An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, July 22, 2007 in all categories across the nation and in Washington, D.C.”
“In the news, the debate over Iraq war policy was the most heavily covered story last week, but the public remained more interested in the current situation and events in Iraq — 28% of Americans followed events in Iraq very closely and roughly one-in-five (22%) followed this story more closely than any other,” according to the Pew Weekly News Interest Index.
Wall Street Journal reports, “Political consultant Cathy Allen isn’t yet certain which issues will define the 2008 elections. But she’s already decided that the campaigns she manages will make heavy use of an old-fashioned advertising vehicle: newspapers. ‘Newspapers are back,’ says Ms. Allen, a Democratic political consultant in Seattle who manages mostly local and statewide campaigns in the Northwest. Of the quarter-million dollars in spending that she directed on behalf of 34 candidates in 2006, newspapers received a larger share than television, she says.”
Check out this report from American University’s of Communication Center for Social Media that “analyzes the results of a survey of public radio stations and highlights the successes and challenges of integrating new social media tools into the mission of public radio.”
Mutlichannel News reports, “The archetype of the Internet-bred billionaire Wednesday declared, ‘The Internet’s dead. It’s over.’ The speaker was Mark Cuban…”
Business Week reports, “Tribune Deal in Trouble: Sam Zell’s proposed acquisition of the media company is looking shaky, but sources close to the deal say it’s on track.”