Morning Reading List, 02.21.08

Good morning Washington. Jennifer Love Hewitt is 29! (But don’t you dare say size 29…) Yesterday was David Corn’s bday. He’s also just 29.

Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:


  • For the network you’d rather have a beer with, C-SPAN wins by a landslide. Could it be because His Extreme-ness is lobbying for a C-SPAN win?


  • Should Newspapers Still Be Taking Sides?

  • The World Affairs Council is sponsoring an annual panel discussion with Foreign News Editors and Overseas Correspondents on Thursday, March 13th, from 6:30-8:00pm at The National Press Club. Leonard Downie, Jr. is moderating.

  • Free newspapers seek legal ads

  • Judy Miller: “Journalism on trial.”

  • Slime time: We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?”

  • “After lengthy speculation about a tight and deadlocked race, the story line changed significantly in a week in which Democratic candidates overwhelmingly dominated the coverage, according to a Project for Excellence in Journalism study of campaign coverage. Although Clinton (57%) narrowly edged out Obama (55.5%) as a significant or dominant newsmaker in election stories from Feb, 11-17, Obama was the clear winner in terms of the tone. While the media dissected everything from Clinton’s staff shake-up to her loosening grasp on her core demographic voters, Obama’s momentum was the big story about his campaign.”

  • Why foreign correspondents’ ranks are thinning

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  • Critics slam FCC chairman’s low-power TV plan

  • An ABC release announced, “‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54 for the week of February 11-15. The ABC News broadcast averaged 9.44 million Total Viewers, a 6.4/12 among Households, and a 2.5/9 among key demo viewers. For the sixth consecutive week, ‘World News’ won among Women 25-54 (2.8/10).”

  • Obama, ABC, and Attribution

  • The paranoid style of American punditry” and “paranoid stylings” and “Ceci nest pas une paranoia.”

  • Oh dear: David Gregory is dancing again.

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News and CNBC have received a total of five Gracie Allen AwardsR. The 33rd annual Gracie Allen Award winners were announced today by the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). The national winners will be presented at a black-tie gala at the New York Marriot Marquis on Wednesday, May 28.”

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  • Ryan Lizza on the bus.

  • Jonathan Alter discusses the 2008 race.
  • Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe writes, “Our local ‘gray lady’ always considered itself too serious to publish really good gossip, as in the New York Post’s Page Six, so it calls its Style-section gossip column the Reliable Source, suggesting that its items conform to the laws of serious journalism. Enter Celebritology, a blog written by Liz Kelly about the famous and foolish.”

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  • Politico is looking for Web Producers.

  • Business Financial Publishing is looking for a Business Journalism Intern.

  • MarketWatch is looking for a Financial Regulation & Housing Reporter.

  • Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America is looking for a Business Writer/Editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly, Inc. is looking for an Account Manager.

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