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45 years ago, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald. 137 years ago, the NRA was incorporated. 83 years ago, William F. Buckley, Jr. was born. Ten years ago, America Online confirmed it was buying Netscape Communications. Ron Dellums is 73. Marlin Fitzwater is 66. Dan Glickman is 64. Your favorite pair of children is the Obama daughters over the Bush twins. Paul Singer, Amanda R. Terkel, Ashish Sen, Lizzie Nolan, Shawn Westfall, Craig Brownstein, John Taylor, Lisa Salerno, Jane Chick, Kathleen O’Malley, John Yang, Laura Cavender, Jon Ebinger and Dennis Junius all guessed that Friday’s picture was of Coppi’s Organic Restaurant on U St. FishbowlLA asks, “Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert?” FamousDC presents the John Stanton edition of “What Happens to Political Reporters Post Election?” Just in time for Christmas, Amazon has “The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging“. Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry that my daily newspaper reporting job makes me feel like a loser. My bosses don’t help.”
Washington Post reports, “British communications giant Brunswick Group is opening a Washington office headed by Hilary Rosen and her thick Rolodex of Democratic power players, which Brunswick hopes will be valuable as corporations seek to do business with a Democratic administration and Congress.”
PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler writes, “Two programs on PBS last week revived some ghosts; memories of people and events of years past that might still have relevance these days. In one case, that possibility made a few viewers wonder whether airing such a documentary at this time was a mistake.”
TVNewser has reaction from John Roberts’ decision to go tie-less during American Morning.
B&C reports, “The Washington Post had a story Friday about how cable news channels were seeing serious declines in viewers now that the election is over. While it is no surprise that news channels would lose viewers after a very long (and extensively covered) election, the raw numbers don’t always tell the whole story.”
The Times Online reports, “Arianna Huffington looks set to cement her position as the Queen of Capitol Hill in the next few days. The Times has learnt that the Huffington Post, her influential political website, will confirm within the next week that it has completed a $15 million (Â£10 million) fundraising from investors. The money will finance the expansion of HuffPo, as it is known, into the provision of local news across the United States and into more investigative journalism. And it will ensure that Ms Huffington’s influence continues to spread across the US political scene.”
TVWeek reports, “C-SPAN’s Lamb Says Web Is News’ Future”
MediaWeek reports, “Web Still Growing Despite Recession”
The Mercury News reports, “Web video developing into cable alternative”
paidContent.org reports, “HuffPo Finishing On $20M Round”
AJR reports, “John McCain more than earned his negative coverage.”
The House Radio-TV Gallery would like for you to come out of the closet. “Now that colder weather is upon us, there is a need to clear space in the Gallery closet for coats. Please lay claim to and remove any of the jackets or other items of clothing currently in the closet that may belong to you. Any items not removed by Monday, December 1st will be donated to charity.”
One reporter tells us about his “Reporter lands a turkey of a story”
The Australian reports, “Keith Rupert Murdoch, 77, has steered his global media empire through many shifts in the business cycle. As the world enters another major slowdown, the tough lessons learned in the last big downturn have put him and his company in a good position to take advantage of the turbulence ahead.”
The Washington Post reports, “Barack Obama was famously able to impose discipline and control over his presidential campaign, but it didn’t take long for him to discover that running a transition is something quite different. Top aides to the president-elect had hoped to take a methodical approach to selecting and unveiling their new team, starting with the announcements of top national security and economic players shortly after Thanksgiving. But leaks and rumors have disrupted that plan, suggesting that the ‘no-drama Obama’ mantra famously repeated by his staff may not be as operational in Washington as it was at campaign headquarters in Chicago.”
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reports, “How the News Media Covered Religion in the General Election”