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.
“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.”
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).”
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.”
Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffewrites, “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 Post.com blog written by Liz Kelly about the famous and foolish.”