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It’s the birthday of Eddie Vedder and Harry Shearer. Tomorrow: Ylan Mui. Ryan Cunningham, Samantha Anderson, Marc Adelman and Jason Young all knew that yesterday’s picture was in Tracy Sefl’s bathroom. DailyCandy presents the Sweetest Things of 2008. Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m not so much angry as I am annoyed. I can’t read anything anymore without editing it in my head. For the love of God, I just want to enjoy a book!”
A release announced, “Aurelia Grayson has been named senior broadcast producer of NBC News ‘Nightly News with Brian Williams,’ it was announced today by ‘Nightly News’ executive producer Bob Epstein. Grayson, whose appointment is effective immediately, will assist Epstein with all aspects of the number-one rated evening news program.”
A release announced, “USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling newspaper and a leading online destination, today announced the availability of a USA TODAY application on the Apple App Store. ‘The USA TODAY application for iPhone and iPod touch is a great addition to our impressive suite of mobile products,’ said Matt Jones, director of Mobile Strategy and Operations. ‘The incredible capabilities of these devices are a natural fit for USA TODAY’s rich mobile-ready content and mobile audience.'”
E&P presents, “Our Annual Top 10 Newspaper Industry Stories of the Year”
FT.com reports, “Newspaper asset sales draw few buyers”
Politico’s Mike Allen reports, “The White House on Sunday issued a blistering 500-word response to a scathing 5,000-word article on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times that says President Bush and his style and philosophy of governing played a direct role in the mortgage meltdown that’s crippling the nation’s economy. The response accused the nation’s largest Sunday paper of ‘gross negligence.'”
Washington Post’s Deborah Howell presents, “Resolutions for a Better Post”
Kansas City Star’s Jason Whitlock says, “Newspapers are key to democracy”
New York Magazine reports, “New York Times Kills ‘Times File'”
B&C reports, “Fox News Tops Banner Year for Cable News”
TVWeek reports, “TV Industry Revenues Off 7% in 2008, Report Says”
The TV Guy reports, “Sunday morning programs generate news from Vice President Dick Cheney, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Geraldine Ferraro”
Richard Prince reports, “Mark Griffith, the longtime journalist for CBS News who died Thursday in New York, succumbed to heart disease, officially ‘hypertensive, cardiovascular disease,’ the New York Medical Examiner’s office has ruled, a spokeswoman said Monday.”
Media Matters reports, “Chris Matthews’ interest in the Pennsylvania Senate seat currently held by Republican Arlen Specter raises the possibility of something that is all too rare among the nation’s media elite: accountability.”
The Washington Post looks at Washington’s Greenrooms.
The Los Angeles Times reports, “Arianna Huffington shuttles between New York, home of the Huffington Post offices, and Los Angeles, where her youngest daughter is in high school. Her website had more than 8 million unique visitors in October, according to Nielsen, and she has a few things to say about 2008.”