Good morning Washington.
Collars down. Seriously.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports, “Police handed their investigation of a car crash that killed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam to the district attorney’s office on Thursday without recommending whether criminal charges should be filed.”
Schieffer v. Snow: It’s on…
“A conversation with Jim Lehrer.”
“Senate Press Gallery Ejects Consumer Journalist”
Reuters reports, “Google Inc. has become more comfortable doing big acquisitions but still sees small technology deals as its primary thrust for buying businesses, its chief executive said on Thursday.”
The Los Angles Times reports, “Under a policy announced Thursday, the Motion Picture Assn. of America said its movie raters would take into account “‘depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of a historic or other mitigating context.'”
Bloomberg reports, “Thomson Corp. agreed to sell its textbook and educational testing for $7.75 billion in cash to fund its $17.5 billion offer for Reuters Group Plc and create the biggest financial news and information company.”
NYU’s Patrick Phillips offers some end of semester advice to budding journalists: “Perhaps to no surprise, I strongly recommend that each of you start your own blog.”
Investors Business Daily reports, “blogging has evolved into a marketing tool, creating a new field: ghost blogging. Business owners and entrepreneurs have found that blogging can build buzz, create a bond with customers and give them better placement in search results.”
The Boston Globe reports, “Thomson Corp.’s potential $17.5 billion acquisition of Reuters Group PLC, the global financial and general news organization, could affect its 900 employees in Boston, media specialists said yesterday.”
PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of April 29-May 4 shows “GOP Debate has Talk Shows Buzzing.”
One reader asks, “Is that a wedding ring on Ari Shapiro’s hand, or is he single? Enquiring minds want to know: he’s definitely a nominee for Hottest media type!”
PC Magazine reports, “Representatives from YouTube, Sling Media, HDNet and others appeared before a House Energy and Commerce telecom subcommittee to discuss the future of video entertainment. Providers and lawmakers have grappled with a variety of issues that could change the way consumers access online video content, including net neutrality, copyright concerns and bandwidth issues.”
NAM’s Pat Cleary announces, “After ten great years here at the NAM, the blogger-in-chief will be packing up the saddle bags and heading a few blocks away to join Fleishman-Hillard as Director of Digital Public Affairs.”
The New York Times reports, “Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings.”
Dow Jones is looking for a reporter.
Patrick Henry College is looking for an Editorial Writer/Web Content Specialist.
The News and Advance is looking for a Sports editor.
Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Environmental Reporter.
The Gazette is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.
The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Director of Photography.
AAMVA is looking for a Publication Specialist.
The Salt Lake Tribune is looking for a Washington D.C. Reporter.
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