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Morning Reading List, 06.14.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You have lofty hopes for your summer reading list.

  • Eric Boehlert points out “a whopping error” by the Washington Post’s Andrew Ferguson in his column about Al Gore’s new book, The Assault on Reason.

  • Slate is “taking the Gonzo-Meter down to zero.”

  • Matthews’ Son Debuts Video on His Dad’s Diabetes

  • TVNewser reports, “ABC Apologizes For Barry Video Mistake”

  • C-SPAN announced that Zach Chastain, Bryan Cink, and Ryan Kelly, “the grand prize winners in C-SPAN’s national ‘StudentCam’ competition, will have the television debut of their documentary ‘Jupiter or Bust: The El Sol Solution’” during Friday’s ‘Washington Journal’ at 9 a.m.

  • DC Style is launching a new text messaging service with “the latest social/fashion/nightlife information.” It was launched June 1 in Philadelphia and is coming to DC in July.

  • TVWeek reports, “Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of marketers, branders and media executives from around the country, former President Bill Clinton challenged the press to ‘render complex messages to audiences without turning them into two-dimensional cartoons’ as the next election approaches. That challenge was issued to Promax/BDA attendees at the Hilton New York on Wednesday as the former president delivered the gathering’s keynote address.”

  • David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media, announced “that the company continues with its national expansion strategy by launching its sixth market with the debut of its Washington, D.C., web site.

  • The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists is accepting applications for the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing.

  • Daryn Kagan’s new book, “What’s Possible! Creating Possibilities Beyond Life’s 5 Biggest Obstacles,” is going to be released in May ’08, to Lisa Berkowitz at Meredith Books, a division of the Meredith Corporation. The book “will feature original stories and reports about people whose experiences and challenges have inspired and affected change in the world.”

  • From Media Matters: “Ignoring Libby’s early obstruction, Broder attacked Fitzgerald for ‘relentlessly’ pursuing Libby.”

  • E&P reports that The Wall Street Journal “announced major changes in its editorial structure ‘that is aimed at better positioning the Journal to benefit from the profound changes sweeping the news business,’ it said in a release.”

  • “Politico is conducting an independent staw poll, administered by Stan Greenberg, at the Campaign for America’s Future’s ‘Take Back America’ conference next week.”

  • Former CNNer Bob Franken has become one of the Hill newspaper’s “Pundit Bloggers” and you can check out his website.

  • “CAIR Accuses Washington Times of ‘Agenda-Driven Reporting’”

  • Check out Poynter Online’s special series focused on radio writing.

  • Variety reports, “In his bid to win approval of the merger of radio satcasters Sirius and XM, Sirius topper Mel Karmazin has proposed several possible pricing structures for the combined company in his informal talks with the Federal Communications Commission.”

  • Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni has moved off the Hill beat to cover White House ’08 full time.

  • “A new study out from the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda measures just how candid media are about what they do and how they do it.”

  • The New York Observer has the details on “Josh Marshall’s Optimistic Leap to Web TV”

    Jobs

  • American Society of Landscape Architects is looking for a Manager, Professional Practice Programs.

  • Children’s National Medical Center is looking for a Interactive Communications Specialist.

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    Morning Reading List, 05.09.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • An ABC release announced “World News with Charles Gibson” was “the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 30.” Averaging 8.10 million Total Viewers, “World News” won every night last week in both categories, outperforming NBC’s “Nightly News” by 610,000 Total and 210,000 key demo viewers. “This marks ABC’s greatest Total Viewing advantage over NBC in twenty months.”

  • Robert Stacy McCain has excerpts from the interview The Washington Times did with Michelle Malkin and HotAir.com’s Executive Producer Bryan Preston.

  • From a reader: “The most fun of the North Portico was the race of the photogs the brits against the US to get first on to the Stands…. sort of finished off a race horse weekend. Which do you think the Queen would have bet on?”

  • TNR gives readers “a selection of foreign authors whose domestic reputation far outpaces their standing in the United States, and whose work has recently become available in English.”

  • Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor of Investigations Bob Woodward, did an online chat yesterday about former CIA Director George Tenet’s book, “At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA.”

  • Carl Bialik reports, “Mike Conway, an assistant professor of journalism at Indiana University, “set out to study the number of times Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly used name-calling and other propaganda techniques on his show. Mr. Conway released his report and then watched Mr. O’Reilly employ some of the same methods to ridicule the research —- the TV host even counted how many times he called someone a name in his rebuttal.”

  • News And Tech reports, “Craigslist founder Craig Newmark said newspapers’ hallmark should be in investigative journalism, even as he predicted a dismal future for ink-on-paper distribution.”

  • Express’ Fit section’s Vicky Hallett is a new columnist for The Post’s Health section. Hallett and The Post’s Howard Schneider are now the weekly MisFits columnists.

  • Guardian Unlimited reports, “Reuters chief executive Tom Glocer will take the top job if the proposed takeover by Thomson is successful.”

  • C-SPAN announced the 2007 C-SPAN StudentCam winners are announced during “Washington Journal,” yesterday. The grand prize winning video is “Jupiter or Bust: The El Sol Solution,” by Zach Chastain, Bryan Cink and Ryan Kelly of Jupiter, Fla. which explores the national issue of illegal immigration and the proposed solution in their community.

  • The New York Observer reports that Jill Abramson was in a traffic accident yesterday morning and Bill Keller sent a memo to the newsroom explaining what happened: “She is conscious (in fact, she managed to be both funny and stoic through her morphine haze, so the essential Jill seems to be intact) but she has a badly broken leg and is being checked for other injuries.”

  • The controversy generated by George Tenet’s “new book was the fourth biggest story last week, filling 5% of the overall newshole, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from April 29 through May 4. But the Tenet tempest was really part of a bigger subject—the conflict in Iraq—that continues to dominate the media landscape like no other issue, and which last week spawned many different story lines.”

  • The former features editor at the Boston Globe, Lincoln Millstein, “suggested Monday to attendees at the Newspaper Association of America’s annual convention in New York: turn over all lifestyle and service-oriented features stories to readers and have them write the stories,” writes Forbes’ Louis Hou.

  • The Salt Lake Tribune reports, “In the Friday night matchup between Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and conservative pundit Sean Hannity, it was local Fox affiliate KSTU Channel 13 that came out the big winner.” The station “garnered the best Friday night ratings in at least 15 years and possibly ever, said KSTU marketing research director Melissa Freeman.”

  • A reader shares a homemade joke: “Q: What do the new Newseum and Katie Couric have in common? A: They both cost just as much with the same amount of public interest”

  • Will Bunch asks, “why in the name of God are four working journalists among those attending this state dinner — not as reporters with a notebook or a camera but as guests munching on Dover sole and dancing into the night with America’s own brand of dukes and earls?”

    Jobs

  • The American Gastroenterological Association is looking for a Design/Production Manager.

  • Richmond.com is looking for an Editor.

  • The United States Coast Guard is looking for someone in Public Relations.

  • Intelligence Press, Inc is looking for a Reporter.

  • Bisnow on Business is looking for Writers/Reporters/Editors.

  • Oceana, Inc. is seeking an Editor/Writer with a passion for Ocean advocacy.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Department Coordinator and a Communications Specialist.

  • National Association of Manufacturers is looking for a Corporate Communications Specialist.

  • The Daily Record is looking for a Lawyer with a passion for journalism.

  • One Economy Corporation is looking for a Senior Content Producer for Health and a Copy Editor.

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