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From yesterday’s Playbook– David Gregory’s son Max celebrated his seventh birthday by throwing out the first pitch at Saturday’s Nationals-Padres game. Politico‘s Jonathan Martin’s in Alaska covering Sarah Palin’s last day- follow his updates on Twitter. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…
CJR: NYT is now making as much from circulation as from ads.
WaPo apologized in Saturday’s paper for altering an RFK photo: “As many readers noticed, an image of Robert F. Kennedy on the front of the July 8 Style section was reversed, making it appear as though he parted his hair on the opposite side of how he normally wore it. This was an improper manipulation. The Post’s policy is to use the technique only for photo illustrations clearly labeled as such.” (h/t DCRTV)
The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.
Quote of the weekend: “As so often’s the case in Washington, the debate comes down to a three-letter word ending in X… of course I’m talking about ‘tax!'” -Mike Viqueira on MSNBC Saturday morning (h/t Mediaite).
Are TV ratings affected by the health care discussion? Politico’s Michael Calderone takes a look here.
Political analyst and author Richard Wolffe filled in for Keith Olbermann Friday on Countdown– for the first time.
ABC’s Nightline is thriving in late night.
Willie Geist’s way, way too early on MSNBC debuted today with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as the show’s first guest. NYT profiles Geist and takes a look at the show here.
And Octomom’s getting a reality show.
Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe profiles TV stations and Politico owner Robert Allbritton in August’s mag. A preview here.
Former WaPo executive editor Len Downie has joined the Board of Directors of the Center for Investigative Reporting.
NYT‘s Frank Rich on why and how Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.”
And journalism in America after Walter Cronkite, Tim Russert and Peter Jennings, WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz in today’s Media Notes: If there were still a most trusted man in America, in our cynical, irony-drenched, somebody-must-be-lying culture, it sure wouldn’t be a journalist. Too many people find the media to be biased, inaccurate, sensational, simplistic or irrelevant for a Walter Cronkite figure to stride among us today.
AFP: Fifty-nine journalists have been killed around the world so far this year, in an alarming rise from 2008 that has become a “bloodbath” of the media, a watchdog said Thursday.
Could anyone be a photojournalist in DC these days? Mediaite: Out with the Old, In with the New.
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