Taking Out The Trash, 06.22.06

  • Brace yourselves — the next Mediabistro Media & Film Party is tonight at LeftBank. Have you RSVPed yet?

  • Looks like Hadley Gamble may be poised to dethrone Ms. Slaman

  • The New York Times’ Sheryl Stolberg is getting the gist of these White House pool reports: “Motorcade left hotel at 4:26 p.m. for a fast trip to Buda Castle, past curious onlookers stuck behind police tape. Crazy Hungarian driver made too many hairpin turns. Fabulous view across the Danube. Everyone arrived safely at 4:33.” We see a bright future ahead for you Stolberg.

  • NPR’s Leroy Sievers will detail his personal battle with cancer in “My Cancer,” a monthly series of commentaries on the NPR newsmagazine Morning Edition. Sievers will also have a weekly NPR podcast and a daily blog launching June 26.

  • NBC News wins six 2006 Edward R. Murrow Awards, including one for overall excellence, more than any other television network. “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” won four, and “Today” won one. The awards will be presented at the annual RTNDA Awards Dinner in New York in October 2006.

  • Joel Achenbach gives his own version of Washingtonpost.com’s conception.

  • Tim Russert’s book was clearly a Father’s Day favorite. According to TVNewser, “Wisdom of Our Fathers” sold 109,692 copies last week, up from 33,563 the previous week.

  • Eleanor Clift was honored today at the “Annual Legend & Legacy Awards Luncheon” by the National Area Women Business Owners.

  • Sun-Sentinel’s Sean Gardiner, formerly of Newsday and currently on the federal courts beat in Fort Lauderdale, has actually accepted a position with the Village Voice (will he stay longer than Erik Wemple?). Gardiner tells The Daily Pulp that “covering the criminal justice system in NYC is the best job I could imagine.”

  • Slate continues on a jaunt down memory lane with more released from the 10 Years of Slate archives. Up todayJack Shafer on the life cycle of the media mogul. Ahhh… we can dream.

  • As part of Slate’s 10th anniversary, founding editor Michael Kinsley will moderate a discussion titled “Online Media and the Future of Journalism,” tonight at the New York Public Library. The discussion will include Malcolm Gladwell, Arianna Huffington, Norm Pearlstine, and Jacob Weisberg at 6:30 p.m. in the NYPL’s Celeste Bartos Forum.

  • Dan Okrent reads from his Public Editor #1: The Collected Columns 7p.m. tonight at Olsson’s.

  • The Washington Times reports that negotiations between the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America Local 31 and WJLA-TV has hit a stalemate as union members rejected the company’s “best and final” offer.

  • Don’t miss VP Dick Cheney’s interview with CNN’s John King today at 7 p.m. Haven’t you always wondered what made him tick?

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