Morning Reading List, 11.16.07

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  • An ABC release, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday November 11, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation.’ This is the third week in a row that ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face the Nation’ among the key Adults 25-54 demo. Among Total Viewers, it marks the fifth time in seven weeks that ‘This Week’ outperformed ‘Face.'”

  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 5, 2007, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ increased among total viewers and Adults 25-54 compared to last year while both ‘Letterman’ and NBC’s ‘Leno’ declined double digits. ‘Nightline’ also continues to close the gaps with ‘Letterman’ and ‘Leno’ among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. In addition, ‘Nightline’ posted its best A25-54 delivery since November 27, 2006 and posted its best Total Viewer delivery since April 30, 2007.”

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research
    data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, November 11, 2007. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 3.404 million total viewers.”

  • Modern Luxury announced, “Coming September 2008, Modern Luxury Media will launch the luxury magazine that New York has been waiting for: Manhattan magazine. Reflecting the lifestyle of New York’s luxury elite, Manhattan will deliver the best in fashion, watches, jewelry, shopping, home design, art, dining, nightlife, celebrity interviews, real estate and the social scene – all in one gorgeous, glossy package. The best of luxury happens right here in Manhattan and Manhattan magazine will cover it all.”

  • Pew reports, “News about the Iraq war does not dominate the public’s consciousness nearly as much as it did last winter. Currently, just 16% of Americans name the Iraq war as the news story that first comes to mind when asked what has been in the news lately. In December and January, a period when U.S. policy toward Iraq and President Bush’s troop surge drew extensive news coverage, far greater numbers named the Iraq war as the first story that came to mind.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN is taking some hits from Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. McCain issued a statement accusing the network of stooping ‘to an all-time low’ for criticizing him for not stepping in when a woman at a McCain event in South Carolina asked. ‘How do we beat the bitch?'”

  • reports, “The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded 12 fellowships apiece to its weeklong ‘Business Journalism Professors Seminar’ and ‘Strictly Financials Seminar’ for working journalists, both to be held in Jan. 7-10 in Tempe, Ariz.”

  • Beltway Blogroll reports, “When Democrats gather in Denver in late August next year for their presidential nominating convention, dozens of bloggers will be there with credentials in hand.”

  • Denver Westword reports, “The economic challenges facing journalism are grave, but they haven’t managed to kill one of the industry’s most venerated traditions: the all-expenses-paid trip of dubious news value. Despite planned remarks by Democratic National Committee chairman (and recovering screamer) Howard Dean, the 2008 Democratic National Convention’s Fall Media Walk-Through, staged on November 13 at the Pepsi Center, didn’t promise to generate significant headlines. Nevertheless, representatives of media organizations planning to cover next August’s bash flocked to Denver by the hundreds. Most of them learned next to nothing, but they ate very well.”

  • The Time they aren’t a changing reports, “Mayors and school officials have been trying to expel ‘unfit’ teachers for the better part of a century. But since public school teachers have tenure, they are virtually impervious to such efforts. Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have aggressively taken on the union in the fight to make teachers more accountable.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Tribune Co., the U.S. newspaper publisher being taken private, rose in New York Stock Exchange trading on optimism billionaire financier Sam Zell will get regulatory approval to complete the $8.2 billion buyout.”

  • Online Media Daily reports, “‘It’s anyone’s game’ in video advertising, according to Todd Stevens, the executive producer and co-founder of Expanded Books, speaking during a panel discussion on video production during the OMMA Video conference Wednesday. Stevens’ fellow panelists said online ads are poised to disrupt the traditional TV ad business.”

  • Arts Technica reports, “Comcast’s traffic management practices have landed the cable giant in court. Yesterday, a California resident filed a lawsuit in state court accusing Comcast of breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and violating the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.”

  • Chicago Tribune reports, “Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday presented himself as something of a start-up who has some similarities to one of the world’s best-known technology companies. Saying he believes, like Google Inc., that change comes from the ‘bottom up,’ the Illinois Democrat outlined an ambitious plan to bring greater access for all to government information and technology.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc. and other online advertising companies would fare better in a U.S. recession than Internet companies did during a collapse of the industry in 2000, Sanford C. Bernstein analysts said in a report today.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Across the country, aspiring writers are using Craigslist not just as a place to offload their futons, but as a pixeled writing workshop where they test their stabs at social satire on some of the more than 30 million visitors that the site draws each month. Their personal ads ostensibly seek a soul mate, but what they’re really looking for is an audience.”

  • Portfolio reports on the Huffington Post, “The popular political blog is about to turn a corner—into the black, into culture and business, and maybe even into paying its contributors. Sort of.”

  • CNet News reports, “YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference today, confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon.”

  • Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes writes, “Prime Time for Reading? Survey Looks at Viewers’ Plans During Strike”

  • Denver Post reports, “Soft ad sales pushed MediaNews Group Inc., owner of The Denver Post, into a quarterly loss, according to an earnings report the newspaper publisher filed Wednesday.”

  • Reuters reports, “Pearson Plc, the London-based publisher of the Financial Times, said a Rupert Murdoch-controlled Dow Jones & Co Inc could be a threat in Europe but might provide a boost to the FT in the United States.”

  • A release announced, “HDNet, the nation’s leading high-definition television network, announced today that it will present a live, national broadcast of the sixth Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum. The Forum is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.HDNet, the nation’s leading high-definition television network, announced today that it will present a live, national broadcast of the sixth Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum. The Forum is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.”


  • Student Press Law Center is offering a SPLC Journalism Internship.

  • The National Academies is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • Education Writers Association is looking for a Part-time Development Associate.

  • The Avenue News — Chesapeake Publishing is looking for a News Editor.

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