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Morning Reading List, 08.28.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Overwhelmingly, you think Dana Perino will be the next White House press secretary.

  • TVNewser reports, “Another Super Tuesday tomorrow on MSNBC. Chris Matthews continues in Iowa moderating the Livestrong Cancer Forum. Back east, Tim Russert, Natlie Morales, Tucker Carlson, Chris Jansing and others will hold down the anchor fort.”

  • The AP reports, “Yahoo Inc. will introduce new features Monday for its popular Web-based e-mail program, including software that allows computer users to type text messages on a keyboard and send them directly to someone’s cell phone.”

  • Oh Hannity: Not that Bill Keller.

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Sponsors are winners in online contests: Motivated entrants go to extremes for votes, to marketers’ delight.”

  • FT.com reports, “Men’s magazines turn the page on their adolescence”

  • Guardian reports, “Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it”

  • The Hollywood Reporter’s Gail Schiller reports, “To launch their fall lineups, the major networks are turning to the Web like never before, offering viewers the chance to see premiere episodes for free and producing original content around their new series that doubles as entertainment and advertising.”

  • New York Post reports, “Mel Karmazin taught Farid Suleman well — so well, in fact, that the Citadel Communications CEO’s move to bring Don Imus back to the airwaves is torn straight from the teacher’s manual.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Hearst Corp., the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and almost 200 magazines, plans to offer about $593.1 million for the stock of Hearst-Argyle Television Inc. it doesn’t already own. Hearst-Argyle shares surged.”

  • Media Daily News reports, “Now the world’s biggest researcher is launching ‘Hey! Nielsen,’ a new online social community where people can discuss — and influence — TV, music, movies, Internet sites and celebrities. ‘Part opinion engine, part social network, and part buzz tracker, Hey! Nielsen is the place to share opinions on your favorite entertainment,’ reads the description on the beta version of the site, which is currently open only to Nielsen employees, but which will go public by the end of September.”

  • Venture Beat reports, “Federated Media, a popular but sometimes controversial ad network for blogs, has raised another $4.5 million in funding, according to PE Hub’s read of the company’s recent regulatory filing.”

  • Rebecca Christie is leaving Dow Jones after 7 years. Starting next week, she will be an adjunct fellow at the Lexington Institute.

  • Erin Burnett now calls the Chris Matthews moment, “a strange moment.”

  • The Washington Post brings us, “Nightly Crimes Perpetrated by the TV News”

  • The Nation reports, “Along with the (now stalled) rush toward massive conglomeration and the (accelerating) rash of budget-cutting in news-gathering operations, perhaps the two most visible trends across nearly all mainstream US media in recent decades have been an increasing inclination toward tabloid-style coverage coupled with an intense effort to win over conservative critics of alleged liberal media bias.”

  • Boston Globe’s Richard Lipez writes, “It’s still uncertain when or where shock-jock Don Imus will return to the airwaves, now that he has settled his suit with CBS. But a more interesting question is this: When Imus does come back, will distinguished American media personages such as Frank Rich, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Tom Brokaw continue to show up on his show, lending him respectability and cover for his racist, misogynistic, and gay-baiting rants?”

  • TVNewser reports, “Michael Vick’s first comments since pleading guilty to dogfighting charges could not have come at a worse time for MSNBC. The cable network is covering the two-day Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum headlined by Lance Armstrong. At 11:34amET Chris Matthews and Armstrong were in the middle of questioning Sen. Hillary Clinton, when Vick appeared.”

    Jobs

  • The Washington Monthly is looking for an Art Director.

  • Washington Life Magazine is looking for a Managing Editor, an Executive Assistant and an Associate Editor.

  • Fox Business Network is looking for a Newsgathering Producer.

  • American Chemical Society is looking for a Web Producer.

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    Dow Jones Ends DC Defense Beat

    FishbowlDC has learned that Dow Jones Newswire is dropping the DC defense coverage beat, having decided that it is no longer a priority. Instead, DJ hopes to more intensely focus on core financial service issues. This means that reporter Rebecca Christie, who had been covering the beat, will now be a general assignment reporter, “able to cover for all the other reporters on the bureau and also write broadly about the issues of the day,” according to an email sent last week.

    A Dinner For Judith

    mediajudy.jpgBloomberg’s P.R. Expert (and White House Correspondents’ Association dinner After Party hostess) Judith Czelusniak literally and barely blew into town on the tail of yesterday’s nasty thunderstorm for meetings with the producers of Bloomberg TV’s Money and Politics (which had Barney Frank and the Rob Portman on last night and has previously had Rudy Giuliani, Lamar Alexander, and Hillary Clinton on…but never Mike Bloomberg?!?)

    More important, Czelusniak almost missed an uber-vibrant dinner in her honor at the Palm….including usual suspects and friends Mike Allen, Hope and David Bass, Tim Burger, Rebecca Christie, Tucker Carlson, Shridar Pappu, Patrick Gavin, Chris Berry, Edie Emery, Anne Schroeder, Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, Amy Argetsinger, Garrett Graff (it’s his birthday today…we swear the to-be author is still like 22 or something…)John McCaslin, Anne Schroeder and Janet Donovan.

    Attendance being high, the Palm’s largest roundtop was expanded throughout the evening with tables ripped from the wall to create the soon to be famous and infinitely expandable “Banjo Formation”.

    Sorry we don’t have pictures.

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