Happy belated birthday to Roll Call’s Emily Heil. Her birthday was Friday.
Regarding this, a reader writes in, “Makes me like Russert better!! And maybe he’ll gather some new lyrics to quote at the Radio/TV Correspondents’ dinner.”
Reuters reports, “Many executives attending the fourth annual Advertising Week conference admitted that they had misjudged exactly what consumers want these days. Figuring that out may be the advertising and media industry’s top challenge, they said.”
Wall Street Journal reports, “Democratic Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps set a high bar Thursday for approval of three media mergers before the agency as he questioned whether the proposed deals were in the public interest.”
Wall Street Journal reports, “CBS Corp. thinks Web surfers would rather watch a blooper reel from the sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’ than an actual episode of the show. To cater to what it believes is the short attention span of online audiences, the network today is launching CBS EyeLab, a digital-production studio that will create and distribute short clips cut together from the network’s most popular shows.”
Business Week reports, “Fox vs. CNBC: Countdown To War Fox Business: Network has the deep pockets and patience of News Corp. behind it. It’ll need them”
Multichannel.com reports, “Al Jazeera English chief Nigel Parsons says the network is stepping up efforts to gain U.S. cable or satellite TV distribution, and talks are going well with ‘one of the majors.'”
Poynter Online’s Thomas T. Huangwrites, “The digital world can help the reader deepen his understanding of his own community — and build connections within that community. We need to take advantage of that.”
B&C reports, “Hearst-Argyle Television’s special committee appointed to consider the tender offer by Hearst said the offer is inadequate.”
Conde Nast Chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. sat down Wednesday with Portfolio Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman to take a very serious look at every page in the upcoming November issue of Portfolio, his $100 million pet project.
Reuters reports, “The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Bloomberg LP on Thursday, alleging the news service had discriminated against pregnant employees by cutting their pay and demoting them.”
On Thursday, CNN’s Candy Crowley conducted the first interview to take place on CNN’s Election Express. Crowley spoke to John Edwards in New Hampshire.
Information Week reports, “Managing mixed voltage interfaces between portable devices and memory cards”
Two years ago on September 29, Judith Miller was released from jail.
Gawker reports, “Newspapers Now Stuffed Full Of Blogs, But No Clue Where To Put Them”
DCist reports, “FOUND Magazine has a knack for revealing the beautiful underbelly of America, the forgotten parts of our everyday lives.”
A tipster tells us, “The NY Times mag piece about DC spelled Rep. Jane Harman’s name wrong.”
A reader writes in, “Regarding the NYT Mag article: Where’s Jenny 8. Lee when you need her?”
National Journal’s William Powers on You Tube: “Because, unlike newspapers and other traditional media, they are hip and popular. In contrast to the bottled quotes and factoids of traditional journalism, they seem unfiltered. And they draw Web traffic, which makes them valuable (clicks equal cash).”
Slate Gabfest Podcast now on XM Radio at 6pm Friday on channel 130 the POTUS 08 channel.
Poynter Online’s Peter Zollman writes, “Billions of dollars in revenue; now often considered the ‘bad guy’ even though its slogan is ‘Don’t be evil;’ stunning market share in search; worldwide growth; more initiatives underway than seemingly dozens of other companies…Amazing. And it isn’t even 10 years old. By contrast, eBay launched 12 years ago. Yahoo began as a student hobby in February 1994. So both are older, by far — at least in Internet terms.”
Feministing.com awardedChris Matthews asking Sen. Chris Dodd: “Do you find it difficult to debate a woman?” the “Sexist (and stupid) quote of the day”
Potomac Flacks reports, “Jennifer Moire, previously head of media relations at C-SPAN, has launched Lyon Park Public Relations (www.lyonparkpr.com).”
Washington Post’s Deborah Howell examines the Post coverage of the sad Sept. 17 killing of 14-year-old DeOnte Rawlings.
Wall Street Journal presents, “Read All About It! A veteran reporter and editor’s favorite books about newspapering.”
New York Times’ Public Editor writes, “Last Sunday’s column about the MoveOn.org advertisement prompted more than 350 messages from readers. The vast majority took issue with one aspect of the column or another.”
The Center for American Progress is looking for an Editor, CampusProgress.org
World Wildlife Fund is looking for a Creative Services Writer.
Thomson Tax & Accounting is looking for a Reporter/Author — News Service.
National Geographic Society is looking for a Senior Photo Editor
Media General, Inc. is looking for a Senior Multimedia Producer