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Mr. Manners Takes Up a New Post

The Washington Post has hired Steven Petrow (aka Mr. Manners) to write an advice column with a special focus on LGBTQ issues. The column, dubbed “Civilities,” will be published bi-weekly on Mondays and will focus on things like whether a father should walk his son down the aisle, or how an enlisted soldier should address his commanding officer’s husband. Petrow has written five books, and currently writes the “Manners Hero of the Week” column for Parade. He also previously wrote an etiquette column for The New York Times.

In his first column today, Petrow reflects on the changes that have happened in the country since he first started giving advice on gay issues. Read the whole thing here.

(Photo by Bryan Regan)

 

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Malone Leaves American Prospect for New Yorker

clare maloneToday is Clare Malone‘s last day at The American Prospect, according to the Twitters. Malone had been the Web Editor at the Prospect for more than two years. Now, she will be taking up residence in NYC to become a fact checker for the New Yorker. Prior to her career in journalism, Malone worked for Export Now, a Chinese e-commerce site, and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Congrats on the new gig Clare!

RAP Taps Deaton to Replace Chambers

Last week, FBDC joined former Red Alert Politics founding editor Francesca Chambers at Bar Code to celebrate her new gig as the Daily Mail‘s DC deputy bureau chief. And while we had a great time, we were left to wonder -who could possibly fill her shoes? Today, we wonder no more. The online pub “by young conservatives for young conservatives” has announced that Chambers will be replaced by managing editor Chris Deaton. Deaton previously worked as a legislative and communications aide on Capitol Hill and as an editorial writer for the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California.

He’s already off to a great start with this latest post about a dude getting kicked in the head by the conductor of a moving train. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

Matthew Shaer to Smithsonian Mag

MatthewShaerSmithsonian magazine is announcing today that they have brought on New York magazine contributor Matthew Shaer as a staff writer. Shaer is a fiction writer as well as a journalist and his work has also been published in GQ,Harper’s, Mental Floss, Fortune and Foreign Policy. He and his wife, an art historian, currently live in Durham, North Carolina. They’ll be moving to the D.C. area this summer. Matt’s first day on the job is scheduled for May 5.

Easley Leaves The Hill for Morning Consult

Jonathan Easley has left The Hill, where he had been covering healthcare policy since 2011, to become health editor for the Morning Consult, FBDC has learned. Morning Consult -a daily health policy briefing – was founded by pollster Michael Ramlet in 2009 and recently expanded their coverage to the energy sector as well.

Easley has also written for Roll Call and Salon, and prior to his career in journalism, worked for ten years in the finance sector. He takes over from former health editor Meghan McCarthy, who has been promoted to managing editor.

Goldston To Succeed Sherwood as ABC News Prez

Ben Sherwood announced today that SVP for Content and Development James Goldston is the next in line to become President of ABC News. Sherwood has been President since 2010 and was recently promoted to President of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Prior to his gig as SVP, Goldston served as Executive Producer of both “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” He will now be responsible for all editorial and business decisions in ABC’s News Division, which includes all ABC News programs on ABC, ABC News Radio and abcnews.com.

Read the full memo from Ben Sherwood after the jump.

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TPM’s Bobic Picked Up By HuffPo

Igor Bobic of Talking Points Memo will be joining the Huffington Post Politics team as an associate editor, FBDC has learned. Bobic has worked for the past three years at TPM, most recently as an assistant editor. His first day will be April 30th.

UPDATE: 11:55 AM: Here’s the full announcement from HuffPo DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim:

Some awesome news to share: TPM Assistant Editor Igor Bobic will be joining our team as Associate Editor, reporting to Paige.   He’ll be working on the politics page and breaking news.

Igor joined TPM in 2011 as an intern and was quickly promoted to Assistant Editor.  At TPM, he was in charge of the breaking news team.  He’s originally from San Diego, loves the beach and tries to get to the ocean whenever he can.  He came to the United States when he was 7 during the Bosnian war.

He’ll be starting April 30th.   When he starts, stop by and say hello…not just on gmail! 

Quartz’s Ferdman to Wonkblog

robertoQuartz’s Roberto Ferdman has been picked up by Wonkblog as a staff writer. In an announcement today, the Washington Post said Ferdman, who had been based in New York, would move down in June. While at Quartz, Ferdman covered an eclectic array of topics (dog food, most recently), and will do so again in his capacity at Wonkblog. His beat there will include consumer business, the economics of food, Latin American development and immigration. His first day at WaPo will be June 9th.

GovExec Expands Event Staff

Government Executive Media Group (GEMG), which includes Government Executive magazine, NextGov, and Defense One, is hiring more event staff ahead of their next Excellence in Government conference. Kelly Olson, Senior Director of Events for GEMG, announced today the hiring of Frank Konkel as Editor for Events. In this role, Konkel will oversee content production for the conference, which is themed “The Agency of the Future.“

Konkel comes to Government Executive Media Group from 1105 Media’s Federal Computer Week, where he reported on the government’s use of technology, including policies, management strategies and oversight.

NJ Taps Scott Bland to Lead Hotline

blandNational Journal Editor-in-Chief and (now) President Tim Grieve has promoted senior analyst Scott Bland to become editor-in-chief of The Hotline. Grieve made the announcement today, adding that Politico’s Andrea Drusch was being brought on as a senior analyst. Bland had been senior analyst, covering Congressional and gubernatorial races, since 2102 -when he served as editor of House Race Hotline during the elections.

Drusch previously worked as a digital producer for Politico.

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