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9.21.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

SundayShows-w-candyAccording to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 21, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the number one rated Sunday show in 56,000 households, with 83,000 total viewers and 37,000 in the A25-54 demo.

In total viewers, CBS’s ”Face the Nation” was second with 43,000, followed by “FOX News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” tied for third with 38,000. In fifth place for all categories was ABC’s “This Week.”

Compared to the same week last year in the DC market, CBS was up +105% in total viewers followed by Univision and NBC at +36% and +20%, respectively. ABC and FOX were both down in total viewers, -29% and -27%, respectively.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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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!

Afternoon Lede Check – 9.23.14

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

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Townhall.com’s Katie Pavlich to Join The Hill as an Opinion Columnist

Headshot (1)The Hill today announced that Townhall.com’s news editor and author Katie Pavlich has joined the publication as an opinion columnist. Her contributions will publish on Tuesdays biweekly, in print and online.

“Katie, who is one of the most respected voices on the right, is a strong addition to our growing bipartisan roster of contributors,” said Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill.

Pavlich will remain with Townhall, were she also serves as a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine. She is also the author of two books including Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up and serves as a panelist on FOX News Channel’s “Outnumbered.”

Pavlich’s first op-ed for The Hill - Shed political correctness in combatting ISIS – was published this morning.

Eater DC Undergoes Redesign

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 07.32.18For those who clicked over to Eater DC on Monday or today, you likely noticed some changes to its homepage. Adweek yesterday reported that site underwent a relaunch eight months after joining Vox Media.

According to Adweek:

“The new look is the culmination of editorial improvements and hires—including Bloomberg’s Ryan Sutton, Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema, Saveur’s Helen Rosner and editors in 27 cities—that the foodie brand has made since it became part of Vox Media eight months ago. “We have been building up our army in preparation for this relaunch,” said Amanda Kludt, Eater’s editor in chief.”

The redesigned site contains all the same savory and delicious information it did before yesterday – most of which is populated by Eater DC editor Missy Frederick – just reimagined using Vox Media’s Chorus platform.

For more on the site’s redesign, click on over to Adweek or check it out today when you go to decide your dinner plans.

OurTime Partners with HuffPost, AOL

logoIn addition to partnering with Vice, OurTime - a non-profit organization that drives Americans to vote - will join The Huffington Post and AOL in its effort to register 250,000 young voters before the midterms. HuffPost and AOL will each embed OurTime’s voter registration tool its political coverage.

“OurTime is a leader in using technology to help young Americans register to vote,” said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, in a release. “I’m delighted that The Huffington Post and OurTime will once again be joining forces, building on the success of our 2012 partnership, to use all the tools at our disposal to let all our voices be heard.”

Ahead of the 2012 election, OurTime partnered with The Huffington Post to successfully register 350,000 voters.

“There is no better place to engage young voters than online,” added Matthew Segal, co-founder of OurTime.org in the release. ”Arianna understands that intuitively, which makes Huffington Post a perfect destination for OurTime.org to register thousands of young voters this fall.”

The announcement was made to coincide with National Voter Registration Day.

President Barack Obama’s Statement on ISIL

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 10.12.53President Barack Obama Tuesday morning addressed the nation on the previous night’s airstrikes against ISIL in Syria.

“Last night on my orders America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria,” the president said in his opening from the South Lawn. “Today, the American people gives thanks for the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform.”

“We were joined in this action by our friends and partners. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar,” said Obama. “America is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security. The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone.”

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Defense One Names Iain Williamson Associate Publisher

PrintAtlantic Media’s Defense One today announced that Iain Williamson has been named associate publisher. Williamson will focus on furthering the brand’s advertising relationships and sales strategy. He was most recently with Intermarkets, Inc. where he served as director of sales and has previously worked for Gannett Government Media Corporation, Defense News, and the Military Times.

In the same announcement - Patrick Lavan has been promoted to senior account director. He joined Atlantic Media in 2011 as a sales fellow and has been promoted since to sales associate, account manager, and account director.

“Iain and Patrick are invaluable additions to our team as we seek to expand even more on Defense One’s early success,” said Constance Sayers Witherspoon, president of Government Executive Media Group in a release. “Their accomplishments in advertising sales prove their ability to succeed not just in that arena, but in the field of defense publishing as a whole.”

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to Offer 10am Statement on ISIL

President Barack Obama at 10am this morning will address the nation from the South Lawn of the White House on Monday night’s airstrikes against ISIL in Syria.

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Former McCain Comms Director to Join Snapchat

jill-hazelbakerJill Hazelbaker, the former comms director of Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 run for president, will now lead the communications and policy efforts of Snapchat, Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner report.

Hazelbaker has most recently been with Google, leading its PR and internal comms for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

For more, click on over to Re/code.

TheWire.com Folds into The Atlantic

Atlantic Media co-presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn yesterday announced to staff in a memo that TheWire.com’s staff and content will soon be folded into The Atlantic’s print and digital space.

Bennet and Cohn write in the memo:

“We are very proud of what The Wire has accomplished editorially, and we think that joining its aggressive, deft news coverage with The Atlantic’s ideas-driven journalism will provide a richer experience for The Atlantic’s readers, a firmer foundation for our ambitions to cover the news, and greater opportunities for growth for The Wire’s team. This decision is also driven by a recognition that the business strategy behind separating The Wire from The Atlantic simply hasn’t proven out. Experimenting with new revenue streams to support our journalism – like experimenting with new forms of reporting, storytelling, and distribution — has been essential to our progress across the ever-shifting media landscape; so too has moving quickly to face the facts, and to adjust, when an experiment isn’t working as we’d hoped.”

TheWire.com was launched in late 2013 from The Atlantic Wire, which was originally founded in 2009.

For the full memo, click on over to FishbowlNY.

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