Morning Reading List 03.27.09

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Its day 67 covering the Obama administration and week eight for us. Happy Birthday to Jill San Marco! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…



Christian Science Monitor’s Editor’s Note: “As of today, we are shedding print on a daily basis. But the Monitor itself — the century-old journalistic enterprise chronicling the world’s challenges and progress — is becoming more daily than ever. And with our new weekly print edition, the Monitor is becoming more vital than ever.”

In light of yesterday’s VRIP announcements, WaPo’s Katharine Weymouth tells E&P she is concerned that this latest round of buyouts could further reduce the paper’s veteran talented staffers.

More on NYT’s cuts yesterday as well.

Many say Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)’s bill to save newspapers is an offer that newspapers must refuse.


Bob Schieffer talks about his interview with President Obama for this Sunday’s Face the Nation on CBS’ political blog HotSheet. “The economic crisis continues to dominate the news, but there are so many other issues which are getting less attentionl. We’ll ask the president to weigh in on those issues he has not discussed as much in addition to the economy,” he says.

There was high drama at CNBC yesterday as Fast Money anchor Dylan Ratigan quit — today will be his last day on-air.

Is Rod Blagojevich getting a reality TV show?


By Politico’s Amie Parnes’ count (via Playbook), at President Obama’s online town hall meeting: 92,918 people, 104,111 questions, 3,607,389 votes.

Google made 200 cuts yesterday. Webnewser has the memo.

Here’s an interesting stat for you- According to HitWise, the Lou Dobbs page on was the most visited cable news network show online last week. Dobbs drew a 1.59% share, finishing 9th overall.

In many cases, celebrities and their handlers have turned to outside writers — ghost Twitterers, if you will.


Blender is no more. The music magazine followed so many other publications into the ether amidst a restructuring at parent company Alpha Media Group. It will continue to live online.


HuffPost thinks the press corps was bored at Tuesday’s presser.

Shepard Fairey, the Obama HOPE poster artist, is talking again about his use of the AP photo.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro; Romenesko, Playbook

JOBS after the jump.


McGraw-Hill Companies is looking for a Senior Editor, Nuclear Power.