The Ticker: Worldfocus, Wonks, Williams…

By Chris Ariens 

> On The Daily Beast, Peter Osnos writes about two new programs that “defy the odds,” including PBS’ Worldfocus: “What you get with Worldfocus is a classic and classy half-hour of foreign news.”

>Where do “working journalists, policy wonks and academics who write about current politics and political history routinely communicate with one another?” Politico’s Michael Calderone looks into the secret world of JournoList.

> Brian Williams on Rachael Ray today talking about how his 15th appearance with Conan O’Brien will have to be on the Ugg-wearing west coast…