Morning Reading List 09.24.09

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Happy Birthday to Sara DuBois and former DC-er turned NY-er Sarah Rosefeldt! check out our Fishbowl-er to the North Amanda Ernst on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu today. It could be a tough day for some at CQ-Roll Call. What know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



A run-down of interviews with world leaders with the UN General Assembly meeting, courtesy of TVNewser. And also on TVNewser, the 2008-2009 evening news ratings– NBC’s “Nightly News” wins the seasons, CBS and ABC both had decreases in total viewers.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is recovering from swine flu.

Fox News is the most and the least trusted news source. A national Sacred Heart University survey found only one-quarter of news consumers say they believe all or most of news media reporting- 30% say Fox News is the most-trusted and a comparable 26.2% says it is the least-trusted. (Poynter)


The latest Capitol File mag hits newsstands today- we’ll have some dets on the issue on the blog later.


The Fix is looking for your recommendations for the best political reporters from each state. “One of the Fix’s pleasures in life — yes, we know we are weird — is reading the work of the best political reporters from across the country to get a on-the-ground sense for what’s happening in the states.”

RTNDA (Radio & TV News Directors Association) will soon be known as RTDNA – The Radio, TV, Digital News Association, effective Oct. 13th. From the website: “RTDNA will still do what it does best — protect journalists and allow them to provide unencumbered coverage, offer training in the best practices for all digital journalists, and recognize excellence within the field of journalism. We’ll just do it with a renewed sense of purpose, a more inclusive spirit and a new name.”

USA Today: The FBI destroyed its files on former CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite two years ago under a policy that has been criticized by researchers for allowing potentially valuable records to be wiped out. Cronkite’s death in July made any FBI files about him available for release under the federal law.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!