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HuffPost Live to Stream Election Night Coverage

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HuffPost Live will cover the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections via livestream, to be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Alyona Minkovski, and Howard Fineman.

Programming will be filmed in HuffPost’s New York studio starting at 6 pm with Ryan Grim, Sam Stein, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Mark Blumenthal offering analysis from DC. Coverage is expected to last until midnight.

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Jon Stewart Confirms NBC News Pursued Him as ‘Meet the Press’ Replacement

john_stewart(6)In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart confirmed that NBC News approached him to replace David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press.”

It was first reported earlier this month by New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman that NBC News’ president Deborah Turness pursued Stewart in the network’s efforts to boost the show’s ratings. Sherman cited three unnamed senior television sources, with one saying that NBC was “ready to back the Brink’s truck up.”

Stewart confirmed the offer during a recent interview with Andy Greene, who writes:

In an new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart confirms that there were indeed discussions. “My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could,” he says. “I’m sure part of them was thinking, ‘Why don’t we just make it a variety show?’” Read more

Afternoon Lede Check – 10.30.14

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

Katie Taplett to Join Defense News

taplettpicDefense News has named Katie Taplett its new VP and GM.

Taplett most recently served as associate publisher of Defense One. Prior to that she was publisher of Defense, Space and Security for Aviation Week and US advertising sales director for Jane’s Information Group.

Defense News is a division of Gannett Government Media.

National Journal To Convene ‘The Day After’

Day After ConferenceJust hours after televisions turn off and computers shut down in Washington and across the country, National Journal will convene for “The Day After” midterms conference bright and early at 8:30 am on Wednesday, November 5th.

The four part event will feature three panels and a concluding conversation with National Journal political analyst and editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report Charlie Cook.

The morning will feature panels led by NJ senior political columnist and editorial director Ron Fournier, Washington editor Ben Pershing, and senior writer Michelle Cottle, to include former Senators Bob Bennett and Olympia Snowe; former Representatives Bud CramerMartin Frost, and Steve LaTouretteWhit Ayres, president, North Star Opinion Research; Jeffrey Forbes, founding partner, Forbes Tate; Celinda Lake, president, Lake Research Partners; Bill Pierce, SVP, APCO Worldwide; Heather Podesta, founder and president, Heather Podesta + Partners; and Ed Rogers, chairman, BGR.

The morning starts at 8:30 am and lasts until 11:30 am at the Ronald Reagan Building’s Atrium Hall. A full agenda can be found here. And it will be live streamed here. Media interesting in covering should make the ask to NJ’s comms director Jeff Cartwright at jeff@nationaljournal.com.

The event is underwritten by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and United Technologies Corporation.

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.

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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