Morning Reading List 05.07.09

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That’s ABC’s George Stephanopoulos with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” last night.

It is day 108 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. Happy Birthday to NBC’s Mark Murray! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



NYT: Amazon has introduced a larger version of the Kindle, pitching it as a new way for people to read textbooks, newspapers, and documents. It also offered limited information about new partnerships that are intended to put Kindles in the hands of more university students and newspaper readers.

More follow-up on The Boston Globe: The proposal that the Boston Globe‘s largest union will present to its members tomorrow calls for an 8.3 percent wage cut and an additional five-day unpaid furlough, according to a person briefed on the negotiations. Together, the two measures amount to a roughly 10-percent wage cut.

Reporters at The Baltimore Sun are withholding bylines to protest recent cuts.

Rupert Murdoch says News Corp. will start charging for newspaper websites.


TVNewser reports Dylan Ratigan is staying with NBC. Multiple sources say the former CNBC anchor, who disappeared from the air in March, is expected to turn up next on MSNBC. One insider says NBC “moved heaven and earth to keep him in the fold.”

HuffPost outlines “CNN’s Five Most Annonying ‘Personalities,'” which includes Lou Dobbs, Ali Velshi, Rick Sanchez, TJ Holmes and Soledad O’Brien.


The 50 most popular newspaper blogsNYT has the most blogs to make the list with 22, LAT has 9.


AP: The government could provide tax breaks for newspapers or allow them to operate as nonprofits to help the industry survive, Sen. John Kerry said. Without newspapers, Kerry and other lawmakers said, there will be too few journalists investigating governments, companies, and individuals.

WaPo‘s Dana Milbank’s take here. Opening line: “They came as if to their own funeral.”

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