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How Much Would You Pay To Have Lunch With Chris Matthews? Or Tour This Week Set With George?

How much would you pay to have lunch or dinner with Chris Matthews at the Willard? $1,550?

How about to tour the set of This Week with George Stephanopoulos? $900?

To tour Meet the Press set with David Gregory and the opportunity to turn the questions on him? $1,000?

Luckily for Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights there are plenty of people out there who would pay those current bids for charity.

Other journos up for bidding: Anderson Cooper (a taping of 360 going for $2,000), Bill O’Reilly (a taping of The Factor going for $1,850) and Helen Thomas (a dinner with 5 going for $550). Oprah‘s killing it- bid’s at $27,500 to meet her backstage- while poor Tom Friedman‘s only going for $450 for lunch at the Bombay Club right now.

Morning Reading List 05.13.09

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It is day 114 covering the Obama administration and week 15 for us. Happy birthday to Jeff Dufour! What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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

NEWSPAPERS

A member of NYT Co. Board says they haven’t been in discussions with Google.

TV

Can Ed Schultz improve MSNBC’s 6pm ratings? Politico takes a look here.

What tvnewser donned a skull cummerbund at this weekend’s WHCD? FishbowlLA has the answer here.

RADIO

IndieWire reports that as Kirby Dick‘s new documentary, Outrage, opened, NPR trimmed its review of the film, cutting mentions of the American political figures depicted in the movie. Critic Nathan Lee subsequently removed his byline from the article in protest and lodged a comment on the NPR site.

ONLINE

Mediaweek: Fox News’ online ascent continues, as the network’s formerly lightly-trafficked Web site FoxNews.com has significantly improved its numbers for several key engagement scores over the past year as its audience has steadily climbed, according to newly-released data.

TheStimulist.com, a news site created by MSNBC anchor and Air America radio host Carlos Watson for “the change generation” went live yesterday. WebNewser caught up with him here.

paidContent reveals Twitter.com had more unique visitors last month than WSJ.com and NYTimes.com. Why? Two words: Ashton and Oprah.

MAGAZINES

NYO profiles Jon Meacham- “Jon Meacham, with his recessive posture, his slow gait, his bone-dry jokes, may not strike you immediately as the man who can make your magazine look good. But he has become the embodiment of Sunday-schooled fogeyish integrity in a journalism industry looking for heroes.”

NEWS NOTES

Sarah Palin has landed a book deal- a memoir with HarperCollins to come out spring 2010, the year she’s up for re-election. In an AP piece, she says, “This will be a wonderful, refreshing chance for me to get to tell my story… unfiltered.”

Also Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman on why Sarah Palin still befuddles the media here.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

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Some Of DC’s Most Influential Party With Time‘s

Time convened some of the most influential people in the world last night at the 6th annual gala celebrating the 100 Most Influential list. The black-tie party was held at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center in NYC.

First Lady Michelle Obama, a Time 100 honoree, made remarks at the gala and sat at a table with Oprah Winfrey, Time managing editor Rick Stengel, Gayle King and Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief John Huey.

Attendees hailing from DC included President Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Van Jones (both TIME 100 honorees), plus White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and social secretary Desiree Rogers. And from the media world: Chris Matthews, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Charlie Rose, to name a few.

Photo of Jon Favreau with Oprah courtesy of Wire Image

George Tweets It Up With Oprah

Just when Washington was weaning itself off Twitter, Oprah has to join and make it cool again…

From @GStephanopoulos on Friday:

Had some fun “welcoming” Oprah to Twitter today — even though my wife only had eyes for Ashton Kutcher and I can’t come close (yet!) to matching his million plus followers.

Stephanopoulos’ wife Ali Wentworth was a guest on Oprah’s Friday show.

Morning Reading List 04.14.09

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Its day 85 covering the Obama administration and week 11 for us. Happy Birthday to Sasha Issenberg! What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

The Chicago Tribune plans to cut another 20% of its newsroom staff in yet another bid to reduce expenses amid continuing advertising declines. Staffers were told of the impending layoffs last week, and the cuts will take place over the next several weeks.

TV

A guest on Glenn Beck‘s Fox News show passed out as the opening segment was coming to an end. Beck and his guest, David Buckner, professor of organizational leadership at Columbia University program, were standing at a monitor talking about what is leading American companies to bankruptcy.

FBN’s Cody Willard is profiled in the Los Angeles Times. He describes his first NYC job (Starbucks barista), most embarrassing on-air moment (involving an ex) and more.

Half way through the month of April, CNN is in fourth place among the four cable news channels in prime time (8-11pmET) in the A25-54 demo. More from TVNewser here.

RADIO

In memoriam: Harry Kalas, the sincere and sentimental Phillies broadcaster whose smoky voice and singular home-run calls were for nearly 40 years as much a franchise fixture as the “P” on its players’ red caps, died yesterday at 73. Philadelphia Inquirer: “We lost our voice today,” said Phillies president David Montgomery. Kalas was found unconscious in the broadcast booth yesterday before the Phillies’ game at Nationals Park.

ONLINE

NYT: The first reaction many people have to Twitter is befuddlement. Why would they want to read short messages about what someone ate for breakfast? But taken collectively, the stream of messages can turn Twitter into a surprisingly useful tool for solving problems and providing insights into the digital mood.

MAGAZINES

From Playbook: Ebony’s May issue names “The Ebony Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks In America,” including President Obama, Rep. James Clyburn, Donna Brazile, Gwen Ifill, Mayor Fenty, Michael Steele, Soledad O’Brien, Don Lemon, General Powell, Oprah and Dr. William H. (Bill) Cosby Jr.

Ebony also has “Power Behind Power: Top Blacks in the Obama Administration” and “A Great Day at the White House: African Americans in the White House Press Corps” by Kevin Chappell.

NEWS NOTES

The Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, accused of spying in Iran went on trial this week and a verdict is expected soon, an Iranian official has said. She has worked for the BBC, NPR, and Fox News and is being held in Evin prison near Tehran.

Dan Rather‘s case against CBS, now in its 19th month, is back in court today.

HBO Films has optioned “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime,” an in-the-works Harper Collins book by political writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 03.31.09

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Its day 71 covering the Obama administration and week nine for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWPAPERS

WaPo managing editors Raju Narisetti and Liz Spayd took your questions on the paper’s changes in yesterday’s online discussion “Ask the Post.” “We do worry about the impact of change and try to make sure we are communicating the changes in advance and doing it with readers such as yourself in mind.”

NYY plans to eliminate several weekly sections, including its stand-alone City Section, as well as possibly the regional weeklies in New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut, and the Friday Escapes section. The timeline is unclear, but a staffer said that City has only four issues left.

USAToday launched “Hotel Check-In,” an online business traveler community.

AP: List of newspapers that have cut publication days to save money.

TV

NYT’s David Carr: Cable News Stokes Political Fever. “There is no question that the stakes are high in this presidency, and it’s hardly an epiphany that in order to feed the 24/7 beast, cable news has to turn every little thing into a big event. But something else is at work here. Gorged on ratings from a historic election and still riding on leftover adrenaline, the cable networks have steadfastly remained in campaign mode. And the hyperbolic rhythms and requirements of a cable news world have never seemed less relevant to the story at hand.”

Shenanigans: HARPO productions confirmed to Shenanigans that Oprah sat down with Elizabeth Edwards over the weekend at her home. This lovely interview is due to air May 11th.

RADIO

CBS’ Mark Knoller proves the Secret Service wrong. Find out how here.

NPR ombudsman assures us that the network is not cutting all newspaper subscriptions.

VF: “In an ailing radio industry, with a graying audience and a pro-government landscape, Rush Limbaugh should be shuffling off into irrelevancy. Instead, his outrageous attacks have everyone debating whether he’s the G.O.P.’s de facto leader, while the party shapes its ideology to fit his needs.”

ONLINE

FishbowlNY: NYT.com goes global. “The Global Edition is, in fact, a folding in of sorts of the International Herald Tribune website, also owned by the Times Co., and by the sounds of it it may not be a total coincidence that the change happened directly on the heels of the Times’s cutbacks last week.”

Journalists who work primarily on the Web are more hopeful about the future of news than their traditional media colleagues, according to a new survey. But even they have an “uneasy optimism” about the future, the study showed.

MAGAZINES

The Daily Beast’s Big Fat Story is “Magazines In Crisis, the Incredible Shrinking Newsstand.”

NEWS NOTES

AP reports North Korea will put the two American journalists detained in North Korea on trial for illegal entry and hostile acts. No word yet on when the trial might take place.

VF’s Christopher Hitchens on how he was beaten up by Facist bullies in Lebanon.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro; Romenesko

JOBS after the jump.

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Morning Reading List 02.09.09

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We’re dropping the “Muesli”… just join us after the jump!

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Morning Reading List, 12.05.08

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

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