Taking Out The Trash, 10.10.06

  • You’re all about spreading out in your newspaper reading practices.

  • An NBC release states that “‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the No. 1 network evening newscast, winning the week of October 2-6, 2006 in total viewers, homes and among adults 25-54.” According to Nielsen Media Research “Nightly News” attracted 8.544 million viewers, 7% more than second place ABC “World News Tonight’s” 7.975 million, and 21% more than third place CBS “Evening News'” 7.038 million.

  • The AP reports that “The fifth week was the toughest for Katie Couric, whose viewership on the ‘CBS Evening News’ has dropped each week since her debut the day after Labor Day.” (via TVNewser)

  • “The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl,” will air tonight on HBO.

  • David Broder has a non-column piece in today’s WaPo, his first in more than a month.

  • The 2006 Online Journalism Awards were announced at the seventh annual Online News Association dinner in D.C. Saturday night. The Center for Public Integrity was among the winners for General Excellence. For a full list of winners, click here.

  • More on newspaper word games, courtesy of CJR Daily: “During a recent segment of WNYC’s ‘On The Media,’ Ethan Bronner, the New York Times’s deputy foreign editor, said this about why his paper is not yet using the phrase ‘civil war’ to describe what is happening in Iraq:

      You know, it is not that I’m here to say, under no circumstances, is this a civil war. The question is, do we want to use it as a term of art in our coverage day in and day out? I mean, there is a certain conservatism or a cautiousness inherent in writing news copy at The New York Times. We’re not eager to sort of lead the debate but to try to reflect it as best as possible.

  • As Wonkette notes, “Poynter.org (the website with the Romenesko guy) have posted a serious investigation about the crybaby excuses editors are giving for not running the Foley e-mails.”

  • Public Eye offers an update on CBS’s new standards: “One new development is that all personal blogs written by CBS News employees must be approved by either Linda Mason, CBS News Senior Vice President, Standards and Special Projects, or Sean McManus, the President of CBS News. ‘We can’t have people having personal blogs venting their opinions,’ Mason explained.”

  • Iraq Pullout–Fareed All About It!”