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Morning Reading List, 07.23.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • This was a close race, with George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer running thisclose in Sunday Talk Show Host you’d most want to take home to mom.

  • Sara A. Carter joins The Washington Times’ National desk, covering the Pentagon. Carter is from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in California and was the winner of the 2006 Center for Immigration Studies Award.

  • “With the concert as the news hook, global warming was the fifth-biggest talk show topic last week (filling 6% of the airtime) according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from July 8-13. (By way of comparison, the subject was not among the top 10 stories in that week’s general news Index measured by PEJ.)”

  • After “15,470 entries and 1,297 days,” Brian Stelter says goodbye to TVNewser. Today is his first day with the New York Times.

  • 2007 Proofpoint Survey Finds that 9.1% of Large US Companies Fired Employees for Blogging and Message Board Infractions In Last 12 Months”

  • Blogs: What Are They Good For?

  • Happy Birthday to Tom Friedman (Friday). Today: Happy Birthday to Express’ Mike Grass.

  • Bill Kristol, Highly Recommended

  • From His Extremeness: “C-SPAN: Putting The Fun In Funerals”

  • Check out PBS’s Michael Getler’s column, “Welcome to another Ombudsman’s Mailbag. Actually, this is as much a column as it is a mailbag, as you will see. And if you read all the letters, it’s also quite long.”

  • Politico’s Ryan Grim writes, “When the administration calls a media conference call for 2:45 on Friday afternoon, something’s fishy. And when the administration’s ‘interpretation’ of the Geneva Conventions is involved, it starts to smell like Manhattan’s Fulton Street Market in the afternoon.”

  • The Big Lead has an interview with the Washington Post’s Mike Wilbon.

  • Poynter Online reports, “Citizen journalists and other amateur media creators need legal literacy — so says David Ardia, director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center. Ardia recently won a $250,000 Knight News Challenge grant to help develop and online resource on legal issues related to the practice of journalism.”

  • The Republican Party of Florida, CNN, and YouTube announced in a release, “that the three organizations will partner to produce a historic, user-generated debate between the Republican presidential candidates. The two-hour debate, which will take place on September 17, 2007 at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in St. Petersburg, will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and will air live on CNN and CNN En Espanol.”

  • The list of “Stories for Censored 2008″ includes Robert Parry at #1 and David Phinney at #5.

  • “BOA analyst Jonathan Jacoby issued a report … on Sirius (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR). Jacoby, typically one of the more bearish analysts on the merger sees merger odds improving.”

  • Examiner Refuses to Acknowledge Existence of Washington Post”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said it may buy wireless airwaves for at least $4.6 billion if U.S. regulators make carriers open their networks to rivals.”

  • “Is Facebook the New MySpace?,” asks PC World’s Mark Sullivan.

  • “Why Mediabistro.com’s sale is a big deal for B2B ‘conversational media’ ventures,” from Rex Hammock.

  • “From her coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial to her co-anchor position next to Roger Cossack on Burden of Proof, Greta Van Susteren has had a remarkable career and she’s not done yet. It has been sixteen years since Van Susteren made her first television appearance as a CNN reporter covering the William Kennedy Smith trial. Now she hosts her own FOX News Channel current affairs show, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. Join Rob Lorei as part-time Clearwater resident Greta Van Susteren discusses her cable TV career on the next edition of Florida This Week.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “the Sunlight Foundation announced a $10,000 grant to NewsTrust — an intriguing online news rating service intended to help people identify quality journalism.”

  • Did Krugman snub Brooks?

  • “The Bivings Group feels that the Internet presents newspapers with a unique opportunity to make up for lost circulation and readership. This study explores these concepts, as well as the difficulties facing newspapers regarding online advertising, shrinking staffs, and reaching out to consumers.”

  • The News York Times reports, “In a conference call among editors and bureau chiefs, one said The Journal would follow the lead of The Sun, one of Mr. Murdoch’s British tabloids, which prints pictures of topless women on its third page. ‘Rupert has confirmed to me that we will have Page 3 girls,’ he said, according to another person on the call. ‘But in a concession, they will be dot drawings,’ like The Journal’s traditional hand-drawn portraits.”

  • Washingtonian has an interview with novelist Kristin Gore.

    Jobs

  • Thompson Publishing Group is looking for a Editor-Reporter.

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors is looking for an Online Marketing Associate.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for a Technical Producer.

  • Greenpeace is looking for a Communications Director.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a New Group Business Specialist.

  • Brainstorm Creative Resources is looking for a Web & Communications Associate.

  • BNA is looking for a Editor/Writer.

  • Bisnow on Business is looking for an Experienced Business Reporters.

  • Thomson Financial News is looking for a Reporter.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Staff Writer on their Military Team.

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

  • The Star Democrat is seeking layout editors/reporters.

  • Martinsville Bulletin is looking for a Sports Editor.

  • A Financial news company is looking for an Economics reporter.

  • Towne Group is looking for an Associate Producer.

  • “Washington DC based publication is looking for an experienced Copy Editor for a LongTerm Project.”

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    Morning Reading List, 05.24.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Snoop wins.

  • An NBC release announced a new feature, “Today on the Trail.” “The series, which will air regularly leading up to the ’08 elections, will feature ‘Today’ anchors and correspondents backstage with the candidates and their staffs.” The feature will be part of “Today’s” comprehensive coverage of the 2008 Presidential race and will kick-off next Tuesday, May 29 with NBC News’ Meredith Vieira interviewing Sen. Barack Obama.

  • Lots of stuff this morning on Kimberly Dozier.

  • CNN.com’s Subscription Model Is Dead

  • And now, the correction:

  • From a reader (regarding this):

      Funny, that sounds like she’s been using a form letter she’s been using for years. (I remember getting something similar from her back in 2000-2001.) Newspaper recruiters and public relations officers might be on the opposite spectrum, but cut from the same cloth. In the case of recruiters, I think they get a passive-aggressive high from dashing the dreams of journalists with a one sentence slam … and Joe Grimm of the Detroit Free Press is the ringmaster. (Why former Knight-Ridder groupies worship him is beyond me …)

      Down with Midwesern metropolitan dailies and their recruiters! Can’t they all be centralized by Gannett?

  • An update from yesterday’s post…Here’s how the Washington Times chimed in:

  • One reader writes in wondering whether this Politico Breaking News alert deserved the “Breaking News” email:

      Republicans launch ad blitz aimed at vulnerable freshman Democrats, dipping into their own pockets because of campaign committee debt. NRCC aims to tie opponents to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, depicting her as an out-of-touch liberal. Campaign is modest in scope but ambitious in targeting Pelosi to try to knock out her supporters.

    Said the reader: “is this worthy of breaking news, let alone such an e-mail? Let me know if the House rebukes Murtha (maybe), or if the Senate passes immigration reform (out of nowhere), but not if the NRCC is doing business as usual.

  • Media Matters Eric Boehlert writes, “Murdoch’s bid has opened the door to a very public and bruising examination of the crass brand of journalism his properties often practice, and why he would be the wrong person — too irresponsible, too unprincipled — to own the venerable Wall Street Journal.”

  • FT.com reports, “The surge in traffic at Facebook comes amid continued interest in the site from numerous media companies. Facebook has been the subject of buy-out speculation since last year, when Yahoo was rumoured to be mulling a bid of more than $1bn for the company.”

  • His Extremeness writes, “If John McCain’s [expletive deleted] exchange with John Cornyn has taught us anything, it’s the Washington Post’s policy on [expletive deleted] and what not and shit.”

  • From the Providence Journal, “‘Prince of darkness’ sheds light on politics”

  • The AP reports, “Shares of newspaper publishers were mixed Tuesday after two of the largest chains in the country, Gannett Co. and McClatchy Co., said revenue dropped in April.”

  • TVWeek reports, “National Geographic inked a deal with YouTube to offer a series of short-form videos that it has produced for NationalGeographic.com to YouTube’s users.”

  • The Chicago Sun-Times reports, “Some 54 Chicago Tribune newsroom staffers want to take the newspaper’s buyout offer — far short of as many as 100 jobs that the newspaper publisher said it wants to eliminate companywide, sources said Monday. But workers from other departments were also eligible to put in for the buyouts, which could eliminate the need for layoffs.”

  • According to Biz Report, “If you thought that the younger generation only read digital print, think again. According to new research from McPheters & Company the younger generation not only reads digitally, they also read traditional print publications.”

    Jobs

  • NPR is looking for a Supervising Senior Editor, National
    Desk and an Associate Producer, OnAir Fundraising & Promotion.

  • Military Officers Association of America is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • The Gazette is looking for a Copy/layout editor.

  • New America Foundation is looking for a Media Relations Associate.

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