Poynter to sell book of Obama front pages

December 1, 2008

Another media organization is capitalizing on Obamamania.

The Poynter Institute is preparing to sell the catchily titled “President Obama Election 2008: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages Selected by The Poynter Institute,” according to Editor and Publisher. The book will reprint Nov. 5 front pages from several major U.S. metropolitan newspapers, as well as some international papers (The Jakarta Post and The Daily Nation of Nairobi) and even Yale’s student pub, the Daily News.

At $14.99 (paperback) and $24.99 (hardcover), seems like a good, cheap Christmas holiday gift for the newspaper lover in your life.


Opie and Anthony out in Boston

December 1, 2008

Opie and Anthony are off the air as morning show hosts at WBCN in Boston, where the Toucher and Rich show will take over as of tomorrow.

Opie and Anthony had a great show, but their schtick had gotten old recently, with Anthony whining and ranting about how Barack Obama is going to take away his guns, and Opie not doing enough to reel his partner in. Toucher and Rich are consistently funnier, but O&A always had some great, serious conversations. (Their defense of free speech during the Don Imus controversy was top notch.)

Can’t wait to see the wars T&R start with new morning competitors Dennis and Callahan on WEEI and Greg Hill on WAAF. Should be fun.