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Yahoo’s Chris Moody to CNN

cnndigitalCNN’s Rachel Smolkin started off Monday with some big news for the Washington bureau and network. In its effort to further grow CNN Politics Digital, it has swooped up Yahoo’s Chris Moody as well as The Hill’s Alexandra Jaffe and The Washington Post’s Jeff Simon.

Moody is slated to join just before the midterm elections on October 27 and Jaffe will just after. For Simon, he returns to CNN after joining The Washington Post from the network in 2013 as a video producer.

See Smolkin’s announcement after the jump. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Management 101

Management 101Become a better manager in our new online boot camp, Management 101! Starting October 27, MediabistroEDU instructors will teach you the best practices being a manager, including, how to transition into a management role, navigate different team personalities, plan a team event and more! Register now!

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.20.14

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

PRNewser What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week’s News

TVNewser ‘Today’ is No. 1 Morning Show on Social Media

TVSpy Nebraska Sports Anchor Fired for Saying Goodbye to Departing Co-Workers

Lost Remote How ‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Reacted on Twitter to the Season 5 Premiere

FishbowlDC Calling VOA Volunteers: Receive Ebola Vaccine And Report on Experience

FishbowlNY NY Times’ Sulzberger: Cuts are ‘Painful’

SocialTimes The Guardian Responds to Whisper’s Fervent Denials

AllFacebook How Facebook Deals with Stolen Passwords

AllTwitter Recommended Tweets From Profiles You Don’t Follow Will Now Appear in Everyone’s Timeline

10,000 Words BBC Launches WhatsApp ‘Ebola Lifeline’ Service in West Africa

Inside Mobile Apps Vivino Surpasses Six Million Users, Unveils ‘My Taste Profile’

InsideFacebook Adobe Q3 2014 report: Organic impressions down 50 percent YoY

GalleyCat Abrams Publishes a Cookbook Inspired by ‘Orange is the New Black’

AgencySpy We Hear: Cuts at Translation

MediaJobsDaily Three Glimpses at the Future of Work

UnBeige Superior Interiors: NYSID Showcases 90 Years of McMillen

Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— WTOP Special Town Hall on Ebola at the Newseum, 10 a.m.

— Luncheon with U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

McDonald’s serves one percent of the world’s population every day.

Front Page of the Day


DC Jobs: The Pew Charitable Trusts, McMurry/TMG, Americans for the Arts

This week, The Pew Charitable Trusts is hiring an officer of state campaigns, while McMurry/TMG needs a project manager. Americans for the Arts is seeking a press and media relations manager, and Connections Media is on the hunt for a web developer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.


Find more great DC jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented media pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Afternoon Lede Check – 10.17.14

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

Weekend Show Preview – 10.19.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include CDC director Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” and the director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’s “Face the Nation,” “FOX News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Calling VOA Volunteers: Receive Ebola Vaccine And Report on Experience

n-EBOLA-VIRUS-largeVOA’s acting managing editor for its central news division David Jones emailed staff yesterday to offer the chance to receive and report on the Ebola vaccine currently being tested at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, reported on Wednesday by USA Today.

While Jones does not yet have access to the vaccine (it’s merely an idea to be pursued), he told FishbowlDC today that per the news service’s legal department, VOA cannot guarantee that it will publish or broadcast employee reporting on the experience. So far, three staff have expressed interest.

So for those at the U.S. government-funded international news broadcasting service who missed it, this might be your chance. See Jones’ note to staff after the jump. Read more

The Washington Post Creates Weekly Insert for Partner Newspapers

washingtonpost130In partnership with newspapers throughout the country and internationally, The Washington Post will launch a 24-page weekly publication as a supplement for subscriptions to regional newspapers. The weekly edition will feature highlights of the week’s Washington Post content.

Its first appearance will be this weekend as part of The Dallas Morning News’ Sunday edition and will soon be available with other newspaper subscriptions both inside and outside the U.S.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

fishbowlHere are your top five stories of the week across the site.

5 – NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Apologies for Violating Voluntary Quarantine

4 – The Washington Post Partners with Student Newspapers at UMD, Columbia

3 – Jill Abramson Recalls ‘Stern’ Meeting with Condi Rice to Pull James Risen Piece for NYTimes

2 – CNN Layoffs to Hit DC Bureau

1 – CNN Serves Pink Slips with a Side of Counseling

WTOP to Host Town Hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Ebola

WTOP on Monday, October 20 at 10am will host a town hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Jesse Goodman, Georgetown University Medical Center professor of medicine, on the topic of Ebola.

WTOP midday anchors Bruce Alan and Debra Feinstein will host the one-hour forum at the Newseum. The four will explore the medical profession and government’s response to Ebola, proper protocols for response at medical facilities, and media coverage.

Questions to Fauci and Goodman can be submitted online at, at the station’s Facebook page, or on Twitter tagged with #WTOP.

While the event quickly reached capacity for general audience, audio will be streamed online at and the Newseum will host a video stream. C-SPAN also plans to carry the conversation.

Media interested in covering must email