This was a close race, with George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer running thisclose in Sunday Talk Show Host you’d most want to take home to mom.
Sara A. Carter joins The Washington Times’ National desk, covering the Pentagon. Carter is from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in California and was the winner of the 2006 Center for Immigration Studies Award.
“With the concert as the news hook, global warming was the fifth-biggest talk show topic last week (filling 6% of the airtime) according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from July 8-13. (By way of comparison, the subject was not among the top 10 stories in that weekâ€™s general news Index measured by PEJ.)”
After “15,470 entries and 1,297 days,” Brian Steltersays goodbye to TVNewser. Today is his first day with the New York Times.
Check out PBS’s Michael Getler’s column, “Welcome to another Ombudsman’s Mailbag. Actually, this is as much a column as it is a mailbag, as you will see. And if you read all the letters, it’s also quite long.”
Politico’s Ryan Grim writes, “When the administration calls a media conference call for 2:45 on Friday afternoon, somethingâ€™s fishy. And when the administration’s ‘interpretation’ of the Geneva Conventions is involved, it starts to smell like Manhattan’s Fulton Street Market in the afternoon.”
Poynter Online reports, “Citizen journalists and other amateur media creators need legal literacy — so says David Ardia, director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center. Ardia recently won a $250,000 Knight News Challenge grant to help develop and online resource on legal issues related to the practice of journalism.”
The Republican Party of Florida, CNN, and YouTube announced in a release, “that the three organizations will partner to produce a historic, user-generated debate between the Republican presidential candidates. The two-hour debate, which will take place on September 17, 2007 at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in St. Petersburg, will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and will air live on CNN and CNN En Espanol.”
The list of “Stories for Censored 2008” includes Robert Parry at #1 and David Phinney at #5.
“BOA analyst Jonathan Jacoby issued a report … on Sirius (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR). Jacoby, typically one of the more bearish analysts on the merger sees merger odds improving.”
Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said it may buy wireless airwaves for at least $4.6 billion if U.S. regulators make carriers open their networks to rivals.”
“Is Facebook the New MySpace?,” asks PC World’s Mark Sullivan.
“Why Mediabistro.com’s sale is a big deal for B2B ‘conversational media’ ventures,” fromRex Hammock.
“From her coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial to her co-anchor position next to Roger Cossack on Burden of Proof, Greta Van Susteren has had a remarkable career and she’s not done yet. It has been sixteen years since Van Susteren made her first television appearance as a CNN reporter covering the William Kennedy Smith trial. Now she hosts her own FOX News Channel current affairs show, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. Join Rob Lorei as part-time Clearwater resident Greta Van Susteren discusses her cable TV career on the next edition of Florida This Week.”
Poynter Online reports, “the Sunlight Foundation announced a $10,000 grant to NewsTrust — an intriguing online news rating service intended to help people identify quality journalism.”
“The Bivings Group feels that the Internet presents newspapers with a unique opportunity to make up for lost circulation and readership. This study explores these concepts, as well as the difficulties facing newspapers regarding online advertising, shrinking staffs, and reaching out to consumers.”
The News York Times reports, “In a conference call among editors and bureau chiefs, one said The Journal would follow the lead of The Sun, one of Mr. Murdoch’s British tabloids, which prints pictures of topless women on its third page. ‘Rupert has confirmed to me that we will have Page 3 girls,’ he said, according to another person on the call. ‘But in a concession, they will be dot drawings,’ like The Journal’s traditional hand-drawn portraits.”