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Taking Out The Trash, 03.12.07

  • We hear: Still lots of back and forth on the Post’s internal critique board, wondering why no one is paying attention to the story length guidelines advocating by Len Downie and Phil Bennett recently…

  • Hillary Profita has left CBS’ Public Eye to join a New York City-based aviation consulting firm called Seabury Group.

  • CBS News’ Kia Baskerville let’s you know “What It’s Really Like Traveling With POTUS.”

  • Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe reveals how the New York Times got the interview with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “the preacher now in a very public dispute with Barack Obama.” The answer — “the Times had to play by Wright’s rules.”

  • The Toledo Blade reports that Hakem Dermish “has been called up to the major leagues.” Dermish has been hired away from WTVG-TV, Channel 13 by WRC-TV in Washington.

  • The Council on Foreign Relations announced the “short list” for the Arthur Ross Book Award. Check out the nominees here. The winners will be announced in early May and honored at a dinner in June at the Council’s office in New York.

  • Eat The Press has an interview with Lawrence Wright, author of “The Looming Tower”, in which he calls the intelligence community “a disaster right now.”

  • Eat The Press also reported that, although the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund said that Tom DeLay would join CNN as a commentator, the rumor is false.

  • The Associated Press corrects story on Morris-call girl connection.

  • MacNeil/Lehrer Productions is hiring a production assistant for News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

  • NPR is looking for an online producer for a new show with Michael Martin. “Position requires a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years experience in daily news (broadcast, print or Web).”

  • The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes is in the final stages of his biography of Dick Cheney.

  • NPR is also looking for an online video producer for Digital Media.

  • SmartBrief is hiring an associate news producer and a business news producer.

  • Voice of America’s International Broadcasting Bureau is hiring a TV Production Specialist for their TV Enhancement Team.

  • ConsumerAffairs.Com is hiring a Summer Reporter Intern. The paid intern will “help cover Congress among other reporting duties.” The application deadline is April 12.

  • From WWD: “OH, THOSE AMBITIOUS MEDIA TYPES: A largely admiring profile of New York Times managing editor for news Jill Abramson in the April issue of Elle, partially illustrated with a photo-booth strip of Abramson and buddy Maureen Dowd in 1999, leaves virtually no aspect of the editor unexamined.”

  • The five best journalism books.

  • Interesting tidbit from the recent Pew report: Among those under age 30, 6% say Jon Stewart is their favorite journalist, making him, along with Bill O’Reilly, the top pick among this age group.

  • Libby crowd is, like, so adolescent

  • News media falling short in watchdog role, critics say

  • They’re Not in Your Club but They Are in Your League: Firedoglake at the Libby Trial

  • From DCRTV:

      Petey Movie Preview – 3/11 – Catch the trailer at YouTube for the new movie about DC radio and TV legend Ralph “Petey” Greene, who hosted shows on WOL radio and Channel 20 in the 1970s and 1980s. Don Cheadle plays Greene. “Talk To Me” opens this summer…..

    • Deb Howell on story length.

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