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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 6.24.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

TVNewser Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted in Egypt

SocialTimes Why Brands Don’t Respond on Social Media

AllFacebook Facebook Updates Pages Manager for iOS, Android

PRNewser 25 Brands Making the Most of Twitter’s New GIF Feature

InsideFacebook Which Pages are Gaining in Facebook’s Organic Reach?

TVSpy WOFL Reporter Takes Smiling Selfie at Site of Double Murder, Deletes Instagram Account

Lost Remote An Inside Look at the Spredfast-Powered FIFA Social Hub

FishbowlDC On Taxing ‘Yogurt’ with Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Jr.

FishbowlNY Michael Isikoff Joins Yahoo as Chief Investigative Correspondent

AllTwitter How Much Data is Generated on Twitter, Instagram & WhatsApp Every Minute?

10,000 Words National Press Club, Poynter, Team Up for Talk on Journalism Gender Gap

Inside Mobile Apps Health & Fitness App Growth Outpacing Other Apps By 87%

GalleyCat How Would the Harry Potter Series Read from Draco Malfoy’s Point of View?

AgencySpy Ad Spending Surpasses Pre-Recession Numbers of $109B

MediaJobsDaily Building a Case for Leaving a Cushy, Comfortable Job

UnBeige Gehry-Designed Fondation Louis Vuitton Set for October Opening

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On Taxing ‘Yogurt’ with Former DC Mayor Marion Barry, Jr.

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WJLA’s Holmes interviewing Barry; Roll Call’s Tom Williams photographing.

Friday night at LOOK, the restaurant’s Supper Club, Michael Kosmides and Janet Donovan‘s Hollywood on the Potomac hosted an on-the-record dinner with Marion Barry, Jr., the former four-term DC mayor known nationally for smoking crack cocaine on camera in a DC hotel room with a mistress, on his autobiography out last week Mayor for Life. The now DC Councilman was open to all questions from 20 press in attendance, including a FishbowlDC reader submitted question on the proposed “Yoga Tax” on yoga classes and gym memberships in the District.

Although his comments were quite hard to hear (given a very, very large happy hour crowd standing toward the entrance to the club, who were, getting extremely happy), Barry was confused by the question, confusing it with a non-existent “yogurt” tax in the District.

“Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese…The best kind of yogurt is organic, without all these fillers and stuff…I don’t know who proposed that…I think Jack proposed that. I’m not sure. But whoever proposed it, it shouldn’t be.”

Suffice to say, Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans has not proposed a tax on yogurt.

The former mayor re-focused on his career highlights throughout the night while being cognizant of his downfalls and encouraged guests to read his book in full before offering any criticisms.

WJLA’s Kristen Holmes sat down with the former mayor for a piece that aired Saturday night. On his legacy, Barry said, “Don’t judge me by one night, judge me by hundreds of nights, hundreds of days, hundreds of years, 31 years in DC of public service.” Barry is 78 years old.

On how he wanted to be remembered, Barry told Hollywood on the Potomac, “That I cared about people. That I did all I could [to] improve the lives of people, particularly, the poor…That I served as an inspiration, to a whole bunch of people, who needed some help.”

Dinner Tonight with DC’s Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr.

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Weekend plans? We’re having dinner with the Marion Barry, Jr. Normal, right?

The former four-term mayor of the Nation’s Capital known nationally for smoking crack cocaine on camera in a DC hotel room with a mistress, this week published Mayor for Life, his self-proclaimed ‘incredible story’ of his “campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor.”

How will we even find time to eat!? Read more

We Act Radio to Host Holiday Party Tonight: Marion Barry May Attend

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Lefty David Shuster‘s radio family at We Act Radio is hosting a holiday party tonight at their studio in Southeast. “Our funky SE DC radio station is having a holiday party tonight,” he writes. “…There will be a few members of Congress mixing with Anacostia political leaders (possibly Marion Barry) and us media folks who are involved with the station. It will be a cool mix and friendly atmosphere.”

Merry Christmas Shuster!

Barry Klassy, City Paper!

‘Tis the season for shocking covers from struggling print pubs. Washingtonian successfully recharged interest in their magazine and made national news by publishing a shirtless Obama on their cover in May. Now, Washington City Paper is raising the bar with their classy cover of Marion Barry and the headline “You Put Me Out in Denver ‘Cause I Wouldn’t Suck Your XXX”

CP editor Erik Wemple said “I haven’t had any trouble sleeping because of it.” How about you?

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City Paper Cover: Smart or Smut?(polls)

Top Ten Political Sex Scandals of the Decade

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In honor of Sen. Ensign’s little tryst, our friends at FamousDC have been hard at work sifting through the “best” political scandals of the decade. My personal favorite? Vito Fossella and his “love child.” That’s not only quality scandal, its klassy too.

The list is below but check out their explanations for each honoree here.

10. Sen. John Ensign + married staffer who was apparently paid in dollar bills.

9. Rep. Don Sherwood + back rub rejecting mistress

8. Rep. Tim Mahoney + His jobless mistress

7. Rep. Vito Fossella + mother of his child that was not his wife

6. Sen Larry Craig +….

5. Sen. David Vitter + D.C. Madam Hooker

4. Sen. John Edwards + Cici from Poison

3. Former Governor Elliot Spitzer + $$$$$ Hooker

2. Rep. Mark Foley + pages

1. Marion Barry + “the bitch”

Morning Reading List, 04.08.08

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Good morning Washington. It’s the birthday of Kofi Annan and Chuck Todd! And, on this day in 1986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. And TVNewser gives us an update on Tucker Carlson’s TV show. Speaking of TV, ruin your morning TV folks by finding out how your salary compares to that of your colleagues.

A tipster tell us that at the end of the WaPo’s Pulitzer ceremony yesterday (see their coverage today), “they had a moment of silence for the families of the Va. Tech victims. They’re giving the prize money to a Va. Tech charity.” We should also note that the WaPo’s Ann Hornaday was a Pulitzer finalist in the “Criticism” category (“for her perceptive movie reviews and essays, reflecting solid research and an easy, engaging style”).

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

  • At an office pool party, you would not jump in the pool.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I am angry, and exhausted, at how little money I have. I love this work, and I will live with what it pays. But … my God. Some days, particularly when I’m working late, it’s hard to take.”

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Alisha Johnson is the new as Associate Publisher for the National Journal Group.

  • An ABC release announced, “Cathie Levine has been promoted to Vice President of Communications for ABC News, it was announced today by Jeffrey Schneider, Senior Vice President of Communications for ABC News, to whom she reports.”

  • A release announced that “seasoned political strategist,
    Michael Meehan” has joined Virilion as Senior Vice President. Also, Melissa Boasberg has joined the firm as Vice President.

  • Dow Jones reporter Corey Boles is switching beats. He is no longer covering the FCC and instead covering Congress.

  • Politico’s Aoife McCarthy is joining Glover Park.

  • A release announced, “The American Association of School Administrators today announced the selection of Daniel A. Domenech as the association’s new executive director. Domenech succeeds Paul D. Houston, who will retire on June 30 after leading AASA as executive director for 14 years.”

  • Tim Taylor, a former Roll Call intern, has been hired as a staff writer and Jen Bendery has moved over to Roll Call from CongressNow, also as a staff writer.

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • More WHCA Dinner news.

  • The New York Times reports, “Since taking control of the Tribune Company in December, Sam Zell has drawn a lot of attention in journalism circles for speeches laced with profanity, political incorrectness, insults and self-deprecating humor. But all the twittering and tut-tutting over Mr. Zell’s remarks — and his suggestions that some reporting jobs are not needed — masks a more serious concern. With the newspaper industry going through an unexpectedly sharp contraction, Tribune is struggling under $12.8 billion in debt, and its financial condition has deteriorated, creating what specialists say is a very real risk of credit default in the next year or so.”

  • Wonkette reports, “This week, Fred Thompson, Robert Mueller, Tom Ridge, Juan Williams, Marion Barry, Ben Bernanke, Ken Mehlman, Robert Novak, Dana Milbank, Mark Warner, and David Frum were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. … ‘I’m pretty sure I saw Dana Milbank and family leaving Pizzeria Paradiso Friday night. I smiled at the little girl, she did not smile back. Maybe the good pizza was too overwhelming.’”

  • Gawker reports, “Like all good cabals, the New York Times’ contingent of gays has some known members—and other figures who remain in the shadows, the uncertainty adding to the paranoia of homophobic right-wingers. Out Magazine, putting the Times’ ‘gay mafia’ at number 12 in its power list, names nine Times reporters and editors: Richard Berke, Ben Brantley, Frank Bruni, Stuart Elliot, Patrick Healy, Adam Nagourney, Horacio Silva, Stefano Tonchi, and Eric Wilson. But Intelligencer’s Chris Rovzar thinks the gay magazine has underestimated the true extent of the network.”

  • Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach writes, “The Post has just won six Pulitzer Prizes, which looks like a typo. It was a newsroom-wide triumph — Metro, National, Investigative, Foreign, Financial, Magazine. Within that Variety Pack of journalism, there’s a common ingredient — something we too seldom discuss when we cogitate about how to reinvent the business model: Reporting.”

  • Modern Arts Notes reports, “The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten has won the feature reporting Pulitzer Prize for a story mocking Washingtonians for failing to recognize classical violinist Joshua Bell as he played in the city’s acoustically challenged subway. The story was ‘gotcha’ tripe of the silliest sort.”

  • MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman writes, “The newest batch of Pulitzer Prize winners is scheduled to be announced Monday afternoon. When the cheering for the recipients fades, many of them will ponder the inevitable question: What’s next?”

  • A release announced, “Nine foreign journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships for the 2008-09 academic year at Stanford. The international fellows include two journalists in exile—an Ethiopian online editor who is currently in exile in London, and a Chinese online editor in exile in North Carolina—and the program’s first fellows from Belarus and Iraq.” For the full release, click here.

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    TV

  • CBS & CNN In Talks…Again?

  • Reuters reports, “Nielsen Co, a provider of market research and media services, said it agreed to acquire IAG Research Inc, a television and Internet audience research firm, for $225 million to strengthen its media business.”

  • TVNewser reports, “The women of ABC News, Cokie Roberts, Kate Snow, Victoria Clarke, and Raelyn Johnson made up the round table of another ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ on ABC News NOW. This one was all about politics.”

  • Howard Kutrtz writes, “She is trailing in a highly competitive contest against her male rivals, is occasionally covered in a condescending way and faces predictions that she’ll be forced out of the race. Katie Couric understands what Hillary Clinton is going through.”

  • The New York Times reports, “The 2008 presidential race truly is about change: Tucker Carlson of MSNBC, Paula Zahn of CNN and John Gibson of Fox News were swept out of the way to make room for newsier programs that treat each night like election night — a Super Tuesday that never ends.”

  • TVNewser reports that MSNBC’s Race for the White House with David Gregory was live from the Washington Nationals new ball park yesterday.

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • MSNBC.com’s Video Success

  • Radio Ink reports, “New media and digital are still a focus for broadcasters, says Wachovia analyst Marci Ryvicker in her roundup of ‘Takeaways From SNL/Kagan Radio/TV Summit,’ but, she notes, ‘There is still no consensus on the appropriate revenue/profit model, which leads us to believe that we are at least five (if not 10) years away before new media/digital opportunities have any financial significance in the broadcast space.’”

  • A release announced, “YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, and C-SPAN, the cable public affairs network, have partnered to launch a nationwide online and television broadcast initiative. The videocentric program allows voters the opportunity to voice their views on the issues most important to them in the 2008 election.
    The ‘YouTube Voter Video on C-SPAN’ initiative is an Internet/cable broadcast collaboration centered around the upcoming Pennsylvania primary that encourages voters to respond to the question ‘What issue in this election is most important to you, and why?’”

  • A release announced, “Kiplinger.com (www.Kiplinger.com), the leader in personal finance advice and business forecasting, announces the launch of its new Business Travel Center. The online center serves as a guide for businesses and their employees to make the most of their travel dollars using resources from Kiplinger.com and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “AOL’s move to New York this month may signal the last chance for Time Warner Inc.’s Internet division to convince investors it has a future in advertising.”

  • The Independent reports,Dana Dunne is spreading the word about AOL and its $850m purchase of Bebo, a move that he sees as a return to AOL’s roots”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Mr. Magazine announced, “Drum roll please… from a field of 715 new magazines launched in 2007, Condé Nast Portfolio is our choice as The Most Notable Launch of the Year.”

  • Vote for the leaders, artists, enterpreneurs and thinkers who, in your opinion, deserve a spot on this year’s Time 100″

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    RADIO

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “As real-estate magnate Sam Zell tries to rejuvenate ailing newspaper and television empire Tribune Co., he is turning to another, more freewheeling medium: radio.”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • Media Daily News reports, “Like hapless George Costanza in ‘Seinfeld,’ legacy media companies are desperately trying to convince their shareholders that shrinkage is a transient phenomenon. Investors should not judge them by a few bad quarters, they argue, because it’s all part of the ‘transition’ to digital publishing. The economic waters are so chilly that any company would look bad. But a broad survey of the fortunes of big media companies from 2003-2007 suggests that recession or no, they will end up smaller and confirm George’s worst nightmare: Shrinkage is here to stay.”

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    JOBS

  • A washingtonpost.com release announced, “the launch of DCTechJobs.com, a Web site exclusively for Washington DC area tech jobs as well as news and information related to that industry. Technology jobs are listed alongside the most up-to-date tech news, giving users a site that is focused solely on the industry that interests them.”

  • “NLGJA-DC is offering a fellowship to help a student or beginning journalist attend ‘NLGJA Goes to Washington,’ our 2008 National Convention & 5th Annual LGBT Media Summit, taking place August 21-24 at Washington, DC’s Hilton Washington Hotel.”

  • Politico/Politico.com is looking for a National Account Executive.

  • Dana Press is looking for a Web Journalist.

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  • Morning Reading List, 11.28.07

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    Good morning Washington.

  • You think the White House Christmas party for journalists is actually kinda fun.

    RADIO

  • Reuters reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc expects car radio sales to remain solid even if the most dire projections of slowing U.S. auto sales come true, Chairman Gary Parsons said on Monday.”

  • The AP reports, “Arbitron Inc. is delaying the rollout of a new ratings system for radio stations in nine markets following complaints from broadcasters that the system’s samples were too small to provide reliable data.”

  • An NPR release announced, “NPR News, which is producing a live audio-only national Democratic candidates’ debate on Tuesday, December 4 in Des Moines in association with Iowa Public Radio, is expanding its election-related programming with a special Iowa Caucus edition of the daily afternoon talk show, Talk of the Nation, to air live on Monday, December 3, also from Des Moines.”

    TELEVISION

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, November 18, 2007.”

  • A CNN release announced, “CNN, YouTube and the Republican Party of Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 28, will offer the second of two unprecedented debates that will feature the presidential candidates responding to video questions submitted on YouTube directly from people across the country and around the world. Anderson Cooper will moderate the two-hour Republican presidential candidate debate live on CNN/U.S., CNN International and CNN.com from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (ET) Headline News will also broadcast the debate live with a real-time analysis of the reaction of a focus group of undecided voters displayed on the screen. The debate will be held at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Fla. The eight major Republican presidential candidates are confirmed to attend.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “Rumors have been flying recently that Tucker Carlson could soon be on the way out at MSNBC. In a report that aired this morning on NPR, Phil Griffin, a senior vice president at the cable network, described Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as part of the MSNBC ‘brand’. Asked whether Mr. Carlson was also part of that brand, Mr. Griffin replied: ‘He is right now.’”

  • “TVNewser has learned Fox News Channel will ring in the New Year with a special called “U Party With Fox News 2008.” Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly will host the live two-hour special from Times Square beginning at 11pmET New Year’s Eve.”

  • Inside Cable News reports, “There was a change made to the MSNBC crawl this morning. The time bug was moved from the right side by the Live bug down to the left corner on the crawl. Unfortunately that change may have contributed to a problem around 11am where the crawl would not refresh data. It’s been off the air ever since.”

  • A tipster writes in, “The real reason Thompson is mad at Fox is because Carl Cameron focused on Thompson’s gucci loafers on his first day in Iowa. Thompson has never forgiven Cameron or Fox… and hearing criticism from Barnes and Krauthammer was more fuel on the fire”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN has announced the names of 18 finalists for the first CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. The project is the culmination of a five-month audience nomination process through which ‘ordinary people will be recognized for accomplishing extraordinary things.’ CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour, host the event which will air live on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol next Thursday at 9pmET.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “Discovery Communications abandoned plans to sell or seek an equity partner for its Discovery Times channel and will rebrand it as Investigation Discovery, focusing on crime and forensics programming.”

  • The AP reports,Howard Stern finds himself listening to something different these days: ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ on satellite radio. Unlike his last years on terrestrial radio, where Stern felt his voice was neutered and his program sterilized, the still undisputed king of the shock jocks loves what he’s hearing now.”

  • Why they gotta hate on tucker?

  • Web Videos Aim Questions At GOP Field

  • NewTeeVee reports, “TV Guide, which canceled its online video awards ceremony and television special out of respect for the Writers Guild of America strike … has named its award winners in a fanfare-free press release. And there’s not a little guy in sight.”

  • From The Hollywood Reporter, “The writers strike is threatening to put on ice the December 10 Democratic presidential debate hosted by CBS News as the party’s front-runners say that they won’t cross a picket line.”

    MAGAZINES

  • Confederate Yankee reports, “1/18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division, rotated out of Iraqi several weeks ago to their home base in Schweinfurt, Germany. This included noted fabulist Scott Thomas Beauchamp. Whether Beauchamp is still in Germany or has been allowed home on leave is rather irrelevant; he matters quite little now that he has established that he will not support his dark fantasies on the record. What does matter is that Franklin Foer and The New Republic have lost yet another excuse in their continued failure to account for the actions of the magazine’s editors since ‘Shock Troops’ was first questioned. July 18, over four months ago. Now that Beauchamp is out of the war zone and back in western civilization, Foer is unable to claim that he military is muzzling his communication or that of his fellow soldiers.”

    NEWSPAPERS

  • AJR reports, “Even the most committed newspaper industry pessimist might begin to see a little sunshine after talking to Randy Bennett. Yes, the print business is ‘stagnant,’ acknowledges the Newspaper Association of America’s new-media guru. And yes, he says, newsrooms are under pressure. But — and here comes the sun — newspapers have staked out a solid position on the Internet, he says.”

  • Newsosaur reports, “The decline in newspaper print advertising — now tracking to a 10-year low — is actually far steeper when you factor out the inflation that masks the severity of the deterioration. Minus inflation, sales are about 20% lower than they were in 1997.”

  • On Ben Bradlee, Radar reports, “The Grumpy Legend of American Journalism sounds off on JFK, Watergate, Iraq, Hillary Clinton, and Carl Bernstein’s strange choice in women”

  • A tipster tells us, “Check out new website by Capitol News Connection, Ask Your Lawmaker

  • PaidContent.org reports, “Are new online business models just substituting “pennies for dollars” for media owners? That was the woeful conclusion of Mort Zuckerman, publisher of the New York Daily News and US News and World Report, according to the detailed minutes of a recent inquiry into media ownership by the UK House of Lord’s Communications Committee released Friday.”

  • Miami Herald reports, “I’m sure that since Tim Page is a music critic for The Washington Post and won a Pulitzer Prize, he’s a fine journalist. But he did something stupid recently when he sent an aide to Washington’s ex-mayor, Marion Barry, an angry e-mail demanding to be taken off the solicitation list for some cultural initiative that Barry was pitching. ‘Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new — and typically half-witted — political grandstanding?’ Page asked. (Barry, you’ll recall, served six months after he was videotaped in an FBI drug sting in 1990.) The Post was embarrassed when Page’s e-mail came to light and apologized profusely to Barry. Then the paper’s executives did something astonishing: They did not fire Page.”

  • The Center for Citizen Media reports, “One of the most amazing episodes in modern American journalism has emerged from a flagrantly inaccurate and misguided Time magazine column by Joe Klein. He’s a political writer whose work in this case may become Exhibit A for what’s wrong with the craft today.”

  • Washington Post reports,Randel G. ‘Randy’ Barnett, 56, a freelance writer whose work appeared in Baltimore Magazine, the Washingtonian and Baltimore Business Monthly, died of an aneurysm Oct. 27 at his home in Falmouth, Mass.”

  • AJR reports, “News organizations are embracing video on their Web sites in a big way. The quality ranges from bad to basic to superb. And for some journalists, the advent of video is a terrific new career opportunity.”

  • Washington Times reports, “Gannett Co. this month started an approach for its newspapers that targets advertising to specific ZIP codes.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan education division, expanding in Asia, plans to buy a majority stake in a Chinese business that prepares students to enter U.K. Universities.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “Oops! Former Observer reporter Ben Smith, who now has a blog for The Politico that’s a favorite of campaign junkies, wrote a post earlier today about this ‘independent pro-Hillary site,’ which offers to pay people $1 for every pro-Hillary comment they post online. He declared the site ‘the worst idea of the cycle.’ Problem is, the site’s a parody — as posts like this one, on the benefits of dictatorship, or this one, which urges supporters to put Hillary bumper stickers on strangers’ cars, make clear.”

    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company’s competition with Microsoft Corp.”

  • Fiona Spruill, editor of the Web newsroom, is answering reader questions Nov. 26-30. Questions may be e-mailed to asktheeditors@nytimes.com ”

    WEST WING

  • Monday, the Huffington Post reported, “White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said she has discussed Scott McClellan’s forthcoming book with the president, and Perino said President Bush ‘has not and would not knowingly pass false information.’”

  • Washington Whispers reports, “Giddins, spokesperson for the Iowa Democratic Party, and her counterpart, Mary Tiffany, at the Iowa Republican Party, are throwing a New Year’s Eve party for the swarms of media folk who will be spending the bulk of the holiday season in the Hawkeye State reporting in the days leading up to the all-important January 3 caucuses.”

    JOBS

  • US News & World Report is looking for a SEO/SEM Specialist, a Manager, Audience & Business Development: Money and a Manager, Audience and Business Development: Health.

  • The Dana Foundation is looking for a Web Journalist, Dana Press Dept.

  • The Advisory Board Company is looking for a Staff Writer: Health Care Monthly and a Health Care Editor.

  • Arcom Publishing, Inc is looking for a Reporter, a Copy Editor and an Ad Layout Coordinator.

  • Jane’s seeks a Maritime Reporter.

  • Teachermagazine.org is looking for a Web Intern.

  • Southern Maryland Newspapers is looking for a regional sports reporter.

  • MCT is seeking a Creative Features Editor.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 06.19.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • An ABC News release announced that the network received seven Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. “ABC News Radio was recognized with six awards and ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ won for best feature reporting.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has been honored with seven 2007 Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other television network. … NBC News was honored with the esteemed Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. In addition, ‘Dateline NBC’ won three awards for Best Feature: Hard News, Best Investigative Reporting, and Best Videography. ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ received two Murrow Awards for Best Newscast and Best Spot Coverage. NBC’s ‘Today’ won one Murrow for Best Writing.”

  • Emma Schwartz is leaving the Legal Times to join U.S. News & World Report as an associate editor.

  • Online Media Daily reports, “In addition to news aggregators like Google and Yahoo, newspapers need to watch out for online competition from a less obvious source — social networks. That’s according to a global study of youth media behavior commissioned by the World Association of Newspapers and performed by research firm D-Code.”

  • Google launched its new policy blog on Monday.

  • NewsBusters looks into Chris Matthews’ comment, “Okay, this country was built on biased reporting.”

  • Andrew Ferguson, senior editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, told Deb Howell of his Al Gore snafu, “I’m mortified about this. It was incredibly stupid.”

  • Wonkette says, “Happy 35th Anniversary, Watergate Burglary!”

  • On Friday’s Corn and Miniter Show, GOP strategist Doug Heye discussed the 2008 campaign and racial politics.

  • Dr. Ralph Hanson is back after finishing the second edition of his book, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, and now he has the scoop from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual conference.

  • FT.com reports, “Winning over a minority of users of MySpace, Facebook and similar websites could hold the key to turning the social networking internet phenomenon into a viable medium for advertisers. Only 8 per cent of internet users regularly upload the video clips, blogs and other content which draws millions to social websites, according to Agency.com, the international digital agency.”

  • Rev. Moon’s Spanish newspaper — Tiempos del Mundo — is closing and will put out its last edition at the end of the month.

  • A reader tells us, “Mark Segraves’ ‘Laptop’ reports were selected as this year’s Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award winner. The judges select one Lewis Award each year an applicant whose entry best exemplifies journalism aimed at protecting the public from abuses by those who would betray the public trust.” Word is he used some of his award money to buy pizza for the entire newsroom.

  • A reader writes in, “Woah.. You mentioned NPR as a Murrow winner, but didn’t note that ABC News Radio took SIX Murrows — six awards that NPR didn’t win. CBS Radio won 3. But high-and-mighty NPR only got ONE.”

  • “The American Society of Business Publications (ASBPE) named 20 magazines as the nation’s best business-to-business publications as part of its 2006-7 Azbee Awards of Excellence competition.” Check out more details here.

  • Free Ride reports, “Silver Spring residents hoping their busy Montgomery County hub will draw National Public Radio away from its current Mount Vernon Square-based headquarters in the District are frustrated with members of the Montgomery County Council who they say are anti-development.”

  • The Employee Benefit Research Institute announced, “Public service announcements featuring ‘Savingsman,’ the high-flying champion of saving and planning for retirement, have received three 2007 Emmy awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”

  • Inside the Pentagon Senior Correspondent Elaine Grossman has won three separate prizes for her Dec. 7, 2006, article, “U.S. Officers in Iraq: Insurgents are Repeatedly Captured And Released.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “the 30-second TV spot is imperiled as never before. Its competition: A dizzying array of digital and Internet options, many of which produce instant results and valuable consumer data, something that TV ads cannot.”

  • AP reports, “ABC News has apologized for mistakenly running a picture of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry when it was promoting a ‘World News’ story about a man suing a dry cleaner for $54 million for losing his pants.”

  • A reader writes in: “At least one sharp-eyed journophile was left speculating about a sighting today at the high-fallutin’ Towers Club at Tyson’s Corner. The woman, who obviously keeps her crib sheet close at hand, recognized three Virginians heading into a private conference room at the Towers. The three were former Virginia governor Chuck Robb; local media powerhouse Nick Arundel (who publishes the Times Community Newspapers); and national security journalist Susan Katz Keating. ‘Must be working on some big media project,’ the woman speculated. Actually, the three were attending a board meeting of the National Museum of Americans at War. All three serve on the board of directors of the forthcoming museum, which will be built in Northern Virginia.”

  • B&C reports, “Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart might be next on the Peacock’s wish list. NBC Universal President/Chief Executive Jeff Zucker and NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios Co-Chair Marc Graboff recently wined and dined the satirical news anchor and his agent, James Dixon. According to a network source, Zucker and Graboff didn’t focus on pitching any specific role at the dinner meeting. ‘They just made their interest known in finding a way to do business together if Jon was ever available,’ says the source, who categorized the talks as ‘exploratory.’”

  • NY Daily News reports, “Opie and Anthony returned to XM Satellite Radio Friday with less furor than they sparked when they were suspended 30 days earlier.”

  • New York Post reports, “Tina Brown, basking in the glow of her hot-selling Princess Diana book, appears to be so over the magazine business. … Rather, the 57-year-old editor sounds like she’s leaning toward a possible leap to cyberspace.”

  • MediaBistro introduces the “Fastest Three Minutes In Media, mediabistro.com’s first-ever video newscast — a quick look at the week’s most compelling media stories — featuring Amy Palmer (who can be seen on NYCTV’s NY 360) and shot and edited by Matt Huard.”

  • AdAge.com reports, “Both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today are developing glossy magazines for distribution within their traditional newsprint flagships, according to company executives and media buyers familiar with the work.”

  • “The National Press Foundation is pleased to report that we matched our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • New York Times reports, “On Thursday for the first time, Page Six — which no longer runs on the sixth page of the paper, nor on just a single page — occupied three pages.”

  • E&P reports, “The New York Times again topped other newspapers in Web traffic in May, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. It reports that nytimes.com had 12,755,000 unique visitors in May compared to 13,735,000 in April.”

  • AP reports, “Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today, said Monday revenue slid 6 percent in May on continued classified advertising weakness and broadcasting declines.”

  • From the San Francisco Chronicle: “Three books consider the current state of journalism and its future in a landscape dominated by the Internet”

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