Morning Reading List 05.08.09

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It is day 109 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



WSJ: The proposal under consideration by the Boston Globe‘s largest union includes a pay cut of 8.4 percent and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees held by 190 members in exchange for a $33,000 payment plus severance for each of those guaranteed employees who gets laid off.


How CNN can beat back Fox and MSNBC, from BusinessWeek: In prime time it’s not enough for CNN to lean on its advantages: its bigger reporting staff and middle-course sensibilities. It’s time to embrace a new prime-time ethos for CNN, which encompasses the bona fides of the brand CNN and the fact that, like it or not, on-screen combat is good TV.

MSNBC has announced a new one-hour program hosted by NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The program will air at NoonET beginning June 29. More at TVNewser.

Jon Friedman on Chris Wallace here: Chris Wallace has a simple philosophy about interviewing his guests on Fox News Sunday, a precept he has followed throughout his distinguished journalism career. “I’m an equal opportunity inquisitor,” he grinned. “My instinct is to go after them with the high hard one.”

PBS’ Jeffrey Brown interviews Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this afternoon about the results of the bank stress tests. It airs tonight on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Katie Couric is in Afghanistan- check out pics of her trip on her Facebook page.


Eric Alterman at The Nation thinks the media has ignored Bush-era war crimes. “Even after the disgraceful performance of so many armchair warriors during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, who would have dared predict the willingness, nay, eagerness, of respected journalists and pundits to argue in favor of purposeful ignorance to potential war crimes?”

NYT: The Amazon Kindle, which not only displays the news but also speaks it with a computerized voice, has been lavished with praise by hopeful newspaper and book executives. But if the Kindle needs to bone up on its pronunciation. In particular, the voice of the Kindle mispronounces “Barack” and “Obama.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

REVOLVING DOOR and JOBS after the jump…


From Calderone: Maer Roshan, who survived three incarnations of Radar, now has a new gig: editor of


MarketWatch Radio Network is looking for a freelance radio anchor.

Guardian News and Media is looking for a multimedia producer.

Check out MediaJobsDaily.