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Morning Reading List, 08.20.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • In memoriam: Michael Deaver.

  • Journalists and Karl Rove.

  • You think the notion that journalists should not vote is “stupid.”

  • Deb Howell on The Dilemma With Quotation Marks.

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ topped the Sunday morning competition across the country and in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, August 12, 2007.” On Sunday, the NBC program attracted 2.691
    million total viewers, 18% more than CBS “Face the Nation”, a 24% lead over ABC “The Week”,and a 168% advantage over FOX “News Sunday”.

  • DCRTV hears that Washington Post radio could fold soon.

  • A tipster tells us, “ABC News is wrong about being the first ‘broadcast’ TV debate… PBS had the first broadcast Dem debate in June…”

  • AFP reports, “News audiences are ditching television and newspapers and using the Internet as their main source of information, in a trend that could eventually see the demise of local papers, according to a new study.”

  • Folio reports, “Rumors were circulating last week that the newsstand sales of People magazine would be down over 5 percent. This sent pangs of anxiety through the fragile magazine industry. Had the big newsstand sales slide begun? Sure enough People’s sales revenue was down 6.1 percent. But this time the sales of the industry bellwether didn’t reflect industry sales as a whole.”

  • New York Post reports, “In the latest development in the quest by Donald Rumsfeld to snag a book deal, a well-placed industry source said the former Secretary of Defense has received only tepid interest from a handful of publishers.”

  • Check out Meidabistro’s new series, “J-School Confidential, filed by media experts in the making. Our rotating cast of emerging journos will take on that great media debate — to j-school or not to j-school — while chronicling their tales of learning the craft both in the academic settling and on the ground.”

  • Check out the Center for Citizen Media, “a new initiative aimed at helping to enable and encourage grassroots media, especially citizen journalism, at every level.”

  • “The collapse of Utah’s Crandall Canyon Mine that trapped six mine workers and led to a major rescue effort topped the public’s news interest last week,” according to Pew’s News Coverage Index for the week of Aug. 5-10.

  • New York Times reports, “For generations, advertising interrupted the entertainment that Americans wanted to read, hear or watch. Now, in a turnabout, advertising is increasingly being presented as entertainment — and surprisingly, the idea of all ads, all the time, is gaining some favor.”

  • No Straw Men reports, “Block off the day of August 29 (two weeks from today), and learn the tricks of the trade at the first-ever Modern Media Strategies Workshop. Sponsored by Google and hosted at Heritage, it’s free and star-studded; plus, there’s a reception afterward at Lounge 201.” Check out details here.

  • The Extreme-ness says, “Nothing wrong with D.C. becoming a melting pot of beauty. As long as ugly people stay out.”

  • Colbert Discovers FishbowlNY; FishbowlNY Bans Colbert

  • Folio reports, “Scott Karp, former managing director at Atlantic Media and author of the Publishing 2.0 blog, and blogger Robert Young, formerly of GigaOM have announced Publish2, Inc., a social network and news aggregator devoted specifically to journalists.”

  • Tech Crunch reports, “USAToday Says Traffic Way Up”

  • From Poynter Online: “In a modest proposal called Death to Bylines, former Washington Post editor Craig Stoltz suggests that online news stories are really brought to light collectively. The reporter’s words take form with the help of an assignment editor, online producer, perhaps a photographer. Like previous modest proposals, this one is contentious. Be sure to read the comments, as well as his follow-up post Bylines’ Second Life.”

  • WebProNews reports, “A new study by ABI Research found that a large amount of digital content is consumed by a small but influential group of digital media users, while the average user is looking for new ways to manage content.”

  • “The far-away campaign made up 35% of the airtime in talk as measured by PEJ’s Talk Show Index for August 5-10.”

  • “Despite dramatic structural changes in the news media since the 1980s, the interests of news audiences have changed very little over the past several decades,” according to The Pew News Interest Index over 20 years.

  • The Independent reports, “Britain’s best-known consumer titles, from lads’ mags to women’s weeklies, are steadily losing their readers as new launches and digital rivals continue to eat into circulation.”

  • The Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and
    Leadership Institute (CBC Institute) announced, “the CBC Institute Democraticvpresidential debate in Detroit will be rescheduled. The new debate date will be announced in the coming months.”


  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance is looking for a Research Reporter.

  • The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is looking for a Senior Editor.

  • NSSEA is seeking an Entry-Level Editorial Assistant

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Homeland Security Reporter.

  • Northern Virginia Daily is looking for a copy editor/page designer and a bureau chief.

  • A business advisory firm is looking for a D.C.-based Media Relations Professional.

  • Stars and Stripes is looking for an Editorial Director.

  • Amherst-Nelson Publishing is looking for a Weekly Editor.

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    Morning Reading List, 06.07.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The AP reports, “Another week, another set of negative ratings records for broadcast television.”

  • The ‘Economist’ fails the final test

  • Wonkette reports that a “high-ranking Wonkette Operative” was in the same jury pool as Bob Novak — and Novak was impaneled. “Oh the irony that he is on a jury on the same day that Libby is sentenced.”

  • The Tribune Company Hires Quinn Gillespie

  • AP Says the M-Word!

  • As an update on this, Arthur Delaney informs us that Howard Kurtz has accepted him as his Facebook friend.

  • Our taxpayer-financed Arabic network was set up to counter Al-Jazeera, not echo it.”

  • Publishing 2.0′s Scott Karp writes, “I just went to the New York Times homepage and saw that political reporter Katharine Seelye is ‘live-blogging’ the democrat’s New Hampshire Debate. Newspapers and other mainstream media have had blogs for quite a while, but this strikes me as the moment when blogs officially went mainstream and when journalism crossed a tipping point of evolving into the digital age.”

  • Cousin TVNewser has a photo of FNC correspondent Catherine Herridge and her son Peter that was taken Monday, “exactly one year after Catherine gave part of her liver to Peter so that he could live. Greta Van Susteren sat down with Herridge and her family to discuss the year that followed Peter’s successful surgery. The interview airs tomorrow night on On The Record.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Women and minorities are largely absent from radio station ownership, thanks to a surge in media consolidation.”

  • E&P reports, “Newspaper Web sites might reap the most from local advertisers spending online but a new study reveals online newspapers are losing share.”

  • Tech expert Sree Sreenivasangives a thorough introduction to the key players of the online world, delving into the present and future of the web as a media outlet” in a MediaBistro On Demand course.

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “As satisfying as dynamiting Journal headquarters just as Murdoch arrives to take custody might be, I recommend a subtler strategy of creative destruction. The peach-colored Financial Times, one of the Wall Street Journal’s competitors, should raid the Journal and in one swoop steal 100 of its best reporters and editors.”

  • Bloomberg reports that Google Inc., “is stepping up efforts to master a game political foes such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have played for decades.”

  • AP reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. hired Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC, according to federal disclosure forms filed Monday.”

  • New York Times reports, “Steven Gilliard Jr., a political journalist who found his calling as a combative and influential blogger on the left, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 42.”

  • A reader writes, “More on the Craig Thomas death — Roll Call had it, as did Post, Wash Times, etc. The Hill instead had a story that he was in critical condition based on an email the family sent out earlier in the day. I guess the Hill must have early deadlines!”

  • AARP The Magazine’s editor, Steve Slon, “ponders what it means to be a grownup, and hits the streets to find out what other people think.”

  • ANC2C02 Commissioner Kevin Chapple is taking to using the internet to communicate with his constituents with…(wait for it) … a blog!

  • The New York Observer reports, “The Atlantic is on the verge of finalizing a partnership with Plum TV, which will kick off in mid-July with a televised morning show on Nantucket and continue through the summer with author readings, salons and literary events.”


  • Bloomberg is looking for a Show Producer

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Editor for Budget Tracker and Committees Reporter.

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