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The Boston Globe‘s union talks will continue next week.
Nielsen conceded making an error and is performing a recount after the company’s ratings on Tuesday initially indicated that ABC’s “World News” most likely had its smallest audience ever, AP’s David Bauder reports. This re-look was at the request of ABC.
In light of the network’s White House special, TVNewser points out the White House health reform communications director is former ABC News correspondent, Linda Douglass.
“I’m not a journalist… If I wanted to be a journalist, I would be Charlie Rose and bore the snot out of people and have fourteen people watching me. I am a guy that firmly believes what I believe. I’ve done my homework. I am a student of history. Now, I can either present that to you in a Charlie Rose sort of way, or I can be entertaining.” -Fox News’ Glenn Beck in this GQ Q&A.
BayNewser profiles the State Dept. staffer who called Twitter to ask them to delay maintenance to allow Iranians to continue tweeting. You’d be surprised to find out it was Jared Cohen- a 27-year-old whiz kid whose job is to advise the State Dept. on how to use social media to promote U.S. interests the Middle East.
NYT‘s Brian Stelter joins the Morning Media Menu today. You can listen in here.
MySpace will lay off about 30% of its workforce.
The Atlantic takes a look at why The Economist is thriving while Time and Newsweek fade- includes a video interview with Michael Hirschorn.
NYT: Iran revokes press credentials for foreign journalists and orders journalists not to report from the streets.
More at B&C: News orgs battle to cover Iran rallies.
Dan Rather pens this piece “Tehran, Twitter and Tiananmen” for the Daily Beast- “The shift in the media landscape over the last two decades means there’s no comparison between Tehran and Tiananmen.”
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