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Morning Reading List, 12.05.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.13.08

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Morning Reading List, 10.16.08

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Morning Reading List, 09.11.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.31.08

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Morning Reading List, 03.14.08

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Good morning Washington. It’s Einstein’s birthday!

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REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS

  • If you were Spitzer’s wife, you would not stand with him through two press conferences.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • Tanya Ballard has left washingtonpost.com to join NPR.com

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Many Americans are tracking the details of the 2008 president campaign — the charges, countercharges and controversial advertisements — extremely closely. Large majorities say they have heard at least something about the rumors that Barack Obama is a Muslim; Hillary Clinton’s 3:00 a.m. phone call ad; and George Bush’s endorsement of John McCain. And the revelation that a top foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama had referred to Clinton as a ‘monster’ also registered with a large percentage of the public.”

  • Salon’s Glenn Greenwald writes, “The Politico today published one of the most blatantly one-sided, journalistically flawed “news” articles on the Iraq War in quite some time and promoted it as its featured story, filled with dramatic proclamations certain to attract (by design) significant attention. The central theme is one which the political establishment is most desperate to believe — that Americans are now supporting the Iraq War again and this will drastically re-shape the presidential race in favor of the pro-war McCain.”

  • Locy, Former ‘USA Today’ Reporter, Using Her ‘Anthrax’ Contempt Case To Teach J-School Students

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    TV

  • 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, March 9, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.204 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 3, 2008, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ increased among the key Adult 25-54 demographic (7%) while both CBS ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ declined double digits. ‘Nightline’ also tied ‘Letterman’ in the A25-54 rating (1.3). ‘Nightline’ also continues to close the gaps with CBS’ ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.”

  • Did the Press Service Spitzer?

  • A release announced, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will originate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the week of April 21, the week of the Pennsylvania primary — a delegate-rich contest which may help decide the Democratic nominee for President. Anchored by Jim Lehrer from the studios of public television station WQED — America’s first community-supported public television station — The NewsHour will take an in-depth look at the Pennsylvania electorate as well as critical national issues seen through a Pittsburgh lens.”

  • TVNewser reports, “This morning on Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy welcomed back Megyn Kelly from her honeymoon. Sort of.”

  • Media Life reports, “With voters turning out in record numbers for the presidential primaries and two Democrats still locked in a tight race for the nomination, cable news networks have seen their ratings soar over the past six months.”

  • Variety reports, “In a polite but firmly worded letter, a powerful House committee has informed Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin that he has two weeks to turn over a truckload of information and documents that lawmakers say are needed for an ongoing investigation into Martin’s management practices and decisionmaking processes.”

  • Media Matters asks, “After blasting press for yukking it up with ‘the people they’re charged with covering,’ will Matthews challenge Russert on Gridiron dinner?”

  • B&C reports, “The Federal Communications Commission continues to draw a lot of legal fire for its decisions. In the wake of almost two-dozen legal challenges of its newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership ruling, the FCC was hit again Wednesday by a suit from Comcast over its decision to reinstate a 30% cap on cable’s share of multichannel-video providers.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Guardian reports,Jim Buckmaster, chief executive of Craigslist, has accused US newspaper publishers of actively encouraging journalists to write negative stories about the online classified advertising company.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc’s AOL Internet division will buy social network Bebo for $850 million in cash, bolstering its consumer Web offerings even as the media conglomerate mulls splitting off the business.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Google Inc. plans to announce a new service that Web publishers can use to manage their online ad sales and serve up ads each time a consumer pulls up a Web page.”

  • Media Week reports, “Advertisers and media companies are beginning to embrace the power of widgets, particularly those thousands of mini-applications that have sprouted up on social networks like MySpace and Facebook.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo’s plans.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “Traditional media companies should not fear internet search giant Google but work with it to increase online audience and make more money from the web.”

  • I’m a journalist: I must confess all in my new blog

  • The Guardian reports, “The Wall Street Journal’s digital chief executive has said that it is looking to expand politics and sports coverage and admitted that the “soft” US economy has meant a slip in online display advertising.”

  • What Did the FCC Do About That? GAO Says Agency Doesn’t Track How It Handles Complaints”

  • Blogging and Newspapers, a Lesson in How Not to Brand and Market

  • Bad News Travels Fast, And Furiously

  • MediaShift reports, “Semi-Pro Journalism Teams Give Alternative View of U.S. Elections”

  • AOL to Buy Bebo to Compete In Social-Networking Market

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    RADIO

  • Local stations are wary of NPR’s embrace of podcasts and other new ways to deliver its news programs.”

  • Reuters reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc Chief Executive Mel Karmazin said on Wednesday he hoped U.S. regulators would rule by the end of March on the proposed merger of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio Inc”

  • The Washington Times reports, “National Public Radio listeners who tuned in to ‘Morning Edition’ during the last four days of February found some atypical programming around 6:30 a.m. during the broadcasts. ‘Conversations with Conservatives’ was heard during morning-drive time with host Steve Inskeep and a conservative of the day with much on his mind.”

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    JOBS

  • Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. is looking for a Reporter with Legal Background.

  • Patuxent Publishing is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.

  • The Catholic Review is looking for a Managing Editor.

  • Imre Communications is looking for an Art Director and a Production Manager.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Reader Relations Associate.

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  • Morning Reading List, 01.10.08

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  • Weird. Yesterday you thought the Clinton campaign was the least journo friendly and today you think she is the most. What’s the deal?

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • A release announced, “1105 Government Information Group, a division of 1105 Media Inc., announced that Evilee Ebb is joining the company as Group Publisher for print and online products. Those include Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News, Washington Technology, Government Health IT and Defense System magazines and their respective Web sites.”

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    NEWSPAPERS

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Readers of the Chicago Sun-Times picked up a smaller paper Tuesday, the latest tangible sign of the economic struggles engaging metropolitan newspapers around the country. The tabloid’s physical shrinkage, by about 1 inch to save newsprint costs, is more easily accomplished than the pending staff cuts that will pare editorial positions by 19 percent, the largest local newsroom layoff in recent memory.”

  • Matt Yglesias says, “David Simon, call your office.”

  • The Extreme-ness spots George Will quoting Led Zeppelin.

  • The New York Observer reports, “City Room, the local news blog launched last June by The New York Times as part of a paper-wide effort to offer readers more exclusive content online, will soon get some space in the print edition of the Metro section, according to the blog’s editor, Patrick LaForge.”

  • Check out Reuters interview with Financial Times Chief Executive John Ridding.

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    TV

  • 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 2007 calendar year in total viewers, homes, and all key demos. This marks the broadcast’s tenth straight year as the top-rated Sunday morning show (1998-2007).”

  • Paul Begala says, “Fox News: We Report — Even if We Know It’s
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  • A NBC release announced, “NBC News will debut today a new ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ experience online, available at
    www.nightly.msnbc.com. The redesigned site, which will be officially unveiled … at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, gives the growing ‘Nightly News’ online audience an immersive and visually compelling TV-like viewing experience, as well as an enhanced extension of the ‘Nightly News’ brand online.”

  • CBS News and Writers End Dispute After 2 Years

  • Bloomberg reports, “Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable provider, said it will work with the Federal Communications Commission to address concerns that it blocks customers from using file-sharing services.”

  • Have Clinton and Obama lifted their Fox boycott? B&C’s John Eggerton explores.

  • Check out “A Conversation with Kelly DiNardo.” She is the featured author of the week on WETA.

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Up to 1,000 employees on the Warner Bros. lot theoretically could be laid off anytime after Friday under federally mandated notices the studio recently distributed. The notices, or so-called WARN mailings, represent the first concrete sign that the WGA strike could trigger massive layoffs in Hollywood.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • ABC announced, “Record TV viewership of ABC News’ back-to-back presidential debates on Saturday, Jan. 5, extended to the Internet with a weekend of unprecedented traffic on ABCNEWS.com. The site then experienced a huge surge in traffic and video views on Tuesday with coverage of the New Hampshire primary. ABCNEWS.com received more than 1.2 million video views — mostly for political news. Fueled by coverage of the N.H. primary, the politics section of the site saw nearly 1 million video views — one of the top 10 highest traffic days on record for ABCNEWS.com.”

  • CNet News.com reports, “CBS Interactive announced Tuesday that its CBSNews.com property has teamed up with social news site Digg for online coverage of the 2008 election. Through this partnership, the recognizable “Digg buttons” will be featured on CBSNews.com articles and videos that pertain to the election. In return, Digg’s election-related headlines will be displayed throughout CBSNews.com.”

  • ‘Observer’s’ Media Desk Still a Talent Mill

  • The latest video (or, as Mike Allen calls it, “Tam Cam!”), from Tammy Haddad.

  • Brand Republic reports, “The Financial Times is to relaunch its website in the summer, adding more blogs and international video content to the site. FT’s chief executive John Ridding said the relaunch was being planned for the middle of the year as one of several projects in the works.”

  • Newsweek: Ruckus Bloggers’ Political Contributions? No Problem

  • The Boston Herald reports, “The 24-hour news cycle that has made presidential races an unavoidable spectacle has extended far beyond the mainstream media as hundreds of bloggers, YouTubers and ‘citizen journalists’ have descended on the Granite State. Former CBS anchor Dan Rather, covering the primary for the high-definition cable channel HDNet, said the new media is a plus overall, but there are some negatives.”

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    MAGAZINES

  • Folio reports, “Magazines announcing digital initiatives—video, content sharing partnerships, integrated marketing, social networking and anything other buzzy product related to Web 2.0—increased by more than 33 percent in 2007, according to year-end data by the Magazine Publishers of America”

  • The New York Post reports, “Rock star Bono is looking to buy into the Robb Report, the bible of conspicuous consumption. The U2 front man, through his investment firm Elevation Partners, is in talks to buy into CurtCo Media, which owns the Robb Report, Worth and several other magazines.”

  • Reuters reports, “McGraw-Hill Cos, which publishes educational books and magazines and owns the Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency, on Tuesday said it is eliminating 611 jobs, or 3 percent of its workforce, to reduce costs and boost shareholder returns. The cuts will result in a $43.7 million pretax restructuring charge, reducing fourth-quarter earnings by $27.3 million after taxes, or 8 cents per share, McGraw-Hill said.”

  • And also from Reuters, “McGraw-Hill Cos Inc (MHP.N: Quote, Profile, Research) may cut more jobs beyond the 611 reductions it earlier announced, Chief Executive Harold McGraw said on Tuesday.”

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    RADIO

  • Reuters reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc Chief Executive Mel Karmazin said on Tuesday he has not yet “officially” heard from the Department of Justice on a decision relating to its merger with XM Satellite Radio Inc (XMSR.O: Quote, Profile, Research), but remains confident the deal will be approved.”

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    JOBS

  • Resources for the Future is lookig for a Production Coordinator.

  • National Association of Broadcasters is looking for a Media Relations Manager — DTV.

  • The George Washington University is looking for a Marketing and Media Relations Specialist.

  • National Council on Teacher Quality is looking for an Issues Director.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Copy Editor for CQ Today and CQ Weekly.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Committees Reporter.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation is looking for a Maryland Communications Coordinator.

  • Transport Topics Publishing Group is looking for a Staff Reporter.

  • Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC is seeking a senior reporter.

  • Argus Media is looking for an ethanol and biofuels editor.

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  • Morning Reading List, 11.13.07

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  • You think The Washington Post’s reaction to Tim Page was too harsh.

  • Mitt Romney Loses Coveted Endless Simmer Endorsement”

  • Is that CBS’s Matthew Felling hosting the Kojo Nnamdi Show today?

  • Get ready for tomorrow’s Meet the Press party…and Rush Limbaugh?!?

  • New York Times presents, “Stray Questions for: P.J. O’Rourke

  • New York Post reports,Jack Ford, the son of the late President Gerald Ford, is teaming up with magazine entrepreneur Don Welsh to launch a new publishing company, Mountain Time Publishing.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Presidents and candidates have graced the covers of men’s style mags going back to John F. Kennedy, who posed in the Oval Office for the March 1962 issue of GQ. … For men, these magazines offer an opportunity to shape their images. … So why is a women’s fashion magazine a minefield for Hillary Clinton? It’s a double standard to be sure. A male candidate appearing in a men’s magazine is getting his message out. A female candidate appearing in a women’s magazine is falling into a stereotype and opening herself up to criticism for caring more about her looks than the issues.”

  • Reuters reports, “Investors punished shares of the Walt Disney Co and other large media companies on Friday after U.S. consumer sentiment hit a two-year low and sparked worries about cuts in advertising, analysts said.”

  • AP reports, “AOL, a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. said Monday it purchased Yedda Inc., a social search question and answer service.”

  • Tech Check reports,Marc Andreessen Warns ‘Old Media’ Over Writers’ Strike”

  • Mel Karmazin, chief executive officer of Sirius Satellite Radio, met with the Tribune editorial board Wednesday to discuss the proposed merger of Sirius with XM Satellite Radio, shock jock Howard Stern and the intense competition in media markets.” Check it out here.

  • Andrew Sullivan speaks candidly” to Jennie Rothenberg Gritz “about why he supports Barack Obama, how he became a blogger, and why he’s not afraid to change his mind.”

  • Ad Age reports,Peggy Northrop is leaving her post as editor in chief at More magazine to become editor in chief of Reader’s Digest”

  • Washington Times reports, “Hollywood producer Joel Surnow dismissed as ‘nuts’ the notion that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton can be elected president and said he and other conservatives in the entertainment industry are leaning toward supporting Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani’s presidential campaign.”

  • Redding News Review won its first “Black Web Award.” Congrats!

  • The PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 2007 shows, “Thanks in part to the Democrats’ spirited debate in Philadelphia, last week was the biggest week of the year for the presidential campaign in the universe of radio and cable talk shows. The main course was the Democratic front runner who got carved up by hosts and pundits of various political stripes.”

  • The Independent reports, “The editor of ‘Time’ magazine, Richard Stengel, tells Ian Burrell why even his publication can’t afford to stand still if it wants to compete in an increasingly hi-tech industry.”

  • Journalism.co.uk reports, “Ifra will launch a vertical search engine for the newspaper industry in January, its CEO claimed.”

  • AP reports, “The first lead story on MinnPost.com, a new daily news site, is a 1,400-word report on the Minnesota Democratic Party’s finances. It’s not the kind of flashy tidbit guaranteed to goose online traffic. But flash isn’t the idea at MinnPost, a venture staffed mostly by recent casualties of newspaper downsizing.”

  • Internet News reports, “A few years ago, it might have seemed far-fetched to imagine representatives from traditional media stalwarts like The New York Times and MTV Networks urging others to follow their lead in adapting to survive an evolving online environment. But the times, they are a-changing.”

  • Check out Nick Sweezey’s contestant interview from Jeopardy!

  • Reason’s Marty Beckerman interviews Matt Taibbi, “Rolling Stone’s controversial chief political reporter on Campaign 2008, following Hunter S. Thompson, and his new book.”

  • WTTG launched a new Web site. Check it out here.

  • CNN reports, “The man who revealed that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA said that he was ‘extraordinarily foolish’ to leak her name. Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was a source of the CIA leak to columnist Robert Novak. Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview broadcast Sunday that he did not realize Plame was a covert agent when he discussed her with syndicated columnist Robert Novak.”

  • The Boston Globe reports, “As the television writers’ strike slowly gnaws its way through the TV grid, the question arises: What else is there to watch? Doesn’t Al Gore have some kind of television channel, among his many worthy pursuits? Maybe nobody there’s on strike.”

  • The New Republic’s Michael Crowley writes about, “Clinton’s strategy for crushing the media.”

  • Randy Bennett, Vice President of Audience and New Business Development for the Newspaper Association of America writes about the new Imagining the Future of Newspapers Blog. “We asked 22 of some of the more insightful thinkers we know to provide their perspectives on how newspapers can shape their own future. Some are currently employed by newspapers, but most are outside observers (analysts, futurists, academics, customers, etc.) without a vested interest in the success or failure of new business or journalistic approaches. There were no restrictions. All were free to write on any aspect of the newspaper business and offer up positive or negative prognoses. The goal: stimulate ideas and discussions about the newspaper franchise 5-10 years from now. We will be posting several commentaries a day (to give you time to digest) over the next week.”

  • The New York Times’ Public Editor writes,Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers the White House for The Times, gets a steady stream of complaints from readers about a curious issue. These readers, like Susan Lonsinger of Bakersfield, Calif., object to the fact that The Times refers to President Bush as Mr. Bush on second and later references in news articles. They think that’s disrespectful and that he should always be called President Bush.”

  • Deborah Howell writes, “A new president will be elected a year from now. Voters will look to the mainstream media, to alternative bloggers and to the candidates’ Web sites to help decide who that president will be. A perennial complaint is that the media cover politics too much as a horse race instead of reporting more on the candidates’ backgrounds, where they stand on issues and how they would lead the nation. But is it true? I intend to find out — at least at The Post — and report back to readers.”

  • The Columbia Tribune reports, “Consider the name: Pulitzer. Joseph Pulitzer and the prize named after him enjoy recognition and respect, especially in this town, home to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. But how many people, including working journalists, know and appreciate the rich stories — both human and historical — behind those coveted gold medals? As it turns out, not very many, said Roy Harris Jr. — the author of ‘Pulitzer’s Gold’ — whose book fills a huge gap of knowledge about the coveted Public Service awards given for coverage of some of the biggest stories of the past 90 years, including the Ponzi scheme, the Great Depression, civil rights, Watergate, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and Hurricane Katrina.”

  • “FBNY discusses Slovenia, the age gap in comedy, the profitability of print media and a few other things” with The Onion’s Scott Dikkers.

  • CNN.com reports, “So, what exactly is news in a virtual world? CNN has opened an I-Report hub in the virtual world of Second Life. CNN aims to find out by opening an I-Report hub in Second Life, a three-dimensional virtual world created entirely by its residents.”

  • The New York Times reports, “The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to impose significant new regulations to open the cable television market to independent programmers and rival video services after determining that cable companies have become too dominant in the industry, senior commission officials said.”

    Jobs

  • Home Front Communications is looking for a Media Specialist.

  • WTOP Radio is looking for a Writer.

  • New Media AE is looking for DBC Public Relations Experts.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for a Staff Correspondent to cover the White House for National Journal.

  • Home Front Communications is seeking Detail-Oriented Web Project Manager.

  • WUSA9 is looking for a Producer and an Executive Producer.

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  • Morning Reading List, 10.05.07

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  • We can’t say we are shocked by the results of yesterday’s poll. You would rather fight like Mike Tyson than talk like him.

  • An ABC release announced, “In the largest expansion of ABC News’ foreign bureaus in two decades, ABC News’ President David Westin announced the deployment of seven reporters to posts around the globe. ABC’s reporters will be based in New Delhi, India; Mumbai; India, Seoul, South Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Dubai, UAE; and Nairobi, Kenya.”

  • Cartoonists enjoy evening in the sun

  • ABC also announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday September 30, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ beat CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and among Adults 25-54. ‘This Week’ posted the most growth of the Sunday discussion programs compared to last year, in double-digits, among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. ‘This Week’ is also the only Sunday discussion program up year-to-date (5%) among Total Viewers.” Also, for the week of September 24, 2007, “ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ continued its growth trend in Total Viewers. ‘Nightline’ grew for the second straight week in a row reaching its best Total Viewer number since May.”

  • Today’s edition of National Journal On Air will feature Senator Edward Kennedy in the weekly newsmaker interview with host Linda Douglass. “Douglass will ask Senator Kennedy about the battle over children’s health insurance, the Democrats’ efforts to change course in Iraq, and the political landscape in 2008.” The show airs on Friday at 1pm on XM channel 130. It will also be streaming live and available to the public on http://nationaljournal.com/onair/

  • Telemundo announed in a released that along with mun2, the preeminent voice for Latino youth, launched “‘Vota Por Tu Futuro’ — ‘Vote 4 UR Future,’ the networks’ national non-partisan Hispanic voter registration campaign.”

  • Slate’s Ron Rosenbaum writes, “Don’t get me wrong, I love magazines. I’ve written for a wide range of them, from Punk to The New Yorker. They are—or were—a great American phenomenon. But magazines, many of them anyway, are now slowly killing themselves, killing their credibility, by turning into fawning fools for access.”

  • ‘E&P’ Goes Audio! Listen to Exclusive Discussion About Troubling Drop in Newspaper Ad Revenue Now”

  • Politico’s Mike Allen will soon go on a diet: “Playbook is coming to you live from the Radisson in Manchester, N.H. Yesterday’s Rudy road trip included the Chocolate Moose, three diners (yum.) and a town hall.”

  • The Federal Citizen Information Center of GSA’s Office of Citizen Services is launching our new blog, Govgab. The purpose of the blog “is to highlight government services and information that many people may not know about and show them how to use it in their everyday lives. We have five bloggers and one will post each day of the week.”

  • In a release yesterday, MySpace announced an agreement with PayPal “enabling non-profits and political candidates to virally fundraise throughout the site’s civic and political hub, the Impact channel (http://impact.myspace.com). This marks the official launch of the Impact Channel which will feature new tools including a volunteer search and match tool ‘Volunteer Space,’ a daily issue-based poll, and a voter registration tool.”

  • Journal-isms reports, “CBS-TV and ABC-TV defended their networks’ pieces on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas amid criticism that ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Nightline’ had offered up uncritical ‘puff pieces’ as they interviewed Thomas in connection with his new memoir, ‘My Grandfather’s Son’” And, “Justice Holds News Media in Contempt

  • Joseph Turow is the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, writes, “Google’s decision to spend $3.1 billion to buy little-known DoubleClick will affect the future of American media and the way advertisers tell stories about you and me. Eventually, if Google has its way, what we see on the Web, hear on the radio or read in print will largely be based on decisions Google computers make about how different we are and why.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, would see ‘minimal’ impact if it spun off its television business from the newspaper operations, according to a report from bond-research firm Gimme Credit LLC.”

  • Do you know who the second longest-serving senator from New Mexico is? Test your knowledge with this week’s CQ Political Trivia.

  • Freakonomics reports, “In my opinion, Craigslist is one of the most revolutionary elements of the Internet revolution: simple, scalable, useful, powerful, and therefore omnipresent. So I am very happy to announce that Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, the company’s founder and CEO, respectively, have agreed to answer your questions about Craigslist. As always, leave your questions in the comments section below, and we will post their answers within a week or so. Although many questions are welcomed, time and space may not allow for all of them to be answered.”

  • Sydney Morning Herald reports, “Rupert Murdoch is set to face a challenge to his family’s control of News Corp at its annual shareholder meeting this month, after one of the world’s most powerful shareholder advisers recommended fund managers back a move to change the company’s share structure.”

  • BtoB reports, “Senior executives, including C-level officers at large and midsize companies, have a voracious appetite for quality business information, according to a survey released Tuesday by Ipsos Media.”

  • TV Week reports, “In a world of turbocharged media options, word of mouth remains the most trusted form of advertising around the world. In a semi-annual survey, the Nielsen Co. found that consumers trust other consumers more than they trust messages from paid media advertising.”

  • Susan D. Whiting is the executive vice president of the Nielsen Company and chairman of Nielsen Media Research writes, “Conventional wisdom these days has it that television is dying. Like most conventional wisdom, it’s dead wrong.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Mel Karmazin, chief executive of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., said the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking more details on the broadcaster’s proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.”

  • Folio Magazine reports, “CMP has launched a new Web site that it touts as, ‘investigating the future of the Internet.’ Internet Evolution leverages four Web 2.0 content sources: bloggers; broadband video documentaries and interviews, investigative reporters from CMP writers and user-generated content.”

    Jobs

  • Reuters is looking for a Freelance Junior Producer and Journalism Interns for Summer 2008.

  • PBS Newshour is looking for an Online NewsHour Associate Editor/News.

  • AUVSI is looking for a Magazine Associate Editor.

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  • Morning Reading List, 08.28.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Overwhelmingly, you think Dana Perino will be the next White House press secretary.

  • TVNewser reports, “Another Super Tuesday tomorrow on MSNBC. Chris Matthews continues in Iowa moderating the Livestrong Cancer Forum. Back east, Tim Russert, Natlie Morales, Tucker Carlson, Chris Jansing and others will hold down the anchor fort.”

  • The AP reports, “Yahoo Inc. will introduce new features Monday for its popular Web-based e-mail program, including software that allows computer users to type text messages on a keyboard and send them directly to someone’s cell phone.”

  • Oh Hannity: Not that Bill Keller.

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Sponsors are winners in online contests: Motivated entrants go to extremes for votes, to marketers’ delight.”

  • FT.com reports, “Men’s magazines turn the page on their adolescence”

  • Guardian reports, “Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it”

  • The Hollywood Reporter’s Gail Schiller reports, “To launch their fall lineups, the major networks are turning to the Web like never before, offering viewers the chance to see premiere episodes for free and producing original content around their new series that doubles as entertainment and advertising.”

  • New York Post reports, “Mel Karmazin taught Farid Suleman well — so well, in fact, that the Citadel Communications CEO’s move to bring Don Imus back to the airwaves is torn straight from the teacher’s manual.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Hearst Corp., the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and almost 200 magazines, plans to offer about $593.1 million for the stock of Hearst-Argyle Television Inc. it doesn’t already own. Hearst-Argyle shares surged.”

  • Media Daily News reports, “Now the world’s biggest researcher is launching ‘Hey! Nielsen,’ a new online social community where people can discuss — and influence — TV, music, movies, Internet sites and celebrities. ‘Part opinion engine, part social network, and part buzz tracker, Hey! Nielsen is the place to share opinions on your favorite entertainment,’ reads the description on the beta version of the site, which is currently open only to Nielsen employees, but which will go public by the end of September.”

  • Venture Beat reports, “Federated Media, a popular but sometimes controversial ad network for blogs, has raised another $4.5 million in funding, according to PE Hub’s read of the company’s recent regulatory filing.”

  • Rebecca Christie is leaving Dow Jones after 7 years. Starting next week, she will be an adjunct fellow at the Lexington Institute.

  • Erin Burnett now calls the Chris Matthews moment, “a strange moment.”

  • The Washington Post brings us, “Nightly Crimes Perpetrated by the TV News”

  • The Nation reports, “Along with the (now stalled) rush toward massive conglomeration and the (accelerating) rash of budget-cutting in news-gathering operations, perhaps the two most visible trends across nearly all mainstream US media in recent decades have been an increasing inclination toward tabloid-style coverage coupled with an intense effort to win over conservative critics of alleged liberal media bias.”

  • Boston Globe’s Richard Lipez writes, “It’s still uncertain when or where shock-jock Don Imus will return to the airwaves, now that he has settled his suit with CBS. But a more interesting question is this: When Imus does come back, will distinguished American media personages such as Frank Rich, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Tom Brokaw continue to show up on his show, lending him respectability and cover for his racist, misogynistic, and gay-baiting rants?”

  • TVNewser reports, “Michael Vick’s first comments since pleading guilty to dogfighting charges could not have come at a worse time for MSNBC. The cable network is covering the two-day Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum headlined by Lance Armstrong. At 11:34amET Chris Matthews and Armstrong were in the middle of questioning Sen. Hillary Clinton, when Vick appeared.”

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