TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Internal Memo

NBC News President Confirms Chuck Todd to Replace David Gregory as ‘MTP’ Host

Meet the Press - Season 67NBC News president Deborah Turness announced to staff in an internal memo this hour that Chuck Todd will replace David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press.”

“His unique ability to deliver that passion with razor sharp analysis and infectious enthusiasm makes him the perfect next generation moderator of this beloved broadcast,” said Turness. “Chuck will ensure that Meet the Press is the beating heart of politics, the place where newsmakers come to make news, where the agenda is set.”

Turness also confirmed that after 20 years with NBC News, Gregory bids farewell, which he announced earlier in the hour on Twitter.

Todd will take reigns of the program on September 7. Andrea Mitchell will moderate this weekend.

See the full memo after the jump. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Starting September 8, get hands-on content marketing training in Content Marketing 101! Through a series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you the best practices for creating, distributing and measuring the results of your brand's content, including how to develop a content marketing plan, become a content marketing and more. Register now! 

Hearst Television’s Hallie Jackson to Join NBC News as Network Correspondent

HallieJacksonAn internal note from NBC News SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi announced that Hearst Television’s Hallie Jackson will join the network as a correspondent. Jackson covered political and national events in Washington, D.C. for 26 Hearst affiliates since 2012.

Verdi highlighted her ability to work in digitally-integrated environments across platforms in his memo to staff, after the jump.

Read more

Shawna Thomas to Join NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as Senior Editor

Shawna Thomas

Shawna Thomas

As of July 16, Shawna Thomas will join Meet the Press as senior editor responsible for leading its digital strategy. Thomas joins “Meet” having been with the network since 2006, serving as White House producer and Capitol Hill producer as well as a news associate, political assignment editor, and digital associate producer.

Also out of NBC News today, Erika Masonhall has been promoted to Vice President of Communications.

See Executive Producer Rob Yarin‘s internal note on Thomas’ announcement after the jump. Read more

Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox Offers Look at President Obama’s ‘Secret Schedule’

whitehouseWhile much – or some – of the President of the United States’ daily schedule is listed online for public consumption, his private schedule, detailing a more minute-by-minute look at Obama’s day, was the focus of a recent piece by Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox.

“It’s a document so closely held that Obama aides, like their counterparts under George W. Bush, are expected to dispose of it at day’s end in ‘burn bags’ typically reserved for documents so sensitive they cannot be consigned to mere shredding,” wrote Knox.

The private schedule is delivered in hard copy form at 7am to the desks of senior aides and includes a disclaimer showcasing the sensitivity of the document – “This schedule contains sensitive information and is provided for your information only. It may not be distributed, forwarded, or printed without the express written permission of the Director of Scheduling.”

For more on the veiled secrecy of President Obama’s private schedule, click on over to Yahoo News.

POLITICO’s Dylan Byers Signs off from Life in DC

Dylan ByersToday is Dylan Byers last day as a POLITICO employee based in Washington before moving Westward to the city of bright lights. In April, we got our paws on an internal memo announcing Byers’ move to LA with his fiancé – the same email that announced senior POLITICO writer Todd Purdum and his wife Dee Dee Myers would also relocate to Los Angeles after Myers took a job leading communications at Warner Brothers.

Byers send out an email to POLITICO and Capital New York staff at 2:55am EDT today, letting them know that moving day was upon him and encouraged them to reach out for drinks the next time they’re in LA.

See his email, after the jump. Bon voyage, Byers! Read more

POLITICO Promotes Rachel Van Dongen to Deputy Managing Editor

Rachel Van Dongen, POLITICOAn internal memo from POLITICO managing editor Rachel Smolkin this morning announced Rachel Van Dongen‘s promotion to deputy managing editor. Van Dongen was most recently Congress editor and deputy politics editor.

In her new role, she will work closely with Smolkin and alongside deputy managing editor Laura McGann. POLITICO’s Gregg Birnbaum, Dianna Heitz, Laura McGann and Nirvi Shah also serve in the role of deputy managing editor.

Van Dongen’s outstanding deputy, Steven Sloan, will lead the Congress team going forward.

See the full memo, after the jump. Read more

Internal Memo Outlines POLITICO’s Plans for New Digs

An internal memo from POLITICO COO Kim Kingsley this afternoon announced that after a long search for new office space, the powers that be decided to relocate within its current building, to the 8th and 9th floors. While the deal is not yet final, they’re far enough along in the process to make an announcement to staff.

POLITICO occupies the 6th and parts of the 7th floors at 1100 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. The new space is expected to be 60,000 square feet and have two-connected and private floors and a large outdoor private terrace.

If all goes according to plan, they’ll make the move late Spring 2015.

Check out the full memo after the jump. Read more

POLITICO Launches Annual 10-Day Journalism Institute

POLITICO today announced the launch of its Journalism Institute, a 10-day annual program for college students interested in pursuing a political journalism career in Washington. Bill Nichols will direct the program alongside Kara Kearns, who will assist in its organization.

Senior editors and reporters from POLITICO will lead much of the program’s content. It is also tied to the American University School of Communication and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

The POLITICO Journalism Institute will launch July 31 and the deadline to apply is June 27.

For more, click through for POLITICO Executive Editor Rick Berke‘s announcement to staff. Read more

Time International’s Bobby Ghosh Joins Quartz as Managing Editor

IMG_3035Quartz anounced this afternoon that Bobby Ghosh will join the digital news outlet as managing editor. He joins the Atlantic Media global business news brand from Time International, where he served as editor, overseeing all of its editions and correspondents outside of the US.

Quartz’s president and editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney wrote in a memo to staff, “Bobby brings a sophisticated curiosity about the world, an obsessive news focus, and a strong identification with Quartz’s mission to cover the new global economy’s most important and interesting facets.”

Managing editor of TIME Nancy Gibbs thanked Ghosh for his tenure with the magazine, which included a stint as a correspondent based in DC.

“Bobby’s career has taken him from India to Hong Kong to London to Baghdad, where he served as TIME’s bureau chief for five years,” wrote Gibbs. “In that time he has demonstrated all the gifts of the best writers and editors: courage and creativity, enterprise, humor, commitment to nurturing young talent, passion for expanding TIME’s audience worldwide. It has been one of the great pleasures of my time in this job to get to work more closely with him– and there is no better traveling companion on earth.”

Check out the full memo after the jump. Ghosh in his new role with Quartz will be based in New York. Read more

Washingtonian Names Michael Schaffer New Editor

06062014-schafferWashingtonian today announced the hire of Michael Schaffer as its 4th editor in the magazine’s 49-year history. Schaffer was most recently with The New Republic where he served as editorial director and prior to that was editor of the Washington City Paper. 

Schaffer replaces former FishbowlDC-er Garrett Graff, who served as editor of Washingtonian for the past five years. In April, a memo from publisher Cathy Merrill Williams announced that she and Graff agreed he would leave this month.

Schaffer is set to start in July. Check out the full memo, after the jump. Read more

NEXT PAGE >>