Tune in to This Just In! over the weekend to hear “Team Gavin” (Patrick, his Yeas and Nays replacement Kiki Ryan and me, his FishbowlDC follow-on) as we discuss the evolution of journalism and the impact of social media on the news industry.
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On this week’s all new This Just In!, featuring Patrick Gavin (Politico), Matt Dornic (FishBowlDC) and Kiki Ryan (Examiner’s Yeas & Nays), — Trading notebooks and typewriters for Blackberrys and Twitter, these leaders of DC’s new media scene weigh in on the impact of social networking and whether they should be considered journalists. From the First Lady’s fashion choices to Washington’s hottest parties, nothing is off the record in this revealing conversation with the people who have DC publicists holding their breath.
This Just In! is produced by The George Washington University’s Global Media Institute and the Newseum. Hosted by veteran journalist Sam Litzinger, the weekly one-hour program airs every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on XM’s Public Radio Channel 133 and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on 1500 AM Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C.
A teaser of this week’s episode is available here.
Past episodes are available at the Institute’s Web site here.
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The latest Auto-Tune the News (featuring Pat Buchanan!) above. Plenty of upcoming birthdays to celebrate this morning- Alex Baldinger, Marc Ambinder and David Bass, plus a special birthday we’ll celebrate more on the blog later. For now, what we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
GWU is launching a radio and web-based educational series exploring the role of press in democracy. “This Just In,” produced in association with the Newseum, will air weekly for an hour and will be hosted by veteran network correspondent Sam Litzinger with support from GWU students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. More dets here.
And on that note- Dana Milbank‘s loss has been Andy Cobb‘s gain. Politico reports “Two Dudes and a Web Cam” hasn’t been a wild YouTube success- that is, until Milbank’s beer summit video flopped, opening the door for Cobb’s satire.
An NBC release announced that since “Meet the Press” did not air at its normal time last Sunday, it was labeled a special by Nielsen “and therefore this edition of ‘Meet the Press’ will not be included in the week or season-to-date average.”
Slate’s John Dickerson writes, “No way Scooter Libby is going to prison.”
“Financial Times to Follow WSJ with Price Increase”
NY Daily News reports, “The progressive network Air America is eliminating its news service at the end of June.”
The AP reports, “When it comes to finding a permanent replacement for Don Imus, only one thing appears certain: David Lee Roth is not a candidate.”
CNet reports, “The Bush administration on Thursday blasted a congressional proposal that would shield a broad swath of news gatherers, including some bloggers, from revealing their confidential sources.”
If you missed Nathan’s Q&A Cafe with Tina Brown, there are some YouTube clips of the interview where she discusses her book, “The Diana Chronicles.” Washingtonian has more details.
“Last week, as the compromise immigration bill collapsed, the issue was the second most popular topic among radio and cable talk shows. According to PEJ’s Talk Show Index for June 3-8, the immigration debate filled 19% of the total talk airtime.”
Think Progress reports, “Last week, right-wing radio host Michael Savage was presented a Freedom of Speech award at Talkers Magazine’s annual New Media Seminar. C-SPAN, which aired portions of the two-day event, chose to not air Savage’s acceptance speech because the conservative talker only appeared in a pre-recorded DVD speech. Savage is now claiming he is a victim of censorship.”
TVNewser reports, “Thomas Friedman’s best-selling book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century ‘will provide the theme for a new online environmen’ hosted by MSNBC.com and integrated with MSN, according to The Hollywood Reporter.”
From a reader: “You know, I’m the last person who’d defend the Washington Times but that CAIR press release never directly refutes the actual membership numbers cited in the article … (which based them on tax filings).”
WWD’s Amy Wicks reports, “Magazine editors are preparing their responses to a letter sent by 41 members of Congress calling on them to stop accepting ‘misleading advertising’ from tobacco companies.”
A reader tells us that the Washington Times song site isn’t down, “it’s just that you can only access it from inside the newsroom because it’s part of the Intranet.”
DCRTV reports that Sam Litzinger “is leaving his post as midday man on Washington Post Radio, WTWP. The former NPRer will be returning to the CBS Radio Network as a DC-based anchor and has other projects under consideration. … No word on Litzinger’s replacement, but syndicated Glenn Beck has been mentioned as a possibility.”
Joe Strupp asks, “Watergate’s 35th Anniversary: Would That Story Have Been Broken Today?”
A C-SPAN release announced, “Ian Scott Wilson, a 13-year old documentarian from Falls Church, was recently named a first prize winner in C-SPAN’s national student video competition called ‘StudentCam.’ … Wilson announced plans to donate the prize money to a soldier he met last week at Walter Reed, through the organization, HomesforOurTroops.org.”
TVWeek reports, “Contending cable TV programming is growing increasingly ‘coarse’ and ‘indecent,’ four congressmen are unveiling a new bid to require cable and satellite operators to offer subscribers family-friendly choices. Their effort is drawing support from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin and some consumer groups.”
B&C reports, “Comcast Opens a Theme Park… In Second Life”
“Chicago financier Sam Zell made the rounds on Capitol Hill this week, drumming up support for a buyout of Tribune Co. in an effort to pressure federal regulators to grant waivers necessary to own both newspapers and TV stations in Los Angeles and four other cities,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
FT.com reports, “The Economist Group has the ‘capacity and appetite’ for larger acquisitions, said its chief executive on Wednesday, despite handing back more than Â£50m ($98.7m) to shareholders last year in special and ordinary dividends.”
The AP reports, “The New York Times Co. said Thursday that advertising revenue from continuing operations dropped 8.5 percent in May as national, retail and classified ads all declined.”
Media Life reports, “With big web users, print takes the hit”
New York Times reports, “NBC Developing Web Site for Students”
Radio Ink reports, “The NAB has hung a banner from its headquarters in Washington in opposition to what they claim is a proposed government-sanctioned monopoly, the merger of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. The banner reads ‘Do the Math: XM + Sirius = Monopoly’ and directs web surfers to www.xmsiriusmonopoly.com.”
“The Wall Street Journal will raise its weekday newsstand price from $1 to $1.50, starting July 16″
Chris Wallace featuredLizzie Palmer, a teenager that created a video tribute to troops in Iraq, as Fox News Sunday’s “Power Player,” which highlights individuals who make a difference behind the scenes in Washington. The video has received more than 12 million hits on YouTube.
Reuters reports, “Media conglomerate NBC Universal said on Thursday it expects a new online video venture it is building with News Corp. to launch in September.”
The Associated Press is looking for a Newsperson on the Business Desk.
The Washington Monthly is looking for an Editor/Reporter.
An ABC release announces that according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 25, 2006, “Nightline” “continued its growth trend in both Total Viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic.” Compared to the same time last year, the show is up 18%. “Nightline” was the only late night program to post growth compared to last week.
XM announced that the company added more than 1.695 million new subscribers in 2006, ending the year with more than 7.625 million subscribers. According to the release, “XM achieved positive cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter of 2006.” Or you could follow this take: “XM Subscribers Fall Short”
DCRTV reports that “Bonneville-operated news talker Washington Post Radio, WTWP, will be teaming weekend morning man David Burd with Mike Moss in the weekday morning drive slot. Late night talk radio veteran Jim Bohannon will add the 10 AM to noon slot. With Hillary Howard jumping from that slot to co-host afternoon drive with Bob Kur.Sam Litzinger will remain all by himself in the noon to 3 PM slot.”
PBS Ombudsman Michael Getlerurges the network to “be more aggressive. Be more aggressive. I don’t mean aggressive as in hostile or combative, but rather as in energetic and enterprising.”
Politics and Prose is hosting P.J. O’Rourke on Monday at 7 p.m.. O’Rourke will discuss his new book, On The Wealth Of Nations.
For the tipsters wondering: The Hill newspaper will go to four issues a week sometime soon, likely end of this month.
A lawyer for a former government scientist who is suing The New York Times for defamation over a series of columns about the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001 said Friday in court that he was prepared to introduce an internal e-mail message from a senior Times editor that raised questions about one of the columns.
The lawyer, Mark A. Grannis, said the columns written by Nicholas D. Kristof about the federal investigation of the mailings unfairly damaged the reputation of his client, Dr. Stephen A. Hatfill, a former germ warfare scientist.