Morning Reading List, 05.05.08


Good morning Washington. On this day in 1821, Napoleon died. And on this day in 1818, Karl Marx was born. And the WaPo lost some serious cash in the first quarter of 2008.

Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:


  • You think Maroon 5 is a good band.

  • Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “They hired someone else to do my job and moved me onto another publication with the same company, but the new person doesn’t do anywhere near the standard of work I did. I really liked what I was doing before and was better at it than the new person but that doesn’t count for anything.”

  • This week’s classes include Novel Writing: Chick Lit, Intro to Fashion Writing and Writing and Editing for the Web.


  • Michael Getler: “Too Much Reverence for Reverend?”

  • Marine Corps Times: “Famed boxing writer faked Korean War legacy

  • On Sunday TV, One Hot Race Fuels Another

  • Kurtz: “Why the Press Turned on Obama

  • The Nation on “Our lapdog media.”

  • Joe Strupp: “How Does the Pulitzer Board Fill Vacancies? An Inside Look

  • Famous DC: “WaPo tosses itself ‘under the bus’

  • The Washington Post names its “top newspaper investigations of 2007.”

  • Non-stop media coverage of US campaign comes in for critique

  • Regarding this, a reader writes in, “32,250? maybe if you sleep with the editor first.”

  • Deb Howell: “A Lesson for Copycats

  • Clark Hoyt: “The Preacher’s New Pulpit

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  • 2008 College Grads To Hear From Lots Of TV Newsers

  • Alessandra Stanley: “Clinton Steals One Show, While Obama Endures Another

  • HALPERIN’S TAKE: Questions That Even Chris Matthews And David Broder Can’t Answer

  • PRNewser: “Fleishman vs. Fox News: Round Two

  • TVNewser: “Is Snow Still Permanent Guest Host?

  • William Powers: “The Age of Convulsions: Surely, for the media, this is the Age of something. But what? How about the Age of Convulsions?

  • Tucker on Hillary: ‘She’s Dodged Bullets, She Could Dodge a Ball’

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, April 27, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 3.903 million total viewers”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, April 27, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among Total Viewers. This is the 21st time this season and ninth consecutive week ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face’ in Total Viewers. The last time that ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face the Nation’ for that many consecutive weeks was December 2001. Season to date, ‘This Week’ grew the most of the Sunday discussion programs among Total Viewers, and also grew among Adults 25-54.”

  • Moyers Responds to a Week of Wright

  • Ratings Strong Again for O’Reilly, But Also Hardball, Race

  • A Comcast release announced, “Mun2, the preeminent network offering bilingual programming for Latino youth in America, joins Comcast’s digital cable line-up in the Washington metro area on channel 636. Offering a fresh blend of Latin and mainstream entertainment, mun2 celebrates the lifestyles of Latino youth. From award-winning original programs to exclusive interviews, performances and the latest music videos, mun2 provides relevant quality programming.”

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  • A reader tells us, “You might find this website useful Here is a feature that was just done about this website by the G4 network.”

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  • Kim Eisler: “Why Andy Beyer Is Wrong—Sadly, Badly Wrong–About His Kentucky Derby Picks

  • A release announced, “As part of its 30th Azbee Awards of Excellence celebration, The American Society of Business Publication Editors has named the top business-to-business magazines since 2000 and the top five B2B Web sites since 2002. One overall B2B magazine winner in each of two circulation divisions — 80,000 and over, and below 80,000 — will be announced at the Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet the evening of July 24 at the InterContinental Hotel at the Plaza in Kansas City. The banquet is part of the ASBPE National Editorial Conference, July 23–25, also at the InterContinental. The top Web site since 2002 will also be named.”

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  • A Regional Luxury Magazine is looking for a Editor in Chief.

  • American Chemical Society is looking for a Senior Exhibits Manager.

  • American Chemical Society is looking for a Web Analytics Specialist.

  • American Chemical Society is looking for a Web Associate.

  • Atlantic Media Company is looking for a Printing Project Coordinator.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an APTN Newsperson.

  • Tax Analysts is looking for a News Editor.

  • Army Times Publishing Company is looking for a Senior Managing Editor/Interactive and Visual Media and a Senior Managing Editor/News.

  • FierceMarkets, Inc. is looking for an Associate Editor.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a IT Staff Technologist and a Journalism Recruiting Director.

  • McClatchy-Tribune News Service is looking for an Assistant News Editor.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Media Database Manager.

  • National Marine Manufacturers Association is looking for a Public Relations Manager.

  • Modern Luxury Media, LLC is looking for an Advertising Sales Executive.

  • The National Club Association is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • AARP is looking for a Director of Photography, AARP The Magazine

  • National Defense Magazine is looking for a Defense/Military Reporter.

  • UCG is looking for an Editor.

  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry is looking for a Senior Editor.

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