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Happy Birthday to Abby Livingston (no longer with NBC News, now TV editor at The Hotline) and Scott Mulhauser, who celebrated with friends at Ulah Bistro Saturday night (dets here)! Out and about this weekend, FBDC spotted hipster Helen Thomas dining at Neyla last night. And CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux was honored as Essence Mag’s Journalist of the Year this weekend. The awards reception was held at the Regan International Trade Center and was hosted by Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson.
What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…
Acknowledging that NYT was late on the ACORN story in a column “Tuning In Too Late” this weekend, Clark Hoyt announced the paper had decided to “assign an editor to monitor opinion media and brief them frequently on bubbling controversies.”
Business Insider also reports that NYT will offer buyouts.
Fox News aired President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday, but MSNBC and CNN did not (h/t TVNewser).
This Thursday, beginning at 1pmET and continuing each hour through 10pmET, CNN’s Anderson Cooper will announce the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2009 on all of the CNN networks. All Top 10 CNN Heroes will be honored at a gala at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in November with the special airing Thanksgiving night at 9pmET/PT. The Top 10 will each be awarded $25,000, and the “CNN Hero of the Year” will receive an additional $100,000.
Time Warner will reportedly sell its magazine unit.
Today’s WaPo Media Notes, Howard Kurtz: From war to politics to scandal, three recent articles were each based on solid reporting. But none acknowledged the elephant-in-the-room question of whose agenda was being advanced through the leaks that provided the news for the story.
NYT: William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Times who also wrote novels, books on politics, and a Malaprop’s treasury of articles on language, died Sunday. He was 79.