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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.

 

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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.

Former CIA Director Hayden to Washington Times

The Washington Times announced today that Gen. Michael Hayden, a retired four-star U.S. Air Force general and former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, will write a new bi-monthly column for the paper called “Inside Intelligence.” His first column will run April 30th.

Hayden is the latest in a string of big named columnists to join TWT in recent months, including former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, Christine O’Donnell and Tammy Bruce. Read more on those hires here.

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Supreme Court Justices Express Concern Over Scope of Aereo Ruling (TVNewser)
While hearing oral arguments from attorneys representing the broadcast networks and Aereo Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court justices “appeared unsure” how to rule in the case. Reuters Aereo, backed by media mogul Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp, could be forced to shut down if the court rules for the companies challenging the startup. A win for Aereo could spur innovation in the television industry by paving the way to new, cheaper ways for consumers to watch shows. A decision is due by the end of June. BloombergHearing arguments Tuesday in Washington, some justices suggested they viewed Aereo as violating broadcaster copyrights by using thousands of dime-sized antennas to get over-the-air signals without paying fees. “There’s no technological reason for you to have 10,000 dime-sized antennas other than to get around the copyright laws?” Chief Justice John Roberts asked. At the same time, the hour-long hearing didn’t clearly indicate the likely outcome, as justices including Stephen Breyer repeatedly asked whether a ruling favoring the broadcasters would imperil the cloud computing business. Variety Some of the justices on Tuesday suggested that they faced a challenge in defining just what Aereo is, and drawing a line on where privately used consumer technology ends and a publicly performing service begins. The Washington Post Aereo argued that its thousands of antennas are essentially rented to subscribers of its $8-a-month service for users to pull programs from the public airwaves legally and then store in Internet server files to watch at their convenience. In that way, it is just a mediator, the company argued, with consumers in control of how they use the company’s antennas and storage files for pulling and recording programs from the airwaves. Most of the arguments, which lasted more than an hour, were focused on the justice’s queries about the definition of public and private performances in copyright law and how Aereo differs from cable, satellite and other Internet video firms that pay broadcasters retransmission and other license fees.

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Morning Splash

What’s Happening
— Breakfast with General Mark Welsh Chief of Staff, US Air Force at the National Press Club, 9 a.m.
— Paul Dickson: “Authorisms: Word Wrought by Writers” at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.
– “Behind the Headlines: NSA Surveillance and Ongoing Revelations” at The Washington Post, 6:30 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact
The Titanic had its own newspaper, the Atlantic Daily Bulletin, that was printed daily onboard the ship. It included news articles, stock prices, horse-racing results and gossip.

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