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Morning Reading List 10.16.09

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Congrats to WUSA’s Lindsey Mastis, who announced on her blog that she’s engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Patrick.

Tweet-of-the-day: @jackieraytapper: @thenote just know i have more followers than several journalists and some pols — and i just pooped my pants.

What we know and what we’re reading this rainy Friday morning…



Massive cuts at Gazette newspapers. Check out the memo to staff here.

Philip Anschutz, new owner of the Examiner, is paying a visit to DC. Politico: What is he looking for?


Roland Martin was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He’ll be presented with the award by Rev. Jesse Jackson at the 10th annual “Creating Opportunity” conference in Atlanta.

Who are some of DC’s TV newsers favorite guests? Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jon Stewart are among their picks.

MSNBC will air an encore presentation of Keith Olbermann‘s program-length Special Comment on health care tonight.

CNBC’s John Harwood had an exclusive with Larry Summers yesterday for “The Kudlow Report.”

WaPo‘s Tom Shales on NBC’s possible “Comcastic” deal.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer filled in on “Larry King Live” last night, where he had an exclusive interview with the Henne family, during which Falcon said, “We did it for the show.” Hmmm…

@McCainBlogette: “I would like to thank CNN for running a special segment on my twitphoto drama, you guys are #3 in the ratings for a reason.” Ouch. CNN’s segment on McCain’s twit-photo drama here.

And one more CNN note… The network will, going forward, disclose contributor Alex Castellanos‘ ties to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), according to NYT.


E&P: Yahoo, CNN and MSNBC still topped the chart, but in one surprising shift The Huffington Post surpassed in unique users in the month of September, new data from Nielsen Online reveals.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will join C-SPAN’s Newsmakers webcast.


Author-in-chief? GQ‘s Barack Obama’s Work in Progress.


CJR announced its four “Encore” Fellows- the fellowships, first of its kind, “provide downsized professionals with a writing position as well as support to help them choose how best to use their experience in the years ahead. Their work will be featured in the magazine and on over a nine-month period beginning in late October.”

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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…



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)


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.


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


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).


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


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.”


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.

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Morning Reading List 06.29.09

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Happy Birthday to Erin McPike who turned 26 yesterday! What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…



From AdAge: Why the NYT Co. will be in business until at aleast 2012.

NYT sets a July 8th deadline for bids for the Boston Globe.


In memoriam: TV infomercial star Billy Mays was found dead in his Tampa home this weekend.

The DailyBeast brings us the 7 best moments from Sunday talk. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Mark Sanford, Tony Blair on Iran, and of course, Dana Milbank vs. Nico Pitney.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman‘s hour medical show debuts today on MSNBC. WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz takes a look here.

Other changes at MSNBC to debut today: Dylan Ratigan‘s two-hour show, Contessa Brewer will anchor the 2pm hour with rotating co-anchors and Norah O’Donnell will fill in anchor and continue to do Today and Weekend Today. MSNBC also revealed new HD graphics this weekend.

Al Jazeera debuts in Washington July 1st- will Americans tune in?

Go inside the home of Fox’s Bret Baier in WaPo here.


NBC Nightly News‘ website reached an all-time record with more than 3.4 million video streams Thursday due to the death of Michael Jackson, according to WebNewser.

NYT asked the co-founder of Wikipedia for his help when David Rohde to keep the news off of the website.


Forbes profiles Philip Anschutz, the man who owns the Examiner and who just purchased The Weekly Standard. “Worth an estimated $5 billion, billionaire Philip Anschutz founded Qwest Communications and owns or controls stakes in some 100 businesses. He is now quietly building a small empire of social-networking sites, newspapers and a leading conservative weekly.” Read on here.


NYT: “”Check the source” may be the first rule of journalism. But in the coverage of the protests in Iran this month, some news organizations have adopted a different stance: publish first, ask questions later. If you still don’t know the answer, ask your readers.”

AP also reports dozens of journalists are among those jailed in Iran.

Will Michael Jackson be the turning point for TMZ? LATimes takes a look here. And the AP on how his death was Twittered, texted and Facebooked.


John Dickerson on Slate: How Obama is using the media to destroy and improve the traditional press conferece.

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Morning Reading List 06.11.09

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



Boston Globe: NYT Co. chairman Arthur Sulzberger said he had hoped that the Boston Globe‘s biggest union would approve a package of wage and benefit cuts and spare company officials from imposing a 23 percent wage cut, but the union’s rejection and the paper’s financial situation have left them no choice.

More from Jack Shafer at Slate.

FishbowlNY caught up with USA Today publisher David Hunke, who said that he couldn’t promise that there would not be additional cuts, but he did seem hopeful that the worst might be behind the newspaper. “But the third and fourth quarter are going to be tough,” he said. “And that’s just as far as anyone can see right now.”

Also- AP reports USA Today plans to introduce an electronic replica of the paper and charge for it.


ABC News President David Westin on a new multi-platform, division-wide series “The New Normal,” coverage of what happens after the recession eases here.

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is profiled in Haute Living Magazine, and says “If I could have half the career of Diane Sawyer, I’d be a happy woman.” Find out what else they have in common here.

A look at the reality of digital TV from WaPo‘s Paul Farhi.


Washington Whispers further reports Examiner owner and media mogul Philip Anschutz is getting ready to buy the Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch. Paul Bedard hears the Weekly Standard staff discussed the sale and its impact at a meeting yesterday- he says they were told the sale is imminent.


How many brothers does Rahm Emanuel have? Two, but if there were a third, it’d be Charlie Rose apparently. In this NYT piece, Rose says he’s so close with the family he considers himself the fourth brother. (h/t HuffPost)

In response to her latest column, Karl Rove called NYT‘s Maureen Dowd “bitter, twister and deranged” in an interview on Fox News yesterday. “I actually went to an editorial board meeting at the New York Times and wasted a couple bucks on some flowers to give Maureen Dowd at the meeting so that it would give her a smile on her face. And that didn’t even work. This is a dour, downbeat liberal.” More from Rove via HuffPost here.


Look who surprised the DC region… Oprah. The former WJZ-TV reporter surprised her old colleauge Richard Sher at the area Emmy Awards Saturday, where he received a lifetime achievement honor.

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Is Murdoch Considering Selling Weekly Standard to Washington Examiner Owner?

The LA Times reports Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. could be close to selling the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard to “media mogul” Philip Anschutz, citing “people familiar with the situation.” Anschutz’s Clarity Media Group owns the Washington Examiner.

The Denver Business Journal- where Clarity Media Group is based- contacted Anschutz for comment, but all they got from a spokesman was, “We don’t comment on speculation.”