Permanent reporter’s notebook? Hmm… no. Most of you go for whatever’s around and available.
An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” was “the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers” for the week of March 19-23. Averaging 8.35 million Total Viewers “World News” outperformed NBC’s “Nightly News” by 260,000 Total Viewers for the week. “This also marks the sixth time in seven weeks the ABC broadcast has ranked first among Households.”
An NBC release announced that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” “outperformed ABC and CBS in the key demographic adults 25-54 during the week of March 19-23.” For the week, “Nightly News” delivered 2.447 million among adults 25-54, 1% more than ABC “World News” and 7% more than CBS “Evening News.”
E&P reports, “The percentage of minority journalists working in U.S .newsrooms decreased slightly to 13.62% this year from 13.87% a year ago, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual survey, which included full-time online journalists for the first time.” ASNE has more.
Jay Rosentalks to Leonard Witt about his Newassignment.net’s first experimental project. And The Huffington Post is joining in on the fun.
UMD’s Diamondback announced, “The governing board for the university’s independent student publications elected chief news editor Kevin Litten as The Diamondback’s next editor in chief during its monthly meeting.”
The PEJ News Coverage Index shows that the fall out over Alberto Gonzales was the biggest story for the week of March 18-23, 2007.
The News Observer looks into TNR’s Alex Heard‘s accusations of David Sedaris “flubberizing the truth for comic effect,” in an expose titled “This American Lie.”
The AP reports, “Barack Obama has picked up the endorsement of Sheila C. Johnson, the ex-wife of media pioneer Robert Johnson, who is backing rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid.”
TNR announced the finalists in the Ira Glass contest. The winner will be announced today.
American Enterprise Institute is looking to fill two positions — a web editor and a director of book marketing.
TVNewser reports “Chris Wallace ripped Keith Olbermann on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show Friday.” Nice.
A reader notes, “Isn’t there just a smidge of irony that Dobbs is speaking about the ‘War on the Middle Class’ at one of the most expensive universities in the country ($50,000/year if I’ve heard right)?”
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein spoke at UT Austin last week on “The Legacy of Watergate: Why It Still Matters.”
E&P reports that Woodward and Bernstein’s Deep Throat notes went on public display Friday at the University of Texas at Austin.
Glen Greenwald questions the relationship between Drudge and the Politico “poisonously joined at the hip.”
Lost Remote reports that Verizon’s IPTV network FiOS “will take the wraps off a local TV channel called FiOS1 later this week in the D.C. area. It’s Verizon’s first ‘owned and operated TV channel in the country,’ and it will carry local news, weather, traffic and sports programming — including live college games.”
A tipster tells updates us on Chuck Babington: “You probably already know, but he’s leaving the Post to cover Congress for AP. No plans yet on a replacement, but Kim Hart is still editing and we expect Alan Sipress may step in.”
Carl Sessions Stepplooks at the contradiction of young journalists: “They value what papers do but find them often dull, out of touch and sluggish. They have passion for their craft but are positioning themselves for a future that may leave newspapers behind.”
YouTube announced the winners of its inaugural awards, “paying tribute to the wannabe stars who have used the site as a launching pad to fast fame.”
Carl Howewrites on “Why Print Journalism Will Never Really Die.”