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Friends and Colleagues Fete Embeds’ Palin Book

Former campaign embeds Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe‘s book on Sarah Palin is out this week, and friends and colleagues feted the CBS reporter and former Fox reporter at last night’s DC book signing and party.

Conroy and Walshe signed books and read an excerpt to a crowd at Borders downtown. They also took about 30 minutes of questions from the audience, which will air on C-SPAN’s Book TV this weekend.

Earlier yesterday, Conroy visited his old stomping ground at Georgetown University. He had planned to do a book signing, but the campus book store was not selling his book (yet)– a funny story he shared over drinks last night’s book party at Agraria.

Steve Chaggaris, Rob Hendin, Jane Chick, Michelle Levi and Fernando Suarez were there from CBS. Sasha Issenberg, Mike Memoli, Jonathan Martin, Mike Madden, Erin McPike and Peter Hamby were also around to celebrate at Agraria in Georgetown. Attorney Ben Ginsburg, who was national counsel to the Bush-Cheney and Romney campaigns, also attended.

“Sarah From Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar” is published by Peter Osnos‘ PublicAffairs. And Chaggy, McPike and Hamby all got shout-outs in the book’s acknowledgments after the jump.

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Morning Reading List 09.03.09

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Happy belated birthday to J.P. Freire, on-time birthday wishes to John Mercurio. What know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Former Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) penned an op-ed on health care in WSJ, invoking the late Senator Ted Kennedy, writing, “There is no doubt about the consequences of failure.” (h/t Wake-Up Call)

TV

Peter Osnos asks “Do You Subscribe to Fox News?

Did Rachel Maddow infect 30 Rock with swine flu?

And our favorite TVNewser post possibly ever.

ONLINE

Politics is still all the rage on the web- The Wrap breaks down top political sites’ traffic in 2009 (h/t Politico, who makes the cut).

A recent study found that primetime on the Internet is 11pm.

Examiner.com, owned now by Philip Anschutz‘s Clarity Media Group, is apparently about to purchase Citizen-J site NowPublic for a cool $25 million.

MAGAZINES

President Obama is taking his argument for a health care plan to a new place: Rodale magazines, where he or his wife appear on coming covers of Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and the new publication Children’s Health (via NYT).

BOOKS

A preview, courtesy of NYT, of Senator Kennedy’s memoir “True Compass” due out this fall.

NEWS NOTES

More details, via TVNewser, on Walter Cronkite‘s Memorial Service at Lincoln Center in NY next Wednesday.

And if you haven’t already, a must-read… VF‘s Levi Johnson: “Me and Mrs. Palin.”

AWARDS

Congrats to TWT on the SPJ Award of Excellence in the Public Service Category for its multimedia investigative report, “Disposable Heroes” by Audrey Hudson, photographer Rod Lamkey and videographer Alex Wilson. TWT was presented this award at 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Awards event this past week in Indianapolis.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 06.24.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

NYT: After months of bitter struggle that included a threat to shut down The Boston Globe, the New York Times Company and the paper’s largest union reached a tentative contract settlement on Tuesday night, with employees agreeing to significant cuts in wages, benefits, and job security.

WaPo’s Katharine Weymouth spoke Saturday at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism’s commencement- the school also honored Roxana Saberi with its Medal for Courage. Weymouth said, “I believe firmly that great journalism – the need for good old-fashioned beat and enterprise reporting — has never been more important. Certainly no one would argue that there isn’t enough news to report anymore. Nor do I believe that people’s interest or engagement in the news has changed. What has changed is the number of voices out there, the role that media plays in our lives and the business model that has supported journalism. This is a time of great transformation — but it’s also a time of great anticipation and creativity.” Read her speech here.

TV

Playbook reports this morning that there are “so many technicians and journalists are on the grounds that the Secret Service ran out of laminated “PRESS” passes and was giving “TOUR” tags to reporters.”

See how cable news ratings increased with coverage of Iran- Fox News ranked third in all of cable in primetime last week.

“Real World” is coming to DC, as you’ve heard, but there are major cuts coming to MTV.

ONLINE

The Iran election has increased new traffic to Twitter. Hitwise notes traffic to Twitter.com rose 13% June 12 compared with the previous Friday and was up 23% June 17 versus the prior Wednesday. (h/t WebNewser)

ABCNews.com has announced it is producing a daily half-hour program about the crisis in Iran. “Nightline: Iran in Crisis” will be broadcast at 11:30am and available on the Nightline section of ABCNEWS.com and on ABC News NOW, the network’s 24-hour digital channel.

BOOKS

Roxana Saberi is working on a memoir of her arrest, sentence and release in Iran, to be published by HarperCollins in March 2010, according to the AP.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is penning a memoir expected out in spring 2011, a few months after former President George W. Bush’s book comes out, the AP points out. In an interview with the AP, Cheney said, “I want my grandkids, 20 or 30 years from now, to be able to read it and understand what I did, and why I did it.”

NEWS NOTES

We seriously did not believe this when we first heard it, but now there’s video proof. Remember Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the Moon, an American icon? Just in time for the moon-landing anniversary, he’s teaming up with Snoop Dog and Talib Kweli to record his latest track, “Rocket Experience.” You have to see this for yourself at FishbowlLA.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Peter Osnos asks on The Daily Beast, “Does the Press Love Obama More Than Reagan?” Osnos checks in with ABC’s Sam Donaldson and WaPo’s Lou Cannon and David Hoffman.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 05.06.09

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It is day 107 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: The Boston Globe‘s largest union reached a tentative deal with the New York Times Co. shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, agreeing to a substantial pay cut, unpaid furloughs, and modifications to the lifetime job guarantee provisions that protect almost 200 employees in the Boston Newspaper Guild.

NYT is over all this negative coverage.

Time looks at whether Amazon’s latest will re-kindle the newspaper industry. Josh Quittner: On Wednesday, Amazon is expected to introduce a new, bigger-screen Kindle aimed at the textbook market and newspapers. Joining CEO Jeff Bezos onstage will be New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger — signaling some kind of partnership between the Times and Amazon.

Does Rupert Murdoch have a plan to start charging for online content in the works? The Daily Beast: According to a knowledgeable source, the team is said to be “looking at hardware” to deliver the content in a “user-friendly way.”

TV

CBS’ Katie Couric is in the Middle East with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and blogging about the trip here.

According to Politico’s Playbook, Secretary Timothy Geithner will be on “Charlie Rose” tonight.

MAGAZINES

The Platform: Newsweek and the Alchemy of Buzz,” by Peter Osnos.

ONLINE

Webnewser: This design critique of the Twitter pages of various TV news personalities identifies NBC anchor David Gregory‘s site as the most stylish.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Continuing the “to stand or not to stand” in the press briefing room for the President discussion, Politico notes NBC’s Chuck Todd appearance on Laura Ingraham’s show. “I was in the room once with President Bush as White House correspondent… I stood for Bush.”

NEWS NOTES

Today is the Commerce subcommittee’s hearing on “The Future of Journalism,” chaired by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and with testimony by Steve Coll, Arianna Huffington and others.

An update on jailed journalists Roxana Saberi, Laura Ling and Euna Lee from TVNewser here. Saberi’s case will be heard next week in an Iranian appeals court. She has been on a hunger strike since April 18th. Lee and Ling will soon face trial in North Korea and a possible conviction could carry a sentence of up to 10 years.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

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Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

• FNC’s Chris Wallace was in Memphis last night speaking to a crowd at Rhodes College, where his son is a freshman. From the Commercial Appeal: In lamenting the difficult business environment faced by traditional media — especially for the newspapers he says he cherishes — Wallace said, “You’re not seeing the decline of Fox News, baby!” (via TVNewser)

• NYT columnist Thomas Friedman is the lucky recipient of the Urbino Press Award. Really lucky– Friedman will travel to Urbino, Italy this summer to pick up the award. Washington Whispers has the dets here.

• “I’m not a librarian! You give people the impression that I’m some wrinkled-up old man. I’m a reporter… I’m nerdy and I keep records, I’m not a librarian!” -CBS’ Mark Knoller on Bill Press’ radio show today (h/t Shenanigans).

Peter Osnos on Politico here.

• And lastly, listen to today’s Morning Media Menu on the future of newspapers here.

Morning Reading List, 01.05.09

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Morning Reading List, 12.30.08

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Morning Reading List, 12.03.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.12.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.17.08

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