Morning Reading List, 05.18.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Our thoughts go out to the two ABC News journalists killed in Iraq. Keep your mouses pointed towards TVNewser all day for the latest updates.

  • Most of you think that David Gregory should not take Imus‘ spot and one reader weighs in on Gregory’s fate: “David Gregory will be 37 in August…yes, only 37. He’s already NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent and Lauer’s sub on Today. Clearly they’re putting him on a Brokaw-esque path. A radio show might chip away at his credibility as an anchor. He’s got an entire career ahead of him. He should avoid the temptations of overexposure and keep his eyes on the prize.”

  • Allan Sloan leaves Newsweek for Fortune.

  • Look out Wonkette: “Pentagon official says list of banned Web sites could grow

  • That’s all Washington needs: More Harvard Crimson “editors”

  • An NBC release announced, “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” was
    “the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program, outperforming CBS, ABC and FOX nationally and in Washington, D.C.” On Sunday, May 13, the program attracted 3.315 million total viewers, 22% more than CBS’ “Face the Nation”, a 25% advantage over ABC’s “This Week” and a 176% lead over FOX’s “News Sunday”.

  • MSNBC Late To Report Wolfowitz News

  • An ABC release announces “ABC News and ABC5/WOI-TV will co-sponsor two live forums for presidential candidates in August 2007. The forums will be moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos with additional questioning from David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register.” The Republican forum will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2007. The Democratic forum, co-sponsored with the Democratic Party of Iowa and sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2007.

  • Discovery Rechannels Assets: Firm to Close All 103 Stores, Cut 25 Percent of Workforce”

  • Robert Parry calls Rev. Sun Myung Moon Jerry Falwell’s “secret benefactor” and calls their relationship “another little-known chapter of Falwell’s career.”

  • Spiers knows where old media go wrong

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., the most-used Internet search engine, will include images, book excerpts, news and video in its search results as part of a new program called Universal Search.”

  • Reuters reports, “AOL plans an aggressive global expansion this year and will introduce a new version of its popular e-mail service this summer to include its AIM instant messaging platform, the chief executive of Time Warner Inc.’s online division said on Wednesday.”

  • DCRTV “hears that more than 200 elected officials and other luminaries turned out for Tuesday evening’s launch of the DC studio facilities for area cable TV giant Comcast’s CN8 regional news and public affairs network.”

  • Crain’s NY reports that DailyCandy “has just bolstered its management by hiring two former New York Times Co. executives.” Catherine Levene, a former digital vice president at, will become DailyCandy’s chief operating officer and Alyson Racer “is leaving her position as a vice president of advertising for the Times’ site to take the same title at DailyCandy.”

  • The New York Times reports, “After more than 50 years American Heritage, the magazine that furnished not just the minds but, in its original hardcover format, the dens of generations of American history buffs, is suspending publication, its editor, Richard F. Snow, said last week.”

  • WebProNews reports, “NBC’s still being stubborn about allowing its footage of the Presidential debates to be put in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons, effectively letting the more passionately patriotic online citizenry share and remix for video sites like YouTube.”

  • MediaDailyNews reports, “A study from a Publicis arm suggests that Americans’ enjoyment of current prime-time programming is waning, with 38% reporting they are less satisfied than in past years.”

  • The International Herald Tribune reports, “The long-predicted convergence of the Internet and the broadcast world is finally accelerating as video-sharing Web sites are nurturing a snacklike world of shorts that cannot be found on traditional television networks that serve up 30-minute meals.”


  • SmartBrief is looking for a Copy Desk Chief

  • The Magazine Group is looking for an Editorial Director for Medical/Health Magazines and a Managing Editor for Consumer Medical Magazines.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editorial Assistant for Talk of the Nation.

  • Alert Global Media is seeking an experienced reporter.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext