Morning Reading List, 09.10.07

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  • Jeff Golimowski, investigative reporter, is no longer with

  • Longtime producer Michele Michaels has left News 4 to go to Washington Hospital Center. (Trend alert? Producer Lydia Postlewaite left WTOP earlier this year for Washington Adventist Hospital and longtime Montgomery Gazette editor Tom Grant joined Adventist HealthCare in December.)

  • The NPF announced, “The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award encourages young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting in all fields of science. The winner of the 2007 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, and its $1000 prize, is Jia-Rui Chong, of The Los Angeles Times.”

  • NPR reporter: I’m only worth $100,000 if kidnapped in Iraq?”

  • Big tech problems at last night’s debate?

  • New York Post reports, “WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell — who’s been on the prowl since buying online ad firm 24/7 Real Media earlier this year — could be close to making another significant acquisition in the digital ad space. Sorrell revealed this week that he would announce the purchase of another U.S. Internet ad firm in the ‘coming days,’ sparking a guessing game on Madison Avenue.”

  • The 8pm Cable Picture Comes Into Focus

  • Following their testimony to Congress tomorrow on the progress of U.S. strategy in Iraq, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will appear exclusively on FOX News Channel at 9 P.M. for an hour-long sitdown interview with Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume. This live FOX News Special will begin at 9PM ET Monday night.

  • Amanpour: “On The Warrior Path

  • Media Daily News reports, “At least two class-action suits have been filed by shareholders in Hearst-Argyle, looking to derail Hearst Corp.’s efforts to buy out investors and take the station group private.”

  • His Extreme-ness tells us how not all Reagans are the same.

  • The National Press Foundation will present a four-day seminar for journalists on “Retirement Issues in the 21st Century III,” in Washington, D.C., September 16-19. Sessions featuring Mark Iwry of the Brookings Institution, Dallas Salisbury of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, and Barbara Bovbjerg of the GAO, will be open to journalists across the country through conference call. Contact to participate and click here for more information.

  • Cronkite: Couric’s ‘As Good As Ever’

  • Market Watch reports, “The U.S. Department of Justice could be ready to make a ruling on Sirius Satellite Radio’s proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio within the next 30 to 60 days, with a more than 50% likelihood of approval, an analyst said Thursday.”

  • National Journal’s William Powers writes, “There’s a new twist in the ongoing drama of the poor beleaguered mainstream media. Rather than merely bemoaning the plight of traditional news outlets, some people are suggesting that users of the new media — pretty much all of us — should feel guilty for undermining the blue-chip operations that are struggling to stay alive.”

  • The National Press Foundation is accepting entries to for the 2007 awards for accomplishment in journalism. “Awards include the $5,000 Dirksen Awards for Coverage of Congress by print and broadcast journalists, the $2,500 Berryman Award for editorial cartoonists, and the $2,500 Excellence in Online Journalism Award. The awards will be presented at the 25th NPF Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on February 28, 2008.” All entries must be received by October 5. For more information, click here.

  • Capital Emmy’s is hosting an event to mark the end of the baseball season. For $28, you can “a great excuse to leave work early on a Friday,” a free ride to the ballpark and free drinks. For more info, and to RSVP, click here.

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports, “Time Warner was the victim Thursday of an unusually scathing Wall Street report by an analyst who called for a breakup of the company, told his clients that top executives aren’t to be trusted and called Richard Parsons a ‘lame duck’ chairman and CEO.”

  • reports, “Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corp, is widely regarded as the world’s most influential media executive but he is not the highest paid employee in the global media group he founded, in spite of receiving $32m in compensation. Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer, received higher total compensation than Mr Murdoch in the 2007 fiscal year, notching up salary, stock awards, pension benefits and other compensation worth $34m, according to regulatory filings released on Thursday.”

  • “NPF has received a grant from the McCormick Tribune Foundation to present a McCormick Tribune Specialized Reporting Institute on presidential candidates health care proposals, November 11–14, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Up to 18 all–expense–paid fellowships are available for this program. Participating journalists will gain the knowledge, skills, resources, and sources to cover the candidates’ health care proposals for their print, broadcast, and online audience. Applications are due Friday, October 5, 2007.”


  • PBS is looking for a Sr. Associate, Conference Management.

  • is looking for a Manager of Public Relations
    and B-to-B Marketing

  • The Transport Topics Publishing Group is looking for a Staff Reporter.

  • Virginian-Pilot is looking for a Managing Editor at the Link

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