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National Journal ‘Women in Washington’ Issue Leads with Piece by NPR’s Michel Martin

NJCover07_26_14Friday we gave you the Magazine Cover of the Week, a look at NBC4′s Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler 25 year run as evening news anchors in the Washington Post Magazine, and we’re back to highlight National Journal’s “Women in Washington” issue.

In it, NPR’s Michel Martin penned the piece “What I’ve Left Unsaid: On Balancing Career and Family as a Woman of Color.”

On how the media portrays women of color, the NPR host of “Tell Me More” – set to fold August 1 – said, “It isn’t just the entertainment industry that does a poor job of depicting women of color and their full range of experiences; journalists should take some responsibility for this as well. One former TV boss of mine used to talk about getting a ‘white guy in a suit.’ The thinking was, if you wanted to show that whatever you were reporting on was a universal issue, you needed to go find a ‘white guy in a suit,’ either as the subject of the story or even to tell the story.”

The July 26 issue also features ”Go Ahead, Ruffle Some Feathers“ by former DC public school chancellor Michelle Rhee, ”Working Mother, Washington Powerhouse? Good Luck“ by Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, and ”How I Learned to Love My Firstness“ by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Check it out, here, or on newsstands now.

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Magazine Cover of the Week: WaPo Mag with NBC4′s Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler

WPMag072714It’s Friday, therefore almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine cover story explores the quarter century run of NBC4 anchors Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler.

For 25 years, Vance and Gentzler have together, anchored NBC4 nightly news broadcasts.

“For most of the past quarter-century in Washington, people have watched Vance and Gentzler. “Jim and Doreen,” as “News4’s” field reporters ritually address them, regularly win a popularity contest that isn’t much in doubt. The audience for their 6 p.m. newscast during May “sweeps” was 17 percent larger than that of second-place WJLA, anchored by Washington’s other venerable anchor team, Gordon Peterson and Maureen Bunyan. The margin at 11 p.m. was even larger, 41 percent. Gentzler-Vance drew more viewers throughout the Washington area than CNN, Fox News and MSNBC averaged together in prime time.”

For more on Jim & Doreen, check it out, online now, or in the Sunday’s Washington Post.

EXCLUSIVE: Garrett Graff Joins POLITICO Magazine

A source tells us that Garrett Graff, who left Washingtonian in April where he served as editor-in-chief for five years, most recently joined POLITICO Magazine.

Graff told the Washington City Paper at the time of his departure that he didn’t yet have concrete plans on what’s next, but that he is, “looking forward to a new challenge, wherever that may lie,” and that he will probably spend a good part of his time finishing up his third book, a history of the Cold War, for Simon and Schuster.

Washingtonian in June named Michael Schaffer Graff’s replacement as editor.

Graff edited FishbowlDC from January 2005 to May 2006, when Patrick Gavin took over.

UPDATE  (3:52pm): An update from POLITICO confirms that Graff has joined the magazine, official today, as a senior staff writer.

Capitol File Celebrates Summer Issue with Soiree at CityCenterDC

Last night as the first official private preview of the highly anticipated CityCenterDC, Capitol File joined The Apartments at CityCenter for a summer soirée to celebrate its summer issue, in which artist Peter Max created an original Capitol File cover, currently being auctioned on Charitybuzz to benefit the Humane Society of the United States.

The event was designed by Andre Wells and featured samplings by Richard Sandoval’s Mango Tree and Rare Sweets, Moet Ice Imperial Champagne, wine by Early Mountain Vineyards and a Maserati.

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Magazine Cover Story of the Week: Washingtonian MOM with Rachel Goslins

MOM_2014_Summer_FBIt’s Friday, therefore almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

The latest issue of Washingtonian MOM is hitting newsstands as we speak, and this issue’s cover story explores the personal and professional life of Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Goslins career began in law, working at a large law firm in New York and later, at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington. She ditched her successful career by her early 30s to study film at NYU after meeting and marrying her now husband, former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski.

“In the span of about six months, I went from representing the United States of America on large international delegations to being the coffee and FedEx girl for an office of filmmakers,” Goslins recalls of an internship she held with PBS Read more

The Atlantic to Explore Global Innovation in Abu Dhabi

The Atlantic today announced its first ever international event, slated for this fall in Abu Dhabi. ”What’s Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation” is planned for November 5 and will address the ideas and leadership behind global innovation.

“Abu Dhabi is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the Middle East, the perfect place for our conference on global innovation,” said Bob Cohn, co-president and COO of The Atlantic.

The plan, as of now, is for a day-long conversation on best practices in international innovation, and to explore ideas and techniques for advancing global connectivity and cyber resilience, unmanned flight and vehicular technologies, STEM learning in the Middle East, clean energy, and international partnerships, among other topics.

Media inquires can be directed to Anna Bross.

The Atlantic Announces Record Growth for Newsstand Sales and Website Traffic

Atlantic president and editor-in-chief James Bennet and president and COO Bob Cohn yesterday announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic for The Atlantic. Over last year, two of this year’s issues have more than doubled 2013 sales while five issues are up 25 percent.

Ta-Nehisi Coates June cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” set a single-day audience record for a magazine story on TheAtlantic.com. Read more

Magazine Cover of the Week: New York Times Magazine’s ‘Rose-Colored’ Look at Detroit

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As we head into the weekend, it’s time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

In this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is “The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit” by Ben Austen. In it, he explores a city that once was and the opportunity it now has as Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert in just a few years has purchased nine million square feet of real estate in 60 Detroit buildings.

Check it out, online now, or in print this Sunday.

Capitol File’s Publisher Niche Media Acquired by Greengale Publishing

logoGreengale Publishing today announced that it has acquired Niche Media Holdings, the publisher of 11 regional lifestyle publications including Capitol File, from The Greenspun Corporation of Las Vegas, held by Janie Greenspun Gale and her siblings. Greengale is co-owned by Janie Greenspun Gale and Jeff Gale.

Katherine Nicholls who previously served as president and chief operating officer of Niche, will now serve as CEO.

Elizabeth Thorp, editor-in-chief of Capitol File, shared her excitement, referring to Janie as “fabulous.”

Nicholls said of the owners, “Their decades of experience in journalism, photography, and media, together with their commitment to community service will continue to shape our organization.”

The Atlantic Names Alexis Madrigal Deputy Editor of TheAtlantic.com

The Atlantic today announced the promotion of Alexis Madrigal to the newly created role of Deputy Editor of TheAtlantic.com. Madrigal, who’s covered science and technology for The Atlantic since 2010, will also oversee social media and The Atlantic’s newsletter strategy.

In addition to his promotion, Dr. James Hamblin was named a senior editor. Julie Beck will replace Hamblin as editor of its Health channel and Kathy Gilsinan will join the Global channel as an associate editor from World Politics Review.

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