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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Is the Journalist Most World Leaders Follow on Twitter

Amanpour If you ask the world’s leaders which journalists they follow on Twitter, the name you’ll hear more than any other is CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

The PR firm Burson-Marsteller analyzed the most followed Twitter accounts by 647 heads of state and government and ministers of foreign affairs and their institutions. Amanpour was first, followed by 69. Amanpour reacted with surprise on Twitter, saying “Really? Cool!”

Amanpour’s CNN colleague Fareed Zakaria was second in the world leaders survey, with 43. Anderson Cooper had 24, Wolf Blitzer had 22, and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was followed by 20.

When it comes to most-followed news organizations, The New York Times (@NYTimes) took top honors, which is followed by 22 percent of world leaders, followed by @Reuters, @CNNbrk, @theeconomist and @BBCworld.

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Jon Stewart Compares CNN to ‘The Doll Chucky’

Given an opportunity on CNN to talk about how much he likes CNN, Jon Stewart qualified his answer. Stewart told Fareed Zakaria “CNN is very similar to the doll Chucky,” referring to the character in the series of horror films that date from 1988′s “Child’s Play” through 2013′s “Curse of Chucky.”

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How, exactly, is CNN like Chucky? Stewart says most of the time, the network is “good Chucky” with journalists around the globe reporting from dangerous places to tell important stories. But not always. “I want more of good CNN,” the “Daily Show” host said.

“Sometimes it’s good Chucky. But you’ve really got to watch out for bad Chucky.”

The Morning Ticker: Fareed, Wolf, Onion, Amol

  • Politico reports the media watchdog group Our Bad Media isn’t done looking into the accounts of plagiarism against Fareed Zakaria. “Without serious, serious pressure from other journalists, we doubt that CNN will take any action.”

  • The DailyCaller reports there’s a situation brewing at CNN’s “The Situation Room.” Several staffers of the Wolf Blitzer show have departed (not laid off) since a new EP was named last year.

  • Bloomberg reports The Onion may be for sale, seriously. Onion Inc. has hired investment bank GCA Saccianer for a possible sale. Two students from the University of Wisconsin launched the satirical newspaper in 1988.

  • Romenesko reports Amol Sharma has been promoted to Media and Marketing bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal. “In a player-coach role, he has helped edit the group’s coverage of TV, advertising and publishing while covering big media companies.”

Brian Stelter: Fareed Zakaria’s Program Made ‘Some Attribution Mistakes’

StelterThis morning on “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter gave his take on the plagiarism allegations against colleague Fareed Zakaria.

“My reporting leads me to believe that Zakaria’s program made some attribution mistakes, a small number, to be fair,” Stelter said. “They are the kind of mistakes that other journalists can learn from, and viewers too.”

Stelter went on to suggest the closer you look at the 26 plagiarism charges OurBad Media leveled against Zakaria’s “GPS” program, the “less it looks like capital P plagiarism.”  ”But when you zoom out, there’s a perception problem,” Stelter continued, noting examples of “GPS” lifting sentences from an appeals court ruling without attribution and taking raw materials from The Economist and New York Times and rewording them minimally.

Stelter told his audience he wishes he could get Zakaria’s side of things, but he declined to be interviewed. He did provide a statement from CNN.

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Brian Stelter Trying to Get an Interview with Fareed Zakaria About Plagiarism Charges

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CNN’s “Reliable Source” debuted a new logo, new set and new music in a new city on Sunday. The show decamped its longtime home in Washington, D.C. for New York. The media affairs show’s move to New York follows the recent relocation of Atlanta-based weekday talent to CNN’s New York newsroom.

Before Sunday’s show, a viewer asked host Brian Stelter if he was going to be covering the plagiarism allegations against his CNN colleague Fareed Zakaria. Here’s his response:

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More Plagiarism Allegations Against Fareed Zakaria

ZakariaClaimsCNN’s Fareed Zakaria is facing a growing list of plagiarism accusations with several recent examples coming from his CNN show.

On Tuesday, the site OurBad Media, which has released previous examples of alleged plagiarism by Zakaria, released more than 20 new examples. We’ve reached out to CNN multiple times about the new claims, but have not received an on-the-record comment. A spokesperson referred us to previous comments given during earlier claims of plagiarism.

The most recent example is a video compilation showing a clip from a 2011 episode of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” matched with a 2010 documentary called “Justice for Sergei.” The “GPS” segment uses footage from the 2010 documentary, with an upper left courtesy, but Zakaria’s narration is lifted, nearly word-for-word, from the documentary.

In another 2011 segment, Zakaria tracks a package on the lack of an operating government in Belgium. Parts of the wording in that story are identical to sections of a TIME article on the same subject. OurBad Media sites several other examples of Zakaria using similar wording or statistics without attribution.

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The Evening Ticker: Wallace, Zakaria, Philbin

  • Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” did something it has never done yesterday. It topped NBC’s “Meet the Presss with David Gregory” in both both viewers and the A25-54 demo in the Washington, D.C. market. The last time “FNS” beat “MTP” in D.C. was Nov. 4, 2007 when Wallace interviewed Pres. Bush, and Tim Russert was the host of “Meet the Press.”

  • CNN host Fareed Zakaria is joining The Atlantic as a contributing editor. He will write for The Atlantic as well as participate in events for both AtlanticLIVE and Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global business news brand. Zakaria starts in September,

  • Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford will be back on morning TV together as Reeeg! fills in on the fourth hour of “Today” this Friday. With Hoda Kotb out of town, Regis and Kathie Lee will pick up right where they left off 14 years ago, when they co-hosted “LIVE!”

Who Makes Fareed Zakaria Nervous?

He hosts his own CNN show, but it was an interview with Jon Stewart that gave Fareed Zakaria jitters.

“I’m a little nervous because I realize I might be speaking to my future boss,” Zakaria jokingly said to Stewart at the beginning of an interview Thursday night. He was referring to Stewart’s “Let’s Buy CNN” campaign. “I hope that you end up getting CNN. I think it would be a fascinating challenge for you,” he continued.  And how would Stewart fill the remaining airtime left after “The Daily Show’s” two hours per week. “I’ll just let Wolf Blitzer fill in.”

TVNewser’s 2014 Guide To Graduation Speakers

Class-of-2014. jpgAs is TVNewser tradition, here now is our seventh annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at the nation’s colleges and universities (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Guy AdamiQuinnipiac University (CT), May 10

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication (NC), May 11

ABC’s Richard Besser: University of Michigan School of Public Health (MI), May 1

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: Cansius College  (NY), May 17

Bloomberg’s Michael Bloomberg: Harvard University (MA), May 29… Williams College (MA), June 8

CNN’s Gloria Borger: Colgate University (NY), May 18

FNC’s Dr. Ben CarsonRegent University (VA), May 3

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Maria Bartiromo Debuts Strong on Fox News

BartiromoSummers“Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” won its timeslot in its debut Sunday. In fact, the new show beat CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry combined in total viewers in the 10am hour. The show was down slightly in total viewers but up in the demo vs. last Sunday’s 10am offering. In fact, Bartiromo delivered FNC’s third-highest A25-54 number for the timeslot this year.

  • 10amET, 4/30 | A25-54 Demo / Total Viewers

FNC: 312,000 / 1,078,000
CNN: 169,000 / 643,000
MSNBC: 168,000 / 391,000 (10-NoonET)

Bartiromo’s debut gave a nice lead-in to Howie Kurtz‘s “MediaBuzz” at 11amET.  With 353,000 viewers, the show scored its highest-rated demo since debuting on the network in September.

  • 11amET, 4/30 | A25-54 Demo / Total Viewers

FNC: 353,000 / 1,006,000
CNN: 189,000 / 674,000
MSNBC: 168,000 / 391,000 (10-NoonET)

In another weekend ratings note: the mystery of Flight 370 continues to be a draw for CNN. The network came in first in the demo on Saturday and Sunday for total day viewing. CNN was also number one in primetime Sunday in the demo.

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