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Afternoon Lede Check – 9.19.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Mashable’s Ashley Codianni to Join CNN Politics Digital

ashley codianni photoAshley Codianni, Mashable’s director of news video and the person who brought the DC version of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets,” will soon reunite with her former NowThis News colleague Ed O’Keefe as a senior producer and digital correspondent for CNN Politics Digital.

“The indomitable Ashley Codianni is a social force,” O’Keefe told FishbowlDC of her hire. “Her work defines mobile + social + video, and is a huge credit to Mashable’s dedication to social news. We welcome her exceptional vision and delightfully creative mind to our reimagined CNN Politics team.”

Codianni earned major street cred when she repurposed Kimmel’s series of celebrities reading critical tweets of themselves for Washington with Congressmen and Congresswomen on Capitol Hill. In case you missed, check it out here.

POLITICO’s Rick Berke Emails Staff: ‘I have resigned as Executive Editor’

In an email to staff Sunday evening and after less than a year at the Rosslyn-based political news outlet, Rick Berke has resigned as executive editor of POLITICO.

“While our overarching goals are similar, Jim, John and I have agreed to disagree over the strategy for achieving those goals,” wrote Berke, referring to POLITICO president and CEO Jim VandeHei and editor in chief John Harris. “There is no acrimony and no drama – simply an acceptance by the three of us that the dynamics were just not there for us to function seamlessly.”

After highlighting accomplishments during his tenure, Burke went on to add that, “I saw a clear path to help them take Politico to the next level, but as time went on, it became clear that our strategies were diverging.”

Berke’s departure as executive editor comes five weeks after Rachel Smolkin, former managing editor for news of POLITICO, left to join CNN as executive editor of CNN Politics Digital.

See Berke’s full note to staff after the jump. Read more

Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez Set to Join ABC’s ‘The View’

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Rosie Perez (left), Nicolle Wallace (right)

The long awaited and much anticipated search for new additions to “The View” has finally come to an end. ABC announced Wednesday evening that Nicolle Wallace and actress Rosie Perez will join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell when the show returns Monday, September 15 at 11am.

“These are powerful and accomplished women from different walks of life who have had amazing personal and professional experiences,” said the show’s new EP Bill Wolff, in a release posted to Deadline. “Each brings incredible perspective and information to the table…This mix of smart, vibrant and energetic women is unlike anything else on daytime television.” Read more

Miss America 2015 Finalists Visit White House, Tour Capitol

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Contestants with STEM officials at the Department of Education.

The 2015 Miss America competition finalists visited DC on Monday and Tuesday to promote the Miss America Organization’s scholarship program, participate in leadership training, and discuss STEM education. The Miss America program is the leading provider of college scholarships for women in America, and this year, the organization will award five STEM scholarships worth $5,000 each.

The contestants began their day at the White House, attended Running Start (a women’s leadership training), visited with STEM officials at the Department of Education, and ended their day with a tour of the Capitol. From Washington, contestants headed directly to Atlantic City for two weeks of activities in preparation for the 2015 Miss America competition finals live on ABC, Sunday, September 14, at Boardwalk Hall. Read more

Chris Wallace Reflects on the Sunday Morning Shows with The Hollywood Reporter

204_chris_wallaceIn a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond, FOX News’ Chris Wallace reflects on his 50 year career in the media industry.

“I have the best job of my career,” Wallace said of his hosting duties of “FOX News Sunday.”

On the role of the Sunday public affairs programming, Wallace said, “There are about 10 million who watch them, and these are people who could be doing a lot of other stuff — going to church, reading the paper, relaxing with family — and instead they want to watch a serious news show in which there is detailed analysis and interviews about policy. So they have a big role to play, but I’m a little concerned that the in-depth interview has gone the way of the dodo bird. That’s a big mistake. This is the one platform in the TV landscape where you can get the thoroughly researched, carefully prepared interview of a top policymaker.

For the full Q&A including the start of his career, media bias, and FOX and its competitors recent coverage from Ferguson, click on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

C-SPAN to Broadcast 100 Senate, House, and Governor Debates

image001In the run up to the 2014 midterm elections, C-SPAN plans to air more than 100 Senate, House, and governor debates, with simulcast support from local broadcast stations and cable channels. The public affairs cable network also launched a landing page for video coverage of said debates, named Campaign 2014.

“With the balance of power at stake in Congress, especially in the closely watched U.S. Senate races, C-SPAN will be the one place where you can see all the debates in the most competitive races,” said C-SPAN senior EP and political editor Steve Scully, who will be managing the network’s political team for the 2014 midterms. “Our partnerships with the local broadcast stations and cable companies across the country who televise these debates locally make our comprehensive coverage possible.”

Fall debate coverage on C-SPAN begins September 3 at 7pm with the North Carolina Senate debate on C-SPAN, C-SPAN radio, and C-SPAN.org.

American Security Personnel Offer Exclusive for FOX News Documentary

bb2605FOX News Channel will present “13 Hours at Benghazi” hosted by chief political anchor Bret Baier on Friday, September 5 at 10pm. The documentary features an exclusive interview with three American security personnel, revealing for the first time their identities, who fought in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

The program is based on Mitchell Zuckoff and the Annex Security Team’s forthcoming book 13 HOURS: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, and according to FOX News, will explore “Whether or not military assistance was requested by the security team and whether orders from above hindered their response to the violence that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.”

The documentary will rebroadcast that night at 10pm; Saturday, September 6 at 5pm, 9pm, and midnight; and Sunday, September 7 at 8 and 11pm.

Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol on ‘Laura Ingraham Show’ Asks Harm of Bombing ISIS

laura672x250Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol joined “The Laura Ingraham Show” yesterday and encouraged the bombing of ISIS.

Kristol recalled his appearance the previous day on ABC’s “This Week” with Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), who recommended “debate” surrounding new authorization of War Powers authority, of which Kristol disagreed.

“What’s the harm of bombing [ISIS] at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens? I don’t think there’s much in the way of unanticipated side effects that could be bad there. We could kill a lot of very bad guys.”

Click on over to Mediaite to hear Kristol’s remarks on Ingraham’s show.

Afternoon Lede Check – 8.25.14

Syria warns U.S. against strikes on Islamic State (The Washington Post). British intel ID Foley killer as former London rapper (USA Today). 3 sex assaults may be connected in DC (WUSA9).

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