Networks look for notable convention angles

There's no shortage of media news from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as networks figure out how to use the aerial cameras, familiar to football fans, to capture Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) acceptance speech. Meanwhile, newspapers in both Denver and Minneapolis-St.Paul are spending, and are planning to spend, lavishly to cover the event.

There's no shortage of media news from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as networks figure out how to use the aerial cameras, familiar to football fans, to capture Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) acceptance speech. Meanwhile, newspapers in Denver and Minneapolis-St.Paul are spending, and planning to spend, lavishly to cover the event. Denver Post editor Greg Moore reportedly told staffers to ignore shutdown rumors and focus on the convention, which could be the last for vaunted New York Times political reporter Adam Nagourney. And while Comedy Central's Jon Stewart lectured the mainstream press on its coverage and Luke Russert filed his first reports for NBC News, protestors had words for both Fox News Channel and MSNBC's Chris Matthews.

Also in the media glare:

US News & World Report considers stiffening its rankings system for graduate schools.

Trade magazine circulation rises slightly during the first half of 2008.

The Sacramento Bee offers buyouts to 55% of its full-time employees.  

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