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Morning Reading List, 12.09.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.17.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you think is disgusting.

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “Homer Simpson Has What the Bancrofts Want — Editorial independence.”

  • Bill Mitchell, the Editor of Poynter Online, is asking for your opinion on the website with a survey. “We want to know what’s important to you and others in your organization.”

  • A NewsHour release announced that The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer “begins series of conversations with experts exploring the many proposals for bringing troops home from Iraq. Senator Carl Levin discusses his proposal in an interview with Judy Woodruff Monday, July 16, 2007.”

  • Moore Moves On — But He’ll Still “Be A Lot More Skeptical” About CNN

  • Via DCRTV: “FTVLive tells us that trade pub Broadcasting And Cable is facing “a dire financial situation” with ad sales way down. And a traffic slump at its website. Big cuts are coming. B&C was born as DC-based Broadcasting magazine. The now Reed Business Interactive publication is based in NYC but still maintains a DC news bureau…..”

  • Mr. Motown Himself Takes Another Personal Hit on the Silver Screen

  • I Want Media interviewed Bill Keller on the future of the New York Times.

  • From Presto Vivace Founder Alice Marshall: “Content Is Not King: Why PR Should Pray for a New Business Model for New Media”

  • A dLifeTV release announced the lineup for their seventh season, “which kicks off on July 15 (airing Sundays at 7PM ET on CNBC).” Included in the lineup is Chris Matthews who “talks about denial and living with diabetes.”

  • A reader writes in to alert us to another Postie couple: Allison Klein and Eric Rich, who came to the paper within a few months of each other in 2004.

  • New York Times reports that Vinod Gupta, “was unusually successful in working his way into the Democratic fold, to the point where he found himself sleeping in the Clinton White House, vacationing with the former president and appointing the Democratic chairman, Terry McAuliffe, to the board of one of his companies. He gave consulting contracts worth $3 million to Mr. Clinton, and recently hired the son of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Because of those close links with Democrats, he stirred conflict-of-interest questions by buying a company that does presidential polling for CNN.”

  • MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman writes, “Michael Moore’s CNN diatribe reveals a lot … It shows how TV news milks a story”

  • From The Independent: “As Fleet Street mourns ‘Mail’ legend Nigel Dempster, Oliver Duff salutes the craft of the gossip columnist newspapers gossip columnists”

  •’s Ken Vogel writes, “Burnett, the reality TV pioneer behind ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Apprentice,’ is teaming with MySpace on a politically themed reality show with an interesting twist. Unfortunately for him, this one could run afoul of federal campaign finance laws.”

  • Wired reports, “Although Assignment Zero produced a strong body of work, consisting of seven original essays and some 80 Q&As, the real value of the exercise was discovery. We learned a lot about how crowds come together, and what’s required to organize them well. But many of the lessons came too late to help Assignment Zero.”

  • B&C reports, “we have to question the purpose of airing out the laundry. When you’re getting $15 million, you’re not doing yourself any favors to make those comments in public. It’s more, shall we say, refined to remain silent. Is Couric trying to drive viewership, even as she drives her colleagues further away?”

  • Legal Times profiles the top communications lawyers in the business.

  • The International Reporting Project announced a “Gatekeeper Editor Trip to Korea for U.S. editors and producers interested in learning more about the Korean peninsula. We may travel to North Korea as part of this trip.”

  • The International Reporting Project (IRP) at The Johns Hopkins
    University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will take up to 12 U.S. gatekeepers on an all-expenses-paid fact-finding trip to
    Korea from November 2 to November 14, 2007. “You are invited to nominate yourself or another gatekeeper from your news organization’s senior staff.” Application forms are available here.

  • CQ announced the launch of reClip where “you can access gavel-to-gavel video coverage of congressional floor debate, pinpoint video clips of members and post those clips directly to news stories on your Web site.” Sign up for your free trial here.

  • E&P reports, “White House ‘dean of correspondents’ Helen Thomas … said the renovated press area is cleaner and better, but presidential responses to reporters are not.”


  • The Alliance for School Choice is looking for a Research Manager.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Congressional Leadership Reporter.

  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is looking for a Media Reviewer.

  • Times Community Newspapers is looking for a Reporter, a Copy Editor and a Managing Editor.

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

  • The Revolving Door, 5.08.07

    Some moves around town:

    • TPMmuckraker’s new DC reporter had her first day on the job yesterday. Her name is Laura McGann, and her first post is here.

    • David Baumann will be writing for the Politico for at least a month.

    • The Tampa Tribune’s Richard Lardner is joining AP’s DC bureau to work as a defense enterprise reporter. He’s been covering military matters in Tampa for three years; before that he worked for more than 15 years at Inside Washington Publishers’ Defense Group, reporting and editing for Inside the Pentagon and, among other news products.

    • Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe join Campaigns & Elections magazine Editorial Advisory Board.

    Morning Reading List, 03.30.07

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  • You laughed at Karl Rove. Not with him.

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” won the week ending March 25 in all categories, both nationally and in Washington, D.C. “Meet” attracted 44% more viewers than CBS “Face the Nation,” 66% over ABC “This Week” and 248% more than FOX “News Sunday.”

  • Michael Getler didn’t love the “News War” finale.

  • Rachel Sklar has a “Dispatch From The ASNEs.”

  • From a reader: “Don’t ask why I remember this, but I recognize that NYT photo from the Kyle Sampson story: it’s from a Kit Seelye article from winter 2003ish about snowmobilers in Yellowstone.”

  • Another NBC release announced that “The Chris Matthews Show” was “the number-two rated Sunday morning public affairs show for the week ending March 25, 2007.”

  • The Pew weekly News Interest Index shows that while public interest in the Iraq war remained high last week, the fallout from the firing of eight U.S. attorneys by the Justice Department “failed to gain much traction with the public.”

  • Cousin TVNewser reports that David Gregory, and Don Imus had a friendly debate over which really is the number one nightly news show.

  • The AP reports, “Traditional media are seen to be fighting an uphill battle against Internet news and citizen journalists, despite questions over the credibility of the Web.”

  • Media Matter reports that Drudge has linked “to Politico 45 times during its two-month existence.”

  • Jay Rosen reports that Tim Porter and Michele McLellan have “change or die” findings from their tour of American newsrooms.

  • Paul Bedard reports that Bernadine Healy was giving her future son-in-law a hard time at her book party on Tuesday for his dangerous habit — rugby.

  • The Washingtonian’s write-up of last night’s Media Research Center awards gala.

  • BBC reports, “Among those calling for a bloggers’ code of conduct is Tim O’Reilly — one of the web’s most influential thinkers.”
  • Huffington Post’s Ankush Khardori asks, “Do Newspapers Need Ombudsmen?”

  • Poynter released the results of the EyeTrack07 study this week to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Check out the results here. E&P has more on the study.

  • TVNewser reports, “ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz reported from the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, where she was the only Western journalist aboard the USS Eisenhower.”

  • Jonathan Chait, the new author of TRB, “talked with TNR Editor Franklin Foer about the role of a column and the challenges of writing one.”

  • From Cynopsis:

      Discovery Communications yesterday announced it would buy the 25% ownership stake in Discovery held by Cox Communications in exchange for $1.275 billion in cash, and the Travel Channel and its related business pieces. It is likely Cox will spin the network and put it up for sale. The end result for Discovery is it will now be owned by Liberty Media with a now 66% stake, and Advance/Newhouse with 33% ownership. The deal is expected to close in early third qtr 2007.

  • Theodora Blanchfield has been promoted from staff writer to Associate Editor at Campaigns & Elections magazine

  • IANS reports, “The murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan will be the subject of an investigative journalism seminar being planned by Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.”

  • “The Loudoun Times-Mirror was honored March 24 as the best weekly newspaper in Virginia for its circulation size.”

  • Salon’s Rebecca Traister takes a look at Fox’s “Conserva-babe and star-in-the-making Rachel Marsden.”

  • Check out the 2007 RTNDA Regional Murrow Award recipients, including two awards for WTOP.

  • The Washington Times reports, that House lawmakers “said they are committed to a Feb. 17, 2009, deadline for transitioning to digital TV.”

  • Reuters reports, “Yahoo Inc. will offer international news from reporters working with U.S. newspaper publisher McClatchy Co., including a blog written by Iraqi staffers, the companies said on Wednesday.”

  • The AP is looking for a photographer in the Baltimore bureau.

  • E&E Publishing is seeking a Production Assistant for E&ETV.

  • No-Va Living Magazine is seeking a freelance Statistician/Researcher.

  • And we have some photos from the Week Opinion Awards:
      Bill Falk, Chip Bok, Michael Kinsley and Josh Fruhlinger

      Bill Falk, Justin Smith and Terry McAuliffe

  • And more:

    (L to R) Rhoda Glickman, former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Beth E. Dozoretz, Senior Vice President, Value Options Healthcare join iVillage (a division of NBC Universal) President, Deborah Fine, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, President of Women in Cable Telecommunications and Phyllis E. Greenberger, President and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research in Washington D.C. for an advisory board meeting to launch iVillage Cares, a new national women’s advocacy program.


    (L to R) Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, President of Women in Cable Telecommunications, Phyllis E. Greenberger, President and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting join iVillage (a division of NBC Universal) President, Deborah Fine in Washington D.C. for an advisory board meeting to launch iVillage Cares, a new national women’s advocacy program.

  • Taking Out The Trash, 01.26.07

  • No high hopes for the Scooter Libby trial.

  • C-SPAN has a packed weekend line-up with J.D. Crouch, Deputy National Security Advisor on “Newsmakers”; “Road to the White House” features Sen. Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa since ’03 and Rudy Giuliani’s speech to the NH Republican Party’s annual meeting; “Q & A” features Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Chair of House Ethics Committee; Pres. Bill Clinton’s book party for Terry McAuliffe at the Four Seasons in NYC is on C-SPAN2′s Book TV; “After Words” on C-SPAN2′s Book TV, features pollster Frank Luntz interviewed by the Washington Times “Inside the Beltway” columnist John McCaslin and Pres. Jimmy Carter discussing “Palestine Peace, Not Apartheid” airs Saturday, January 27 at 3:30 pm.

  • Tipsters are just dying for you to check out Washington Times’ Fishwrap: “news. politics. stuff.” (We reported it earlier)

  • News Gems uncovered a “creative and interesting way” that came up with to show the State of the Union, complete with “word clouds.”

  • In an homage to Ed Bradley, NBC 4′s Jim Vance got his left earlobe pierced.

  • Eat The Press reports, “Yesterday, Fox News host and global warming activist Neil Cavuto hosted a roundtable discussion for a group of feisty, opinionated… Hooters waitresses, in celebration of their 2007 calendar.” Oh don’t worry if you missed it. They have the video.

  • The German Marshall Fund is accepting entries for the eighth annual Peter R. Weitz Journalism Prize for outstanding and original coverage of transatlantic and European issues and events. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 28.

  • A reader asks, “How come the fonts in Politico blogs change from entry to entry sometimes? It’s annoying.” Anyone?

  • WaPo Beefs Up Online Political Section With New Blogs