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PBS MediaShift’s ‘Mediatwits’ Explore Plagiarism

pbs-mediashift-logo-final1-470x140Following instances of plagiarism at BuzzFeed and The New York Times in recent weeks, PBS MediaShift executive editor Mark Glaser pulled together POLITICO’s Dylan Byers, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, Newsweek’s Alex Leo and Poynter’s Kelly McBride for “How Far Does Plagiarism Go in the Age of BuzzFeed?,” the latest installment of “Mediatwits.”

“I think that the problem with an organization like The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, while it’s a business model where the fun stuff pays for serious journalism to be done, is that you’ve blurred the lines completely between what are the serious practices and serious rules and something that we do on Tumblr for fun,” explains Leo.

Definitely worth a listen this weekend.

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QUOTES of the DAY


Warning: ‘One more and you’re blocked

“Periodically it becomes clear that I need to warn folks: I block birthers (and truthers). Keep that nonsense out of my twitter feed. Thanks.” — ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet. He warned one potential birther, saying, “One more birther question and you’re blocked.”

The new Howie – what will he be like?

“Drop some F-bombs? No, my tone at the Daily Beast will be familiar to those who followed my WP blog. Only funnier.” CNN and soon-to-be Daily Beast D.C. Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Twitter interview with Mediashift’s Mark Glaser.

Journo’s mom has something to say

“My mother has posted 5 comments on my Facebook wall today. Will she make it to a baker’s dozen?” — Media Matters columnist Karl Frisch in a recent tweet.

Politician writes touching, fried tweet

“I’m lucky 2 have this prayer answered a # of times over:”God grant me at least 1 fried [sic] who truly knows me & is still my friend anyway, ” writes Newark Mayor Cory Booker in a Monday night tweet. (The editors in us couldn’t resist this one – we couldn’t tell, was he joking?)


Morning Reading List, 04.02.08

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Good morning Washington. It’s Carl Kasell’s birthday! Charlie Rose is coming to town! Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about George Stephanopoulos. It’s the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, but more importantly, it’s the birthday of that thing that helps you answer the important question: Is my story idea new? (LexisNexis).

And OMG, first we get our first museum and now our own social network?!? Happy days are here again.

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  • You would rather bring Keith Olbermann home to Mom.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry that I’m 36 years old, make $36K a year, and I’ve apparently peaked. Priced myself out of journalism. Too old and too overpaid.”

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “Whenever the economy starts to slide southward, the press starts sprouting horror stories spout about how ‘tax revenue shortfalls’ are starving state governments. Today’s (March 31) Washington Post Page One piece — ‘States Are Hit Hard by Economic Downturn: Many Cutbacks Felt by Most Needy’ — repeats so many of the genre’s clichés that the writers could have assembled the piece from memory.”

  • PBS’s MediaShift Mark Glaser writes, “Last week, I had the honor of giving a speech at Arkansas State University, as part of their Lecture & Concert series — at least, once I made it through the mechanical mayhem of American Airlines cancelling dozens of flights the same day I flew out. I also got to address a few classes in the College of Communications there, and meet with students who put together the school newspaper. It was heartening that out in the middle of the heartland of the U.S., classes on citizen journalism and public affairs reporting are being taken seriously. Plus, the students who work on the school newspaper (and who get paid to do so!) have been adding lots of original video reports to the newspaper’s website.”

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    TV

  • Who Should Replace Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation?”

  • A NBC release announced, “The road to the 2008 presidential
    election continues to lead to ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (Monday-Friday, 11:35 p.m.-12:37 a.m. ET on NBC) as the late-night show welcomes presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) on Thursday, April 3. This will mark Senator Clinton’s third appearance on the late-night show.”

  • A RCN release announced, “RCN Corporation, a leading
    provider of video, data, and voice services to residential, business and commercial/carrier customers announced today that it will be a 2008 Official Sponsor and Corporate Partner of Washington’s Major League Soccer team, D.C. United.”

  • B&C reports, “Nielsen says that ad spending in the U.S. was up only .6% in 2007 over the year before, with Internet advertising showing the biggest percentage increase at 18.9%. American Idol had the most product plugs for a broadcast show, while American Chopper won big in the cable plug category.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Wired reports, “It looks like AOL is putting the pedal to the metal after its Third Screen Media acquisition. Today the web portal announced a partnership with NY-based Cellufun to launch a ad-supported mobile gaming portal. The end result fits well with AOL’s mobile aspirations: Cellufun will provide AOL’s mobile games channel with its social gaming chops, while the recently acquired Third Screen Media is slated to handle banner advertising for the portal.”

  • WebProNews.com reports, “Columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times opened up a group page with social networking darling Facebook to share photos and ideas from his travels.
    Kristof may have the investigative journalism business down to a fine art, but the dual Pulitzer winner finds himself embracing a challenge on a different realm than the world of Darfurs and Tibetan protests he faces today.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • BtoB reports, “The Magazine Publishers of America announced Monday that it will present Magazines 24/7: Video, the group’s first conference focusing on videos on magazine Web sites. The half-day event, open to both MPA members and nonmembers, will be held June 10, at the Time & Life Building in New York. Among the sessions will be: ‘Video: What Works for Your Brand and Pocketbook,’ ‘Cashing in on the Video Craze’ and ‘Beyond YouTube.’”

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    RADIO

  • WAMU announced, “Jonetta Rose Barras, WAMU 88.5 resident political analyst and co-host of The Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta, will receive two honors in May: a Hope Award from Calvary Women’s Services and an honorary degree from Trinity (Washington) University. Barras will be honored with the Hope Award at Calvary’s seventh annual Hope Award dinner, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at The City Club of Washington at Columbia Square. Barras will receive an honorary doctor of letters and deliver the commencement address at Trinity University’s 105th Commencement, scheduled for 11 a.m., Sunday, May 18, on the main lawn of the university’s campus in northeast Washington, D.C.”

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    NEWS NOTES

  • PRWeek reports, “From increased responsibilities to growing competition, the constantly evolving media landscape has created both challenges and opportunities for today’s journalists, finds the first-ever PRWeek/PR Newswire Media Survey.”

  • Recovering Journalist writes, “The latest edition of the Newseum opens in Washington in a couple of weeks, and John Robinson points out that admission will be $20 for adults. Twenty bucks? Excuse me?? Look, I know museum construction and operation is expensive, and somebody’s got to foot the $450 million bill for multiple interactive news displays. the ’4-D time-travel experience,’ the TV news chopper hanging in the middle of the museum and all of the other bells and whistles. But I thought that was why Freedom Forum, Gannett’s house charity, and other corporate sponsors were paying for this exercise in news industry self-indulgency in the first place.”

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “The stocks of major media and entertainment companies tumbled during the first quarter, with all sector biggies except for Viacom hitting new 52-week lows amid weaker overall markets and concerns about the advertising market outlook fueled by fear of a recession.”

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    JOBS

  • The News Leader is looking for a Copy Editor/Page Designer.

  • The Winchester Star is looking for the next Star reporter.

  • Global Environment Facility is looking for a speechwriter/editor contractor.

  • Belo Corp is looking for a Photographer-Editor.

  • API is looking for an Web Content Administrator.

  • Atlantic Media Company is Announcing the Atlantic Media Fellowship.

  • Washington Life Magazine is looking for a Executive Assistant/Events Coordinator.

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  • Morning Reading List, 03.05.08

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    Good morning Washington.

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  • Visiting the Newseum at some point is on most of your to-do lists.

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  • FishbowlLA’s Tiny Dupuy makes a visit to D.C..

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Reuters reports, “Lawyers who represented book publisher Judith Regan in a $100 million lawsuit against News Corp sued her on Monday, saying she did not reimburse them for fees and cut them out of her settlement payment.”

  • “Hillary Clinton’s complaints about a pro-Barack Obama media tilt helped prompt examinations of Obama’s record and catapulted him to a first-place finish in the competition for media exposure the week of Feb. 25-March 2, according to a Project for Excellence study of campaign coverage.”

  • Crain’s New York reports, “Under a new Wall Street Journal policy revealed to staffers last week, authors such as Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden — whose series of articles on the college admissions process led to his critically-acclaimed book, The Price of Admission — would have to fork over some of their book proceeds to none other than Rupert Murdoch himself.”

  • War and Peace offers reaction to The Washington Post’s piece titled “We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?”

  • SABEW announced,Floyd Norris, The New York Times’s chief financial correspondent, will receive the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) at its 45th annual conference in Baltimore, Md., on April 28.”

  • His Extreme-ness shares “a couple of fascinating tidbits from the Post’s preview of the Newseum grand opening”

  • “Politico’s tussle with Obama campaign shines light on how sausage gets made.”

  • Dana Milbank writes, “It took many months and the mockery of ‘Saturday Night Live’ to make it happen, but the lumbering beast that is the press corps finally roused itself from its slumber Monday and greeted Barack Obama with a menacing growl. The day before primaries in Ohio and Texas that could effectively seal the Democratic presidential nomination for him, a smiling Obama strode out to a news conference at a veterans facility here. But the grin was quickly replaced by the surprised look of a man bitten by his own dog. Reporters from the Associated Press and Reuters went after him for his false denial that a campaign aide had held a secret meeting with Canadian officials over Obama’s trade policy. A trio of Chicago reporters pummeled him with questions about the corruption trial this week of a friend and supporter. The New York Post piled on with a question about him losing the Jewish vote.”

  • New York Daily News reports, “Angry Barack Obama bombarded by media”

  • Rush and Malloy write, “Power lawyer Robert Bennett got to be one of Washington’s top litigators by knowing how to keep his cool. But the highly paid scandal-fixer barely conceals his rage toward some people in his new memoir, ‘In the Ring.’ Bennett heaps scorn on New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in the chapter in which he recalls his defense of Times reporter Judith Miller, who went to jail rather than reveal her sources in reporting on CIA operative Valerie Plame.”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer asks, “As a leading indicator of the newspaper biz’s health, what does the chain’s bad news portend for the rest of the industry?”

  • Washington Times’s Joseph Curl reports, McCain skewers pork for press.

  • The New York Sun reports, “It’s not every day that one finds a tax policy argument in the world-famous gossip column of the New York Post, but there it was yesterday in ‘Page Six’: The news was that the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., had sold his Upper West Side apartment to his wife for $3.25 million for what a Times spokeswoman described as ‘estate-planning purposes.’”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer asks, “As a leading indicator of the newspaper biz’s health, what does the chain’s bad news portend for the rest of the industry?”

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    TV

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ won the February 2008 sweep in total viewers and homes. For the sweep, ‘Nightly News’ averaged 9.532 million total viewers.” Also, NBC announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of February 25, 2008. The Williams-led newscast averaged 9.171 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “For the just-completed February Sweep, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Adults 25-54, averaging a 2.4/9 and 2.96 million. This marks the second consecutive February Sweep that ‘World News’ has placed first among key demo viewers. It is also the fourth time in five sweeps periods the ABC broadcast has won among Adults 25-54. Among Total Viewers, ‘World News’ averaged 9.28 million.”

  • Crain’s New York reports, “For the past few months, people across the United States have taken part in a closely fought contest, full of twists and turns, that has finally produced an unexpected winner. That’s right: There’s a new front-runner in the cable news race. Buoyed by a historic Democratic primary season that has drawn new voters—and new viewers — CNN’s prime-time audience of 25- to 54-year-olds soared 150% in February over year-earlier levels. The boost gave the Time Warner-owned channel its first victory over the Fox News Channel in six years.”

  • We hear NewsChannel 8 would not air last week’s Q&A Cafe interview with NBC 4′s meteorologist Bob Ryan, because they consider him the competition. The program will, however, air on DC Cable/TV 16 this Friday, because they don’t think of him as competition. The full interview is now available on YouTube.

  • Bloomberg reports, “A federal regulator today called for an investigation into why an Alabama television station lost its signal as the CBS News program ’60 Minutes’ aired a segment questioning the jailing of a former Democratic governor.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Forbes.com reports, “The value of merger and acquisition deals in the U.S. media industry could reach record levels in 2008 if pending mega deals like Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo! are completed, PriceWaterhouseCoopers said in a report released Monday.”

  • E&P reports, “Earlier this month, Kiyoshi Martinez started an experimental website that gives journalists a chance to vent their feelings about their profession and their work lives. And have they ever. AngryJournalist.com is a simple yet powerful concept: a gripe board where journalists are asked to say what’s making them angry today. It’s the modern-day equivalent of the anonymous suggestion box in the company lunchroom. All posts to the site are anonymous. Everything submitted goes through Martinez, who screens out trolls and spammers and non-relevant stuff.”

  • The Horses Mouth reports, “Most Media Observers Side With Hillary Campaign Claim That Press Has Been Harder On Her”

  • “Yeas & Nays has learned that the Center for American Progress’ Grant Ginder was recently ghost-writing for gossip Web site TMZ.com.”

  • NPR’s On The Media reports, “Campaign correspondents tread a narrow path between political analysis and outright prognostication. Once quick to predict the future (Google these words: wrong about New Hampshire), are reporters now more circumspect? And is all coverage created equal? New York Magazine’s John Heilemann weighs in.”

  • Mark Glaser asks, “I struggle nearly every week with an identity problem: Am I a blogger or a journalist? Most times, I can take the easy way out and think of myself as the nouveau blogger/journalist or journalist/blogger — but which one comes first? nags my inner pigeon-holer.”

  • The Weekly Standard asks, “Who Lost James Fallows?” And, “It was sort of stunning to listen to, and the response from the Defense official was not unlike Tony Snow’s famous quip to Helen Thomas, ‘Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view.’ Whatever angst the left once had about these calls, they can rest assured that the propaganda isn’t going from the Pentagon to the bloggers, but vice versa.”

  • Hot Air.com reports, “It’s only the first day of the Tony Rezko trial, testimony has yet to be heard, and already the press has gotten to Barack Obama. Faced with a new focus on his ties to the defendant in a corruption case and exposed missteps in his NAFTA dance, Obama stalked out of a press conference with questions ringing in his ears”

  • MSNBC’s First Read reports, “Obama Tangles with the Press”

  • Politico’s Chris Frates reports, “The oh-so-unhip world of business trade associations took a small shot at edginess Monday when nearly a dozen groups launched the blog BizCentral.org, aimed at Washington’s influencers.”

  • CQ Politics reports,Mike McConnell’s Temporary Spokesman Has a Full-Time Job”

  • Portfolio reports, “Digging Digg’s Grave? Changes to the popular content-ranking website threaten to alienate its most dedicated users.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • MinOnline reports, “This Friday (March 7), ‘USA Today’ Gives Readers ‘Openair.’”

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    BOOKS

  • A release announced, “Oxford University economist Paul Collier has won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), Judith Gelber, chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board”

  • The father and son team of Lou and Carl Cannon wrote Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy. Check out the New York Times review here.

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    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • Playbook reports, “ABC’s Ann Compton, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, shows both experience and judgment in announcing the menu for this year’s dinner, which features a rejuvenated and expanded scholarship program: spiced tenderloin, followed by white chocolate drowning in raspberries.”

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    JOBS

  • National Geographic News is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • SIGNAL Magazine is looking for a Managing Editor.

  • The Roanoke Times is looking for a Healthcare Reporter.

  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism is looking for an Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism, a Knight Visiting Professor in Digital Innovation and a Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism.

  • Alliance for School Choice is looking for a Grant Writer for Major DC Nonprofit, Education Reform.

  • Sidwell Friends School is looking for a Director of Publications.

  • Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC is seeking experienced reporter.

  • The Daily Press is looking for a Features reporter and an Education Reporter.

  • The Seattle Times is looking for a Washington, D.C. reporter.

  • PBS is seeking talented candidates for the position of Digital Producer.

  • Arcom Publishing, Inc. is looking for an Ad Layout Coordinator.

  • Patuxent Publishing Co. is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.

  • American Architectural Foundation is looking for a Communications Manager.

  • The World Bank is looking for someone in Communications/Public Affairs.

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  • Morning Reading List, 03.03.08

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    Good morning Washington. One year ago we said goodbye to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and AP said hello (again) to Ron Fournier. It’s the birthday of Alexander Graham Bell, Jessica Biel and, yes, me, which is the closest I’ll ever get to the lovely Biel. And to answer your questions: 1.) No, I don’t feel older, 2.) I was sick of my 20s anyway and 3.) A flat screen tv would be great, thanks.

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  • You think Willie Geist is hotter than Joe Scarborough.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Washington Times reports, “It’s a bad day for those assigned to cover the Redskins on a daily basis — the team has parted ways with Chris Helein, the media relations chief since the summer of 2006.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • Killing Competition Breeds New-Style Foreign Correspondents

  • The latest survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows, Barack Obama is riding high as the March 4 primaries approach. Obama has moved out to a broad-based advantage over Hillary Clinton in the national Democratic primary contest and holds a 50%-43% lead over John McCain in a general election matchup.”

  • On the Press Bus, Some Questions Over Favoritism

  • Gannett Blog reports, “Batting three for three, The Arizona Republic appears to be protecting another top Gannett executive from embarrassing online reader comments. The paper published its story about newly appointed newspaper division President Robert Dickey (left) — without allowing comments at the story’s end. Dickey, 50, the Republic’ s chairman, replaces retiring Sue Clark-Johnson, 61 — another former Republic executive.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “At the San Jose Mercury News, reporters have been instructed to wait at home on the morning of March 7. If they don’t get a phone call by 10 a.m. telling them that they’ve lost their jobs, they should head to work.”

  • The Crimson reports,Linda J. Greenhouse ’68, the New York Times reporter and former Crimson editor who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 praise-filled years, will retire from her beat, the newspaper confirmed yesterday.”

  • From a reader: “Here’s another one on everyone’s fave new media honco, Zell: If you look at the AP’s board of directors’ history, they hardly ever eliminate a Trib/NYT/WaPo member from their board, so Zell’s a shoo-in. If you were Ken Lowe/Gary Pruitt, would YOU piss off this man and vote ‘no?’ Me neither. When he visited the DC buros, I hear he had Randy Michaels, the up & coming CEO, in tow the whole time…”

  • Peggy Noonan on William Buckley.

  • The AP reports, “The Boston Globe says it plans to cut 60 jobs by offering voluntary employee buyouts. Publisher P. Steven Ainsley is telling staff that the buyout packages are a difficult but necessary step to lower costs and keep the business healthy. The plan is part of a broader cost-cutting effort.”

  • William F. Buckley’s Greatest Hits

  • The AP reports, “The New York Times Co. said Friday its January revenue from continuing operations dropped 5.5 percent, weighed down by a significant classified ad sales decline. The company, whose properties include The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune and its namesake daily, said revenue from continuing operations slipped to $272.3 million from $288 million in the prior-year period.”

  • Newsday.com reports, “Newsday publisher Tim Knight Thursday announced that the newspaper will be cutting about 120 jobs throughout the company, citing declining sales and the ‘soft advertising revenue environment.’”

  • Bloomberg reports, “McClatchy Co., the newspaper publisher that paid $4.1 billion for Knight Ridder Inc. in 2006, wrote down the value of its publications for the second time in four months.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “Harbinger Capital Partners NY LLC and its affiliate Harbert Management Corp. on Friday filed a proxy with the Securities and Exchange Commission to elect four directors to New York Times Co.’s board at the 2008 annual meeting, scheduled for April 22″

  • Regarding The New York Times, Jay Rosen asks Romenesko readers, “What were the editors thinking?”

  • StuffWhitePeopleLike has The New York Times at #46. “Mornings are exceptionally important to white people, as witnessed by their love of breakfast places. However, some white people never go out for breakfast on a Sunday Morning. The reason? The Sunday edition of the New York Times.”

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    TV

  • A NBC release announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the number-two rated Sunday morning public affairs show tying CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ and topping ABC’s ‘This Week’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending February 24, 2008.”

  • The Washingtonian asks “Who’s Really The Best Political Team in Television?”

  • And NBC announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the top rated Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, February 24, 2008 in all categories.”

  • Griffin Compliments Countdown Demo Win

  • C-SPAN 2 & C-SPAN Radio will air the election results at 7:30 p.m., pending the Senate schedule.

  • A CNN release announced, “On the heels of CNN’s ratings win for the month of February and the network’s nine presidential primary debates, seven of which were among the most-watched in cable news history, CNN’s political team will report live from the CNN Election Center and across the country for the Tuesday, March 4 primaries. Voters in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island will cast their ballots and CNN journalists and analysts will be on-hand to report the results and what it means for the remaining presidential candidates.”

  • TVNewser reports, “Fox & Friends saw double digit gains year-to-year. The 7-9amET morning show is up 22% in Total Viewers, averaging 953,000 viewers this month. CNN’s American Morning is up 13% from last year, and is averaging 469,000 viewers.”

  • Poynter Online reports,Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning host of the NPR talk show Fresh Air, is a guest voice — as herself — on The Simpsons airing Sunday, March 2 on FOX. Actor Topher Grace also makes a guest voice appearance in the episode.”

  • TVNewser reported that Megyn Kelly got married this weekend. Sorry guys.

  • The Washington Post reports, “The recently resolved Hollywood writers’ strike took its toll on local ratings during the February sweeps period that ended Wednesday. Prime-time ratings declined last month compared with the same period in 2007 for nearly all Washington stations, which because of the strike aired more reruns and reality programming. The dip in prime-time viewership in turn affected ratings for some of the station’s late-night and early-morning newscasts.”

  • TVNewser reports,Liz Cox Barrett writes in the Columbia Journalism Review about an exchange on Morning Joe Wednesday morning with Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough. Buchanan and Scarborough were discussing Sen. Hillary Clinton and the difference between her speech pattern and that of Sen. Barack Obama.”

  • Power Line reports, “The Times Goes Looking for Media Bias … Not, as you might expect, in the mirror. Instead, the Times pointed its finger at a television station in the Republican South. This is a spin-off from the recent 60 Minutes story that apparently claimed it was Karl Rove’s fault that former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was convicted of bribery and mail fraud. I haven’t followed that story closely, assuming that it is another 60 Minutes hoax.”

  • Jeff Greenfield: Sunday Nights Live

  • Media Money reports, “Time Warner’s new CEO Jeff Bewkes just showed Wall Street that he means business about cost cutting and getting the company on track. He just made his first big move: consolidating Time Warner’s New Line studio into its separate and larger Warner Bros.”

  • FreePress.net reports, “We just caught Comcast Corp. stacking an FCC hearing with paid (and apparently sleepy) seat-fillers. The hearing was set up to investigate Comcast’s recent blocking of the Internet. But Comcast packed the room so that the public couldn’t get in to voice their support for Net Neutrality.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CBS’ Bob Schieffer is this year’s recipient of the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award. It will be presented to him by PBS’ Jim Lehrer at the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation’s First Amendment Awards Dinner next week in Washington, D.C. CNN’s John Roberts will emcee the March 6 event. Other award presenters are to include ABC News President David Westin and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker.”

  • TVNewser has a round-up of the ratings and reviews from MSNBC’s Tuesday’s Democratic debate.

  • Washingtonian presents, David Simon Chats About The Wire’s Final Weeks”

  • His Extreme-ness says, “If you base fictional politicians on real-life politicians, are you allowed to flip-flop on the issues — just like the real guys do? Apparently so if you’re David Simon, creator of the mega HBO hit ‘The Wire.’”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • It was Karl Frisch’s 30th birthday on Saturday.

  • A release announced, “New America Foundation’s Next Social Contract Initiative and Pollster Cliff Zukin released new findings on how public opinion shapes national values and informs the potential for policy reform, particularly in the areas of health care, education, taxes and economic security.” Check out the report entitled “The American Public and the Next Social Contract: Public Opinion and Political Culture in 2007″ here.

  • FaithfulAmerica.org, now operated by Faith in Public Life, sent a letter individually signed by 9,000 people of faith to the polling directors at the media organizations that sponsor the presidential primary exit polls. The letter asks ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and the AP to stop stereotyping people of faith by asking all voters — Republicans and Democrats — the same religion questions on the exit poll surveys. We expressed particular concern that Republican voters in every state have been asked if they are evangelical, while Democrats have not been asked if they are evangelical in a single state. Signatures are still streaming in at FaithfulAmerica.org.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “In the convoluted saga of Microsoft Corp. bidding to gobble up Yahoo Inc., speculation about News Corp. emerging as the white knight to rescue the beleaguered Internet giant refuses to die.”

  • Post I.T. writes,Craig Newmark seems pretty content with his business, the hugely successful craigslist.org. He hasn’t accepted any outside funding, has declined offers to buy the site, and he doesn’t have any big plans to change its formats or features. So why was Newmark one of the keynote speakers this morning at the Southeast Venture Capital Conference in Tysons Corner? ‘I’m a curiosity,’ he said, sounding somewhat baffled by the attention he’s gotten since launching the site in 1995. The product hasn’t changed much. He still lists free classified ads from all over the world, charging only for job listings in 11 major markets and for apartment listings in New York City.”

  • NMA reports, “Hearst Digital Network, the online division of the National Magazine Company, is to close a host of its magazine websites. The move is part of a rationalisation of the network’s key brands that will see it reduce its focus from 13 titles down to five. The four magazine sites being closed include Good Housekeeping and Country Living, which will be wrapped into a single portal, Allaboutyou.com.”

  • Portfolio reports, “TechCrunch is the talk of Silicon Valley. Now the founder of the blog talks about the battle between Microsoft and Yahoo, Barry Diller, and why he says Gawker Media’s Nick Denton is ‘amoral.’”

  • ClickZ reports, “Yahoo has started testing behavioral and geo-targeting across its growing network of newspaper publisher sites. A preview of its nascent display ad management platform and recent statements from Yahoo execs indicate the firm’s sales restructuring, newspaper consortium project and network ambitions are aligning.”

  • Reuters reports, “Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch, and nearly half are turning to the Internet to get their news, according to a new survey.”

  • A release announced, “DCist.com is pleased to announce its second annual DCist Exposed Photography Show, in partnership with Civilian Art Projects, running March 7-15, 2008. 44 local photographers, both amateur and professional, were chosen out of over 250 who submitted their work for the show through the DCist Flickr site. Every day DCist.com selects photos from a user-generated Flickr photo pool to use in its daily coverage of local news, arts and entertainment, politics, food and sports.”

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “The press will torment Obama, too”

  • Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar talks to George Carlin and finds out he “Reads More Blogs Than You Do”

  • Wonkette reports, “Important New York Times editorial decisions
    New Republic Investigates NY Times Newsroom Politics Over Single Article, Again”

  • “Two thirds of Americans — 67% — believe traditional journalism is out of touch with what Americans want from their news, a new We Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows.

  • Mark Glaser writes, “Distinction Between Bloggers, Journalists Blurring More Than Ever”

  • The Telegraph reports, “Ten years ago, he was a reclusive, pasty-faced 31-year-old who, bashing away on his laptop in his grungy Hollywood apartment, shot to prominence when he threatened to bring down Bill Clinton’s presidency by breaking news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Now, Matt Drudge owns a luxurious Mediterranean-style stucco house on Rivo Alto Island in Florida’s Biscayne Bay, a condominium at the Four Seasons in Miami and is said to drive a black Mustang. He remains an elusive, mysterious figure but the internet pioneer is arguably the single most powerful journalist — though his detractors even deny that is his occupation — in the world.”

  • National Journal’s William Powers writes, “Some say that the media have fallen hard for Barack Obama. Others note that journalists once carried a torch for John McCain and may well do so again. Watch the coverage closely, however, and it turns out that the most powerful media bias in this campaign is not for a person but for a decade.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • The Nation’s Richard Kim writes, “I won’t attempt a grand summary of the late William F. Buckley’s legacy. The man was undeniably one of the great political forces of the 20th century — so too were Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman. But in seeking to capture the scope of his influence, writers on the left have taken to applauding Buckley’s ‘brilliance.’”

  • On Buckley, Slate’s Timothy Noah writes, “Why we should be (mostly) glad that he outlived his brand of conservatism.”

  • Slate’s Michael KinsleyOn Intellectual Honesty Bill Buckley had it, journalism should strive for it, and politics needs more of it.”

  • Yale Daily News reports, “William F. Buckley Jr. ’50, whose penchant for the pen beginning in his earliest years at Yale popularized the conservative movement and transformed a generation of American politics, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 82.”

  • DMNews.com reports, “In an effort to heighten brand awareness of its online and print magazine titles, Hearst Magazines Digital Media will participate in Yahoo Buzz. Yahoo Buzz allows readers to vote on the popularity of online stories. Yahoo then posts the winners on its homepage. Hearst has signed on ten of its titles, including Esquire, Cosmopolitan and Redbook, as Buzz content partners.”

  • The Progressive announced that they have added two new columnists: “Dave Zirin, who delves into the politics of sports, and Jim Hightower, the great—and funny—Texas populist.”

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    RADIO

  • A NPR release announced, “NPR News journalists Larry Abramson and Marisa Penaloza have been honored by the Education Writers Association with its ‘National Award for Education Reporting’ in the radio category for a year-long NPR on-air and online series following a Baltimore-area high school’s efforts to improve student achievement.”

  • Washington Whispers reports, “Conservative talker Laura Ingraham gave her a big break, and now former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wants her own radio show. ‘I think it would be so much fun,’ she tells us. ‘I love talking, listening, and asking and responding to questions.’ Albright was recently on Ingraham’s show talking up Sen. Hillary Clinton when she felt the urge to have the mike to herself. ‘I like to be provocative and like to be provoked,’ she says. ‘Having been on many radio shows, I know they provide great opportunities to learn about many different subjects and allow you to have fun while doing it—all without having to put on makeup!’”

  • Radio Ink reports, “XM Satellite Radio CEO Nate Davis this morning detailed some cost-saving changes his company is making to its marketing strategy, and also revealed how he’s working with Apple to make XM programming more accessible to iPod users.”

  • Reuters reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc have extended by two months a deadline to potentially terminate without penalty Sirius’s year-old proposed acquisition of its bigger rival.”

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    JOBS

  • Army Times Publishing Company is seeking Deputy News Editor for Navy Times and Navytimes.com.

  • Eurasia Group is seeking an Editor.

  • Liberty University is looking for a Promotional Copywriter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Assistant Documents Editor.

  • SmartBrief, Inc. is looking for an Editor.

  • MarketWatch is looking for a Financial Regulation & Housing Reporter.

  • The Humane Society of the United States is seeking an Associate Editor.

  • Carroll County Times is looking for a Features reporter.

  • Citigate Cunningham is looking for a Director of Technology Public Relations and an Account Manager for Technology Public Relations.

  • National Federation of Independent Business is looking for a Web Communications Manager.

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