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Kalb Report with Murdoch Canceled

Due to current weather conditions, Rupert Murdoch will not be appearing with Marvin Kalb for the Kalb Report this week. The event is being rescheduled for later in the semester. Note from Kalb after the jump.

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Murdoch Headlines Next Kalb Report

murdoch.jpg Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, will join Marvin Kalb to share his unique perspectives on the future of journalism and the media in the next edition of The Kalb Report: The Making of a Modern Media Mogul.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. Free tickets for the Feb. 9, 2010, Kalb Report are available through GW TicketMaster online at kalb.gwu.edu.

Morning Reading List 12.02.09

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jack and sus2.jpgGood morning FishbowlDC! A very happy anniversary to one of Fishbowl’s fav. couples, Jack and Susanna Quinn.

What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday, the 2nd day of December…

TV | NEWSPAPERS| ONLINE | NEWS NOTES

TV

“TVandPC”: After a few months of testing, Nielsen is ready to officially roll out a combined measurement for internet and TV viewing though its People Meters.

NEWSPAPERS

There’s an intriguing idea floating around the media: Microsoft Corp. wants to undercut Google so badly in Internet search that it might pay newspapers to withhold their content from Google.

“Up to 290 WSJ reporters would be jobless if site had gone free,” says Managing Editor Robert Thomson.

ONLINE

Arianna Huffington used her 25 minutes at the FTC’s “How Will Journalism Survive The Internet Age?” conference to take News Corp (NYSE: NWS) CEO Rupert Murdoch and his executives to task.

Media execs make case for online fees at FTC panel.

The WSJ takes a look at the dark side of ‘webtribution.’

NEWS NOTES

An Iraqi man famous for throwing shoes at US President George W Bush in 2008 has come under fire in a similar attack.

While administrations come and go, and power in Congress teeters between political parties, one thing remains constant in the lives of Washington, D.C.’s, elite: the power lunch.

h/t to Daniel Lippman.

Morning Reading List 09.21.09

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The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan’s new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday.

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Happy Birthday to Kiki Ryan, on her first day at Politico with Click! What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE

NEWSPAPERS

WaPo interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander examines the paper’s ACORN coverage after they were flooded with angry callers prompted by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. “It’s tempting to dismiss such gimmicks. Fox News, joined by right-leaning talk radio and bloggers, often hypes stories to apocalyptic proportions while casting competitors as too liberal or too lazy to report the truth. But they’re also occasionally pumping legitimate stories. I thought that was the case with ACORN…”

TV

Tom DeLay makes his debut on “Dancing with the Stars” this fine evening.

“So you’re trying to ambush the ambusher?” Friday at the Values Voter Summit, a ThinkProgress.org staffer caught up with FNC producer Jesse Watters, known for his ambush interviews which end up on “The O’Reilly Factor.” TVNewser has the video.

NYT‘s Brian Stelter caught up with CBS’ Katie Couric, who says she’s staying in the anchor chair, and also will start hosting a weekly interview webcast on CBSNews.com, beginning tomorrow. Her first guest will be Glenn Beck.

The night after he hosts the President, David Letterman will have a second President, when Bill Clinton joins him on “The Late Show” Tuesday. Obama tapes “The Late Show” today around 4pm.

ONLINE

A study by the University of Maryland reveals, shockingly, that the vast majority of politicians’ tweets are about themselves.

MAGAZINES

Bloomberg has submitted its bid for BusinessWeek mag.

Esquire named its 75 Best People in the World- journos whos make the cut include Fox News’ Shepard Smith, CBS’ Lara Logan, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan, NBC’s Lester Holt and Rupert Murdoch.

NEWS NOTES

Journos are losing jobs at three times the rate of average workers.

WaPo: The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal of new rules to prevent companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deliberately blocking or slowing certain Web traffic is expected to advance with three votes out of the five-member agency, according to sources.

Reliable Source noticed a documentary film crew following Van Jones this weekend.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The pool reported yesterday that NYT‘s Tom Friedman played a round of golf with President Obama yesterday, prompting all sorts of “the green is flat” jokes in our Twitterverse.

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals, like himself, who had been “mugged by reality,” died Friday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Morning Reading List 08.06.09

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

TV | ONLINE | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

TV

Bloomberg will start to rebroadcast Charlie Rose, the PBS interview program, in prime time.

Does NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams have a future as a Jay Leno correspondent?

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly vs. GE and NBC News, on TVNewser.

ONLINE

White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton has joined us on Twitter- @billburton44. You can follow FishbowlDC here too.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

This week in Time magazine, Michael Scherer has a piece about how Obama’s golf game has evolved, chatting with some of his golf buddies. “His game is severely handicapped, as is mine,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says of the President. Even better: “As in basketball, Obama is a trash-talk enthusiast who tries to get into the heads of his opponents and sucker them into taking more difficult shots,” Eugene Kang, the 25-year-old White House special-projects coordinator who played with the President at Andrews Air Force Base tells Scherer.

NEWS NOTES

FT: Rupert Murdoch has vowed to charge for all the online content of his newspapers and television news channels, going well beyond his prediction in May that the company would test pay models on one of its stronger papers within the year.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 08.03.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

How did the NYT print a story about Walter Cronkite with seven errors? Public editor Clark Hoyt says: “Even a newspaper like the Times, with layers of editing to ensure accuracy, can go off the rails when communication is poor, individuals do not bear down hard enough, and they make assumptions about what others have done.”

The newspaper industry may not be in the best shape, but one section is doing just fine- obits, as pointed out by WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander.

The New York Post hired a clown, an actual clown to roam the hallways of the New York State Capitol. Who will be the first publication to replicate here in DC??

TV

Do MSNBC and Fox have a truce deal? NYT ran a front-page story Saturday saying that News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and GE’s Jeffrey Immelt instructed lieutenants to arrange a cease-fire between MSNBC and Fox News. A source tells TVNewser: “There’s more to this story than is being reported.”

The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.

Jessica Yellin filled in for John King yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Her first time, by our count. King did pre-tape an interview with Sen. John McCain on Friday.

LAT on Sunday show ratings: NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ clings to ratings lead but ABC, CBS close fast.

Is Lou Dobbs a publicity nightmare for CNN?

Someone at HuffPost misses David Shuster on MSNBC.

ONLINE

Check out your local news on YouTube.

NYT‘s Maureen Dowd e-interviews Nora Ephron for a piece Saturday.

MAGAZINES

NYT profiles Philip F. Anschutz, The Weekly Standard‘s new owner.

VF will publish two September 2009 covers- one with Michael Jackson and one with Farrah Fawcett, in eerily similar poses.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

LAT takes a look at how carefully President Obama and his team crafted his speech in Cairo.

NEWS NOTES

Just for fun this Monday morning… the Daily Beast asks “Is Disney Losing Its Magic?”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

REVOLVING DOOR and JOBS after the jump…

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Weekly Standard Sold To Clarity Media Group, Examiner‘s Owner

In a move that was speculated about on this blog and others, Clarity Media Group, which also owns the Washington Examiner, has officially aquired The Weekly Standard.

This move was announced in a press release today by Clarity Media Group CEO Ryan McKibben. Weekly Standard editor William Kristol issued the following statement:

“I want to express my personal gratitude, and that of my colleagues, to Rupert Murdoch. His generous support and (if I may use the term) liberal disposition have made whatever we’ve accomplished possible.

We at the Weekly Standard are truly pleased to be joining forces with Clarity Media Group. We’re very much looking forward to working with them to produce an even better magazine with a stronger web presence and even larger readership. First-rate owners are hard to come by. We’ve had one. We’re getting another.”

McKibben also said: “We have the highest regard for the editors and staff of The Weekly Standard, particularly founder William Kristol and executive editor Fred Barnes. The Weekly Standard’s content deals with the most critical public policy issues of our time, in an intelligent and compelling way.”

>>UPDATE: FBDC also hears McKibben visited the Weekly Standard‘s office today.

Morning Reading List 06.11.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINE | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: NYT Co. chairman Arthur Sulzberger said he had hoped that the Boston Globe‘s biggest union would approve a package of wage and benefit cuts and spare company officials from imposing a 23 percent wage cut, but the union’s rejection and the paper’s financial situation have left them no choice.

More from Jack Shafer at Slate.

FishbowlNY caught up with USA Today publisher David Hunke, who said that he couldn’t promise that there would not be additional cuts, but he did seem hopeful that the worst might be behind the newspaper. “But the third and fourth quarter are going to be tough,” he said. “And that’s just as far as anyone can see right now.”

Also- AP reports USA Today plans to introduce an electronic replica of the paper and charge for it.

TV

ABC News President David Westin on a new multi-platform, division-wide series “The New Normal,” coverage of what happens after the recession eases here.

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is profiled in Haute Living Magazine, and says “If I could have half the career of Diane Sawyer, I’d be a happy woman.” Find out what else they have in common here.

A look at the reality of digital TV from WaPo‘s Paul Farhi.

MAGAZINES

Washington Whispers further reports Examiner owner and media mogul Philip Anschutz is getting ready to buy the Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch. Paul Bedard hears the Weekly Standard staff discussed the sale and its impact at a meeting yesterday- he says they were told the sale is imminent.

NEWS NOTES

How many brothers does Rahm Emanuel have? Two, but if there were a third, it’d be Charlie Rose apparently. In this NYT piece, Rose says he’s so close with the family he considers himself the fourth brother. (h/t HuffPost)

In response to her latest column, Karl Rove called NYT‘s Maureen Dowd “bitter, twister and deranged” in an interview on Fox News yesterday. “I actually went to an editorial board meeting at the New York Times and wasted a couple bucks on some flowers to give Maureen Dowd at the meeting so that it would give her a smile on her face. And that didn’t even work. This is a dour, downbeat liberal.” More from Rove via HuffPost here.

AWARDS

Look who surprised the DC region… Oprah. The former WJZ-TV reporter surprised her old colleauge Richard Sher at the area Emmy Awards Saturday, where he received a lifetime achievement honor.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

JOBS after the jump…

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Is Murdoch Considering Selling Weekly Standard to Washington Examiner Owner?

The LA Times reports Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. could be close to selling the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard to “media mogul” Philip Anschutz, citing “people familiar with the situation.” Anschutz’s Clarity Media Group owns the Washington Examiner.

The Denver Business Journal- where Clarity Media Group is based- contacted Anschutz for comment, but all they got from a spokesman was, “We don’t comment on speculation.”

Morning Reading List 06.09.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning, the day of Joe Curl‘s birth. Happy Birthday!

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: The Boston Globe‘s largest union tonight narrowly rejected $10 million in wage and benefit cuts, and about an hour later the paper’s owner declared an impasse in negotiations and imposed a 23 percent pay cut on the union’s members, effective next week.

NYT‘s coverage: Many guild members who opposed the package said they did so believing that further negotiations might result in a better deal.

“I can see the day, maybe 20 years away, where you don’t actually have paper and ink and printing presses,” Rupert Murdoch in Guardian here.

TV

Check out CBS News President Sean McManus on Bob Schieffer‘s future here. “… there are not many Bob Schieffers in the world. You’ve seen what happened at NBC – there are a couple of people at every news organization that are irreplaceable. Tim Russert is in that category and Bob Schieffer falls in that category. There are options internally and externally that we’ve discussed but there is not a great option if and when Bob decides not to do that job. The good news is he’s as energized and engaged as he’s been in the last 10 years.”

Fox News Channel VP of news editorial Jay Wallace was named to the 2009 “Next Wave of Leaders” list by Broadcasting & Cable.

ONLINE

NBC News and Three Part Media LLC have teamed to launch TheGrio.com, a “video centric news site” aimed at the African American community. More dets at WebNewser.

NEWS NOTES

Roxana Saberi will receive the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism at Northwestern’s School of Journalism’s convocation on June 20th.

How do you choose your news? A recent study says people follow news that suits their views.

You’ve undoubtly caught a #dudeido on his Twitter page- and now Amanda at FishbowlNY has too noticed Patrick Gavin‘s wedding planning coverage. Check out her take here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Mediaweek: Executives at the Big Four broadcast networks, upset that President Barack Obama has cumulatively cost them more than $30 million in revenue from preempted prime-time programming for three press conferences, say getting advertisers to sponsor future press events as a way to recoup lost revenue isn’t a viable option.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

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