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POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue - Posted September 11, 2014
[caption id="attachment_132019" align="alignleft" width="360"] Photo credit: Rod Lamkey for POLITICO[/caption] Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that ... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Allbritton on Sinclair Deal: 'It's Great To Do a Deal, But it's Kind of Tough to Walk Away' - Posted July 25, 2014
On the heels of the FCC's approval of the Sinclair-Allbritton deal, Robert Allbritton ... [TVSpy]

FCC Approves Sale of WJLA, News Channel 8 to Sinclair Broadcast Group - Posted July 25, 2014
The FCC yesterday approved the sale of Allbritton Communications, owner of WJLA and News Channel 8, to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal was announced in July 2013 pending FCC approval for $985 million. According to TVSpy... [FishbowlDC]

Your Sunday Guide to WHC Weekend - Posted May 2, 2014
Rounding out White House Correspondents' Weekend are two brunches taking place the Sunday after the big dinner. This year, we have the annual Allbritton Garden Brunch and another by Yahoo/Tumblr. Below are the relevant dets. We hope to see you there! Allbritton Garden Brunch Sunday, May 4 H... [FishbowlDC]

Capital New York to Relaunch December 3 - Posted November 20, 2013
Capital New York, which was recently purchased by Robert Allbritton, publisher and co-founder of Politico, is relaunching December 3. As part of that, the site is debuti... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Capital New York to Relaunch December 3 - Posted November 20, 2013
Capital New York, which was recently purchased by Robert Allbritton, publisher and co-founder of Politico, is relaunching December 3. As part of that, the site is debuti... [FishbowlNY]

Newspaper Exec: Print Media Gave Away the Cheeseburger - Posted October 24, 2013
Things sometimes have a funny way of working out on a media blog. This morning, we told you about the appointment of two new EICs at Fashionista. This afternoon, it's time to highlight one of the final c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newspaper Exec: Print Media Gave Away the Cheeseburger - Posted October 24, 2013
Things sometimes have a funny way of working out on a media blog. This morning, we told you about the appointment of two new EICs at Fashionista. This afternoon, it's time to highlight one of the final c... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Rosen Gets More Details About Glenn Greenwald Venture - Posted October 16, 2013
For Glenn Greenwald's quickly revealed billionaire backer Pierre Omidyar, it started in Honolulu and continued in Washington D.C. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jay Rosen Gets More Details About Glenn Greenwald Venture - Posted October 16, 2013
For Glenn Greenwald's quickly revealed billionaire backer Pierre Omidyar, it started in Honolulu and continued in Washington D.C. ... [FishbowlNY]

Politico's New Prez and CEO: Jim VandeHei - Posted October 14, 2013
When you read through the lengthy internal memos and formal press release on Jim VandeHei's ascendance to President and CEO of Politico and Capital New York, you quickly see they've got something for everyone: romance (he and Publishe... [FishbowlDC]

Capital New York's First Allbritton Era Hire: Jimmy Vielkind - Posted September 17, 2013
Albany Times Union reporter Jimmy Vielkind is going full-time with Capital New York. He had previously contributed a few freelance pi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Capital New York's First Allbritton Era Hire: Jimmy Vielkind - Posted September 17, 2013
Albany Times Union reporter Jimmy Vielkind is going full-time with Capital New York. He had previously contributed a few freelance pi... [FishbowlNY]

Full Disclosure: WaPo's Wemple Really F%@ked Up TBD - Posted September 10, 2013
WaPo's opinionated media blogger Erik Wemple wrote a down and dirty piece Monday on ... [FishbowlDC]

$1,000 Per Year Subscription Fee Coming to Capital New York - Posted September 10, 2013
Would you pay $1,000 per year for access to a website? We would. If at the end of each year the same site sent us a check for $1,000 and a note reading "Next year, try not to be so stupid." Regardless of our thoughts, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

$1,000 Per Year Subscription Fee Coming to Capital New York - Posted September 10, 2013
Would you pay $1,000 per year for access to a website? We would. If at the end of each year the same site sent us a check for $1,000 and a note reading "Next year, try not to be so stupid." Regardless of our thoughts, ... [FishbowlNY]

Do Jim VandeHei and Brian Stelter Have Mental Telepathy? - Posted September 9, 2013
How cringeworthy. In NYT's Brian Stelter's story on Politico owner Robert Allbritton acquiring Capital NY today, he i... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton Buys Capital New York - Posted September 9, 2013
Robert Allbritton, the founder and publisher of Politico, has purchased Capital New York, the news site dedicated to this great city. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton Buys Capital New York - Posted September 9, 2013
Robert Allbritton, the founder and publisher of Politico, has purchased Capital New York, the news site dedicated to this great city. ... [FishbowlNY]

Allbritton Buys Capital NY, VandeHei Named President - Posted September 9, 2013
Watch out New York. Politico owner Robert Allbritton just took a bite out of the journalism industry there by pu... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Couple Heads to Ann Arbor - Posted August 12, 2013
About a month ago, Miles Smith, a weekend producer at WJLA, left his job. And Friday was Steve Friess's last day with Politico Pro. The couple is relocati... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 2, 2013
"This ad on the Metro certainly caught my attention." -- USA Today travel wr... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl5 With FP CEO David Rothkopf - Posted June 4, 2013
This week Susan Glasser, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Magazine for the past three years, dropped a bombshell on her staff and announced that she was leaving the publication for Politico, where she will head up a longform magazine-style writing department that will reportedly cost Publisher Robert Allbritton... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted May 1, 2013
Today at 2:30PM Politico will hold an all-staff meeting at the Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn across the street from HQ. The topic: Publisher Robert Allbritton's plans to sell ABC7 and NewChannel 8. Suffice it to say the TV folks are ... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton Exploring Sale of Television Stations - Posted May 1, 2013
Allbritton Communications Company, the parent company of Politico and several ABC affiliates around the country, is considering a sale of its television stations, ... [TVSpy]

Allbritton to Sell ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 - Posted May 1, 2013
Robert Allbritton, who owns Politico, ABC7 and NewsChannel 8, said he plans to "explore" the sale of the TV stations. The news was announced by Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted April 27, 2013
That National Journal is nixing some of its own reporters out of this weekend's parties revolving around the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Last night was the shindig at Publisher David Bradley's beau... [FishbowlDC]

Layoffs at Politico? HuffPost, Please. - Posted January 9, 2013
When HuffPost's Michael Calderone left in Politico in March of 2010, no love was lost on either end. The whys of that are hard to decipher -- he broke news and worked at a feverish pace as most reporters there do -- but... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Allbritton Dies - Posted December 12, 2012
In a breaking news alert from Politico, we learn that Joe L. Allbritton, "one of the most influential media and financial figures of his generation, died Wednesday in Houston at age 87." Allbritton founded the media company that... [PRNewser]

Politico Tells Staff to Take a Bow - Posted November 7, 2012
Just moments ago, Politico released a memo to staff and Publisher Robert Allbritton that has to have them all ecstatic. It involves thei... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Vintage Fashion Blogger and Olympic Sangria Drinker Lisa Rowan - Posted August 6, 2012
Say hello to ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Gives Williams Cheese With His Whine - Posted July 9, 2012
Two weeks ago Politico suspended its White House Correspondent Joe Williams for going on national TV and declaring that Mitt Romney is more at ease with white people among some "dick" slurs about the presumed Republican p... [FishbowlDC]

A Recap of the Allbritton Garden Brunch (That We Weren't Invited To.) - Posted April 30, 2012
In the aftermath of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, many revelers sought comfort in brunch yesterday morning to help heal the wounds from the night before. We have already reported on t... [FishbowlDC]

Dinner Dates: Piers Morgan & Goldie Hawn - Posted April 25, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: I am escorting the magnificent @goldiehawn to the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. And yes, I'm very excited. -- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 25, 2012 Politico was sure to remain cagey about it in their morning release about ... [FishbowlDC]

Goldie Hawn to Attend Allbritton's Hangover Brunch - Posted April 25, 2012
Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and his wife, Elena, are opening up their expansive home for Sunday brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. It's their third year hosting the exclusiv... [FishbowlDC]

Coming Soon: Titanic in 3-D - Posted March 27, 2012
Have you long wondered about any lingering mysteries of the Titanic (and this is not some veiled attack on Robert Allbritton's sinking TBD, we mean the real Titanic)? Do you have a hankering to se... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Lawyers Send Cease and Desist to NJ Pub - Posted November 9, 2011
A would-be publication in Newark, N.J. has slapped the word POLITICO on its name in what looks to be an attempt to capitalize on the Arlington, Va. venture. And Politico lawyers aren't taking it lightly. FishbowlDC has confirmed that they've sent a cease and desist order to all concerned ... [FishbowlDC]

TNR's List Happy Phase - Posted October 20, 2011
TNR is, at the moment, a list factory. This week they are releasing 10 lists in total that will appear in the Nov. 3rd issue. They are releasing them online daily, in some cases just portions as some are locked behind a paywall. First up: Most Powerful, Least Famous -- Politico P... [FishbowlDC]

Ryan's Revenge? - Posted September 8, 2011
We were alerted to a tweet by former Politico reporter Kiki Ryan during last night's GOP Presidential Debate, which was sponsored by her former employer and NBC. She parted ways with Politico in 2010 under polite but clear orders from management and it appea... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Goes Gay Beefcake Today - Posted August 11, 2011
Has Robert Allbritton seen this? Today TBD features the Gay Flag Football League calendar that features both gay and straight players. "Chad" has an exotic tattoo streaming out of the vicinity his left armpit. The calendar costs $20. See the calendar and watch a racy video h... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton Brunch: The Invitation - Posted April 27, 2011
Read it and weep. Here's the invitation that only 250 people will receive for this weekend's exclusive brunch at Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton's home. We hear Politico will be covering their own event again this year, so chances are high to skyrocketing that it won't read like US Magazine. Some Politico reporters... [FishbowlDC]

Forget it Politico Reporters. No Oz For You. - Posted April 22, 2011
Politico is hosting another Sunday brunch this year on the weekend of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Last year it was held at the Georgetown home of Publisher Robert Allbritton and wife, ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Party at the Corcoran: Bear Phobia, Frosty Martini Drinker and Holiday Cheer - Posted December 16, 2010
Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton, wife, Elena, and COO Kim Kingsley The boogeying bear that freaked out the partygoer for no apparent reason.... [PRNewser]

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]

Robert Allbritton to Host Welcome Party for ABC's Christiane Amanpour - Posted September 8, 2010
Robert Allbritton, owner of the ABC affiliate WJLA and publisher of Politico, will host the welcome to Washington party for ABC's Christiane Amanpour, new host of ABC's "This Week." The party on September 26 will be held at Allbritton's home. It is uncertain at this point whether the party will as exclusive... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Buzzing About Another NYT Story on Politico - Posted June 25, 2010
We're hearing that NYT's Jeremy Peters, newly on the beat, is working on a story about Politico that is set to run Monday. Peters has been calling former Politico reporters and talking to current employees about whether reporters are expected to work too hard. The piece would follow ... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton V. Graham V. Bradley - Posted May 7, 2010
The war is on. One month after WaPo won the bidding war for Politico's Nia Malika Henderson, Robert Allbritton has struck back in a way that is allegedly rattling the top brass at 15th and L. FishbowlDC has learned that Paul Vol... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Tightly Controlled Allbritton Brunch Message - Posted May 3, 2010
Dominating the world takes skill, thought, finesse, lots of meetings -- and not letting hardly anyone in to cover your brunch except for your own reporters. And even then, you don't let many of your own reporters attend. Politico's publisher Robert Allbritton held a brunch for the White House Correspondents' Dinner this... [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]

Politico's Many Hires and Changes - Posted April 21, 2010
Politico sent out an internal memo to staff early this morning announcing new hires and changes at the publication. In a nutshell: Hillary Frey: New media and style editor. Formerly of the New York Observer. Maggie Haberman: Joins political team. Formerly of the New York Post. ... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton Opens up $24 Million Home for Prom Weekend - Posted April 12, 2010
Promgoers watch out. In addition to Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and wife, Elena, holding court at their rarely seen $24 million Georgetown home for Sunday brunch, Politico will publish a special magazine edition of the paper devoted to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner weekend. The glossy is expected to... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD Brunch Battle: Allbritton v. McLaughlin - Posted March 25, 2010
At the end of a long WHCD weekend, guests generally join John McLaughlin atop the Hay Adams Hotel for his group's annual Sunday brunch. But this year, McLaughlin has some competition. Robert Allbritton and Politico have entered the picture, sending the below "Save the Date." Most interesting about the brunch-... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton Nabs Wemple for New Metro Site - Posted February 23, 2010
Robert Allbritton has hired Erik Wemple, editor of City Paper, to edit the new metro site, which has yet to be named. FishbowlDC has heard that WaPo's Marc Fisher and other top editors around the country were under considera... [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]

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]

1,000 Days of Politico - Posted October 19, 2009
Politico is celebrating 1,000 days with a pizza party. We hear publisher Robert Allbritton and CEO Fred Ryan surprised the staff today with about three dozen pizzas. ... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton and VandeHarris Make VF's "New Establishment 2009" List - Posted September 2, 2009
Politico's Robert Allbritton, John Harris, and Jim VandeHei join the ranks of Steve Jobs, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.27.09 - Posted July 27, 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. From yesterday's ... [FishbowlDC]

Beltway Boys: VF On Politico - Posted July 1, 2009
Politico channels "Reservior Dogs," as pointed out by Patrick Gavin via Twitter. Photo from VF. Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Coming Soon: PoliticoTV - Posted February 13, 2008
First Roll Call TV, now this: FishbowlDC has learned that Leon Harris' "Capital Sunday," which airs on WJLA (owned by Robert Allbritton who also owns the Politico), will start incorporating some Politico-generated segments into the show, with the larger goal being to eventually turn "Capital Sunday" into a sort of Politico TV... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Finally Weighs In On Politico - Posted January 29, 2007
And guess what? He's luke-warm on it: For all the pregame hype about voice and attitude and peeling back the curtain of traditional journalism, the Politico debuted last week by relying on an old-fashioned concept: reporting. The political-junkie Web site, led by two former Washington Post reporters, wasn't as jam-packed as I expected,... [FishbowlDC]

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