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Morning Reading List 03.13.09

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Its day 53 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. It’s also Friday the 13th- for the second time this year. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…



Slate has an audio recording guide on how to pronounce the last name of Ross Douthat, the new Bill Kristol at the NYT, announced just this week. (h/t FishbowlNY)

Mark your calendars- The 48th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game will be June 17th at Nationals Park.


You’ll see this everywhere today… Jon Stewart ripped CNBC’s Jim Cramer on last night’s Daily Show. You can read about it here, watch it here and check out TVNewser’s live blogging of the show here.

On MSNBC Wednesday, Andrea Mitchell agreed with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) that the media is partially to blame for President Obama’s staffing difficulties by pleading guilty to “gotcha journalism.” “You’re right, and we plead guilty because this culture right now of gotcha has gotten completely out of control,” Mitchell said. Check out the clip here on HuffPost.

Andrea’s interview with Frank earned her the label of “butt boy” from Rush Limbaugh Thursday, reports HuffPost. Listen to that clip here.

In memoriam, from DCRTV: Dr. Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr., one of the last important figures from the old DuMont television network, has died at the age of 99. DC’s Channel 5/ WTTG, once part of the DuMont network, is named from Goldsmith’s initials. He was the chief of research for DuMont. Over the years, WTTG was owned by Metromedia and later Fox. The call letters were never changed.


Poynter has the memo from NPR cancelling newspaper subscriptions.

WTOP’s Mark Plotkin is staying on top of the taxation without representation issue for us here in DC, from the Reliable Source.


JSchools need to teach online journalism.


From NYPost: Jim Kelly, editor of Time in its last glory days, is about to step down from his post as Time Inc. managing editor, ending a 30-year career with the company, Media Ink has learned.

In other news at Time, Joel Stein explores the possibility of product placement in pieces.

The Atlantic is launching a food channel.


In keeping with the times, the Newseum has opened a “digital news revolution” exhibit, exploring the “next generation of news gathering and dissemination and what effect the changes may have on journalists and the news industry.”


From Politico’s Shenanigans: Washington’s conservative A-listers headed to the Washington Hilton on Wednesday night for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual gala. Karl Rove, Tucker Carlson, Byron York, Alberto Gonzales, Newt Gingrich, David Frum, Fred Barnes, John Bolton, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Grover Norquist, Richard Perle, Justice Antonin Scalia and Paul Wolfowitz (based on the seating chart). Plus former Vice President Dick Cheney.


From the Daily Beast, excerpts from the Female Force comic book series, starring Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama (in pantsuits, not spandex).

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro; Romenesko

Taking Out the Trash

What we almost missed today…

NYT’s Helene Cooper tells us about her first trip aboard Air Force One here. “We boarded at the back of the plane, into what felt like the belly, while Mr. Obama walked up the front steps. A flight attendant welcomed us on board and ushered us to our special cabin, outfitted with two big tables, each surrounded by four luxe leather chairs. One table was for us, labeled “NYT.” At the other table sat Zachary Space, the Ohio congressman. Within five minutes, I had dragooned Mr. Space to snap a photo of the four of us.”

Welcome to the jungle… CNBC’s Jim Cramer visits Jon Stewart on The Daily Show tonight.

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Morning Reading List 03.12.09

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Its day 52 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



NYT moves into the digital era. New plans include implementing technology to make the newspaper’s site easier to read on a cell phone.

Also on the NYT- executive salaries will remain the same they have since 2006.

McClatchy’s Miami Herald will cut about 175 jobs and reduce the salaries of the remaining staff. From AP: layoffs include 33 full-time and eight part-time positions in the newsroom and staffers who survive the layoffs will endure pay cuts- 5 percent for those making between $25,000 and $50,000, and 10 percent for those earning more- starting March 23.

Hearst papers is considering decreasing page numbers and increasing subscription prices.

From the Christian Science Monitor: “Newspapers failures are old news. It’s time to focus on solutions.”


More reality tv coming to DC? Producers are casting, says the Reliable Source.

From ABC, “As Economy Falls, Recession TV Revs Up.” Networks are apparently greenlighting more pilots about tough times.

Salon takes a look at bizarro CNBC in “Why is Jim Cramer shouting at me?” It was actually the first time writer Gabriel Winant had watched the cable business network.

In light of Jon Stewart v. Jim Cramer, the Daily Beast brings us 7 of the Best Cable-TV Feuds.


Radio Online reports: Air America Media has formed a syndication division to distribute programming outside of its Liberal Talk network offerings, under Senior VP/Programming Bill Hess. Air America Media Syndication will launch on March 22nd with its first offering, a weekend show entitled “Newsweek On Air,” a 27-year-old program from the staff of Newsweek magazine.


The future of investigative journalism is online, according to the Columbia Journalism Review.


DC Mayor Adrian Fenty opens up to Carol Joynt in the Q&A Cafe at Nathans in Georgetown.

America’s favorite pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has landed a two-deal, $3 million book deal yesterday. And the second book is going to be poetry. More on the Daily Beast.


Atlantic Media Company is looking for a web operations analyst.

ACDI/VOCA is looking for a publications coordinator.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro; Romenesko

Morning Reading List 03.05.09

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Its day 45 covering the Obama administration and one month down for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



Can’t a guy go gray in Washington without everyone noticing (think Howard Fineman)? Both the NYT and WaPo has pieces today about President Obama’s graying hair.


PRNewser takes notice of all the action at the White House daily press briefings lately- “Robert Gibbs vs. CNBC, Part II.”

Fox’s Brit Hume also took notice of CNBC’s Jim Cramer, as well as CNN’s David Gergen, in a commentary on “Special Report” last evening. TVNewser has the clip.


NPR’s Claudio Sanchez has been awarded first place in radio in the Education Writers Association’s 2008 National Awards Contest for his piece “The Student Loan Crisis.” Other contest winners here.

Rush Limbaugh has challenged President Obama to a debate, “So let’s have the debate! I am offering President Obama to come on this program — without staffers, without a teleprompter, without note cards — to debate me on the issues. Let’s talk about free markets versus government control. Let’s talk about nationalizing health care and raising taxes on small business.”

HuffPost reminds us, CNN’s Campbell Brown challenged Limabaugh to a debate with chief business correspondent Ali Velshi, but that somehow never came to be.

Time’s Michael Scherer on team Obama’s “Petty Limbaugh Strategy” here.


From FishbowlNY: “The Recession Goes Interactive Courtesy of”

BBC College of Journalism is actually offering classes on how to Twitter. We hear David Gregory’s a guest lecturer.

Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection has applied for the web domain “.eco,” according to Politico.


Will the Kindle destroy or save the book business? Find out here.

Phoenix Books answers “Why We Gave Rod Blagojevich a Book Deal.”


On the Daily Beast, “Looking for Mr. Far Right” by Meghan McCain.

The New Arms Debate” by Carol Joynt in the New York Social Diary, if only for the first line, “Woe be the Washington woman who has some sex appeal, and double woe if you happen to be First Lady.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romanesko

Morning Media Menu, Featuring Joe & Mika

The Morning Media Menu was live in the green room at 30 Rock today to chat with MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski. The podcast was also joined White House correspondent Chuck Todd and The Nation’s Ari Melber.

Topics of the day: Twitter (of course), President Obama’s pick for FCC chair, Robert Gibbs and Jim Cramer, and Morning Joe‘s trip to the White House last week.

Morning Reading List, 10.16.08

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham, Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, NBC’s Political Director Chuck Todd

  • Face the Nation: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-NC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ana Marie Cox,, Roger Simon, and Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Time Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief.

  • This Week: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and a roundtable with Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, Time Magazine’s Jay Carney, ABC News Claire Shipman and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM), Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Glenn Hubbard and a panel with Brit Hume, Jill Zuckman, Bill Kristol and Juan Williams. The Power Player of the Week is Eli Manning.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq National Security Adviser, Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), Sen. Obama campaign supporter, Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform, Laura Tyson, former economic adviser for Pres. Clinton, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Clinton campaign supporter; Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, senior political analyst, TIME magazine, Jessica Yellin, CNN congressional correspondent

  • Chris Matthews Show: Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune; Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times; Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington correspondent; and John Heilemann of New York magazine

  • Reliable Sources: Eric Deggans, media critic, St. Petersburg Times, Michael Medved, conservative talk radio host, Byron Pitts, national correspondent, CBS News, Andrea Peyser, columnist, New York Post, Lloyd Grove, contributor, New York Magazine, Ali Velshi, CNN senior business correspondent, Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money”, CNBC, Steve Wilson, investigative reporter, WXYZ Detroit

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Markets, Anthony Ryan will be interviewed by Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Correspondent, Greg Ip, and Washington Post Economics Reporter, Neil Irwin.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin

  • This is America: A roundtable with Eleanor Clift of Newsweek, David Boaz of the Cato Institute, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Fox News political analyst columnist Linda Chavez, TV news political analyst columnist Bob Franken, and Deborah Simmons of the Washington Times.

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Bruce Josten from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Note: The guest lists for Tim Russert was unavailable.

  • Morning Reading List, 08.21.07

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  • You think Tony Snow will say goodbye to in 1-2 months.

  • When the Issue Is War, Take Nothing for Granted

  • “The 2008 Presidential campaign—with its crowded field and accelerated timetable—emerged as the leading story in the American news media in the second quarter of 2007, supplanting the policy debate over Iraq,” according to the second quarterly report of the PEJ’s News Coverage Index.

  • New York Magazine reports, “We’ve just learned that St. Thomas Church has live audio feeds for many of its major events, which you can tune into here. Which means, you guessed it — death-blogging! We’ll sit here and listen to all of the action at Brooke Astor’s funeral, so you don’t have to.”

  • TVWeek reports, “An aggressively updated — and promoted — Web site is an increasingly important tool in the arsenal of TV news outlets trying to reach, engage and hold on to younger news consumers. That is especially true when covering big stories that develop over an extended period of time, according to the latest Millennial Strategy Program research conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates.”

  • Rich Little: Spotted!

  • Washington Post reports, “Not so long ago, online shopping was lauded for being quick and convenient. Now, some retailers are trying to get customers to slow down and watch streaming video.”

  • Chris Matthews says “Good question, Dick”? Or “Good question, dick?” (via Inside Cable News)

  • MediaWeek reports, “High school sports coverage, often relegated to scores and video clips shown on weekends on a local TV station, just got a lot more competitive.”

  • “MTV and The Associated Press today began releasing the findings of an in-depth, seven-month study into happiness and young people: how happy they are, what makes them happy and what they’re doing to ensure future happiness.”

  • “Join corporate development professionals from the telecom, media and technology sectors, private equity, hedge fund and venture capital professionals and others in NYC for The Deal and Tech Confidential’s second annual Convergence 2.0.” For more information, email Allan Cunningham at

  • Reuters reports, “Google Inc revealed on Monday that it had acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site, indicating a foray by the global search leader into social networking in the world’s second-largest Internet market.”

  • Dow Jones reports, “Yahoo puts faith in ever-changing Smart Ads”

  • “The Institute for Media and Entertainment and the IESE Business School offer a high-impact technology program tailored to the media &
    entertainment industry. Learn how to capitalize on technology-driven
    changes, and how to seize opportunities where others see obstacles.” For more information, click here.

  • NY Daily News reports, “Sirius shares rose more than 3% yesterday on optimism regulators will approve the company’s plan to buy satellite radio rival XM.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., the publisher of on-screen program listings, accelerated stock options and other benefits for some executives and employees as it considers the possible sale of the company.”

  • Barron’s reports,Jim Cramer has become the chief cheerleader for the bull market, or what was the bull market until a few weeks ago.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “As Tribune Co. shareholders prepare to convene in Chicago on Tuesday to vote on an $8.4-billion buyout led by investor Sam Zell, the noise in the background is Wall Street traders chirping that the deal might never get done — at least as proposed.”

  • The AP reports, “The Chicago Tribune will become a 1/2-inch narrower starting Jan. 14, the Tribune Co. said Friday.”

  • “The Advertising Show is America’s only globally distributed weekly program focusing on advertising, media, marketing, sales and customer relations. The Advertising Show, co-hosted by Ray Schilens and Brad Forsythe, discusses advertising issues, marketing trends and strategies, and features weekly interviews with prominent industry experts. Join the caustically witty Schilens and Forsythe for a lively and informative program.”

  • Overshadowed, but somewhat similar to Kent Brownridge being the Quadrangle Capital Partners point person in the Maxim/Blender purchase, is Pittman leading the New York-based Pilot Group’s purchase of Minnetonka, Minn.-based North American Membership Group.”

  • Media Week reports, “With its site traffic lifting off as sharply as the Griswolds’ flying station wagon in the classic movie Vacation, The National Lampoon Humor Network, a collection of humor Web sites centered around, has seen its audience rocket to 5.6 million unique users as of July. That’s up 86 percent from the 3 million users NLHN launched with in April 2006, as the network has gone from 10 affiliate sites to 56.”

  • New York Business reports, “Time Magazine continues to lose ad pages despite its radical re-engineering of five months ago, and Fortune, Money and Business 2.0 have suffered double-digit advertising slides in the first half. But the decline of some of Time Inc.’s core print properties is an old story at the company.”

  • Jon Friedman writes, “Conde Nast’s Portfolio magazine is getting a bad rap and a bad rep.”

  • “HUSNI: Will magazines die? Not any time soon”

  • reports, “Viewers accustomed to the standard green screen “Daily Show” segments from varied locations should know that the dispatches filed for next week’s ‘Operation Silent Thunder: ‘The Daily Show’ in Iraq’ features were actually shot in Iraq.”

  • AP reports, “The Navy has removed a video from YouTube shot aboard the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan because it shows sailors using safety equipment inappropriately, a Navy spokesman said.”

  • Reuters reports, “American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, said on Friday it sued Internet search leader Google Inc for selling search words involving its name.”


  • Link is looking for a Copy editor.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Taking Out The Trash, 02.01.07

  • Seems PR professionals are the best lovers, and one reader tells us why: “It goes without saying that PR people are better lovers. We are adaptable, we have mastered the art of addressing multiple needs at once, we are adventurious, curious, and generally enthusiastic and high-energy individuals. Really…everyone should want to sleep with us.”

  • Josh Gerstein reports, “The Washington Post has quietly retreated from a legal battle with Vice President Cheney by dropping a lawsuit demanding Secret Service logs of visitors to his office and residence.”

  • Howard Kurtz gives his report on how Judith Miller handled “her testimony under duress.”

  • Harry Jaffe asks, “Is the sassy, iconoclastic section that the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee created back in 1969 headed for the scrap heap of journalistic history? Signs point that way.”

  • A reader notes, “BTW not a single update on the Critique Board since Jan 17. not a single open-forum comment since then and, of course, no new critiques (are they ever going to resume?)”

  • Check out Bill Sammon’s Wikipedia entry, another journo to have the honor.

  • “The Chris Matthews Show” announced today that it “is launching a four-part series dedicated to the major issues that will affect the 2008 presidential primaries.” The series will include panelists Dan Rather, Bob Woodward, Joe Klein and Jim Cramer.

  • AP reports, “The New York Times Co. posted a $648 million loss for the fourth quarter on Wednesday as it absorbed an $814.4 million charge to write down the value of its struggling New England properties, The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.”

  • A Pew release announces, “Three deeply intertwined subjects — the debate over U.S. strategy in Iraq, the speech defending that strategy, and the emerging campaign to succeed that speech’s author — finished in a virtual tie for the top story in the news last week according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index.”

  • C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” is going to broadcast from Mount Vernon on Friday from 8-10 a.m. where James Rees, executive director of Mount Vernon, will tour the museum’s new Donald W. Reynolds Education Center with C-SPAN host Brian Lamb. In the first hour of the show include call ins from the C-SPAN studios.