CNN’s Megan Grant, Edie Emery and Meryl Conant at the Washington Kastles game last night. Edie and Meghan meet “Slice” after the jump.
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What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…
MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman’s review of MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan: he’s “still getting in your face.”
Why does CNN’s John King have a shiner? Dana?? No, find out the real reason his eye is puffy on the CNN blog.
FishbowlNY has four questions for NPR’s Andy Carvin on what’s next in citizen journalism.
HuffPost has launched what they’re calling the “Real Misery Index,” an online gauge of how Americans are affected by the economic times. According to the release, it will combine “a more accurate unemployment statistic (the U6 formulation), with the inflation rate for three essentials (food and beverages, gas, medical costs), and year-over-year percent increases in credit card delinquencies, housing prices, food stamp participation, and home equity loan deficiencies.” Check it out here.
NYO: The September ad page numbers are out for Conde Nast, and they are grim. The monthly magazines at the company, as a whole, are down 37 percent. Vogue tumbled to 427 pages total, down 36 percent from last September. W is down 53 percent; Allure and Gourmet are down 51 percent; and Vanity Fair dropped 36 percent.
Craig Crawford’s take on the CQ–Roll Call merger: “We might need to brush up on our British accents — The Economist Group is London based. (I’ll do that once I’ve mastered an American accent.)”
Newspaper readers vs. web surfers: who’s better informed? Check out Slate’s News Junkie Smackdown.
No bidders on the Watergate Hotel (AP).
How affluent is Howie Kurtz?
Co-founder of BET Sheila Johnson is crossing her party lines to endorse Republican Robert McDonnell for governor in Virginia (WaPo).
JOBS after the jump…
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Edie Emery, Slice and Megan Grant