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Morning Reading List, 10.24.08

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Morning Reading List, 12.06.07

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Good morning Washington. On this day in 1877, the Washington Post rolled out its first paper (via MicCheck). And it’s the birthday of The Hill’s Hugo Gurdon.

But first, our occasional “Sentence Only The Style Section Could Write”: “How come snow never is what it is? It’s always something else: magic, hassle, politics.”

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  • When you are 50, you want to be anywhere but here.

    NEWSPAPERS

  • Tribune Takes FCC Waiver Decision to Court

  • L.A. Times To Partner With Mixx Of McLean

  • Wonkette reports, “Old man Politico sure is concerned about those Hill staffers not getting their holiday parties, what with damnable new ethics laws poisoning the egg nog. Le sigh. But hey, who are those sexy looking ‘staffers’ in the accompanying photo? Whaddayaknow, it’s Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo at last year’s MTV New Years Party!”

  • The AP reports, “Shares of New York Times Co. rose Tuesday after an analyst said he expects management’s turnaround initiatives to start to bear fruit next year.”

  • The Guardian reports, “The Times board, which approves the appointment of a new editor, is set to meet next week – fuelling speculation that James Harding is about to replace Robert Thomson in the top editorial job at the paper.”

  • Today, Politico’s John Harris moderates an Early State Countdown Panel with Des Moines Register’s David Yepsen, New Hampshire Union Leader’s Andrew Cline, Las Vegas Sun’s J. Patrick Coolican, The (Columbia) State’s Lee Bandy, and Politico’s Roger Simon and Jeanne Cummings. For more info, click here.

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    TV

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ won the November 2007 sweep in total viewers and in the key demographic adults 25-54.” For the sweep, “Nightly News” averaged a 1% advantage over ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” and a tremendous 37% lead over CBS “Evening News with Katie Couric”. “NBC has now placed first for 32 of the last 35 sweep periods, and the last six consecutive November sweeps.”

  • A reader notes, “That kathleen matthews’ smiling face still graces the main entrance billboard to 1100 Wilson Blvd.
    I thought I read in fishbowl she was leaving!” Funny, we asked about this a year ago.

  • Tonight, CNN will air the first ever live award show broadcast, “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” at 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour, the show will include performances from Mary J. Blige and Sheryl Crow and a duet by Grammy Award winner Norah Jones and acclaimed performer-producer Wyclef Jean.

  • Multichannel News reports, “The Discovery Channel is cable subscribers’ favorite channel, but the channel with the highest perceived value by consumers is ESPN2, according to a Beta Research study released Dec. 4.”

  • AJR reports, “Today’s network newscasts aren’t as retro as the conventional wisdom would suggest.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “When New York Times executive editor Bill Keller sent out a Nov. 28 memo announcing the layoffs of a dozen Times employees, one detail attracted little attention outside the newsroom: The paper would be eliminating a legendary Times institution, the Recording Room.”

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. said Wednesday it expects revenue in November to rise 1 percent to 2 percent.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • The Washington Post reports, “Revolution Health Network has invested in two new Web sites, expanding its Internet audience to 12 million unique visitors a month as it seeks to challenge WebMD. Revolution said it acquired HealthTalk, a site devoted to patients with chronic conditions, and invested in SparkPeople, which offers diet ideas, exercise plans and advice. Financial terms were not disclosed.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “For years, media and technology companies have been ensnarled in a battle over the rights to video posted online. Now ratings giant Nielsen wants to be the policeman. Nielsen is rolling out a new service that aims to ensure that video is distributed and viewed on the Web only in ways sanctioned by its owners.”

  • Slate points out, “The sincerest form of flattery … From the WP on Nov. 29: ‘If an irony falls in the primary and there’s no late-night comic to tell a joke about it, did it really exist?’ From today’s NYT: ‘If Rudolph W. Giuliani’s campaign falls in a forest of bizarre mayoral accounting practices, but nobody hears about it on late-night television, does it make a sound bite?’”

  • Mark your calendars. The December Washington Blogger Meetup will be Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00PM at Regional Food and Drink.

  • A CQ release announced, “Eric Pfeiffer will write a regular blog for CQ Politics. He joins other heavy-hitting political bloggers and columnists, including David Corn, John Cranford, Craig Crawford, Jeff Stein and Richard Whalen. … Pfeiffer’s CQ Politics blog, called “Ground Game“, explores emerging stories and ideological debates taking place in the blogosphere and the larger world of online politics.”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer calls Ben Wallace-Wells’ 15,000-word article in the new (Dec. 13) issue of Rolling Stone the “Smartest Drug Story of the Year”

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    MAGAZINES

  • TNR’s The Plank reports, “National Review Declares Love For War, Commas”

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    RADIO

  • Tune in Saturday to NPR’s On the Media. U.S. News’ Ken Walsh will be on air chatting it up with host Bob Garfield at 4 p.m., WAMU 88.5

  • MarketWatch reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio remains hopeful that it can close its acquisition of XM Satellite Radio by the end of the year, as the Department of Justice has ‘little left to do’ to complete its review of the proposed transaction, Sirius Chief Financial Officer David Frear told investors on Tuesday.”

    WEST WING REPORTAGE

  • The Pew Weekly News Index shows, “Even as the 2008 presidential campaign draws increasing news coverage, the public shows limited awareness of the personal backgrounds of some of the top GOP candidates.”

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    REVOLVING DOOR

  • A release announced, “Eagle Publishing, Inc., announced today that Ron T. Lippock has joined the company as Vice President and Group Publisher. Lippock is responsible for Eagle’s rapidly growing direct-to-consumer geopolitical publications and for the Conservative Book Club.”

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    JOBS

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Financial Impact Editor

  • MacNeil/Lehrer Productions is looking for a Communications Assistant.

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    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Morning Reading List, 04.25.07

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  • Not everyone is a fan of Sanjaya, or at least you’re not bummed that you didn’t get a picture with him to show your mom.

  • David Bass and David Corn duke it out for Pajamas Media.

  • The Washington Post is looking for a market research manager for advertising research.

  • A DC-Based Communications Firm is looking for a Junior Writer.

  • The Saudi Press Agency is seeking a Reporter.

  • Voice of America is seeking a News Division/writer.

  • Smithsonian Magazine is looking for a Prepress Manager.

  • Air & Space Magazine is looking for an editorial intern.

  • Cox, Matthews and Associates is seeking a higher ed reporter.

  • Community Associations Institute is seeking an Editor.

  • The Baltimore Examiner is looking for a General Assignment News Reporter.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a News Producer.

  • An “investment-oriented trade association seeks talented staff writer for bi-monthly, award-winning magazine.”

  • Josh Rogin is the new staff writer covering defense for Congressional Quarterly.

  • TVNewser tells us that John Gibson, “Thinks I’m A Pubescent Rejectionist.” Turns out noticing quote marks is very important.

  • Harry Shearer told DCRTV he wants WAMU to carry “Le Show.”

  • A reader writes in about this: “though The Week’s online only issue with the gun is dated April 20, The Economist’s cover actually came out first. While The Economist has an issue date of April 21, the cover went live on their website on Thursday April 19 at 1 pm.”

  • in one reader’s opinion, “TMZDC should hire Karen Feld. She’s great.”

  • Fortune magazine’s “new list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies includes 12 Washington-area employers,” including Gannett at number 302.

  • Byron York has “The Real Story” on Karl Rove, Laurie David and Sheryl Crow.

  • PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 15-20 shows “Campus Rampage is 2007′s Biggest Story By Far.”

  • His Extremeness announced, “In the White House Correspondents Association Dinner funny battle between David Letterman and Rich Little, who gets the Web 2.0 version of the People’s Choice Award — the prize for the bigger YouTube popularity? It’s Letterman, by a wide margin.”

  • Mike and Chris Wallace were on stage at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for Middlesex Community College’s ninth annual Celebrity Forum yesterday, dubbed this year, “60 minutes with Mike and Chris Wallace.” The format featured “two of broadcast journalism’s toughest interviewers swapping questions, followed by questions from the audience.”

  • From GMU Professor Karen Bune: “Daniel Rosenbaum came to my GMU victimology class Monday night — during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (422-4/28)and the class paid tribute to his family and the loss of his father from a brutal crime. He was presented a gift by the professor on behalf of the entire class and Daniel seemed deeply touched. He indicated it meant alot to get something like this from people he didn’t know. There was mutual benefit — the students obtained a better understanding of the impact of homicide victimization and the effect on survivors and Mr.Rosenbaum realizes that there are students who are actually studying victimization in anticipation of working in the field and making a positive difference. It was a rewarding evening for all.”

  • A tipster writes in, “Excerpt from the Wrong Stuff. What repelled Wilkes — and others invited to the parties — was both the water Cunningham put in the hot tub and the congressman’s penchant for using it while naked even if everybody else at the party was clothed. Cunningham used water siphoned directly from the polluted Potomac River and never changed it out during the season. ‘Wilkes thought it was unbelievably dirty and joked if you got in there that it would leave a dark water line on your chest,’ said one person familiar with the parties. ‘The water was so gross that very few people were willing to get into the hot tub other than Duke and his paramour.’”

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  • WPNI To Launch Eco-Friendly Shopping Website

    Sheryl Crow is totally gonna shop here

      Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive has tapped several former magazine executives, including a handful of former staffers from Rodale’s defunct Organic Style, to launch Sprig, a new environment-friendly shopping Web destination.

      The new site, which stands for “stylish people are into green,” will go live today (April 23), just one day after Hearst Magazines will debut The Daily Green, its new similarly themed site. Described as something of a cross between Consumer Reports and Lucky, with a focus on green consumerism, the female-oriented site provides information on eco-friendly products for home, beauty, technology, fashion and family. Sprig also features a mix of news coverage, original video, user-generated content and an extensive searchable product database.