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All Eyes on Lara Logan

If you took a quick jaunt through CBS’ pre-party to the WHCD last weekend, there was an assortment of journalists such as WJLA’s Steve Chaggaris, Mother Jones‘ Bureau chief David Corn, NPR Publicist Anna Christopher and Politico media writer Keach Hagey. The party, a shared space with The Atlantic/NJ, also brought NJ Publicist Taylor West to the festivities.

Back in the far left corner, we were told, was Sean Penn and David Byrne. At this point thankfully, Penn wasn’t putting his arms up in frustration when a stranger snapped his picture. But wandering back, we eyed the person most discussed at the party, and it wasn’t Penn, who was chatting away with his prom date, Corn. It was Lara Logan. Surrounded by female friends, she was seen laughing and seemed glad to be there. This was one day before her “60 Minutes” interview about her ordeal in Egypt was to air.

Also spotted at the party: News CBS News President David Rhodes and Chairman Jeff Fager, Washington bureau chief Chris Isham, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. CBS News correspondents in attendance: Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, and CBS/Slate’s John Dickerson.

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Guess Who Didn’t Make NPR’s Coffee Table Book?

Three guesses.

Who didn’t make NPR’s beautiful new 271-page coffee table book, This is NPR,  packed with pictures and stories from the past four decades? The book is to honor NPR’s 40th anniversary with essays, behind-the-scenes photographs and transcripts of memorable interviews.

1. Cokie Roberts. Wrong. She made it.

2. NPR’s media reporter David Folkenflik. Wrong. He made it and writes an essay on the future of media.

3. Juan Williams. You’d be right. He didn’t make the cut.

When asked about Williams, who had been with NPR for a decade before being fired last week, not making the cut, NPR Spokeswoman Anna Christopher told FishbowlDC: “Of course there are hundreds of NPR people who aren’t in the book. This Is NPR is written by several dozen staffers – we are an organization of many hundreds. We put out an open request to all employees to tell the story of NPR as they experienced it. Many, from on-air hosts and personalities, to engineers and librarians, did just that – submitting their personal accounts of events in our history.”

Injured NPR Intern on the Mend

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Annie Ropeik, intern, NPR

NPR Spokeswoman Anna Christopher reports that Annie Ropeik, the NPR intern and Boston University student who was reportedly stabbed four times in the neck last week in Chinatown on her way to work by Melodie Brevard, is stable and expected to fully recover.

Police have charged Brevard with assault and intent to kill.

“Her family reports that she continues to be in good spirits, and is in stable condition at an area hospital,” Christopher wrote FishbowlDC. “The doctors will continue to work to assess the best treatment and the family is optimistic about her full recovery.”

More information on Ropeik in a story in BU’s student newspaper, BU Today, here.

Morning Reading List 07.17.09

Good morning FishbowlDC!

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Happy Birthday to Andy Barr and Anna Christopher! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Josh Cohen, senior business product manager for Google, has a message for newspapers: If you don’t want your content to show up in search results and on Google News, it doesn’t have to. Newspaper developers can block Google’s robots if they just insert a couple lines of code into their sites.

TV

Coverage numbers for Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings this week, courtesy of TVNewser.

CNN’s Susan Roesgen‘s contract will not be renewed and she will be leaving the network, TVNewser reports. She was criticized for her coverage at the tax day tea parties in April, when she said the event she was covering was, “anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network Fox.”

LAT: In a new television spot, CNN proclaims it is “No. 1, with more viewers than Fox and MSNBC.” The ad goes on to say that CNN has held the top spot for seven years in a row. This came as a news flash to Fox and MSNBC, considering that both top CNN in the ratings.

It’s CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo vs. Erin Burnett at MarketWatch’s Media Web.

To commemorate the Apolla 11 mission, FNC will air “Apollo 11: One Small Step to Our Future” tonight at 10pm, hosted by Greta Van Susteren and including an interview with Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11′s lunar module pilot and the second man to walk on the moon.

What is NBC’s Ann Curry up to?

ONLINE

“Breakroom Live” is getting yanked by Air America, Mediaite reports. The show, daily at 3pm, is a live Webcast starring Air America stalwarts Sam Seder and Marc Maron. The hosts announced the move on Twitter, and engaged in a final show that was only slightly bitter.

The Drudge Report Power List.

MAGAZINES

National Journal kicked off Health Care Week today, complete with a new health care topic page online.

AWARDS

As announced over Twitter, @cqpolitics: CQ’s Tim Starks wins Nat’l Press Club Award for Political Journalism.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

NEW NOTES and some good news in JOBS after the jump…

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