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Morning Reading List, 04.18.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • So it seems journos are cheap. Most of you would not be willing to pay for some of your online news websites.

  • Bill Keller: Why Is This Pulitzer Different From All Other Prizes?

  • From DCRTV:

      Yesterday, DCRTV told you that DC’s National Public Radio is looking to expand into new digs from its aging Massachusetts Avenue facility. And we’re hearing some rumblings that NPR is setting its sights on XM’s state-of-the-art New York Avenue HQ, which could become available if the satellite radio firm gets approval to merge its operations with rival Sirius, which is based in NYC. However, an NPR insider tells us: “The XM rumor is totally untrue. We have neither looked at the XM space nor had any conversations about it. In fact, from the little we know, it’s smaller than what we need… The facts are – we’re exploring locations, inside and outside the Beltway, with a long list of attributes we’re seeking. We’ll be doing so for several more months, possibly making a decision by September”…..

  • An NBC release announced, “Record Numbers Turn To for Coverage of Virginia Tech Tragedy.” “On Monday, overall traffic hit an all-time high, with 15.3 million unique users, a 37 percent increase over the site’s all-time one-day record set during the coverage of Hurricane Katrina.”

  • The National Academies is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a Web Producer.

  • The Smithsonian Magazine is looking for an Editorial Assistant.

  • Get ready for Washington’s Funniest Radio Celebrity competition.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Production Assistant for All Things Considered.

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 8-13, shows, “The downfall of talk show host Don Imus for racist and misogynistic comments was the second most-heavily covered story of the year to date. … Only the debate over American war policy with Iraq when the President announced his “surge” plan the week of January 7 to 12 got more media coverage this year.”

  • WVU’s Ralph Hanson offers a comprehensive roundup of stories analyzing media coverage of Virginia Tech tragedy.

  • Imus Second Biggest Story of 2007 So Far

  • One blogger in the Virginia Tech family announces the death of his friend in the Virginia Tech shootings.

  • Lisa De Pasquale takes onat Ana Marie Cox . “There’s another double standard that’s not being discussed. Cox (and the current Wonkette bloggers) never hesitate to make crude, politically and factually incorrect comments about women. If she (or any woman) would have said ‘nappy-headed hos’ it would be called catty not racist. Or gossipy instead of sexist.”

  • Ari Fleischer: Still a hack, apparently.

  • The Politico wonders about those “cricket” sounds you’re hearing from

  • Information Week reports, “Media Companies Confront Mortality”

  • Bob Schieffer: More cowbell.

  • reports, “What do media and entertainment executives see as the biggest threat to their business? User-generated content is an issue that is the most challenging according to a new survey from Accenture, a management consulting technology firm.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “Comcast Joins NBC-News Corp Video Venture.”

  • Reuters reports, “U.S. television network NBC Universal has rejoined the National Association of Broadcasters after leaving the powerful trade group seven years ago over a dispute on policy.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “With wide-open races for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, and more than two dozen states jockeying to move up their primary dates, station owners and analysts expect potentially record-breaking ad spending in 2008.”

  • MinOnline reports, “The Week magazine is set to go daily later this year.”

  • The AP reports, “McClatchy Joins Yahoo Newspaper Partnership.”

  • The New York Sun reports, “Pulitzer Prizes Snub Big Newspapers.”

  • Seattle Times reports, “Newspapers Nationwide Struggle to Adapt.”

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Taking Out The Trash, 02.13.07

  • Seems the snow will have no effect on D.C. journos. Thank goodness!

  • An ABC release announced that “Nightline” “continues to build its audience through expanding their presence on the web. For 2006, ‘Nightline’ online grew an impressive 140% compared to 2005 and over 12 million page views were downloaded—a phenomenal growth trend. Last month alone, over 1 million page views were downloaded,” making “Nightline” “one of the top generators of heavily trafficked content on”

  • Cousin GalleyCat has their own take on Maureen Dowd’s take on chick lit, but they also have some angry author’s reactions.

  • E&P reports that Sen. John McCain told CNN the Washington Post article is the “worst hit job that has ever been done in my entire political career.” (And the Post issued a correction today.)

  • TVNewser reports Chris Matthews was anchoring MSNBC’s live coverage of Barack Obama’s presidential announcement on location in Springfield this weekend.

  • Inside Cable News reports, “Starting Monday, MSNBC will begin Imus in the Morning at 5:30 am.” (Hat Tip: TVNewser)

  • Comcast SportsNet announced, “Rebecca O’Sullivan-Schulte as senior vice president and general manager of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. She begins her position on March 12.”

  • Ralph Hanson points out that while Arthur Sulzberger’s comments received a lot of buzz last week, it “is essentially the same thing that Sulzberger has been saying for the last eight years.”

  • Modern Arts Notes notes, “I’m not sure how this slipped past the ethics stewards at the Washington Post. Art critic Blake Gopnik’s wife has taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for some time. … So then why is Gopnik semi-profiling her boss by way of previewing the Corc’s big Modernism show without disclosing that?”

  • The AP reports that they agreed to a partnership with “to let AP to use photographs, video and news from ‘citizen journalists’ in its newsgathering operation., a Vancouver, Canada-based startup, posts citizens’ images and news accounts on its Web site, along with links to mainstream news organizations.”

  • A reader writes regarding this, “Maybe it’s also for health reasons. I read a report not so long ago saying those bags release cancerous fumes or some other bad thing.”

  • President Bush tells C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, “You know, I’m wise enough not to bash the media.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “WARW (94.7 FM) is taking several steps to go green, the station manager says, steps that parent company CBS is touting to some of the chain’s 146 other stations nationwide. … WARW will pay a premium for electricity that Pepco guarantees is wind-generated, rather than produced by a coal-fired plant. The station plans to build a performance studio at its Silver Spring headquarters at least partly out of green material, such as recycled flooring.”

  • CJR Daily has the rundown of Deborah Howell’s Sunday column where she “took [William] Arkin and the Post’s Web site to the cleaners.”

  • Rob Curley answers Howard Owens’ questions about the new Washington Post feature OnBeing.