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CQ Roll Call Biz Side Implodes - Posted February 28, 2013
CQ Roll Call called an all hands sales meeting at approximately 6:30 a.m. for every rep in the office, FishbowlDC has learned. They were told to cancel all appointments for the day. At the meeting, CQ Roll Call Senior V.P. Jim Gale... [PRNewser]

Rashbass Shuffles CQ Roll Call Ad Group...Again - Posted September 28, 2011
When CQ Roll Call's Laurie Battaglia was fired in February, the Economist Group positioned her departure as a job elimination due to their strategy to separate the advertising department from circulation sales. In a memo to staf... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Seeks to Rebuild Image - Posted March 16, 2011
When a publication loses some 15 people, including a beloved editor, a deputy editor and the head of ad sales in a seven-month time span, it ceases to be right or accurate to say that it is undergoing a transition. Or, to reason that this is the topsy turvy, fluctuating... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Forges Ahead Amidst Major Changes - Posted February 2, 2011
All eyes are on CQ Roll Call Associate Director Keith White to step into the shoes of Managing Director and Executive V.P. Laurie Battaglia... [FishbowlDC]

Two Upped at CQ Roll Call - Posted November 19, 2010
This afternoon Laurie Battaglia announced the promotions of two folks from the business side of CQ Roll Call. Keith White has been named SVP and Publisher of Premium Services and Mark Walters will become SVP and Group Publisher overs... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Adds Newsletter, Logo; Drops Hyphen, Group - Posted November 4, 2010
In a memo today, Laurie Battaglia thanked the CQ Roll Call staff for their hard work during the midterms, the refreshed website and the l... [FishbowlDC]

CQ & Roll Call to Shack Up Together - Posted September 16, 2010
CQ and Roll Call are finally taking their relationship to the next level - the two organizations are moving in together. In a memo to staff, CQ-Roll Call Managing Director Laurie Battaglia annonced that she has signed a lease at 77K St. NE where both publications will live happily together... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Names New Senior V.P. of Advertising - Posted June 10, 2010
This just in... CQ-Roll Call has announced this morning that the publication has named Mark Walters as its new senior V.P. of Advertising. Walters begins July 7. "Hiring Mark is a strategic coup," said the publication's managing director Laurie Battaglia in a statement. Waters' past: Walters comes to C... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call: A Personnel Update - Posted March 22, 2010
From: Laurie Battaglia To: CQ-RollCall-All Sent: Fri Mar 19, 2010 Subject: Advertising Announcement; We've got several people announcements to make in advertising. Here goes: I'm thrilled to announce that Kelly Lindner will be rejoining CQ-Roll Call on Monday, March 22nd as our new VP of Even... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Goes Crunchy - Posted January 28, 2010
In a move that seems more suited for a West Coast city, the CQ-Roll Call Group announces today that Roll Call is the first publication to be "going green," meaning that it will be printed on 100 percent recycled paper. The change promises a variety of things: 1. Reduce the environmental impact 2. Improve... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Completes Integration Initiatives - Posted January 21, 2010
This morning, CQ-Roll Call Managing Director Laurie Battaglia emailed staff to announce the completion of four projects designed to further integrate CQ & Roll Call. Yesterday, we told you about the relaunch of but Battaglia's memo highlighted a few of the additional initiatives: CQ StateTrack's regulatory monitoring service: a new service to... [FishbowlDC]

Help Wanted: Nutting's Job Jinxed? - Posted October 16, 2009
A tipster sent us this CQ "help wanted" description for the position held by Brian Nutting who was terminated by CQ-Roll Call's Mike Mills and Laurie Battaglia. Nutting, a 27-year CQ vet got the axe after sending an email to the entire newsroom demanding "answers" after the Economist-owned organi... [FishbowlDC]

CQers Fete Brian Nutting - Posted October 2, 2009
The man at the heart of the Economist Group's PR nightmare and former senior editor of CQ that was wrongfully-fired by CQ-Roll Call News Director Mike Mills... [FishbowlDC]

News Notes: Nutting Fired but CQ-Roll Call Burned - Posted September 29, 2009
Perhaps the biggest misstep (and PR nightmare) of the Economist's acquisition of CQ has been the firing of veteran newsman and CQ editor Brian Nutting after he questioned the layoffs of 44 staffers via ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call FAIL: Brian Nutting Fired? - Posted September 29, 2009
Last week, in the midst of the CQ-Roll Call layoffs, FishbowlDC posted a "We need answers" email response from CQ editor Brian Nutting. The email demanded answers and clarification from upper management regarding the layoffs and falsities surrounding the Economist's acquisiti... [FishbowlDC]

Getting UGLY at CQ-Roll Call - Posted September 24, 2009
People are "pissed" at CQ-Roll Call. One source just sent us this note from Brian Nutting directed at Mike Mills, Laurie Battaglia and John Dineen. Nutting copied the entire newsroom. From: ... [FishbowlDC]

Bloodbath at CQ-Roll Call: 44 Editorial Jobs Cut - Posted September 24, 2009
***BREAKING*** First on FishbowlDC: Management is meeting with staffers in waves at CQ-Roll Call. One group at CQ just took a 25 person hit. We hear it's pretty ugly and as one staffer suggested, "is like a scene from a corporate Schindler's List." A total of forty-four editorial positions are being... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Hangins on the Horizon - Posted September 18, 2009
Insiders tell FishbowlDC that the CQ-Roll Call hangmen are readying their nooses in preparation for the dismissal of "overlapping positions." The trapdoors could be clattering next week, maybe as early as Monday... From Managing Director and Executive Vice President Laurie Battaglia's email to s... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Deal Signed, Management Changes Announced - Posted August 5, 2009
First on FishbowlDC: The ink is still drying on the Roll Call/Congressional Quarterly deal and new management changes are already being announced -- one of which involves Peter Cherukuri's position as publisher. Cherukuri, the boy-wonder publisher of Roll Call will be stepping aside because his position "is redundant." Cherukuri will aid... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call's Mitchell Announcement - Posted January 23, 2007
From the release: Roll Call, the award-winning Congressional newspaper, today announced that Deputy Editor Charlie Mitchell will become the editor next month when Tim Curran leaves Roll Call for the Washington Post. Mitchell will lead a strong staff of experienced editors and reporters, including Managing Editor David Meyers and Ben Pershing, who is... [FishbowlDC]