Morning Reading List 06.16.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…



Boston Globe: Management and the paper’s largest union were in intense talks last night, trying to end a bitter standoff that is costing the union’s members nearly one-fourth of their paychecks. What was supposed to be an informational session appears to have turned into a bargaining session.

E&P: It is the spring of Twitter, after the winter of Facebook, and nearly a decade of blogging. So how are newspapers handling a lot of this newfangled social media madness? Many editors are still not sure how to police the growing Twitter trend and Facebook “friending” phenomenon.


Carlos Watson gets the 11am hour on MSNBC. He officially joined dayside in March and debuted at 11 yesterday. TVNewser reports it appears the morning line-up is set, with Dylan Ratigan anchoring 9-11am and Dr. Nancy Snyderman at noon.

Campbell Brown’s ratings hit a new low on CNN. TVNewser has the numbers.

CNN colleague Rick Sanchez took the #CNNfail criticism head-on yesterday: “There have been some questions raised on Twitter as to whether we covered any of the events enough over the weekend,” he said. “Frankly, it’s a compliment that you expected us to cover it more than our competitors, and we did.”

A closer look at CNN’s Iran coverage and Twitter feedback here.

Check out Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace’s Q&A with the Boston Globe and also Fox’s Glenn Beck’s Q&A with WaPo yesterday.


Twitter delayed a routine maintenance for Iran coverage.


Why Murdoch is selling The Weekly Standard.


From Playbook this morning: Matt Vogel, White House Associate Director of Communications for economic policy, proposed to Julie Sobel this weekend in NYC at the Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Central Park. Julie is finishing up a graduate degree at NYU. They met in Marty Meehan’s office. (h/t Jen Psaki)


Politico reports on how the White House press stays home for Obama’s speech. “While reporters sometimes skip short fundraising-only trips or journeys in the waning days of a presidency, it’s hard to remember a time when a president, in the prime of his presidency, traveled outside Washington for a major policy address just to have the press stay home… The reason for the change is simple: money.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

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