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Where’s Luke Russert? ‘Maybe he’s, um, Busy!’

gong-alarm-clock_11.jpg NBC’s Capitol Hill correspondent Luke Russert received a roasting on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” early this morning. He wasn’t answering his phone as producers tried to reach him live on air at 6:10 a.m.

Mika wanted to talk about his heated exchange with Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) from yesterday on Capitol Hill – she remarked he had done a good job while Rangel insulted him and NBC.

But where was Luke? The “Morning Joe” round table bounced around theories of why the young reporter wasn’t answering the phone.

“Come on, it was Thursday night, Luke was out celebrating!” said one producer.

“Luke got home from cafe Milano an hour ago!” said Mort Zuckerman, Editor of U.S. News & World Report.

“He’s a red-blooded young man,” added guest and advertising exec Donny Deutsch. “Maybe he’s, um, busy!”

“No way,” said Mika. “He’s a reporter, he should be awake, he should be sleeping with his BlackBerry next to his face!”

Mika instructed producers to keep calling him, adding, “I’m not impressed.”

(For future reference: Maybe Russert needs the above gong alarm clock?)

The outcome? Find out after the jump…

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A Peak Into Upcoming McLaughlin-Thomson Reuters Brunch Scene

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The McLaughlin-Thomson Reuters Brunch on the Sunday post WHCA Dinner is shaping up to be full of journos and famous Washington faces. Banter should be full of political chatter.

The venue: The Hay Adams. Organizers say it will be a lavish affair.

Those who have RSVP’d so far include: Rep. John and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Mort Zuckerman (TV commentator and Editor in Chief, U.S. News & World Report), Monica Crowley (Radio talk show host and political commentator), Fred Fielding ( Lawyer and former White House Counsel for President Reagan and George W. Bush), Ken Duberstein (Political advisor and former Chief of Staff to President Reagan) , Dr. Anthony Fauci (NIAID Director), Lawrence O’Donnell (Political commentator MSNBC, Emmy Award winning producer The West Wing), and Justin Smith (President of the Atlantic Media Company).

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and historian Douglas Brinkley

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with NYT‘s David Brooks, Arianna Huffington, 2008 Nobel Prize Winning Economist Paul Krugman, George Will and Donna Brazile

Fox News Sunday: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Minority Whip Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and a roundtable with Fox News contributors senior political analyst Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala, Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, CNN political contributor and Fellow of the Claremont Institute William Bennett and National Urban League’s Marc Morial

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Politico‘s Roger Simon, The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Debra Saunders, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, media commentator Callie Crossley and USA Today Live’s Lauren Ashburn

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, University of Tehran’s Seyed Mohammad Marandi, NYU’s Nouriel Roubini, US News & World Report‘s Mort Zuckerman and “Ascent of Money” author Niall Ferguson

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, NPR’s Michele Norris, Time‘s Michael Duffy and WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Peter Baker, WaPo‘s Michael Fletcher, NJ‘s Marilyn Werber Serafini and WSJ‘s David Wessel

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kevin Hassett and Margaret Carlson

RELATED: Sunday Show Ratings- July 19th (via TVNewser)

Morning Reading List 02.13.09

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It’s day 25 covering the new Obama administration. And day 12 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES

NEWPAPERS

The Daily Beast offers up responses to the popular question these days, Can the New York Times Be Saved? with an archive of recent coverage. Please only click through if you have a secure job.

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald takes a look at WSJ’s editorial page and asks, “Can a newspaper be more misleading than this?” in response to this line after the President’s primetime press conference earlier this week: “We doubt that President Bush, who was notorious for being parsimonious with follow-ups, would have gotten away with prescreening his interlocutors.”

TV

WSJ’s Robert Thomson, NY Daily News and US News & World Report’s Mort Zuckerman and the Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson discuss the future of newspapers and journalism on the Charlie Rose Show. You can read the transcript here.

TVNewser reports “Williams on Nightly’s Bounce: ‘We Haven’t Seen These Numbers In a Long Time.”

RADIO

From Playbook: The President taped an unannounced interview with the Chicago-based Spanish-language radio show “El Pistolero” (“The Gunman”).

ONLINE

Greg Sargent responds to ABC’s Charlie Gibson’s speech at the National Press Foundation earlier this week, in which he said, news aggregators “rip off our work.” Sargent says, “The real point to be made here, though, is that many people at the traditional news orgs simply don’t understand what aggregation really entails. It isn’t just the act of swiping content or collecting links. Rather, it’s frequently about overriding the news judgments of those organizations in one way or another.”

MAGAZINES

FishbowlNY reports “Obama Saves Another Magazine”. This time its Ebony- “The sales figures for ‘commemorative issues’ of magazines featuring President Barack Obama are starting to trickle in and early returns are making publishers happier than David Plouffe on election night. Ebony is reporting that its issue sold over 400,000 copies, much higher than its usual amount.”

NEWS NOTES

A reader brings this to our attention… the Committee to Protect Journalists called on President Obama this week to “halt open-ended detentions of journalists by the US military, saying they encouraged similar action by repressive governments.” Read the NYTimes/Reuters piece here.

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Morning Reading List, 12.16.08

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Good morning Washington. The above picture is from what DC restaurant? Think you know? Then email us with your guess and we’ll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 11.27.07

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Good morning Washington.

  • You are not encouraging your kids to follow in your journalism footsteps.

    Television

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 12, 2007, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ among total viewers and Adults 25-54. In addition, ‘Nightline’ continues to close the gaps with ‘Letterman’ and ‘Leno’ among total viewers and Adults 25-54.”

  • The Carville-Matalin Joke Is on Us

  • New York Magazine reports,Dan Rather’s Last Big Story Is Himself”

  • Brokaw disses Limbaugh.

  • New York Times reports, “The head of the Federal Communications Commission is struggling to find enough support from a majority of the agency’s commissioners to regulate cable television companies more tightly.”

  • Looking into Fred Thompson’s claim against Fox News, The Huffington Post reports, “Evidence actually suggests a strong relationship between the Tennessean and the network that reports so that you can decide.”

  • The Street reports, “For investors, new media ownership rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission are a sign that TV companies have little prayer of getting bigger anytime soon.”

  • FOX News Channel will carry a live feed of the Des Moines, Iowa Democrat and Republican debates hosted by Iowa Public Television and the Des Moines Register. Both debates will air on FNC at 2:00 p.m. EST with the Republican debate on Wednesday, Dec. 12th and the Democratic debate on Thursday, December 13th.

  • TVNewser reported last week, “MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson, a Dancing with the Stars contestant last year, made a return appearance on tonight’s show. In a spoof skit, Carlson — along with fellow ex-contestants Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, and Laila Ali – check into ‘dance rehab’ (who knew?) in Malibu because they ‘haven’t been able to let go of being on Dancing With the Stars.’”

  • This Wednesday, the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington will present Michael Jack, President and General Manager of WRC-TV the Silver Medal Award at a luncheon event at the Willard Hotel.

  • “Not only was Keith Olbermann doing his normal Sunday night gig on NBC’s Football Night in America, he also lent his voice to two popular Fox sitcoms,” TVNewser reports.

  • The Business and Media Institute reports, “When Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry.”

  • CNN’s Christiane Amanpour explains the safari-jacket look that has become her signature style.

  • Washington Post reports,George W. Hughes, 67, a retired broadcast engineer with ABC News and a dedicated model-train enthusiast, died Nov. 16 of respiratory failure at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County. He was a resident of South Riding.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CBS News correspondent Lara Logan and her team won the Association of International Broadcasters’ award for ‘Clearest Coverage of a Single News Event.’”

  • “mediabistro.com’s series So What Do You Do? features NBC News’ Middle East correspondent Richard Engel.”

  • Thompson Slams Fox News While On Fox News

    Radio

  • Washington City Paper’s Dave McKenna explores, “The decline of Sam Huff and Redskins radio”

    Online Media

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News and Facebook have launched a partnership focused on the 2008 presidential election. In this first of its kind collaboration, Facebook will feature an application that will provide its 56 million active users with tools for supporting candidates and discussing the campaign on Facebook combined with ABC News political content and information, including the latest news from the campaign trail.”

  • Slate reports, “You know it’s 2007 when a candidate, in this case Mike Huckabee, holds a bifurcated conference call, first with reporters, then with bloggers. I listened in on both calls to see what the differences were. The reporters’ questions were much more concise and polished. But the bloggers’ questions were more substantive by a long shot.”

  • Sky News reports, “The man behind one of the world’s most influential news websites says there’s everything to play for in the battle to win the trust of TV viewers, newspaper readers and web users — and, he says, it won’t all go the way of the big corporations. Matt Drudge of www.drudgereport.com was speaking to Sky News in his first interview for four years.”

    Newspapers

  • New York Times’ Clark Hoyt writes,Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief of Salon.com, posted a column Monday asking me to get involved in the recent ‘brawl’ on the op-ed page of The Times over the meaning of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign visit to Philadelphia, Miss., where he told a mostly-white crowd, ‘I believe in states’ rights.’ Was it a coded appeal to Southern whites to vote Republican because Reagan and his party would side with them against efforts by blacks to achieve equal rights, as liberal columnists Paul Krugman and Bob Herbert contended?”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “The Washington Post stands accused this week of jumping the gun for published information embargoed by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. The Post story, by Johannesburg correspondent Craig Timberg, scooped the competition by reporting the United Nations’ plans this week to announce that it was drastically cutting its estimate of the size of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic from about 40 million to about 33 million. The Post published the story to the Web on Nov. 19, and led with the story in its Nov. 20 print edition.”

  • “While the national news media focused heavily on the 2008 presidential campaign last week, the public divided its interest between the campaign and the Iraq war. More than one-fifth of the national newshole (21%) was devoted to the presidential campaign, while news about the war — including the situation in Iraq, returning U.S. troops and the Iraq policy debate — drew only about half as much coverage,” according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

  • The Independent reports, “Rupert Murdoch has admitted to a parliamentary inquiry that he has ‘editorial control’ over which party The Sun and News of the World back in a general election and what line the papers take on Europe.”

  • Reuters reports, “The U.S. media industry is on the brink of a second downturn in a decade, one that could accelerate the divisions between fast-growing targeted advertising and traditional formats aimed at mass audiences.”

  • The Telegraph reports, “Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is rumoured to be in takeover talks with LinkedIn, the professional networking site founded by Reid Hoffman.”

  • New York Times reports, “The curious relationship between Hillary Rodham Clinton, presidential candidate, and Rupert Murdoch, media baron, flashed briefly before the eyes of Iowans on Saturday night during a Clinton campaign event.”

  • Washington Post reports,Juanita Daigle of Baton Rouge is listed as one of the thousands of people who sent e-mails to the Federal Communications Commission opposing the proposed merger between the satellite radio networks XM and Sirius. But Daigle said she never sent an e-mail and is distressed that anyone would think she did. ‘How did they get my name?’ she asked. ‘I don’t want someone using my name for something I don’t even know about.’ A check by The Washington Post of 60 people whose names were attached to identical, anti-merger e-mails instigated by the National Association of Broadcasters, a major opponent of the merger, produced mostly unanswered phone calls and recordings saying the phones were disconnected. Of the 10 people reached, nine said they never sent anything to the FCC, and only one said she remembered filling out something about Sirius but did not recall taking a position on a merger.”

  • “Fifty three percent of 300 media, advertising and entertainment executives believe writers should continue to ‘hold out for everything they want,’ with 47 percent voting for them to ‘pick up their pencils and get back to work.’ According to the poll conducted at www.jackmyers.com, a slight majority of a group that should be expected to be more sympathetic to the networks and studios express support for the Writers Guild of America.”

  • Vote now for the I Want Media 2007 Media Person of the Year.

  • Everything you have always wanted to know about André Wells’ style is right here.

  • The Press Gazette reports, “New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman has told a House of Lords committee that new online business models for newspapers are just substituing ‘pennies for dollars’.”

  • DMNews reports, “The Wall Street Journal Europe has signed an agreement with The Jerusalem Post, putting the Post in charge of all distribution, printing, sales and marketing for WSJE in Israel.”

  • PRWeek reports, “The Economist has kicked off an online debate series to extend its brand to the social-media sphere. The first debate series, tackling education, launched last month. The second series is set for December.”

  • 23/6 reports, “With George W. Bush’s hapless former press secretary Scott McClellan issuing bleats of blame about having been tricked into lying to the press about the Plame affair, Paul Slansky looks back at some other White House mouthpieces.”

  • Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus writes, “In liberal Democratic circles, the debate over Social Security has taken a dangerous ‘don’t worry, be happy’ turn. … One prominent practitioner of this misguided approach is New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “Back in August, Dow Jones and News Corp announced the names of five elderly appointees to the board that will oversee the editorial independence of The Wall Street Journal—a body established in response to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover. A month later, one of those appointees, former Republican Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn, died. The group hadn’t even met, and it was already down one.”

  • The City Paper has now launched a video component.

  • A release announced, “The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, which honor excellence in professional journalism in 48 categories, covering print, radio, television, newsletters, photography, online and research.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “The proposed merger between XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. looked dead on arrival back in February, with federal regulators appearing unlikely to give their approval of the $5 billion merger. Nine months later, Wall Street is picking up a different signal: that the deal might somehow pass muster”

  • Jonathan Miller has reappeared on the Internet scene, this time as a member of the board of directors for online search ad management startup, Clickable. Miller’s return comes after a rancorous departure from Time Warner, where he served as CEO of AOL. His landing pad, called Clickable, recently debuted their technology at the TechCrunch 40 conference in September.”

  • Politico reports, “On the evening of Nov. 13, the Wall Street Journal’s Paul Steiger received the prestigious Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club, in Washington D.C., following a light-hearted roast from guests such as Sen. Joseph Lieberman and Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie.”

  • Clinton Will Honor CBS Picket Line If Writers Strike

  • Wall Street Journal reports,Janet Grimley had some hard-won investment wisdom to share with colleagues at a gathering earlier this fall of the American Association of Sunday and Feature editors in Savannah, Ga. ‘Look at your comics pages like a stock portfolio,’ advised Ms. Grimley, an assistant managing editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. ‘Diversify. You need to have some risky comics,’ for instance the slightly subversive observational strip ‘F Minus,’ and ‘some safe purchases like the old favorites.’ Such ‘safe purchases’ would include blue chips like ‘Blondie,’ ‘Beetle Bailey,’ ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Hagar the Horrible.’”

  • The Daily Princetonian reports, “In an age where print magazines are increasingly giving way to online journalism, The New Yorker is more important than ever, editor-in-chief David Remnick ’81 told a packed audience of senior citizens, faculty members and students.”

    Jobs

  • FDAnews is looking for an Executive Editor.

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. is looking for an Editor and a Reporter.

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

  • American University is looking for a Communications Career Advisor.

  • Danville Register & Bee is seeking a sports reporter/page designer.

  • Observatory Group, LLC is looking for a ECB Analyst.

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  • Morning Reading List, 07.18.07

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  • Do tell! What are these mythical “other” beaches you are running off to?

  • An ABC release announced, “For the twelfth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. Averaging 7.67 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC by 330,000 Total Viewers and 90,000 key demo viewers. Week-to-week, ‘World News’ grew its Total Viewing audience 3% and its demo audience 4%.”

  • Another ABC release announced, “ABC News has received 15 News Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, it was announced today by the Academy. The Awards will be presented on Monday, September 24, 2007 in New York City.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has received a total of 15 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today.”

  • 2 Weeks: MSNBC Tops CNN In Sales Prime

  • Cousin TVNewser reports, “PBS Leads The Way with 22 Emmy Noms”

  • “11 of CBS’s 19 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations are for one program: the venerable 60 Minutes.”

  • LNS v. City Paper: The Fallout.

  • Dow Jones Board Approves Sale

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said it will address privacy concerns by reducing the lifetime of ‘cookies’ installed on the computers of people who visit its Web site.”

  • The Weekly Pew News Index for July 8-13 shows, “The Iraq policy debate was easily the biggest story of the week, filling 20% of the newshole, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from July 8-13. It was also the top story in every media sector: newspapers 15%; online 17%; network 29%; cable 22%; and radio 20%.”

  • Bob Meyers, President of the National Press Foundation, sent a letter of thanks to supporters, stating, “As you may know, with your support we have met and exceeded our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • The London Times reports, “Facebook, the fast-growing social networking site, is facing a potentially embarrassing lawsuit after a rival site claimed that the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, stole the idea for the network.”

  • Olbermann To Moderate Dem Forum Aug. 7

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “The songs remained the same on Internet radio Monday, as most stations continued to stream music while their representatives negotiated to lower a controversial royalty hike that took effect over the weekend.”

  • TVNewser reports, “The latest name to surface in the ongoing Katie Couric saga at CBS News is that of Scott Pelley, a Washington-based 60 Minutes correspondent since 2004.”

  • New York Times reports, “Business 2.0 magazine, a seven-year-old Time Inc. publication that covers start-ups, technology trends and changes in the new economy, might publish its final issue in September, according to people briefed on discussions about the fate of the magazine.”

  • The Independent features an interview with Tina Brown.

  • ABC announced that Charles Gibson will anchor a special edition of “20/20,” exploring “the untold story of Billy Graham’s ties to eleven U.S. administrations — from Harry Truman to George W. Bush . ‘Pastor to Power: Billy Graham and the Presidents’ will air on Friday, August 10 at 10 p.m., ET, in conjunction with the publication of ‘The Preacher and the Presidents’ by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy of Time Magazine.”

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Faced with a steady decline in revenue and cash flow, Tribune Co. plans to run advertisements on the front pages of most of its daily newspapers”

  • From a reader calls our attention to this — “USA Today has a cow over voting numbers”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists announced upcoming journalism trainings in Washington, D.C.. Check it out here.

  • TVNewser reports, “In the week ending July 13, NBC slipped into a television year-to-date tie with World News in viewers.”

  • Who knew the Washington Post Business Section was funny? His Extreme-ness did.

  • From ABC: “ABC News and ABC5 News today released credentialing information for the Republican ‘This Week’ Iowa Forum on August 5th. The Forum moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos with additional questioning from David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register, will be held at Drake University. All Republican presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance. The Democratic Forum co-hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party will be held on Sunday August 19th from 8:00-9:30 AM Central Time credentialing details will be provided in the coming weeks.”

  • “You’re invited to the sixth annual Breakfast of Editing Champions at the AEJMC convention Friday, Aug. 10. The breakfast is open to anyone who teaches editing or likes to hang around editing professors ­ and who doesn’t?” All you need to do is e-mail an RSVP to at dgump@concernedjournalists.org this week.

  • Air America has launched a new blog called Spark, written and edited by Nancy Scola.

  • MediaBiz reports, “A panel of online media experts debated the future of the industry at Fortune’s iMeme conference in San Francisco on Friday. It probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock that these Web executives predicted more doom and gloom for so-called ‘old media’ and good times ahead for the Internet companies.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Tribune Co. shares fell as much as 2.1 percent after Los Angeles Times publisher David Hiller said the newspaper had ‘one of the worst quarters we have ever experienced’ in the three months through June.”

  • The IHT reports, “The International Herald Tribune will next Tuesday unveil a redesign of its web site featuring a new set of home page templates and greater emphasis on interactivity.”

  • New York Times reports, “With the United States military fighting a protracted war in Iraq and a wide-open presidential campaign already making headlines daily, Americans of all ages are interested in current affairs and are consuming news like never before, right? Not so, especially not teenagers and young adults, according to a report released last week by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.”

  • “NBC Universal is commiting to a ‘unprecedented, companywide weeklong programming effort’ to educate consumers about ‘ecological issues and our impact on the environment.’ It’s scheduled for Nov. 4 through 10.”

  • Blogs turn 10 years old (awwww).

  • In case you missed it, Chris Matthews announced a new contest on Monday night — the Hardball Campaign Ad Challenge — where you can submit your own homemade campaign ad.

  • Check out News Groper. It features “blogs, editorials and news analysis written by the most sought after politicians, celebrities, business leaders and dictators. News Groper’s proprietary technology ensures that its editorial content remains open and honest by having highly trained satirists ghostwrite on behalf of named authors — without the celebrities’ knowledge or consent.”

  • On Thursday night, don’t forget to check out Cigars and Martinis Night at Ozio, sponsored by Two Mundos Magazine & Laico DC Productions.

  • Dwight Garner writes, “Both Newsweek and Time magazine have newish editors (Jon Meacham, Richard Stengel) and, basically, it’s war: they’re slugging it out for eyeballs in a way they haven’t for a while.”

  • Check out Wonkette’s thoughts on the Post’s feature, “How to lose a war”

  • The Institute of Politics announced its Fall 2007 Resident Fellows, including the Washington Post’s own deputy business editor Maralee Schwartz.

  • From Radar: “This week’s New Yorker profile of Mort Zuckerman tells of how the New York Daily News owner, preparing to guest-host The Charlie Rose Show, asked to interview John McEnroe, who, still angry about a News gossip item, rebuffed him.”

  • Former National Journal-er Troy Schneider tells us, “Why the Deck is Stacked Against Political Startups.”

  • Politico’s Jonathan Martin gives some blog space to ESPN’s Karl Ravech.

  • Congrats to Josh Rushing for being on the Daily Show Monday night.

  • FishbowlDC public service announcement of the day: Find Paris Hilton a good home.

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN may be replacing Paula Zahn because of poor ratings, but the time slot isn’t proving easy for anybody.”

    Jobs

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant.

  • The Community Associations Institute is looking for an Editor.

  • His Extremeness’ favorite network is hiring. Apply here.

  • Voice of America is looking for a News Division/writer.

  • BNA is looking for a Reporter for Pensions and Benefits and a Reporter for Environmental News.

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