Thursday, November 28, 2013

Media Update

Peter Hamill reflects on a legendary career in journalism and how he earned Polk career award(NYDN)

NBC Hired 'Psychological Consultant' to Assess Struggling 'Meet the Press' Host...

Murdoch says NY Post most only exist in digital form in 10 years: 
Murdoch says that the New York Post, his money-losing daily tabloid, may exist only in digital form in 10 years. He expects the Wall Street Journal, which he bought as part of Dow Jones in 2007, to remain in print form longer. 

Jill Abramson: Obama admin "more secretive and more hostile to the operations of the press" than any since Nixon

Al Franken’s crusade to stop Comcast and save media (CNet)

‘Daily Show’ Mercilessly Lampoons State Senate’s Yogurt Debate(NYO)
‘Game change’ for Bloomberg?(Capital) As part of a developing digital strategy, Bloomberg L.P. has talked to the prominent political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about launching a new politics offering, sources tell Capital.
 Recent News On the Media


CBS Chief Under Fire Over White House Tie

WATCH LETTERMAN'S RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: “The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves -- he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years -- and we’ve had this conversation in the past. And we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance. And I phoned him just before the program, and I said: 'Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring.'...“What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married. ... We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down -- I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future -- 2015 for the love of God, in fact, Paul and I will be wrapping things up.”
Jon Stewart wonders if CNN has looked up "their own a**holes" yet for Malaysia plane 
Charting the years-long decline of local news reporting(Wash Post) 

Messy David Gregory 'Branding' Story Marks Beginning of End as MTP Host
Breaking News Exclusive? NOT

Daily News Gives An Exclusive to A Petition They Dreamed Up? 

Jon Stewart Rips CNN's MH370 Coverage: 'F*ck It, Let's Go Nuts!'

    1. 1 of the things journalists are absolutely horrible at: separating what *they* are interested in from what the public is interested in.

Dave's Late-Night Nation
There’s been no comedy voice more influential to our generation of Americans than David Letterman. The master of ‘found comedy’ leaves television forever changed.  

Today's comedians make poop jokes instead of challenging authority. Where's their nerve? 
Week in Playback: Sochi games ends, Arizona veto, Twitter typos
Don Singleton, Reporter Whose Articles Delved Into Corruption, Dies at 77(NYT)Mr. Singleton, who worked for The Daily News in New York for four decades, wrote about gamblers and tax evaders as well as corruption in the Fire Department and its unions.
Via : The right loses its hero at CBS:(Politico)
Citizen Ailes(NY Mag)

When the head of Fox News moved to Garrison, New York, he bought a little newspaper and tried to instill his own brand of American values. Guess what happened next?


Writing About Gangsters, as Far Back as He Can Remember(NYT) Jerry Capeci has been chronicling the Mafia in New York City for nearly four decades and has produced half a dozen gangster-themed books.
In a tight decision, the Court of Appeals also ruled four-to-three in favor of Fox News reporter Jana Winter, extending the state’s shield law to Colorado.
'60 Minutes' Gets TRASHED
Reliable Sources Panel Knocks 60 Minutes: ‘Who Deputized CBS’ to Tell NSA’s Side of the Story? (VIDEO)
MSNBC shows us just how much panel-talk and politics can be crowbarred into the work day: (Wash Post)
NY Times Ready to Cover Chris Christie Exactly How They Covered Mitt Romney—Badly

Going Unseen, but Asking the Tough Questions for Almost a Quarter-Century at WNYC(NYT) Come autumn, Brian Lehrer will celebrate his 25th anniversary on WNYC, the public radio station on which he hosts his eponymous morning talk show.

Ben Smith on how social media will save journalism. (Heads up: He wrote the article for Playboy).
  1. I left political television because I found the culture toxic and the intentions of most politicians and policy makers dishonest
Bob Grant, a Pioneer of Right-Wing Talk Radio, Dies at 84 (NYT)

R.I.P. Stan Brooks, senior correspondent at 1010 WINS and the hardest working man in radio. "He was 86 years and 11 months old. He worked until he was 86 years and 10 months old." (CBS)* Stan Brooks, a Familiar Voice on 1010 WINS, Dies at 86(NYT) * City Hall Pro: Remembering Stan Brooks(Capital)

Fox's Media Buzz Asks Whether Media Watchdogs Contribute to Public’s Mistrust of the Press (VIDEO)
    1. Anyone know who's staffing City Hall in the new mayoralty? Asking for a friend.
    2. Those sort of questions are fundamentally unhelpful and you should know better

      Great Moments In Journalism: "Day 7--The Latest on MH730! Breaking News: We Don't Know What Happened! Team Coverage!"

Recent News On the Media

.Jay Leno and CNN Are Reportedly Flirting (NY Mag)

New York magazine begins to give up on print
Long on Cutting Edge of Print, New York Magazine Cuts Back(NYT)  Using the tenets of so-called New Journalism, the magazine helped popularize the knowing, skeptical voices of writers including Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gloria Steinem and Nora Ephron. It was the birthplace of both Ms. Magazine and the concept of “radical chic.”Now, this magazine that has been at the vanguard of Manhattan publishing for almost five decades is acknowledging that the cutting edge is not necessarily a lucrative, or sustainable proposition, at least on the same schedule. Beginning in March, New York will retreat from its long-standing status as a weekly and come out every other week instead.* ‘New York’ Cuts Back to Biweekly

Peter Kaplan, Who Brought a Cutting Edge to The New York Observer, Dies at 59(NYT)
In his 15 years as editor, Mr. Kaplan was credited with making The New York Observer both pertinent and impertinent as it gleefully chronicled the every move and shake of the city’s movers and shakers.

Radio Host John Gambling to Retire(NYP)
Mr. Gambling seemed to get on especially well with Mr. Bloomberg, putting the mayor at ease and creating a long record of controversial, off-hand statements on topics of the day, ranging from suggesting New Yorkers go to the bathroom less frequently to requiring that all public housing residents be fingerprinted–to name two recent examples.

Stasi: CBS puts reckless Lara Logan on leave but fired Dan Rather for less(NYDN)

Talk about network fairness. The ‘60 Minutes’ reporter is allowed to air her right-wing agenda. And MSNBC boots Alec Baldwin for uttering an anti-gay slur but keeps Martin Bashir, who said on air that Sarah Palin deserves a slave’s punishment.

Does anyone still work at the ‘New York Times’?
With the exception of a few future candidates for the executive editor job and a couple of eccentrics, I'd wager that given the high wages TV pays, the news networks could collect the byline of..

No, Chris Cuomo Should Not Have Interviewed His Brother, the Governor(NY Mag)

The Fix: Ron Burgundy sings Rob Ford’s campaign song 
How Politico's Mike Allen plays softball with the publication's advertisers(Wash Post)
NY Times describes Chris Matthews as: "a cable news 'snarling head' who fundamentally gets his history wrong"
Turning to Public to Back Investigative Journalism(NYT)

Democracy May Prove the Doom of WBAI(NYT)

Capital New York Hires New York Post‘s Sally Goldenberg(NYO)
Obama, After Call to Rouhani, Sees Basis for a Nuclear Deal(NYT)
Seymour Hersh Has Some Feelings About the State of the Media(NY Mag)

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'

CNN bending ethics rules to allow Crossfire hosts in the door? Politico asking some smart and important questions: (Politico)

The New Republic on The New York Times: 'God Save the Gray Lady'(The Atlantic)

Several media experts weigh in on who they think should buy The NY Times.

The Air is Going Out At the NY Post
New York Post Looks Thinner After News Corporation Split (Daily Beast) It’s been a while since Rupert Murdoch’s New York tabloid has had a jaw-dropping scoop—or a front page that went viral. And some laid-off staffers aren’t being replaced. David Freedlander on why staffers are worried.

What Were the Odds That Nate Silver Would Leave the New York Times for ESPN? Only Nate Knows (Daily Beast)
  1. Interesting analysis: What Nate Silver’s Move Means for the ‘NYTimes’ and ESPN
    What Made Nate Silver Leave the New York Times?(NY Mag)
    Mike Allen on how The NYT lost Nate Silver to ESPN/ABC.
    The NYT public editor takes a swipe at Silver as he heads for the door, saying he never fit in with the Gray Lady’s culture. “He was, in a word, disruptive.”
    Silver maintains the “culture stuff was not a big factor” in his decision to depart.

    David Shuster Is Also Headed to Al Jazeera America(NY Mag)

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