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Morning Reading List, 07.23.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • This was a close race, with George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer running thisclose in Sunday Talk Show Host you’d most want to take home to mom.

  • Sara A. Carter joins The Washington Times’ National desk, covering the Pentagon. Carter is from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in California and was the winner of the 2006 Center for Immigration Studies Award.

  • “With the concert as the news hook, global warming was the fifth-biggest talk show topic last week (filling 6% of the airtime) according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from July 8-13. (By way of comparison, the subject was not among the top 10 stories in that week’s general news Index measured by PEJ.)”

  • After “15,470 entries and 1,297 days,” Brian Stelter says goodbye to TVNewser. Today is his first day with the New York Times.

  • 2007 Proofpoint Survey Finds that 9.1% of Large US Companies Fired Employees for Blogging and Message Board Infractions In Last 12 Months”

  • Blogs: What Are They Good For?

  • Happy Birthday to Tom Friedman (Friday). Today: Happy Birthday to Express’ Mike Grass.

  • Bill Kristol, Highly Recommended

  • From His Extremeness: “C-SPAN: Putting The Fun In Funerals”

  • Check out PBS’s Michael Getler’s column, “Welcome to another Ombudsman’s Mailbag. Actually, this is as much a column as it is a mailbag, as you will see. And if you read all the letters, it’s also quite long.”

  • Politico’s Ryan Grim writes, “When the administration calls a media conference call for 2:45 on Friday afternoon, something’s fishy. And when the administration’s ‘interpretation’ of the Geneva Conventions is involved, it starts to smell like Manhattan’s Fulton Street Market in the afternoon.”

  • The Big Lead has an interview with the Washington Post’s Mike Wilbon.

  • Poynter Online reports, “Citizen journalists and other amateur media creators need legal literacy — so says David Ardia, director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center. Ardia recently won a $250,000 Knight News Challenge grant to help develop and online resource on legal issues related to the practice of journalism.”

  • The Republican Party of Florida, CNN, and YouTube announced in a release, “that the three organizations will partner to produce a historic, user-generated debate between the Republican presidential candidates. The two-hour debate, which will take place on September 17, 2007 at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in St. Petersburg, will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and will air live on CNN and CNN En Espanol.”

  • The list of “Stories for Censored 2008″ includes Robert Parry at #1 and David Phinney at #5.

  • “BOA analyst Jonathan Jacoby issued a report … on Sirius (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR). Jacoby, typically one of the more bearish analysts on the merger sees merger odds improving.”

  • Examiner Refuses to Acknowledge Existence of Washington Post”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said it may buy wireless airwaves for at least $4.6 billion if U.S. regulators make carriers open their networks to rivals.”

  • “Is Facebook the New MySpace?,” asks PC World’s Mark Sullivan.

  • “Why’s sale is a big deal for B2B ‘conversational media’ ventures,” from Rex Hammock.

  • “From her coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial to her co-anchor position next to Roger Cossack on Burden of Proof, Greta Van Susteren has had a remarkable career and she’s not done yet. It has been sixteen years since Van Susteren made her first television appearance as a CNN reporter covering the William Kennedy Smith trial. Now she hosts her own FOX News Channel current affairs show, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. Join Rob Lorei as part-time Clearwater resident Greta Van Susteren discusses her cable TV career on the next edition of Florida This Week.”

  • Poynter Online reports, “the Sunlight Foundation announced a $10,000 grant to NewsTrust — an intriguing online news rating service intended to help people identify quality journalism.”

  • Did Krugman snub Brooks?

  • “The Bivings Group feels that the Internet presents newspapers with a unique opportunity to make up for lost circulation and readership. This study explores these concepts, as well as the difficulties facing newspapers regarding online advertising, shrinking staffs, and reaching out to consumers.”

  • The News York Times reports, “In a conference call among editors and bureau chiefs, one said The Journal would follow the lead of The Sun, one of Mr. Murdoch’s British tabloids, which prints pictures of topless women on its third page. ‘Rupert has confirmed to me that we will have Page 3 girls,’ he said, according to another person on the call. ‘But in a concession, they will be dot drawings,’ like The Journal’s traditional hand-drawn portraits.”

  • Washingtonian has an interview with novelist Kristin Gore.


  • Thompson Publishing Group is looking for a Editor-Reporter.

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors is looking for an Online Marketing Associate.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for a Technical Producer.

  • Greenpeace is looking for a Communications Director.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a New Group Business Specialist.

  • Brainstorm Creative Resources is looking for a Web & Communications Associate.

  • BNA is looking for a Editor/Writer.

  • Bisnow on Business is looking for an Experienced Business Reporters.

  • Thomson Financial News is looking for a Reporter.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Staff Writer on their Military Team.

  • Transport Topics Publishing Group is looking for a Staff Reporter.

  • The Star Democrat is seeking layout editors/reporters.

  • Martinsville Bulletin is looking for a Sports Editor.

  • A Financial news company is looking for an Economics reporter.

  • Towne Group is looking for an Associate Producer.

  • “Washington DC based publication is looking for an experienced Copy Editor for a LongTerm Project.”

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    Morning Reading List, 05.18.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Our thoughts go out to the two ABC News journalists killed in Iraq. Keep your mouses pointed towards TVNewser all day for the latest updates.

  • Most of you think that David Gregory should not take Imus‘ spot and one reader weighs in on Gregory’s fate: “David Gregory will be 37 in August…yes, only 37. He’s already NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent and Lauer’s sub on Today. Clearly they’re putting him on a Brokaw-esque path. A radio show might chip away at his credibility as an anchor. He’s got an entire career ahead of him. He should avoid the temptations of overexposure and keep his eyes on the prize.”

  • Allan Sloan leaves Newsweek for Fortune.

  • Look out Wonkette: “Pentagon official says list of banned Web sites could grow

  • That’s all Washington needs: More Harvard Crimson “editors”

  • An NBC release announced, “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” was
    “the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program, outperforming CBS, ABC and FOX nationally and in Washington, D.C.” On Sunday, May 13, the program attracted 3.315 million total viewers, 22% more than CBS’ “Face the Nation”, a 25% advantage over ABC’s “This Week” and a 176% lead over FOX’s “News Sunday”.

  • MSNBC Late To Report Wolfowitz News

  • An ABC release announces “ABC News and ABC5/WOI-TV will co-sponsor two live forums for presidential candidates in August 2007. The forums will be moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos with additional questioning from David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register.” The Republican forum will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2007. The Democratic forum, co-sponsored with the Democratic Party of Iowa and sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2007.

  • Discovery Rechannels Assets: Firm to Close All 103 Stores, Cut 25 Percent of Workforce”

  • Robert Parry calls Rev. Sun Myung Moon Jerry Falwell’s “secret benefactor” and calls their relationship “another little-known chapter of Falwell’s career.”

  • Spiers knows where old media go wrong

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., the most-used Internet search engine, will include images, book excerpts, news and video in its search results as part of a new program called Universal Search.”

  • Reuters reports, “AOL plans an aggressive global expansion this year and will introduce a new version of its popular e-mail service this summer to include its AIM instant messaging platform, the chief executive of Time Warner Inc.’s online division said on Wednesday.”

  • DCRTV “hears that more than 200 elected officials and other luminaries turned out for Tuesday evening’s launch of the DC studio facilities for area cable TV giant Comcast’s CN8 regional news and public affairs network.”

  • Crain’s NY reports that DailyCandy “has just bolstered its management by hiring two former New York Times Co. executives.” Catherine Levene, a former digital vice president at, will become DailyCandy’s chief operating officer and Alyson Racer “is leaving her position as a vice president of advertising for the Times’ site to take the same title at DailyCandy.”

  • The New York Times reports, “After more than 50 years American Heritage, the magazine that furnished not just the minds but, in its original hardcover format, the dens of generations of American history buffs, is suspending publication, its editor, Richard F. Snow, said last week.”

  • WebProNews reports, “NBC’s still being stubborn about allowing its footage of the Presidential debates to be put in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons, effectively letting the more passionately patriotic online citizenry share and remix for video sites like YouTube.”

  • MediaDailyNews reports, “A study from a Publicis arm suggests that Americans’ enjoyment of current prime-time programming is waning, with 38% reporting they are less satisfied than in past years.”

  • The International Herald Tribune reports, “The long-predicted convergence of the Internet and the broadcast world is finally accelerating as video-sharing Web sites are nurturing a snacklike world of shorts that cannot be found on traditional television networks that serve up 30-minute meals.”


  • SmartBrief is looking for a Copy Desk Chief

  • The Magazine Group is looking for an Editorial Director for Medical/Health Magazines and a Managing Editor for Consumer Medical Magazines.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editorial Assistant for Talk of the Nation.

  • Alert Global Media is seeking an experienced reporter.

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