Morning Reading List, 11.20.08

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

Birthdays! Joe Biden. Robert Byrd. Matt Blunt. Sarah Little. Judy Woodruff. Gillian Sheldon Heckendorf. Tomorrow: Rick Klein. Michael Grass, Margaret Jones, Craig Brownstein, Mike Conneen, Kristin Lawton, Laurel O’Connor, Bradley Glanzrock and Peter Baker all guessed that yesterday’s picture was of the Swann House. U.S. News & World Report’s Robert Schlesinger finds himself in interesting company at the National Press Club Book Fair. His Extreme-ness alerts us to the fact that the weekly column penned by Ken Rudin, Political Editor for National Public Radio in Washington, ‘Political Junkie’ (, “becomes a daily blog starting Dec. 1.” “Why the Drudge Report is one of the best designed sites on the web.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “My boss donated several thousand dollars to a pro-Prop 8 fund. He did this after telling editorial to not have any conversations about politics, even inside our own building.”

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  • Washington Post’s Steve Holmes is heading to CNN.

  • TVNewser reports, “TVNewser has learned Fox News Vice President of news David Rhodes is leaving FNC to join Bloomberg TV. Rhodes will be head of U.S. television operations for Bloomberg.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “Want good press? Hire a journalist. That’s Dan Abrams’s pitch. The former general manager of MSNBC is launching a media-strategy firm, Abrams Research, to help business executives navigate public-relations challenges — from major acquisitions to bothersome bloggers to outright scandals.”

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  • Reflections of a Newsosaur tells us, “Why feds won’t bail out newspapers”

  • Portfolio’s Howell Raines writes, “The press bought into the $700 billion bailout, hailing it as a necessity. Why so many got it wrong — and how Paul Krugman got it right.”

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  • MediaWeek reports, “In the first full week after voters selected Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, Fox News Channel still delivered much larger nightly audiences than usual”

  • Reuters reports, “Comcast Corp could be fined for its inadequate response to a Federal Communications Commission request for information on cable company policies as they switch to digital signals, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said on Tuesday.”

  • The New York Observer reports, “With no muddling broadcast news network to support, CNN’s Jonathan Klein is free to spend the network’s $1.1 billion in revenue on … whatever he wants!”

  • US News & World Report’s Sam Dealey writes, “Dan Rather on Bias: The GOP Is Biased; He’s Without Fault”

  • The Norman Transcript reports, “Lehrer receives inaugural Gaylord Prize”

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  • LIFE Photo Archive available on Google Image Search

  • E&P presents, “SPECIAL REPORT: The Web Tightens — What’s Behind the Slowdown in Online Revenue Growth”

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  • Bloomberg reports, “Offers for Reed Elsevier Plc’s trade-magazine unit have fallen to $1 billion, half of original projections, two people with knowledge of the process said.”

  • reports, “Magazines Weigh How to Manage Circulation”

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  • The New York Observer asks, “How Did Hillary Clinton Get Reported Into the State Department? It Exploded — From NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to Huffington Post, But Did Reports Precipitate Reality?”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Time Warner CEO: Global Crisis Opens Door To Real Change”

  • CJR looks at “Journalism’s battle for relevance in an age of too much information”

  • Reporters Without Borders USA is asking for help to “defend your fundamental rights” by making a donation here.

  • A release announced, “The Office of the Federal Register has created an Electronic Public Inspection Desk to provide free worldwide electronic access to public documents. For the first time in the 72-year existence of the daily Federal Register, the documents on file are available for viewing anytime, anywhere. Every Federal business day, anyone with access to a computer now can read critical documents governing Federal regulations relating to business, health, and safety as soon as the documents are placed on file. To view these documents, go to”

  • The Times-Herald Record reports, “News media face challenges, MSNBC chief tells local group”

  • Adam Conner-Simons asks in Gelf Magazine, “Several election stories surfaced after the votes were counted, thanks to confidentiality agreements between reporters and campaigns. But does a journalist have an obligation to report newsworthy information promptly?”

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  • BizBash Media is looking for a b2b Media Sales Star.

  • The Advisory Board Company: Health Line Group is looking for a Staff Writer.

  • The Center for Independent Media is looking for an Online News Editor.

  • Voice of America is looking for a News Division /writer.

  • Association for Financial Professionals is looking for a Writer.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Product Integrity Editor.

  • The Center for Independent Media is seeking a National Online Political Reporter.

  • Financial Times is looking for a Researcher/Office Manager.

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