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Morning Reading List, 08.30.07

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  • You’re completely torn on the journalists dating journalists issue.

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Michael Vick’s legal troubles attracted a large news audience last week. … While 69% of whites say the press has been fair in the way it has covered this story, only 38% of blacks agree. A narrow majority of blacks (51%) say Vick has been treated unfairly by the media.”

  • A release announced, “All three broadcast network morning shows are dramatically tilting their presidential campaign coverage in favor of the Democrats, a new study from the Media Research Center has documented. MRC’s analysts found the morning shows are offering nearly twice as much coverage of the Democrats, are three times more likely to have a Democratic candidate appear as an on-air guest, and are confronting both parties with an overwhelmingly liberal agenda.” For full results, click here.

  • YouTuber James Kotecki is freelancing for The Politico. Check out his latest video here.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “An XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. director made the largest insider purchase ever at the company amid optimism that legal rulings in favor of another merger could help clear the path for XM’s proposed combination with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.”

  • E&P’s Steve Outing explores, “The industry still has a lot of power to influence people. How about if newspapers abandon their old way of doing things when it comes to the issue of global warming, and turn their influence to good?”

  • New York Times reports, “The Wall Street Journal will rechristen Pursuits, its Saturday leisure section, as Weekend Journal, the same name as the Friday section, according to several people familiar with the paper’s decision.”

  • Eric Alterman strikes back. “I suppose I should be grateful to Portfolio.com’s Jeff Bercovici for saying I’m ‘not stupid,’ here, but his saying that I’m ‘playing stupid’ is in some ways worse, since it implies dishonesty.”

  • USA Today’s Peter Johnson writes, “Ask ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson why he has become the nation’s most-watched TV news anchor, and he grins. ‘Unbridled sex appeal,’ he says. Gibson is kidding, of course. But after the tumultuous year since the Tom Brokaw/Peter Jennings/Dan Rather era ended, his reason might be as good as any as to why the race among him, NBC’s Brian Williams and CBS’ Katie Couric has played out the way it has.”

  • The Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard released a new study on the news aftermath of Katrina. “For the fall issue of Nieman Reports we asked reporters, editors and photojournalists to describe what it’s been like to tell a story that has no end in sight.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “When Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC acquired the Philadelphia Inquirer last year, borrowing $375 million for the purchase, the company began looking at ways to pay off its debt. One option: Sell the landmark 18-story building on North Broad Street that has been home to the newspaper since 1924.”

  • CNet News.com reports, “In a move that further shapes its image as an MTV-like pop-culture hub as well as a social network, News Corp.’s MySpace.com has announced that it will be sponsoring a concert tour this fall. Appropriately called the MySpace Music Tour, the series of shows will kick off October 16 in Seattle and will host more than 30 performances before winding down in Las Vegas around Thanksgiving.”

  • Vnunet.com reports, “Social networking sites including MySpace and Facebook have not yet realised their full potential as advertising media, experts report.”

  • Webpronews.com reports, “‘Welcome to the new Boing Boing!’ Mark Frauenfelder wrote on the popular blog. Boing Boing has been one of the Internet’s most widely read blogs, as they add new items regularly to their ‘directory of wonderful things.’”

  • Variety reports, “Women in Film and General Motors have launched a free online magazine titled Traction, aimed at empowering and nurturing women in the media biz. Mag (wiftraction.com) will include feature stories on industry-relevant topics as well as a virtual mentor, featuring how-to pieces on everything from shooting in a foreign country to securing an agent.”

  • News and Tech reports, “Newspapers targeting smartphone users as consumers demand more content aimed at portable devices.”

    Jobs

  • A leading journalism organization is looking for a Webmaster.

  • Brijit, Inc. is looking for a Business editor.

  • The American Prospect is looking for a Deputy Editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Social Policy Reporter.

  • AARP is looking for an Associate Editor.

  • A Full Service Advertising Agency in Washington DC is looking for a
    Graphic Designer/Art Director.

  • The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is looking for an Assistant Web Editor.

  • Internet Archive is looking for a Scanning Center Production Manager

  • The Weekly Standard is looking for an Advertising and Marketing Assistant.

  • The Rand Corporation is looking for a Media Relations Coordinator.

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    Morning Reading List, 03.27.07

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  • The hometown team is favored to win it all.

  • FishbowlDC has learned that Ben Giliberti is no longer a wine writer at the Washington Post.

  • A reader comments, regarding this, “There is also a major standoff between ABC and WGAE, which covers productions types in the Washington bureau.”

  • ThinkProgress documents what they call “A Bad Week For The Politico

  • Comedian Sheryl Underwood gets a daily talk show on XM

  • Check out the winners of the 2006 VPA News, Editorial & Photo Contest.

  • AirCongress has launched a new feature called the Monster Media MashUp. It will “keep tabs on the latest policy- and politics-related audio and video produced by outlets like Bloomberg, C-SPAN, the major television networks and more, and pull them together in recurring entries like this one.”

  • Slate’s Timothy Noah notes that, “Robert Novak remains bizarrely in denial about whether he unmasked a covert employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.”

  • A reader notes, “Breaking news can’t wait around for spell check. I guess CNN beating them today took a toll. Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com: ‘CORONER: ANNA NICOLE HAD NINE PERSCRIPTION DRUGS IN HER SYSTEM AND AN INFECTION IN HER BUTTOCKS CONTRIBUTED TO HER DEATH.’”

  • TVNewser tells us how President Bush interrupted Chris Matthews’ schmoozing.

  • Frank Ahrens reports, “The Washington Post Co. has nominated Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger to the company’s board of directors to replace longtime director George W. Wilson, who will retire at the May 10 board meeting.”

  • Ahrens also reports that TMZ is “the fastest-growing Internet news site.”

  • Arlington based buySAFE.com is popping up everywhere, from the Today Show, to Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

  • The Extreme-ness looks back at Life magazine.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “As the 2008 presidential campaign gets rolling, Google is forming a political sales team. Political campaigns are expected to shift more of their advertising dollars to the Web.”

  • Reuters reports, “A little under one-third of U.S. households have no Internet access, with most of the holdouts seeing little use for it in their lives, says a survey by Park Associates, a Dallas-based market research firm.”

  • USAToday’s Peter Johnson writes, “Media experts say that the way ‘Hillary 1984′ video clip made its way into the national discussion serves as a cautionary tale for traditional news outlets, which risk spreading material that may be damaging or untrue to wider audiences — all for the sake of staying current with the Web.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “ABC.com and NBC.com are trading blows in the race for top broadcast portal.”

  • The New York Times reports, “U.S. newspaper companies are reporting steep declines in advertising revenue for February, as classifieds continue to shift from print to online.”

  • WWD.com reports that Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com “is adding three bloggers: Lauren Goldstein Crowe, who helped launch Time Style & Design, will blog about fashion; Felix Salmon will blog on finance, and Tim Swanson, formerly of Premiere, will have an entertainment news blog.”

  • DCRTV has a rant.

  • Jeff Patch loves to spotattorneys general on the weekend.

  • DCRTV reports that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Deputy Western Finance Director Anne Brady “joins the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters as VP of the trade organization’s political action committee. Previously, Brady served as director for the Capitol Hill Heart Health Campaign.”

  • Kit Seelye reports, “For newspapers, February was the cruelest month. So far. Revenue from advertising was in striking decline last month, compared with February a year ago, and were generally weaker than analysts had expected.”

  • “The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, The News & Advance of Lynchburg and the Northern Virginia Daily of Strasburg have been honored as the best daily newspapers in Virginia.”