A C-SPAN release announced “a new television series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the modern American presidency. … C-SPAN’s Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered is a 12-week series airing live on location from the 12 Presidential libraries spanning Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. Debuting on Friday, September 7, 2007, C-SPAN’s latest history series demonstrates the evolution of the modern presidency with extensive use of never- or rarely-seen film, video, private home movies, sound recordings, photographs, documents and artifacts collected from inside the libraries’ vaults.”
In a release, the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA) announced that the association “demanded in a letter to the Washington Post editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt, that the paper issue a correction to the many factual errors and errors of omission in their 8/1/07 editorial opposing the industry.”
“On the heels of its acquisition of environmental outfit TreeHugger.com, Discovery Communications is expanding its Web presence with plans to stream full-length episodes of selected series,” Variety reports.
“A bill that would shield journalists (including bloggers) from revealing their sources” cleared the House Judiciary Committee last week reports Arts Technica.
From pamelaspunch.com: “We also say good-bye to Matt Carroll, the handsome, super well groomed and extremely well dressed (which seems to be a trend over at DC Modern Luxury) advertising executive of DC Magazine. He leaves us for the West Coast, a promotion, and working for the LA version of the Modern Luxury.”
The washingtonpost.com “announced its latest podcast series, which features some of the site’s most popular photo and audio slideshows.” To access these podcasts, click here and click on the XML link provided.
TVNewser points out MSNBC’s “Big July Story” … “promoting their win over CNN in July.”
Don’t forget, the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) holds its annual national convention in Washington this week.
New York Post reports, “Music industry bible Billboard is changing the formula it uses to define hit songs to include tunes listened to and videos watched online at Yahoo! and AOL.”
From The Bivings Report: “At first it was the Red Coats, then The Beatles, and now BBC employees are the British Invasion. This time they’re invading one of America’s most popular web sites. As of this posting, the British Broadcasting Corporation facebook network has 14,726 members. For an imperfect comparison’s sake, I’ve checked the CNN network, and it only has a 311 members while the Turner Broadcasting (CNN’s group in the AOL TimeWarner empire) network has 1,843 members.”