Morning Reading List, 11.05.07

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  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, October 28.”

  • Vote now in the 2007 Weblog Award Poll. His Extreme-ness is up for best political coverage.
  • Slate V just announced the winner and finalists from their Comedy News Contest. Check out the results here.
  • Mediabistro is bringing award-winning author Stephanie Elizondo Griest down from New York to teach her seminar on Memoir Writing on Tuesday, November 14. For more info, click here.

  • Fox’s Wallace Jumps the Gun on Bias Charge

  • Michael Getler’s latest ombudsman column for PBS.

  • The Politico’s Ben Smith and the Edwards campaign go at it … again.

  • FNC changes up daytime.

  • Fire at FNC.

  • Check out Martha Raddatz’s latest Reporter’s Notebook. Raddatz, is in Pakistan and filed this after Musharraf declared a state of emergency.

  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s Imperial Life in the Emerald City makes the Guardian First Book Award shortlist.

  • Huffington Post reports that Talking Points Memo’s Greg Sargent reported on Friday that the Romney campaign has fired a broadside at Fox News, which issued a directive in the wake of John McCain’s ‘Woodstock ad’ forbidding the use of their footage for campaign advertisements.”

  • Yahoo in apology on China

  • Deb Howell on “A Story Punctuated By Death.”

  • Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Review FCC Profanity Decision

  • Washingtonian tell us “what local celebrities gave children this year.”

  • Did you miss Sally Bedell Smith at Q&A Café on Tuesday? Check out the audio here.
  • “On October 31, Google stock passed through $700 a share, becoming the 5th largest listed company in the United States,’ reports Tech Crunch.

  • CNBC reports, “Two years after it successfully fought off the efforts of Carl Icahn and the plan authored by Lazard Frères to break apart Time Warner, the company seems ready to embrace it.”

  • NPR Music is launching today!

  • reports, “MEDIA insiders yesterday dismissed market speculation that former News Ltd executive Lachlan Murdoch was doing a deal to acquire 25 per cent of PBL Media.”

  • CNet reports, “MySpace and Google have issued a press release that, confirming rumors, announces that the News Corp.-owned social networking site will be part of Google’s new OpenSocial developer initiative.”

  • Gawker reports, “The New York Times is now carefully allowing comments on some articles, not just blog posts.”

  • “60 Minutes” outs Curveball.

  • Associated Press reports,Tom Curley, CEO of The Associated Press, called on news executives Thursday to ‘stop pining’ for the past and adapt to the new ways that news is being distributed and consumed.”

  • Huffington Post’s Etan Thomas writes, Barack Obama has been bombarded with a list of complaints in regards to the way he has been conducting his campaign. These criticisms have been mounting for some time, and seem to be growing more and more as we near the primary elections.”
  • Associated Press reports, “A coalition of consumer groups and legal scholars on Thursday formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to stop Comcast Corp. from interfering with its subscribers’ file sharing.”
  • Webpronews reports, “Long after other major networks have relented and permitted the use of their debate videos, Fox News wants all the Republicans running for the Oval Office to stop using theirs.”

  • R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. on “Four Decades of Conservative Journalism

  • “In all, the wildfires in Southern California were the dominant story on the cable and radio talk shows last week, just as they were in the broader News Coverage Index of all media. The blazes across hundreds of thousands of acres of Southern California hillsides accounted for 36% of the airtime, as measured by PEJ’s Talk Show Index for Oct. 21-26.”

  • Clark Hoyt on “Civil Discourse, Meet the Internet

  • More tidbits from Time magazine’s Thursday night party:

      “The Page” producer Katie Rooney updated The Page with the scoop of the new Romney commercial while drinking white wine in the bar — love 24/7 news

      Col Bob Bateman stood in the corner teaching Ana Marie Cox how to salute

      Oh, and that Ana Marie Cox prank planned for the party? Sorry, it had to be called off.

  • The Atlantic today released online an early preview of ‘Goodbye to All That,’ a profile of Senator Barack Obama by popular conservative blogger and Atlantic senior editor Andrew Sullivan. This is Sullivan’s first cover since joining the magazine in February 2007.’

  • The American Spectator will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in publication with a black tie gala tomorrow at The Mandarin Oriental.

  • NLGJA is hosting a Primary Party, ‘a kick-off event for NLGJA Goes to Washington, our 2008 National Convention & 5th Annual LGBT Media Summit,’ tonight. For tickets and more info, click here.

  • Check out’s alternatives to snowflakes.
  • A network insider brings this to our attention that Chris Wallace said this weekend, “‘We are reinventing sunday talk shows this morning — or this week. We are going to, of course, cover the big stories and get the big guests. but in addition we’re going to expand the conversation, get out of the beltway. Newsflash Chris, George Stephanopoulos has been going on the road for years.”

  • The National Review presents a panel discussion, Women Voters and the Right Guy, moderated by NR Washington Editor, Kate O’Beirne at the National Press Club 1-3 on Tuesday.

  • “The Media Research Center (MRC) has just released No Fairness Doctrine for PBS, an in-depth report documenting and detailing how the taxpayer-funded network has become even more blatantly and boldly liberal since the Democrats won control of Congress in November of 2006.” For more info, click here.

  • A reader tells us, “two dc journalists were among the four audience contestants at the putnam county spelling bee at the national theater tonight. doug hill and a young woman from the post.”
  • Poynter Online reports, “The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University is turning out journalists, but the IT school is working on technology that could replace the news anchor with talking avatars. Click here to see what it looks like. Users can completely customize what they want in their show. The delivery is stiff and fairly unwatchable, but the idea is interesting.”


  • The Associated Press is looking for an Intelligence/National Security Reporter.
  • The American Association of Airport Executives is looking for a Manager, Meetings Marketing and a Flash/Web Developer.

  • EEI Communications is looking for a Desktop Publishers, Graphic Designers.

  • American Federation of Teachers is looking for a Spring Intern.
  • Congress Daily is looking for a Reporter.
  • Arcom Publishing, Inc is looking for a sales manager.

  • Fairfax County Times is looking for a news editor.

  • Bristol Herald Courier is looking for an Inquisitor with a velvet writing touch.

  • The Baltimore Examiner is looking for a Baltimore General Assignment News Reporter.

  • Public Citizen is looking for a Press Officer.
  • National Public Radio is looking for a Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is looking for a Managing Editor.
  • Avalon Publishing Group is looking for a Baltimore Guidebook Writer.

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