Morning Reading List, 07.26.07

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  • Riehl World View writes, “Today’s New York Times piece on The New Republic’s now infamous as well as pseudonymous Baghdad diarist, Scott Thomas, begins ominously enough for TNR. Just who is the ‘Baghdad Diarist’? And it gets worse once you reach the final paragraph.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. pay-radio service, said Chief Executive Officer Hugh Panero will leave in August, before regulators decide on the company’s proposed sale to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.”

  • Bill Sammon is the next guest at the First Friday Happy Hours.

  • From The Extreme-ness: “White House Press Corps, MD

  • See? We weren’t that wrong: John Arthur will become a M.E. for the L.A. Times.

  • Jack Shafer on using “loophole.”

  • Modern Art Notes asks, “Jeremy Blake is from Washington, DC. He took his first art classes at the Corcoran. And the Corc has a major Blake exhibition scheduled for October. So: Why hasn’t the Post said one word about his apparent suicide?”

  • David Brooks On Truthiness And Factiness

  • The Extreme-ness says “YouTube? You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet!

  • From Hotline:

      “BS” — Rush Limbaugh, on Chris Cillizza (RushLimbaugh).

  • CNN/You Tube: The Ratings, Part III

  • The Economist writes, “since launching his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones in April, Mr Murdoch, now aged 76, seems to have rediscovered his younger self. His campaign to get his hands on the owner of the Wall Street Journal, a newspaper he has long coveted, has been a master class in mergers-and-acquisitions strategy. It seems likely to result in an against-all-odds victory, perhaps the greatest of Mr Murdoch’s career.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “At a family gathering Monday, the 77-year-old Ms. MacElree cited Daniel Pearl’s death at the hands of kidnappers in 2002 in voicing her opposition to a bid by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to buy Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Journal, according to participants.”

  • Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports, “Dow Jones & Co.’s stock fell to its lowest in two months after a meeting of the company’s controlling shareholders heightened concern they will reject Rupert Murdoch’s $5 billion bid.”

  • B&C reports, “Monday night’s debate, during which Democratic presidential contenders answered video question posted on the video sharing site, was watched by 2.62 million viewers, according Nielsen data supplied by the network. That was less than the 2.78 million viewers who tuned in to the previous Democratic debate on CNN in June. But the YouTube debate did attract a larger percentage of 18-34 year old viewers (407,000) than any debate in cable news history.”


  • Baltimore Examiner is looking for someone in Advertising Sales.

  • Baltimore Magazine is looking for a Food and Travel Editor.

  • The Daily Press is looking for a Page Designer/Copy Editor, an Assistant Features Editor and a Watchdog Reporter.

  • American Association for Justice is seeking an Associate Editor for monthly flagship magazine.

  • Financial news company is looking for a Market Economist.

  • Chorus of TimesSelect Skeptics Growing

  • WTOP Radio is looking for a Web Writer/Editor for

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Sports Editor and an Opinions Editor/Producer.

  • The International Center for Journalists is looking for a Knight Website Editor/Program Officer.

  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is looking for an Online Communications Manager.

  • The American Chemical Society is looking for a Production Editor for Chemical & Engineering News.

  • The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is looking for a Communicatons Coordinator.

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