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Taking Out The Trash – 02.26.07

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” “continues to dominate the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, February 18 in all categories both nationally and in Washington, D.C.” Last Sunday, “Meet” attracted 4.035 million total viewers, a 40% lead over CBS’s “Face the Nation,” a 44% advantage over ABC’s “Face the Nation” and a 168% lead over FOX’s “News Sunday.”

  • Separated at Birth and Caption Contests are so hot.

  • The Washington Post reports that the Army’s surgeon general criticized Post stories “disclosing problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, saying the series unfairly characterized the living conditions and care for soldiers recuperating from wounds at the hospital’s facilities.”

  • Jack Shafer on “When bad financial news for newspapers is good news for journalism.”
  • E&P has the full list of the 2007 winners for The American Society of Newspaper Editors’ awards for distinguished writing and photography. Among the winners is Washington Post’s Anne Hull.

  • The Examiner’s Dustin Weaver has become the Express’ Nation editor.

  • Washington Post’s Marc Fisher looks at the “fatal attraction” of radio promos.

  • Free Ride sits down with Jan Crawford Greenburg.

  • From last week: “Congestive heart failure on Tuesday took the life of prominent Wheaton attorney Alfred E. Woodward, 93, former DuPage County and Illinois Appellate Court judge and father to journalist Bob Woodward.” Read the full obit here.

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