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Philadelphia-Based News Outlet Brother.ly In the Works - Posted July 1, 2014
It was a bummer to hear about the shutdown of Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome in April. But former editor-in-chief Jim Brady is moving onto another local news exper... [10,000 Words]

Project Thunderdome Officially Closes Its Doors - Posted April 17, 2014
In spite of melancholy circumstances, staffers at the NYC headquarters for Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome are having some fun on this, their final day. Here for example is the front of the internal farewell Web page, as shared on Twitter by project EIC Jim Brady: ... [GalleyCat]

Project Thunderdome Officially Closes Its Doors - Posted April 17, 2014
In spite of melancholy circumstances, staffers at the NYC headquarters for Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome are having some fun on this, their final day. Here for example is the front of the internal farewell Web page, as shared on Twitter by project EIC Jim Brady: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Project Thunderdome Officially Closes Its Doors - Posted April 17, 2014
In spite of melancholy circumstances, staffers at the NYC headquarters for Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome are having some fun on this, their final day. Here for example is the front of the internal farewell Web page, as shared on Twitter by project EIC Jim Brady: ... [FishbowlNY]

David Butler, 63, Will Now Oversee 75 Daily Newspapers - Posted April 11, 2014
Digital First Media, headquartered in New York City, has found its man. David J. Butler, editor and senior vice president of the San Jose Mercury News - as well as West ed... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Butler, 63, Will Now Oversee 75 Daily Newspapers - Posted April 11, 2014
Digital First Media, headquartered in New York City, has found its man. David J. Butler, editor and senior vice president of the San Jose Mercury News - as well as West ed... [FishbowlNY]

Uncertain Future for AOL's Patch - Posted December 30, 2013
By now, most media pundits and journalism wonks have all but concluded their somewhat premature postmortems on what exactly went wrong at Patch, AOL's network of local news and information sites. Although the company's problems had been mounting for several years, the combination of major lay... [10,000 Words]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Mindmeld Edition: A melding of everything worthy, weird and otherwise from the past four days. Journo's cat sets her alarm clock "The cat stepped on my iPhone dock alarm clock last night and set it to go off at 7 a.m. Which it did. Which was... [FishbowlDC]

ONA Announces Election Of Three New Board Members - Posted October 21, 2011
The Online News Association on Thursday announced the results of its annual board of directors election. Three new members were elected: John Keefe, ... [TVSpy]

ONA Announces Nominees For 2012 Board Of Directors Election - Posted August 30, 2011
The Online News Association, the predominant organization representing digital journalists, announced on Tuesday the nominees for its upcoming 2012 Board of Directors election. ONA board members help shape programming, serve as representatives/spokespeople for the organization and are supposed to make ONA their largest annual charitable contrib... [10,000 Words]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 11, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Cream-filled Blankley The Fashion Critic "Tony Blankley's suit hurts my eyes." -- The Daily Caller's TV writer ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 29, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Capitol File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett's latest Twitter avatar. She says she puts it up only when she's in "party m... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted April 5, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *Beware of being tardy to Cantor's Presser: If you're going to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) noon press conference today, it turns out you have to be there right smack at noon -- or else you won't get in. Despite a... [FishbowlDC]

WJLA's Lord Drops Gauntlet, Institutes Ingenious Web Rules - Posted March 2, 2011
Now that WJLA is in charge of TBD.com, suddenly web guidelines (the same ones TBD asked for at the launch but they weren't met with such glee) are all the rage. Yes, now the web is such a splendid idea and everyone must contribute, even TV journos. They'll even be getting... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Whose got the ugliest, most loathsome facial/neck/seeping into chest hair in America? Meet America's non-journalist Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast's prank caller who appeared on MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Judge Goes Personal on TBD - Posted February 23, 2011
Mark Judge, a videographer who writes opinion pieces for The Daily Caller, once wanted a job at TBD. In fact, he contacted then-GM Jim Brady last summer... [PRNewser]

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]

Minneapolis Airport Men's Room Gets More Action - Posted February 15, 2011
It's not the Eighth Wonder of the World. But you might think so considering all the ink that the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's men's room has received in the past five years since ex-Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) had his wide stance moment there. He... [PRNewser]

Allbritton Hands Control of TBD.com to WJLA - Posted February 9, 2011
Allbritton Communications is handing control of local news site TBD.com to ABC-affiliate WJLA. TBD.com was launched last August as part of Allbritton's strategy to cohere its D.C. news outlets. WJLA has been a content ... [TVSpy]

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]

'Twinterviews': Is This the New Journalism? - Posted December 16, 2010
For ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, this morning's "Twinterview" with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was the second such interview he has done with the senator. Tapper conducted another recent Twinterview with ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 22, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Reporter contemplates the unthinkable "Thinking of dosing myself with Viagra before my first TSA pat down." -- Slate media writer Jack Shafer in a Monday morning tw... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Rips Off Two Stories; Media Writer Says it Doesn't Matter - Posted November 8, 2010
This weekend WaPo ripped off two media stories from other media outlets without crediting those sources. One was the MSNBC Keith Olbermann suspension st... [FishbowlDC]

A Note From Allbritton Regarding TBD... - Posted November 5, 2010
FishbowlDC has obtained an internal memo from TBD Publisher Robert Allbritton on the resignation of Jim Brady: To my TBD colleagues, I want to report on two important pieces of news about TBD.... The first is that Jim Brady, my partner in launching this enterprise and someone who is heavily ... [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'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]

Kurtz Leaving WaPo for Daily Beast - Posted October 5, 2010
WaPo media columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz is leaving WaPo to join Tina Brown's The Daily Beast. He'll be the Washington Bureau Chief. He will continue to host CNN's "Reliable Sources." Our friends at TVNewser have the ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 1, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Has TBD.com's Jim Brady become hooked on "Grey's"? "Watching 'Gray's Anatomy' and wondering: Is there ever a scene in this show where there isn't some treacly ballad playing in the background?" -- TBD.com's President ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With TBD's Steve Buttry - Posted September 7, 2010
Steve Buttry has always had unusual titles. His current title is no exception - he's TBD's Director of Community Engagement. What is that? He explains, "I'm in charge of makin... [FishbowlDC]

TBD: 'We're Not Being Coy' (Oh Really?) - Posted August 6, 2010
TBD led a meeting and conference call with reporters this afternoon to lay out plans for TBD, which launches sometime next week. The launch date is known, but for all intents and purposes, it's appropriately TBD because they're not spilling on the date. TBD GM Jim Brady: "Everything here is on the... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 14, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Competing journos imbibe "Great party for 1st wp boss given by k weymouth. Met @jimbradysp. despite media tales of mutual antagonism we all drink together. Shock :)" --Katharine Zaleski, WaPo's head of Digital News Products, in a week... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Allbritton is Tough Name to Spell - Even for Poynter - Posted April 16, 2010
That Allbritton surname can be tough. One l, two t's, two l's one t? Even PoynterOnline didn't get it right, but at least they admitted as much. CORRECTION: This post originally misspelled Allbritton. Read the full story from today here. It discusses the... [FishbowlDC]

A Day and Evening of Journalism to Celebrate Knight Hall - Posted April 5, 2010
A night of journalism is on the horizon. On April 21, the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill School of Journalism will celebrate the dedication of John S. and James L. Knight Hall with an evening dinner. During the day there will speakers and forums such as "Addicted to the Media" with... [FishbowlDC]

GWU to Address Journalism's Future; On Panel: Jim Brady, Tina Brown, and Susan Page - Posted March 25, 2010
On March 29, journalism industry insiders will convene at Jack Morton Auditorium for an in-depth discussion of the "State of the Media 2010." EVENT: The revenue numbers for almost all American media companies are in great decline, and newer business models are struggling... This and other key findings of the Pew... [FishbowlDC]

Clooney, Campbell, and Peterson network over 'Network' - Posted March 23, 2010
WJLA's Arch Campbell and Gordon Peterson were the guests for last night's Reel Journalism with Nick Clooney Film Series event, a co-production of American University's School of Communication and... [FishbowlDC]

Cuts at Guardian's DC Office - Posted November 6, 2009
Guardian News is laying off six production/editing employees. paidContent.org reports that most of the cuts are in the company's DC office. The layoffs follow the exit of Guardian America's consulting editor Jim Brady who left to lead up Allbritton's new Washington Metro news website a few weeks ago. ... [FishbowlDC]

Brady: 'You Can't Take 10 People and Create a Local Site as a Business' - Posted October 29, 2009
Former WaPo.com editor Jim Brady's new local site for the company that owns Politico is aiming big. In an interview with paidContent's David Kaplan, Brady says that the site--c... [MediaJobsDaily]

Allbritton Addresses Metro News Site Project - Posted October 29, 2009
In a memo obtained by FishbowlDC yesterday, Robert Allbritton disclosed details of the next Allbritton Communications project - the Metro news site TNR reported on Tuesday. Allbritton says the new project, led by former Washingtonpost.com editor Jim Brady will "include a merger of the current WJLA.com and News8.net websites into a site... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Will Launch Local D.C. Web Site; Former Post.com Editor To Lead - Posted October 28, 2009
Politico owner Robert Allbritton will be launching a local website focused on D.C. news, The New Republic reports. At the helm: Jim Brady, former editor of Washingtonpost.com. It's "his most direct... [MediaJobsDaily]

Allbritton to Launch DC Metro News Website - Posted October 27, 2009
The New Republic reports that Robert Allbritton, owner of Politico has plans to launch a DC Metro news site. Allbritton is putting former Washingtonpost.com editor Jim Brady in ch... [FishbowlDC]

Former WaPo Dot Com Editor Now Consulting At Politico - Posted May 21, 2009
FBDC learned today former WashingtonPost.com editor Jim Brady will be doing some consulting work at Politico, for a month. In an email to staff, Jim VandeHei and John Harris (both former Posties) said, "We think that you will really enjoy him and th... [FishbowlDC]

Jim Brady Steps Down - Posted December 22, 2008
Enter Liz Spayd?!? WashingtonPost.com editor Jim Brady is stepping down, according to an internal staff memo from Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli obtained by FishbowlDC: To the Staff: I regret to announce tha... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.08.08 - Posted August 8, 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, 03.25.08 - Posted March 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Emily Lawrimore's birthday (Hat Tip: Playbook), the 2008 Dart Award Winners have been announced, Dana Priest and Anne Hull have won yet another award, yesterday was Monica Lewins... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.08 - Posted January 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1952, the "Today" show premiered, in 1973 the Dolphins became the only one of only two NFL teams to go undefeated during the regular season, and in 2004, President Bush announced we're going to Mars. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio). Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

More Post.com Stats... - Posted November 20, 2007
...and Post.com Executive Editor Jim Brady is none too happy with you FishbowlDC leakers. You may notice there are no longer any specific traffic numbers in this e-mail. Sorry about that, but because someone thought it'd be fun to leak the last memo to DC Fishbowl, we'll have to keep these more... [FishbowlDC]

We Always Knew He Was A Clooney Fan... - Posted October 25, 2007
The name of one of the extras in today's George Clooney filming around town? Jim Brady. >UPDATE: Brady writes in: While there's no doubt my staff's opinion of me was greatly enhanced by the mere idea that I was associated with George Clooney for a day, I must report that the rumor you... [FishbowlDC]

washingtonpost.com Launching "New Story Page" - Posted September 19, 2007
WashingtonPost.com Executive Editor Jim Brady informed Posties recently that he's launching "a new story page that we hope will provide an improved reading experience by expanding the width of the reading column, reducing the clutter surrounding articles and by making it easier for our producers to highlight content that is directly... [FishbowlDC]

The Post on Post.com Goof - Posted March 23, 2007
>UPDATE: Another question: Will others such as Reuters, MSNBC and others also have to issue corrections? And is the Politico getting an unfair thumping for doing the same thing ... [FishbowlDC]

Post.com : What Happened - Posted March 23, 2007
FishbowlDC just got off the phone with WashingtonPost.com Executive Editor Jim Brady who wanted to clarify a few points about why washingtonpost.com featured a piece yesterday titled, "John Edwards Suspends White House Bid." According to Brady, no one at washingtonpost.com even knew that such a headline had been published. When FishbowlDC ... [FishbowlDC]

NYT Managing Ed Learns From A 29-Year-Old - Posted March 22, 2007
The first part of the panel last night on "How Newspapers Can Survive, and Thrive, In the 21st Century" at Columbia's journalism school was essentially a retread of Robert Kuttner's Columbia Journalism Review piece about how newspapers are not dead yet despite the digital onslaught. Then he and others on the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYT Managing Ed Learns From A 29-Year-Old - Posted March 22, 2007
The first part of the panel last night on "How Newspapers Can Survive, and Thrive, In the 21st Century" at Columbia's journalism school was essentially a retread of Robert Kuttner's Columbia Journalism Review piece about how newspapers are not dead yet despite the digital onslaught. Then he and others on the... [FishbowlNY]

Brady: Not A Fan Of Apple Video - Posted March 5, 2007
(earlier) Washingtonpost.com Executive Editor Jim Brady isn't a fan of the Apple - Post.com promotional video that we brought to ... [FishbowlDC]

More On Arkin - Posted February 12, 2007
(who is back blogging, by the way) Howie Kurtz reports on Washington Post blogger William Arkin's interesting few weeks, which began with this quote: ...an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary -- oops sorry, volunteer -- force... [FishbowlDC]

The Washington Post Goes Serial - Posted January 17, 2007
For the first time in its history, the Washington Post will be serializing fiction - specifically, business reporter David Hilzenrath's debut novel JEZEBEL'S TOMB, a biblical mystery featuring a journalist who investigates a bombing and tries to track down a mysterious 2,000-year-old document that may hold a dangerous secre... [GalleyCat]

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