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Most of you would prefer Barack Obama as an editor in the newsroom.
Regarding the poll, a reader writes in, “i just voted for obama in your poll as the person i’d rather have as an editor in the newsroom … but i feel that you should clarify somehow that ‘newsroom editor’ does not equal ‘president,’ in case that was the parallel you were trying to draw. i say this because the very reason that i would prefer obama as my editor is the very same reason i would NOT want him to be my president (and likewise, the reason i don’t want hillary to be my editor is the same reason i’d prefer her to be the prez) — i feel like under obama’s newsroom leadership, i could get away with a lot more shit b/c he wouldn’t have the experience to know when i wasn’t doing what i was supposed to and/or when i wasn’t doing it right … and i feel like he’d be the ‘nice guy’ and the easier guy to work for and with … hillary, on the other hand, would run a much tighter ship. so, what i am essentially revealing is that i’m lazy, but also that i hillary would make a better president b/c i will vote for the person who can bust balls and get the job done, not just walk around the newsroom (or the oval office) and smile but not really know what’s going on … which sounds a lot like my current bosses … hmmm …”
Josh Rogin is adding a new line to his resume. In addition to his full time job as a CQ reporter, he is the weekend editorial producer/booker for CNN International.
Tara Wall is The Washington Times’ has a new deputy editor for the editorial page.
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A reader writes, “While the Washington Post congratulates itself on today’s McCain lobbying story, Bloomberg had it three weeks ago: Lobbyists Give Clinton Most Money, McCain Has Most on Staff Democrat Hillary Clinton has raised more money from lobbyists than any other presidential candidate while Republican John McCain has more of them assisting his campaign.”
“NYT stands behind McCain-lobbyist story,” reports Politico.
Howard Kurtz writes, “N.Y. Times Gets Flak From All Sides on Explosive Story.”
San Francisco Chronicle’s Debra Saunders writes, “New York Times sullies itself with McCain story”
Jon Friedman writes, “The New York Times reads like a gossip sheet”
From Slate: “New York Times 0, New Republic 0, McCain 1”
E&P reports, “‘New Republic’ Scribe Not Sure His Story Prompted ‘NY Times’ To Run McCain Piece”
The Los Angeles Times reports, “McCain story proves incendiary among journalists, conservatives”
“McCain/New York Times story and anonymous sources”
Reflections of a Newsosaur writes, “Bill Keller and Len Downie owe their readers the full details about the timing and circumstances that caused them to publish today’s innuendo-rich and fact-lite exposes on John McCain.”
“John McCain: ‘pampered politician’ no more?”
Michael Gerson writes, “The Times Throws Mud at McCain”
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An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, February 17, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. This is the 12th time this season ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face’ in Total Viewers and the 11th time beating CBS among
the key Adults 25-54 demo. ‘This Week’ posted 3.01 million Total Viewers, outperforming ‘Face’ by 120,000. Among Adults 25-54, the program posted 1.25 million, beating CBS by 290,000.”
An NBC release announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the #2
Sunday morning public affairs show, behind only NBC News’ ‘Meet The
Press,’ for the week ending February 17th, according to Nielsen Media Research data. ‘The Chris Matthews Show’ delivered a 2.3 HH rating, topping ABC’s ‘This Week,’ CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending February 17.”
A release announced, “MSNBC will telecast a debate between
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday, Feb. 26, live from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, 9-10:30 p.m. ET. ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams will moderate the debate, joined by ‘Meet the Press’ moderator and NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert. This is the final debate between Sens. Obama and Clinton before the crucial March 4 primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.”
An NBC release announced, “Throughout the week of February
24, ‘NBC News With Brian Williams’ will take a look at the issues Americans are discussing and Presidential candidates are debating in a new series ‘Where They Stand.’ The series will layout a different issue each day and explain how Presidential candidates Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Barack Obama, former Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator John McCain stand on each topic.”
An ABC release announced, “With the New York Philharmonic set to perform a live concert from Pyongyang, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff will report from inside North Korea on the Philharmonicâ€™s historic visit beginning Friday, February 22nd. While there Woodruff will also report on the ongoing denuclearization process. Mr. Woodruff’s reporting will air on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms. He will also contribute behind the scenes reporting to PBS’s special coverage of the live concert that will air in New York on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 PM and nationally on PBS on Thursday, February 28th at 9:00 PM ET (check local listings).”
NewsBusted reports, “Chris Matthews says Obama makes a ‘thrill’ go up his leg when he speaks”
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Best Life reports, “The 10 most important voices to listen to this election cycle — all of which are likely new to you.” Orbitcast has more.
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Mark your calendars! Ed2010 is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a week early. Come joine Ed at Fado on March 10 at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com
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Trust for America’s Health is looking for a Media Relations Manager.
Spectrum Science Communications is looking for a Creative Director/Web & Graphic Design.
Congressional Quarterly is looking for a News Editor, CQ Today, an Editor, Transcripts and a Reporter, Homeland Security.
National Public Radio is looking for a Reporter/Correspondent Business, National Desk
MarketWatch is looking for a News Reporter/Producer, Radio.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for a Communications/Public Affairs Officer, a Marketing Specialist and a Web Communications Specialist.
Examiner.com is looking for a Baltimore City Editor.
International Center for Journalists is seeking a Program Director.
Moment Magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.
Science News is looking for an Art Director.
The Century Council is looking for a Communications Manager.
The Century Council is looking for an Entry Level Interactive Media Coordinator.
Association for Conflict Resolution is looking for a Communications Director.
Center for Responsive Politics is looking for a Communications Internship Summer 2008.
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