Morning Reading List, 06.07.07

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  • The AP reports, “Another week, another set of negative ratings records for broadcast television.”

  • The ‘Economist’ fails the final test

  • Wonkette reports that a “high-ranking Wonkette Operative” was in the same jury pool as Bob Novak — and Novak was impaneled. “Oh the irony that he is on a jury on the same day that Libby is sentenced.”

  • The Tribune Company Hires Quinn Gillespie

  • AP Says the M-Word!

  • As an update on this, Arthur Delaney informs us that Howard Kurtz has accepted him as his Facebook friend.

  • Our taxpayer-financed Arabic network was set up to counter Al-Jazeera, not echo it.”

  • Publishing 2.0’s Scott Karp writes, “I just went to the New York Times homepage and saw that political reporter Katharine Seelye is ‘live-blogging’ the democrat’s New Hampshire Debate. Newspapers and other mainstream media have had blogs for quite a while, but this strikes me as the moment when blogs officially went mainstream and when journalism crossed a tipping point of evolving into the digital age.”

  • Cousin TVNewser has a photo of FNC correspondent Catherine Herridge and her son Peter that was taken Monday, “exactly one year after Catherine gave part of her liver to Peter so that he could live. Greta Van Susteren sat down with Herridge and her family to discuss the year that followed Peter’s successful surgery. The interview airs tomorrow night on On The Record.”

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Women and minorities are largely absent from radio station ownership, thanks to a surge in media consolidation.”

  • E&P reports, “Newspaper Web sites might reap the most from local advertisers spending online but a new study reveals online newspapers are losing share.”

  • Tech expert Sree Sreenivasangives a thorough introduction to the key players of the online world, delving into the present and future of the web as a media outlet” in a MediaBistro On Demand course.

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “As satisfying as dynamiting Journal headquarters just as Murdoch arrives to take custody might be, I recommend a subtler strategy of creative destruction. The peach-colored Financial Times, one of the Wall Street Journal’s competitors, should raid the Journal and in one swoop steal 100 of its best reporters and editors.”

  • Bloomberg reports that Google Inc., “is stepping up efforts to master a game political foes such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have played for decades.”

  • AP reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. hired Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC, according to federal disclosure forms filed Monday.”

  • New York Times reports, “Steven Gilliard Jr., a political journalist who found his calling as a combative and influential blogger on the left, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 42.”

  • A reader writes, “More on the Craig Thomas death — Roll Call had it, as did Post, Wash Times, etc. The Hill instead had a story that he was in critical condition based on an email the family sent out earlier in the day. I guess the Hill must have early deadlines!”

  • AARP The Magazine’s editor, Steve Slon, “ponders what it means to be a grownup, and hits the streets to find out what other people think.”

  • ANC2C02 Commissioner Kevin Chapple is taking to using the internet to communicate with his constituents with…(wait for it) … a blog!

  • The New York Observer reports, “The Atlantic is on the verge of finalizing a partnership with Plum TV, which will kick off in mid-July with a televised morning show on Nantucket and continue through the summer with author readings, salons and literary events.”


  • Bloomberg is looking for a Show Producer

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Editor for Budget Tracker and Committees Reporter.

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