Morning Reading List, 10.23.08

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

Plotkin: Back in the day! Most of you would rather be in the office, working on Thanksgiving over Christmas. Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “You younger journalist’s need a clue. You have it easy. It was much more dangerous for reporter’s eight years ago. And, for a the older women, I want to shake your hands. If it wasn’t for them breaking into the industry, you young agrogent pups would never have the opportunity.”

Today’s FishbowlDC comment of the day (with regards to Yesterday’s post on “Overplaying ‘Pay For Play’?“: Reader MyVoice writes, “The celebration is going to be in an outside park. Think about it. How many people are needed to set up so many internet and power lines for the outside event? It is not like having the celebration in a building with dedicated lines already. When the event is all done they will need to remove all of the lines and ect. The power company people will be getting paid very well to make the necessary power arraignments, same as the Telco guys too. Give me a break.” Keep the FishbowlDC discussion going by dropping your comments here.

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  • Len Downie: “Local TV more threatened than newspapers.”

  • Romenesko has AP Senior Managing Editor Mike Silverman’s “Beat of the Week” memo to AP staff on “How AP’s Goldman got his Levi Johnston scoop”

  • Romenesko has a letter from Robert Hodierne, a journalism professor at the University of Richmond, on the question of “Is there life after newspapers?”

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  • A release announced, “‘Nightline’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ last night according to Nielsen overnight metered market data. The program had a 3.5 Household rating, ‘Letterman’ had a 3.4 and ‘Leno’ had a 3.4. Last night’s program featured co-anchor Cynthia McFadden’s exclusive interview with Sen. Hillary Clinton, a report about the economy and falling gas prices, and a profile of the 20-year old mayor of Muscogee, Oklahoma as part of ABC News’ 50 states in 50 days project.”

  • ABC News cutting costs.

  • TVNewser has “5 Questions For…John Palmer”

  • McCain gives props to Wolf Blitzer.

  • More talk of Chris Matthews’ Senate run.

  • Gail Shister interviews Tom Brokaw.

  • Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz reports, “Bill O’Reilly has signed up for another tour of duty at Fox News, saying that he decided ‘to put myself through all the attacks and smears’ for several more years.”

  • A release announced, “TV One will offer comprehensive coverage of the Presidential election returns November 4, beginning at 7 PM ET, with Election Night 08: A Vote for Change, anchored by team members from its highly successful Democratic convention coverage in August, including industry veterans Arthur Fennell, host and managing editor of ‘Art Fennell Reports’ on CN8, The Comcast Network Joe Madison, XM Satellite and WOL-AM radio talk show host and Jacque Reid, news correspondent on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. TV One plans to utilize the resources of the Associated Press, and offer live coverage throughout the night from seven different locations, including Obama and McCain election night headquarters, the TV One Election Newsroom, and the AP’s national vote tally center.”

  • Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports, “Chuck Todd On McCain-Palin: No Chemistry, No Trust, Possibly No Chance”

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  • “NBC newsman” Tom Brokaw
    is joining The Washington Times at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, for an online chat. To submit questions, click here.

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  • Cox’s Ken Herman writes, “Director Oliver Stone reminded us Monday that he is neither biographer nor documentarian, merely a dramatist. But the George W. Bush portrayed in Stone’s big-screen drama ‘W.’ looks a whole lot like the Bush I have covered for the past 15 years as he lived out an improbable real-life drama with real-world impact that could last a real long time.”

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  • A NPR release announced, “NPR News ‘Election 2008’ will offer nine hours of live broadcast and webcast coverage of Election Night 2008 on November 4 from 8:00PM to 5:00AM (ET). NPR’s extensive multimedia coverage of the general election — which will include live streaming, blogging, interactive tools and mobile capability — will be anchored from NPR’s worldwide headquarters in Washington, D.C., with reporters positioned with the campaigns and in more than two dozen sites around the country. All coverage will be broadcast on NPR Member stations nationwide. NPR’s Election Night coverage will also be streamed free and live from and from the Web sites of many stations; for the first time, headlines and real-time returns will be available on wireless devices through NPR Mobile.”

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  • “The media coverage of the race for president has not so much cast Barack Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed John McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a study of campaign coverage released today by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.” Howard Kurtz has more here.

  • 23/6 has the “Inappropriate Hottie Rundown: The Media Elites Who Picked Sarah Palin”

  • Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “Voters overwhelmingly believe that the media wants Barack Obama to win the presidential election. By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4. Another 8% say journalists don’t favor either candidate, and 13% say they don’t know which candidate most reporters support.”

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  • Congressional Quarterly Inc. is looking for a Budget/Appropriations Reporter, a Financial Affairs Reporter, and an Inside Congress Editor.

  • America Abroad Media is looking for an Administrative Coordinator.

  • Northern Virginia Daily is looking for a General assignment reporter.

  • The Baltimore Business Journal is offering a Reporting Internship.

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