Morning Reading List, 09.12.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you had no plans to remember the 9/11 anniversary.

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ narrowed the gap with ‘ABC World News with Charles Gibson’ last week to a mere 26,000 viewers separating the two broadcasts. For the week of September 3-7, 2007, ‘Nightly News’ attracted 7.781 million total viewers, ABC averaged 7.807 million, and CBS ‘Evening News’ had 5.465 million viewers.”

  • More recaps from Monday’s GQ party and one from GOOD magazine’s party.

  • Did MoveOn unfairly splice Couric’s video?

  • An ABC release announced, “For the eighteenth time in twenty weeks, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. For the week of September 3-7, the ABC broadcast averaged 7.81 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 30,000 Total Viewers and 100,000 key demo viewers. Additionally, ‘World News” lead over CBS’ ‘Evening News’ among Total Viewers (2.35 million) was the largest in more than three months (week of May 28, 2007).”

  • Check out Ad Week’s third annual Digital Hot List. “Among the millions of purveyors of online content, these select players are those that have, over the last year, grabbed the attention of consumers, marketers, the press and pop culture, generating explosive growth in closely watched metrics even as they make headlines for technological innovation, mega ad pacts and buzzworthy content.”

  • The Independent reports, “Sales of newspapers and magazines may have been hit at the news-stands, but print can still be cool, according to those polled in an annual survey of Britain’s hippest brands.”

  • Film festival popping up on the Eastern Shore

  • TVNewser reports, “Whether it was his skills in parsing Petraeus poll data or his insights on naked internet photos of “High School Musical” stars, Public Eye’s co-editor Matthew Felling will be side-kicking it the rest of the week on Morning Joe.”

  • Utility Belt reports, “Yahoo’s U.S. audience was smaller than Google’s by about 6 million people in the month of August, but Yahoo visitors lingered about twice as long, according to data released today by research firm Nielsen//NetRatings.”

  • Variety reports, “CBS is adding its network of local TV and radio station websites to its online ‘audience network,’ which distributes Eye primetime shows across the web. CBS Interactive announced Monday it had inked deals with CBS’ 29 owned TV affiliates and 144 CBS Radio websites, as well as a number of the 183 websites owned by CBS affiliates across the country.”

  • B&C reports, “CBS, FCC Present Oral Arguments in Case Regarding Super Bowl Halftime Incident”

  • MediaWeek reports, “ABC is in talks with several Web sites as it tries to create a broad digital distribution platform for its programming, becoming the latest network to signal a reversal in its online strategy. Like other networks, ABC initially took a go-it-alone stance, but is now looking to partner with Internet players they don’t own or operate in an effort to maximize and monitize their programming online.”

  • USAToday reports, “If you’re tired of paying for dozens of cable TV channels that you don’t want and don’t watch, relief may be on the way. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday plans to begin considering banning programmers from ‘tying’ making cable systems take less-popular or new channels to get must-haves, such as ESPN (DIS) or CBS (CBS).”

  • Bloomberg reports, “U.S. advertising spending was little changed at $72.6 billion in the first half as gains in Internet and magazines made up for declines in broadcast television in newspapers, according to TNS Media Intelligence.”

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index from September 2-7 shows, “The political skirmishing in advance of General Petraeus‘ progress report made the Iraq debate the top story last week. And Fred Thompson’s entry helped generate coverage of the 2008 Presidential race. But a new video, a major arrest in Germany, and two mysterious men in Seattle proved why terrorism is still a major newsmaker.”

  • A Comcast release announced, “Beginning September 18, Comcast Digital Cable subscribers in Washington, DC will have access to the Pentagon Channel, the television network dedicated to providing military information and news to viewers both stateside and overseas via the American Forces Radio and Television Services. Available on Channel 185, the Pentagon Channel showcases a host of original programming including Department of Defense (DOD) news briefings, military news, interviews with top Defense officials and short stories about the work of our country’s military.”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media writes, “Remember when Luke Skywalker, having just sliced off Darth Vader’s hand, looks down at his own mechanical hand and realizes he is becoming Darth Vader? Someone needs to tell Keith Olbermann that his hyperbolic attacks on Bill O’Reilly are turning him into another O’Reilly.”

  • The AP reports, “Shares of several newspaper publishers traded lower Monday, after a Wachovia Capital Markets analyst cautioned on ad revenue results for the second half of the year.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Wall Street Journal, said some jobs will be cut after the company’s $5.2 billion sale to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.”

  • DM News reports, “The New York Times Company will launch international editions of its T Magazines in December, due, in part, to the magazines’ high ad sales this year.”


  • Write for DCist: Now Recruiting

  • Conservation International is looking for a Senior Editorial Director.

  • The Gazette is looking for a Managing editor.

  • Capitol News Connection is looking for an Environment/Energy Reporter.

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors is looking for an Associate Editor for

  • Center for Law and Social Policy is looking for a Communications and publications coordinator.

  • The American Association for Clinical Chemistry is looking for a Senior Editor.

  • Politico is seeking a Design Director.

  • America Abroad Media is seeking an Assistant Producer for America Abroad Media Television.

  • The Daily Progress is looking for a Sports specialist.

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