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The Top 10 Things Overheard at The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Celebration

20140729_193245Last night at Poste, The Hill celebrated its annual “50 Most Beautiful“ list, a nod to this town’s most beautiful – or not – members of Congress, Congressional staffers, campaign aides, lobbyists, and other Capitol Hill/executive branch employees.

Many of the 50 selected were in attendance, although the five Representatives and two Senators who made the list were not. Either was White House press secretary Josh Earnest. Or FOX News’ Bret Baier or CNN’s S.E. Cupp. But CBS News’ Nancy Cordes and NBC News’ Kristen Welker were there.

Guests who entered through Poste’s entrance (and not Hotel Monaco) first stumbled upon a step and repeat for anyone but mostly those who made the list. The gathering took place on Poste’s outdoor patio amid perfect weather and included remarks from the recently announced new Hill editor in chief Bill Cusack. Guests noshed on shrimp cocktail, gourmet sandwiches, and passed hors d’oeuvre and enjoyed an open bar that seemed to reopen several times.

Conversation was comical. Especially if you stood near strangers and wrote down the laughable things you could hear them say. And with that brings us “The Top 10 Things Overheard at The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful Celebration.” Read more

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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.30.14

Cantor’s final days (POLITICO). Obama vows veto of House border bill (The Washington Time). McDonnell trial turns to lavish vacations, private jet trips for former governor’s family (WJLA).

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FOX 5 DC’s Emily Miller to Guest-Host ‘The View’ on Thursday

Emily-MillerFOX 5 DC chief investigative reporter Emily Miller is set to guest-host “The View” Thursday morning, and a source confirms that she is one of several women being considered for the “conservative” role they’re looking to fill.

Earlier this month, we wrote that CNN “Crossfire” co-host S.E. Cupp would also audition for the slot, which she did on July 21 and again this past Monday.

Several other names of women being considered include MSNBC “The Cycle” co-host Abby Huntsman and CNN’s Margaret Hoover. WGN’s Ana Belaval and ABC News’ Sara Haines also guest hosted, the same week that Meghan McCain did, although the “TakePart Live” co-host told Refinery29 last week that she would not be joining the show. Fox News Latino also reports that “Good Morning LA’s” Lauren Sanchez and former assistant US attorney Sunny Hostin are being considered.

Miller, known throughout Washington for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” column for The Washington Times and nationally after turning it into a book, will likely prove herself a top contender given her strong debate skills with the ability to remain composed.

Susan Glasser Names WaPo’s Eva Rodriguez Senior Editor of POLITICO Magazine

Screen-Shot-2013-11-14-at-9.15.52-AM-2POLITICO Magazine editor Susan Glasser today announced to staff in a noon email that The Washington Post editorial writer Eva Rodriguez will join the magazine as senior editor.

Prior to her seven years at the Post, Rodriguez was the Washington bureau chief for BusinessWeek and spent 10 years with the Legal Times.

Glasser’s email:

From: Susan Glasser
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Subject: A new editor at the Magazine

Dear Politicos — We’re delighted to announce that Eva Rodriguez will be joining the Magazine as our senior editor. Eva comes to us from the Washington Post, where she’s spent the last seven years wearing many hats from politics editor and deputy at the Style section to editorial board member. She’s also been editor in chief of Legal Times, DC bureau chief for BusinessWeek and an editor in the Washington bureau of the New York Times — a wide-ranging experience that gives her fluency in so many of the subjects that the Magazine aims to tackle. She also just loves to work with writers. Eva is mother of two college-sophomore twins and lives in Takoma Park with her partner Debra, and we can’t wait to welcome her in mid-August.

Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 12.30.55Tuesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert poked fun at Sarah Palin‘s news channel that she announced on Monday.

“Yes. The all Sarah Palin Channel. It’s exacrtly what she’s always done, only, umm…nothing else.”

Colbert goes on to mock subscribers who pay its $9.95 fee. “It’s a safe space where like minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone who’s opinion they already know…If $9.95 sounds too rich for your blood, sign up for Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber. For just $9.94, it’s a community of people just like you, if you have a valid credit card.” Read more

Journalism Census Depicts Slight Shrink in Newspaper Staff

header_logoThe American Society of News Editors and the Missouri School of Journalism’s Center for Advanced Social Research Archives yesterday announced the results of its newsroom census. In 2013, there were 36,700 full-time newspaper journalists at 1,400 daily U.S. newspapers, down approximately 3.5 percent compared to 2012.

“Producing the employment census each year is a significant effort on the part of ASNE, but as the leaders of America’s newsrooms, we feel it’s essential to keep this data front and center,” said ASNE president David Boardman in the census results announcement. ”We remain committed to doing all we can to help our newsrooms, and our news reports, better reflect the diverse nature of the communities we cover.”

The census found that approximately 4,900 (13.34 percent) of said journalists are racial and ethnic minorities, a 200 person (approximately 1 percent) increase from 2012. ASNE also reports that “63 percent of the news organizations surveyed have at least one woman among their top three editors.”

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Harvard’s Institute of Politics Names 2014 IOP Fall Resident Fellows

Photo courtesy of Harvard's IOP

Photo courtesy of Harvard’s IOP

Harvard’s Institute of Politics today announced its 2014 IOP Fall Resident Fellows. They include Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of the Alexandria-based Echelon Insights; Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman, Commission on Presidential Debates; Christine Gregoire, former governor and attorney general of Washington; Anton J. Gunn, former director of external affairs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS); Phil Kent, former chief executive officer of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.; and Valerie Biden Owens, sister of VP Joe Biden and campaign chair, Biden for President (1988, 2008).

Fellows will relocate to Cambridge for the fall semester and conduct weekly “study groups” on the topic of current events for the educational benefit of Harvard students and community members.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.30.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Rachel Smolkin Named Exec Editor of CNN Politics

TVSpy KGO Assistant News Director Heads to KNTV

FishbowlDC The Hill Names ’50 Most Beautiful’ in D.C.

SocialTimes OKCupid Experimented on Me and That’s Okay

TVNewser NBC Promotes Madeleine Haeringer to EP of International News

Lost Remote Comedy Central Announces Tweet-Based Digital Improv Series: CC: Social Scene

AllFacebook Privacy Groups Take Aim at FB’s Tracking of Users’ Outside Browsing

AllTwitter You Won’t Believe How Much FB’s Stock Has Outperformed Twitter’s in 2014

10,000 Words The Comment Discussion Continues: APME Editors: Comments Are Here to Stay

Inside Mobile Apps Local On the Go: View Your News, Weather and Sports in One App on iOS

InsideFacebook Optimize Your FB Advertising Performance with the Right Bidding

GalleyCat Amazon Picks 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime

PRNewser Four Pitching No-Nos That Drive Journalists Crazy

AgencySpy Colossal Murals Earn Eyeballs in Brooklyn

MediaJobsDaily Stealing the Corner Office Author Shares Three Unconventional Tactics

UnBeige Katz Marks the Spot: New Art Billboard to Welcome Whitney Downtown

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Jeanne White-Ginder, Mother of Ryan White, to Join The AIDS Institute for Press Conference Advocating for HIV/AIDS Funding at the National Press Club, 10 a.m.

— 41st Annual NPC Journalism Awards Dinner at the National Press Club, 6 p.m.

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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.29.14

Obama joins E.U. in new sanctions against Russia (The Post). NRCC Chairman to Seek Second Term (Roll Call). And Va. governor’s wife had ‘crush’ on CEO (WTOP).

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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