Morning Reading List, 09.04.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington and Happy September.

  • You think most journalists are just plain weird.

  • Thanks to all the Sen. Larry Craig t-shirt submissions. We’ve decided to quit while we’re still ahead. We look forward to your ideas next time we hold a similar contest.

  • Fearing Fines, PBS to Offer Bleeped Version Of ‘The War’

  • One reporter’s crusade against official motorcades

  • B&C reports, “Now that Law & Order co-star Fred Thompson has signaled his plans to announce his presidential candidacy on Sept. 6, TNT, which airs voluminous repeats of the show, tells B&C in an e-mailed statement that it has ‘no plans to alter its programming schedule.’ The show is scheduled to run on the cable network 23 times next week.”

  • Goodbye to All That: The decline of the coverage of books isn’t new, benign, or necessary”

  • Stephen Colbert’s wrist competition is over.

  • Brian Stelter on the business TV numbers game.

  • Robert ‘Robin’ MacNeil is back.

  • Newspaper Ads Fall 8.6 Percent in 2Q

  • Close Call in the Demo for Olbermann

  • MSNBC was the first to air the Sen. Larry Craig tape.

  • Karissa Marcum has joined The Hill as a staff writer.

  • MSNBC Launches Super Tuesday Site

  • Presses Still Rolling for TVGuide

  • A tipster tells us, The Washington Times web page was the first to break the audio recording of Sen. Larry Craig’s police interrogation, beating cable news channels CNN and FOX.

  • How Fred Thompson Avoids A Debate, But Appears on FNC Anyhow

  • Down to ‘The Wire’: It’s a Wrap for Gritty TV Series

  • “‘Eight percent of Americans currently have their own blog,’ said Tom Mularz, senior vice president at Synovate. … Awareness and usage of blogs, along with people writing their own correlates to age, with younger people being more active. Close to 90 percent of people ages 25 to 34 know what a blog is, compared to 65 percent of those 65 and over. Seventy-eight percent of those ages 18 to 24 who are aware of blogs have visited a blog, compared to 45 percent of older Americans,” Web Pro News reports.

  • Airing Their Differences About Pay for Play: Musicians and Radio Station Owners Turn Up the Volume In Debate Over Royalties vs. Free Promotion”


  • Agra Informa Inc. is seeking a Reporter/Assistant Editor.

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

  • The American Registry of Pathology, National Museum of Health & Medicine is seeking Public Affairs Officer.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editor.

  • Dow Jones & Company is looking for a Reporting Assistant.

  • Roll Call is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • Asahi Shimbun is looking for a Foreign Policy News Assistant/Staff Reporter.

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