Morning Reading List 04.21.09

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Its day 92 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…
When you’re in a financial crisis how do you start to save money? For the Chicago Sun-Times it’s sending out an edict that the paper will cut payroll by 15 percent. The Chicago Tribune reports that the paper cut an undisclosed number of jobs to achieve this goal last week. More at MediaJobsDaily.
WaPo’s Dana Milbank reads his comments too.
NBC’s Ann Curry is headed to Iraq and Afghanistan this week and according to the AP, she’ll file reports on how the wars are being reshaped under President Obama for the Today Show and Nightly News.
B&C: If Oprah can use Twitter, so can TV stations. Three local television news chiefs said Twitter can be used like a police scanner to ferret out tips, can offer transparency about the newsgathering process, and make for a tighter bond with viewers.
Mark Penn for WSJ: “In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers. Already more Americans are making their primary income from posting their opinions than Americans working as computer programmers, firefighters or even bartenders.”
Portfolio asks, “Has the relationship between Eliot Spitzer and The Washington Post Co. grown a bit too intimate for journalistic comfort?”
Vanity Fair on why Time and Newsweek will never be The Economist here.
Portfolio reports layoff victims were among the Pulitzer Prize winners announced yesterday.
Business Insider also points out the Pulitzer Board did not award any financial journalists or commentators this year.
HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko, Calderone

Bad news of the day- there’s more news, but fewer TV jobs, a study by RTNDA and Hofstra University says.
For better news, check out “How To Nail Your Job Interview” on MediaJobsDaily.
Our colleague Glynnis MacNicol, editor of mediabistro’s FishbowlNY blog is jumping ship to join Dan Abrams in his new consulting venture, Abrams research. McNichol joins Rachel Sklar and ‘Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ producer Colby Hall as editors of, the media news and aggregation blog site Abrams is launching as a “calling card”. Abrams and Sklar have been talking to a number of media writers about the venture. (via PRNewser)

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