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NYT‘s Bill Keller and Dean Baquet Talk Wikileaks, Murdoch, Pay Wall

Kalb Report host and veteran journalist Marvin Kalb grilled NYT executive editor Bill Keller and Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet at the National Press Club last night. Baquet spoke for just five minutes of a one-hour program.

Kalb declared himself a NYT fan who respected the publication as a leader in the news business. But you wouldn’t know it from the tone of the interview. Early on, he pressed Keller on the number of features in the Times, some of which appear on the front page. Kalb said he was “of the sort” who believes only hard news belongs on the front page. Keller defended features, saying they were important for telling stories, and had news value. Kalb wasn’t persuaded.

Asked about competition, Keller said that though WaPo and WSJ are still major competitors, online media have also been competitive, not just for traffic but for reporting and editing talent. He named Politico, HuffPost, and The Daily Beast, and says he reads them daily. Or, as he explained,”somebody looks at them and tells me.”

Kalb and Keller also clashed over commentary and analysis in news pieces. Kalb said there “should be a wall between the two.” Keller disagreed. “I don’t mind analysis in the news pages. In fact, I encourage it…It’s what readers want,” he said.

Kalb seemed pissed…

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Next Kalb Report: Schieffer, Woodruff and More

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The Kalb Report kicks off its 17th season at the National Press Club on Tuesday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. with “The Great Debates: The History and Future of U.S. Presidential Debates.” Moderator Marvin Kalb will be joined by a distinguished panel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debates with a look at the history and future of these pivotal forums.

Guests include Bob Schieffer of CBS News; 1960 Debate Questioner Sander Vanocur; Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour; and Mike McCurry and Janet Brown of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Free tickets are available at kalb.gwu.edu.

Murdoch Forecasts iPad may Save Newspaper Industry

By FBDC contributor Nick Massella

While Vice President Joe Biden may describe this media mogul as a BFD, Rupert Murdoch doesn’t let his power get to his head.

“I don’t let it get to me – I don’t really believe it,” said Murdoch, at The George Washington University’s Kalb Report Tuesday night at the National Press Club.

Murdoch spoke about his path to creating a media empire, what he considers content, and of his morning reading list.
Laughs erupted from the audience when Murdoch admitted that his morning news lineup consisted of The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

“But you own those two,” reminded Marvin Kalb, host of the program, which is produced by GW’s Global Media Institute, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, and the National Press Club.

Murdoch, who owns one of the coveted Apple iPads, describes it as “a wonderful thing” and that it “brought together all forms of media – music, books, newspapers.”

Unlike critics of the iPad and Amazon Kindle who think that these technologies will destroy the future of the newspaper, Murdoch believes that it may actually save the newspaper industry.

“If you have less newspapers and more of these, that’s ok,” said Murdoch of the iPad. “It’s more economic. It may well be the saving of the newspaper industry.”

Murdoch and Kalb to Mull Over Future of Journalism

rupert_murdoch_-_wef_davos_2007.jpg Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, joins journalist Marvin Kalb to “share his unique perspectives” on the future of journalism in the next edition of “The Kalb Report”, Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club.

Find out how to attend after the jump…

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Kalb Report Reminder: Tonight @ 8 PM

Four of America’s top correspondents, Laura King of the Los Angeles Times, Cami McCormick of CBS News, Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, will join moderator Marvin Kalb to explore the risks and rewards of war reporting in the digital age on the next edition of The Kalb Report.

The forum, which marks the 67th in The Kalb Report series, will take place tonight – Monday, March 8, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.).

For tickets and more info, visit kalb.gwu.edu.

Kalb Report with Murdoch Canceled

Due to current weather conditions, Rupert Murdoch will not be appearing with Marvin Kalb for the Kalb Report this week. The event is being rescheduled for later in the semester. Note from Kalb after the jump.

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Murdoch Headlines Next Kalb Report

murdoch.jpg Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, will join Marvin Kalb to share his unique perspectives on the future of journalism and the media in the next edition of The Kalb Report: The Making of a Modern Media Mogul.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. Free tickets for the Feb. 9, 2010, Kalb Report are available through GW TicketMaster online at kalb.gwu.edu.

That’s a Wrap: This Just In!, Scavenger Shopping & Kalb

This Just In!
On an all new This Just In! — Joe Urschel, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the Newseum, gives listeners a tour of the mecca of news and recounts his days at USA Today. Listen in as Urschel explains why the Newseum isn’t your grandmother’s museum and why the obit for the newspaper shouldn’t be written just yet. This Just In! is produced by The George Washington University’s Global Media Institute and the Newseum. Hosted by veteran journalist Sam Litzinger, the weekly one-hour program airs every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on XM’s Public Radio Channel 133 and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on 1500 AM Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C.

Scavenger Shopping
CityShopGirl.com and Skincando have joined forces to host a city wide scavenger hunt. The hunt begins on Monday, October 5 with daily clues appearing in CityShopGirl’s daily email publication and on twitter handles @cityshopgirl and @skincandoAfter 10 days of hints and over 20 clues, participants willmeet with their scavenger hunt items at 6 pm on Saturday, October 17 at Lotus Lounge. The Scavenger Hunt DC grand prize(valued at over $2500) includes gift certificates from area vendors including The Ritz-Carlton, iLori, Still Point Spa, Sweetgreen, Urban Chic, LA Boxing, Ginger, Carl Ray make up artist, Crooked Monkey, Nage, Firefly, Chef Geoff and SimplySoles.

Ink on the Brink
The highly acclaimed Kalb Report series launches its 16th season at the National Press Club on Oct. 5, 2009, with “Ink on the Brink: The Future of Print Journalism.” Moderator Marvin Kalb will probe panelists representing four areas of leadership within the challenged print industry about the future of newspapers and preparations for the uncertain years ahead. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution Columnist Cynthia Tucker, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, USA Today President and Publisher David Hunke, and International Herald Tribune Senior Editor Anne Bagamery will join Kalb on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20045). Media wishing to attend should RSVP to Nick Massella at 202.994.3087 or massella@gwu.edu.

NPC Remembers Cronkite and Hewitt


Rather, Kalb, Schieffer and Schorr last night at the National Press Club.

Marvin Kalb moderated a discussion between Bob Schieffer, Daniel Schorr and Dan Rather last evening at the National Press Club called “A Tribute to Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt.”

They shared their favorite stories and memories of the “most trusted man in America” and the creator of “60 Minutes.” And they reacted to comments the President made at Cronkite’s memorial service in New York last week. “We find ourselves wondering how he would have covered the monumental stories of our time. Would he have been able to cut through the murky noise of the blogs and the tweets and the sound bites to shine the bright light on substance?”

They agreed with how the President ended that thought too: “And somehow we know that the answer is yes. The simple values Walter Cronkite set out in pursuit of, to seek the truth, to keep us honest, to explore our world the best he could, they are as vital today as they ever were.”

Kalb Report Returns with “Ink on the Brink”

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The first installment of this year’s Kalb Report series at the National Press Club is just around the corner. Titled “Ink on the Brink: The Future of Print Journalism,” the Oct. 5, 2009 event will feature moderator Marvin Kalb probing panelists representing four areas of leadership within the challenged print industry about the future of newspapers and preparations for the uncertain years ahead. Pulitzer Prize-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution Columnist Cynthia Tucker, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, USA Today President and Publisher David Hunke, and International Herald Tribune Senior Editor Anne Bagamery will join Kalb for the event.

Interested in covering the event? Hit up friend of FishbowlDC, Nick Massella at 202-994-3087 or massella@gwu.edu.

For the press release, click here.

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