“TVNewser has learned Fox News will be the pool for the Democratic National Convention in Denver beginning August 25, 2008. And NBC News will be the pool for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis the following Monday, September 1.”
A reader writes in about the LA Times DC bureau, “Despite all the turmiol, the appear to have doubled the number of presidential campaign reporters from 3 to 6. Existing reporters were Brownstein, Wallsten and Hook. New reporters (all arrived from LA in last month or two): Joe Matthews, Peter Nicholas, Michael Finnegan.”
Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert writes, “It’s amazing that this deep into the Bush presidency, reporters and pundits still express genuine surprise and naÃ¯ve disappointment when the White House slights them in purposeful ways. Just last week we saw fresh evidence of the Charlie Brown-Lucy-football routine, with wounded reporters complaining that the White House had, yet again, snubbed the press.”
A Kiplinger’s release announced, “Consumers scanning newsstands later this month will find one personal finance magazine unlike any other. On sale September 18th, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s October issue is entirely dedicated to a sole subject. And the topic may seem unlikely for a financial monthly: the environment.”
Roll Call has made some internal changes. Ali McSherry is transitioning from GalleryWatch Operations to the Roll Call copy desk, where she will be an editorial assistant. In addition, Julie Restivo will be switching positions within Operations, taking over the committee editor post being vacated by Ali.
From release, “Yachad, a non-profit organization committed to restoring Washington, D.C. neighborhoods and strengthening D.C. communities, has recently announced the launch of its latest, and most creative, outreach effort: the Our City Film Fest. ‘Our City’ will host films that take place in or are about Washington, D.C. The festival, to be held on February 3, 2008, at Busboys and Poets.” For more information, click here.
From a release, “While ‘traditional media’ — TV, radio and print — figures to remain in the driver’s seat during Campaign ’08, established outlets will increasingly need to share the road with online video. That’s the clear conclusion of a new consumer survey, conducted for ClipBlast! (www.clipblast.com), the Web’s premier video search platform, by Chicago market researcher Synovate.”
John Dickersongives us a sneak preview of “the presidential primary ‘mashup’ hosted by Yahoo!, the Huffington Post, and Slate.”
A “Hotline insider” sent us this tip: “Everything’s great at Hotline, thanks for your concern. A couple quick corrections to what you’re reporting … replacements for the irreplaceable mike memoli and shira toeplitz have already been named. Additionally, after an exhaustive search, we expect to have an exciting announcement about a new ‘On Call’ editor shortly. And while we’re all still sad about losing Danielle Jones, we’re already talking about her successor. As we enter our 20th year(!) this month, Hotline’s only getting better and better and better … Thanks! (a Hotline insider).” Pat Ottenhoff has also recently departed.
Washington Times reports, “Fresh from their “betray us” attack on Gen. David Petraeus, MoveOn.org is now looking to add new employees. The online liberal group sent an e-mail to its members yesterday: MoveOn’s starting a fellowship program — four short-term paid positions”
The Wall Street Journal reports, “As its popular, controversial college ranking enters its 25th year, U.S. News is significantly expanding its rankings business.”
A release announced, “Mercora, Inc., the leading social music discovery service for web and mobile users, today announced that the company is launching a new service and unifying all its products and services under the new brand identity — Social.FM. The company will begin operating under the new name immediately and the website can be accessed at www.social.fm.”
Poynter’s Amy Gahranwrites, This past Saturday at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference I was part of a plenary panel discussing how the evolution of media (especially online) could or should affect the future of journalism. There, I voiced my opinion about how it burns me up that news organizations continue to cut qualified journalists from their payrolls, ostensibly to control costs, while routinely leaving significant money on the table in the form of poorly sold and grossly underutilized online and mobile advertising opportunities. Then, in a Kafkaesque twist, management and journalists alike often whine about how their sites don’t make much money.”
The Newseum, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the National Press Club present “Reporting on National Security in an Age of Terror” Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club. To RSVP, click here.
R&R reports, “Joe Mathieu, Cameron Gray and Gary Starikoff are joining XM Satellite Radio’s upcoming radio channel ‘P.O.T.U.S. ’08,’ which is the 24-hour, commercial-free channel devoted to the 2008 presidential election.”
Tech Daily Dose reports, “Well, it looks like the MSNBC-NBC-National Journal reporters embedded on the 2008 campaign trail have started filing dispatches. The team of caffeinated political scribes is covering ‘Decision 2008’ full-time now, each serving as their own mobile campaign bureau.”
According to the new report Huffington’s House of Horrors released today by the Media Research Center, “The Huffington Post’s ongoing campaign of profanity, obscene smears and crude personal attacks against conservatives is a celebration of hate speech against conservatives.” The full report is online here.
John J. Miller is hosting a new audio program on NRO, in which he interview book authors. Check out his current interviews with Laura Ingraham, Rep. Steve Israel, and Jay Winik — each one the author of a book that’s out this week.
Reuters reports, “Having a huge network of online buddies does not mean you have any more close friends than the rest of us, a British researcher said on Monday.”
E&P reports, “Mainstream media outlets may not be offering up the stories online users most want to read, according to a new survey that found user-generated news sites like Yahoo give top billing to different stories than mainstream organizations.”
“Media Matters for America today released ‘Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,’ a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.” See the full report here.