Morning Reading List, 06.27.07

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  • Dow, Murdoch in Agreement on Safeguards

  • An ABC release announced, “For the ninth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54.” The show outperformed NBC by a 450,000 Total Viewers and 240,000 key demo viewers. “With last week’s win, ‘World News’ has now held the #1 position for more than two months.”

  • CIA Wiretapped Brit Hume In 1972

  • A release The Society of Professional Journalists announced that SPJ “commend[s] for its recent investigation into the practice of journalists contributing to political campaigns. It is exactly what SPJ’s Code of Ethics intends when it encourages journalists to ‘expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media’ and to ‘abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.'”

  • The biggest media stories of 2007

  • Re: the Hill – Roll Call match, one reader writes in, “You should know that there was no animosity in the game. We brught 2-3 cases of beer and afterwards we all joined together for at least 2 hours of sideling beer drinking. It was a lot of fun. Would have preferred to win, to be sure. There was talk of another game in August.”

  • New York Times reports, “The main thing about Facebook, Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield wants to make clear, is that it is ‘not just for college students — if you have not signed up or have not used it lately, you should.’ And if you are a big media company, he has another piece of advice: Buy the company.”

  • Not enough people subscribed to CNN’s Pipeline.

  • Bob Woodward’s warning re. ‘Secret Government‘”

  • The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing. All entries must be in English and be postmarked by July 1, 2007. For more info, click here.

  • Did your magazine make the Chicago Tribune’s list?

  • Robert Stein writes, “There was a Hall-of-Mirrors quality to watching reporter Ken Silverstein interviewed by Bill Moyers Sunday about his article in Harper’s describing the sting operation he conducted to get two Washington lobbying firms to pitch for the non-existent account of a repressive government.”

  • New York Times reports, “The iPhone doesn’t go on sale until Friday, but Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, is already changing the perception of the mobile phone, from a quick way to call a friend to a hip, media-friendly device. In doing so, he has forced mobile phone and Hollywood executives to react by chasing hungrily after the newest thing or face being left behind.”

  • The National Press Club Travel Writing Panel is this Thursday, June 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. Reserve online or by calling is 202-662-7501.

  • From TechCrunch: “Mobile application Shifd from the New York Times allows users to easily share any content, from web feeds, listings and maps to personal notes and data, between a desktop computer and a mobile phone.”
  • The PEJ News Coverage Index shows, “The 2008 presidential contest was the leading story last week, filing 11% of the newshole in the period from June 17-22, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index.”


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