Morning Reading List, 06.21.07

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  • New York Times reports, “The presidents of dozens of liberal arts colleges have decided to stop participating in the annual college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.”

  • PRNewswire reports, “The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents the Editorial Department employees at several major magazines published by Time Inc., is urging its members to reject the media giant’s ‘last, best and final offer’ when they vote on the contract proposal Thursday.”

  • An ABC News camera crew discovered when a pistol was pointed their way that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has banned filming of bomb sites.

  • Maybe We’ll Hear Morning Joe On Radio

  • “The public draws few distinctions among the news divisions of the big three broadcast networks. Fully 74% say ABC News, CBS News and NBC News are all pretty much the same, only 18% see real differences among the three. There is much less consensus about the major cable news networks. Nearly half of the public sees real differences among CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, but four-in-ten say the cable news outlets are all pretty much the same,” according to the Pew Research Center

  • TVNewser reports, “Last night, Kurtz appeared on The O’Reilly Factor. If the ratings are accurate, more people saw him in five minutes on FNC last night than have watched him in about five weeks of weekly broadcasts on CNN.” Referring of course to Reliable Sources.

  • The New York Times reports, “‘Expose: America’s Investigative Reports’ returns this weekend for its second season on PBS … But this season viewers who cannot wait until the broadcast premiere on Friday night can watch each new episode beforehand in streaming Internet video.”

  • Eric Boehlert writes that before Jeff Gerth brings his book tour to a close, “the low-key author took a swipe at Media Matters for America.” On Bill O’Reilly, “Gerth dismissed Media Matters, claiming he doesn’t read the site and that ‘dozens of reporters’ he and his co-author had spoken to in recent weeks agreed that Media Matters is ‘irrelevant’ and that they ‘don’t pay any attention’ to it.”

  • NPR reports, “As Media Multiply, So Do ‘Conceptual Scoops'”

  • The National Press Club announced it has selected NPR News Media Correspondent David Folkenflik “for two 2007 awards: one for a report that attracted national interest and the other for a body of work that aired in 2006.”

  • Karen Kaplan, industry reporter and associate editor at Physics Today magazine, has accepted a position as editor at the Charleston (S.C.) Regional Business Journal. She steps down in early July.

  • The AP reports, “CNN plans to go beyond reporting the news by directing its viewers to charity and relief efforts involved in some of their stories.”

  • Poynter Online looks at what news organizations can learn from Slate’s “new and improved” Fray: “A lot about how to make the most of online community. It’s really not so much about technology.”

  • Papers hope glossies reflect well on them

  • From The Huffington Post: “OffTheBus: HuffPost’s Citizen Journalism Project Gets A Name, and Gets Rolling”

  • Center for American Progress is releasing a study today that “raises serious questions about whether the companies licensed to broadcast over the public airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans and providing a range of information on important public issues,” according to the release.

  • The Washington Post reports, “Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder yesterday purchased the company behind the Golden Globe Awards show and Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” adding to Snyder’s entertainment portfolio that includes movies, amusement parks and a 1950s-themed hamburger chain.”

  • McClatchy Revenue Drops”

  • The New York Observer reports, “a Times internal memo outlined some of the changes taking place this August, when newspaper will be 1.5 inches narrower.” The change will take place Monday, Aug. 6.

  • James Bowman opines on “ David Halberstam and the media’s ethos of irresponsibility.”

  • The Center for American Progress and Free Press “released the first-of-its-kind statistical analysis of the political make-up of talk radio in the United States. It confirms that talk radio, one of the most widely used media formats in America, is dominated almost exclusively by conservatives.”

  • Dow Jones reports, “Belo Corp. Chief Executive Robert Decherd said Tuesday that press coverage has cast the newspaper industry’s troubles in an unfairly harsh light.”

  • Web May Not Save Newspaper Stocks”

  • “Tech blogs go from hobbies to businesses,” reports USAToday

  • In a release, The Center for Public Integrity announced that its website “was honored Monday by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) with a 2007 Edward R. Murrow Award in the small market non-broadcast category.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “The blind trust of New York Senator Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton invested in such companies as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., according to documents released today.”

  • USAToday reports, “Most parents don’t believe in blind trust when it comes to making sure their kids are using the Internet safely,” suggests a Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

  • Radar Online reports, “On Thursday night, New York Times staffers will celebrate their escape from their dingy, cramped office on West 43rd Street with a moving-out party. Fittingly, the event will be a low-rent affair: Invitees were instructed to bring their own alcohol. Snacks, however, are on the house.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Microsoft Corp., which is losing U.S. users for software that connects televisions to the Internet, agreed to buy a stake in China’s second-biggest TV maker as part of plans to develop similar products for the Asian country.”

  • VNUNet reports, “Daily use of online video rose by 56 per cent over the past year, according to the online Magid Media Futures survey conducted over the last week in March in the US.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “‘Upfront’ ad sales show that network TV is still dominant”

  • Pioneer Press reports, “Internet Broadcasting Systems, the nation’s largest producer of Web sites for local TV news stations, today named an Internet veteran from AOL as its new president and chief executive officer.”


  • CDG Interactive, Inc. is looking for a Senior Project Manager/Web Producer.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Video Journalist.

  • Peterson Institute for International Economics is looking for a Marketing Manager.

  • Public Radio is looking for a Design Director, NPR Digital Media.

  • Business Financial Publishing is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • The Associated Press is looking for a Newsperson with knowledge of domestic and world affairs and for a Newsperson with knowledge of
    Latin America affairs

  • The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is looking for an Online Communications Manager.

  • Business Financial Publishing’s Investment Web Publisher is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • The Associated Press is looking News Systems Specialist for ENPS

  • The Politico is looking for an Executive Assistant.

  • According to Ed2010 Jobs, “U.S.News & World Report has an immediate opening for paid summer interns to work on a 6-week special project.”

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