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Morning Reading List, 11.06.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.19.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • National Journal reports, “Average time spent consuming news on a typical workday,” broken down by type of Washingtonian.

  • The Pew Talk Show Index for November 4-9 shows, Dennis Kucinich’s call to impeach Vice President Cheney made nary a blip with the general media last week but it was a big story on in the talk media, especially on the left side of the talk radio dial. Meanwhile the many angles of the 2008 campaign gave everyone grist to talk about.”

  • Deb Howell weighs in on Tim Page.

  • Media General D.C. Bureau Shuffle Cuts Staff, Expands Web

  • NYT on Shep Smith: “Fox Cable Guy Edges Into the Big Pay Leagues

  • When it comes to Newsweek’s hiring of Rove and DailyKos, CJR says they “couldn’t be more predictable.”

  • From DCRTV:

      Adrienne Mitchell will host a new show on DC-based XM Satellite Radio’s presidential election channel “POTUS ’08″ (XM-130) starting Monday, 11/19. The former WTOP anchor and editor will host “The Race” weekdays from 7 PM to 9 PM. The show will focus on the campaign news of the day, plus interviews with journalists and newsmakers…..

  • Inside Cable News & Brian Stelter: Together.

  • Jack Shafer on “Big Media Octopuses, Cutting Off Tentacles” and “Why Newspapers Love the Striking Screenwriters

  • Inside Cable News’ What’s Hot/What’s Not.

  • Local Oscar hopes for Sean and Andrea Nix Fine and Ted Leonsis.

  • Can you answer CQ’s political Trivia for November 16?

  • An RCN release announced, “RCN Corporation … will be a Corporate Partner of MLS Cup 2007, Major League Soccer’s Championship game between the New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamo, which will be held Sunday, November 18, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.”

  • “SAIS International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellows Libby Casey, a reporter with KUAC-FM in Fairbanks, Alaska; Eliza Barclay, a freelance print reporter in Mexico City; and Krista Kapralos, a reporter with the The Herald in Everett, Washington, will discuss their overseas reporting experiences. Members of the public should RSVP to IRP at irp@jhu.edu or 202.663.7726.”

  • Check out FNC’s Carl Cameron new blog from the campaign trail.

  • Huffington Post’s Eat The Press writes, “Nice Try, CBS, But Rather’s Lawsuit Has Merit”

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. said Friday its ad sales from continuing operations dipped 0.7 percent in October on softness in its publishing division. Total revenue from continuing operations edged up 1 percent.”

  • Matt Welch writes, “The funniest thing about anti-media activists — whoops, I mean “public interest groups” — is that their sky-is-falling brief against big media consolidation always (and I mean always) disintegrates on contact with what I like to call “personal experience.” As in, theirs. And mine.”

  • National Journal’s Bill Powers writes, “The leading candidate is a woman, and trailing her are a mixed-race man and a white man. Thus, the contest must be all about gender and race, right? Well, no. But that’s how the media coverage of the Democratic presidential race often reads.”

  • From Mike Allen’s Playbook, “The next time you stop by the White House press room, be sure to admire Julie Mason’s rocking ‘rocket-red’ ‘do. Ed Henry has a new 20-YEAR calendar. Playbook booked him for his birthday in 2009 – we were both open!”

  • Public Eye reports, “Game, set, match, asterisk. The contest/discussion about who or what will be Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ is over. It’s Steroids. Yesterday’s federal indictment of Barry Bonds only sealed the deal.”

  • Susan Katz Keating reports, “This just in… The New Republic is scrambling to fill ‘an immediate opening’ for an editor to run its fact-checking shop. What happened to the old fact-otum? Has the prior chief been banished in the wake of L’Affair Beauchamp? As you will recall, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an Army private, created quite a stir with his wild stories of American soldiers misbehaving in Iraq. The stir became a scandal when it turned out the stories were fabricated. Now it looks as if TNR wants to make sure this type of thing doesn’t repeat itself.”

  • MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman writes,Mimi Valdes Ryan has a tough job. On Nov. 5, she became the top editor of Latina, a magazine and Internet operation, which is run by Latina Media Ventures and caters to Hispanic women.”

  • TVNewser reports, “ABCNews.com Changes, Again”

  • The Huffington Post reports, “Why Does Fox News Favor Giuliani? Well, Lots Of Reasons”

  • Politico’s Ryan Grim looks into “The art of the leak”

  • Murdoch’s free WSJ.com could hurt parts of Dow

  • E&P reports, “It’s not often you see The New York Times’ editorial board joining forces with outsiders to promote political discussions. But that is just what the newspaper’s opinion-makers are doing through the ’10 Questions’ project, an online effort aimed at getting presidential candidates to answer YouTube-style questions chosen by online users.”

  • Guardian reports, “Gannett, the US newspaper chain, is to cut 45 jobs in the newsroom at its flagship title, USA Today. The paper will start with voluntary redundancies and then, if that doesn’t provide the full quota, it will demand mandatory redundancies.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Google Inc. made a big splash last week with its new software for cellphones. But that’s far from the limit of the Internet giant’s wireless ambitions — which could include running its own mobile network.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “A key U.S. lawmaker urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to delay his plans for a Dec. 18 vote on a media-ownership rule change that would benefit Tribune Co. and News Corp.”

  • FT.com reports,Rupert Murdoch’s six children are getting an early Christmas present after the family trust Mr Murdoch controls sold more than $360m worth of News Corp shares. The cash pay-out follows a $600m bonanza received by the siblings in February — at the time the biggest distribution of Mr Murdoch’s fortune.”

  • B&C reports, “Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) will be the first presidential candidate to picket personally with Hollywood’s striking writers”

  • Lisa de Moraes writes, “David Letterman’s overall audience with reruns was on par with the previous week with original episodes — 4 million viewers. And he gained eyeballs in TV’s key demographic groups, including the Holy Grail — the 18-to-49-year-olds.”

  • CNBC reports, “A video made by the Writers Guild is circulating the web. As of now, it’s been seen 111,000 times on Youtube. It dramatically argues that the studios are cashing in on digital distribution and the writers aren’t getting a penny.”

  • Beet TV reports, “The Nielsen numbers for online traffic at newspapers, which came out yesterday, show a significant jump in unique visitors to the NYTimes.com for October.”

  • New York Post reports, “The lucrative business of selling Web ads has become so fragmented — and easy to do — that even Martha Stewart has thrown her hat in the ring by setting up an online advertising network.”

  • Reuters reports, “Leading European publishers are coming to terms with what teenage boys and men have known for years — the Web beats magazines in grabbing their eyeballs.”

  • Business Week reports, “IAG delivers precise data on which TV ads are resonating. Now it’s headed online”

  • Folio reports, “Time Warner’s third quarter numbers were released recently, and while overall revenues rose nine percent over same period 2006—despite revenue declines from AOL—Time Inc.’s revenues were flat.”

  • Bed Bugs Found in Fox News Channel Newsroom

  • Poynter Online Steve Outing reports, “This week I gave a presentation to one of Sandra Fish’s journalism classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder. (It was an overview of social media and citizen journalism initiatives). I hadn’t been in front of a bunch of college students in a while, so I took the opportunity for a quick news-consumption quiz. I did a pretty good job of guessing in my head beforehand what the responses would be, but my prediction proved a little off when it came to print editions of newspapers.” Check out the results here.

  • E&P’s Greg Mitchell writes, “The New York Times Op-Ed page hasn’t been this hot in a long time. Now we are experiencing Columnist Wars, with Bob Herbert this week joining in a rapidly escalating battle between Paul Krugman and David Brooks – largely over an incident involving Ronald Reagan at a local fair over 27 years ago.”

  • Mother Jones reports, “With all the articles that have been written about the TV writers’ strike (how crappy the signs are, Eva Longoria’s strike breaking, neonatal guild members birthed onto the picket line, career-change opportunities for Hollywood hacks, and Dowd’s space filling), no attention has so far been paid to the real victims here.”

  • Washington Post reports, “Rupert Murdoch’s announcement this week that he expects to stop charging for access to the Wall Street Journal’s Web site is the latest example of a publisher giving up on the subscription-based business model — a significant shift in the evolution of online content.”

  • Fool.com reports, “Murdoch announced at a meeting of News Corp. shareholders Tuesday: ‘We … expect to make [WSJ.com] free, and instead of having 1 million [subscribers], having at least 10 [million to] 15 million in every corner of the earth.’”

  • Washington Post reports, “The District will have to renegotiate a proposed deal to bring broadcasting company Radio One to the city after D.C. Council members rejected a plan to give the developers city-owned land worth $6 million on which to build the project.”

  • B&C reports, “Veteran Fox News Channel critic Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed) opened a second front in his campaign against the top-rated cable news channel, this time aiming to get advertisers to drop their sponsorships.”

  • Wall Street Journal’s John Fund writes, “Lou Dobbs for President? Don’t laugh. After months of telling reporters that he “absolutely” would not consider leaving his highly-rated CNN show in which he crusades against free trade and illegal immigration, Mr. Dobbs posted a commentary on his Web site last week predicting a surprise new presidential candidate in 2008.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “CBS Corp., its chief executive and Chairman Sumner Redstone, said a lawsuit filed by former news anchor Dan Rather is an attempt to ‘settle old scores’ and should be dismissed because of its ‘far-fetched allegations.’”

  • AFP reports, “The emergence of ‘smartphones’ has put the Internet, music and videos in the palm of the consumer’s hand, but the technology will need a flow of advertising cash to reach its full potential.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched television network, probably would take the biggest hit in a prolonged strike by TV and movie writers.”

    Jobs

  • The Magazine Group is looking for a Circulation Manager.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for an International Book Licensing Representative.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Special Sections Editor.

  • International Center for Journalists is seeking a Training Editor — Persian.

  • Army Times Publishing Company is looking for a Reporter to cover Federal Government.

  • Maryland Beachcomber/Worcester County Times/Ocean Pines
    Independent is looking for a Paginator.

  • Worcester County Times is looking for a staff reporter.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editorial Director, NPR Digital Media.

  • Howard University is looking for a Director of Communications and a Publications Manager.

  • The Hill is looking for a Political Editor.

  • Edleman is looking for a New Media Account Supervisor.

  • BusinessWeek Magazine is looking for a Correspondent for business, money, policy and politics and a legal Correspondent.

  • Center for Independent Media is offering an Online News Fellowship

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

  • Morning Reading List, 06.19.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • An ABC News release announced that the network received seven Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. “ABC News Radio was recognized with six awards and ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ won for best feature reporting.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has been honored with seven 2007 Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other television network. … NBC News was honored with the esteemed Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. In addition, ‘Dateline NBC’ won three awards for Best Feature: Hard News, Best Investigative Reporting, and Best Videography. ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ received two Murrow Awards for Best Newscast and Best Spot Coverage. NBC’s ‘Today’ won one Murrow for Best Writing.”

  • Emma Schwartz is leaving the Legal Times to join U.S. News & World Report as an associate editor.

  • Online Media Daily reports, “In addition to news aggregators like Google and Yahoo, newspapers need to watch out for online competition from a less obvious source — social networks. That’s according to a global study of youth media behavior commissioned by the World Association of Newspapers and performed by research firm D-Code.”

  • Google launched its new policy blog on Monday.

  • NewsBusters looks into Chris Matthews’ comment, “Okay, this country was built on biased reporting.”

  • Andrew Ferguson, senior editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, told Deb Howell of his Al Gore snafu, “I’m mortified about this. It was incredibly stupid.”

  • Wonkette says, “Happy 35th Anniversary, Watergate Burglary!”

  • On Friday’s Corn and Miniter Show, GOP strategist Doug Heye discussed the 2008 campaign and racial politics.

  • Dr. Ralph Hanson is back after finishing the second edition of his book, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, and now he has the scoop from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual conference.

  • FT.com reports, “Winning over a minority of users of MySpace, Facebook and similar websites could hold the key to turning the social networking internet phenomenon into a viable medium for advertisers. Only 8 per cent of internet users regularly upload the video clips, blogs and other content which draws millions to social websites, according to Agency.com, the international digital agency.”

  • Rev. Moon’s Spanish newspaper — Tiempos del Mundo — is closing and will put out its last edition at the end of the month.

  • A reader tells us, “Mark Segraves’ ‘Laptop’ reports were selected as this year’s Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award winner. The judges select one Lewis Award each year an applicant whose entry best exemplifies journalism aimed at protecting the public from abuses by those who would betray the public trust.” Word is he used some of his award money to buy pizza for the entire newsroom.

  • A reader writes in, “Woah.. You mentioned NPR as a Murrow winner, but didn’t note that ABC News Radio took SIX Murrows — six awards that NPR didn’t win. CBS Radio won 3. But high-and-mighty NPR only got ONE.”

  • “The American Society of Business Publications (ASBPE) named 20 magazines as the nation’s best business-to-business publications as part of its 2006-7 Azbee Awards of Excellence competition.” Check out more details here.

  • Free Ride reports, “Silver Spring residents hoping their busy Montgomery County hub will draw National Public Radio away from its current Mount Vernon Square-based headquarters in the District are frustrated with members of the Montgomery County Council who they say are anti-development.”

  • The Employee Benefit Research Institute announced, “Public service announcements featuring ‘Savingsman,’ the high-flying champion of saving and planning for retirement, have received three 2007 Emmy awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”

  • Inside the Pentagon Senior Correspondent Elaine Grossman has won three separate prizes for her Dec. 7, 2006, article, “U.S. Officers in Iraq: Insurgents are Repeatedly Captured And Released.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “the 30-second TV spot is imperiled as never before. Its competition: A dizzying array of digital and Internet options, many of which produce instant results and valuable consumer data, something that TV ads cannot.”

  • AP reports, “ABC News has apologized for mistakenly running a picture of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry when it was promoting a ‘World News’ story about a man suing a dry cleaner for $54 million for losing his pants.”

  • A reader writes in: “At least one sharp-eyed journophile was left speculating about a sighting today at the high-fallutin’ Towers Club at Tyson’s Corner. The woman, who obviously keeps her crib sheet close at hand, recognized three Virginians heading into a private conference room at the Towers. The three were former Virginia governor Chuck Robb; local media powerhouse Nick Arundel (who publishes the Times Community Newspapers); and national security journalist Susan Katz Keating. ‘Must be working on some big media project,’ the woman speculated. Actually, the three were attending a board meeting of the National Museum of Americans at War. All three serve on the board of directors of the forthcoming museum, which will be built in Northern Virginia.”

  • B&C reports, “Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart might be next on the Peacock’s wish list. NBC Universal President/Chief Executive Jeff Zucker and NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios Co-Chair Marc Graboff recently wined and dined the satirical news anchor and his agent, James Dixon. According to a network source, Zucker and Graboff didn’t focus on pitching any specific role at the dinner meeting. ‘They just made their interest known in finding a way to do business together if Jon was ever available,’ says the source, who categorized the talks as ‘exploratory.’”

  • NY Daily News reports, “Opie and Anthony returned to XM Satellite Radio Friday with less furor than they sparked when they were suspended 30 days earlier.”

  • New York Post reports, “Tina Brown, basking in the glow of her hot-selling Princess Diana book, appears to be so over the magazine business. … Rather, the 57-year-old editor sounds like she’s leaning toward a possible leap to cyberspace.”

  • MediaBistro introduces the “Fastest Three Minutes In Media, mediabistro.com’s first-ever video newscast — a quick look at the week’s most compelling media stories — featuring Amy Palmer (who can be seen on NYCTV’s NY 360) and shot and edited by Matt Huard.”

  • AdAge.com reports, “Both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today are developing glossy magazines for distribution within their traditional newsprint flagships, according to company executives and media buyers familiar with the work.”

  • “The National Press Foundation is pleased to report that we matched our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • New York Times reports, “On Thursday for the first time, Page Six — which no longer runs on the sixth page of the paper, nor on just a single page — occupied three pages.”

  • E&P reports, “The New York Times again topped other newspapers in Web traffic in May, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. It reports that nytimes.com had 12,755,000 unique visitors in May compared to 13,735,000 in April.”

  • AP reports, “Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today, said Monday revenue slid 6 percent in May on continued classified advertising weakness and broadcasting declines.”

  • From the San Francisco Chronicle: “Three books consider the current state of journalism and its future in a landscape dominated by the Internet”

    Jobs

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Business News Editor.

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