Morning Reading List 09.09.09

Special thanks to Cooper “Smalls” Dornic for modeling.

Good morning FishbowlDC! Congrats to Kiki Ryan for landing a new gig at Politico! We ask ourselves…is Politico that desirable or is Jeff Dufour that undesirable??? Kidding Jeff!

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What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…



A New York Times journalist held by the Taliban in Afghanistan was freed Wednesday during a dramatic airborne raid by foreign commandos in which his Afghan colleague was shot dead, the newspaper said.

Publishing Waterloo? Both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times are planning to introduce San Francisco Bay Area editions, hoping to win new readers and advertisers there by offering more local news, in what could be the first glimpse at a new strategy by national newspapers to capitalize on the contraction of regional papers.


CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is getting her own CNN yakker. Program debuts Sept. 21 on CNN Intl. and Sept. 27 in the U.S.


Bombs and Blogs: Over the course of 10 months in eastern Afghanistan, an Army specialist nicknamed Mud Puppy maintained a blog irreverently chronicling life at the front, from the terror of roadside bombs to the tyrannies of master sergeants.


FLEX: President Obama’s health care bill is all anyone is talking about. But the president and his wife, Michelle, are speaking out about their own family’s health, each appearing next month on the cover of two health magazines.

DC Mag is online: “It’s environmentally friendly. You can save it, bookmark pages, and perform quick searches. Click through to enhanced content or your favorite advertisers’ websites. Most importantly, you can send it to friends, clients and colleagues.”


The Newseum is launching a new TV program for public television. Some video clips from the pilot with Ann Curry and Charles Sennott are available here.


Examiner’s Kiki Ryan to Politico. Ryan filled Patrick Gavin’s spot when he was recruited by Politico earlier this year…but Gavin also held court at FishbowlDC which got me thinking that Politico should take Christine too. Gift with purchase?

HAT TIPS:, Variety, Daniel Lippman, NY Times