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NJ Daily’s Mike Magner to CQ Weekly

d5KZY6QZCQ Weekly editor-in-chief Benton Ives emailed staff this afternoon to announce that Mike Magner is set to join as managing editor. Magner currently serves as managing editor of National Journal’s NJ Daily.

Prior to joining National Journal in 2007, Magner spent 15 years as a Washington correspondent for the Newhouse News Service.

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Carrie Levine Joins Center for Public Integrity as Federal Politics Reporter

carrielevine_2The Center for Public Integrity today announced the hire of Carrie Levine as a federal politics reporter. At CPI, Levine will write for the “Consider the Source” vertical, focused on money in politics.

Levine most recently served as the research director at CREW, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

For more, click on over to CPI.

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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

The Examiner’s Ryan Teague Beckwith Joins TIME as Senior Editor

time-magazine-logoTIME magazine managing editor Nancy Gibbs and Time.com managing editor Edward Felsenthal today announced three new hires and seven promotions, including one for the Washington bureau. Ryan Teague Beckwith joins TIME as a senior editor, coming from the Washington Examiner where he was a news editor. Prior to that he was an editor at CQ Roll Call and was with the Raleigh’s News & Observer.

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TIME’s Michael Crowley to POLITICO

d12AP-1IPOLITICO editor Susan Glasser today announced that TIME’s Michael Crowley will join the Rosslyn-based political outlet as a senior foreign affairs correspondent. Crowley currently serves as a chief foreign affairs writer for TIME. At POLITICO, he’ll focus on the Obama administration’s foreign policy and Washington’s reach internationally.

His hire also reunites him with POLITICO’s new executive editor Peter Canellos, who hired Crowley to the Boston Globe in the 90s.

Prior to joining TIME, Crowley wrote for The New Republic. He’s also written for New York magazine, GQ, and Slate.

Google Shopping Express Now Offers Same Day Delivery Service in Washington

Craving a box of Annie’s mac and cheese from Giant? How about 1,000 Heinz ketchup packets from Costco? Need diapers from Babies R Us? Or even a new Fender from Guitar Center?

Well Google now has that covered too.

The Washington Post’s Jonathan O’Connell writes about Google Shopping Express, the tech giant’s new same day delivery service that launched in DC on Tuesday. Online shoppers now have access to the store shelves of nine local retailers including Giant Food, Costco, Walgreens, Sports Authority, Staples, Babies “R” Us, Barnes & Noble, L’Occitane, and Guitar Center.

“The expansion puts Google more squarely in competition with Amazon, which has been expanding same-day delivery and now has a grocery service, Amazon Fresh, that is available in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Seattle areas,” writes O’Connell.

For more on the service, click on over to The Washington Post.

Michael Dimock Named President of Pew Research Center

Dimock-160x239The Pew Charitable Trusts today named Michael Dimock president of the Pew Research Center. Dimock was named EVP in 2014 during which he most recently oversaw Pew’s largest U.S. political survey.

“Throughout his career at the Pew Research Center, Michael has displayed pitch-perfect judgment and deep dedication to the center and its vital mission to provide decision-makers and the public with high-quality, objective research,” said Don Kimelman, chairman of the Pew Research Center board in the announcement. “His integrity, intellectual curiosity and steady leadership have earned him the trust of the staff, the board and the center’s many audiences.”

Dimock, who has been with the research center for the past 14 years, replaces Alan Murray as president, who left the Pew Research Center in July to join Fortune as editor.

WCP’s Jonathan Fischer to Slate

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The Washington City Paper’s managing editor Jonathan Fischer is headed to Slate as a senior editor. Starting out, Fischer will cover business and technology, eventually transitioning to editing Slate political coverage.

Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner told FishbowlDC of the hire, “We’re incredibly excited about Jon joining our team. He has great experience at City Paper, a wide range of interests and a Slatey sensibility. We can’t wait to see what he does here.”

He’ll be based in DC.

Lisa Desjardins to ‘PBS NewsHour’

Screen-Shot-2014-08-29-at-12.36.43-3“PBS NewsHour” executive producer Sara Just today announced the hire of Lisa Desjardins as a politics reporter and editor for the nightly news magazine with Gewn Ifill and Judy Woodruff.

Desjardins was most recently a Capitol Hill reporter and correspondent for CNN and prior to that was with the Associated Press and Reuters. She currently serves as an executive board member of the Capitol Hill Radio and TV Correspondents Association and is also the organization’s former chair.

Desjardins starts Monday, October 13.

National Journal EiC Tim Grieve Announces Hires of Weston Phippen, Lauren Fox

National Journal’s editor-in-chief and president Tim Grieve today announced the hire of two reporters to the Atlantic Media property.

In an email to staff announcing the news, Grieve wrote that Weston Phippen joins NJ’s Next America team, coming from the Tampa Bay Times. Also, U.S. News & World Report’s Lauren Fox will cover Congress for the Wire team.

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