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HuffPost Live to Stream Election Night Coverage


HuffPost Live will cover the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections via livestream, to be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Alyona Minkovski, and Howard Fineman.

Programming will be filmed in HuffPost’s New York studio starting at 6 pm with Ryan Grim, Sam Stein, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Mark Blumenthal offering analysis from DC. Coverage is expected to last until midnight.

Paul Smalera Named Quartz Ideas Editor; S. Mitra Kalita Promoted to Executive Editor at Large

qz_og_imgQuartz’s president and editor in chief Kevin Delaney announced that Paul Smalera will join the Atlantic Media property as its Ideas editor. Smalera joins from The New York Times where he was the founding editor of Op-Talk and editor of the NYT Opinion iPhone app.

Prior to The New York TimesSmalera was with Reuters and Fortune.

Smalera replaces S. Mitra Kalita, who was recently named executive editor at large for Quartz. In her new role, she will focus on global brand expansion and Ideas.

POLITICO Pro Launches Labor & Employment Vertical

PoliticoProPOLITICO Pro today launched its 14th topical vertical, Labor & Employment.

In September, POLITICO Pro editor Marty Kady announced that Timothy Noah would serve as editor of the new vertical, to be joined by Law360′s Brian Mahoney. Later that month, Kady also named In These Times’ Mike Elk a Pro labor reporter. Noah, Mahoney, and Elk join Marianne LeVine, who was hired earlier this month from the Los Angeles Times, in the vertical’s coverage.

Local News Now Toasts New Venture HillNow

Local News Now toasted its recently launched local news site covering Capitol Hill – HillNow – Wednesday night at Capitol Lounge with the site’s managing editor Andrea Swalec, Local News Now founder Scott Brodbeck and reporter George Altshuler.

LNN’s new venture joins its sister sites ARLNow, Bethesda Now, and Reston Now, and will focus on hyperlocal news as it relates to business, education, and real estate in DC’s Ward 6.


The Hill Adds Cybersecurity Vertical

The Hill

The Hill today added a Cybersecurity vertical to its website coverage. The new dedicated topic area will explore cybersecurity within the technology, healthcare, and defense industries, from legislation and regulation to lobbying efforts and current legal cases.

Cybersecurity joins The Hill’s other policy verticals including environment, transportation, finance, defense, healthcare, and technology. At launch, there’s no dedicated editor for The Hill’s Cybersecurity vertical.

Washington Post Headlines Now Delivered to Android Wear Products

NewsTime-on WatchThe Washington Post today launched a new app, its first designed for a wearable device.

The new app for Android Wear products, a line that includes three “smart” watches, serves as an extension to Android phone and tablet devices and delivers article headlines directly to the watch screen.

“The goal here is experimentation,” Julia BeizerThe Washington Post’s director of mobile product, told FishbowlDC of the company’s foray into wearable products. “While the wearables space is still small and emerging, we want to experiment with how readers consume news on these devices. What will they like? What features will work for them?” Read more

National Journal Debuts Revamped Hotline Race Tracker

Hotline Race Tracker Landing Page

With just two weeks until November’s midterm elections, National Journal’s enhanced Hotline Race Tracker was repositioned before the paywall today to offer users detailed information on specific state races.

Visitors to the site navigate by state, with the opportunity to choose from a list of upcoming elections. Users choose a specific race and are brought to a page compiling recent poll results, campaign finance data, and the social media activity and reach of candidates.

Come election day, NJ’s Hotline Race Tracker will move to, and be updated with state and race specific results in real time. And on Wednesday, November 5, National Journal will digitally produce the ”New Member Yearbook” on the 114th Congress, available in print the following week.

Information provided in the tool, which was built in-house, is also downloadable for subscribers, who exclusively have access to the latest Hotline coverage specific to each race. Tracker information for non-subscribers will be accessible through November 7.

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.

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.

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Susan Glasser on POLITICO’s Future with USA Today’s Rem Rieder

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian for POLITICO

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian for POLITICO

Less than a month after being named editor of POLITICO, Susan Glasser sat down with USA Today’s Rem Rieder to discuss what’s next for the Rosslyn-based political news outlet under Glasser’s reign.

“There’s tons of coverage, but it’s sliced and diced ever thinner,” Glasser told Rieder of the current media landscape. “You’ve got to come back with big, ambitious storytelling.” She went on to explain that, “Indispensability and original reporting are the engines that will fuel growth. It’s important to emphasize original reporting and insight and analysis no one else is doing.” Read more