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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…
Joe Lockhart and Anne Schroeder Mullins both had birthdays yesterday. Slate’s John Dickerson tweets: “Am in CNN control room waiting for next shot. Thousands of buttons before me, yet I control nothing. This is not not a metaphor. Really.” Congrats to Fox News’ Molly Henneberg, who got married over the weekend. Reliable Sources reports on the marriage of “ESPN’s Tony Reali, 30, to Samiya Edwards, also 30, in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, on July 3. Catholic church ceremony; small reception on the beach; groom sang with the band to his bride’s dismay, he tells us. The D.C.-based host of ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn’ courted Edwards, an Africa policy consultant, for six years.'” Congrats to Jeremy Gaines! What journo says “after weeks of rain and no sun, putting the ‘blanca’ back in Casa Blanca”?Jay Rosen tweets: “Ryan Lizza, who wrote the piece on Obama in the magazine, is thought by some to be the Chris Paul of political journalism.” Friday, most of you would rather have been playing outside or boozing, but certainly not in work. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “A PR person just contacted me with information for the July issue of my magazine. It’s the 10th of July. The mag came out on the 30th of last month. When I told her sure, no problem, I’ll grab a marker pen and write it in ten thousand copies or so she told me I was not including her information due to a personal bias. Correct, I’m biased against idiots. Honestly, where do they get these people?” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 30, 2008, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ placed second for the week in total viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic, posting its highest delivery in both categories since the week of May 19th. Week to week, ‘Nightline’ also increased among both Total Viewers (+3%) and A25-54 (+8%).”
A NBC release announced, “Republican strategist Mike Murphy joins NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor, it was announced today by Phil Griffin, Senior Vice President, NBC News and executive in charge of MSNBC. Murphy will provide political analysis to ‘NBC Nightly News,’ ‘Meet the Press,’ ‘Today,’ and MSNBC.”
Alex Wong, a Getty Images photographer that worked with Tim Russert for many years, shares some photos and memories on his blog.
An ACLU release announced, “Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin recently announced that he will encourage commissioners to take enforcement action against Comcast for violating the FCC’s principles to ensure open access to the Internet.”
A release announced, “WHY (World Hunger Year) announced the best in hunger and poverty journalism, as winners of the 2007 Harry Chapin Media Awards were chosen by an independent panel of judges. The HCMAs were established in 1982 to reward journalists for their coverage of hunger and poverty-related issues. The winners will be honored in a ceremony on October 7 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.”