Morning Reading List, 10.10.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Overwhelmingly, Joe Biden is your Democratic candidate of choice.

  • An ABC release announced, “For the week of October 1-5, ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54. Averaging 7.57 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, the ABC broadcast outperformed NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 110,000 Total Viewers and 260,000 key demo viewers. This marks ABC’s largest demo advantage over NBC in two months (week of July 30, 2007).”

  • It can’t be long before Mike Allen drops an LOL or OMG. From today’s Playbook: “One key producer even told Playbook that Romney looked ‘sexy’ during the debate. Whatever.”

  • Hotline’s Maura O’Brien took over as Wake-Up Call Associate Editor on Tuesday.

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media asks, “Can the success of an ultra-partisan pressure group possibly be a good thing for objective journalism? My answer is yes. The group I have in mind is Media Matters , which has got conservative panties in a bunch after recent campaigns against Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Don Imus.”

  • The Horse’s Mouth reports, “I just got off the phone with former Ambassador Joe Wilson, and in our conversation he angrily disputed Robert Novak’s latest assertion about the outing of his CIA operative wife, adding that if the columnist isn’t going to confession, ‘he’s going straight to Hell.'”

  • TVNewser reports that CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo is one busy “Money Honey”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell takes on “Sex, Blood and Advertising”

  • How often does Morning Joe get confused with “skinamax”? At least once. TVNewser reports.

  • CQ announced some new changes this week, with mobile e-mail alerts and an enhanced story page. To check out the new changes, click here.

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Journalistic websites see amateur scribes as partners, not rivals. They increase coverage and may share revenue.”

  • reports, “Younger Demos Shift Focus From TV Screens to YouTube”

  • From AJR: “Newspapers are paying the price for shortsighted thinking.”

  • Whoops. Turns out C-SPAN Radio’s 10th birthday is not September 14, but October 9. Happy Birthday!

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “Fox News President Roger Ailes outs his boss as a Republican-hater.”

  • Confederate Yankee reports, “For reasons as yet unknown, dredged up a Josh Marshall entry on Talking Points Memo from August 10 this past Sunday afternoon. Marshall cited a subscribers-only post by the editors of The New Republic released the same day, captured in its entirety by Google’s cache.” Check it out here.

  • Jeffrey Toobin chats with NPR about the new SCOTUS term. Check it out here.

  • American Thinker reports, “In what may be a preview of coming attractions in the newspaper business, Movie Gallery, the largest retail DVD rental operator has filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.”

  • The Century Foundation reports, “ABC News executives have done something that should gladden the most hardened pessimist about the future of journalism. They have put seven young reporters around the world with all the equipment and skills they need to maintain a television news bureau in the digital age. The ‘bureaus’ are in Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Nairobi. According to the announcement, the reporters will work out of their apartments, do their own laptop editing, and file by broadband or small satellites for use on the full range of ABC offerings-the Web, cable, and occasionally, broadcast shows.”

  • TVNewser tells us that Howard Kurtz was on Good Morning America this morning and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday night for his new book.

  • Multichannel reports, “Giving Comcast subscribers an online forum for complaints about the cable TV operator, media columnist and radio commentator Bob Garfield launched Web site on Friday.”

  • reports, “The BBC is poised to cut at least 12 per cent of its workforce, with the brunt of more than 2,000 redundancies falling on factual programming, senior staff have been told.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Now, the hottest names in online recruitment are increasingly specialized job sites. That poses a threat to the growth prospects of the broad-based online job boards and their newspaper partners, analysts said.”

  • CNet reports, “Wikipedia for politics? A new site gives it a try”

  • The Newseum enters Second Life.

  • Look at which Postie has his own blog! (hint: he has a new book out)

  • Multichannel reports, “The Nielsen Co. is teaming up with Dow Jones & Co. on a conference which will feature keynotes from Time Warner president Jeffrey Bewkes former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone and publishing veteran and Caryle Group senior advisor Norman Pearlstine.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has named Mara Schiavocampo as a digital journalist for ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,’ effective immediately it was announced today by executive producer Alexandra Wallace. Schiavocampo will report primarily for

  • Take the Knight News Challenge!

  • Nine journalism leaders received the Missouri Honor Medal on Tuesday, the Columbia Missourian reports.


  • National Press Club is looking for a System Administrator

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