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Taking Out The Trash, 02.20.07

  • Most of you had to work yesterday. We would feel bad for you, but we did a bit of work ourselves.

  • Deb Howell on “How a Page 1 Mistake Was Made

  • Former PBS veteran Cindy Johanson was named COO of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Milton Chen, executive director of GLEF, announced the appointment and said, “Cindy’s experience, vision, and hands-on production experience with interactive media are a perfect fit for GLEF’s mission and our future growth.”

  • Was the writing on the wall for Megyn Kelly’s departure? Project Beltwaythinks so.

  • Birthdays are everywhere! Some more recent media birthdays: Joshua Micah Marshall, Talking Points Memo; Jonathan Salant, immediate past president, National Press Club

  • Another reader comment: “Congrats to the Post on The Editorialist. Apparently they’ve discovered OpLine, a feature on the USA Today Op-Ed page that has run every Friday for something like 20 years.”

  • The Pew Center’s Weekly News Interest Index shows that for the week of Feb. 5, “Americans generally feel the press has gone overboard in covering the death of Anna Nicole Smith.”

  • Ralph Hanson notes that all quotes are not created equal. In fact, some quotes are not even legit.

  • Committee to Elect Ryan Grim held a debt-retirement fundraiser at Tune Inn on Friday night. Suggested donation was $1,000.

  • ReddingNewsReview.com launched a new podcast yesterday about The Washington Times. Check it out here.

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