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It might be the last day of August and the beginning of the last week of summer, but you would never know it from the amount of media news that’s surfaced today.

On the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven had many headlines to talk about, starting with news reported by Stars & Stripes and PRNewser that the Pentagon had canceled its contract with the Rendon Group, a PR company responsible for doing background checks on reporters set to embed with the military. The question remains: did these checks lead to certain journalists getting their embed requests denied?

Matt and Jason also discussed a story on AgencySpy about car company Chrysler steering business away from its advertising agency of record, BBDO. Also in the news, former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager joins the “Today” show and some new magazines are launching.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.