Morning Reading List, 07.16.08


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Mark L. Indre, Director of Public Relations for Marriott Hotels, Hilary Rosen from Rosen and Company and Ann Limpert, Associate Food and Wine Editor Washingtonian Magazine all guessed right that yesterday’s picture was from The Palm. It’s the birthday of Ginger Rogers. And, on this day, in 1791, the District of Columbia was established as the seat of the U.S. government. Washington Times’ John Solomon discusses his plans for the paper. Apollo 11 blasted off on this day in 1969. Nine years ago, JFK Jr passed away. On this day in 1989, Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq. Will Ferrell turns 41 and Barry Sanders turns 40 (and, amazingly, is still not on my television screen on Thanksgiving Day). John Dickerson twitters: I can get out of jury duty if ‘I cannot read or understand the English language.’ Think my hatemail that claims same is adequate proof?” The AFP blog is up and running! It is close, but you don’t think that Chuck Todd should lose the goatee. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m thinking of buying some lottery tickets. Either that, or sticking with my job at a daily newspaper. Can’t decide which is the bigger gamble.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.

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  • “Remarks made by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Former Senator Phil Gramm captured media attention last week—taken together, these storylines accounted for nearly a quarter (23%) of the campaign coverage, according to a Project for Excellence in Journalism study.”

  • Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins writes, “WaPo Poll Neatly Obfuscates Candidate’s Positions”

  • Romenesko reports, “Greenhouse on her most surreal moment covering SCOTUS”

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  • An ABC release announced, “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ placed 1st among key demo viewers last week, tying NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ in the demo rating and share; both broadcasts averaged a 1.8/8 among Adults 25-54. Among Total Viewers, ‘World News’ averaged 7.31 million, narrowing the gap with NBC to just 190,000 for the week. This marks the ABC broadcast’s best performance among Total and key demo viewers in four weeks.”

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data,
    ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening
    newscast, winning the week of July 7, 2008 in all categories. For the week,
    ‘Nightly News’ attracted 7.498 million total viewers”

  • TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports, “Former Fox News and MSNBC anchor Rita Cosby is joining Inside Edition. Cosby will be a special correspondent going after the big interviews.”

  • FamousDC reports, “If It’s Meet the Press — It’s time for advocacy ads.” Find out why here.

  • TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer reports, “The nominations for the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today, and leading the pack is PBS with 38 nods, more than double any other news organization.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN Rolls With The Denver Punches”

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  • The Washington DC Blogger Meetup is tonight at 7PM at RFD (a/k/a Regional Food and Drink). For more info, click here.
    To RSVP, click here.

  • RedLasso reports, “World’s Oldest Blogger Dies”

  • David All and Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis write in Politico, “GOP should get serious about cyberspace.”

  • FamousDC reports, “RedState Gets a Face Lift”

  • Tech Crunch reports, “Digg Is Pushing More Traffic To Traditional News Sites”

  • SiliconRepublic reports, “In order to trust bloggers’ views on a particular issue they should be rated for ‘authenticity’, said European Parliament member, Marianne Mikko in a report which recommends the European Commission and EU member states regulate the media through competition law.”

  • Fox News reports, “Anti-Obama Bloggers Question Why Google Froze Their Accounts”

  • Tech Crunch reports, “Twitter Acquires Summize Search Engine”

  • Huffington Post reports, “Republican Jewish Official Spends Day Lying To Reporters About Obama”

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  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “The New Yorker Draws Fire”

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  • Talking Points Memo is looking for interns.

  • Allison & Partners is looking for a Senior Account Executive.

  • FierceMarkets — Life Science Group is looking for a Senior Account Executive.

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Content Manager, Custom Solutions Team.

  • Hanley Wood, LLC is looking for a Associate Editor, Remodeling, Upscale Remodeling.

  • Politico is looking for a National Digital Media Account Executive.

  • Washingtonian Magazine is looking for an Advertising Intern.

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    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext, Mic Check Radio, New York Times’ On This Day