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Inside Facebook: Surprise! The latest Facebook redesign was just a way to make the ads bigger.

TVNewser: Chuck Todd wanted to be a point guard in the NBA. The Knicks should sign him. We’re serious.

AgencySpy: If you can afford to buy a BMW, you should.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

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chuck todd GTVNewser: Chuck Todd is going to interview President Obama about Obamacare and peanut butter Cheerios, which we hear are the bomb dot com.

PRNewser: Lululemon’s co-founder said reason the company’s yoga pants “don’t work for some women” is that their bodies aren’t right for them. Well, that’s one way to make people hate you.

GalleyCat: The city’s public libraries are launching a multimedia exhibit on The Beatles. We’re not going to say it’ll be overrated just like the band, because people get mad at that kind of silly opinion.

 

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CBS, NBC Retract Navy Yard Shooter Reports (Politico / Dylan Byers on Media)
CBS News and NBC News retracted reports about the identification of the Washington Navy Yard shooter on Monday, just minutes after each network reported that the suspect in question was a Navy chief petty officer named Rollie Chance. CBS’ John Miller reported that Chance was a suspect before 1 p.m. on Monday. NBC News later reported the same information and continued to do so past 1 p.m., even after Miller reported that the initial reports about Chance were wrong. Finally, at 1:05 p.m., NBC political director Chuck Todd tweeted: “NBC News: we are now NOT reporting name of shooter; retracting that report. deleting those tweets.” HuffPost NBC’s Pete Williams said the error came from sources who found an ID card that looked like the suspected gunman. The false reports were perhaps the most prominent errors in a day filled with confusing and contradictory information. The shooter was later identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas. Slate / Future Tense Deleting tweets doesn’t undo the damage. That said, Todd deserves at least some credit for continuing to report and tweet about how the mistake transpired. The Washington Post / Erik Wemple Given that other outlets reported the name, and that they subsequently turned out to have been right, what could CNN possibly have been waiting for? The Erik Wemple Blog put that question to CNN. Spokeswoman Edie Emery responded that the network didn’t go with story until “the FBI told CNN the name on the record.” Revolutionary. Had CBS News and NBC News followed that prescription earlier in the day, they wouldn’t have pushed the bogus name of a suspect into the public realm. The Washington Post / The Switch A section for finding the Navy Yard shooters on the popular online community Reddit has been banned. Reddit became a gathering place for amateur sleuthing in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year, fueling what some reports called “online witch hunts” that resulted in some people being falsely identified as the bomber.

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GalleyCat: It’s Judy Blume’s birthday. Get crazy!

AppNewser: Here’s an android app that saves you data by pre-loading video only when you have wi-fi. It’s basically smarter than most of us.

FishbowlDC: A media reporter interviewed the owner of a dog named after Chuck Todd. The pinnacle of media reporting has been reached.

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Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old

mmm_2-3.gifHappy six month anniversary Morning Media Menu podcast! And what’s a birthday without something going horribly wrong?

This morning, TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer and FishbowlNY managing editor Rebecca Fox talk about last night’s Webby Awards, NBC’s Chuck Todd‘s new book about the Obama administration and Rupert Murdoch‘s thoughts about newspapers.

Steve and Rebecca were supposed to be joined by first time guest ABC’s Jake Tapper, but he spoke separately to Steve later today instead. They discussed Obama’s trip to the Middle East, which Tapper just returned from covering. Tapper let Steve in on some of the feelings about the president in the foreign press.

“President Obama and his press secretary Robert Gibbs have expressed a lot of irritation with the foreign press most recently, because they tend to focus on whether perceived slights that perhaps the chancellor of Germany or the president of France or whomever is feeling at that moment and the president and others in the White House tend to push back on that as silly,” Tapper explained. “But it’s not to say that these aren’t real feelings.”

Tapper also talked about covering the White House after the first 100 days, Chuck Todd’s book and working in the press pool. “It’s a very competitive environment, and we all are competing with each other in addition to working side by side with each other,” he said.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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  • Jean-Luc Godard may adapt holocaust book- GalleyCat

  • Internet advertising numbers not promising- FishbowlNY
  • Robin Meade & former president George H.W. Bush in tandem parachute jump- TVNewser
  • Chuck Todd to write second Obama book- FishbowlDC
  • Q&A with True/Slant founder Lewis Dvorkin- MediaJobsDaily
  • Morning Media Menu Live From the Morning Joe Green Room

    mornmm.gifToday on the Menu our fearless better half Steve Krakauer roams the Morning Joe green room and encounters a cast fabulous characters!

    First off is Ari Melber, who was there to “talk GOP and a new poll” but also, it would seem, to walk Willie Geist through his Twitter jitters (and possibly the Starbucks line).

    Next Steve runs into NBC White House Correspondent Chuck Todd who says he was “shocked, just as an observer, of [Jim] Cramer’s criticism of the President.”

    joe_3-3.gifAnd finally we catch up with TVNewser Summit headliners Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski, who recently shut down her Facebook account “If I know you well enough I will pick up the phone and call you.” She also says that she’s “not sure yet about Twitter…I think it could be a very interesting forum…It was actually a useful tool…People were sending articles and you can kind of get into an intellectual community and start exchanging ideas. I’m intrigued.”

    Joe says he was much impressed by the White House’s invitation to come broadcast there, “My takeaway from that was what type of White House we have now. Mika and I have been very critical of the stimulus package…and yet the White House invited us to be the first show on in there, and it shows a much more open minded approach to the media.”

    He also notes that he is able to express more personal views on the radio show the two have recently launched at WABC: “We’ve noticed the calls have changed, at the very beginning it was predictably right wing. And what we’re finding now is it’s a lot more people in the middle who haven’t listened to radio an awful lot.” Also, somewhere in there Scarborough says the GOP is being run by a “bunch of hacks.” You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

    Morning Media Menu: December 19

    mornmm.gifToday on Morning Media Menu — our newly-launched audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog network — Steve returns! Today we discuss Chuck Todd‘s new role at NBC, the Times going insta, and the death of Deep Throat. Also, it’s Friday, hear what we learned this week! (Hint: more pronunciation.)

    Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert?

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    The final event of the first day was “Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign” panel. And yes, all panel’s names were also long descriptions. It was, after all “ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?” conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short.

    You can watch all the panels here.

    The final panel had Mark Halperin of Time, John Heilemann of New York Magazine, Mark Barabak or LAT, Mike Allen, John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei all of Politico.

    During the Q&A the question was floated who would be the next Tim Russert. Who will be the next television journalist to vet future candidates?

    Mike Allen said the names John King of CNN, Gwen Ifill and Chuck Todd. John Harris offered up Chris Matthews. Then Mike Allen noted that NY Observer had also mentioned John Harris as a possible replacement.