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Archives: January 2007

In Memoriam: Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins has passed away.

Send your memories and thoughts here.


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Nominate an Up-and-Coming Star!

REMINDER: Nominate either yourself or other “up and coming” journalism stars for our National Press Foundation Dinner giveaway.

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mblogo.jpgFishbowlDC is heading to the 2007 National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on February 22, and we’d like your help…and to give you a chance to join us.

We’re looking for “up and coming” journalism stars in Washington, people who may only have a few years of journalism under their belts but who look to take the town by storm. Feel free to nominate yourself. News organizations, let us know who your rising stars are.

We’ll accept nominations and then let FishbowlDC readers vote. Three or four winners will accompany and FishbowlDC to the National Press Foundation Dinner, with a seat next to a high-profile guest (we’ll tell you who later).

Plus: We’ll be giving away three seats to lucky winners we’ll pick at random.

So, send in your nominations for an “up and coming journalism star.” If you want to enter to win a seat, include your name, affiliation, email address and phone number to enter the drawing for a seat at the dinner. Use the “tips” box below, or by clicking here. Don’t forget your name, affiliation, email address and phone number if you want to enter to win a seat.

Thanks and Good Luck!

To Do

Go to the meeting of the South Asian Journalists Association. Details here.

Separated At Birth?

We thought of this one all by ourselves.

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor

And, Representative Patrick Kennedy?

>UPDATE: From a tipster: “some friendly colleagues of patrick o’connor also think he looks like guy smiley from sesame st. and he smiles all the time”


New Producer Joins C-SPAN

From the release:

    C-SPAN announced today that Cleve Corner joined the network as a producer with Book TV, C-SPAN’s non-commercial weekend programming focused on non-fiction books and authors that airs on its companion network, C-SPAN2. Previously, Corner was the event coordinator for nearly six years at Politics & Prose, one of the Washington, D.C. area’s premier independent bookstores, where he was responsible for directing and promoting the store’s author series with today’s most prominent non-fiction and fiction writers.

    “We’re pleased that Cleve is on board at Book TV,” said Connie Doebele, executive producer for Book TV. “His experience selecting books and writers that represent multiple viewpoints combined with his contacts and knowledge of the publishing industry complement the Book TV production team. Cleve’s familiarity with Book TV’s audience and our commitment to non-fiction programming, through C-SPAN’s coverage of events at Politics & Prose, are an added bonus.”

    At Book TV, Corner is responsible for producing events with authors who write about history, which brings added perspective to C-SPAN’s current events coverage. He’ll also co-produce Book TV’s signature programs, such as In Depth, the live, monthly interview and call-in show featuring a noted author and their body of work, and After Words, the weekly program that pairs an author and guest interviewer who are connected by a common theme.

    Corner is a native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Atlantic Online Wants Political Writers

From the internal ad:

    Atlantic Media seeks web savvy political analysts who are interested in being involved in a new ambitious effort in covering American politics. Atlantic Media is the nation’s leader in publishing intelligent and political savvy news and commentary through its award winning titles, Atlantic Monthly, National Journal and The Hotline. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented and would have some experience on the technical side of the internet and a heavy interest in covering the U.S. political landscape. Entry level experience in either journalism or political campaigns is a must as is solid writing and research skills.

Drawing Spin

Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker gives his take on the White House spin machine in his cartoon today:


A Wiki-Honor

If you type in “journalist” in Wikipedia, you get this. And one of the categories is “20th Century Broadcast Journalists.”

Only 25 folks made Wikipedia’s cut — the Internet’s version of an “honor” — and here are the DC folks:

Bob Edwards
Jim Lehrer
Greta van Susteren

CourtTV Launches A Blog


Check it out here. You can even read about how Washington Correspondent Savannah Guthrie (a hottie) is having a “Bad Hair Trial.”


So bad was the wind that we counted five hair adjustments in 45 seconds.


MSNBC Unveils New Ads

From Varitey (via TVNewser): “In the commercial, which started airing Tuesday, MSNBC takes shots at the on-air personas of both Fox and CNN in a bid to carve out space as an alternative to both.”