Morning Reading List, 07.25.07

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  • A CNN release announced, “CNN continues the trend of record-breaking debates with Monday night’s CNN/YouTube Debate posting the highest P18-34 delivery in cable news history”

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ averaged 7.2 million Total Viewers and 1.7/8 among Adults 25-54, placing second in both categories for the week of July 16.”

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News’ was the top-rated network evening newscast, winning the week of July 16-20, 2007 in all categories.”

  • TVNewser reports, “For the third week in a row, MSNBC has topped CNN in the demo (25-54) in sales prime. MSNBC has also beaten CNN in two of the last three weeks in prime.’

  • By the numbers, the Iraq policy debate was the top news story of the week, filling 14% of the newshole in PEJ’s News Coverage Index for July 15-20. (It was the top story in the newspaper (10%), network (19%), and radio (17%) sectors.)”

  • His Extremeness on the debate: “After watching the talking snowman in last night’s YouTube debate, one thing was evident: Boy, these questions are easy to understand.”

  • Information Week reports, “A judge is expected to decide this week whether to proceed with a lawsuit that claims Facebook’s founder stole source code, trade secrets, and intellectual property from people who hired him to work on a social networking site.”

  • A reader asks, “Is Chris Matthews losing weight??”

  • XM, Sirius plan a la carte offerings

  • A reader brings this to our attention: New York Times on Scott “Stephen Glass” Thomas in TNR.

  • PC World reports, “Security analysts spotted a gaping security hole in Fox News Network LLC’s Web site on Monday, revealing file directories and sensitive content, although it appears the problem has been fixed.”

  • Wonkette has pictures and video from Bob Novak’s “Prince of Darkness Party”

  • From The Stiletto: “Reporting on the fatalism — or aplomb, depending on your point of view — of New Yorkers in the vicinity of last week’s steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Station, The Washington Post offers this vignette

  • Rather Says Odds Getting Longer for Couric”

  • It has been announced! The Baltimore vs. Washington Examiner 1st Annual Softball Challenge will take place Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Layhill Field in Silver Spring.

  • Wonkette says finally, a pro-late night shots publisher
  • From Salon: “They may be invisible and their art unsung. But in the age of blogging, editors are needed more than ever.”

  • AP reports, “CNN said Monday that it has hired anchor Campbell Brown of NBC News, one day after she announced on ‘Weekend Today’ that she would be leaving as host.”


  • Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is looking for an Editor.

  • The Conservation Fund is looking for a Manager of Media Relations.

  • Daily News-Record is looking for an Assistant Features Editor.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for an Assistant Copy Desk Chief, a Copy Editor, Designers, a Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer and a Military Reporter.

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

  • The Close Up Foundation is looking for a Manager, Speaker Acquistion and a Government Relations Coordinator.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for an Account Manager for International Publications.

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