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How Would Journalists Report the Story of JFK's Assassination Today? - Posted November 22, 2013
The broadcast networks all produced special reports for the moment of silence marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy this afternoon. [gallery columns="4" ids="204772,204773,204774,204775"] In the Washington Post today, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2013
Quotes of the Day: Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath "DC ON ALERT: Outside White House, Pennsylvania Ave again closed to pedestrians." -- NBC News' Peter Alexander with accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

Harvard Announces Spring Fellows - Posted January 28, 2013
Harvard has announced its spring fellows to The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, locate... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Any jackass can talk about bombing Iran." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews, post debate late night. "I think we all love teachers." -- CBS "Face the Nation" host and presidential debate mo... [FishbowlDC]

You're Being Dragged a Long Way Backward Thanks to The Washington Post, Baby! - Posted January 19, 2012
WaPo recently launched a new blog called "She The People" headed up by Melinda Henneberger with the tagline "The world as women... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo love "Alex Burns. Maggie Haberman. We love you both." -- MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon to guests of the program Politico's Burns and Haberman. ... [FishbowlDC]

Henneberger to Join WaPo - Posted October 6, 2011
Former AOL Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger is going to work for WaPo. As part of the political coverage for 2012, she'll write in-depth campaign pieces. WaPo announced... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 22, 2011
Quotes of the Day Journo sees link between himself and company stock "But is my impending departure driving down Reuters' stock? Of such things, we can only speculate." -- Outgoing Reuters scribe Jim Pethokoukis, who is going to work for the American Enterprise Institute as their blog editor. He'll continue on as... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 6, 2011
Quotes of the Day "Sunrise at 'Keswick Hall' Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va." -- Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers (The Donald Trump Edition) - Posted April 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY D.C. Journos react to POTUS and The Donald reality show "Hey, I read stuff that you people write." -Trump to reporters in NH. ("So, we do have readers after all.") -- Roll Call's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Metro Weekly's White House correspondent Chris Geidner claims Thursday was Purple Paisley Tie Day. He wins our non-existent Pretty Tie of the Day award, an honor never bestowed on... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 5, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Dealing with 'Tinkerbell' "6 yr old wrote note to Tinkerbell, left by bed: asked Tinkerbell to write back. Somehow, her mom got Tink to do this." -- NPR's Steve Inskeep... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 9, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY "Hey Veggies, I'm giving up meat for #Lent. Went out for 40 days on this bad boy. Wish me luck." -- MSNBC's Luke Russert in a Tuesday night tweet with this accompanying serious piece of... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 4, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Happy Belated Birthday to... It's a tiny bit late, but here's a a birthday shout-out to Politico CLICK writer and ex-FishbowlDC Editor extraordinaire ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY WaPo's Dan Zak in Cali: "Cheeky Hollywood hotel thermostat" Pre-Oscars "What're u wearin for Oscar night? I'm sporting Basic Edition by KMA... [FishbowlDC]

Politics Daily Loses Exec Editor to RealClearPolitics - Posted February 24, 2011
Executive Editor Carl Cannon is leaving AOL's Politics Daily for Word has it that Politics Daily could fold in the next 10 days as soon as HuffPost's acquisition with AOL closes. ... [PRNewser]

Gordon Brown's Washington Book Fete - Posted December 12, 2010
Saturday evening, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown kicked off his five-day book tour in the United States at an event in Washington D.C.. Hosted by Tammy Haddad and Ted Greenberg, Connie Milstein and J.C. de La Haye St. Hilaire, the fete took place at the Jefferson... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 19, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Coffee free reporter "Day #4 of no coffee and I'm still alive? Who would have guessed?!" -- Gannett Content Manager Laura Cochran in a tweet earlier this week. Keep your eyes... [FishbowlDC]

She had me at 'Groinward' - Posted October 20, 2010
The D.C. media is manning up this week, or else finding its cojones. WaPo, Politico, Politics Daily and Slate all have offerings on the topic of "manning up" being employed on the campaign trail as th... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 26, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day This is your brain on August "If I am following no one, why can I still see you?" - Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Wednesday tweet. Greta grills a young, Quayle "I've had nothing to do with that website you just talked about. This is about satir... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 4, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Erikson on fashion "Rep. John Conyers [D-Mich.] is on "The Ed Show" wearing a tux jacket with satin bizarre." -'s Erik Erikson, who is also a CNN Contributor, on Twitter Wednesday. Outrage for Shales "It's not like he goes easy on guys; the man is a misanthrope. But... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 14, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Henneberger Unleashes on Pop Culture "Did I think Mel Gibson was insane way back when others found him attractive, or has it just been so long that I've convinced myself of that?" "Does rooting for Bristol and Levi make me a natural-born sucker?" --Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in Wednesday tweets.... [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]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 8, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Journo razzes Politico "BREAKING: POLITICO nabs Helen Thomas as first step in plan to 'win the afterlife.'" --Anonymous journalist jokes in a Monday tweet. Helen Thomas fallout •"Does anybody else wish that Helen Thomas had simply retired two weeks ago?" NYT's media blogger ... [FishbowlDC]

How Journos Handle Al, Tipper Split - Posted June 2, 2010
Journalists - TV, print and online - are having strong, sometimes extremely emotional reactions about the Al and Tipper Gore separation: "Leave them alone, just leave these people alone." --MSNBC "Morning Joe" Host Joe Scarborough on the separation up Al and Tipper Gore on W... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview with Politics Daily's Melinda Henneberger - Posted May 28, 2010
Say hello to Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily. Her path in journalism has taken her from Brussels, Belgium and Rome to Texas prisons and, of course,... [FishbowlDC]

Politics Daily Says Hello to New White House Reporter - Posted May 19, 2010
Alex Wagner starts her White House reporting gig at Politics Daily this week. She even jumped right in and appeared on Sunday's online all-women "Woman UP" show hosted by Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Politics Daily's Erbe Gives Gibbs a Verbal Slap - Posted May 17, 2010
It was the bitch slap that could be heard around the world. Politics Daily's Bonnie Erbe harshly criticized the White House handling of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's personal life in the publication's infamous "Woman UP" TV show this weekend. The show claims to be "your a... [FishbowlDC]

Politics Daily to Celebrate 1st Birthday - Posted April 15, 2010
Politics Daily is throwing a birthday party for itself on April 30 at the National Press Club. The party is by invitation only; no party crashers allowed. It's not a typical party as D.C. parties go. Editor in Chief Melinda Henneberger and De... [FishbowlDC]

The Two Funniest Journos in Washington Are... - Posted April 9, 2010
What passes for funny amongst journalists? Nipples. The word f--k. Ann Coulter's boobs. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) being the hue of burnt sienna. And the National Press Club turning the Edward R. Murrow room into an RNC bondage bar. Journalists performing stand-up in the National Press... [FishbowlDC]

Henneberger to appear on HBO's Bill Maher Show - Posted March 17, 2010
Is Politics Daily's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger ready to step into the brash arena of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" host Bill Maher? She's on the show this weekend. It's hard to imagine Maher shredding her about anythi... [FishbowlDC]

Tonight at Politics & Prose: Lorraine Adams - Posted March 8, 2010
The PD Book Club has arrived. Lorraine Adams, author of The Room and the Chair and ex-WaPo scribe, is in the hot seat in Politics Daily's new feature. And why shouldn't she be? Tonight she appears at Politics & Prose for a book signing at 7 p.m. In a... [FishbowlDC]

Will They Be Modern-Day Bonnie and Clyde? - Posted January 28, 2010
They won't likely be old-fashioned bank robbers, but there's an air of excitement about their presence. Politics Daily's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger introduces us this morning to the couple who will head up the pub's new investigative unit. They are ... [FishbowlDC]

New Gossip Writer, Conservative Columnist, Editor at Politics Daily - Posted January 20, 2010
Politics Daily has some newbies. Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger announces three new hires today: "Gossip-beat writer extraordinaire" Annie Groer, formerly with ... [FishbowlDC]

Woman Up on "Anti-Earthquake" Movement - Posted January 19, 2010
It's way, way too early in the day for me to have downed an entire bottle of Woman Up, the feminist blog on the Politics Daily Web site. But the damage is done. I've already watched latest Woman Up's version of ABC's "The View" and "Steel Magnolias" all rolled into one... [FishbowlDC]

Henneberger Piece Foreshadows Trouble in Rove's Marriage - Posted December 29, 2009
Politics Daily prints an excerpt of a "rare" interview that editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger had with Darby Rove (soon to be ex-wife of Bush Advisor Karl Rove) in 2000 when she wrote for The New York Times... [FishbowlDC]

Talking Bitch Politics With Politics Daily - Posted December 21, 2009
This seems waaayyyy more fitting a conversation amongst the Kardashian sisters, Valley girls or the women of ABC's "The View". But ok, we've got the Politics Daily women bitching it up on their web show, "Women's UP" about the "rude" Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) who called an airline stewardess a "bitch"... [FishbowlDC]

Hanging with Henneberger: FBDC Catches Up with PoliticsDaily's EIC - Posted October 29, 2009
Melinda Henneberger admits that her friends and colleagues were skeptical when she announced that she'd be heading up, AOL's political newsmag website. But that skepticism has simmered now 6 months ... [FishbowlDC]

Photos: "Karaoke in the Capital" - Posted October 22, 2009
Politics Daily's Melinda Henneberger and Susan Bennett. ... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Bravest Media Types Take Stage for "Karaoke in the Capital" - Posted October 22, 2009
How do you get cardigans and pearls to the Rock and Roll Hotel? "Karaoke in the Capital"... DC's bravest media types took center stage last night for charity. Donning a cowboy hat, a "Fort Worth Star Telegram" belt buckle, a leather belt that read "Schieffer" and a new beard, CBS' Bob Schieffer... [FishbowlDC]

"Karaoke in the Capital" Takes Over Rock & Roll Hotel Tonight - Posted October 21, 2009
Get your ear plugs ready! DC media types will take center stage tonight at the Rock and Roll Hotel for "Karaoke in the Capital." And they... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.19.09 - Posted October 19, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Reading List 10.12.09 - Posted October 12, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video Hope you're enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post... NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AW... [FishbowlDC]

AOL Is Hiring - Posted March 17, 2009
Along with new management comes new opportunities. This may prove especially true for AOL. TheWrap is reporting that not only did AOL just hire a new CEO, they've also just brought on three highly respected political journalists to develop and launch an AOL political blog. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL to Launch a New Political Journalism Site "That Pays Writers a Living Wage" - Posted March 17, 2009
This comes to us from TheWrap: AOL's site will be "polypartisan" and focus initially on commentary rather than breaking news, Marty Moe, senior vice president of AOL's MediaGlow content division, told TheWrap. "AOL is investing in a big wa... [FishbowlLA]