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Morning Reading List, 06.14.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You have lofty hopes for your summer reading list.

  • Eric Boehlert points out “a whopping error” by the Washington Post’s Andrew Ferguson in his column about Al Gore’s new book, The Assault on Reason.

  • Slate is “taking the Gonzo-Meter down to zero.”

  • Matthews’ Son Debuts Video on His Dad’s Diabetes

  • TVNewser reports, “ABC Apologizes For Barry Video Mistake”

  • C-SPAN announced that Zach Chastain, Bryan Cink, and Ryan Kelly, “the grand prize winners in C-SPAN’s national ‘StudentCam’ competition, will have the television debut of their documentary ‘Jupiter or Bust: The El Sol Solution’” during Friday’s ‘Washington Journal’ at 9 a.m.

  • DC Style is launching a new text messaging service with “the latest social/fashion/nightlife information.” It was launched June 1 in Philadelphia and is coming to DC in July.

  • TVWeek reports, “Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of marketers, branders and media executives from around the country, former President Bill Clinton challenged the press to ‘render complex messages to audiences without turning them into two-dimensional cartoons’ as the next election approaches. That challenge was issued to Promax/BDA attendees at the Hilton New York on Wednesday as the former president delivered the gathering’s keynote address.”

  • David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media, announced “that the company continues with its national expansion strategy by launching its sixth market with the debut of its Washington, D.C., web site.

  • The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists is accepting applications for the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing.

  • Daryn Kagan’s new book, “What’s Possible! Creating Possibilities Beyond Life’s 5 Biggest Obstacles,” is going to be released in May ’08, to Lisa Berkowitz at Meredith Books, a division of the Meredith Corporation. The book “will feature original stories and reports about people whose experiences and challenges have inspired and affected change in the world.”

  • From Media Matters: “Ignoring Libby’s early obstruction, Broder attacked Fitzgerald for ‘relentlessly’ pursuing Libby.”

  • E&P reports that The Wall Street Journal “announced major changes in its editorial structure ‘that is aimed at better positioning the Journal to benefit from the profound changes sweeping the news business,’ it said in a release.”

  • “Politico is conducting an independent staw poll, administered by Stan Greenberg, at the Campaign for America’s Future’s ‘Take Back America’ conference next week.”

  • Former CNNer Bob Franken has become one of the Hill newspaper’s “Pundit Bloggers” and you can check out his website.

  • “CAIR Accuses Washington Times of ‘Agenda-Driven Reporting’”

  • Check out Poynter Online’s special series focused on radio writing.

  • Variety reports, “In his bid to win approval of the merger of radio satcasters Sirius and XM, Sirius topper Mel Karmazin has proposed several possible pricing structures for the combined company in his informal talks with the Federal Communications Commission.”

  • Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni has moved off the Hill beat to cover White House ’08 full time.

  • “A new study out from the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda measures just how candid media are about what they do and how they do it.”

  • The New York Observer has the details on “Josh Marshall’s Optimistic Leap to Web TV”

    Jobs

  • American Society of Landscape Architects is looking for a Manager, Professional Practice Programs.

  • Children’s National Medical Center is looking for a Interactive Communications Specialist.

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

  • Morning Reading List, 06.11.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you didn’t watch The Sopranos, but for the true fans, you thought Tony would live.

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners here.

  • Dan Gillmor writes, “Journalism’s old guard is in a panic. With the latest bad news … it’s no wonder that people who care about the traditional journalism business are frightened.”

  • Reuters reports, “An Internet entrepreneur and a Wall Street group have joined a list of potential rivals to News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. Inc., an adviser to the Dow Jones employee union said on Thursday.”

  • Eric Rauchway tells us what he learned at the blogging panel, a.k.a “Historical Scholarship and the New Media.” Ben Adler gives his own take on the experience.

  • The National Press Club is hosting a travel writing trade panel June 28 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. The event is open to the public. Reserve online or by calling is 202-662-7501.

  • FT.com reports, “Nielsen, the US-based audience measurement firm, is to begin tracking mobile phone users’ media consumption as part of an effort to provide wireless carriers, advertisers and entertainment companies with more accurate data about mobile phone usage.”

  • Ben Affleck loves to yell during “Hardball.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “It’s almost a footnote in some of the news stories and press releases on News Corp.’s negotiations to take over Dow Jones & Co., but the inclusion of Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, at the bargaining table could be sending a significant signal on where News Corp. is heading.”

  • Gay Programming Steps Out On Satellite and Digital

  • E&P reports, “With the exception of exports leveling off and producer inventories rising, April newsprint statistics released this week by the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) were all negative.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Trading in options to buy Netflix Inc. shares surged to the most since January 2004 on speculation the largest provider of movie rentals via the mail may be acquired.”

  • Christian Post reports, “Americans who watch more hours of television tend to be less committed to classical virtues such as honesty and fairness and less likely to value religious principles, according to a conservative media watchdog.”

  • MediaBiz reports, “Sirius announced after the market closed Tuesday that it had received a $250 million loan from Morgan Stanley (MS).”

  • A reader writes:
      wemple: The problem with Kornheiser is that he’s in great demand. Late this month, he’ll leave the Post airwaves and won’t return in full force until next January, following his season in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth. Gulland won’t say what the station will do to fill the programming void that he’ll leave. farhi: Kornheiser has become so valuable to the station, executives said, that his show will continue, with his name, even after he leaves it at the end of this month — as he prepares for his second season as an analyst on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football.’ WTWP morning man David Burd will host ‘The Tony Kornheiser Show,’ along with Kornheiser’s current sidekicks. Kornheiser will call in to the show from time to time, Farley said, but will not have a regular slot on the program; Kornheiser is committed to ESPN until the end of the football season.

  • A reader writes, “Shouldn’t the Washington Times intern know how to proof before posting and not just rely on spell check?? ‘getting soar muscles from carrying heavy bags’.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Richard Parsons on Thursday signaled more clearly than ever that he might drop at least his CEO title in the next year or two and again backed president and COO Jeffrey Bewkes as his heir apparent.”

  • Since becoming the Discovery Channel’s chief three years ago, Jane Root “has helped pull the nature channel out of a ratings slump with shows featuring, in no particular order, people battling nature, people living in prison, people saving the planet, and so on,” reports BusinessWeek.

  • Deb Howell’s weekly column.

  • A Harris Interactive poll on newspapers and their online sites, that was released at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Cape Town, shows that “five years out, readers expect online to overtake TV networks as their main source of news in four of the seven countries.”

  • Jeffrey F. Rayport writes, “To judge from ad-industry publications, advertising is in crisis. The stories of upheaval in how agencies serve clients, create value and get paid might readily suggest that advertising as a profession and business is dead, or dying. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

  • Marty Kaplan writes, “Within 24 hours, no primate on the planet will be unaware of Paris Hilton’s transfer from the pokie to the ankle bracelet, but it is a safe bet that within weeks or even months, relatively few Americans will know the big news going down now in Iraq. That’s because journalism is distributed in two flavors: push and pull.”

  • AP reports, “Twelve major universities will digitize select collections in each of their libraries — up to 10 million volumes — as part of Google Inc.’s book-scanning project.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The head of the National Association of Broadcasters is urging Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin to end his attempt to merge the nation’s two satellite radio companies and accusing the executive of misleading the public about the deal’s benefits.”

    Jobs

  • AAAS is looking for a Communications Officer and a Communications Associate.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Staff Writer/Online Producer for NationalJournal.com and a Staff Correspondent for Government Executive Magazine.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for an Editorial intern.

  • A downtown DC publishing company is looking for a Graphic Designer.

  • Smithsonian Publications is looking for a Production Coordinator.

  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is looking for a NewsHour Administrative Assistant.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Senior Producer and a Sports Producer.

  • The Map Network/NAVTEQ is looking for a Copy Editor, a Financial Analyst/Accountant, a Senior SQL Developer, a Director of Marketing, a Director of Business Development a Manager Destination and Event Sales and an Ad Sales Representative.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for an Account Manager.

  • C-SPAN is hiring a temporary Political Producer.

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

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