An NBC release announced that “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” “posted an impressive ratings win, outperforming the Sunday morning public affairs competition in all categories during the second quarter of 2007.”
Nick Kulish will be reading from his new novel, “Last One In,” tonight at Olsson’s Courthouse at 7:00 p.m.
Howie Kurtz takes a look at the Huffington Post, including this quote from former Postie Tom Edsall:
“They have a very liberal constituency, but say they are looking for straight and credible news,” says Edsall, who holds a Pulitzer chair at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. “Arianna has thousands of sources on the left and the right, and she comes up with a lot of ideas.”
“In the last three months, from April 1-June 29, Dobbs devoted more than a quarter (26%) of the airtime on his nightly show to immigration. (That’s almost twice as much attention as he gave to the next leading subject, the Iraq war policy debate.) Last week, the immigration debate was the most popular cable and radio talk topic, filling 24% of the airtime, according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from June 24-29.”
David Sirotawrites that “Men like David Broder, Joe Klein and George Will are afraid the politicians in D.C. are going to start listening to the people instead of them.”
The Washington Blogger Meetup has the July Meetup on July 18 at Regional Food and Drink. To see who’s coming and to RSVP, click here.
AlterNet’s Rory O’Connor explores “The Future of Citizen Journalism.”
Slate’s Jack Shaferwrites, “Often as sensationalistic as its yellow predecessor, green journalism tends to appeal to our emotions, exploit our fears, and pander to our vanity. It places a political agenda in front of the quest for journalistic truth and in its most demagogic forms tolerates no criticism, branding all who question it as enemies of the people.”
The Washington Examiner’s Nate Beeler took home the Golden Spike award at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ 50th-anniversary convention Saturday night.
Check out the full page ad in today’s Post advocating for a XM-Sirius merger.
Poynter reports, “The new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, due to open in August, will be ‘a laboratory where young people can come, explore ideas and develop new products that will make a difference,’ explains Christopher Callahan, Dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State Univ.”
William Powerswrites, “Every news outlet of any consequence now has endless space online to offer supplementary information about the people who report, edit, and produce the news. Who are they? Where did they grow up? What did they study in school? Why did they become journalists? Did they ever work in politics or volunteer for a cause? If so, when and where? If the outlet’s policies allow them to make political donations, list them.” And Public Eye asks, “Why stop there?”
DCist.com announced its 6th DCist Unbuckled Concert at DC9 on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. According to the release, “Recently signed to Sub Pup’s Hardly Art label and fast becoming the biggest local band of 2007, D.C.’s own Le Loup will headline the show, with Brooklyn’s XYZ Affair opening and a DJ set by members of locals Middle Distance Runner filling out the lineup.”
“Dramatic events in London and Scotland last week attracted a large news audience. Roughly a third of the public paid very close attention to news that British police had found and defused two car bombs in London, and another 31% followed the story fairly closely,” according to Pew’s weekly News Interest Index.