Morning Reading List, 05.14.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Collars down. Seriously.

  • The San Francisco Chronicle reports, “Police handed their investigation of a car crash that killed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam to the district attorney’s office on Thursday without recommending whether criminal charges should be filed.”

  • Schieffer v. Snow: It’s on…

  • A conversation with Jim Lehrer.”

  • Senate Press Gallery Ejects Consumer Journalist

  • Reuters reports, “Google Inc. has become more comfortable doing big acquisitions but still sees small technology deals as its primary thrust for buying businesses, its chief executive said on Thursday.”

  • The Los Angles Times reports, “Under a policy announced Thursday, the Motion Picture Assn. of America said its movie raters would take into account “‘depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of a historic or other mitigating context.'”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Thomson Corp. agreed to sell its textbook and educational testing for $7.75 billion in cash to fund its $17.5 billion offer for Reuters Group Plc and create the biggest financial news and information company.”

  • NYU’s Patrick Phillips offers some end of semester advice to budding journalists: “Perhaps to no surprise, I strongly recommend that each of you start your own blog.”

  • Investors Business Daily reports, “blogging has evolved into a marketing tool, creating a new field: ghost blogging. Business owners and entrepreneurs have found that blogging can build buzz, create a bond with customers and give them better placement in search results.”

  • The Boston Globe reports, “Thomson Corp.’s potential $17.5 billion acquisition of Reuters Group PLC, the global financial and general news organization, could affect its 900 employees in Boston, media specialists said yesterday.”

  • PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of April 29-May 4 shows “GOP Debate has Talk Shows Buzzing.”

  • One reader asks, “Is that a wedding ring on Ari Shapiro’s hand, or is he single? Enquiring minds want to know: he’s definitely a nominee for Hottest media type!”

  • PC Magazine reports, “Representatives from YouTube, Sling Media, HDNet and others appeared before a House Energy and Commerce telecom subcommittee to discuss the future of video entertainment. Providers and lawmakers have grappled with a variety of issues that could change the way consumers access online video content, including net neutrality, copyright concerns and bandwidth issues.”

  • NAM’s Pat Cleary announces, “After ten great years here at the NAM, the blogger-in-chief will be packing up the saddle bags and heading a few blocks away to join Fleishman-Hillard as Director of Digital Public Affairs.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings.”


  • Dow Jones is looking for a reporter.

  • Patrick Henry College is looking for an Editorial Writer/Web Content Specialist.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Sports editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Environmental Reporter.

  • The Gazette is looking for a General Assignment Reporter.

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Director of Photography.

  • AAMVA is looking for a Publication Specialist.

  • The Salt Lake Tribune is looking for a Washington D.C. Reporter.

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