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  • NY Post endorses Obama.

  • Grassroots ethnic reporting a perilous calling

  • N.Y. Times December Revenue Declines

  • NY Times, other newspapers continue to struggle

  • William Powers is feeling Peggy Noonan.
  • Media shares close mixed following Fed move

  • From the release:

      At the site of the last scheduled debate of the presidential primaries, Laurie David, producer of An Inconvenient Truth, joined dozens of activists from national organizations in delivering a petition signed by more than 225,000 Americans calling on the media to stop ignoring the issue of global warming.

      The petitions were collected as a part of the What Are They Waiting For campaign (, launched by the League of Conservation Voters, documenting how TV’s top political hosts have consistently ignored the threat of global warming in interviews and debates with the presidential candidates.

  • Weak ad sales tamp down Scripps’ earnings

  • Belo CEO expects pace of newspapers’ decline to slow

  • Friend of journos Doug Heye has branched out from wine writing.

  • Hotline on Politico: “‘Politico got to play policeman, watching from behind a thick pane of double-sided glass as the women observed the debate on CNN and discussed their reactions’ — Politico, on the inflated sense of power they felt watching a focus group.”

  • From DCRTV:

      DCRTV hears that memorial service for Fran Lewine will be held on Saturday 2/23, 11 AM, at the National Press Club. Lewine, a White House correspondent for the Associated Press during the administrations of six presidents, from Eisenhower to Carter, died on 1/19. She was 86. In 1981, Lewine moved to the fledgling Cable News Network as an assignment editor and field producer…..

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  • Larry King will be coming to the Q&A Cafe on 4/30.

  • There’s now a Matthews Meter.

  • Once A ‘Poor Man’s Bill O’Reilly,’ Scarborough Now A ‘Must-Have Fix’

  • US network ratings slide as writers strike drags on

  • From the release:

      In an unprecedented endeavor on Super Tuesday (February 5th), and Newsweek, national leaders in political news, will offer six hours of continuous live video coverage of the election returns alongside the most comprehensive online reporting from every primary state. and Newsweek are combining the best of video and political journalism to create a unique interactive experience.

      Anchor Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek, will report and discuss the latest Super Tuesday returns with renowned journalists from The Washington Post,, Newsweek, Slate magazine and WPNI’s new site The Root. Reporters including Jonathan Alter, Dan Balz, Jonathan Capehart, Howard Fineman, Michael Isikoff, Anne Kornblut, Howard Kurtz, Ruth Marcus and Sally Quinn among others, will provide the latest news and analysis from primary and caucus states around the country.

  • From DCRTV:

      The Radio And Television News Directors Association will honor ABC newsman Sam Donaldson with its Paul White Award at its Las Vegas convention in April. Donaldson has been at ABC more than four decades…..

  • Imus Closer to a Return to TV in Big Cities

  • Bill O’Reilly goes after Eric Boehlert.

  • CNN Plans For Ohio Debates

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  • CNN Debate Fourth Most-Watched on Cable


  • From Susan Keating: “Not quite, but we have been blocked at the Air Staff, at Langley AFB, and at MacDill, Hickam, and every other Air Force installation.

    After posting our special report on last year’s nuclear accident at Minot AFB, In From the Cold (apparently) became blog non grata for the Air Force. We received a flurry of e-mails Monday morning, notifying us that our blog could no longer be accessed from office computers at various Air Force bases.”

  • Watch out, Chris Matthews: WashPost/Newsweek Lands ‘Hardball’ Producer Tammy Haddad for Super Tuesday Webcast….Jon Meacham takes the Anchor Seat.”

  • Blitzer, Stephanopolous Targeted By Green Groups

  • “‘Fishermen Beat Rare Dolphin to Death’: And other tabloid headlines from,, and”

  • Crossroads of Web, credibility full of potholes

  • The 71231st time you’ve read this article: “Newspapers are establishing blogs to talk to readers about their concerns.”

  • Yahoo Suitors Should Bid for Company, Analysts Say

  • MEDIA WATCH: Using the term ‘Tsunami Tuesday’

  • Edwards loss is Fox’s gain?

  • Now, you can get the ABC News mobile website on your Blackberry through a new application that allows you to reach us with a single touch. If you go on the Internet on your Blackberry to you can download the icon, which will then reside on your Blackberry screen. Whenever you’re on your Blackberry, you can go straight to ABC News by simply clicking on the icon.

    For those of you with an iPhone, there’s a new application available for you as well. If you go on the Internet through Safari to, you’ll get access to the application. By clicking on the “+” sign at the bottom of the screen and then pressing on the “add to home screen” option, you will have an ABC News icon join the other icons on your home screen.

  • From the release:

      MySpace, the world’s most popular social network, and MTV, the leading global youth brand, along with The Associated Press, today announced Senator Barack Obama (MySpace / MTV) and Representative Ron Paul (MySpace / MTV) will join Senator Hillary Clinton (MySpace / MTV) and Governor Mike Huckabee (MySpace / MTV) for “Closing Arguments: A Presidential Super Dialogue.” The event will offer candidates a final opportunity to actively engage the highly-coveted youth voting bloc just before Super Tuesday, when more than 20 states will hold their primaries and caucuses. “Closing Arguments” is the next installment of MySpace and MTV’s ground-breaking Presidential Dialogue Series ( and will take place live Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 6 PM ET on-air, online, radio and mobile. The event will offer audiences an unprecedented number of options to tune-in and pose their candid, unfiltered questions to front running candidates. The Associated Press will distribute a live feed and on-demand highlights of the Dialogue to the 1,800 media sites in its Online Video Network, nearly 600 of which are local TV, newspaper or radio sites in states with Super Tuesday primaries. Senator John McCain and Governor Mitt Romney have also been invited to participate in the event.

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  • A magazine reality show.

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