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Steve Buttry Wants to Change How You Work (It Will Be Better, We Promise) - Posted January 30, 2014
Most of our newsrooms, if we're honest, are print organizations with the digital initiative "bolted on." Or so admitted Digital First Media CEO John Paton. I can't decide ... [TVSpy]

EJC Releases Free Verification Handbook for Newsrooms - Posted January 30, 2014
No one likes to make mistakes. Especially during a crisis and in a digital world like ours when it's easier to make them and easier to find yourself in serious ethical trouble for it. There's finally a guide for all of that. This week, the Emergency Journalism Centre... [10,000 Words]

Plagiarism and Attribution Tests for Journalists: A Must or Not? - Posted September 27, 2013
If there's anything journalists know, it's how not to plagiarize in our writing. Right? Right?! Wrong, apparently. Wednesday Jim Romenesko ... [TVSpy]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 19, 2013
Sarcasm is... "The only thing more interesting than press coverage of presidential vacations is press coverage of press cover... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Home for the Holidays Edition HOLIDAY JOKESTER: "My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry." -- Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. But... [FishbowlDC]

When To Link Back, Give Credit In Your Posts - Posted December 3, 2012
I follow hundreds of people on Twitter and more than a hundred blogs in Google Reader, not to mention the myriad other ways interesting stories and information comes my way. Maybe I saw it on MetaFilter or Reddit, or maybe my fianc or a former co-worker personally passed it on... [TVSpy]

When To Link Back, Give Credit In Your Posts - Posted December 3, 2012
I follow hundreds of people on Twitter and more than a hundred blogs in Google Reader, not to mention the myriad other ways interesting stories and information comes my way. Maybe I saw it on MetaFilter or Reddit, or maybe my fianc or a former co-worker personally passed it on... [10,000 Words]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 1, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY Ingraham handles "stupid b-i-t-c-h" remark When a follower asked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham over the weekend, "Are you not a stupid biatch," she replied, "Very confused--thought it ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 28, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo hangs loose "I am now going to eat a comfort Toblerone and unbutton my pants on the couch. Or, as I call it, 'debate prep.'" -- Mother Jones Engagement Editor and security reporter Ad... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 14, 2012
Quotes of the Day "It's moving, it's deep, it's Shakespearean almost." -- FNC's Bob Beckel on the Spice Girls performance in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. BREAKING: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day An FNC transcript may be wrong way to go "Boehner said "for God's sake," not "Christ's sake." I based story off an inaccurate Fox transcript. I regret the error yhoo.it/Qk3NDZ" -- Yahoo! News' ... [FishbowlDC]

Digital First Announces Curation Team - Posted July 19, 2012
Digital First Media announced today that it is creating a national curation team as part of its centralized news operation. That operation, called Thunderdom... [TVSpy]

Digital First Announces Curation Team - Posted July 19, 2012
Digital First Media announced today that it is creating a national curation team as part of its centralized news operation. That operation, called Thunderdom... [10,000 Words]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day Airlines and rental car companies, you've been warned: "Flying west to visit a bunch of #DigitalFirst newsrooms across Northern California." -- Steve Buttry, Director of Community Engagement at JRC and Digital First Media. Buttry, who has a penchant for voicing travel complaints, also writes, "If you want to... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day You've been warned. "I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I'm marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning." -- Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day Created by Morgan Howlan, age 5. Appeared in New Times. Marc Ambinder not keen on 'poking' David Brooks "I do not know why Facebook suggests that I... [FishbowlDC]

5 Free Sites to Help Journalists Build an Online Portfolio - Posted May 7, 2012
Whether you're a soon-to-be J-school graduate or a journalist looking for a new gig, one thing you will most certainly need is a good portfolio. And not just any portfolio -- it has to be online. When a potential employer Googles your name, you want your website -- complete with all your... [10,000 Words]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day Yahoo! News's Olivier Knox: "Hasty iPhone shot of POTUS getting his 'VIP Guest' button today." President Obama drank beer at The Dubli... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day Convo Between Two Journos Today's conversation is that of Politico's media writer Dylan Byers and The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Live From New Hampshire: C-SPAN's Steve Scully interviews Politico's Jonathan Martin... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 14, 2011
Quotes of the Day A Personal Heartfelt Request Dear Readers: I know we get attached to email addresses and once they are locked into your computers they are tough to change. But please, for the love of God, change my f@&king email address from FishbowlB... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day DOG ATTENDS LUAU: "Is this dog abuse? Duffy spent today at Pet Smart & attended a luau." -- Former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry... [FishbowlDC]

How To Use Google+ For Breaking News - Posted July 18, 2011
Google+ is the newest social media network on the block and, as we chronicled last week, there's a lot of innovative ways it can help a reporter with their individual beat. But what about when it comes to breaking news... [10,000 Words]

TBD Titantic Loses Chaggaris - Posted May 16, 2011
In an ever dwindling staff over at TBD, Steve Chaggaris, VP of Cable News, has found his life raft. He leaves the seriously weakened publication this week. He announced the news today to his staff. He's... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY And the Worst-Sounding Breakfast Award goes to... "Easy Sunday breakfast: Cook and drain some frozen peas. Thickly slice and cook bacon. Toss together with lots of salt and pepper. Done." -- Chef ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 16, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY AWKWARD MOMENTS: WaPo's Dana Milbank writes this week, "Just interviewed a guy outside State Dept wearing only a jockstrap. (Him, not me.)" Picture posted by Milbank. Tkacik's unusual plan for MSNBC's Matthews ... [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]

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]

TBD Struggles to Communicate With Itself - Posted February 7, 2011
Seems TBD is frazzled this morning. Within a one-minute time frame, they report news about the morning fire at the Natural History Museum and then they turn around and announce the news again, the second time more casually. One thing is for sure, TBD has negative self-talk. This is ho... [FishbowlDC]

Buttry's Commute Home (The Abridged Version) - Posted January 27, 2011
There's only one Buttry in this town and that would be TBD's Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry who never fails to provide for material we think is a) amusingly horrifying b) engaging (see... [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]

DogBowl 2010: The Winners (of sorts) - Posted November 19, 2010
Dear Readers, Last week, a post that was intended to be one post and one dog surprisingly blew up into DogBowl 2010 with five posts, five days and 46 pretty adorable dogs including a ferret (we know, he was a questionable entrant into the contest). Today we award superlatives to some of... [FishbowlDC]

Forget Humans in D.C., Just Dogs (Part V) - Posted November 12, 2010
Dear FishbowlDC Readers, Yesterday we claimed that Thursday was the end of DogBowl 2010. But we lied. After the stampede of pictures that we received yesterday, today will be the final day. To answer Roll Call's Christina Bellantoni's tweet request to run a similar feline contest, the answer has to be simply:... [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]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Examiner's David Freddoso - Posted September 10, 2010
Say hello to the Washington Examiner's David Freddoso. He's the online opinion editor. He went to work there in June 2009 after, his bio says, "serving" as Capitol Hill staff writer for Nat... [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's Mouse in the House - Posted August 18, 2010
TBD, an exciting, loose, smorgasbord of local news, got a new friend on Twitter as of late. At least we think it's a friend. So far it hasn't done damage. It's called @TBDmouse. But it's locked and private and not everyone gets accepted. Who created it is a mystery. The truth is,... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Playbook 'Presented By' Who? - Posted August 10, 2010
For the past two days Politico Playbook by Mike Allen has been "Presented by Washington News Channel 8." Which wouldn't be odd, except News Channel 8 has supposedly changed its name. On TBD's launch day, Monday, Steve Buttry... [FishbowlDC]

TBD is Here, but There's More TBD... - Posted August 9, 2010
At long last, TBD is here. If early remarks are any indication, it should be seeping into our consciousness right about now. "You can watch TBD TV in the Washington area on the former NewsChannel 8 (renamed, but still on the same cable channel)," wrote Steve Buttry, TBD's Director of Community Engagement.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 9, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day TV host will break etiquette rules "I'm trying to resist licking that off the plate." - CNN's Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes" Sunday night interviewing D.C. Chef Jose Andres at Minibar. Andres had just given Cooper a mojito (not the drink, the appetizer), leaving ... [FishbowlDC]

'Today, We Announce An Historic Change In How We Do Business' - Posted June 23, 2010
The Tallahassee Democrat is putting up a paywall, but you might not know it from reading its article about the change. As Jeff Jarvis noted on Twitter, the paper took ten paragraphs to get to the point. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 22, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Sweating buckets "I'm on a panel today so I wore a suit. Will I really look better drenched in sweat than dressed sensibly for summer in DC?" --Steve Buttry, director of Community Engagement at TBD Wolffe's hard hitting wordplay "Heading over to Hardball. Or hardballing o... [FishbowlDC]

Landing An Online Journalism Job: Steve Buttry Says It All - Posted May 21, 2010
Sometimes it feels like this blog can get a little repetitive. Put this on your resume. Network. Don't spell names wrong and don't do stupid stuff online. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But if you were still looking for a summary, the absolute master list of what to do to land a job, and... [MediaJobsDaily]

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