Morning Reading List, 11.18.08

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

It’s Ted Stevens birthday! Most of you will watch the inauguration on TV. No one guessed that yesterday’s photo was Steam Cafe. Barack Obama’s website: So hot right now. Vote now in Roll Call’s 110th Congress Awards. Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “my EIC has money to spend to “play a prank on the new guy”, but not any to pay writers for doing extra work. Priorities? Respect?”

There were lots of comments on Friday’s post on “Greta Takes On Kurtz“. Check out the back and forth here.

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  • A release announced, “Janet Bodnar, deputy editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine since 2005, has been named its new editor, succeeding retiring editor Fred W. Frailey.”

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  • Bloomberg reports, “Dow Jones & Co., the news and information provider bought by News Corp. last year for $5.2 billion, is cutting jobs and reducing costs in its enterprise media group to cope with the economic slowdown”

  • The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors presents, “The Best of Statehouse Reporting, 2008”

  • Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz asks, “Are the media capable of merchandizing the moment, packaging a president-elect for profit? Yes, they are.”

  • New York Times’ Public Editor Clark Hoyt writes, “How a newspaper like The Times should deal with minors — as news sources and as the subjects of articles — is a continually troubling issue. Facebook, MySpace and other such public windows into personal lives have made the issue more complicated.”

  • Steve Outing asks, “Do newspapers have 6 more months?”

  • The New York Times reports, “Newspapers Jettisoning Top Talent to Cut Costs”

  • Richard Prince highlights a series of cartoons “Cartooning Obama’s Victory”

  • Garry Trudeau writes in Stars and Stripes, “How ‘Doonesbury’ serves the troops”

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  • A release announced on Friday, “New ReadyCam TV studios became operational at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Cato Institute in Washington, DC this week. Blasting out of the gate, experts at Peterson (known as PIIE) have already done eight TV hits with financial news networks such as CNBC and Bloomberg. … These two think tanks join The Heritage Foundation in using the on-site TV studios to provide commentary to cable and broadcast networks worldwide.”

  • Content Bridges asks, “How Will CNN Change the Wire Game?”

  • MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman wonders, “Whither CNN, post-election — It thrived during Obama-McCain, but now what?”

  • USA Today reports, “NBC, Fox TV stations to share camera crews for local news”

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  • PRWeek reports, “FT promotes new Web site in US, elsewhere”

  • Life With The Daily Beast: Tina Brown Talks To Larry Kramer

  • BetaNews reports, “AOL, if you can believe it, breaks traffic records”

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  • Folio reports, “Cuts at Entertainment Weekly mean the magazine will survive — at least for now.”

  • reports, “For Thousands of Laid-Off Mag Employees, a Hard Road Ahead”

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  • A release announced, “NPR, one of the premier worldwide media organizations, announced today it will allow the Capital Area Food Bank to use the site of its future headquarters at 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, rent free for up to one year in order to help the food bank meet the immediate and growing demands of the community. The food bank will use the existing building to store large bulk food items that cannot be housed in its current facility because of space constraints caused by its upcoming transition to a new building in 2010. The food bank will begin transporting parcels of incoming food donations to NPR’s North Capitol Street property this week.”

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  • A reader tells us, “A great book which describes Booker T. Washington’s successful rise and which parallels Obama’s is ‘Up From Slavery‘, which has just been released as a special edition to commemorate the election of an African-American president.”

  • NPR reports, “A weighty new tome chronicles 157 years of history as recorded by one of America’s most prominent newspapers. The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages features 300 front pages highlighting events since 1851.”

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  • Reuters reports, “Media shares, already battered by months of shrinking consumer confidence, are at multi-year lows and prime for an investor buying spree, but analysts disagree on whether the bottom is near.”

  • Columbia Media Training presents, “EVENT REPORT: Columbia-Hearst Journalism Panel: ‘Changing Media Landscape 2008′”

  • BusinessWeek reports, “Monaco Gathering Grapples with the Future of Media”

  • PBS’ MediaShift asks, “Can Crowdfunding Help Save the Journalism Business?”

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  • Knight Center for Specialized Journalism is looking for a Director.

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