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DC Jobs: The Pew Charitable Trusts, McMurry/TMG, Americans for the Arts

This week, The Pew Charitable Trusts is hiring an officer of state campaigns, while McMurry/TMG needs a project manager. Americans for the Arts is seeking a press and media relations manager, and Connections Media is on the hunt for a web developer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.


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Afternoon Lede Check – 10.17.14

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

Weekend Show Preview – 10.19.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include CDC director Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” and the director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’s “Face the Nation,” “FOX News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Calling VOA Volunteers: Receive Ebola Vaccine And Report on Experience

n-EBOLA-VIRUS-largeVOA’s acting managing editor for its central news division David Jones emailed staff yesterday to offer the chance to receive and report on the Ebola vaccine currently being tested at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, reported on Wednesday by USA Today.

While Jones does not yet have access to the vaccine (it’s merely an idea to be pursued), he told FishbowlDC today that per the news service’s legal department, VOA cannot guarantee that it will publish or broadcast employee reporting on the experience. So far, three staff have expressed interest.

So for those at the U.S. government-funded international news broadcasting service who missed it, this might be your chance. See Jones’ note to staff after the jump. Read more

The Washington Post Creates Weekly Insert for Partner Newspapers

washingtonpost130In partnership with newspapers throughout the country and internationally, The Washington Post will launch a 24-page weekly publication as a supplement for subscriptions to regional newspapers. The weekly edition will feature highlights of the week’s Washington Post content.

Its first appearance will be this weekend as part of The Dallas Morning News’ Sunday edition and will soon be available with other newspaper subscriptions both inside and outside the U.S.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

fishbowlHere are your top five stories of the week across the site.

5 – NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Apologies for Violating Voluntary Quarantine

4 – The Washington Post Partners with Student Newspapers at UMD, Columbia

3 – Jill Abramson Recalls ‘Stern’ Meeting with Condi Rice to Pull James Risen Piece for NYTimes

2 – CNN Layoffs to Hit DC Bureau

1 – CNN Serves Pink Slips with a Side of Counseling

WTOP to Host Town Hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Ebola

WTOP on Monday, October 20 at 10am will host a town hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Jesse Goodman, Georgetown University Medical Center professor of medicine, on the topic of Ebola.

WTOP midday anchors Bruce Alan and Debra Feinstein will host the one-hour forum at the Newseum. The four will explore the medical profession and government’s response to Ebola, proper protocols for response at medical facilities, and media coverage.

Questions to Fauci and Goodman can be submitted online at, at the station’s Facebook page, or on Twitter tagged with #WTOP.

While the event quickly reached capacity for general audience, audio will be streamed online at and the Newseum will host a video stream. C-SPAN also plans to carry the conversation.

Media interested in covering must email

WSJ Reports Hunter Biden Discharged From Navy for Failing Drug Test

The Wall Street Journal reports that the son of VP Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - was discharged from the Navy Reserve for testing positive for cocaine.

Hunter Biden joined the Navy in 2013 and was discharged in February 2014 for said test taken during the previous year.

FOX News reports a statement given by the vice president’s son:

“It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge…I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”



Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME’s ‘Most Interesting Man in Politics’

rand-paul2It’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of TIME magazine, and its cover story, “The Reinventions of Rand Paul.”

Its cover deems the Republican Senator from Kentucky “the most interesting man in politics,” and inside, TIME’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer writes:

“He helped lead Republicans in opposition to President Obama’s 2013 request to bomb Syria as punishment for using chemical weapons and supports giving legal work status (and eventual citizenship) to undocumented immigrants in the U.S., as long as the border is first secured and fair-wage rules favored by unions are undone. He opposes longtime Republican efforts to limit ballot access and calls for nonviolent felons to have their voting rights returned after their sentences are served. With each of these positions, he is trying to scramble the math and broaden his party’s appeal, all the while causing headaches for the political consultants preparing for another chaotic Republican nomination fight.”

Check it out on newsstands today or for subscribers, online here.

The Guardian Reports Privacy Concerns for Users of Whisper App

WhisperFor those who post secrets to the smart phone app Whisper and believe their messages and location are not being tracked, a piece by The Guardian published yesterday suggests otherwise.

The U.K. daily recently met with top Whisper executives in pursuit of a journalistic partnership, and over the course of meetings last week, report Whisper procedures that contradict user perceptions of how their posts are being collected and analyzed.

Per The Guardian’s Paul Lewis and Dominic Rushe:

“The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be ‘the safest place on the internet’, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed…Whisper is also sharing information with the US Department of Defense gleaned from smartphones it knows are used from military bases, and developing a version of its app to conform with Chinese censorship laws…Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. ‘He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,’ the same Whisper executive said.”

While that last nugget about the sex-obsessed Washington lobbyist piques interest, the overall tracking of users is of much larger concern.

For more, click on over to The Guardian.