Morning Reading List, 07.24.07

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  • New York Times’ Public Editor Clark Hoyt writes, “One of America’s leading companies, a world-famous brand, has hit a rough patch. Its revenues and profits are declining, its debt rating has been downgraded, and a leading Wall Street house has advised investors to dump their shares. … But you haven’t read this one in full, sweeping style because the company is The New York Times”

  • Foreign Affairs has a “Statement from the editor of Foreign Affairs regarding Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov’s withdrawal of his essay from the September/October 2007 issue.”

  • From a reader: “I was JUST listening to WTOP and they were interviewing people for a spot on what they thought of the Harry Potter Book #7 and it included a major plot point! What the hell WTOP! I’m only on chapter one, give me SOME element of surprise for those of us that couldn’t get to it this weekend. (OMG i’ve become THAT PERSON)”

  • AP reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said Monday the companies plan to offer a la carte plans to consumers starting at $6.99 for 50 channels.”

  • Greta goes “On The Record” with Glenn Close

  • Edward Cardinal Egan writes about the Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, “A bishop, an old friend who leads a diocese outside of New York, wrote me to say that he thinks The Catholic Channel is exactly what the church needs to communicate with people about what the church is and what it teaches.”

  • Chicago Tribune reports, “In a filing this month with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ariel reported that it owned 12.7 million McClatchy Class A shares. That boosted its position in the company to 15.5 percent as of June 30 from 10.3 percent on March 31, Ariel said.”

  • reports, “Looks like Kent Brownridge will be sitting in a corner office of Dennis Publishing before the end of the summer –although by then its name will surely be different. Brownridge, along with private equity firm Quadrangle Group, agreed in June to acquire Dennis from founder Felix Dennis for around $250 million.”

  • Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe writes, “MSNBC-ers are kvelling over a recent boost in ratings, and are anticipating a shakeup at CNN in response.”

  • Radio Ink reports, “The Senate Commerce Committee has passed a strict bill that would allow the FCC to penalize and/or fine a radio or television station for a single word or image found to violate the agency’s indecency regulations.”
  • His Extremeness has “Positive News About The Positive News”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission stopped requiring broadcasters to air contrasting views on controversial issues, a policy known as the Fairness Doctrine. The move is widely credited with triggering the explosive growth of political talk radio. Now, after conservative talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage helped torpedo a major immigration bill, some in Congress have suggested reinstating the Fairness Doctrine to balance out those powerful syndicated voices.”


  • Legal Times is looking for someone to cover Congress and the White House.

  • Internet Broadcasting is looking for a News Editor,

  • FDCH is looking for an In-House News Transcriber.

  • Daily News-Record is looking for an Assistant Features Editor.

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