Morning Reading List, 05.08.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You don’t like the The Note’s new three-part format.

  • The Royals dislike journos as much as American politicians (and the Washingtonian has more here).

  • The Washington Capitals announced they will send four reporters to Moscow “to offer hockey fans unprecedented coverage of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. The Capitals have partnered with Clearspring Technologies to deliver audio, video and written content to, Caps fans and local, national and international media outlets.”

  • Reuters reports, “Comcast Corp., the leading U.S. cable operator, said on Monday it will integrate its e-mail and voice messaging services in a new Web-based communications center called SmartZone.”

  • The AP reports, “Following a protest, CNN has removed a link from its Web site to an organization that is raising money to fight illegal immigration. The link to was included on Lou Dobbs’ home page.”

  • reports, “Kraft, Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola are among the marketers that are prepared to stop spending in magazines if they don’t get issue-by-issue circulation guarantees.”

  • New York Times reports, Time asked “online participants to vote for the person they considered the most influential in the world. This time, it seems, You may have gotten it wrong.”

  • Washington Post reports, “consumers are becoming evangelists in new and surreptitious ways. Online, we spend quality time with advertising, we star in it and we send it to our friends. We the people have been co-opted into selling ourselves.”

  • Think Progress announced, “An article in the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario La Prensa today notes that the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) has accepted CNN host Lou Dobbs as a national lifetime member. A lifetime membership costs $1,000; Dobbs donated $5,000.”

  • His Extremeness weighs in on Tony Snow, the Pentagon and YouTube.

  • Slate’s Daniel Engber describes the roll of the dump button guy.

  • CNET reports, “An updated version of the Free Flow of Information Act (PDF), gives a more expansive definition to the concept of a ‘covered person’ under the law than any of Congress’ previous attempts at so-called ‘reporter’s shield’ legislation.”

  • Clarence Page asks, “Is it possible to think in a racist way without being consciously racist? How about sexist?”

  • The Wall Street Journal opines, “The newspaper industry wonders why it is losing young readers. Those readers might be young, but many of them are smart, not to mention computer-savvy. Why would they buy a newspaper when they can get the same information online for free?”

  • The first results from Assignment Zero are in!

  • Inside Higher Ed reports, “After years of complaints and months of talk about challenging the role of U.S. News & World Report in ranking colleges, 12 college presidents have come forward with a call to arms.”

  • Jason Fry writes, “An association of Belgian newspaper publishers is at war with Google over the search-engine giant’s linking to local newspapers’ articles, as well as its practice of offering snippets of articles and small photographs in Google News.”

  • The TV Set, “a comedy of art and compromise” that “follows a
    idealistic writer as he tries to navigate his TV pilot down
    the mine-laden path from script through production,” is playing at the E Street Landmark Cinema.

  • E&P reports, “The Newspaper Association of America released Internet usage data in conjunction with its industry conference” held in New York starting on Sunday. “Figures show that an average of 59 million people, or 37% of all active Internet users, visited newspaper Web sites each month during the Q1. During the same period, the overall Internet audience grew 2.7%.”

  • Devlin Design Group announced the firm “was brought onboard to execute the Newseum’s vision for two studios located within the Newseum. To see the working scale model of this world class building designed by renowned architect James Polshek, click here.”

  • NewsTrust “is developing an online news rating service to help people identify quality journalism — or ‘news you can trust.’ Our members rate the news online, based on journalistic quality, not just popularity. Our beta website and news feed feature the best and the worst news of the day, picked from hundreds of alternative and mainstream news sources.”

  • Take the Blog Reader Project survey.

  • Yesterday in the LA Times, Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Robert McChesney addressed “the state of contemporary news media.”

  • Instapundit nominates Matthew Hoy to fill Byron Calame’s shoes at the New York Times.

  • Frank Pasquale explores, “Split-the-Difference-ism”

  • One reader takes issue with this, writing in, “Did you really just classify Elisabeth Hasselbeck as a journalist? If she’s a journalist then the DC Madam is a nun.”

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