Morning Reading List 05.20.09

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Are newspapers less liked than airlines?

NYT: Newspaper employees no longer dominate fellowships.


As noted on TVNewser, CNN’s Anderson Cooper said his “teabagging” comment was “stupid, silly.” He spoke at UCLA Sunday and was asked about the comment. “I think it’s an incorrect statement to say I was, in any way, trying to disparage legitimate protests,” said Cooper.

Rush Limbaugh has challenged MSNBC to go 30 days without saying his name. Limbaugh says the cable network is trying to “build its ratings on my back.”



E&P reports AP is quietly offering buyouts that include $500 for each year of service and increased pension benefits to several hundred veteran employees, according to AP and a News Media Guild statement.

Politico’s Jonathan Martin had the scoop this week that John Coale, “Washington-area Democratic donor and onetime adviser” to Sarah Palin and Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren’s husband suggested Palin help pay down some of Hillary Clinton’s campaign debt.

Speaking of Greta… Nikki Schwab of U.S. News & World Report reported this week that blogger and Air America Radio host Ana Marie Cox suffered an allergic reaction on the train, and Van Susteren jumped in to save her. “If she hadn’t been there, I don’t know what would have happened. It would have been a thousand times worse,” Cox said.

Who is President Obama’s biggest critic? Politico says it might be columnist Charles Krauthammer.


CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Candy Crowley and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow are among the honorees of the Women’s Media Center’s first annual WMC Media Awards. Check out the release here.

Non-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica announced the winners of its first ever Investigative Governance Prizes yesterday. Find out who the winners are here.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

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Al Jazeera is looking for a senior journalist.

Washington Journal is looking for a temporary producer.

The International Center for Journalists has a world affairs journalism fellowship open.

C-SPAN is looking for a fulltime temporary field technican.

Hill & Knowlton Public Relations is looking for an account supervisor.

Check out MediaJobsDaily.


Juan Carlos Zarate has joined CBS News as a national security analyst. Zarate previously served as the Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005-2009. He is currently a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Check out CBS’ release here.

Felix Dennis of Dennis Publishing promoted Steven Kotok, general manager of The Week‘s U.S. edition, to president. Kotok subsequently announced the appointments of a new CFO, controller, and international director of advertising.