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Morning Reading List 07.31.09

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Above, check out Robert Gibbs, pre-White House (via HuffPost). What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Two local groups have offered early bids to buy the Boston Globe.

TV

Lou Dobbs‘ ratings on CNN are not benefitting from all this attention on him lately, according to NYO.

RADIO

Five Quick Questions for NPR’s David Folkenflik from Mediaite, including, Q: Are you nervous or excited about the future of Journalism? Why? and A: Both. I’m nervous, even heartbroken, because of the toll that the dissolution of the old business models for the news business is taking both on dedicated practitioners of the trade and on trade itself…”

ONLINE

In a week when the biggest story out of the White House is arguably about beer, it seems fitting that ABC’s Jake Tapper took a break to interview Judd Apatow on the Political Punch Podcast. Apatow’s “Funny People” is in theaters now so listen to the podcast and go see it this weekend.

Politico‘s Anne Schroeder Mullins catches up with the genius behind YouTube sensation “Auto-Tune the News” here.

NEWS NOTES

How’s MSM doing on health care reform coverage? Ehh, says James Rainey at the LATimes.

David Bass has launched a new public relations and public affairs firm, Raptor, tagline: “New times demand new strategies.” Find out more on the firm’s new site here.

Totally unrelated to DC journos, but still something to look forward to… the cast of Seinfeld will reunite on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Everything the President touches turns to gold… Bloomberg takes a look at the “Obama Effect” on Washington restaurants.

On the other hand… a 78-year-old woman in Iowa is so sick of seeing President Obama in the media, she’s selling her two television sets.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.28.09

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

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NEWSPAPERS

Gawker’s got its hands on more information on the NYT‘s online membership plans, including a nytimes.com user survey.

TV

NYT‘s Alessandra Stanley is a fan of MSNBC’s Willie Geist… even that early in the morning.

More on birthers.

RADIO

Newsweek: National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller discusses why newspapers shouldn’t become not-for-profit ventures, why she believes it’s “delusional” to charge readers for online news, and the “slippery slope” that the NYT would embark upon were it to seek philanthropic support for news-gathering.

ONLINE

The Root has been flooded with racist comments since the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Got a comment? Keep it to yourself. That’s the Boston Globe, but we’re not gonna lie, we have to agree.

NEWS NOTES

The day after… Mediaite has a wrap-up of Sarah Palin in the media this weekend.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

We learned first via ABC’s Jake Tapper‘s Twitter last night that a date has been set for that beer at the White House. Gates and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley will meet President Obama for a brewski Thursday at 6pm. Still unclear what each guy will be drinking.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski suggests, “They really should have had vodka.” (h/t Playbook)

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.22.09

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CNN’s Megan Grant, Edie Emery and Meryl Conant at the Washington Kastles game last night. Edie and Meghan meet “Slice” after the jump.

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

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TV

MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman‘s review of MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan: he’s “still getting in your face.”

TVNewser asks Just How Dominant is Fox News? Also on TVNewser: Evening News Ratings.

Why does CNN’s John King have a shiner? Dana?? No, find out the real reason his eye is puffy on the CNN blog.

RADIO

FishbowlNY has four questions for NPR’s Andy Carvin on what’s next in citizen journalism.

ONLINE

HuffPost has launched what they’re calling the “Real Misery Index,” an online gauge of how Americans are affected by the economic times. According to the release, it will combine “a more accurate unemployment statistic (the U6 formulation), with the inflation rate for three essentials (food and beverages, gas, medical costs), and year-over-year percent increases in credit card delinquencies, housing prices, food stamp participation, and home equity loan deficiencies.” Check it out here.

MAGAZINES

NYO: The September ad page numbers are out for Conde Nast, and they are grim. The monthly magazines at the company, as a whole, are down 37 percent. Vogue tumbled to 427 pages total, down 36 percent from last September. W is down 53 percent; Allure and Gourmet are down 51 percent; and Vanity Fair dropped 36 percent.

NEWS NOTES

Craig Crawford‘s take on the CQ-Roll Call merger: “We might need to brush up on our British accents — The Economist Group is London based. (I’ll do that once I’ve mastered an American accent.)”

Newspaper readers vs. web surfers: who’s better informed? Check out Slate’s News Junkie Smackdown.

No bidders on the Watergate Hotel (AP).

How affluent is Howie Kurtz?

Co-founder of BET Sheila Johnson is crossing her party lines to endorse Republican Robert McDonnell for governor in Virginia (WaPo).

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.20.09

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Happy Birthday to CNN’s Ed Henry. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Just a few notes on WaPo salons… Politico takes note of Bob Woodward‘s appearance on Charlie Rose- “Sure it was a mistake,” Woodward told Rose. “It’s been acknowledged. The publisher and the editor have kind of — not kind of — it’s a no excuses apology. They’ve tried to explain how it happened and I think they have.”

Ombudsman Andrew Alexander in Sunday’s WaPo- Adapting Ethics Rules to a New World.

TV

How are MSNBC’s newest anchors Dylan Ratigan and Dr. Nancy Snyderman doing so far? Ehh… “To date, both shows have attracted plenty of media attention and generated headlines. But, at the same time, both shows have struggled to attract the young viewers coveted by advertisers.” More from NYO here.

Remember Lindsey Mastis, the local WUSA-9 reporter who was given a hard time by the Real World crews? Well, she got an official apology from an MTV cameraman. Check out the groveling here.

RADIO

SIRIUS XM Radio’s POTUS channel will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing by broadcasting live from the National Air and Space Museum from noon to 3pmET today. POTUS airs on SIRIUS channel 110 and XM channel 130.

NEWS NOTES

A different perspective on the first 100 days of… Bo the dog.

Merriam-Webster has added a definition of the term “earmark” to the latest edition of its dictionary: “A provision in congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program or organization.” (h/t LAT)

Howard Kurtz in today’s WaPo Media Notes: While Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings drew plenty of coverage last week, the level of media excitement hardly matched that surrounding Mark Sanford’s Argentine affair, Sarah Palin’s Alaskan exit or Michael Jackson’s untimely departure.

Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports that Congressional galleries accredit 19 percent fewer reporters from mainstream newspapers and wire services than in 2008 (h/t Politico).

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.17.09

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Happy Birthday to Andy Barr and Anna Christopher! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Josh Cohen, senior business product manager for Google, has a message for newspapers: If you don’t want your content to show up in search results and on Google News, it doesn’t have to. Newspaper developers can block Google’s robots if they just insert a couple lines of code into their sites.

TV

Coverage numbers for Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings this week, courtesy of TVNewser.

CNN’s Susan Roesgen‘s contract will not be renewed and she will be leaving the network, TVNewser reports. She was criticized for her coverage at the tax day tea parties in April, when she said the event she was covering was, “anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network Fox.”

LAT: In a new television spot, CNN proclaims it is “No. 1, with more viewers than Fox and MSNBC.” The ad goes on to say that CNN has held the top spot for seven years in a row. This came as a news flash to Fox and MSNBC, considering that both top CNN in the ratings.

It’s CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo vs. Erin Burnett at MarketWatch’s Media Web.

To commemorate the Apolla 11 mission, FNC will air “Apollo 11: One Small Step to Our Future” tonight at 10pm, hosted by Greta Van Susteren and including an interview with Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11′s lunar module pilot and the second man to walk on the moon.

What is NBC’s Ann Curry up to?

ONLINE

“Breakroom Live” is getting yanked by Air America, Mediaite reports. The show, daily at 3pm, is a live Webcast starring Air America stalwarts Sam Seder and Marc Maron. The hosts announced the move on Twitter, and engaged in a final show that was only slightly bitter.

The Drudge Report Power List.

MAGAZINES

National Journal kicked off Health Care Week today, complete with a new health care topic page online.

AWARDS

As announced over Twitter, @cqpolitics: CQ’s Tim Starks wins Nat’l Press Club Award for Political Journalism.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.07.09

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Happy Birthday to Malie Krauss– hope you’re still reading out on the West Coast! What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Cell phone smackdown at the NYT. NYO: New York Times editors are now strongly encouraging staffers to quit texting on their company cell phones, avoid using the phones entirely when overseas on assignment and never, ever to call 411 with a company phone.

AP reports bids are due this week for the Boston Globe.

TV

Washington Whispers reports CBS’ Bob Schieffer is playing host to a particularly special Russian student Dariya this summer. Read their story here.

RADIO

VF‘s Todd Purdum will appear on Air America today at 2:30pm for an interview with Jack Rice. Hard to believe, but his buzzed about Sarah Palin article in VF only hits newstands today.

Casey Kasem is retiring.

ONLINE

TechCrunch reports investor Marc Andreessen is putting money into TalkingPointsMemo.

Clean Skies News- a web-based news group reporting on energy and the environment- will launch an on-demand platform next Wednesday, giving reporters and bloggers a sneak peek inside the newsroom and studio. You can also check out their newly redesigned website here.

MAGAZINES

Speaking of Purdum’s Palin article- it is a hit for VF, generating just under two million page views in six days, according to Peter Kafka‘s MediaMemo.

BOOKS

In the latest round of Levi vs. Sarah, as described by the NY Post, Levi Johnston may be looking to write a Palin tell-all. According to Page Six: “Until the tell-all is released, though, Johnston is considering “a leading role” in a movie and a possible upcoming TV “docu-drama.”

NEWS NOTES

Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari will face trial in Iran, accused of “acting against national security.” More at Breitbart and a plea from his mother in Newsweek.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

More on Kal Penn‘s gig at the White House in TWT… turns out he took the bus to work yesterday and is going by his legal name Kalpen Modi.

From Accuracy in Media: The Cost of Controlling The Press.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

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Morning Reading List 07.02.09

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Happy Birthday to NYT‘s Peter Baker and a big congratulations to Roll Call‘s David Meyers, whose daughter Sophie Rose Meyers was born on June 16th– coincidentally Roll Call‘s birthday!

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

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NEWSPAPERS

David Rohde, the NYT reporter who escaped the Taliban returned to his newsroom to thunderous applause.

TV

TVNewser: As viewers for two of the three network newscasts drop off, NBC “Nightly News” with Brian Williams has grown in viewership over the last year, and had its best Q2 in three years. The broadcast added 86,000 viewers in the second quarter of 2009 vs. Q2 ’08. Not huge growth, but growth nonetheless.

CBS’ Bob Schieffer tells Washington Whispers he’s not sure why his “Face the Nation” ratings are going up. “I have no idea. We have not changed a thing… We are doing what we’ve always done, just to try to get the key newsmaker of the week and ask them the obvious question.”

NBC “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer, CNN’s Larry King and ABC “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden are all heading to Neverland.

RADIO

TWT editor John Solomon will join NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi Show in the noon hour to discuss the local and national media landscapes and where he see the Times fitting in.

ONLINE

AP: Is Twitter the news outlet for the 21st century?

BOOKS

CNN: Prior to revelations of an extramarital affair that effectively brought an end to his political career, Mark Sanford was preparing to publish a book outlining his policy beliefs. Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group, has included a book by Sanford in their Spring 2010 catalogue.

NEWS NOTES

How TMZ gets scoops.

Politico‘s Patrick Gavin is out in Aspen for the 2009 Ideas Festival we told you about earlier this week. He fills us in on a panel on the future of journalism with Aspen Institute President (and former CNN President) Walter Isaacson, WaPo‘s Katharine Weymouth and ABC News President David Westin. “We will look at anything and are taking a wait-and-see approach,” said Weymouth. “We think about a ton of things. Everything is open.” When asked whether print papers will always be around, Weymouth said, “I don’t know. I don’t predict. Nobody knows.”

NPR points out that “as some newspapers are going out of business and many more are shedding costs, a lot of investigative journalists who have devoted years to exposing government corruption and corporate scandals are leaving their newsrooms,” some even pursuing careers as private investigators.

Slate‘s Jack Shafer: Michael Jackson‘s death isn’t the first time the press has woven a wardrobe of flimsy garments from thin threads. Editors everywhere appreciate that readers always love to read about Topic A and are intent on being served truckloads of Topic A when Topic A is red hot, even if the product is dross.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

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Morning Reading List 06.02.09

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That’s the top of a ferry boat on the shore of Nassau in the Bahamas- can’t escape politics or DC on vacation. Happy Birthday to Jon Favreau! What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

American newspapers experienced the worst quarter in modern history, according to blog “Reflections of a Newsosaur.”

TV

In preparation for NBC’s “Inside the Obama White House” airing tonight, click here to see the Twitpics from the last several days via @InsideObamaWH.

And more of a preview from Brian Williams on the Daily Nightly: “I can promise you this: We will show more of the inner-workings of the White House than ever before. Yes, it will be the view the Obama Administration wanted us to see — but they didn’t get to control all that we recorded, and I’m anxious for our viewers to make their own judgements on what they see.”

ABC’s GMA anchor Chris Cuomo is traveling with the President and broadcasting live from Cairo tomorrow and Thursday morning.

Check out CBS’ Katie Couric‘s address at Princeton’s Class Day yesterday on HuffPost. “I am moved to be sharing this special moment with parents and professors who may have woken up to me on the Today show… and with students who MAY wake up in time for the CBS Evening News,” she said. “Although based on the average age of our viewers, I think you’re probably watching ‘Shot at Love with Tila Tequila’ instead.”

Speaking of which… CBS Evening News will be the first nightly newscast to be live streamed on the web, as reported by The Business Insider.

Fox’s Glenn Beck kicked off his comedy tour “Common Sense” last night. He’ll do five shows in five nights around the country- including a stop in Richmond. Learn more about the act here in The Denver Post.

Bill O’Reilly responded on Fox last night to the murder of George Tiller: “When I heard about Tiller’s murder, I knew pro-abortion zealots and Fox News haters would attempt to blame us for the crime. That is exactly what has happened.” More on TVNewser.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe, now officially brewed by Starbucks. TVNewser has the dets here.

WaPo‘s Tom Shales on Conan O’Brien‘s NBC Tonight Show debut last night: “By now The Tonight Show is like the White House; it belongs not to its occupant of the moment but to the American people. So it was not encouraging last night to see Conan O’Brien devoting the entire first half of his first Tonight Show to himself.”

RADIO

NPR’s Planet Money is reinventing business reporting. Find out how here at mediabistro.

ONLINE

Daily Candy has partnered with Target.

MAGAZINES

New York asks Is Conde Nast’s Si Newhouse the Last Old-Media Tycoon? “In the last two years, Newhouse has had to close Jane, House & Garden, Men’s Vogue, Golf for Women, Domino, and finally Portfolio. At Conde Nast, the rumor mill, accurate or not, continues to grind. Which will be next? Wired? Architectural Digest? Does the company really need two food magazines? The grim work has taken a toll.”

E&P: The New York Times Magazine, considered the top revenue producer of newspaper Sunday magazines and often ranking among the best ad revenue magazines in the country, is cutting its size by 9 percent. The smaller version of the glossy magazine will debut in two weeks with the June 14th issue.

NEWS NOTES

So where are Tucker Carlson, Jeffrey Goldberg, Betsy Fischer and Sally Quinn vacationing this summer? Politico takes a look here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia today and the State Department issued these instructions to members of the traveling WH press corps yesterday (via Swampland): The Saudi government is permitting journalists accompanying President Obama entry into the country without a visa or the usual customs procedures. While in Saudi Arabia, therefore, journalists are expressly prohibited from leaving the hotel or engaging in any journalistic activities outside of coverage of the POTUS visit. Those who do so risk arrest and detention by Saudi authorities.

A correction from the State Department this morning: “Correction: U.S. Embassy Guidance for Journalists – The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Saudi Arabia would like to recall the inaccurate guidance issued to the White House press corps on June 1.”

And this message from Saudi Ambassador Adel-Al-Jubeir (via Politico): “Journalists are free to go wherever and report on whatever they want,” emails Karen Hanretty of Qorvis Communications, which represents the Kingdom. “As evidence, [Qorvis's] Michael [Petruzzello] is going to help facilitate media inquiries and requests.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

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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…

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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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Morning Reading List, 09.03.08

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

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