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An ABC News release announced that the network received seven Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. “ABC News Radio was recognized with six awards and ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ won for best feature reporting.”
An NBC release announced, “NBC News has been honored with seven 2007 Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other television network. … NBC News was honored with the esteemed Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. In addition, ‘Dateline NBC’ won three awards for Best Feature: Hard News, Best Investigative Reporting, and Best Videography. ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ received two Murrow Awards for Best Newscast and Best Spot Coverage. NBC’s ‘Today’ won one Murrow for Best Writing.”
Emma Schwartz is leaving the Legal Times to join U.S. News & World Report as an associate editor.
Online Media Daily reports, “In addition to news aggregators like Google and Yahoo, newspapers need to watch out for online competition from a less obvious source — social networks. That’s according to a global study of youth media behavior commissioned by the World Association of Newspapers and performed by research firm D-Code.”
Google launched its new policy blog on Monday.
NewsBusters looks into Chris Matthews’ comment, “Okay, this country was built on biased reporting.”
Andrew Ferguson, senior editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, told Deb Howell of his Al Gore snafu, “I’m mortified about this. It was incredibly stupid.”
Wonkette says, “Happy 35th Anniversary, Watergate Burglary!”
On Friday’s Corn and Miniter Show, GOP strategist Doug Heye discussed the 2008 campaign and racial politics.
Dr. Ralph Hanson is back after finishing the second edition of his book, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, and now he has the scoop from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual conference.
FT.com reports, “Winning over a minority of users of MySpace, Facebook and similar websites could hold the key to turning the social networking internet phenomenon into a viable medium for advertisers. Only 8 per cent of internet users regularly upload the video clips, blogs and other content which draws millions to social websites, according to Agency.com, the international digital agency.”
Rev. Moon’s Spanish newspaper — Tiempos del Mundo — is closing and will put out its last edition at the end of the month.
A reader tells us, “Mark Segraves’ ‘Laptop’ reports were selected as this year’s Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award winner. The judges select one Lewis Award each year an applicant whose entry best exemplifies journalism aimed at protecting the public from abuses by those who would betray the public trust.” Word is he used some of his award money to buy pizza for the entire newsroom.
A reader writes in, “Woah.. You mentioned NPR as a Murrow winner, but didn’t note that ABC News Radio took SIX Murrows — six awards that NPR didn’t win. CBS Radio won 3. But high-and-mighty NPR only got ONE.”
“The American Society of Business Publications (ASBPE) named 20 magazines as the nation’s best business-to-business publications as part of its 2006-7 Azbee Awards of Excellence competition.” Check out more details here.
Free Ride reports, “Silver Spring residents hoping their busy Montgomery County hub will draw National Public Radio away from its current Mount Vernon Square-based headquarters in the District are frustrated with members of the Montgomery County Council who they say are anti-development.”
The Employee Benefit Research Institute announced, “Public service announcements featuring ‘Savingsman,’ the high-flying champion of saving and planning for retirement, have received three 2007 Emmy awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”
Inside the Pentagon Senior Correspondent Elaine Grossman has won three separate prizes for her Dec. 7, 2006, article, “U.S. Officers in Iraq: Insurgents are Repeatedly Captured And Released.”
The Washington Post reports, “the 30-second TV spot is imperiled as never before. Its competition: A dizzying array of digital and Internet options, many of which produce instant results and valuable consumer data, something that TV ads cannot.”
AP reports, “ABC News has apologized for mistakenly running a picture of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry when it was promoting a ‘World News’ story about a man suing a dry cleaner for $54 million for losing his pants.”
A reader writes in: “At least one sharp-eyed journophile was left speculating about a sighting today at the high-fallutin’ Towers Club at Tyson’s Corner. The woman, who obviously keeps her crib sheet close at hand, recognized three Virginians heading into a private conference room at the Towers. The three were former Virginia governor Chuck Robb; local media powerhouse Nick Arundel (who publishes the Times Community Newspapers); and national security journalist Susan Katz Keating. ‘Must be working on some big media project,’ the woman speculated. Actually, the three were attending a board meeting of the National Museum of Americans at War. All three serve on the board of directors of the forthcoming museum, which will be built in Northern Virginia.”
B&C reports, “Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart might be next on the Peacock’s wish list. NBC Universal President/Chief Executive Jeff Zucker and NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios Co-Chair Marc Graboff recently wined and dined the satirical news anchor and his agent, James Dixon. According to a network source, Zucker and Graboff didn’t focus on pitching any specific role at the dinner meeting. ‘They just made their interest known in finding a way to do business together if Jon was ever available,’ says the source, who categorized the talks as ‘exploratory.'”
NY Daily News reports, “Opie and Anthony returned to XM Satellite Radio Friday with less furor than they sparked when they were suspended 30 days earlier.”
New York Post reports, “Tina Brown, basking in the glow of her hot-selling Princess Diana book, appears to be so over the magazine business. … Rather, the 57-year-old editor sounds like she’s leaning toward a possible leap to cyberspace.”
MediaBistro introduces the “Fastest Three Minutes In Media, mediabistro.com’s first-ever video newscast — a quick look at the week’s most compelling media stories — featuring Amy Palmer (who can be seen on NYCTV’s NY 360) and shot and edited by Matt Huard.”
AdAge.com reports, “Both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today are developing glossy magazines for distribution within their traditional newsprint flagships, according to company executives and media buyers familiar with the work.”
“The National Press Foundation is pleased to report that we matched our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”
New York Times reports, “On Thursday for the first time, Page Six — which no longer runs on the sixth page of the paper, nor on just a single page — occupied three pages.”
E&P reports, “The New York Times again topped other newspapers in Web traffic in May, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. It reports that nytimes.com had 12,755,000 unique visitors in May compared to 13,735,000 in April.”
AP reports, “Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today, said Monday revenue slid 6 percent in May on continued classified advertising weakness and broadcasting declines.”
From the San Francisco Chronicle: “Three books consider the current state of journalism and its future in a landscape dominated by the Internet”
The Associated Press is looking for a Business News Editor.
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