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BBC Hosts CPJ International Press Freedom Awards Reception

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Joel Simon, CPJ Executive Director; Ronnate Tissainayagam, wife of imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam; Naziha Rejiba, Kalima, Tunisia; Mustafa Haji Abinur, Agence France-Presse, Somalia; Matt Frei, Anchor BBC World News America; Rome Hartman, Executive Producer BBC World News. Photo credit: Jeremy Bigwood

Last night at the Newseum, BBC World News America and the Committee to Protect Journalists hosted the the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards reception. BBC World News America Executive Producer, Rome Hartman, CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon and Matt Frei, anchor of BBC World News America all spoke at the event.

The International Press Freedom Awards take place in New York next Tuesday, November 24th. For more info click here.

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Morning Reading List 10.20.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

Cuts at NYT was the topic of discussion on today’s Morning Media Menu with FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst.

Duke’s Chronicle catches up with WaPo‘s Dana Priest on investigative reporting.

TV

Booking Wars: Is Don Imus having a hard time booking CNN, MSNBC and CNBC talent on “Imus in the Morning” on FBN?

Former NBC White House and Washington correspondent Kevin Corke has landed a new gig in Miami. He writes on Facebook: “FINALLY GOT A JOB! I am the new main anchor at WTVJ (NBC) in Miami. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and prayers throughout. Come see me in South Florida!” We’ll have a Q&A with Corke on FBDC later today.

Maryland Public TV celebrates 40 years.

RADIO

NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me” is on the road. NBC’s Brian Williams will join the show from Carnegie Hall this week for the “Not My Job” segment.

NEWS NOTES

The debate over health care reform is back as the biggest story last week, according to Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. This is the highest level of coverage since President Obama’s prime-time speech the week of September 7-13. But, obviously, late in the week, “balloon boy” captivated the media.

IN MEMORIAM

CBS remembered legendary CBS newsman Don Hewitt, who died in August, yesterday at the Time Warner Center. Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Bill O’Reilly, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, Mike Wallace, Rome Hartman, “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager, Les Moonves, actor Alan Alda and Hewitt family were present. “Don was utterly incapable of small talk,” said Safer. “Don liked to boast he could cut the Lord’s prayer in half and make it better.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: White House senior advisor David Axelrod, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), NBC’s Tom Brokaw and NYT‘s Tom Friedman

CBS’ Face the Nation: Education Secretary Arne Duncan

ABC’s This Week: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and a roundtable with former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel, NYT‘s David Sanger and ABC News’ and columnist George Will

Fox News Sunday: Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), former Democratic National Committee Chairman Gov. Howard Dean, Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and a panel with Fox News consultants Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Republican strategist and CNN political contributor Ed Rollins and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Baltimore Sun‘s TV critic David Zurawik, BBC’s Rome Hartman, The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown and CBS’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Defense Secretary Robert Gates, former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer and Dalai Lama

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time‘s Michael Duffy, BBC’s Katty Kay, WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WaPo‘s Dan Balz, Slate and CBS News’ John Dickerson, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and NYT‘s Jackie Calmes

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters James Hoffa and Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, Heidi Przybyla, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Will update as we learn them.

RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up

We think the President said it best- “The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list.”

There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California Carrie Prejean, followed in star power by actor Tate Donovan and Angelina Jolie‘s brother James Haven.

But the 2009 RTCA dinner did light up the Washington Convention Center with DC journo star power- those attending included Andrea Mitchell, Chris Matthews, Lara Logan, Chip Reid, Major Garrett (check him out with Prejean in a photo after the jump), Chuck Todd, Jonathan Karl, Bill Plante, Savannah Guthrie, Ed Henry, Bill Press, Contessa Brewer, Luke Russert, Maureen Orth, Willie Geist, Mika and Joe, Judy Woodruff, Lawrence O’Donnell (and Norah and Kelly), Nancy Cordes, Steve Capus, David Bohrman, Robin Sproul, Heidi Collins, Carl Cameron, John Harwood, Mike Allen and Mark Whitaker to name a few.

As well as Robert Gibbs, Bill Burton and Laura Capps, Michael Steele (actually seated at a CBS table with Burton), Dana Perino, Samantha Powers, Ken Salazar (donning a cowboy hat), Austan Goolsbee, Gordon Johndroe, David Axelrod, Eric Holder, Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Leon Panetta and Rep. Glenn Nye.

The dinner was a little unconventional than most. Before dinner was served, there were various performances by JibJab, the Onion News Network and Sweet Honey on the Rocks (a favorite of Michelle Obama, though she did not attend). RTCA chair and the evening’s emcee Heather Dahl introduced President Obama, who left soon after this remarks. The date of the dinner actually changed a few times to accommodate the President’s schedule.

The Joan S. Barone Award was presented by CBS’ Bill Plante to NBC congressional correspondent Mike Viqueira for his coverage of the bailout story on the Hill. Viqueira dedicated his award to Mary Dorman, the NBC Washington bureau’s longtime assignment desk manager who died early this year of cancer. The Bloom daughters also presented an award in their father David Bloom‘s memory. BBC’s Rome Hartman accepted on behalf of Orla Guerin. A video tribute to Bill Headline, Tony Snow and Tim Russert, all who passed this year, was also shown.

More photos after the jump…

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Morning Media Menu: Rome Hartman

Today the Morning Media Menu was joined by BBC World News America executive producer Rome Hartman.

Hartman previously was the EP of the CBS Evening News so they chatted about the difference between producing for an American and a British network (of course, he’s based in DC).

Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner

Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF.

The dinner was emceed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Kathleen (away on a skiing trip), his “ambassador to the human race.” He also thanked Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris and Rahm Emanuel for producing numbers for Hardball and MSNBC. (A dinner guest points out to us that Matthews was still wearing his Hardball makeup.)

CNN’s Jack Womack presented the first award of the evening to colleague Susan Grant, the First Amendment Service Award. Grant joked she was sure “the board had run out of deserving journalists.”

ABC’s Charlie Gibson and Sam Donaldson brought a comedy act to present the Leonard Zeidenberg Award to Cokie Roberts. Some of their back-and-forth… Charlie: “Get your hands off me… I’m somewhat perturbed I have to share the podium with Sam.” Sam: “Women like older men- that’s me,” and Charlie: “Much older.”

Donaldson introduced a story about Roberts saying, “you can check this story, though I wouldn’t, it’s a good story,” to which Gibson replied, “like most of Sam’s stories.” Donaldson went on to tell about the time on the This Week with David Brinkey that John Tower asked what a womanizer was and Cokie looked at him and said, “I think most women know it when they see it, Senator.”

At her last dinner, RTNDF President Barbara Cochran honored the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with a special award, which was accepted by Alberto Ibarguen. To much applause, Cochran called prompt freeing of detained journalist Roxana Saberi in Iran.

And the last award of the evening was presented to Google’s Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt by PBS’s Judy Woodruff, as the whole room pondered, what would we do without Google?

In attendance: Dana Perino, CNN’s newly acquired State of the Union EP Michelle Jaconi, sitting next to Gloria Borger, who received a warm hello from Linda Douglass, Rome Hartman deep in conversation with Sam Donaldson at the cocktail hour, Mike Allen blackberrying away outside the Ritz, Lara Logan back from maternity leave, Google’s Bob Boorstin, Mark Whitaker with new deputy bureau chief Antoine Sanfuentes, David Bass, Emily Heil, Karen Travers and so on.

Afternoon Roundup

  • Tourney pools are cool.

  • The Post’s Elizabeth Williamson goes there.

  • Find out more about that PR Newswire “Pitching National Media” event here.

  • More on a potential Rome Hartman move to D.C.

  • An ABC release announced that the fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning series “Iraq: Where Things Stand,” ABC News will report extensively on how the country and its people are faring four years after the US-led invasion. The show will begin airing across ABC News’ broadcasts and platforms beginning Sunday, March 18.

  • Patricia Cohen reports that to bridge the gender gap on the op-ed pages, Catherine Orenstein “has been training women at universities, foundations and corporations to write essays and get them published.”

  • Jonathan Kaplan reports that Democratic Caucus chairman Rahm Emanuel “has told new Democratic members of Congress to steer clear of Stephen Colbert, or at least his satirical Comedy Central program, ‘The Colbert Report.’”

  • The Reliable Source ladies report that the BBC was had by a fake Patrick Fitzgerald blog.

  • A reader writes in on this, “Some of us out here in Journalismland believe that the comments should remain just as they’re written at the end of Post stories–it’s called freedom of speech and non-censorship. I think some more liberal Post writers probably get upset because many of the comments tear apart and rip to shreds and bring back to reality some of the articles that are obviously more liberal-leaning, and some of them can be pretty liberal-leaning, let’s face it. The comments represent all views, they represent reality, and they provide a great feedback from the real world to some of these stories, which sometimes appear written by guys who aren’t exactly in tune with many aspects of the real world. The comments should stay!”

  • Washington Gardener Magazine is hosting the first annual photo contest exhibition in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The opening reception is Friday, March 23 from 7-9pm at the Adams Bank Lobby in the World Building on Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The reception is open to the public and is free to attend. After the opening, you may come by and view the photos any time during the normal bank lobby hours (M-F 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-12noon). The show runs through May 25.

  • AP reports, “Turner Broadcasting will rename its Court TV channel to reflect a more action-driven lineup. The new name will not be revealed until summer and will take effect at the start of next year. What is now Court TV will become the home to a form of action-oriented reality programming.”

  • PBS reports that the Project for Excellence in Journalism
    “plans to start a Blogger Index, which will survey several hundred blogs for quality of content and topic areas.” “The landscape is changing so rapidly,” says PEJ director Tom Rosenstiel. “The term ‘blog’ might be obsolete.”

  • His Extremeness has the real news from yesterday’s White House briefing.

  • DCist reports, “Local NPR station WETA-FM recently completely reversed course a second time, switching back to a classical format after two unsatisfactory years as a news station.” And listeners are offering to help out with CD donations.

  • NRO’s Bruce Bartlett notes, “If, as I believe, the major media tilted left and have moved toward the center, then this means they moved to the right. It is this movement that the left has picked up on and is complaining about. But the idea that the media now tilt toward conservatives is absurd.”

  • Drudge reports that CNN “has barred former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel from their New Hampshire debate, without giving a reason. … This decision calls into question media censorship and goes against a fundamental American belief in ‘Fairness,’ which is especially critical in the political process.”

  • B&C reports, “The Radio-Television News Directors Association Wednesday praised passage of a bill (HR 1309) that strengthens the Freedom of Information Act.”

  • A Zogby poll shows, “The vast majority of American voters believe media bias is alive and well — 83% of likely voters said the media is biased in one direction or another, while just 11% believe the media doesn’t take political sides.”

  • The AP reports, “Advertising revenues at U.S. newspapers edged down 0.3 percent last year as gains in online revenues weren’t enough to compensate for a worsening downturn in print ads.”

  • Julie Mason has no one to play with.

  • Is Hartman Getting A Gig In Washington?

    TVNewser wonders if CBS’ Rome Hartman will head to our fair city