Morning Reading List 09.01.09

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Happy Birthday to Patricia Barba! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…



AP: Cost-cutting newspapers are losing many of their youngest reporters, editors and photographers at the same time publishers are trying to break some of their old habits and learn new tricks on the Internet.


What does Andrew Sullivan really think of Chris Wallace’s interview with Dick Cheney? He doesn’t hold back– “When it comes to Cheney, one of the most incompetent vice-presidents in the country’s history, with a record of two grotesquely botched wars, war crimes and a crippling debt, Chris Wallace sounds like a teenage girl interviewing the Jonas Brothers.”

It’s going to cost the house of Mickey Mouse $4 billion to acquire Marvel Entertainment, but they get Spider Man, Captain America, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, and hundreds of other heroes as part of the deal. (h/t FishbowlLA)

“GMA” and “The View” were among those presented with Daytime Emmy Awards- but the ladies of “The View” were no-shows to pick up the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” award.

Brian Williams will anchor from the lines of the wildfires in Southern California. “Nightly News” will broadcast from the command center at Lakeview Terrace in Los Angeles County, which is the center of the coordination effort for fighting the fires. (h/t TVNewser)

Speaking of NBC, the net plans to unveil a “more colorful” peacock this fall.

TVNewser catches up with CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl.

And it was CNN who most people apparently turned to for coverage of Senator Kennedy’s funeral.


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has launched “PG+,” a “members-only Web site with interactive features and exclusive content” available to subscribers for $36 a year.


Magazine newsstand sales have dropped 12 percent.


Stars & Stripes: The U.S. military is canceling its contract with a controversial private firm that was producing background profiles of journalists seeking to cover the war that graded their past work as “positive,” “negative” or “neutral,” Stars and Stripes has learned.

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