Morning Reading List, 09.23.08

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Good morning Washington. Do you know what grocery store this is? (Hint: It’s in Rep. Bilbray’s district). Email us if you do. (And, after the jump, find out just who that young journo was that we posted yesterday…and who guessed it correctly).

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

Bruce Springsteen is 59 today. You think Obama had a better week last week than McCain. That journo we posted yesterday? A young Chris Matthews (hat tip). Paul Bedard, Editor-Washington Whispers, Rachel Gantz, Editor, Renewable Fuels, David Asher, Media Director, Media Brokers International, Inc., Brandon Wright, Manager of Communications, Petroleum Marketers Association of America, Julie Mason, White House Correspondent, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau, Maureen O’Connell, Visto Corporation, Director, Corporate Marketing, Anna Sproul, Literary Assistant, The Gail Ross Literary Agency, John Maynard, Newseum Exhibits Writer, Lucy Kafanov, Political Reporter, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Kenny Day, Director of Advertising, Legal Times, Scott Leffler, WLVL AM 1340 and WECK AM 1230, Tony Bullock, Executive Vice President, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Chris Madison, Senior Writer, American Wind Energy Association, Neileen Lee, Scott Stadum, Tom Dudchik, Dana Brown, Katie Favazza, Kate Michael, Anne Schroeder Mullins, “IBATTS,” Mike McGrath, Eliana Bryant, Joseph Aubele and “JDC” all got it right. Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “Are Lee and Freedom as evil as Gannett? Please advise.”

Today’s FishbowlDC comment of the day (with regards to yesterday’s post on “Who’s This Washington Journalist?“: Reader kacharo writes, “Ditto! look at that adorable devilish grin…..i’m sure it was “Christmas morning” for him regarding some candidate even back then. like him or hate him, you can not deny his unbridled joy, enthusiasm and knowledge of the political process.” Keep the FishbowlDC discussion going by dropping your comments here.

Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:



  • Bernard-Henri Levy asks in TNR, “When are news photographs too shocking for public consumption?”

  • McCain’s love-hate NYT relationship

  • Will McCain Keep His Promise to the Press?”

  • Gawker reports, “‘Politico’ Will Expand, Save Political Journalism As We Know It”

  • New York Times’ Clark Hoyt shares “The unbendable rule of campaign reporting.”

  • Politico’s Michael Calderone reports, “Team McCain rips NYT”

  • Sign Of The Times; McCain Camp Accuses Reporter Of Being In Obama ‘Tank’

  • FishbowlNY has “Four Questions for Politico’s Jim VandeHei”

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  • Dan Rather’s suit against CBS is trimmed.” TVNewser asks: Who won the day?

  • Nielsen Wire reports, “Voters not yet committed to either candidate were 12% more engaged by TV coverage of the GOP convention than the Democratic convention, according to an analysis released Monday by Nielsen IAG. … John McCain’s acceptance speech on September 4 drew the most attentive audience of uncommitted viewers, Nielsen reported.”

  • DCRTV reported yesterday, “A caller to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show today claims that an Emmy awards retrospective last night of famous TV personalities who passed away in the past year neglected to include Tony Snow, the DC-based Fox News anchor and show host who went on to become White House press secretary. Snow died of colon cancer in July…..”

  • A release announced, “With only six weeks remaining until the presidential election, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS will take a four-part ‘Close Up’ look at candidates John McCain and Barak Obama, to examine how their past experiences has shaped the kind of leadership each may bring to the White House.” The series began last night.

  • SPLC reports, “Some exaggerations and falsehoods are so outrageous that they deserve special recognition. The Dobbsy will be awarded to ‘mainstream’ figures — those not normally regarded as extremists — who make false or misleading statements that denigrate or defame an entire group of people. The award is named in honor of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, who has repeatedly stretched the truth and peddled discredited propaganda during his nightly rants about immigrants. Please send us your nomination for a Dobbsy. Include any links or other supporting evidence that debunks your nominee’s statements. We will periodically pick a nominee to receive a Dobbsy, and at some point, we’ll ask readers to select a Dobbsy of the Year.”

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  • A release yesterday announced, “With the launch of the Global Electoral College (GEC) at today at
    8:00am EDT, The Economist has redrawn the American electoral map, giving all
    195 of the world’s countries (including the United States) a say in the outcome of the next presidential election.”

  • Forum4Editors reports, “Make bloggers allies of your newspaper”

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  • Check out the magazine finalists for ASME’s 2008 Best Cover Award.

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  • Chickabomer reports, “The National Association for Broadcasters awards DC’s WMAL Radio the prestigious Marconi Award for Major Market Station of the Year. The award was presented Thursday night at the 2008 NAB Radio Show in Austin, Texas hosted by ‘Access Hollywood’s’ Billy Bush (‘Billy Bush Show’ on Westwood One). WMAL beat out four other stations including KBWF-FM and KOIT-FM San Francisco, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, and WBLS-FM NYC.”

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  • “Mediaweek … published its 2nd annual MW-50, a list recognizing 50 media innovators who successfully drive revenue, establish standards and create new business and brand models within the media industry. The complete list is available in the new issue of Mediaweek as well as online at”

  • Jon Ward writes in a pool report, “By the way, this is the final trip for Carlton Carroll, the man with the plan for the last 13 months, and the most polite, classy and efficient Seminole this pooler has ever met.”

  • The Washington Post reports, “Nancy Hicks Maynard, 61, a former co-publisher of the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune and co-founder of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, died of multiple organ failure Sept. 21 at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.”

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  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for a Reporter, Academic Freedom.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Production Assistant.

  • Need To Know News is looking for a Financial Reporter.

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    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext, Mic Check Radio, New York Times’ On This Day