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Morning Reading List, 08.17.07

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  • It’s another really close poll, but Imus wins over Morning Joe by just a hair.

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, August 12, 2007, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ is the only Sunday morning discussion program up (4%) year to date versus last year while ‘Face’ declined 7% and ‘Meet’ declined 3%.”

  • The Telegraph reports, “Bebo has overtaken MySpace as the UK’s leading social networking site as young people increasingly shun the News Corporation-owned site. It had 10.7m unique users in July, compared with 10.1m at MySpace and 7.6m at Facebook, figures from internet tracker Comscore show.”

  • B&C reports, “In an effort to tap into the lucrative teen market, Hearst-Argyle Television launched the Web platform ‘High School Playbook’ …. Playbook employs a social-networking model to help users share video, news and views about all things high school, be it sports teams, cheerleaders or marching bands.”

  • Variety reports, “Dr. Phil’s about to face some serious competition online: Hollywood execs Robert Tercek and Matt Edelman are prepping to launch PeopleJam, a website set on helping people improve their lives. When the site bows in September, with the backing of former AOL Time Warner exec Robert Pittman and TiVo chief exec Tom Rogers, PeopleJam will serve as a channel on which visitors can interact with hundreds of experts on health and fitness, relationship, finance, career, spirituality and other topics.”

  • Also from Variety, “AOL may have lost the text-search battle to Google, but it’s aiming to take the crown in video searching. The Time Warner-owned portal is launching … a destination site for its video search engine Truveo. After spending years as a business that powers the backend of other video sites, Truveo will aim to attract consumer traffic — and advertising — through its own portal.”

  • Page Six reports, “It’s less than four weeks until the Sept. 10 launch of TMZ’s television show and, after the co-executive producer Bryn Friedman was canned last week, rumors started swirling that the start-up program could be in trouble.”

  • AP reports, “New York Times Co. said Thursday its July ad sales from continuing operations dropped 3.5 percent due to retail and classified ad declines. Total revenue from continuing operations edged up 0.1 percent.”

  • reports, “When USAToday relaunched its site in March as a social network around news, I and others thought it was big news. … Given the insane ability of social networks to drive traffic, this seems like a fairly safe promise to make. But so far, the data we have says it hasn’t paid off in terms of unique visitors or page views for USAToday.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Amid concern over the frenzy of entertainment blogs and tabloids competing for inside information on Paris Hilton’s days in jail and Mel Gibson’s tirade during a drunk-driving arrest, state lawmakers have taken steps to clamp down on some forms of checkbook journalism. A bill wending its way through the Legislature would make it a crime for law enforcement or court employees to profit by releasing confidential information gathered in criminal investigations or unauthorized photographs of people in custody.”

  • From The City Paper’s City Desk, “Note to WaPo Editorial Board: Stick with English”

  • His Extremeness tells us, “What Karl Rove Understood About International Broadcasting”

  • The Bivings Report gives us the “Top 10 Best Newspaper Websites”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “The average newspaper should expand by a factor of 50 the amount of space given to corrections if Scott R. Maier’s research is any guide.”

  • A tipster writes in to point out that Roll Call had the Leahy Batman item weeks back.

  • Emily Langer, previously at the Almanac of American Politics, just started as an editorial assistant in Outlook at the Post.


  • National Public Radio is looking for a Broadcast Recording Technician

  • Erickson Health is looking for a “Great Healthcare Writer/Reporter.”

  • BoatU.S. is looking for a Graphic Designer with Magazine Experience.

  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public is looking for a Communications Associate.

  • The Comcast Network is looking for a Videographer.

  • Campaigns & Elections magazine is looking for an Online Managing Editor and a Staff Writer.

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    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.

  • 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.”


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

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Staff Writer/Online Producer for 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.

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