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Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— The Atlantic: Women of Washington, 8:30 a.m.

— A Debate on War and the Constitution: John Yoo vs. Bruce Fein at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Almonds are members of the peach family.

Front Page of the Day

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Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 leaves off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

W Washington DC Unveils its Redesigned POV

POV crowd 2The W Washington DC Friday night revealed its redesigned POV rooftop bar, featuring new art and decor including wall-sized brass murals of former US presidents.

In true W fashion, guests checked in downstairs and were escorted to the top where behind a wall designed to look like red tape, hundreds of Washingtonians celebrated including the Washington Wizards’ John Wall, The Daily Show’s Jason Jones; Washingtonian fashion editor Kate BennettUS News’ Nikki Schwab; Washington Business Journal’s Jennifer Nycz-Conner and Rebecca Cooper; NBC Washington’s Dianna Russini and Eun Yang; FOX 5′s Steve Chenevey; WJLA’s Scott Thuman; the Washington Redskins’ LaRhonda Burley; Todd Flournoy; Sophie Pyle, Kate Michael, Victoria Michael, Neil Grace, Nick Owens, Katy Adams, and Cori Sue Morris.

Not part of the redesign: it’s iconic view of the White House.

National Journal’s Marin Cogan Named Contributing Editor of New York Magazine

National Journal writer-at-large Marin Cogan is headed to New York magazine as a contributing editor, as first reported by POLITICO’s Hadas Gold. There she’ll report on politics, policy, and political culture, both in print and online.

Prior to NJ, Cogan wrote for GQ and POLITICO. She starts October 6.

She hilariously tweeted thanks after POLITICO reported her move.

 

Afternoon Lede Check – 9.15.14

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

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POLITICO Names 2 Promotions to Executive Leadership Team, Hints at More Expansion

POLITICO revised logoPOLITICO chief operating officer Kim Kingsley today announced two staff promotions to its executive leadership team in an email from her, John Harris, and Jim VandeHeiDanielle Jones has been named EVP of expansion and Miki King, EVP of operations.

Kingsley also hints at the Rosslyn-based politics hub’s continued plan for world domination, beyond just its European venture, in the announcement for Jones.

“Danielle, who has been with us since year one and understands POLITICO better than anyone,​ will help manage our expansion efforts into Europe and elsewhere…She will also begin preparations for expansion into states beyond New York. We will have more to say on that later this year.”

See the full note to staff after the jump. Read more

CNN’s Jake Tapper Recipient of ‘Tex’ McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism

photo-2This past weekend at the Medal of Honor convention’s Patriot Award Gala in Knoxville, Tenn., CNN anchor Jake Tapper, author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, received the ”Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism. He accepted the award from Gary Wetzel, a 1968 Medal of Honor recipient.

Gary Sinise, who portrayed Lt. Dan in “Forest Gump,” served as master of ceremony. US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., an Army veteran, was also in attendance and received the Patriot Award.

HuffPost Names Attendees of Off-the-Record Meeting with President Obama

The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone named a group of reporters and columnists President Barack Obama met with – off-the-record – prior to his Wednesday night statement on ISIS.

“The group, which met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in an off-the-record session, included New York Times columnists David Brooks, Tom Friedman and Frank Bruni and editorial writer Carol Giacomo; The Washington Post’s David Ignatius, Eugene Robinson and Ruth Marcus; The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins and George Packer; The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg and Peter Beinart; The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe; Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll; The Wall Street Journal’s Jerry Seib; and The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky, a source familiar with the meeting told The Huffington Post.”

The New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker first reported on Saturday the meeting’s happening, not naming those in attendance, and clarifying that “people unaffiliated with The Times” contributed to his report.

For more, click on over to The Huffington Post.

Arianna Huffington to Staff: ‘In August we reached 115 million global unique visitors’

arianna-huffington-photoThe Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington today emailed staff that in August 2014, the site reached 115 million global unique visitors, according to comScore. Said numbers make it the number one news site in the U.S.

HuffPost Politics saw 14.5 million unique visitors in August 2014, according to comScore, nearly 13% of THP’s global traffic.

See Arianna’s note to staff after the jump. Read more

Roll Call Asks Readers to Choose Upcoming Coverage

Roll Call

Have a suggestion for which House and Senate races Roll Call should cover in the run up to the midterm elections? Perfect! Because they have a poll for you to help guide their coverage.

“Unfortunately, there are still a few races we haven’t covered yet from the ground — and we’re running out of time,” writes Shira T. Center, Roll Call’s politics editor. ”We’d like help from you, our readers, to pick two of Roll Call’s final campaign stops this cycle.”

The outlet has asked readers to choose whether Alexis Levinson will cover the Senate race in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, and North Carolina and if it’s sending Emily Cahn to California’s 52nd, Colorado’s 6th, Nebraska’s 2nd, New Jersey’s 3rd, New York’s 11th, or Minnesota’s 8th.

Interesting approach. Vote here.

Howard Kurtz and TMZ’s Harvey Levin’s Awkward Sunday Morning Exchange

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 10.04.32On yesterday’s “Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz” on FOX News Channel, TMZ founder Harvey Levin joined the program to discuss his network breaking stories as it did with video of Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident leading to his indefinite suspension by the NFL.

The conversation quickly turned tense after host Kurtz asked Levin, “How does TMZ get all these scoops?” Levin then pointed out, “We’re a news operation!”

Kurtz went on to ask if breaking stories like Rice helps to change TMZ’s image of being “a raunchy tabloid operation.” Levin quickly turned it around, noting that national interest and coverage of the story resulted from TMZ’s release of the surveillance video. Read more

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