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Video Messaging Service Glide Authenticates Recording Aired by CNN - Posted 4 days, 7 hours ago
On Monday evening, CNN's Don Lemon aired an unauthenticated recording said to have captured gunshots near and at the time of unarmed Michael Brown's shooting death by police officer ... [PRNewser]

Video Messaging Service Glide Authenticates Recording Aired by CNN - Posted 4 days, 7 hours ago
On Monday evening, CNN's Don Lemon aired an unauthenticated recording said to have captured gunshots near and at the time of unarmed Michael Brown's shooting death by police officer ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Rages Against New York Times Michael Brown Characterization - Posted August 25, 2014
Some have chosen to react to the New York Times description of Michael Brown as "no angel" with sarcastic tweets about their youthful misdemeanors. Others are full of rage: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Twitter Rages Against New York Times Michael Brown Characterization - Posted August 25, 2014
Some have chosen to react to the New York Times description of Michael Brown as "no angel" with sarcastic tweets about their youthful misdemeanors. Others are full of rage: ... [FishbowlNY]

Where in the World is WaPo's Erik Wemple? - Posted August 21, 2014
It's been nearly two weeks since we heard from Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple and the radio silence has had us worried. Where in the world is Mr. Wemple? Since August 8, not a post has been made to ... [FishbowlDC]

PBS MediaShift's 'Mediatwits' Explore Plagiarism - Posted August 8, 2014
Following instances of plagiarism at BuzzFeed and The New York Times in recent weeks, PBS MediaShift executive editor Mark Glaser pulled together POLITICO's ... [PRNewser]

CNN Digital Restructure Underway - Posted August 7, 2014
On Wednesday, CNN informed more than a dozen DC-based politics reporters that their positions would soon be eliminated. Fifteen politically-focused digital positions in Washington have also been posted on its careers page, and those as part of the layoff were encouraged to apply. Capital New York ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview, 6.13 - 6.15 - Posted June 13, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Fmr. Natl. Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Ted Olson, David Boies, WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Erik Wemple Snags 2014 Mirror Award - Posted June 4, 2014
[caption id="attachment_127456" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo cred: www.twitter.com/JacquelineJG[/caption] This afternoon in New York City, Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications hosted the eighth annual 2014 Mirror Awards competition, honoring excellence in reporting on the media industry. "CBS This M... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Plans to Drastically Grow Digital Politics Coverage - Posted June 3, 2014
As the nation gears up for the 2016 presidential election, CNN is preparing to lead in politics coverage. In May, we wrote that CNN hired ... [PRNewser]

CNN Plans to Drastically Grow Digital Politics Coverage - Posted June 3, 2014
As the nation gears up for the 2016 presidential election, CNN is preparing to lead in politics coverage. In May, we wrote that CNN hired ... [FishbowlDC]

Reuters, AP Suggest That You Should, Like, Maybe Cut Your Word Count, OK? - Posted May 13, 2014
If you had the chance to read our recent interview with Facebook media coach Bill McGowan or our talk with the ... [PRNewser]

2014 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced - Posted April 1, 2014
The finalists for the 2014 Mirror Awards -- which celebrate the best in media reporting -- have been announced. The winners will be announced June 4 at Cipriani on East 42nd Street. Below are all the finalists. Congrats to everyone who was nominated. Best Single Article - Traditional/Legacy Media "... [morningmedianewsfeed]

2014 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced - Posted April 1, 2014
The finalists for the 2014 Mirror Awards -- which celebrate the best in media reporting -- have been announced. The winners will be announced June 4 at Cipriani on East 42nd Street. Below are all the finalists. Congrats to everyone who was nominated. Best Single Article - Traditional/Legacy Media "... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Loses It Over 'Scandalous' MH370 Coverage, His Guest Calls Out Fox News - Posted March 25, 2014
On the day the Malaysian Prime Minister declared Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" in the Indian Ocean, Bill O'Reilly ... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 3.21 - 3.23 - Posted March 21, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Mitt Romney, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Capt. Sully Sullenberger, oceanographer Dave Gallo, ... [FishbowlDC]

Inside Sharyl Attkisson's Steep Decline in Airtime - Posted March 10, 2014
News of Sharyl Attkisson's resignation this afternoon from CBS News suggested the veteran corresponden... [TVNewser]

'Loudest' Book Reviews: Lack of Direct Ailes Quotes Hurts Sherman's Portrayal - Posted January 15, 2014
Two new book reviews for Gabriel Sherman's "The Loudest Voice in the Room" are out. One, from Rupert Murdoch biographer ... [TVNewser]

Gabriel Sherman's Piers Morgan Interview: 'Roger Ailes Has Surpassed the GOP' - Posted January 14, 2014
On CNN last night, Gabriel Sherman detailed the "most brutal" reporting assignment of his young career: the unauthorized biography of Roger Ailes "T... [TVNewser]

Politico Defends Its Own Pay-to-Play Publicity Game as 'Transparent' - Posted January 2, 2014
In the year's most "Inside Baseball" story, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post claimed that the popular D.C. "Playbook" email newsletter published by Mike Allen of Politico ... [PRNewser]

Fox PR Team Plays Auto-Reply Tag with The Washington Post - Posted December 30, 2013
Here's how much we care This story isn't particularly revealing, but it is amusing, so here goes... WaPo writer Erik Wemple tried to em... [PRNewser]

The Ticker: Byers, Wemple, CNN International - Posted December 26, 2013
Politico's Dylan Byers is out with his top 10 journalists to watch in 2014. Making his list from the TV news world are soon-to-be MSNBC host ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Accepts Martin Bashir's Apology, Hits MSNBC 'Hypocrisy' - Posted November 25, 2013
Sarah Palin accepted MSNBC's Martin Bashir's apology during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," suggesting everyone must be humble enough t... [TVNewser]

Politico's Mike Allen Will Reprint Your Press Release for Money - Posted November 21, 2013
A small bomb hit the political media world yesterday when Erik Wemple of The Washington Post ... [PRNewser]

In Case You Missed It 11.14.13 - Posted November 14, 2013
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed: Dylan Byers at Politico worries about NYT brain drain. Erik Wemple... [PRNewser]

In Case You Missed It 11.14.13 - Posted November 14, 2013
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed: Dylan Byers at Politico worries about NYT brain drain. ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 11.4.13 - Posted November 4, 2013
The Simpsons takes digs at the Media: According to Jack Mirkinson from HuffPost, last night, as "The Simpsons" rounds the bases on its 24th season, it also took several jabs at ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 10.29.13 - Posted October 29, 2013
The pot called the kettle "seriously misguided": WaPo's Erik Wemple wrote about former Veep Dick Cheney appearance on FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News PR Team Planted Fake Story to Discredit Journalist - Posted October 25, 2013
This week's story about members of the Fox News PR team posting "sockpuppet" comments in threads on various blogs (like our sister site ... [PRNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 10.24.13 - Posted October 24, 2013
What's Jeff Bezos up to right now at Amazon?: According to Derek Thompson's recent piece in The Atlantic, Jeff Bezos is up to Nunya. As in nunya-business, a bus... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 22, 2013
TAN MOM IMPERSONATOR?: "In DC at @hilaryr's dinner with the fabulous @diananyad." -- HuffPost's Arianna Huffingto... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Marty Baron Hangs Up on Evan Gahr, Later Apologizes - Posted October 16, 2013
Our resident phone enthusiast and freelance investigative journalist Evan Gahr remains fierce in his pursuit to get WaPo to say why they won't cover a race and age discrimination lawsuit brought against them by a sales employee. On T... [FishbowlDC]

Is WaPo's Wemple 'Off His Meds'? - Posted October 10, 2013
No, no. Who knows if WaPo's opinionated media blogger Erik Wemple is even on meds? And who really cares? But readers of ... [FishbowlDC]

Have You Hung Up on This Man Lately? - Posted September 19, 2013
As you read this, freelance investigative conservative journalist Evan Gahr... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News' Howard Kurtz: As Capable as a Head of Lettuce - Posted September 12, 2013
Reuters media columnist Jack Shafer joins the bandwagon of writers k... [FishbowlDC]

Full Disclosure: WaPo's Wemple Really F%@ked Up TBD - Posted September 10, 2013
WaPo's opinionated media blogger Erik Wemple wrote a down and dirty piece Monday on ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Says Uptick of Women in Top Roles Was Not a 'Concerted Effort' - Posted August 12, 2013
Earlier today we published a story highlighting the marked increase of women in leadership roles at Politico. The publication, clearly founded by two males, has been dogged since it began in 2006 over the heavy presence of males in t... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Wimps Out - Posted August 6, 2013
Dear Readers, At 1:46 p.m. Monday, WaPo's opinionated media writer Erik Wemple wrote to ask about the whole Friday flap with Wonkette Publisher Rebecca Schoenkopf. In case you missed the fiasco, on Friday she fabricated a story that I was going to be fired. Why? Because she - her words - wanted... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 07.30.13. - Posted July 30, 2013
About that NYT article -- Jonathan Van Meter's piece on Anthony Weiner for the April 2013 issue of NY Times Magazine was well... [PRNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 07.30.13. - Posted July 30, 2013
About that NYT article -- Jonathan Van Meter's piece on Anthony Weiner for the April 2013 issue of NY Times Magazine was well... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 07.08.13. - Posted July 8, 2013
The hut in the Philippines where the Internet started -- Once upon a time, the Internet didn't exist. Instead of Googling everything, people actually had to know things. The origins of the web can be traced in part back to a hut in t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.24.13. - Posted June 24, 2013
Gregory catches fire for misguided question -- David Gregory's interview with The Guardian's Glenn G... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Post Columnist Investigates Perpetually Postponed LA Times Celebration Party - Posted June 12, 2013
LA Times reporter Jeff Gottlieb's May 3 email to a Los Angeles Times Media Group exec is one of the ages. Two years after he, Rub... [FishbowlLA]

Afternoon Reading List 05.21.13 - Posted May 21, 2013
Another kind of 'House' wins vote -- Patrick Gavin of Politico writes... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Limp Citation for Roll Call - Posted May 17, 2013
A memo to WaPo: Next time you want to give credit to a paper for breaking a story, how about doing it in the first couple of graphs? How about doing it at all? On Friday morning at 9:58 a.m., Paul Farhi ... [FishbowlDC]

Wemple, Albright Cut Lines WHCD Weekend - Posted April 28, 2013
It's one thing to stand in long lines to enter any number of the White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend parties. It's another when it comes to waiting at the bar for a drink or buffet for food once you're inside. WaPo's media reporter Er... [FishbowlDC]

Aasif Mandvi: 'Conan Had Best Joke of Night' - Posted April 28, 2013
The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi gave fellow comedian Conan O'Brien a big thumbs up today, insisting he had the best joke of the night. "Yeah, I thought he was good," said Mandvi. "It's a tough gig talking to people while they're eating and following President Obama. I thou... [FishbowlDC]

Nancy Pelosi Helps TNR Celebrate New Digs - Posted April 27, 2013
Three weeks after moving into 529 9th St. in Chinatown, The New Republic officially celebrated its new office space on Friday. "The convenience of the location played a big part," Chief Operating Officer Sloan Eddleston t... [FishbowlDC]

Garlic-Scented Freelance Journo No Fan of Texting at Networking Soire s - Posted March 28, 2013
A networking event to mark a business partnership between two fiercely ideological magazines isn't exactly a wild time. But it's part of the job for some media professionals in D.C. Even so, freelance journalist Murray Waas, in t... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Gets Amnesia on TBD - Posted March 28, 2013
Either WaPo's Erik Wemple got a heady PTSD reaction from writing his incredible suckup piece on Politico (headlined "Politico aces ... [FishbowlDC]

Everyone Loves Margaret Sullivan - Posted March 21, 2013
We think Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times' public editor, is great. In ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Everyone Loves Margaret Sullivan - Posted March 21, 2013
We think Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times' public editor, is great. In ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2013
Quotes of the Day "But are you ready for this jelly?"-- CNN's Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, "The Lead." To which HuffPost Politics Editor ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2013
Quotes of the Day "But are you ready for this jelly?"-- CNN's Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, "The Lead." To which HuffPost Politics Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Takes A Trip At CPAC - Posted March 15, 2013
The bane of every reporter's and blogger's CPAC existence has been a slightly raised cord protector in the middle of the media center. Most journalists have tripped, stumbled or completely fallen over it at least once while passing through the area. "Everyone. And we've tried everything," a CPAC organizer told FishbowlDC... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz Fires Back at Politico - Posted March 15, 2013
MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who is moving from prime time to weekends, took a... [FishbowlDC]

5 Questions for The Daily Caller - Posted March 5, 2013
The plot thickens with the case of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and his alleged penchant for Dominican prostitutes. While this story, originally reported by The Daily Caller's Matthew Boyle, who is now with Breitb... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 12, 2013
Quotes of the Day "I hate that bitch." -- Lesley Murphy, the Washington, D.C. political consultant who was sent home last night on ABC's "The Bachelor" after ultimately deciding not to tell the Bachelor that she was falling in love with him. She was talking about the villainous Tierra ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Photo of POTUS mtg w speechwriters Cody Keenan and Jon Favreau today." -- Pete Souza, Director of White House Photography, with accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

Battle of the WaPo Drama Queens - Posted February 4, 2013
Act I Scene I This is what happens when you have multiple blogs and hot heads at a newspaper. They get catty. They fight, scratch, kick. W... [PRNewser]

Battle of the WaPo Drama Queens - Posted February 4, 2013
Act I Scene I This is what happens when you have multiple blogs and hot heads at a newspaper. They get catty. They fight, scratch, kick. W... [FishbowlDC]

John Dickerson Under Fire - Posted January 23, 2013
CBS Political News Director John Dickerson is defending himself from critics who say he has exposed his personal favoritism for President Obama. Last week, Dickerson wrote a ... [FishbowlDC]

Layoffs at Politico? HuffPost, Please. - Posted January 9, 2013
When HuffPost's Michael Calderone left in Politico in March of 2010, no love was lost on either end. The whys of that are hard to decipher -- he broke news and worked at a feverish pace as most reporters there do -- but... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News Picky On Who Can Talk Guns - Posted December 21, 2012
A story by New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman Monday left readers with the impression that FNC was stifling debate on gun control in light of the Sandy Hook shooting. But subsequent stories and coverage of the issue concerning F... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Misses Teen Rape Story: The Big Question is Why? - Posted December 20, 2012
Last week a variety of news outlets reported that a teenage girl was raped by an Uber driver and that it was caught on tape due to surveillance cameras at a family's northwest Washington home. The home, situated in an affluent neighborhood mere blocks from the National Cathedral in Cleveland Park,... [PRNewser]

WaPo Misses Teen Rape Story: The Big Question is Why? - Posted December 20, 2012
Last week a variety of news outlets reported that a teenage girl was raped by an Uber driver and that it was caught on tape due to surveillance cameras at a family's northwest Washington home. The home, situated in an affluent neighborhood mere blocks from the National Cathedral in Cleveland Park,... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Beefs Up Security, E-mail, Phone Surveillance Amid Impending Layoffs - Posted December 11, 2012
The Washington Times has bulked up security at the building and hired new guards. Security in the main lobby last week shifted from one guard to three, with another patrolling the parking lot. The reasoning? Sources tell FishbowlDC it's the impending layoffs. The company consistently beefs up security before layoffs,... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With WaPo's Petri - Posted December 7, 2012
Say hello to Alexandra Petri. She writes WaPo's humor C... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Newsroom Dubs CEO 'Evil Santa' in Face of Layoffs - Posted November 28, 2012
The Washington Times newsroom is hitting a rough patch. And right around the holidays, it doesn't matter who has been naughty or nice. As WaPo's Erik Wemple has been reporting this afternoon... [PRNewser]

TWT Newsroom Dubs CEO 'Evil Santa' in Face of Layoffs - Posted November 28, 2012
The Washington Times newsroom is hitting a rough patch. And right around the holidays, it doesn't matter who has been naughty or nice. As WaPo's Erik Wemple has been reporting this afternoon... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day HIPSTER: "Dr. Paul Pellicci my amazing surgeon, dropped by the office to take me and my new hip for a walk." -- HuffPost-AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington. ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Finance Reporter Corrects Sloppy Report On Sandy Flooding Stock Exchange - Posted October 30, 2012
The biggest reporting botch during Hurricane Sandy goes to the National Weather Service with CNN as a close second. Meanwhile, credit for correcting that report goes to Politico's Ben White. Asked if something felt off about CNN'... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day: Hurricane-Cyclone Sandy Edition "DC, take it from Coco Pebbles Chanel: it never hurts to be prepared." -- The Hill's Howlma Kurtz, a.k.a. Judy Kurtz with accompanying picture. Mixed feelings: "TWIITTER, I HATE YOU.... OK, I LO... [FishbowlDC]

You've Been Warned: With Auto Correct Comes Funny, Frightening and Fretful Errors - Posted October 15, 2012
The auto-correct feature on smartphones is quickly becoming both a blessing and a curse to reporters. While speed-typing to tweet a quote or respond to an email, a typo can quickly be corrected without having to stop. But like a GPS, sometimes things go really wrong. While at the Democratic convention, Rol... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Weighs in on Buzzfeed/State Dept. Fight - Posted September 25, 2012
Buzzfeed's Michael Hastings had a few questions for State Department spokesman Philippe Reines yesterday and they were not received well. Hastings asked about the handling of the diary kept by fa... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.25.12. - Posted September 25, 2012
1. Punctuation and the modern writer: In honor of National Punctuation Day, The Atlantic Wire's Jen Doll has a delightful story out on writers' favorite punctuat... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Has Eye For Male Journos - Posted September 13, 2012
You may have noticed that WaPo's Erik Wemple has b... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Can't believe this is all I'm packing for 30 days in Costa Rica. Life gets a lot lighter without cameras" -- D.C. based Editorial Photographer ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Calls Out Daily Caller Reporter - Posted July 16, 2012
WaPo media opinion writer Erik Wemple took The Daily Caller's Alex Pappas ... [FishbowlDC]

Scarborough Faces Backlash Over NYT Bias Claims - Posted June 8, 2012
MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough criticized the NYT on his program yesterday after the paper published an extensive report on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's upper-income neighborhood in San Diego. He said the story was "an embarrassment" for the publication, alleging that NYT didn't cover Sen. John Kerry's... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted June 6, 2012
UPDATE: WaPo's media blogger Erik Wemple broke this... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's VandeHei Won't Talk to Own Reporter - Posted June 1, 2012
Politico received a series of lashings from several publications after Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Attorney Doubles Down on WaPo's Wemple - Posted May 23, 2012
A prominent D.C. attorney, Timothy Naegele, is redoubling his stance against WaPo media opinion writer Erik Wemple for his stories on the recent allegations of plagiarism against TWT columnist ... [FishbowlDC]

Attorney Plots to Get WaPo's Wemple Fired - Posted May 22, 2012
WaPo media opinion writer Erik Wemple is on the receiving end of threats today after writing about the purported plagiarism of TWT and UPI Columnist ... [FishbowlDC]

Plagiarism as a Parlor Game? - Posted May 17, 2012
Yesterday afternoon WaPo Opinion Media writer Erik Wemple reported on TWT and UPI Columnist ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Reveal When They Let Mom Down - Posted May 13, 2012
In a twist on Mother's Day today, we asked Washington journalists to think about a time or moment in their lives when they disappointed her. Just the asking part was fascinating in that it sometimes evoked complicated feelings. While many readily replied to the question, more than one declined for any... [PRNewser]

Journos Reveal When They Let Mom Down - Posted May 13, 2012
In a twist on Mother's Day today, we asked Washington journalists to think about a time or moment in their lives when they disappointed her. Just the asking part was fascinating in that it sometimes evoked complicated feelings. While many readily replied to the question, more than one declined for any... [FishbowlDC]

Bernie Goldberg Blasts WaPo's Wemple on FNC - Posted April 24, 2012
Erik Wemple, media blogger for WaPo, was called out last night on the "O'Reilly Factor" by author and media critic Bernie Goldberg. The topic: media bias. Goldberg was responding to ... [FishbowlDC]

Whoa! WaPo Tries To Ease Website Navigation - Posted April 16, 2012
WaPo is apparently trying to ease your navigating woes when searching the Washington behemoth's website. But you made need an ice pack and a sick day for this one. For our purposes, there are obvious parts of the site that are vital to our interests -- namely Ezzy Klein, Reliable Sources (sometim... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Chuck Todd Trashes 'Tidbit' Journalism - Posted March 22, 2012
On this morning's MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd went after what he and his panel dubbed "tidbit" journalism. Their repugnance was high after yesterday's Etch a Sketch remark from a top Mitt Romney campaign advisor t... [PRNewser]

NBC's Chuck Todd Trashes 'Tidbit' Journalism - Posted March 22, 2012
On this morning's MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd went after what he and his panel dubbed "tidbit" journalism. Their repugnance was high after yesterday's Etch a Sketch remark from a top Mitt Romney campaign advisor t... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Goes Crazy on Politico's Harris - Posted March 15, 2012
Politico published a story two days ago (approx. half a decade in POLITICO time) questioning how well informed voters are. WaPo's Erik Wemple didn't find the analysis to be very sma... [FishbowlDC]

Media Matters Ultra Private Book Party - Posted February 29, 2012
Politico's Ken Vogel questions David Brock. Brock speaks to the crowd. Media Mat... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The @DCCC is selling shirts with a crying @SpeakerBoehner that say: 'Weeper of the House'" -- USA Today's Susan Davis. ... [FishbowlDC]

An Evening Swim in the Fishbowl - Posted February 18, 2012
On Thursday night we welcomed upwards of 160 guests to Lost Society on U Street for a party so full of waves that some may never forget it. Journos climbed two super steep flights of stairs to reach the rooftop, which was filled with candles and drenched in rose petals. Notable... [TVNewser]

Incest Desk: Daily Caller MMFA Series Part II Arrives - the Quest to Destory Fox News - Posted February 14, 2012
The Daily Caller's series on Media Matters for America continues. Late last night, installment two arrived. This on... [PRNewser]

Incest Desk: Daily Caller MMFA Series Part II Arrives - the Quest to Destroy Fox News - Posted February 14, 2012
The Daily Caller's series on Media Matters for America continues. Late last night, installment two arrived. This on... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Goes Rogue - Posted February 9, 2012
WaPo's executive editor Marcus Brauchli sent out a memo yesterday saying that the publication woul... [FishbowlDC]

The Plotkin Thickens - Posted January 26, 2012
While many are speculating that Mark Plotkin's exit from WTOP has something to do with the new all-news station in town, 99.1 WNEW, we are hearing a much different story. We have heard from ins... [FishbowlDC]

Plotkin Out at WTOP - Posted January 26, 2012
Mark Plotkin and WTOP are parting ways. Jim Farley, Vice President of News and Programming for WTOP, has ... [FishbowlDC]

10 Moments That Hooked Us in 2011 - Posted December 31, 2011
The year 2011 was the year the 7-second TV delay failed miserably, that members of Congress behaved badly and Weiner headlines became something of an art form. Today we've pooled our wisdom into ano... [morningmedianewsfeed]

10 Moments That Hooked Us in 2011 - Posted December 31, 2011
The year 2011 was the year the 7-second TV delay failed miserably, that members of Congress behaved badly and Weiner headlines became something of an art form. Today we've pooled our wisdom into ano... [FishbowlNY]

A Pissing Match Between Two Media Scribes - Posted December 21, 2011
A fight between two grown men in media is always worth watching. In one corner: WaPo's Erik Wemple. Dirty blond curly hair. Medium build. In the other: The Baltimore Sun's ... [FishbowlDC]

Calderone Gets Scoop on Amanpour - Posted December 13, 2011
In what has been a very weird news day, in the end, HuffPost's Michael Calderone got the scoop ... [FishbowlDC]

Wemple Perfects the Copycat Critique - Posted December 6, 2011
WaPo's Erik Wemple appropriately points out in a Monday post that the NYT ... [FishbowlDC]

Suspended National Press Club Member Refuses to Attend Closed, Unrecorded Meeting - Posted November 21, 2011
Sam Husseini, a blogger for washingtonstakeout.com and Communications Director for the Institute for Public Accuracy, has been invited to the National Press Club today at 5 p.m. for a closed meeting of t... [FishbowlDC]

The Dog That Ate the Media's Homework - Posted October 17, 2011
Cultural norms don't change easily. Last week WaPo published two analysis stories on the forced resignation of Politico's Kendra Marr due to plagiarism. Neither credited the outlet that ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 4, 2011
Quotes of the Day Journo most in need of trench coat and big dark shades ... [FishbowlDC]

Shafer Knocks Kurtz Out in His Own Ring - Posted September 2, 2011
Longtime media writer Jack Shafer, who was recently laid off from Slate, appeared on CNN Howard Kurtz's we... [AgencySpy]

Washingtonian Has a New Boring Feature - Posted June 20, 2011
I feel like I'm about to channel my inner Erik Wemple. Come on Washingtonian! We know you have it in you to do better than this. You start a new feature called "The Daily Ask" in which you pose a reasonable, timely... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Seeks Editor Who Can Navigate the Titanic - Posted May 31, 2011
TBD is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief ever since Erik Wemple recently decided to jump ship for WaPo. The plan? Will the waters be choppy? Those answers are TBD but we hope they don't involve a giant i... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Titantic Loses Chaggaris - Posted May 16, 2011
In an ever dwindling staff over at TBD, Steve Chaggaris, VP of Cable News, has found his life raft. He leaves the seriously weakened publication this week. He announced the news today to his staff. He's... [FishbowlDC]

TBD's Wemple to WaPo - Posted May 11, 2011
TBD Editor Erik Wemple has taken a job with WaPo as a media critic and opinion blogger. WaPo's Paul Farhi announced the... [FishbowlDC]

WCP Hosting D.C. Council Debate Tonight - Posted April 12, 2011
WCP, along with NBC4's Tom Sherwood and WPFW host Chuck Thies, is hosting a D.C. Council debate tonight that Managing Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 12, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY INSIDE D. SHUSTER's GARDEN: "As I stop to smell the flowers in my garden, I wish everybody a happy, healthy, + peaceful spring." -- Former MSNBCer David Shuster in a Monday ... [FishbowlDC]

Craigslist ad: TBD.com/WJLA Seeks Digital News Manager - Posted February 28, 2011
Craigslist today features a help wanted ad from TBD.com/WJLA. Last week the Allbritton-owned venture laid off much of the staff as the news came that they were becoming a "niche arts and entertainment" site. So this week there's an ad saying they're hiring a Digital News Manager. The ad calls for... [FishbowlDC]

Layoffs At TBD; Site To Become 'Niche Arts & Entertainment' Destination - Posted February 23, 2011
TBD.com's sports reporting and much of its news reporting will no longer exist, reports the Washington City Paper. This just half a year after TBD's much-heralded launch and just a few weeks after TBD was internally restruc... [TVNewser]

Wemple's Fuego May Wane - Posted February 22, 2011
Some noted the absence of TBD Editor Erik Wemple's Fuego/Frio feature a few weeks back. The editor who takes time each week to stop breathing as he ridicules publications few read around town like Russia To... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 02.10.11 - Posted February 10, 2011
*Faux Twitter Fever: The NYT's Ashley Parker gives us a healthy dose of Fake Twitter today. And she's right on target. Talk of accounts such as @DCJourno and @FakeJim... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 31, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Hands-down favorite weekend observation "Why do I get the feeling this guy is actually kind of a loser?" -- NJ's Susan Davis in a weekend tweet, with the accompanying photograph, above. ... [FishbowlDC]

Buttry's Commute Home (The Abridged Version) - Posted January 27, 2011
There's only one Buttry in this town and that would be TBD's Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry who never fails to provide for material we think is a) amusingly horrifying b) engaging (see... [FishbowlDC]

TBD: We Did it. It Was Us! - Posted January 13, 2011
TBD, in their asinine efforts to correct everything they ever did, didn't do, or have yet to do, issued this correction last weekend. We're sure there's more to come this winter as forecasters do what they tend to do - which is that they get it wrong sometimes because it's the... [FishbowlDC]

A Fuego/Frio Update (And Critique) - Posted December 6, 2010
In the most recent installment of TBD Editor Erik Wemple's breathless Fuego/Frio feature criticizes WaPo's... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Daily Caller's Mike Riggs - Posted December 3, 2010
Say hello to The Daily Caller's Mike Riggs. The scribe who writes those bold morning e-mail r... [FishbowlDC]

Brady Out at TBD - Posted November 5, 2010
> Update from TBD Editor Erik Wemple: "We will all miss Jim." FishbowlDC has learned that Jim Brady, the former Washingtonpost.com editor who runs TBD, has told colleagues he's out at the new st... [FishbowlDC]

TBD: Post Might Hatch New Hyperlocal Site - Posted November 4, 2010
Looks like The Washington Post is cooking up a new hyperlocal news service of some sort, according to TBD.com. TBD's Erik Wemple reviewed a survey the Post is circulating and made some guesses as to what might be on the way. "The new Post initiative, says a source, would carve things up... [MediaJobsDaily]

Journos: Will They Sleep Tonight? - Posted November 2, 2010
We posed a question to a mass of journalists, many covering the midterms, and most everyone obliged. One reporter, who will remain genderless, wished to be anonymous because of fear of his or her PR department. We thank everyone for participating, especially Mr. Weigel fr... [FishbowlDC]

No Joke: The Onion and TBD Partner Up - Posted October 29, 2010
From The Onion PR: "The Onion and Politico's sister publication,TBD, have partnered-up to throw their support behind tomorrow's" sanity and fear rallies. There w... [FishbowlDC]

TBD's Brady: 'There Is No Silver Bullet--It's Just Shrapnel' - Posted October 29, 2010
That's the business model of the future for journalism: "there isn't one stream that's going to make us successful," TBD general manager Jim Brady told ONA 2010 attendees this morning. PBS Mediashift's Craig Silverman attended the keynote and ... [MediaJobsDaily]

TBD's Wemple: 'Is This Guy one of Those D-cks?' - Posted October 27, 2010
It's quaint. Intriguing, even. "Sometime in the next two weeks, two men will meet in a local coffee shop," the story reads. But it's also rare in Washington when an editor agrees to help unite two mystery male commenters on a web site. There were doubts. When Man #1 first approached TBD... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Columnists Break Traffic Laws (Just Like Us) - Posted September 30, 2010
WaPo columnists Gene Robinson and David Broder, it turns out, are human. They were named in a reecntly published ... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Wemple's Fuego/Frio is on Fire - Posted September 9, 2010
We have no idea where TBD Editor Erik Wemple is going, but it's somewhere big and weird. His latest Fuego/Frio episode, which aired Wednesday, could elicit crying laughter. Who knows which is funnier - his French tirade or his dramatic reading of the InTowner Newspaper's six-year-old "historical Frio." It's a sentence... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Editor Erik Wemple's Fuego/Frio Feature Reaches Fevered Pitch - Posted August 26, 2010
Wemple's Fuego/Frio days at Washington City Paper Will TBD Editor Erik Wemple go to heaven or hell? Well, who cares, really. That's to be determined, as the saying goes. But if you're missing Wemple's four-minute Wednesday feature - he stings, salutes and slaps local media with a fuego or frio label -... [FishbowlDC]

Trying to Contact TBD's Wemple? Maybe Forget it. - Posted August 19, 2010
Like so many other editors around town, TBD Editor Erik Wemple is on vacation. And he might not be getting back to you anytime soon. His e-mail, bearing the subject line "Me Out," says so. Thanks so much for sending me an electronic mail. Thing is, I probably won't be responding within the time... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Editor Explains 'Outta Hand' Workout Regimen - Posted July 22, 2010
On Tuesday afternoon, TBD Editor Erik Wemple shared some bloated feelings he was having with his Twitter followers. "Feeling a little bloated around now --- way too much dead-lifting + protein shakes. Regimen is outta hand @workoutwemple," he wrote. FishbowlDC inquired about his i... [FishbowlDC]

City Paper Loses Arts Writer to PhD Program; He'll Miss the Piggyback Rides - Posted July 14, 2010
Washington City Paper is losing Ted Scheinman, who writes for the Arts Desk. He's entering a doctoral program at UNC Chapel Hill. He says he's going to miss attending the Kentucky Inaugural Ball with Columnist Amanda Hess and the "idiosyncracies" of one ... [FishbowlDC]

Wemple Rides Girl's Bike With Training Wheels in Race - Posted July 13, 2010
Not that he wants to brag about it, but TBD's Editor Erik Wemple accomplished a major feat over the weekend when on Sunday he completed the Capitol Criterium celebrity race - on a girl's bike with a basket and training wheels. (The picture above gives you an idea; the video below... [FishbowlDC]

Localized Sweat - Posted July 9, 2010
A reader writes in to say that TBD Editor Erik Wemple (the guy on the right in yellow with an elaborate variety of perspiration stains) ought to stop sweating before posing for party photographs. He showed up for a TBD party Thursday at Ireland's Four Fields in Cleveland Park. The... [FishbowlDC]

WL Names NextGen Media to Know - Posted May 18, 2010
Washington Life's annual "Power List" issue is on newsstands now. And though the mag's list of Washington power players contains many of the usual suspects, FishbowlDC paid special attention to the NextGen media category. This year's list includes "cutting edge personalities who are transforming the news business" such... [FishbowlDC]

Media People On The Move - Posted April 27, 2010
Quite a few hires and promotions today: Michael Schaffer becomes the editor of Washington City Paper, replacing Erik Wemple, who left last month to lead TBD.com. Schaffer worked a... [MediaJobsDaily]

Jim Brady's New Site Has A Name, And It's TBD - Posted April 22, 2010
The new local news site headed by ex-WashingtonPost.com executive editor Jim Brady and edited by former City Paper editor Erik Wemple has a name. It's TBD. Lest this turn into a wretched version of "Who's On First?" we'll just spill the beans: the new site is named TBD.com. The site has a welcome... [MediaJobsDaily]

Hoax or Legit? AllBritton's New Local Site Gets a Name: 'TBD' - Posted April 22, 2010
> UPDATE: It's TRUE. TBD is the name. A site claiming to be Robert Allbritton's new local D.C. project headed up by Jim Brady has finally come up with a name: "TBD". Seriously, that's the alleged name. An excerpt: We won't go into the list of names that we almost chose, the names we considered... [FishbowlDC]

Wemple Slams Examiner and Names Best New Columnist - Posted March 31, 2010
Think of this as a last blast of Erik Wemple sharply critiquing the media here in Washington for Washington City Paper before he ventures off to Allbritton. One's favorable; one isn't. Best new columnist: Tracee Hamilton, who writes sports for WaPo. Read here. Best media mystery: the opi... [FishbowlDC]

The Party's Over for Quinn's Column (in Print) - Posted February 24, 2010
City Paper's Erik Wemple has the scoop on WaPo killing Sally Quinn's column, "The Party" in the print edition. The column moves online to the section she runs called "On Faith." ... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton Nabs Wemple for New Metro Site - Posted February 23, 2010
Robert Allbritton has hired Erik Wemple, editor of City Paper, to edit the new metro site, which has yet to be named. FishbowlDC has heard that WaPo's Marc Fisher and other top editors around the country were under considera... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.05.09 - Posted November 5, 2009
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Fact or Fiction? Punches Thrown in WaPo Newsroom! - Posted November 2, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning Henry Allen and Style's Manuel Roig-Franzia First On FishbowlDC (9:34 AM): FACT! We're still working on the details but we've confirmed that Henry Allen ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington City Paper Awaits Creative Loafing Court Ruling - Posted July 23, 2009
Buffeted by steep debt payments, the Creative Loafing (CL) newsweekly chain--owner of Washington City Paper--filed for bankruptcy protection last September. Ben Eason and other top CL executives at the time expressed the standard laments about a depressed ad environment, seismic shifts in the media marketplace, a crushing debt load, etc. The bankruptcy... [FishbowlDC]

Barry Klassy, City Paper! - Posted July 10, 2009
'Tis the season for shocking covers from struggling print pubs. Washingtonian successfully recharged interest in their magazine and made national news by publishing a shirtless Obama on their cover in May. Now, Washington City Paper is raising the bar with their classy cover of Marion Barry... [FishbowlDC]

Full Court Press: Journos vs. DC Council - Posted March 10, 2009
Yesterday at the Verizon Center, the Wizards took some time off to let the DC Council and Team Media go head-to-head. WTOP reports, "Amazingly, no one was hurt." Final Score: Media 35, DC Council 25. And besides pride, what was at stake? As a result of journo victory, the council now must... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.15.08 - Posted December 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. What DC street is featured above? Then email us with your guess and we'll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.12.08 - Posted December 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. Where in DC can you find the above mural? Think you know? Then email us with your guess and we'll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.11.08 - Posted December 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.09.08 - Posted December 9, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC street is this? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a li... [FishbowlDC]

Fuego y Frio: Una colecci&#243n! - Posted November 3, 2008
We've been a bit behind on our blog reading over the past few weeks (to wit: check out some of the old -- but still relevant and interesting -- links in this Morning's Reading List), so, accordingly, we present a roundup of Erik Wemple's latest Fuego y Frio videos: ... [FishbowlDC]

Creative Loafing Files for Bankruptcy Protection - Posted September 29, 2008
...that'd be the owner of the Washington City Paper. Erik Wemple writes: In a conference call with top company officials, Ben Eason, the company's CEO, said that the step would allow the six papers in the Creative Loafing portfolio to establish a greater online presence while the company reorga... [FishbowlDC]

Update: City Paper's Cover Stories - Posted September 25, 2008
We first reported ten days ago that cover stories will be phased out at the Washington City Paper, continuing a slow and sad trimming of the paper. Editor Erik Wemple elaborates on that very topic wit... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.06.08 - Posted March 5, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Alan Greenspan's birthday and, on this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off from CBS. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon: "Freakish" About Avoiding Political Motivations - Posted February 28, 2008
Erik Wemple profiles new Wash Times head John Solomon. Some of the highlights: "Speaking of war, Solomon has engaged in virtually none of the ideological sort since taking over perhaps the most conservative daily in America. No mass desertions of journalists who wanted to write slanted copy. No rearguard efforts to save... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Changes Editorial Policy On "Hot" Phrases - Posted February 25, 2008
Sorry tipsters for the delay...was on a plane. The Washington Times -- continuing a trend of smart changes -- has changed its editorial policy in a few areas (namely: "gay" instead of "homosexual" and "illegal immigrants" in... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.20.08 - Posted February 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS Most of you did not have to work on Monday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Wemple Looks Into Post/Post.com Divide - Posted February 14, 2008
The Washington City Paper's Erik Wemple has an excellent piece about the Washington Post/washingtonpost.com divide, including lots of good cat-fighty stories. For those who can't read all 6,500 words, here's some nuggets (after the jump...): (On the Post's Walter Reed story...) One problem, though: Priest's report was on NBC Nightly News, not on... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.08 - Posted January 8, 2008
Happy New Hampshire Primary Day Washington! On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivered our first State of the Union. In 1992, Bush 41 puked on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and, in 2006, Tom DeLay resigned as House Majority Leader. Happy 41st R Kelly! (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading... [FishbowlDC]

The Post's Big Meeting Today - Posted October 18, 2007
Erik Wemple has a great preview of today's crucial Washington Post meeting: This morning, reporters and editors at the Washington Post will convene for a huge meeting. They'll talk about the shooting death of reporter Salih Saif Aldin. They'll discuss their various journalistic victories of recent months. And then they'll get down... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.24.07 - Posted September 24, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think Dan Rather has totally lost it. An NBC release announced, "According to national Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.07 - Posted August 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Redskins? You're not really into it. An ABC release announced, "ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 19% to 9.9 million in July 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in ninth place in the Top 20 of general news... [FishbowlDC]

Is Susan Glasser Pissing Posties Off? - Posted July 19, 2007
"And is that a good thing?" Erik Wemple asks about the Post's national news head. [T]he 38-year-old Glasser is a manager who combines high standards with sharp elbows, and not "everybody" is pleased to be working under her vision. Some say that she has created a generational divide that favors the younger... [FishbowlDC]

"The Washington Post breaks some news about local weather trends." - Posted July 6, 2007
Erik Wemple explains. ... [FishbowlDC]

Post.com Filter Problems - Posted May 4, 2007
Erik Wemple has the low-down here. ... [FishbowlDC]

Ruth Marcus Has Friends In High Places - Posted April 16, 2007
So says The Washington City Paper's Erik Wemple: This afternoon, Washington Post commentator Ruth Marcus discovers whether she's won a Pulitzer Prize for the commentary she wrote last year. Marcus, in Pulitzerese, is a "nominated finalist" for the award. Whichever way it goes, Marcus will be thanking her friends and colleagues at... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.05.07 - Posted March 5, 2007
Has Anna Nicole Smith finally lost her intrigue? "ABC News nipping at NBC's heels" Amy Gahran asks a good question. "Why is it that I've never ... [FishbowlDC]

Post Editors Weigh In On Word Counts - Posted February 28, 2007
The Washington City Paper has a memo from Len Downie and Phil Bennett concerning story length, and Erik Wemple has some thoughts on the matter. >UPDATE: You can also read the entire memo when you click below... To: The Staff From: Len and Phil Our outstanding journalism comes in all sizes, including long piece... [FishbowlDC]

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