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The Ticker: Year-End Edition

> MSNBC.com’s Alex Johnson sums up the media year: “Jiggling their legs nervously, media barons watched newspaper readership figures and TV news ratings continue to fall in 2005. They wondered what was wrong. Well, let’s see…

> “Few televised events can make people drop what they’re doing like car chases,” the New York Post’s Don Kaplan writes in his list of The Post’s Wildest Televised Car Chases of 2005…

> The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a request to hurricane correspondents: “In 2006, make it a point to stop measuring the wind’s mph with your faces. Please?”

> Jeff McCall in the Indianapolis Star: “Many observers believe ABC paired Woodruff, 44, and Vargas, 43, to attract younger viewers to the news. Note to network execs: Anchors in their 40s are still considered old to the young audience.”

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