Morning Reading List, 06.25.07

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  • According to the PEJ Talk Show Index for June 10-15, “That marked only the second time all year that immigration was the leading talk subject.”

  • Washington Post reports, “A graduate student who drove David Halberstam when the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was killed in a car crash will be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, the prosecutor said Thursday.”

  • Richard Stengel on “The Chris Matthews Show”? Somewhere, Glenn Greenwald wonders if Ana Marie Cox will blog about it.

  • Great media movies.

  • A reader writes in about this, “wolf i s more like 5’7.” From another reader: “I have stood next to Wolf Blitzer, who is not tall. 5’8″ is generous.”

  • Check out former Hill newspaper writer Peter Savodnik’s latest piece in GQ.

  • From The Hollywood Reporter: “The global entertainment and media industry will expand at a 6.4% compound annual growth rate over five years to hit $2 trillion in 2011, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released Thursday.”

  • The Washington City Paper reports, “anyone with a stake in the doings of Fenty’s administration is going to find the scoop in the Post, with the competition trailing by a good 20 furlongs. And the competition has a problem with that.”

  • AP reports, “The New York Times Co. plans to raise the cover price and home-delivery rates for the newspaper next month.”

  • Forbes offers excerpts from Gary Pruitt, chairman, president and chief executive of McClatchy, at the Newspaper Association of America’s annual Mid-Year Media Review in New York. Huffington Post takes a closer look at the review.

  • Check out Judy Miller on Blogging Heads.

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Confidence appears to be ebbing on Wall Street in Tribune Co.’s ability to pull off a complex, $8.2 billion deal to take itself private in partnership with Chicago billionaire Sam Zell.”

  • Reuters reports, “The major U.S. TV networks, after a slow start to the annual advertising negotiating season, have completed most of the prime-time commercial deals at prices above a year ago.”

  • “Beet.TV has learned that The New York Times will make the embed code of its video clips available to the public by early fall. This means that many of the paper’s videos will be freely used and posted to blogs and Web pages.”

  • Public Eye takes a much closer look at MSNBC’s report about journalists contributing to political campaigns. Business Week also weighs in. Matthew Yglesias calls it “fundamentally misguided.”

  • “There’s a new Web site called Real People Real Stuff where anyone can post a classified video.”

  • Jon Friedman writes, “‘Cyberphobia’ afflicts many Time Inc. writers.”

  • Reuters reports, “Internet advertising and access spending by U.S. consumers will rise each year by double digits on average through 2011, fuelled by high-speed connections and social networking and entertainment sites, according to a forecast released on Thursday.”


  • The Media Research Center is looking for a communications director since Michael Chapman has left, reports Bluey Blog.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for an Insurance News Reporter.

  • is looking for a News Reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Editor of Real-Time and Web News.

  • is looking for a Developer for Editorial Tools, an Application Developer for Editorial Tools and a Sports Editor.

  • The Project On Government Oversight is looking for a “strategic thinker for Director of Communication.”

  • A Washington DC based think tank focused on transatlantic relations is looking for an Online Producer/Web Editor.

  • Religion News Service is looking for an Editorial and Publishing Assistant.

  • Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a Associate Director, Communications and Marketing.

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