Morning Reading List, 07.04.07

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  • It seems we can’t all be as lucky as those Hotline kids.

  • BBC Reporter Johnston Freed In Gaza

  • An ABC release announced, “For the just-completed 2nd quarter (April 2-July 1), ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. This marks ABC’s first across the board 2nd quarter win since 1996.”

  • A Media Research Center release announced, “This coming Saturday, July 7, NBC Universal will devote a record 75 hours of coverage to Al Gore’s ‘Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis,’ to raise awareness about the alleged global warming ‘crisis’ as defined by Gore. The coverage will air on seven NBC Universal-owned programs, and Today news anchor Ann Curry will host coverage during NBC’s primetime. The 75 hours of coverage constitutes unprecedented promotion of one side of a political issue, and the largest in-kind contribution to Al Gore should he decide to run for President in 2008.”

  • Would you spend over $2,000 to have lunch with Chris Matthews? More?’s auction ends tomorrow.

  • Gene Weingarten tries to break into the tough market of Peoria.

  • From the MRC: “Tune into C-SPAN 2 tomorrow, July 4th at 3:20 PM ET to watch the Media Research Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala in its entirety. Highlights of the gala, held this past March, include video of the DisHonors Award winners for the worst reporting of 2006.”

  • A reader writes in regarding this: “also on the spouces story, Dan Steinberg is married to Annys Shin.”

  • A Center for Public Integrity release announced, “The Center for Public Integrity on Tuesday released a license for the non-commercial use of its Media Tracker, a free online database at the heart of the Center’s ‘Well Connected’ project on media and telecommunications. This new license, featured on the Center’s Website, gives the public and organizations the freedom to copy, adapt and redistribute Media Tracker data at no charge.”

  • PC World reports, “It will be a while before the official numbers come in, but some Wall Street analysts say that Apple might have sold as many as 700,000 iPhones over the device’s opening weekend.”

  • The AP reports, “A school administrator who says he was ridiculed and harassed based on a bogus news story is suing. Lewiston School Superintendent Leon Levesque is seeking $75,000 in federal court in Portland to deter what his attorney Bernard J. Kubetz characterized as irresponsible reporting by Fox News Channel.”

  • Wonkette unveils a “new-ish” redesign.

  • “With the apparent demise of the immigration reform bill, a major Supreme Court decision on race, and a few natural disasters, last week was jammed with big news events. But nothing got the media’s attention like a couple of suspicious cars parked in London,” according to the PEJ News Coverage Index.

  • From a reader: “Turns out the Fizgerald probe landed only one person in jail — a journo, Judith Miller. Who’da thunk it?”

  • The New York Times reports, “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by The New York Times against the Justice and Defense Departments, saying classified documents the newspaper was seeking under the Freedom of Information Act were properly withheld.”

  • His Extremeness brings us “Top Ten Funniest Political And Media Quotes of 2007.”


  • National Journal is looking for a Fact Checker.

  • Fox is looking for a Supervising Producer and a Manager for Digital Media.

  • Newspaper Association of America is looking for a Technology Writer.

  • The Middle East Institute is looking for a Media and Outreach Assistant.

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