An ABC release announced, “For the fourth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54” for the week of Week of May 14-18. “The last time that ABC won four straight weeks in these categories was more than ten years ago in November 1996.”
Talking Biz News reports, “Allan Sloan, the Newsweek Wall Street editor who announced last week he was leaving to work for Fortune magazine, said Monday that the decision was partly based on working with an old colleague and the demand for high-end business journalism caused by the launches of Portfolio magazine and Fox Business News.”
A CNN release announced, “CNN Worldwide puts the spotlight on the on-going needs of the Fisher House Foundation this Memorial Day weekend, airing news reports on its networks and services as well as promotions to encourage its audiences to donate their frequent flyer airline miles to the Fisher House’s ‘Hero Miles’ program. Airlines participating in the foundation’s ‘Hero Miles’ program have agreed to match donations made from 6 a.m. (ET) on Friday, May 25, through 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, May 28.”
The 2007 Gerald Loeb Award finalists were announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management. Among the finalists were Dan Morgan, Gilbert M. Gaul and Sarah Cohen for “Harvesting Cash” in The Washington Post.
PEJ News Coverage Index for May 13-18 shows, “It’s a rare week when the situation in Iraq attracts more coverage than the political debate over the war. But that’s what happened last week thanks to one dramatic story line. And when it comes to the 2008 Presidential race, the media are busy wondering whether 19 (the number of current candidates) are enough.”
A reader asks, “how many actual reporters care about yglesias or any other bloggers and their pissing contests? answer: zero.”
Not only is Amanda Long leaving the Washington Business Journal, but she is now available to freelance.
A reader tells us, “On the Star-Tribune issue: Some applicants for the DC job received this e-mail last week. ‘I am sorry to tell you we have decided not to interview you for our current Washington Bureau reporter opening. Thank you for your interest and please consider the Star Tribune again in the future. Brenda Rotherham News recruiting & training manager'”
TVNewser tells us, “CNN.com Adding Local Content; Redesigned Web Site Launches Over The Summer.”
William Arkinwrites, “I went to a Red Sox game on Saturday, and up above home plate I couldn’t help but notice the press box: five, six, seven tiers of desks, filled with print, radio, television and who knows what other media all reporting every move and anomaly. It dawned on me that there are more reporters covering the Sox, just one baseball team, than cover the Pentagon.”
TPM Cafe asks, “Is it just us, or is The New York Times essentially covering the Democratic Presidential primary as little more than a two-person race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?”
Newsday’s Spin Cycle reports, Media Matters “has made a subtle but significant philosophical shift, criticizing not only reporters’ stories or broadcast utterances but the questions journalists pose.”
AJR’s Rachel Smolkinexplores, “What the Mainstream Media Can Learn from Jon Stewart”
David Blum writes, “Last Friday night at 8 p.m., when no one in America was looking, CBS broadcast an hour-long tribute to its former anchorman, Walter Cronkite, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. It was a classic backhanded gesture by CBS, the kind that demonstrates just how callous and insensitive the network has become to its great traditions and legacies.”
NPR is looking for a Producer for All Things Considered.
The Newspaper Association of America is looking for a Managing Editor.
National Guard Association is looking for a Staff Writer.