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New York Post‘s Lambert Headline Gaffe

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Looks like the fact checkers at The New York Post may have taken off early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Today’s paper features a headline about former “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert and his scandalous “Good Morning America” concert cancellation and shift to CBS but, as our sister blog TVNewser points out, the Post has confused what network “Good Morning America” is on.

That would be ABC, not NBC, Post headline writers.

Previously: Good Morning America Cancels Adam Lambert Concert

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Today’s Coverage Of Ted Kennedy’s Death

dailynews826.jpgSenator Edward M. Kennedy died late last night at age 77 after a battle with brain cancer. Although his death came at a late hour, many newspapers were able to quickly shift gears and get photos and stories of Kennedy up on their front pages.

One front page noticeably devoid of Kennedy tributes, however, was The New York Times. But what the Grey Lady lacked in on-paper obituaries it made up for on its Web site. The paper’s home page prominently features the legendary senator and the “Today’s Paper” page features Kennedy’s obituary as the top story of the day, even though it wasn’t on the actual front page of the paper. nypost826.jpg The Times‘ Caucus blog is also in the memorial spirit, highlighting excerpts from Kennedy’s speeches.

usatoday826.jpgMeanwhile, our colleagues at TVNewser have a report on how the networks and cable news channels covered the news of Kennedy’s death when it broke last night, as well as coverage of President Barack Obama‘s statement this morning about Kennedy. And GalleyCat reports that Kennedy’s upcoming memoir, “True Compass,” is being pushed up to mid-September.

AgencySpy also notes that Kennedy died exactly one year after his historic speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, given shortly after he underwent brain surgery.

Kennedy’s speech from last year can be seen after the jump

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Help Get WebNewser’s Steve Krakauer Out Of Here

celebrity.png Despite what the title of this post suggests, we are quite fond of our colleague from WebNewser and TVNewser, Steve Krakauer. So, when we heard he was competing in the “I’m a Blogger…Get Me Out of Here!” contest, we wanted to help him out.

The winner of the contest, which is part of promotional efforts for NBC‘s upcoming reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”, will get sent to Costa Rica to blog during the show. And since Steve professes that this is his “lifelong dream,” we had to do our part and vote. And you should, too!

Here’s a little bit more info about the contest, from its Web site:

We pit bloggers against each other in a contest to see who can survive to the final round, and win a trip to live blog behind the scenes at the “I’m a Celebrity” set in Costa Rica!

Three rounds will present our bloggers with challenges about bugs, beauty, being a celebrity and surviving the jungle. And you decide who makes it to the next round.

Check out Steve’s first post about bullet ants (no thank you) and botflies (yuck). We were worried that, were he to win, Steve might encounter these scary creepy crawlers when he gets to Costa Rica. But thankfully, bloggers don’t get to go outside much. But unfortunately, we think Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are more scary than bullet ants anyway.

Pre-Summit Party in New York City

summit_2-16.gifNo doubt you’ve been seeing lots of advertisements on the MB blogs (or hearing them on our podcast perchance) for the upcoming TVNewser Summit. Well before the Summit TVNewser and our newest blog WebNewser are hosting a warm-up party of sorts.

The party will be held on Feb. 24 from 6:30-8:30pm at Tribeca Cinemas. Also, we are going to raffle off 2 tickets to the TVNewser Summit at the party! Sign up here.

New York Times Wins Two Global Media Awards at CES

webnewserCES_12.30.jpgOver at WebNewser, TVNewser‘s Chris Ariens, who is out in Las Vegas for the International CES, reports that The New York Times won two awards last night at the first ever Global Media Awards.

The Times won Outstanding Short Format Entertainment for “Life in Transition,” an NYTimes.com video about a homeless Bronx man, who probably has schizophrenia as well a drug addiction. It has been described as “one of the most compelling, informative, and illuminating documentaries on chronic homelessness.”

NYTimes.com also won Outstanding Informational Long Form story for “Choking on Growth” about pollution in China.

For more details and further reports from Vegas check out WebNewser here.

The TVNewser Summit: March 10 New York City

TVNewser is holding a summit in New York City March 10 featuring a slew of interesting speakers. Laurel Touby and our fearless TVNewser team visited the home of the “magic wall” to discuss the details.

Our Final List Round-Up of 2008!

More lists! Maybe itemizing things makes the terrible year media we just suffered easier to bear. Also it’s a fun way to fill the time between now and opening the champagne. Anyway, here’s the final installment:

And Now for a Round-Up of Today’s Lists!

ALeqM5hbUUREvSfFjRfpLgf1-ASS9YwESw.jpgOver at Politico Michael Calderone has made a list of this year’s biggest media blunders (number three is Matthews and Olbermann as anchors). TVNewser points out the media still has ten more days to add to it, and lord knows that’s plenty of time in this news cycle). Also, TVNewser wants to know if you agree.

The AP has a round-up of this year’s biggest news stories, which basically boils down to the election — Obama, Hillary, Palin — plus one or two others like Mumbai and that big sports event in China over the summer.

Meanwhile The Business Sheet has a slideshow of the biggest media losers this year (and we’re not talking jobs here).

Meanwhile Gawker has compiled a video montage of this year’s biggest feuds. Our favorite? It’s close but revisiting the Couric-Palin interviews is a strange trip, indeed.

Morning Media Menu: December 18

mornmm.gifToday on Morning Media Menu I attempt to host the show solo (with questionable success) because Steve Krakauer is away filming a promo for TVNewser‘s upcoming summit. Rachel Sklar is the guest today and we discuss last night’s ASSME party, Barack Obama and the press, Yahoo and your personal info, and whether Conrad Black can actually be considered a freak show.

Morning Media Menu: mediabistro.com Launches Audio Podcast

mornmm.gifWant to listen to our news instead of read it? Starting today mediabistro.com is launching The Morning Media Menu an audio podcast based around the our Morning Newsfeed and the mediabistro.com blog network. The online radio show, which will be hosted by myself and TVNewser‘s Steve Krakauer along with periodic guests will air live(!) Monday thru Friday at 9am here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mediabistro. Today’s show (our very first), in which we talk about the Tribune Co.‘s bankruptcy filing, Jay Leno‘s move to NBC’s 10 o’clock slot, and whether Obama should create a 21st century Federal Writer’s Project, is below.

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