Morning Reading List, 07.20.07

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  • Trader Joe’s is the favorite grocery stop.

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet the Press with Tim Russert”
    “was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, July 15, 2007.” On Sunday, “Meet the Press” attracted 2.693 million total viewers, 16% more than ABC’s “This Week” and CBS’s “Face the Nation’s” and a 153% lead over FOX’s “News Sunday”.

  • An ABC release announced, “Please note: ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ will not air on Sunday, July 22, 2007 due to ABC’s coverage of the British Open. The show is pre-empted in all markets. ‘This Week’ will resume its normal clearance schedule next Sunday, July 29, 2007.”

  • Another ABC release announced, “ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 13% to 10.9 million in June 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in eighth place in the Top 20 of general news sites, according to the Nielsen NetRatings.”

  • Your weekly CQ Political Trivia

  • A look at White House photographer Eric Draper.

  • The Pew News Interest Index shows, “The Iraq war, rather than the policy debate, was the news story the public focused on most closely, but even attention to the war was down substantially from previous weeks.”

  • And from another reader, “You best give props to Paul Kane, who stayed at the Capitol until 2:30 a.m. to blog for his ‘Capitol Briefing’ at, then was up to Washington Post Radio at 7 a.m., and MSNBC at 9 a.m., in addition to filing TWO more blog postings the morning after. Say nothing of the fact that he co-bylined the main Post A1 lead on the debate.”

  • Check out City Paper’s rendition of Date Lab — “Can an LNSer and a Hipster Get Over Themselves?”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Two U.S. congressional subcommittees are investigating whether Google Inc.’s $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick Inc. will stifle competition in the online advertising market.”

  • The Washington Post reports on the YouTube debate, “CNN will sort through the submissions to select the two dozen or so that Democrats in Charleston will answer after watching them on a 25-by-18-foot screen.”

  • Check out Linda Roth PR’s Carrie Foster on the small screen.

  • Reuters reports, “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to file civil charges against Dow Jones & Co. Inc. board member David Li over an insider trading probe linked to News Corp.’s bid for the media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.”

  • Inside Cable News looks into the “buzz” surrounding the Vitter “saga on Countdown with substitute host Alison Stewart.”

  • Government Executive reports, “Criticism of proposed rules on fees for obtaining documents under the Freedom of Information Act has prompted the CIA to establish a definition of “news media” that could include bloggers.”

  • reports, “Dow Jones & Co., whose board approved News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for the company Tuesday, posted a 27% drop in second-quarter net income on stock-compensation and restructuring charges.”

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “It’s Roger Ailes and Neil Cavuto the WSJ should fear”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN and Fox News Channel waited until the end of their signature evening broadcasts to extensively cover the steam pipe explosion in New York City on Wednesday. Incredibly, CNN’s Lou Dobbs didn’t mention the transformer explosion at all during his 6pm newscast.”

  • Variety reports, “Rupert Murdoch is poised to land one of the biggest catches of his empire-building career. But now that the question of whether he can acquire Dow Jones is near resolution, the next issue becomes pressing: What will he do with it?”

  • CNN reports, “The House on Wednesday evening overwhelmingly rejected President Bush’s plan to eliminate the $420 million federal subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”

  • Information Week reports, “Big Fish Games has found a new distribution channel — a partnership with National Geographic Ventures. The deal, announced this week, calls for two of Big Fish Games’ most popular products to be delivered through National Geographic’s online and physical contacts.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Richard A. Smith knows something anyone considering buying a newspaper company needs to know. He’s taking his advertising dollars somewhere else.”

  • AP reports, “The Rev. Al Sharpton, who urged the Imus’ firing, wouldn’t object if the radio personality returned to the airwaves.”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “A Senate committee is expected to support legislation that would authorize regulators to enforce a nearly zero-tolerance policy on the broadcast of certain expletives that was struck down last month.”

  • TVNewser reports, “The St. Pete Times is reporting the site of the Sept. 17 CNN/You Tube debate has been chosen. The renovated Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete will host the event. Anderson Cooper will moderate among republican presidential candidates in what the Times calls a ‘hip new format.’


  • The Baltimore Examiner is looking for a General Assignment News Reporter.

  • The Catholic Review is looking for a Seasoned Staff Writer.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Page Designer/Copy Editor.

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