Morning Reading List, 01.16.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Jonah Goldberg: In defense of NPR.

  • Columbia University Announces 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast News Award Winners

  • Deb Howell on “Covering Death, Here and in Iraq.”

  • What Washington means to journos around the country (but what, aren’t we a bubble? So why the heck would we care?)

  • For Backfence.com, “Model Just Didn’t Click

  • So did Randy Barrett and the Barretones rock the house Saturday night at Bangkok Blues?

  • Judge Rejects Defamation Suit Against The Times

  • Don’t piss off Washington City Paper copy editors (via DCist)

  • CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2006 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing”

  • LaShawn Barber wonders about the Washington Post’s story on EdBuild.

  • From the release: “Channel One and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced the launch of the ‘1Voice’ campaign on ChannelOneNetwork.com, Channel One’s online resource for teachers. 1Voice is a multi-media, national campaign aimed at raising teens’ understanding and appreciation of the personal freedoms guaranteed them by America’s First Amendment.”

  • Tucker Carlson speaks out about Blockbuster-gate:

      “He’s trying to make it sound like I’m this big, bad guy trying to hurt the video store clerk,” he said. “I don’t understand why he’s hassling me. I just wanted to rent a Woody Allen movie.”

  • MASN Sees [George] Michael as A Spark Plug

  • More than 75% of you have a gmail account.

  • The Examiner’s Jim Williams reports that “the first-year booth trio of Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser” will return next season.

  • Romenesko posts a memo from Scripps President and CEO Ken Lowe stating, “There has been no decision to sell or separate the company’s newspaper division. Scripps is committed to the newspaper business and continues to be sharply focused on the division’s top priorities of expanding share and building strong local media franchises. Second, there are no immediate plans to sell specific Scripps newspapers.”

  • A reader questions, “Is this really a news alert? ‘BC-APNewsAlert 01-12 0024 BC-APNewsAlert,0026 LYON, France (AP) — A French judge has freed a Russian billionaire in a prostitution probe.'”

  • The Extreme-ness says that the “Posties Lose Their Head.”