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Paul Smalera Named Quartz Ideas Editor; Mitra Kalita Promoted to Executive Editor at Large

qz_og_imgQuartz’s president and editor in chief Kevin Delaney announced that Paul Smalera will join the Atlantic Media property as its Ideas editor. Smalera joins from The New York Times where he was the founding editor of Op-Talk and editor of the NYT Opinion iPhone app.

Prior to The New York TimesSmalera was with Reuters and Fortune.

Smalera replaces Mitra Kalita, who was recently named executive editor at large for Quartz. In her new role, she will focus on global brand expansion and Ideas.

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Social Media 101

Social Media 101Starting November 10, get hands-on social media training for beginners! In our popular online boot camp, you'll hear from social media and marketing experts on how to get set-up on the major social platforms, create meaningful content, and engage with your audience across various sites. Register now!

Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff to Lead PBS NewsHour’s Election Night Coverage

7907972038_f67b6c9dd0_o_slideshow-300x200“PBS NewsHour’s” Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-host live programming starting at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 4 of the midterm elections. Updated editions of NewsHour will air at 7 pm and 9 pm and all programming will appear both in broadcast and online.

And later at 11 pm, Ifill and Woodruff will host a 30-minute special on the latest results from Senate, House and gubernatorial races throughout the country. Joining the NewsHour co-anchors throughout the evening will be weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan, columnist Mark Shields, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush Michael Gerson, Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, Rothenberg Political Report’s Stu Rothenberg, NewsHour’s Domenico Montanaro, and recent hire Lisa Desjardins.

Online, in addition to live streamed coverage, “PBS NewsHour” will feature an interactive election center with live election results and a live blog reporting on key races throughout the country.

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein Remember The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee

woo1-004A public memorial service was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday for Ben BradleeThe Washington Post’s executive editor from 1968-91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died last week of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington.

The Post’s Dana Milbank wrote of the service:

“More than a thousand filled the cathedral, including scores of Post journalists current and former. Satellite trucks parked in the cathedral driveway and a dozen TV cameras were on the lawn, searching for glimpses of the luminaries inside, among them Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Justice Stephen Breyer, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and Jim Lehrer.” Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.30.14

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

TVNewser 5 Questions for… Meg Tirrell

TVSpy Cubes: VIP Tour of New York Magazine

GalleyCat Our Interview with Cartoonist Andi Watson

Lost Remote MTV Promotes Scream with Mysterious Emoji Tweets

FishbowlDC Hey, Isn’t That… CNN’s Peter Hamby in Richmond Magazine?

SocialTimes Experts Believe a Major Cyber Attack is Imminent

FishbowlNY So What Do You Do, Amelia McDonell-Parry, Editor-in-Chief of TheFrisky.com?

AllFacebook Mark Zuckerberg Shares Facebook Plans for the Next Three, Five, 10 Years

AllTwitter Twitter’s User Growth is the Lowest It’s Ever Been

10,000 Words PBS NewsHour and The Atlantic Partner to Broadcast Cover Stories

Inside Mobile Apps KickOn Launches Party Discovery App in the US

InsideFacebook Three Things We Learned from Facebook’s Q3 Performance

PRNewser Study: Social Media Amplifies Companies’ Mistakes

AgencySpy Rob Bliss Creative Takes on Street Harassment for Hollaback

MediaJobsDaily New Survey Reveals Scariest Jobs in America

UnBeige Walker Art Center Celebrates 75 Years in 150 Seconds

Thursday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Washington Ideas Forum at the Harman Center for the Arts, 8:40 a.m. (live stream here)

— Politico Playbook Lunch at Hamilton Live, noon

— Gun Safety Laws Forum at the National Press Club, 6 p.m.

— Eyewitness History: A Conversation With Tom Brokaw at the Newseum, 7 p.m.

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FBN’s Neil Cavuto to Host ‘Special Report: 2014 Midterm Elections’

CavutoFOX Business Network anchor and managing editor of business news Neil Cavuto will host “Special Report: 2014 Midterm Elections” at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 4 with a focus on how the results may affect the economy.

At 9 pm, Lou Dobbs will join Cavuto for the network’s coverage, to include analysis from Liz MacDonaldLisa “Kennedy” MontgomeryCharles PayneMelissa Francis, Sandra SmithJo Ling KentPeter BarnesRich Edson, and David Asman.

Afternoon Lede Check – 10.29.14

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

Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly to Co-Anchor FOX News Channel’s ‘America’s Election HQ’

BUG_BUMP_SUPER_TUESDAY_2Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor “America’s Election HQ,” FOX News Channel’s November 4 midterm election night coverage starting at 6 pm. Bill Hemmer will operate the network’s electronic “Bill-board” with Martha MacCallum focused on exit poll data.

Also slated for camera time: senior political analyst Brit Hume, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, and contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will, and Juan Williams. Read more

Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper to Anchor CNN’s ‘Election Night in America’

best_wb_ac_10.03.12-300x168Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN’s coverage of the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections, being billed as “Election Night in America.” Coverage will start at 5pm and Blitzer and Cooper will be joined by “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper for analysis and chief national correspondent John King operating the “CNN Magic Wall.”

Also slated for air time: Gloria BorgerDavid GergenDana BashCandy CrowleyMichael Smerconish, Paul Begala, Jay Carney, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Kevin Madden, and Ana Navarro.

In addition to televised and online coverage, New Yorkers can turn their attention to the Empire State Building where CNN has affixed a “vertical LED-illuminated ‘meter’” on the top of the building’s spire. As nationwide Senate results come in, red or blue lighting on the meter will indicate which political party has gained control of the Senate.

And at 9 pm on CNN en Español, the network will broadcast “Voto Latino 2014,” to be anchored by Juan Carlos LópezPatricia Janiot and Fernando del Rincón.

The Atlantic, ‘PBS NewsHour’ Launch Programming Partnership

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 13.51.08The Atlantic and “PBS NewsHour” have launched a new partnership, bringing Atlantic reporting to NewsHour programming. Over the next six months, PBS NewsHour will produce segments for air on the monthly magazine’s cover story as well as other feature stories.

The partnership launches during tonight’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour” with The Atlantic’s national correspondent Hanna Rosin joining NewsHour co-anchor Judy Woodruff to explore Rosin’s November cover story on teenage sexting and its implications in a central Virginia town.

The Atlantic’s partnership with NewsHour marks the magazine’s first ongoing broadcast venture.

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