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New Media Desk, Several New Hires, and One Promotion at the Washington Examiner - Posted November 5, 2014
The Washington Examiner Wednesday announced several new hires and one promotion. Former FishbowlDC writer Eddie Scarry is departing Mediaite for the Examiner's newly created Media Des... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Welcomes Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon at Morton's - Posted September 11, 2014
Wednesday night at Morton's Steakhouse on Connecticut Avenue, MediaDC CEO Lou Ann Sabatier introduced Washington Examiner's new editorial director Hugo Gurdon... [FishbowlDC]

Philip Klein Promoted to Commentary Editor of Washington Examiner - Posted August 26, 2014
[caption id="attachment_131236" align="alignright" width="170"] Philip Klein[/caption] Washington Examiner editorial director Hugo Gurdon today announced that senior writer Philip Kl... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Bob Cusack Named Editor in Chief - Posted July 28, 2014
The Hill today announced that Bob Cusack has been named editor in chief. He's served as managing editor of the paper since 2004. Cusack's promotion came with several other announcements, including the departure of Hugo Gurdon who's heading to The Examiner. Hill news editor ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Adds Two New Editors - Posted December 3, 2013
Hugo Gurdon, EIC of The Hill, announced today the addition of two new editors to the rag's roster. Most notable, ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Cartoonist Says Adios - Posted September 30, 2013
The Hill and the publication's longtime cartoonist Chris Weyant are parting ways. One might say his time there has drawn to a close. Editor-in-Chief Hu... [PRNewser]

The Hill's Cartoonist Says Adios - Posted September 30, 2013
The Hill and the publication's longtime cartoonist Chris Weyant are parting ways. One might say his time there has drawn to a close. Editor-in-Chief Hu... [FishbowlDC]

Carville to Pen Column for The Hill - Posted September 4, 2013
Blustery and comical Democratic pundit James Carville is joining the ranks of ex-Clinton pollster Dick Morris and FNC's ... [PRNewser]

Carville to Pen Column for The Hill - Posted September 4, 2013
Blustery and comical Democratic pundit James Carville is joining the ranks of ex-Clinton pollster Dick Morris and FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Are Transgender Style Guidelines Evolving or is Everyone Still Terribly Confused? - Posted August 28, 2013
Think Progress intern Marina Fang, like a bunch of other news outlets as of late, has a fascinating piece on newsroom guidelines regarding transgender reporting. The question at hand: Should writers use the preferred "he" or "she" pronouns despite how a person was born? ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico, Salon, Overhype Juan Williams' 'Plagiarism' - Posted March 8, 2013
First it's Juan Williams blames the researcher. Then it's Williams blames the "intern." Suddenly his "researcher" became his "intern." In the course of one column in The Hill, which was corrected and explained, followed by The Hi... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Names a New Features Editor - Posted January 18, 2013
If National Journal's Ron Fournier had the most effusive internal memos around Washington about this staff, The Hill's British-born Hugo Gurdon... [FishbowlDC]

Capitol Hill Republicans Cry Bias in The Hill - Posted September 21, 2012
Capitol Hill Republican aides and at least one lawmaker are hopping mad this morning about what they perceive to be a blatantly biased headline and story in The Hill Thursday afternoon. They insist that ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day From USA TODAY's Jackie Kucinich, who writes, "Good to know..." Travel Taunting: "Shockingly large number of air travel rooki... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: The Hill's Hugo Gurdon (Take II) - Posted June 13, 2012
On Monday we brought you the pairing of The Hill's Editor-in-Chief Hugo Gurdon. We chose Jared Harris, who plays the "Mad Men" character of Lane Pryce as his twin. Since then, a reader who shall remain nameless has weighed in on the matter, saying Gurdon bears a stronger similarity to Hugh... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: The Hill's Hugo Gurdon - Posted June 11, 2012
Today we see similarities (especially in the skull and hairline) between the Mad Men character Lane Pryce and The Hill's Editor-in-Chief Hugo Gurdon. Pryce, played by Jared Harris, and Gurdon are both British. Of course, no similarities between Lane's recent suicide storyline of the AMC series and Gurdon. ... [FishbowlDC]

New York Daily News Takes Passive Stance on Commenters Doubting Logan's Rape - Posted January 24, 2012
The New York Daily News published a new account this morning on CBS' Lara Logan a year af... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Shifts Blogger to New Foreign Policy Blog - Posted January 9, 2012
Fans of The Hill's French-American journalist Julian Pecquet will be pleased to learn that soon he'll move from the Healthwatch blog to a new foreign policy blog that will launch later this month. In a memo from Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Attracts Raunchy Commenters - Posted December 30, 2011
On Wednesday The Hill ran a ... [FishbowlDC]

Parnes to Smooch for The Hill - Posted November 28, 2011
In a shocking twist, Amie Parnes is leaving Politico for a job at The Hill covering the White House beat. She replaces Sam Youngman... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Finds Error in TheWrap Story - Posted September 6, 2011
The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon uncovered a sizable error in TheWrap's recent story on traffic at congressional news sites, in which ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico is a Revenue God, Says TheWrap - Posted August 30, 2011
This week TheWrap's Lucas Shaw exalted Politico's current business model with high praise and backed it up with numbers. In his 965-word ... [FishbowlDC]

Summer Superlatives Winners, Part III - Posted August 15, 2011
And the final four... In a pool of sex machines like The Hill's Hugo Gurdon and Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson it's tough to imagine anyone winning FishbowlDC's Sexiest Male of 2011 title by a landslide. But believe it or not, the boyish good looks of Politico's ... [PRNewser]

Summer Superlatives Winners, Part III - Posted August 15, 2011
And the final four... In a pool of sex machines like The Hill's Hugo Gurdon and Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson it's tough to imagine anyone winning FishbowlDC's Sexiest Male of 2011 title by a landslide. But believe it or not, the boyish good looks of Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Summer Superlatives: Sexiest Male - Posted August 12, 2011
It's the fourth and final day of FishbowlDC's 2011 Summer Superlatives. Though the results are under lock and key, the winners from our first nine categories ar... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Hires Howie Kurtz's Daughter - Posted June 13, 2011
The Hill welcomes a new gossip columnist to its pages. It's Judy Kurtz, a reporter at WBFF-TV in Baltimore. Kurtz, who is the daughter of The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill is Sans Publicist - Posted March 14, 2011
The Hill's publicist, Tricia Barba, has quietly left the paper. Barba has worked at the publication for less than a year. She was hired in May 2010, and was the publication's first publi... [FishbowlDC]

AEI Snaps Up The Hill's Web Editor - Posted February 24, 2011
The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon announces today that Bridget Johnson, the publication's web editor, has put in her two-week notice and is taking a new job with the American Enterprise Institute. Gurdon says he will be filling the position soon. He also wishes her well. See the internal memo... Web editor ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Crabtree to TPM - Posted January 18, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29046" align="aligncenter" width="388" caption="Her future's so bright, she'll have to wear shades. "][/caption] Hugo Gurdon announced via i... [FishbowlDC]

GOP12's Heinze Joins The Hill - Posted December 21, 2010
The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon sent a memo out to staff this afternoon. He announces that GOP12's Christian Heinze will be joining the staff (with his blog, of course). He'll... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's New Hires - Posted November 17, 2010
An internal memo from The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon catches us up on three new male hires at the paper: Erik Wasson, Peter Schroeder and Jason Millman.... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Loses Reporter to K Street - Posted October 28, 2010
The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon sent a notice to reporters Wednesday morning saying Money Blog reporter Jay Heflin was departing. He surmised that Heflin got his new job, in part, because of his work at The Hill. The memo: Jay Heflin is hanging up his notepad and taking a job on K... [FishbowlDC]

Goode Plays Hopscotch With Capitol Hill Jobs - Posted October 21, 2010
After just five months, Darren Goode is leaving The Hill for Politico. In early June he left CongressDaily to go to work for The Hill. See our June announcement about him ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill to 'Liquid Launch' Allen Into Next Job - Posted August 27, 2010
We've already reported that The Hill's Jared Allen is leaving the publication for a job in PR as Asst. VP at FD. Here are the internal memos - one, a goodbye note from Allen and another, an announcement from Editor Hugo Gurdon... [FishbowlDC]

Surprise! It's the Managing Editor's Birthday... - Posted August 4, 2010
Just because The Hill's Managing Editor Bob Cusack shares a birthday with President Obama and former White House scribe Helen Thomas does not mean that he will be overshadowed by them. Just moments ago, the entire staff o... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Closes Down Comment Section to Protect Beauties - Posted July 30, 2010
In an unprecedented move for the publication, The Hill has locked down its "Comment" capabilities for the 50 Most Beautiful People of Capitol Hill feature. This means readers who don't find the beauties that attractive will not be able to write in what can be really ugly commentary. Speaking of which,... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Hires New Business & Lobbying Editor - Posted June 22, 2010
The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon, in a memo to staff Monday afternoon, announced the new hire of Dustin Weaver to be the new Business & Lobbying editor, a post formerly occupied by Jim Synder, who recently left the publication to go to Bl... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Healthwatch Blog: Tardy for the Party? - Posted June 15, 2010
Just in time for the big health care debate!? The Hill newspaper announced today the launch of "Healthwatch," their new health care policy blog. (We tease because we love - better late than never, guys.) According to an announcement from EIC Hugo Gurdon, "Healthwatch bloggers will repo... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Lands 12 Finalists for SPJ Awards - Posted June 11, 2010
The Hill has announced to the newsroom that it has 12 finalists for this year's Society of Professional Journalist Dateline Awards. That's three more than last year's number of awards that the newspaper earned. The potentially award winning reporters include: Jared Allen, Silla Brush, Jim Synder (now with Bloomberg News), Roxana Tiron,... [FishbowlDC]

The Battle of 'Darrens': The Hill's Hires the 'Best' Energy Reporter - Posted June 8, 2010
As of late, The Hill has shed reporters to Bloomberg News and Politico. Steadily, the publication is starting to replace them. The two big hires: •Shane D'Aprile from Politics magazine. •Darren Goode from Congress Daily. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Hires C-SPAN Producer/Booker to be Publicist - Posted May 24, 2010
This just in from The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon. The publication has hired a publicist. The publication has gone without a publicist for more than a year and has had two publicists in the past. "I'm really pleased to be able to tell you that we've hired an in-house publicist; Tricia Barba... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Nabs Reporters From NJ and the Washington Independent - Posted May 17, 2010
An internal memo from The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon: I'm pleased to be able to tell you of two more hires that will continue the growth of our newsroom. Sara Jerome is joining us from National Journal, where she is a technology reporter. She arrives next Monday, May 24, and will become the... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Snyder Goes to Bloomberg - Posted May 11, 2010
The Hill loses another reporter to Bloomberg. Just recently, reporter Jeff Young left the publication for Bloomberg. Now, it's Business and Lobbying Editor Jim Snyder who has accepted a position with Bloomberg. An internal memo from Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Finds 'Hillicon Valley' Replacement, hires a Copy Editor and Promotes Intern - Posted May 3, 2010
There are new hires at The Hill says this internal memo just sent out this morning by Editor Hugo Gurdon. He says there are more on the way. The memo: I am pleased to be able to tell you of three more newsroom hires. Gautham Nagesh, of The Daily Caller and previously of Government... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Hires Pecquet & Muller, Promotes Laws - Posted April 28, 2010
The Hill has hired Julian Pecquet and Alex Muller. Pecquet will cover health care and Muller is at the copy desk with Mike Laws who was recently promoted to chief copy editor. Memo from The Hill's ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Blake to WaPo (Along with NJ's Felicia Sonmez) - Posted April 23, 2010
<img alt="blake.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/blake.jpg" width="200" class="alignleft" hspace="3" vspace="3"/The Hill's Aaron Blake has been hired by WaPo where he'll work as a blog assistant under The Fix's Chris Cillizza. He is the first ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Poaches The Hill's Hart - Posted April 20, 2010
Tech writer Kim Hart who left WaPo six months ago to launch Hillicon Valley at the The Hill is making moves again. Sources tell us that she was recently poached by Politico. FishbowlDC obtained the following memo from The Hill's Hugo Gurdon: I am sorry to tell you that Kim Hart has... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Gains One, Loses Another - Posted March 26, 2010
This just in...from The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon: I wanted to let you know about a few changes in the newsroom. Russell Berman, who was previously at AOL News and The New York Sun (after internships at Newsday and the Los Angeles Times), will join us on April 2 as a staff writer covering the... [FishbowlDC]

Gurdon Gloats Over The Hill's HC Coverage - Posted March 23, 2010
In a memo to The Hill staff, EIC Hugo Gurdon praised his team for their efforts in covering the health care debate, saying " You did not sacrifice accuracy for speed, as some others did. We were fast, but we didn't trip ourselves up by rushing." Full memo below. From: Hugo Gurdon Date: March... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Sandler Heads to AP - Posted March 16, 2010
The Hill's Mike Sandler, an associate editor, heads to AP to be an editor. Word has it the hours may be better on his young family. Here's the note Editor Hugo Gurdon sent out today: As some of you already know, Mike Sandler is leaving the paper to take up an editing... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Releases iPhone App - Posted March 15, 2010
EIC Hugo Gurdon announced that The Hill's iPhone app was released today. In a message to subscribers, Gurdon said: "Our app contains all the latest news from the House and Senate, all your favorite blogs, updates from the White House and the administration, plus the inside scoop on what's goi... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Offers Snow Special Edition - Posted February 10, 2010
Forecasting a 100% chance of delivery issues, the snow bunnies at The Hill are offering today's paper in PDF. See the message from Hugo Gurdon below: The Hill newspaper is being printed today, but we know the snow is causing problems and some of you will not see the paper because you're unabl... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Hires CQ's Jay Heflin - Posted February 2, 2010
The Hill's Hugo Gurdon welcomed Jay Heflin to the newsroom today. In an email to staff, Gurdon said: "Jay was formerly at CQ and will be writing for us about tax, a subject to which he brings encyclopedic knowledge and infectious enthusiasm. Having reported and written news stories about tax issues... [FishbowlDC]

Switcheroo at Greenwire and The Hill - Posted December 15, 2009
When one door shuts another opens (or something like that). As Ben Gemen recently left Greenwire for The Hill's Energy & Environment Blog, The Hill'... [FishbowlDC]

Birthday Wishes... - Posted December 4, 2009
FishbowlDC wishes Colin Rogero and Roll Call's Jackie Kucinich (pictured with pineapple) a very happy birthday! Happy belated to CQ-Roll Call's ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Launches E2 Wire Blog - Posted December 4, 2009
The Hill has launched E2 Wire, a new blog that focuses on energy and environmental politics and policy. It's run by Business & Lobbying editor, Jim Snyder, and staff writer Ben Geman... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Sydelle Moore to The Hill - Posted September 16, 2009
Politico's Sydelle Moore will join The Hill as deputy web editor. Memo from Hugo Gurdon obtained by FishbowlDC: I am very pleased to tell you that Sydelle Moore will be joining The Hill on Sept 23 as deputy web editor. Sydelle is currently a web producer at Politico, where she has been fo... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Scores Hart from WaPo - Posted July 13, 2009
Nice hire by The Hill! In an internal memo obtained by FBDC, The Hill's Hugo Gurdon announced to his staff today that WaPo's Kim Hart will be joining the pub to cover the intersection of technology and politics. Hart currently covers technology at WaPo and pens a weekly column called "The Download... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Honored, Hugo Gloats - Posted May 19, 2009
Today's staff memo from The Hill's EIC Hugo Gurdon...does anyone else unwittingly read Gurdon's memos in a British accent? I am pleased to tell you all that once again The Hill has massively outperformed its competitors, with a big haul of prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists. This is the fourth year... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill's Betsy Rothstein Heads Out West - Posted April 6, 2009
Seeking a more balanced chakra, Betsy Rothstein is leaving The Hill and Washington DC, for that matter. Hugo Gurdon sent the below memo today: After 10 years with The Hill, Betsy is moving on. Actually, she's moving over - to the Left Coast. Her interest in mind-body-soul stuff leads her... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Launches Twitter Room - Posted March 31, 2009
Need all your politico tweets in one place? Can't keep track of updates from President Obama, Sen. McCain and Sen. McCaskill? The Hill launched a solution to that very problem today. Twitter Room on the Hill's website will have a live tweetstream, links to key Twitter-ers and highlighted tweets with expert commentary... [FishbowlDC]

Capitol Hill's Revolving Door - Posted October 15, 2008
Internal memos, obtained by FishbowlDC... From Roll Call's Charlie Mitchell: I am pleased to announce that Associate Editor Erin Billings is shifting her focus to take over editing responsibilities for the online reporting team. Jen Bendery... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.04.08 - Posted August 4, 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 Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.06.07 - Posted December 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1877, the Washington Post rolled out its first paper (via MicCheck). And it's the birthday of The Hill's Hugo Gurdon. But first, our occasional "Sentence Only The Style Section Could Write": "How come snow nev... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.07 - Posted November 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. Eventually, you want to have kids. News University is hosting, The Electronic Election: Covering the 2008 Vote: A NewsU/Poynter Webinar on November 14. Register ... [FishbowlDC]

Mulligan, Schor Leave The Hill - Posted October 4, 2007
An internal email sent from The Hill's Hugo Gurdon: Megan Mulligan and Elana Schor are leaving The Hill to join Guardian America, the new web-based operation being launched by The Guardian, of London. Their departures prompt mixed feelings. It is sad to lose two such talented and likable colleagues, but it is... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Makes Senior Management Changes - Posted February 12, 2007
From Jimmy Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.: To the Staff I'm very pleased to be able to tell you about senior management changes at The Hill that I am announcing today. They reflect the great success that the newspaper, websites, etc have been enjoying for the past number of years. All of... [FishbowlDC]