christian Science Monitor’s Editor’s Note: “As of today, we are shedding print on a daily basis. But the Monitor itself — the century-old journalistic enterprise chronicling the world’s challenges and progress — is becoming more daily than ever. And with our new weekly print edition, the Monitor is becoming more vital than ever.”

In light of yesterday’s VRIP announcements, WaPo’s Katharine Weymouth tells E&P she is concerned that this latest round of buyouts could further reduce the paper’s veteran talented staffers.

More on NYT’s cuts yesterday as well.

Many say Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)’s bill to save newspapers is an offer that newspapers must refuse.

TV

Bob Schieffer talks about his interview with President Obama for this Sunday’s Face the Nation on CBS’ political blog HotSheet. “The economic crisis continues to dominate the news, but there are so many other issues which are getting less attentionl. We’ll ask the president to weigh in on those issues he has not discussed as much in addition to the economy,” he says.

There was high drama at CNBC yesterday as Fast Money anchor Dylan Ratigan quit — today will be his last day on-air.

Is Rod Blagojevich getting a reality TV show?

ONLINE

By Politico’s Amie Parnes‘ count (via Playbook), at President Obama’s online town hall meeting: 92,918 people, 104,111 questions, 3,607,389 votes.

Google made 200 cuts yesterday. Webnewser has the memo.

Here’s an interesting stat for you- According to HitWise, the Lou Dobbs page on CNN.com was the most visited cable news network show online last week. Dobbs drew a 1.59% share, finishing 9th overall.

In many cases, celebrities and their handlers have turned to outside writers — ghost Twitterers, if you will.

MAGAZINES

Blender is no more. The music magazine followed so many other publications into the ether amidst a restructuring at parent company Alpha Media Group. It will continue to live online.

NEWS NOTES

HuffPost thinks the press corps was bored at Tuesday’s presser.

Shepard Fairey, the Obama HOPE poster artist, is talking again about his use of the AP photo.

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Morning Reading List, 10.02.08

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Morning Reading List, 09.23.08

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Good morning Washington. Do you know what grocery store this is? (Hint: It’s in Rep. Bilbray‘s district). Email us if you do. (And, after the jump, find out just who that young journo was that we posted yesterday…and who guessed it correctly).

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