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Cisco Vows to 'Wake Up the World' In New Global Rebranding Campaign - Posted December 10, 2012
It seems the "Human Network" is no more in a new campaign for Cisco from GS&P. In fact, Cisco is moving on to a new tagline, "Tomorrow Starts Here," which is in line with 2012's consumers who find technology and the promise of sentient robots beings much more valuable than humanity.... [AgencySpy]

CQRC Names Benkelman Editorial Director - Posted October 15, 2012
Back in September, amid the turmoil of CQRC's transition pains, layoffs, resignations and more, Susan Benkelman took the helm as interim Editorial Director. She had stepped in for ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call: The 411 on Mike Mills, a New CFO, and Other Changes - Posted August 3, 2012
At around 11:30 a.m. CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills called an all-newsroom meeting. Highlights: Mills is out and off to a new job at the Society for Science and the Public. Vinay Shah is the new CFO. Lastly, Rick Rock... [FishbowlDC]

Editorial Director Mike Mills Out at CQ Roll Call - Posted August 3, 2012
With changes at the bottom, middle and everywhere in between, come changes at the top. CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills is out, which should make a slew of current and former journalists there ecstatic as he has been described... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Weekly Gets New, Ripe Editor - Posted June 5, 2012
CQ Roll Call has handpicked John Cranford to be the new editor of CQ Weekly, a spot left vacant by Fred Barbash, who recently left for ... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Roll Call Editor Who Charged Questionable Racial Hiring Practices Chats With Poynter at 11 a.m. - Posted April 17, 2012
Heads up Roll Callers. Your former colleague Debbie Bruno, now a freelancer who lives and works in Bejing, is on tap to chat live online with Poynter at 11 a.m. That's 11 p.m. China time. The topic: Diversity hiring in the newsroom. "Might b... [FishbowlDC]

Fmr. Roll Call Editor Fires Back from Beijing - Posted March 22, 2012
We brought you the news yesterday of former Roll Call Features Editor and Intern Coordinator Debbie Bruno... [FishbowlDC]

Former Roll Call Editor Spills Beans About Questionable Racial Hiring Practices - Posted March 21, 2012
UPDATE: Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills Responds. Roll Call's former Features Editor Debra Bruno (a.k.a. Bebbie Druno) is bound to burn a few bridges today with a story in the Opin... [FishbowlDC]

New look for CQ Roll Call's Congress.org - Posted March 13, 2012
CQ Roll Call launched a revamped version of its site Congress.org today. The site used to be a simple way for people to write their representatives. Now there's up-to-date information on what's happening on Capito... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Hosts Dark Sounding Event - Posted November 29, 2011
"Finite Spectrum Infinite Demand" is not the name of a conference. It's a Black Sabbath album. Or at least it should be. On Wednesday CQ Roll Call is teaming up with LightSquared, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation to host an forum on wireless demands. WHAT: "CQ R... [FishbowlDC]

New CQ EA Will Tweet 4 Work - Posted November 2, 2011
Congrats to Rebecca Shabad who just landed an editorial assistant gig at CQ. A spring grad from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Rebecca has been producing video stories and writing for Patch.com in New York state since graduation. She begins her new job Monday. Fun fact: Shabad landed... [FishbowlDC]

CQRC's White Makes Mills Manhattans, Sips Shame - Posted October 10, 2011
CQ Roll Call Managing Director Keith White sipped a tall glass of shame (shaken, not stirred) Friday afternoon after his beloved Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. Making matters worse for White was a friendl... [PRNewser]

CQ Roll Call Loses Two Designers - Posted July 6, 2011
Washington publications rarely advertise their staff departures. But today CQ Roll Call announces that two members of the design team are leaving for other pastures. In one case, Pradyot Rai is pursuing a fre... [FishbowlDC]

Local Journo Makes Appearance in Mike Mills's Beginners - Posted June 27, 2011
Jay Babcock, founding editor of Arthur magazine and longtime SoCal journalist, can be spotted in Mike Mills's latest film, Beginners. Babcock, who currently resides in Joshua Tree, even got a shout out from Mills on the Focus Features w... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 30, 2011
Today we bring you a special edition of morning quotes as part of our weekend coverage of tonight's WHCD. Enjoy! QUOTES of the DAY CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry poses with ... [FishbowlDC]

White Named Top Dog at CQ Roll Call - Posted March 23, 2011
Andrew Rashbass, CEO of the Economist Group, today announced that ... [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]

Job Openings At CQ Roll Call, But Don't Apply - Posted March 1, 2011
There are vacancies at CQ Roll Call, but you can't have the jobs—at least not for another four weeks. That's because the publication, and indeed the entire Economist Group, are in a hiring freeze until April 1, FishbowlDC ... [MediaJobsDaily]

CQ Roll Call in Hiring Freeze - Posted February 28, 2011
FishbowlDC has learned that CQ Roll Call is undergoing a hiring freeze. The freeze is expected to be temporary, says CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills. The most recent vacancies include HOH's Elizabeth Brotherton and congressional reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

A Memo of 'Mixed Emotions' - Posted February 10, 2011
Senior VP and Editorial Director of CQ Roll Call Mike Mills sent out this internal memo this afternoon announcing the retirement of CQ Associate Editor Martha Angle. Angle, who ... [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]

Montgomery Named Editor of Roll Call - Posted November 22, 2010
Shortly after pushing Charlie Mitchell out the door, CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills referenced a "national talent search" to replace the beloved editor. Mills claimed to be on a mission for an "outside change agent" to fill ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Adds, Shifts, but Still no Outside "Change Agent" as Management Recently Asserted - Posted October 18, 2010
Roll Call-CQ Editorial Director Mike Mills lays out the new landscape for the publication in an e-mail to staff. It's lengthy, so here's the summary: - Announcements to come regarding expanding the pub beyond the Beltway to let people know "what's really" happening in Congress. - David Hawkings leaves Managing E... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call's Interim Editor Greets Reporters, Donuts Included at Morning Meeting - Posted October 8, 2010
At 10 a.m. today, Roll Call's interim Editor Scott Montgomery held an introductory tall hall style meeting to get acquainted with reporters and other editorial staff. Dunkin Donuts were provided. CQ-Roll Call Editorial Director ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Has Interim Editor: 'The News Will Not Pause' Says Internal Memo - Posted October 5, 2010
An interim editor has been named for Roll Call. Mike Mills, Editorial Director of CQ-Roll, in an internal memo to staff details why Scott Montgomery, CQ-Roll Call's Director of Consumer Publishing is the ideal choice at this time. Roll Call Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Culture Disquieted by Editor's Departure - Posted September 30, 2010
Suffice it to say that CQ-Roll Editorial Director Mike Mills is having a "tough day." As we've been reporting today, Roll Call's Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Editor Resigns - Posted September 30, 2010
This just in... Charlie Mitchell, Editor of Roll Call, has resigned. A search is underway to find a new editor. Here's the internal memo from CQ-Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills: It is with sadness that I announce that Charlie Mitchell, Roll Call's Editor since February 2007, is resigning... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call's Parks to Bloomberg - Posted September 27, 2010
Dan Parks has taken a new job with Bloomberg News, according to a memo from CQ-Roll Call's Mike Mills. Parks, who joined CQ in 1999, held a variety of positions including assistant managing editor and managing editor of CQ Today before transitioning to the Roll Call newsroom last year. ... [FishbowlDC]

Beckwith Named Editor of Congress.org - Posted June 29, 2010
Mike Mills and Scott Montgomery announced today that Ryan Teague Beckwith has been promoted from Deputy Editor to Editor of Congress.org. Congrats to Ryan! Memo from Montgomery below: We're delighted to announce that Ryan... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Nutting at Bloomberg? - Posted June 3, 2010
Sources tell FishbowlDC that Brian Nutting, the former CQ editor who was fired after taking a stand against ... [FishbowlDC]

Mills to CQ-Roll Call Staff: 'NOBODY Has What We Have' - Posted May 27, 2010
CQ-Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills sent this note to staff this morning. The subject line: Night owls. To everyone who put in such long hours covering last night's flurry of legislative activity, in print and online, on the Hill and in the newsr... [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]

Ambreen Ali to Congress.org - Posted January 8, 2010
Late this afternoon, CQ-Roll Call's Mike Mills welcomed Ambreen Ali to the group as a full-time reporter for Congress.org. Ali, previously a White House stringer for Bloomberg will be covering "Capitol Hill with an eye on what activists and advocacy groups are doing as well as how legislation is coming... [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]

The New Structure at CQ-Roll Call - Posted September 24, 2009
FishbowlDC obtained a copy of Mike Mills' email to staff outlining the new structure of the organization. One huge move, Roll Call's David Meyers is moving to CQ. See below: The biggest changes at Roll Call involve the eventual merging of the Politics section with CQ's political coverage (more on... [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]

As Predicted, CQ-Roll Call Restructuring Announcements to Come Tomorrow - Posted September 23, 2009
FBDC reported earlier this week that Thursday could be a rough day at work for some CQ-Roll Call reporters... This proved true this afternoon when all Roll Call editorial staffers received this email from editorial director Mike Mills: All editorial staff: Tomorrow we will a... [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]

FishbowlDC Interview: Spy Guy Jeff Stein - Posted August 6, 2009
If you don't read Jeff Stein's Spy Talk blog on CQPolitics.com, you're missing out. It's chocked full of quick reads about real spies, espionage, the CIA, FBI and Secret Service. Don't be scared off by its tag line "Intelligence f... [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]

RC-CQ Changes: Merry Out, Mills Upped and Layoffs - Posted July 21, 2009
Roll Call's acquisition of Congressional Quarterly wasn't the only news announced at CQ's staff meeting this morning. Robert Merry, president of the pub. announced that after 22 years with CQ, he will not be joining his staff under the Economi... [FishbowlDC]

It's Official! Merry Announces CQ Sale to Economist Group - Posted July 21, 2009
First on FishbowlDC: On June 19th, FishbowlDC broke the news that the Economist Group (parent company of Roll Call) was set to acquire Congressional Quarterly. Now, our sources have confirmed that CQ President Robert Merry will announce to his staff that the pu... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Snags N&O's Ryan Teague Beckwith - Posted June 15, 2009
The News & Observer's Ryan Teague Beckwith has joined the Roll Call Group as deputy editor of Congress.org. Beckwith most recently penned N&O's Under the Dome column/blog. The memo from RC's Mike Mills after the jump. I'm pleased to announce that Ryan Teague Beckwith has joined th... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD: Cap File Rises to the Occasion - Posted May 11, 2009
Eva Longoria Parker & Meghan McCain Tight budgets and tiny guest lists at other post-dinner events offered Capitol File/Niche Media an interesting opportunity to make their mark as hosts for the 2009 WHCD weekend must-attend fete. Luckily for Cap File, the Saturday night soir... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.11.08 - Posted July 11, 2008
Good Morning Washington. I really doubt you're going to guess what local trail the above picture was taken on, but knock yourselves out. 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... [FishbowlDC]

Giant Pinwheels, Talking Trees and Not-So-Temporary Tattoos: Swerve Festival Photos - Posted October 1, 2007
We spent a few breezy moments sitting beneath a pinwheel designed by Mike Mills as it spun over Hollywood at the first-annual Swerve Festival. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. ... [UnBeige]

More Awesomeness Announced for Swerve Festival - Posted September 19, 2007
Just when we think, surely Jonathan Wells and his merry gang can't squeeze any more action into these three days of joy, they hit us up with yet another announcement. Here's the latest news from the Swerve Festival... [UnBeige]

Jonathan Wells Gets His Swerve On In LA - Posted August 24, 2007
We've been shopping for a new festival to wrap our arms around out here in LA and who better to deliver it than Jonathan Wells, who brought us the RESFESTs that we love so dearly. Yes, kids, the Swerve Festival is coming to town September 28-30: SWERVE FESTI... [UnBeige]

Aaron Rose's New Group Show Opens in LA - Posted April 23, 2007
It was hard not to feel the love at the opening of "Other Scenes" at Roberts & Tilton Saturday night, namely because the gallery was throbbing with the belly-warming aural assault of No Age... [UnBeige]

Beautiful, Yes, But These Ain't No Losers - Posted January 19, 2007
We'll never forget how cool we felt telling someone who lived in St. Louis about the "Beautiful Losers" exhibition when it started its global ramble a few years ago. For someone new to LA, this roster of artists was the ultimate measure of how ... [UnBeige]