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Morning Reading List, 09.07.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Taryn Luntz is joining The Examiner to cover Virginia and business news from the Seattle Times where she has been covering Washington for the paper.

  • Jen Lash is leaving Roll Call to be the assistant editor for Architectural Lighting. Her last day is Sept. 7.

  • From an ABC release, “On the eve of General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker’s highly anticipated testimony before Congress regarding the war in Iraq, ABC News will again examine how the Iraqi people and the country are faring in its sixth division-wide reporting effort, ‘Iraq: Where Things Stand,’” which will begin airing Sunday, September 9.

  • From a release, “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has become a sponsor of China’s first Global Business Journalism Program that launches on September 17 at Tsinghua University. The goal of this unique initiative, run by this prestigious university and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), is to create a new generation of business journalists able to produce insightful, balanced coverage of China’s markets and the global economy.”

  • Can you answer today’s Political Trivia from CQ?

  • We hear that the RSVP’s closed on Thursday for the GQ party. One tipster says they had an overwhelming response, with Bloomberg levels of attempted pre-crashing.

  • From TVNewser, “Despite Email Protest, Felling Back On Joe”

  • La Plata’s Media Policy Limits Access

  • TVWeek reports, “When Fox Business Network launches Oct. 15 nationally, it will be part of a round-robin channel shift in New York, home of Fox News and the financial capital of the country. The repositioning will involve channels owned by NBC Universal.”

  • Poynter Online points us to “great online news and tools for reporters in the latest edition of SEJ’s Watchdog Tipsheet, which covers First Amendment issues for journalists who cover the environment.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN is opening political bureaus in several key states as the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations heats up. A CNN insider tells TVNewser the bureaus in Des Moines, IA, Manchester, NH and Columbia, SC are already operational. They are being staffed at CNN Newsource affiliates in those cities.”

  • SEJ Panel Aims to Get Scientists, Journalists Working Together

  • A NBC release announced, “‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,’ iVillage.com and msnbc.com will join forces for a special series, ‘The Secret to Her Success.’ Beginning on September 10 and
    continuing throughout the week, ‘Nightly News’ will close the broadcast each evening with reports on four important topics (women’s health, work, finance and friendship), which will cross over to the far reaching online communities of iVillage and msnbc.com with additional reporting and components.”

  • C-SPAN’s Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered debates tonight. The first show is live from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. For more information, click here.

  • Amy Gahran tackles, “Conversational Journalism: Credibility Gained or Status Lost?”

  • From a release, “To celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sept. 15, USA TODAY is partnering with American University’s School of Communication on a series of free live events to be held Sept. 10 through Sept. 14. In addition, a special exhibition of 25 USA TODAY front pages will be exhibited in the Katzen Arts Center throughout the week.” Events include some impressive panelists, including Helen Thomas, Eric Lichtblau, Ken Paulson, Judy Woodruff and Bob Schieffer. From E&P: “Assessing ‘USA Today’ As 25th Anniversary Approaches”

  • A reader gives us more info on Nina Totenberg’s singing habit. She apparently “comes from a musical family and occasionally sings at events for NPR.” She even sang at her own wedding.

  • Politico’s Ken Vogel reports, “Bill O’Reilly blasts DailyKos as a ‘hate site,’ but according to a federal ruling released Tuesday, the popular liberal blog is as much a part of the media as Fox News when it comes to campaign finance rules.”

  • The Washington Blogger Meetup is September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Regional Food and Drink. To RSVP “yes” click here.

  • “It’s almost fifty pages long, but well worth the read: a recent study by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press synthesizes 165 separate national surveys and finds that American news preferences have remained ‘surprisingly static’ over the last twenty years. Tucked behind this central conclusion, however, is a suite of more intriguing observations about readership and audience habits.”

  • Can Camera-Phone Journalism Thwart the ‘Rally Squad?’”

  • The Boston Herald reports that Bill O’Reilly ranks #24 in Harvard’s list of most influential alumni, beating out Sen. Ted Kennedy’s #28.

  • “Project Censored Releases Censored 2008 and its pick of the 25 most important under-covered news stories of 2006-07. … Project Censored will host the award winning authors of the Censored 2008 stories at the second annual Media Accountability Conference October 26-27 at Sonoma State University.” Conference info is available here

  • CNN HD Debuts

  • Can Camera-Phone Journalism Thwart the ‘Rally Squad?’” Journalists awarded second place in the online reporting category to Greenwire’s Michael Burnham, Kelly Thompson, Monica Trauzzi

  • From a release, “The 43-year-old Conservative Book Club has completed the acquisition of the American Compass Book Club. American Compass was launched three years ago as part of the Doubleday Entertainment family of clubs. Both clubs serve the philosophically conservative book-buying market. The combined clubs, which will operate under the Conservative Book Club name, will have a membership of more than 100,000. The deal was signed Tuesday in New York.”

  • A reader writes, “For the whiner complaining about the Sunday Source Perino thing, the SS goes to press on Wednesday. No way for them to see into the future.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNBC will air the first presidential debate to focus on economic issues.”

  • TVWeek reports, “Rejecting strong opposition from the cable industry, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin is moving to require cable system operators to offer consumers both analog and fully digital signals for TV channels after the digital conversion, unless they provide a digital signal and converter box to every household.”

  • The Washington City Paper reports, “The Washington Post fails to complete background check on Shaw activist.”

  • Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie to discuss the future of the news business at SPJ.

  • From a SPJ release, “Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak to discuss CIA leak, Scooter Libby trial. … Novak and former Time, Inc., editor-in-chief Norman Pearlstine will be on hand during the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference to discuss the ethical questions of journalists as central players in a criminal prosecution and scandal. As part of the discussion, titled ‘Watching the Watchdogs: Ethical Implications of the Entangled Roles of Journalists in the Scooter Libby Case,’ Novak and Pearlstein will explain how they handled the dual roles as witnesses and journalists and the lessons learned. The event takes place at 2:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW.”

  • E&P’s Greg Mitchell writes, “Over the next week, much will be written, pro and con, about General Petraeus’s report on the progress of the ‘surge’ in Iraq and President Bush’s response. Since both men have pretty much already announced, or at least rehearsed, what they are going to say, the suspense is not exactly crippling. I’ll be writing more later, but for now I’d simply like to address the media’s responsibility to address, over the next few days, this key moment in our recent history with a steady gaze — which, as I will recount, was sadly lacking last winter in the weeks before the ‘surge’ was announced.”

  • Notions Capital reports, “After decades, Washington, DC public station WAMU-FM is sending Bluegrass and other local music programs into that ‘Lonesome Valley’ of HD Radio where there is no one to hear them. … The FCC only approved digital HD Radio multicasting on March 22nd, but National Public Radio (NPR) has been hot to trot since May 2001, even before the FCC adopted the iBiquity HD Radio standard. Public stations have used it experimentally since 2004. NPR stations are the white mice of HD Radio. NPR headquarters for HD was even named the NPR Lab.”

  • From David Adler, CEO and Founder, BizBash Media, “It has been 8 years since starting to raise the money to launch BizBash after leaving PRIMEDIA. I am so thrilled that we are publishing our biggest issue ever at 260 pages and and continue to be the largest internet source for event planners around the world. Next year we will publish more than 20 issues in 6 major market with Chicago launching in January.”

  • Huffington Post’s Jay Rosen writes, “the press is not capable of making an independent decision denying the president his spin zone with a dateline in Iraq. When the White House says we’re going, they’re going.”

  • TVWeek reports, “The staffs of weekday and weekend broadcasts of ABC’s ‘World News’ will be combined under ‘World News With Charles Gibson’ executive producer Jon Banner and senior producer Vinnie Malhotra, who will continue as executive producer of weekend editions of ‘World News.’”

  • “‘Writers @ Work: A Process Approach,’ a four-week online course first offered last fall by News University, Poynter’s distance learning program. It’s scheduled again this year for October 15 to November 9.”

  • US News & World Report photojournalist James Lo Scalzo, author of a soon-to-be published memoir, Evidence of My Existence, has created a multi media synopsis of the memoir.

  • The Bob Edwards Show produced by XM Satellite Radio won 1st place from the Society of Environmental Journalists in the Beat/In-Depth Reporting category for the documentary “Exploding Heritage.”

    Jobs

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for an Assistant Production Manager.

  • U.S.News & World Report is looking for a Health & Medicine Reporter.

  • Ed2010 reports that “AOL Living, AOL Food, and AOL Stylelist are seeking fall interns to work up to 25 hours/week. … This paid internship requires that the candidate be enrolled in a degree-granting program, and interns can choose flexible hours based on class schedules. Please send resume, cover letter and clips to dori.fern@corp.aol.com.”

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    Morning Reading List, 07.16.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The Weekly Pew News Interest Index shows, “In the news last week, the war in Iraq and the investigation into the London and Glasgow car bombs were the most closely followed stories.”

  • From Carol Joynt’s blog, she writes, “Email to me today from Deborah Jeane Palfry, the ‘DC Madam.’ Make of it what you will: ‘FYI (for what it may be worth) I can tell you that Harlan Ullman’s name is splattered throughout the phone records. In addition, I remember taking a few checks from him over time. -Jeane’ Here’s Harlan’s response: ‘no comment–except those were her calls, not mine’”

  • Wonkette looks at the City Paper vs. Late Night Shots fallout. Meanwhile, “LNSers have got to find some way to make their outrage known while they wait for their high-profile lawsuit to reach the courts.”

  • Ed Henry loves him some Green Day (Hat Tip: Politico).

  • DC reporters enjoy some private quality time with Romney.

  • That whole Post/Post.com tension thing is overblown, if you ask this fella.

  • Washington Times’ Robert Stacy McCain writes, “There was something intriguing in the strong reaction to Jon Ward’s Fishwrap post yesterday about 13-year-old Jessica Hackerd, who burst out in tears after President Bush responded sarcastically to her question about immigration Tuesday. … It was something of a Rashomon — people seemed to see what they wanted to see.”

  • William Schulz writes, “When Ken Tomlinson calls for an investigation into the ‘cover-up’ of U.S. Arabic broadcasting outrages, it is clear he understands where that probe would lead: to Karen Hughes

  • U.S. News announced that intern Alison Go has joined the staff of U.S. News as an associate producer for the Education and News You Can Use sections of the website. She will also serve as a reporter for the Money & Business section.

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “There is encouraging news on the First Amendment front. Members of the House and Senate have introduced identical versions of the ‘Free Flow of Information Act of 2007,’ and the full House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill just a few weeks back.”

  • A reader tells us, “The O’Briens back together again… Miles is anchoring Sit Room, Soledad promoting her new special. It was kind of cute when Miles said, ‘Good to see you again!’”

  • Check out the latest latest episode of Richard Miniter’s online TV show “The Corn & Miniter Show” co-hosted with The Nation’s Washington Editor David Corn.

  • A CNN release announced, “As the first CNN/You Tube-sponsored presidential debate nears, CNN will air a week of one-hour specials in which the role of the Internet in the 2008 campaign will be examined. The program, ‘CNN/YouTube Debate Countdown,’ will feature a sampling of videos submitted to YouTube for the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, July 23.”

  • Ken Silverstein writes, “Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post has faithfully parroted the talking points of the two lobbying firms I embarrassed in this month’s Harper’s, but APCO and Cassidy & Associates have had less luck with other journalists.”

  • KnoxNews.com reports, “MSM continues to fall for bogus numbers”

  • Jules Crittenden writes, “But I’d like to point out that not only was I right and the AP and NYT wrong about Bush caving to Congress on Iraq, but AP sucks.”

  • From Confederate Yankee: “A little bit of cross-referencing reveals that the photographer ‘Talal’ mentioned in Michael Yon’s dispatch Second Chances is Associated Press photojournalist Talal Mohammed.”

  • A Modernist Society release announced that U.S. Marine turned Al Jazeera correspondent, Josh Rushing, will appear at an “Intelligent Lounging” event, on July 26 at 9 p.m. at Bourbon in Adams Morgan.

  • Business Week explores, “Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print”

  • Political Derby has “the only time the ‘DC Madam’ makes the VP short list.”

  • From Jules Crittenden: “NYT news desk embarrassed by NYT ed board? Could be, except that in lieu of meaningful reporting, this dire frontpage warning about impending doom in Iraq satisfies itself with U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker’s relatively lame, defensive remarks, in which he comes across as almost apologetic, doing NYT’s work for them as he casts the discussion in terms of political posturing”

  • Don Surber writes, “I see where Bruce Bartlett is giving up his gig as a newspaper columnist. Officially, I am solemn and understanding. Yes, it is difficult to give ‘quality commentary.’ Inwardly, I am laughing and baffled. Columnists express opinions on anything they want. It is like being paid to breathe. And he is turning down the money? Instead of writing a newspaper column, he will write books. That’s like giving up playing the kazoo to become a concert pianist because it is easier. Of course it pays better. You actually have to have talent and work at it.”

  • Jennifer Moire’s last day in C-SPAN’s media department is Friday, July 27.

    Jobs

  • American Chemical Society is looking for a Production Editor for Chemical & Engineering News.

  • Al Jazeera English is looking for a Unit Manager.

  • The Politico/Politico.com is looking for a National Account Executive.

  • East-West Center Washington is looking for freelance copyeditors for its Policy Studies series.

  • National Geographic Kids Magazine in Washington, DC is looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic assistant to the Editor-in-Chief. Email cover letter with an attached resume and salary requirements to erin.bauer@att.net.

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