Morning Reading List, 08.09.07

Good morning Washington.

  • DC Republicans issued a release yesterday calling on conservative talk radio to support DC Voting Rights.

  • Literary Critic Leaves New Republic for New Yorker

  • Portfolio dismisses top editor.

  • was first with news of Colin Powell’s donation to John McCain’s campaign.

  • Newser.Com Rips Off TVNewser.Com Brand

  • The New York Times Gets Freakonomicky With It

  • Sharpton urges divestment to clean up rap lyrics

  • Karmazin: I’d Hire Imus Again

  • NBC launches video advertising website.

  • FCC Is ‘Pleased’ With XM-Sirius Merger Offer

  • FNC ‘s Simple Math: Ratings = Revenue

  • Google to allow comments on stories.

  • The Onion brings its irreverent satire to MySpace

  • New York Times to ax premium online content, rival says

  • From ABC: “In a special edition of ’20/20′ this Friday, ABC News’ Charles Gibson examines Reverend Billy Graham’s relationship with eleven presidential administrations — from Harry Truman to George W. Bush. In exclusive television interviews, every living president and four first ladies reflect on their relationship with Graham, sharing details about the private bonds forged in office that continue today.”

  • Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert writes, “It took less than 48 hours after the final purchase agreement was announced for it to become glaringly obvious that Rupert Murdoch does not have The Wall Street Journal’s editorial well-being at heart, and that the newspaper is in for a world of hurt under Murdoch’s reign.”

  • The Inksniffer has a plan: “Now I can see how we get some of our revenue and readers back. We get them to read their newspapers in the car. Now I don’t for a imnute advocate popping the newspaper on your steering wheel and trying to take in a coruscating editorial about North Korea whilst negotiating a tough intersection on the way to work. Though here in Florida it would hardly make people drive more badly.”

  • Alexis Simendinger, National Correspondent for National Journal, will be sitting in the host chair this Friday on PBS’ “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal,” substituting for Gwen Ifill on the weekly show.

  • Media must adapt: News chairman

  • Time Spent With Media Falters, Digital Spawns Shorter Attention Spans

  • The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reports, “For the first time ever, the House Judiciary Committee has voted to send a federal reporter’s shield bill out of committee and to the floor of the House for a vote.”

  • reports, “Americans’ appetite for time in front of the computer, iPod or television may finally be on the wane, after almost a decade during which our media consumption grew steadily”

  • Jeff Patch, formerly of The Politico, is starting his new position on Monday as the press secretary for Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa).

  • Forecast: Digital Content Kills Newspapers By 2011


  • CongressNow, an online, real-time affiliate of Roll Call that covers legislation and policy on Capitol Hill, is looking for interns for the fall. Interns are expected to write two stories a day on Congressional hearings, markups, and other events. Scut work is minimal to nonexistent. The position does not pay, but partial-week schedules are acceptable. Journalism experience required.

  • The Daily Progress is seeking a copy editor/page designer

  • The Roanoke Times is looking for a Business Team Leader.

  • Times Community Newspapers is looking for a Page Designer, a Copy Editor and a New Media Specialist.

  • The Progress-Index is looking for a copy editor/page designer.

  • ASCRS is seeking a Production Assistant.

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