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POLITCO: Stewart-Hannity Feud is Going Nuclear and/or Over

It appears Jonathan Topaz missed Dylan Byers‘ memo on the Hannity-Stewart (or Stewart-Hannity, depending on your school of though) feud this morning. A mere 13 minutes after Byers declared it over, Topaz claimed it had gone nuclear. We suppose both could be true -the feud could have ended because it went nuclear, a la some Cold War-style mutually-assured destruction. Does that mean the Fox News and Comedy Central studios are now deep in nuclear winter? Suppose we’ll find out tonight…

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Newsweek Cover: Pushing Putin’s Buttons

“The control room in this new kind of war is a unit inside the U.S. Treasury Department: the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) with 730 staff members. Don’t let the name fool you. This little-known branch of Treasury, created by Congress in the wake of the September 11 attacks, isn’t just going after terrorists or hunting illicit offshore money flows anymore. It is using sophisticated financial weaponry to hit carefully chosen targets linked to hostile governments.”

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HBO Classics Coming to Amazon Prime (LostRemote)
Amazon is continuing its streaming-TV push, partnering with HBO on a multi-year deal to exclusively bring classic HBO shows to Amazon Prime subscribers, the two companies announced Wednesday. Variety Terms of the deal were not disclosed; it covers only the U.S. Under the agreement, Amazon has exclusive SVOD rights for select HBO programming and will make the first wave of it available to Prime subscribers beginning May 21. That includes full seasons of The SopranosSix Feet UnderThe WireBig LoveDeadwoodEastbound & DownFamily TreeEnlightenedTreme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as miniseries like Band of Brothers and John AdamsGigaOM Some of HBO’s newer shows will also be available, with a substantial delay: “Previous seasons of other HBO shows, such as GirlsThe Newsroom and Veep will become available over the course of the multi-year agreement, approximately three years after airing on HBO.” In addition, Amazon said that it will add HBO Go to its recently launched streaming video box, Fire TV — “targeting a launch by year-end.” New York Post HBO’s coveted content has long been kept beyond reach of outside content bundles like Amazon and Netflix, and only available to subscribers. Amazon’s win will surely be viewed as a loss for Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who still dominates the bundled streaming space, but who also recently announced a price increase for new subscribers. Amazon also increased its prices, but is also seeking to expand its customer base with Fire TV. THR Amazon Prime also has exclusive online-only subscription deals for PBS’Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, CBS’ Under The Dome and upcoming Halle Berry-headlined miniseries Extant as well as 24Veronica MarsOrphan BlackThe Americans and Justified. But it has had less success with its own original series; neither Alpha House nor Betas has achieved the pop culture significance of Netflix’s Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards.

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Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— The Constitution Project Seventh Annual Constitutional Champions Gala at the Law Offices of Jones Day, 6:30 p.m.

— National Press Club Pub Quiz at the Truman Lounge, 7 p.m.

 

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

 

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Ex-Fishbowler Garrett Graff Leaves Washingtonian

Michael Calderone broke the news today that Washingtonian Editor-in-Chief -and more significantly, former FishbowlDC Editor -Garrett Graff is leaving that magazine after 5 years in the top editorial spot.

Graff also told City Paper that he doesn’t yet have concrete plans on what’s next, but that he is “looking forward to a new challenge, wherever that may lie.” He says that he will probably spend a good part of his time finished up his third book -a history of the Cold War -for Simon and Schuster.

Graff edited this blog from January 2005 to May 2006, when Patrick Gavin took over. His life after Fishbowl includes a long-running stint at Georgetown University where he teaches classes on digital media, several published books, and the gig at Washingtonian starting in 2009.

Senior Editors Sherri Dalphonse and Kristin Hinman will serve as co-editors for the mag for now while Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams searches for a new editor.

Read Williams’ memo announcing the news after the jump…

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Baltimore’s Joce Sterman Brings Fox 5′s Emily Miller Some Competition

investigative_reporter_600x300Watch out Emily Miller…WJLA has some competition for you!

Just weeks after The Washington Times senior opinion editor announced her move to Fox 5 as its chief investigative reporter, Joce Sterman from Baltimore’s WMAR announced today on Twitter she’s headed to WJLA. Sterman covered consumer and investigative reporting at Baltimore’s ABC affiliate, where she’s been since 2007.

While we’re told investigative reporting won’t be Sterman’s only duties, we expect to see her skills in competition with Miller.

Congrats to Sterman, starting May 12, and again to Miller, who joins Fox 5 next week.

GW Explores Diversity Among White House Press Corps

correspondents1924-960The Monday before the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner, the WHCA and GW will examine diversity among the White House press corps, 70 years after the Atlanta Daily World’s Harry McAlpin became the first black journalist to cover a White House news conference. The panel comprising media from The Washington Post, the Associated Press, and NBC News, among others, will explore ”the roles that minority journalists have played in the White House press corps throughout the years, where they are today, and what more must be done to create a press corps that reflects the growing diversity of America.”

Slated for Monday, April 28th at 11am, media interested in attending should contact Nicole Carlotto at nfcarlotto@gwu.edu.

A full list of those participating and event logistics after the jump.

Photo credit: White House Correspondents, 1924. Digitized glass negative, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. (via http://www.whca.net/history.htm).

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Afternoon Lede Check, 4.23.14

A Georgia law allows guns nearly everywhere; the GOP ratchets up it’s attacks on Harry Reid over his attacks on the Koch brothers; and the man suspected of murdering three people in Alexandria will be extradited to Virginia.


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

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CNN Digital Has Strongest Month Ever for March 2014

cnndigitalThe disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. The conflict in Ukraine. The mudslide in Washington state. These, among other current events, helped CNN Digital land its strongest month ever during March 2014.

According to a network release issued this afternoon, CNN secured 2.8 billion global page views, 1 million app page views, and 274 million global video starts across platforms during March 2014.

In March 2014, CNN Network reached 76 million unique visitors, compared to 56 million from the Huffington Post Media Group, 48 million from NBC News Digital, 40 million from USA Today, 37 million from CBS News, 33 million from Fox News Digital Network, and 32 million from New York Times Digital.

Click here for the full release.

DC Journalism Awards Round Up

It’s award season and, as always, DC journalism is receiving top accolades from all corners. Here’s a run down of the Washington journos and outlets that have been honored most recently:

Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic has won the Sidney Hillman Award for Excellence in Reporting in Service of the Common Good in Magazine Journalism for his story, “The Hell of American Daycare.” The award will be presented on May 6th at the Times Center in New York City.

George E. Condon Jr. of the National Journal  has won the newly created President’s Award from the White House Correspondent’s Association. The award will be presented on May 3rd at the WHCA Dinner.

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University has inducted a new batch of honorees including William Eaton, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former President of the Washington Press Club, who will be honored posthumously. Mary Pat Flaherty of The Washington Post was also honored. They will be officially inducted at a ceremony on May 15 at the Chicago History Museum.

And WTOP has been awarded five Regional Edward R. Murrow awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association, including one for Overall Excellence and one for Breaking News for their coverage of the Navy Yard shooting. WTOP’s Kristi King was also  recognized for feature reporting, Jonathan Warner for Sport Reporting, and Lori Lundin for Hard News Feature Reporting.

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