An ABC release announced, “For the sixth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. The last time that ABC won six straight weeks in these categories was more than ten years ago, in October 1996. For the week, ‘World News’ averaged 7.86 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/9 among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC by 480,000 Total Viewers and 50,000 key demo viewers.”
The “TB Traveler” was “the biggest story of the week, filling 12% of the newshole, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from May 27-June 1. The TB saga was a top five story in all five media sectors, but it was primarily a television phenomenon. It was the top story in both network (16%) and cable TV (24%), although CNN’s prime-time lineup devoted far more time to the subject than Fox’s. And MSNBC’s cable talk lineup virtually ignored the story.”
FishbowlNY writes, “Time magazine editor Richard Stengel loves Washington. How do we know this? Because he continues to poach editorial staffers from D.C. publications.”
NPR announced that two web features are launching on NPR.org. “Book Tour is a new web feature and podcast featuring contemporary authors of fiction and non-fiction reading from and discussing their current work. … NPR.org also this week unveils its annual Summer Reading 2007 package, which features round-ups of recommended books from NPR regular contributors … as well as recommendations from new writers.”
The AP reports, “A federal appeals court on Monday found that a new Federal Communications Commission policy penalizing accidentally aired expletives was invalid, saying it was ‘arbitrary and capricious’ and might not survive First Amendment scrutiny.”
Bloomberg reports, “Apple Inc. plans to start selling the iPhone June 29, setting up a showdown with Nokia Oyj and Motorola Inc. in the market for advanced mobile phones.”
It looks like Tony Kornheiser’s last show for Washington Post Radio will be on Thursday, 6/28, before he leaves for his ESPN “Monday Night Football” duties. David Burd will continue doing his 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM WTWP show and will fill-in with Tony’s radio crew from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, with the 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM replay of Tony’s show continuing. Even though Tony will be “on the road,” he’ll still have a daily phone-in presence on his show, we’re told…..
The Museum of Television and Radio “is renaming itself again, this time as the Paley Center for Media, after the late CBS founder William S. Paley,” the New York Times reports.
Reuters reports, “Internet culture, often portrayed as the vanguard of progress, is actually a jungle peopled by intellectual yahoos and digital thieves, according to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-turned-dissenter.”
AFP reports, “Newspapers around the world saw a 2.3 per cent rise in circulation in 2006 and a growth in advertising revenue despite the rise of digital media, a report by a global industry body said yesterday.”
“HBO and NBC led the pack at the 66th annual Peabody Awards ceremony Monday, HBO with five nods and NBC with four,” reports the Hollywood Reporter.
A reader writes, “Seriously, aren’t 80 percent of Washingtonian’s cover stories about cheap eats? For a magazine that so obviously targets the very rich, I find it quite weird. Also weird is your Web site pimping such a tired publication. Honestly, who gives a shit?”