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‘NYT’s David Carr at Internet Week: ‘Now It’s A Better Age Between Journalists and PR’

It was Page One on day two of Internet Week as visitors got an inside look from New York Times’ top media reporters.

Last year’s Page One documentary profiled The New York Times media desk, and today two of its best-known reporters, David Carr (left) and Brian Stelter (below), appeared on stage at Internet Week. They not only chronicled what it’s like to work at the “paper of record,” but also commented on the paywall, social media platforms, their relationship with PR professionals, and with each other. Below are highlights.

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Survey of Financial Journalists Finds ‘WSJ’ Most Influential

A survey of 350 financial journalists found that The Wall Street Journal was considered most influential for financial news. Bloomberg News, The New York Times, Reuters, and Financial Times round out the top five.

The study was conducted by Gorkana, a global service provider for PR pros and journalists, in partnership with two DePaul University College of Comms professors: Dr. Matt Ragas and Dr. Hai Tran. This is the first study ever done by Gorkana.

The study also found that of the top 10 most influential financial journalists, five come from the NYT: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Gretchen Morgenson, Paul Krugman, and Joe Nocera.

Finally, when asked about their outlook on the economy, nearly half (46 percent) were neutral about it. Only 18 percent were positive.

The study was conducted between December 1 and December 30, 2011 via a self-administered online survey. For more information about the study, click here.

Article About Swag Shows that Swag Kind of Works

We here at Mediabistro opened The New York Times today and saw something very familiar — a fire engine red stiletto pump. One that is exactly the same as the two at left, currently resting on the desk of our TVNewser/TVSpy blogger Merrill Knox. The one on the left is a size 9 and on the right, a size 7. But the fact that we have two gives us the one up on The NYT.

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Britain’s Royal Party to Carry on This Summer

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding is a daunting act to follow, but Britain is giving it a go again this spring and summer. The country is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s reign during the Diamond Jubilee in early June, hosting the Olympic Games in July, and rolling out the red carpet to promote other British attractions.

“We like to party in Britain,” noted Karen Clarkson, VP North America at Visit Britain. She was speaking at the New York Times Travel Show on Friday in New York, where she detailed the major events planned for 2012 and the marketing campaign to reach U.S. travelers.

Navy SEALs Using New Film To Encourage Recruitment

In preparation for the debut of the new film Act of Valor, there have been screenings across NYC, including one that we attended a couple of weeks ago on the Intrepid. Among those in the audience: Montel Williams, Stephen Baldwin, and many of the stars of the film, who are actual Navy SEALs.

“Inspired by true events,” the story focuses on the a group of SEALs and their mission to thwart a terrorist attack. According to The New York Times, the Navy is using the film to reach potential recruits.

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Newspapers Continued to Cut Reporters in 2011

If you’ve been taking a lot of names off of your media lists over the past year, there’s a good reason for that. More than 3,775 newspaper jobs were cut in 2011 according to the Paper Cuts blog, a figure that’s 30 percent higher than 2010. About 40,000 newspaper jobs have been lost since the blog started keeping tabs in 2007.

The impact on PR is undeniable. Publicists lose contacts (and people they enjoy working with), media outlets have to change or condense what they cover, and it’s harder to pitch/place a story. We talked with GalleyCat’s Jason Boog about the topic on yesterday’s Morning Media Menu.

The constant changes in the newspaper industry are no better evidenced than with the announcements coming from The New York Times this week — talks to sell 16 of its regional newspapers, which the paper says is part of a plan to focus on core papers like the NYT, and news that a number of veteran journos would be leaving the paper.

[image via Newsosaur]

Revolving Door: TechCrunch Outrage, ‘The Guardian’ in the U.S., and More

Readers and members of the media went ballistic called a foul when TechCrunch published a glowing review of Bitcasa, a company backed by Michael Arrington’s new CrunchFund. “This reads like a press release,” said one reader. [via The Atlantic Wire]

The Guardian is here. There’s a new website, Nick Davies is joining from the U.K., and Ana Marie Cox is on board from the U.S.

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, supports the launch of another Sunday U.K. paper to replace the now-defunct News of the World. However, readers shouldn’t expect Sun on Sunday until 2012 and Mail on Sunday has not gotten past the planning stages just yet. [via The Guardian]

Speaking of News Corp., James Murdoch will be recalled to testify before a parliamentary panel after discrepancies were found between his previous testimony and new evidence in the phone hacking scandal. And shareholders have filed an amended lawsuit against the company claiming it knew about “widespread misconduct.” Yikes and double yikes.

New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton is now the national editor for the paper.

Abigail Pesta, Marie Claire editor-at-large, has joined Newsweek and The Daily Beast as editorial director for Women in the World, which has an annual summit and foundation. The group will be adding editorial content across The Daily Beast website. [via The Observer]

For more of the latest media moves click through.

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Tea Party Falling Out of Favor

Photo: Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that 40 percent of respondents have a view of the Tea Party that is “not favorable.” When this poll was done in April 2010, only 18 percent of respondents answered that way.

According to the Times, it looks like the more people get to know the Tea Party, the less they like it. In that earlier poll, 18 percent of people also said they were Tea Party supporters, but only four percent had actually attended a Tea Party event or donated money to the cause.

Movement leaders blame the Democrats (natch) and their success for the sour turn, but it may be that they’re actually out of touch with what the people want, which includes things like compromise.

Even if the Tea Party isn’t quite as popular as it once was, the Republicans are trying to find a way to harness that movement’s die-hard supporters to its benefit in the 2012 election.

[via The New York Times]

Google+ Must Find Its Niche

Traffic on the new social network Google+ is down 3 percent this month, which has some people speculating that it is the beginning of the end.

Others think it’s way too soon to judge because so few people are using it, (10 million compared to Facebook’s latest estimate of 750 million ) and because it is not open to the public yet.

It’s also prompting questions about whether people have room in their lives for another social network.

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‘NY Times’ Limits Pogue’s PR Speaking Engagements

New York Times tech columnist David Pogue has been banned from accepting certain speaking engagements with publicists that have been deemed in violation of the newspaper’s ethics policy.

The issue arose last week when Forbes published a story questioning whether Pogue’s participation in a Ragan Communications video seminar called “Pitch Me, Baby!” was in violation of the Times’ ethical code.

Today, the Times’ public editor, Arthur Brisbane writes that, after an “internal review[...] Pogue is barred from making any more speeches like this one to public relations professionals.”

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