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PBS NewsHour Partnering With OZY Media

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PBS NewsHour and OZY Media today announced a content and social partnership. Say what?

The nearly 40-year-old NewsHour, co-anchored for the past year by Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill, is teaming up with the digital news mag OZY Media, launched in the fall of 2013, to promote each others content online, to also include OZY co-founder Carlos Watson joining Ifill on broadcast to discuss internet trends and highlights.

“PBS NewsHour sets the bar for quality reporting and Gwen has reached the pinnacle of respect in the world of journalism,” Watson said in an announcement. “In just over a year, we just reached 7 million unique visitors last month and are seen and heard by millions more through our partners. As we continue to grow, we’re thrilled to be working closely with PBS NewsHour and sharing a commitment to give our audiences a fun and fresh way to learn about what’s new and what’s next.”

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Boston Globe’s Stephen Heuser to Lead Politico’s New Policy Project

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 3.20.30 PMBoston Globe’s Ideas section editor Stephen Heuser is heading to Politico where he will head up “The Agenda,” the site’s new policy project, Susan Glasser wrote in a staff memo.

Heuser, a Yale grad and longtime Globe staffer, will work alongside Michael Grunwald,  The Agenda’s editor-at-large.

“We envision it as wonkery with a purpose: smart, timely, original and relevant to the policy debates that are actually on Washington’s agenda, or should be,” Glasser said.

The project is expected to launch at the beginning of next year.

 

So What Do You Do, Harriette Cole, Editor, Author and Media Coach?

Harriette-Cole-ArticleWords to Harriette Cole are the canvas of expression. She wants to see them used beautifully, sparingly and, probably just a smidge above all, responsibly. “I tell every one of my clients: show me rather than tell me. Whether you’re talking to the media or your staff or your boss,” she coaches, “when you can bring an image to life through your words, people listen.” Twenty years as a writer and editor — starting with a stint on Capitol Hill — and an A-list roster for her business baby, Harriette Cole Media, which includes media coaching services, symbolize her knowledge. But the accumulation of the knowledge itself is her greatest achievement.

When she was younger, modeling changed her world. Tall and slender with braids and glasses, Cole discovered the blessing of being sample size. But the marriage of her two passions (writing and fashion) ushered her into a world of editorial privilege at two of the most iconic brands in African-American media. Her professional purpose now, says Cole — former fashion editor at Essence and editor-in-chief of Ebony — is to inspire folks to step into their greatness and be their best, similar to that thunderbolt of confidence she got from her seasons of strolling the runway. “I have figured out lots of different ways to do that, from telling stories to helping people with the way they present themselves,” she says.

Here, she talks reinvention and grooming public figures to be media-ready.

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DC Media Dominates Mediaite’s 2014 ‘Very BEST in Media’ Awards

Mediaite-LogoMediaite released its 2014 “Very BEST in Media“ awards this afternoon, and without a doubt, the journalists of Washington won the day.

From CNN’s Jake Tapper being named “Best Cable News Host” for his show The Lead, to Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace as the “Best Sunday Show Moderator” — across the board, DC’s newspeople dominated the list.

As the website points out, the selections were not based on ratings or popularity, but who, in their opinion, ”did important, smart, or entertaining work, Nielsen be damned.”

Among the other honorees mentioned by Mediaite were CBS White House Correspondent, Mark Knoller, for “Best Media Twitter Account”; The Washington Post‘s T. Rees Shapiro for “Best Reporting”; and Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic for ”Best Print/Web Columnist.”

A big FishbowlDC congrats to all!

Add MJ Lee to List of POLITICO Departures, Joins CNN Digital Politics

20140813js_mj_lee_005You can add MJ Lee to the growing wave of POLITICO reporters and editors who’ve been poached by CNN Digital Politics.  For those of you counting, Lee makes 5… Rachel Smolkin, Steven Sloan, Jedd Rosche and Eric Bradner all switched teams this fall.

“It’s as if Rachel built an arc and we’re following her two by two,” said a former POLITICO staffer turned CNNer who asked to remain anonymous.

But they’re not just flooding (pun intended) to CNN. MJ is the fourth POLITICO exit announced this week.  Alex Burns, Gregg Birnbaum and Dan Berman all jumped ship for gigs at new outlets in the past few days.  Sounds like a trend.  As for MJ, her hire was announced today via internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC.  See the note from Rachel Smolkin and CNN Money’s Lex Haris after the jump.

All,

We are very excited to welcome a new addition to our team: MJ Lee, who will be based in New York and will cover the intersection of politics and financial services.

It’s a huge story line for CNNPolitics and CNNMoney, and MJ’s aggressive reporting will be an important asset for both newsrooms as we head into an exciting presidential campaign season.

MJ currently covers financial services for POLITICO and also has served on the breaking news team there.

We’ll make sure MJ is also a frequent visitor to DC and has an opportunity to meet all of you. Her first day is Jan. 21.

Rachel and Lex

Watch Live: Obama to Make Statement On Cuba, Alan Gross — 12 PM ET

PBS NewsHourPresident Barack Obama is set to make a statement from the White House regarding relations with Cuba at 12 p.m. EST this afternoon. In the wake of Alan Gross‘s release this morning after five years of imprisonment, officials say the U.S. is seeking to normalize relations with Cuba — which could include embassies in Washington and Havana.

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ICYMI: Mom Calls Into C-SPAN to Scold Partisan Sons

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 10.47.20 AM“Oh God, it’s mom…” is never a phrase that ends well for bickering sons.

Joy Woodhouse, mother of politically divisive sons, Brad and Dallas, called into C-SPAN to see if Thanksgiving with the in-laws had gotten some of their hostility out of their systems. Hilarity ensued.

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Andrea Mitchell to Receive 2015 Matrix Award

andrea_mitchell_a_p_300New York Women in Communications announced their 2015 Matrix Award honorees yesterday– a list that included NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell.

The 2015 Matrix Awards will be presented on Monday, April 27, 2015 at a luncheon ceremony in New York, honoring seven women who have established themselves in the communications community.

The theme of the 45th annual Matrix Awards is “Women Who Change the World” through their outstanding achievements and talents in the communications fields.

“We are elated to honor these seven remarkable women who have made a lasting impact in the field of communications,” said Linda Descano, President of New York Women in Communications. ”Although they’re all involved in different disciplines of the industry, their accomplishments show that that together, they are truly connecting the world.  We are thrilled to welcome these women into our Matrix Hall of Fame.”

Other honorees include Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra L. LeeJulianna Margulies award-winning actress and producer; editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine, Roberta Myers; Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer of Macy’s; and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— The Atlantic Presents Women of Washington, 4 p.m.

— Film Screening: “The Gang — 15 Years and Still Silent” at Freedom House, 5 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Alexander Hamilton misspelled “Pennsylvania” in the Constitution.

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Ross Levitt to Lead CNN’s National Security Team In Washington

07356131ded962f5e9bc393135297662Ross Levitt will be joining CNN’s Washington bureau to lead their National Security team, announced managing editor of the bureau, Adam Levine (no, not that one), on Twitter.

Ross, who has been with CNN since 2006, most recently worked as a field producer at their New York bureau, covering national security and law enforcement related stories. Deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, and Levine announced the move in a staff memo.

We are thrilled to announce that Ross Levitt is joining the Washington bureau to be the supervising producer for the national security team, working with Jim Sciutto, Barbara Starr, Elise Labott and our incredible producing team.

Ross has been a standout producer out of the New York bureau for years where he has been a big contributor on national security and law enforcement coverage.  He has covered every major stateside terror investigation, helping CNN get exclusive information and video on the Times Square bomber, Boston marathon bombings and Najibullah Zazi, as well as Read more

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