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Happy Birthday to Andy Barr and Anna Christopher! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
Josh Cohen, senior business product manager for Google, has a message for newspapers: If you don’t want your content to show up in search results and on Google News, it doesn’t have to. Newspaper developers can block Google’s robots if they just insert a couple lines of code into their sites.
Coverage numbers for Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings this week, courtesy of TVNewser.
CNN’s Susan Roesgen’s contract will not be renewed and she will be leaving the network, TVNewser reports. She was criticized for her coverage at the tax day tea parties in April, when she said the event she was covering was, “anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network Fox.”
LAT: In a new television spot, CNN proclaims it is “No. 1, with more viewers than Fox and MSNBC.” The ad goes on to say that CNN has held the top spot for seven years in a row. This came as a news flash to Fox and MSNBC, considering that both top CNN in the ratings.
It’s CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo vs. Erin Burnett at MarketWatch’s Media Web.
To commemorate the Apolla 11 mission, FNC will air “Apollo 11: One Small Step to Our Future” tonight at 10pm, hosted by Greta Van Susteren and including an interview with Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11’s lunar module pilot and the second man to walk on the moon.
What is NBC’s Ann Curry up to?
“Breakroom Live” is getting yanked by Air America, Mediaite reports. The show, daily at 3pm, is a live Webcast starring Air America stalwarts Sam Seder and Marc Maron. The hosts announced the move on Twitter, and engaged in a final show that was only slightly bitter.
National Journal kicked off Health Care Week today, complete with a new health care topic page online.
As announced over Twitter, @cqpolitics: CQ’s Tim Starks wins Nat’l Press Club Award for Political Journalism.
HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico
NEW NOTES and some good news in JOBS after the jump…
Former journalists G.M. Malliet and Susan Froetschel will be on a panel to talk about how they got started writing mysteries 1pm Saturday July 25 at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick, MD. More info here.
TV journalists are losing their jobs at two-thirds the rate they did in 2008, signaling good news for all who are still hanging on, Vocus reported.
Check out MediaJobsDaily.