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So What Do You Do, Jake Tapper, Sr. White House Correspondent, ABC News?
This 'politically agnostic' reporter dishes on his 'intimidating' new job in D.C. and how Tuesday's inauguration will change how he covers the Obama beat.

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SNL'S Cecily Strong to be Fourth Female Performer at WH Correspondents' Dinner - Posted November 19, 2014
"Saturday Night Live's" Cecily Strong will headline next year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 25, White House Correspondents Association President ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

SNL'S Cecily Strong to be Fourth Female Performer at WH Correspondents' Dinner - Posted November 19, 2014
"Saturday Night Live's" Cecily Strong will headline next year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 25, White House Correspondents Association President ... [FishbowlNY]

White House Hosts Dinner for Indian Prime Minister...While He's Fasting - Posted September 26, 2014
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the United States this week. In fact, he's stopping by the White House, and as is customary when a foreign leader or head-of-state stops by 1600 Pennsylvania, the president will pull out the Red Carpet treatment. Pomp. Circumstance. Dignitar... [GalleyCat]

White House Unveils New PSA Asking Us All To Prevent Sexual Assault - Posted September 19, 2014
The White House has released the latest PSA in its efforts to end sexual assault, and with it a new website that asks visitors to take a pledge as a "personal commitment to help keep women and men safe..." The "It's On Us" campaign has enlisted the help of celebrities suc... [GalleyCat]

STUDY: President Obama's Ratings Hit Another Record Low - Posted September 5, 2014
From ISIS to the economy, domestic drama to foreign policy, it seems that the President is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Last month, ... [FishbowlDC]

White House, Pentagon Go Social with News of Military Strikes in Iraq - Posted August 8, 2014
This is the way we live in the present day: tweets announcing the launch of bombing campaigns against increasingly powerful insurgents in Iraq. US military aircraft conduct strike on ISIL artillery. Artillery was used against Kurdish forces defending Erbil, near US personnel. -- Rear Adm. John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 8, 2014 Note this preceding... [FishbowlDC]

Dayton's Rapid Direction Part of the SmartAmerica Challenge - Posted June 6, 2014
(BizJournals.com) Dayton-based Rapid Direction Inc. is part of a team that's working on the SmartAmerica Challenge, a White House Presidential Innovation Fellows effort focusing on tackling big challenges to boost the economy. Rapid Direction's Smart Shape Technology is centered on an embedded chip to store design and other d... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Cast Of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' - Posted May 6, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by ce... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Not Pacified By White House Meeting On Government Surveillance - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and five other technology executives me... [AllFacebook]

3D Systems Teams Up With the White House to Transform American Manufacturing - Posted March 14, 2014
(MarketWatch) 3D Systems announced that it is teaming up with the White House, UI Labs, the Department of Defense and other industry and academic organizations on its recently announced Digital Lab for Manufacturing. Headed by UI Labs and located in Chicago, the Digital Lab for Manufactur... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Tributes To The Late Harold Ramis - Posted February 28, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and v... [AllFacebook]

THIS JUST IN: White House Forced to Consider Deporting Justin Bieber - Posted January 30, 2014
To President Obama's credit, he had a forum established for the minions of this country to have a voice. Granted, it comes with a few catches but at least the door to get someone to hear you -- someone that may actually matter (no real promise there) -- is open for those... [FishbowlDC]

Is This the 'Most Secretive White House' in U.S. History? - Posted January 28, 2014
That bold claim came forth last week, loaded with ire directed at one President Barack Obama--if that's his real name [cue the Law & Order doink doink]. The vitr... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You The Golden Globes Awards - Posted January 17, 2014
Facebook Week... [AllFacebook]

Jonathan Allen to Join Bloomberg News - Posted January 15, 2014
A memo received from Bloomberg News earlier today announced that Jonathan Allen will join Bloomberg's Washington bureau coming from POLITICO where he served as ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jonathan Allen to Join Bloomberg News - Posted January 15, 2014
A memo received from Bloomberg News earlier today announced that Jonathan Allen will join Bloomberg's Washington bureau coming from POLITICO where he served as ... [FishbowlNY]

Instagram's 13 Top Moments Of 2013 - Posted December 16, 2013
Instagram revealed its ... [AllFacebook]

Oh Look, the White House Made a Typo - Posted December 12, 2013
#GetCovered because your mom will have peace of mind (and you will as well). http://t.co/GNfbftrfo3, pic.twitter.com/AP3HLgeQBV -- The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 12, 2013 We would follow the response to th... [GalleyCat]

Oh Look, the White House Made a Typo - Posted December 12, 2013
#GetCovered because your mom will have peace of mind (and you will as well). http://t.co/GNfbftrfo3, pic.twitter.com/AP3HLgeQBV -- The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 12, 2013 We would follow the response to th... [FishbowlDC]

News Corp Names Former Clinton White House Rep to Top Comms Role - Posted December 4, 2013
The streams have crossed, people. News Corp, the "multinational media company" formed as a spinoff of boss Rupert Murdoch's larger, identically named venture in 2013, ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Team to Angry Photojournalists: 'Here's Your Damn Picture' - Posted November 22, 2013
Some journalists with cameras are mad at the White House for over-managing the message by prohibiting them from attending "private" events like the signing of new laws and releasing its own pics via its own streams instead. Yesterday the Associated Press and other major news organizations delivered a letter to press secretary... [FishbowlDC]

White House Uses Climate Change Hashtag to Announce More Oil Drilling - Posted November 14, 2013
We haven't been able to review President Obama's "yes, we botched the product launch" press conference today, but here's an interesting case of the White House team spinning on social. RT the good news: For the 1st time in nearly two decades, we're importing less oil than we're produ... [FishbowlDC]

13 Political Metaphors More Annoying Than the Government Shutdown - Posted October 15, 2013
"My metaphorical cup is this full..." Retreat to your cocoon, adjust your tin foil hat, pull the wool over your eyes and get ready to drink the Kool-Aid, sheeple--it's time for a lesson in messages more infuriat... [FishbowlDC]

Instagram Turns Three; Shares 10 Favorite Moments - Posted October 7, 2013
Happy third birthday to Instagram, which launched Oct. 6, 2010. Whi... [AllFacebook]

The White House Just PR Failed All Over Itself - Posted October 4, 2013
The competition for "most counterproductive comment made to the media" during this whole shutdown saga is over, and it's not even close: some super-genius "anonymous source" from the White House supposedly told The Wall Street Journal last night that: "'We are winning...It doesn't really matter to us' how long the shutdown lasts... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Graph Search Results Will Now Include Posts, Status Updates - Posted September 30, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search just got a lot more robust, as the social network ... [AllFacebook]

White House Taps Baltimore Ravens to Promote 'Obamacare' Enrollment - Posted September 4, 2013
Don't worry, your ears are fine--that click-clack you're hearing is the sound of a thousand conservative bloggers registering their disapproval of Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens. Today the White House and the state of Maryland ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Introduces New Obama Puppy On Twitter - Posted August 20, 2013
Twitter is the platform of the moment for breaking news, from Whitney Houston's death to the assassination of Osama bin Laden - and the debut of Sunny, the 1-year-old female Portuguese Wate... [AllTwitter]

Morning Oopsy! - Posted June 18, 2013
Yesterday, the White House released a transcript of a press briefing with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor, that had a pretty big typo. Talkin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Oopsy! - Posted June 18, 2013
Yesterday, the White House released a transcript of a press briefing with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor, that had a pretty big typo. Talkin... [FishbowlNY]

White House Considers Executive Order to Combat Patent Trolls - Posted June 5, 2013
(White House) The White House introduced a study for an executive order intended to combat patent trolling, the practice of buying patents to take advantage of U.S. liability culture. Patents have been a significant obstacle to progress and innovation in the 3D printing sector for some time now. The Wh... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Obama Plays Up 3D Printing's Military Applications - Posted May 13, 2013
(PCWorld) President Barack Obama thinks 3D printing can play a role in strengthening the military and America's sagging manufacturing industry. Several different applications of the technology were identified by the president as part of a $200 million federally funded competition to create three manufacturing... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Deja Vu for TIME's Miller - Posted April 16, 2013
Being a journalist intent on using Twitter to push every single aspect of a story has its ups and downs. How do you decide what's interesting, engaging and new? You certainly don't want to tweet the same thing over and over again? You want to keep it fresh. Unless you're TIME's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Deja Vu for TIME's Miller - Posted April 16, 2013
Being a journalist intent on using Twitter to push every single aspect of a story has its ups and downs. How do you decide what's interesting, engaging and new? You certainly don't want to tweet the same thing over and over again? You want to keep it fresh. Unless you're TIME's... [FishbowlNY]

Minnesota Senator Introducing Bill to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking - Posted March 6, 2013
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced her decision to introduce a bill this week to legalize cell phone unlocking. This decision comes just a day after the Whi... [PRNewser]

Minnesota Senator Introducing Bill to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking - Posted March 6, 2013
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced her decision to introduce a bill this week to legalize cell phone unlocking. This decision comes just a day after the Whi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

White House Supports Petition to Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal - Posted March 4, 2013
Over 114,000 petitioners asked the White House to legalize the practice of unlocking cell phones, and they might get their wish. The official response agrees wholeheartedly: The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to... [PRNewser]

White House Supports Petition to Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal - Posted March 4, 2013
Over 114,000 petitioners asked the White House to legalize the practice of unlocking cell phones, and they might get their wish. The official response agrees wholeheartedly: The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Yes, The White House Is Full of Sci-Fi Nerds - Posted March 1, 2013
The press, which happens to consist of a bunch of nerds, gave President Obama a bit of flack today for supposedly confusing the Star Wars "Jedi Mind Trick" with the Star Trek "Vulcan Mind Meld", thereby creating the "Jedi Mind Meld" meme during a speech on some extremely important topic that... [GalleyCat]

Are You Ready for the State of the Union? - Posted February 12, 2013
I'm all a-Twitter for tonight's State of the Union address. Already, #SOTU is trending as media outlets and organizations prep for the big event. And, already, ... [10,000 Words]

ASGK Acquires Plesser Holland - Posted January 18, 2013
ASGK Public Strategies, founded by former White House advisor David Axelrod and Eric Sedler, has acquired most of ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Changing Policies to Open Up More Data... - Posted January 8, 2013
...and make it machine readable. Jason Miller of Federal News Radio reports, "White House technology leaders are close to issuing a new policy that will change the way agencies release data to the public. Todd Park, th... [semanticweb.com]

White House Changing Policies to Open Up More Data... - Posted January 8, 2013
...and make it machine readable. Jason Miller of Federal News Radio reports, "White House technology leaders are close to issuing a new policy that will change the way agencies release data to the public. Todd Park, th... [AllTwitter]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches 'Demand a Plan' Campaign - Posted December 21, 2012
The social advocacy organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Meninio... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Tweaks Twitter Handle - Posted December 4, 2012
One of the most prolific tweeters that we follow is Major Garrett. The brand new Chief White House Correspondent for CBS/Columnist for National Journal takes his Twitter feed to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Major Garrett Tweaks Twitter Handle - Posted December 4, 2012
One of the most prolific tweeters that we follow is Major Garrett. The brand new Chief White House Correspondent for CBS/Columnist for National Journal takes his Twitter feed to... [FishbowlNY]

Presidential Turkey Pardon Put To A Facebook Vote - Posted November 21, 2012
Every Thanksgiving since 1989, the president of the U.S. has given an official pardon to a turkey, sparing the gobbler from ending up on a silver platter. This year, President Barack Obama is letting Facebook users decide which turkey will be pardoned Wednesday: Gobbler or Cobbler. ... [AllFacebook]

Major Garrett Heads to CBS - Posted November 18, 2012
Major Garrett will be returning to TV and the White House. Effective November 26, Garrett will take over as White House Correspondent for CBS News. CBS is a television partner of National Journal, where Garrett currently serves as ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Major Garrett Heads to CBS - Posted November 18, 2012
Major Garrett will be returning to TV and the White House. Effective November 26, Garrett will take over as White House Correspondent for CBS News. CBS is a television partner of National Journal, where Garrett currently serves as ... [FishbowlNY]

In Defense of Himself: Daily Caller's Neil Munro - Posted November 16, 2012
On Thursday National Journal's George Condon ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

In Defense of Himself: Daily Caller's Neil Munro - Posted November 16, 2012
On Thursday National Journal's George Condon ... [FishbowlNY]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 13, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... 15 Bean. "I think there should be the official soup of the fiscal cliff -- 15 bean -- because these negotaitons have to have a little bit of everything..a legume here, a legume there, taxes, entitlements, cuts, all... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 13, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... 15 Bean. "I think there should be the official soup of the fiscal cliff -- 15 bean -- because these negotaitons have to have a little bit of everything..a legume here, a legume there, taxes, entitlements, cuts, all... [FishbowlNY]

Obama To MTV: No Facebook Profile For Malia - Posted October 29, 2012
President ... [AllFacebook]

White House Pool Prize - Posted October 19, 2012
Yahoo! News' Olivier Knox gets the prize for last night's post midnight Pool Report for a couple of reasons. 1. He managed to make no news entertaining. 2. We like his self-deprecating vibe. 3... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Pool Prize - Posted October 19, 2012
Yahoo! News' Olivier Knox gets the prize for last night's post midnight Pool Report for a couple of reasons. 1. He managed to make no news entertaining. 2. We like his self-deprecating vibe. 3... [FishbowlNY]

Quotation Approval: PR No-No or Standard Practice? - Posted September 18, 2012
Media personalities have made a bit of hay this week over the fact that the White House requested and received the right to review and approve of all the quotes that... [FishbowlDC]

It's Official: Rahm Emanuel Does NOT Like Nickelback - Posted September 12, 2012
In a moment of clarity crucial to our nation's past, present and future, a spokesperson for Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel (you know, ... [FishbowlDC]

"Green" DC Lobbying Firm Suddenly Loves Biofuels - Posted September 10, 2012
One unspoken law rules the PR industry: the client's interests always come first. And if the interests of a certain client happen to directly contradict the interests of a former client? Well, that's just the way the game is played. Still, we can't help but feel a little awkward when reading about... [GalleyCat]

Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Launched - Posted August 24, 2012
Todd Park of the White House blog recently discussed the upcoming launch of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. He writes, "This new initiative is bringing in top innovators from outside government to ... [semanticweb.com]

Tech and Govt. Vets Form Dream Team Firm - Posted August 14, 2012
Big names, big news: Eastwick--a tech communications agency that helped build some of Silicon Valley's biggest brands over more than two decades in the business--has offici... [FishbowlDC]

President Uses Twitter, Breathes Oxygen Like Other Humans - Posted August 7, 2012
In case you wondered how the world's most visible face interacts with the followers of his office's official Twitter feed, the White House has released this in-no-way-heavy-hitting video documenting a few moments in the life of @WhiteHouse. While we can't pretend to be terribly impressed, we will admit that the President... [FishbowlDC]

White House CTO To Participate In Twitter Chat Today At 2pm ET - Posted April 24, 2012
The White House's Chief Technical Officer Todd Park (@Todd_Park) will be participating in a Twitter chat today at 2pm ET, answering questions about how the Obama administration is embracing technology. Park is participating in the ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Director Of Engineering To Participate In White House Council On Women And Girls Panel - Posted April 23, 2012
Facebook Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfe... [AllFacebook]

White House Creates Blueprint for Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights - Posted February 27, 2012
The Obama administration has announced a blueprint for a consumer privacy bill of rights. The President's cover letter to the proposal stated, "Never has ... [semanticweb.com]

White House Publishes Open Innovator's Toolkit - Posted February 14, 2012
The White House's Open Government Initiative has published a toolkit of twenty resources for open data innovators. According to the toolkit website, "President Obama emphasize... [semanticweb.com]

What Does #40Dollars Mean To You? The White House Wants To Know - Posted December 22, 2011
The White House is once again turning to Twitter to champion a cause and shame their political rivals. They've asked Twitter users what #40dollars means to them, in response to the House Republicans rejecting a Senate compromise to extend a payroll tax cut earlier this week. And within hours,... [AllTwitter]

Thousands Telling Washington What 40 Dollars Means to Them - Posted December 21, 2011
The #40dollars hashtag is popping up all over Twitter thanks to a White House outreach effort asking ordinary citizens to tell Washington (the Republicans really) what $40 means to them. The effort was launched in light of Congressional push back against the Senate- ... [FishbowlDC]

The White House's Kosher Kitchen - Posted December 20, 2011
Besides well wishes from the President and First Lady for the ... [FishbowlDC]

Follow Today's White House Town Hall With The Obama Dashboard From TwitSprout - Posted July 6, 2011
In less than an hour, President Obama will be answering questions in the first ever White House Twitter Town Hall. If you're interested in following along with the President's answers to questions on jobs and the economy, the TwitSprout team has put together a ... [AllTwitter]

Vice President Joe Biden Joins Twitter - Posted July 5, 2011
Despite it being a national holiday, the Vice President was hard at work this Fourth of July. Vice President Biden and his staff set up a Twitter account, the first for his office, and sent out the very first tweet on Monday. Just two weeks after ... [AllTwitter]

White House Optimizes Social Media Just In Time For Election Season [STATS] - Posted June 14, 2011
Last week, the White House conducted a "non-scientific" study of its Twitter followers and Facebook fans, to see how they interact with the governmental heavyweight. And the timing couldn't be better for a social media revamp, as election season is just around the corner. The stats that the Whit... [AllTwitter]

WH Social Media Followers Want to Chat with the President - Posted June 10, 2011
The White House conducted informal surveys of its followers on Facebook and Twitter in an effort to find out where they can make improvements and in the process learned a thing or three about who follows them. Among the learnings: 50 percent of the respondents on Facebook were over 50 years old... [FishbowlDC]

White House Creates "Rapid Response" Twitter Account - Posted May 25, 2011
The avatar in this article might not look like one from an official White House online presence, but it is. It's the face of the new Director of Progressive Media & Online Response, Jesse Lee, who will be tweeting in an official capacity from @jesseclee44, in the hopes of pr... [AllTwitter]

Jay Carney Takes Over @PressSec Twitter Account - Posted February 28, 2011
The @PressSec Twitter account is back in business, now in the hands of new White House press secretary Jay Carney, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

White House Explains 'Startup America' with Markers - Posted February 11, 2011
Still confused about Presidant Obama's Startup America program? Well, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has drawn everything out for you on a w... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Does Using Twitter Make the White House "Transparent"? - Posted December 22, 2010
The White House is stepping up its social media presence - possibly in response to the strength of Republicans on Twitter and elsewhere online - by holding Twitter question periods. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered a questions specifically about Twitter a... [AllTwitter]

NASA, White House, and PETA Top Digital Index - Posted November 24, 2010
Findings from the first-ever Digital IQ Index for the Public Sector are out and the top in "digital competence" are NASA, the White House, a... [FishbowlDC]

Follow the White House on Twitter, 8 Different Ways (Plus One!) - Posted November 17, 2010
The White House is proud of its Twitter presence, and wants the citizens of America to know it. It recently published a blog post on the official White House Blog... [AllTwitter]

White House Comment on Midterms Will Come at 1p.m. ET - Posted November 3, 2010
After losing the House of Representatives but holding on to the Senate in the midterm elections yesterday, White House officials are carefully c... [FishbowlDC]

The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web - Posted April 28, 2010
Date: April 30, 2010, 11:00AM (1 hour)Register: View the Recorded WebcastQ&A: Q&A Session for "The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web"Attachment: ... [semanticweb.com]

A Giant Whooshing Sound - Posted April 21, 2010
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened. With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don't think that... [semanticweb.com]

White House shift to open-source Web system draws mostly praise - GCN.com - Posted October 29, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

oeGOV Initiative Aims to Improve Government Transparency through Semantic Web Vocabularies - Press release - Posted October 27, 2009
TopQuadrant Publishes Government Ontologies to Create Standard Data Exchange International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2009 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2009 - TopQuadrant™, the global leader in Semantic Web application development technology, today announced oeGOV, an initiative for creating an open, W3C Semantic Web standards-based set of ontology models to... [semanticweb.com]

What Do You Think of the White House's Attacks on Fox News? - Posted October 12, 2009
As we've noted over the last week, the White House has gone on a PR offensive against Fox News, calling out the network in TIME magazine, CNN and The New York Times... [FishbowlDC]

White House Posting "Talking Points" on Blog Daily; What Are The Implications for PR? - Posted September 29, 2009
The White House is now posting the administration's communications focus, along with talking points, daily on the Whitehouse.gov blog. In... [FishbowlDC]

September 2009: The Semantic Web Gang discuss Government data and data.gov - Posted September 22, 2009
Podcast LinkIn September’s episode of the Semantic Web Gang we are joined by Brand Niemann of the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a discussion of efforts to apply semantic technologies to Government data in the USA and elsewhere. During the conversation, we refer to the following resources; apps.gov, and Vivek Kundra’s... [semanticweb.com]

Data.gov ... What impact will it have and how important is it? - Posted May 22, 2009
I'm following yesterday's Data.gov launch rather closely, and I assume many of the readers of Semantic Universe are doing the same.  For more details go to...no surprise...http://www.data.gov/ (!!) This is open data/linked data going really mainstream, with the backing of the White House.  I have to believe it will be reported on and publicized... [semanticweb.com]

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