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Archives: February 2007

Christian Lowe Leaving Politico

A tipster tells FishbowlDC that Christian Lowe is leaving the Politico for…

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Journos Love Shaq

From yesterday’s White House event with the Miami Heat:


Shaq with April Ryan


…and David Gregory.

(Photo Credit: Carrie Devorah)

Separated At Birth: Linda Greenhouse

With her book being made into a movie, Linda Greenhouse is this week’s Separated at Birth.

According to’s nifty face recognition database:


…looks like, Jeanane Garofalo?

Audrey Hepburn?

Did you miss our earlier Separateds? Or just want to see them again? Check out Laura Sessions Stepp, William Arkin, Paul Singer, Ben Bradlee, John Yang, Armstrong Williams, Howard Kurtz, Tony Kornheiser, John Harris, Len Downie, David Corn, Bob Woodward, Jeff Zeleny, John McCaslin, John Hendren, Lesley Lopez, Elizabeth Shogren, Norah O’Donnell, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Brit Hume, Wolf Blitzer and David Gregory

To Do Tonight

From the release:

    NARSAD: The Mental Health Research Association of Greater Washington, D.C., presents its fourth annual “Mission Possible” Gala Dinner to raise funds for scientific research on the causes, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses.

    Highlighting the event will be the presentation of NARSAD’s annual Wellstone Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the betterment of people with mental illness.


    Wednesday, February 28, 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. awards presentations

    Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

    For tickets and additional information, the public should call 1-800-829-8289 or visit ;


    Veteran TV newsman Mike Wallace will present NARSAD’s 2007 Wellstone Leadership Award, named for the late Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone, who provided legislative leadership on mental health issues.

    Honorees include:

    * Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (RI), who will be on hand to receive the award, which recognizes his leadership in legislative initiatives on mental health. Kennedy is House co-sponsor of the Paul Wellstone Equitable Treatment Act, which would end insurance discrimination against mental illness.

    * The late Art Buchwald, renowned columnist and humorist, who is being honored for his courage in talking and writing about his struggles with depression. Mr. Buchwald helped countless Americans come to terms with their depression – including Mr. Wallace, who will deliver a tribute to his late friend and present the Wellstone Award to Mr. Buchwald’s son, Joel.

    * Frank Sesno, CNN special correspondent, will emcee the evening.

WPNI Teams Up With Brightcove

From here:

    Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive has teamed up with Internet television service Brightcove in a partnership that enables the online publisher to launch ad-supported Internet video channels across its Web sites.

    Launching this week,’s Internet video channels will feature daily newscasts from Washington Post journalists, as well as news documentaries and international coverage. and the online magazine Slate, both units of Arlington-based Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, already have launched ad-supported Internet video channels using the service from Cambridge, Mass.-based Brightcove, with more Web entities to follow.

Read the rest here.

Post Editors Weigh In On Word Counts

The Washington City Paper has a memo from Len Downie and Phil Bennett concerning story length, and Erik Wemple has some thoughts on the matter.

>UPDATE: You can also read the entire memo when you click below…

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Matthews In Court

Emma Schwartz has the write-up here:

    FROM THE COURTHOUSE: “I say, there’s a lot of people here for such a small note,” defense attorney Ted Wells said to special prosecutor Pat Fitzgerald in federal court this morning. He was referring to the more than 50-person crowd of reporters and lawyers who had gathered in the hallway of the D.C. federal courthouse while waiting for Judge Reggie Walton’s courtroom to open. They were there to hear about the latest jury note.

    The faces in the crowd were largely familiar to anyone who sat through the four-week long trial, except for one: Hardball’s Chris Matthews. Matthews’ name had come up repeatedly during trial for his comments in July 2003 that incited Scooter’s ire. Libby attempted to avoid eye contact when he passed Matthews in the hallway, which was caught by a courtroom sketch artist.

Jobby Jobs

The Associated Press, APTN Newsperson

Washington Times, Transportation/Labor Reporter

Washington Times, Defense Reporter

NPR, Supervising Editor, Digital Media, News and Information

NPR, Supervising Producer, Morning Edition

NPR, Development Associate

Grist Magazine, Political Reporter

The Hill, Gossip Columnist

CQ, Defense Reporter

Asahi Shimbun, News Assistant/Staff Reporter

Associated Press, Cataloguer — D.C. bureau

National Journal Group, Reporter — Senate Leadership

The Oregonian, Washington Political Reporter

New York Times, Sales Assistant-Washington DC

Associated Press, Multimedia Producer (Politics)

Associated Press, Multimedia Producer (Investigative)

National Journal Group, Digital Products Manager

Byles and Associates, LLC, Sales Rep.

Associated Press, Planning Editor

Dow Jones & Co (MarketWatch), Energy Reporter

Hanley Wood, LLC, Production Manager(Online)

Boutique DC PR Agency, Account Executive

The Magazine Group, Web Specialist/Developer

Associated Press, Intelligence Reporter

Hanley Wood, LLC, Regional Sales Manager

American Chemical Society, Senior Associate Editor

National Journal Group, Reader Relations Associate

National Geographic Society, Coordinator, International Licensing & Alliances

CQ, Reporter/Editor

Inside Higher Ed, Higher Education Reporter

Dow Jones, Energy Reporter, Staff Writer/Online Producer

Widmeyer Communications, Senior Associate

Congress Daily, Reporter — Federal Agencies

Associated Press, Database Editor

Moment Magazine, Marketing Intern


We’ve heard that some folks were upset after the Washington Press Club Foundation’s recent Congressional Dinner. A few were upset that, during the event that honored gender-barrier-breaking Helen Thomas, there was a continuing theme about how the Washington Press Club Foundation was started, in part, because the National Press Club didn’t admit women (the Women’s National Press Club, founded in 1919, ultimately became the Washington Press Club Foundation. The NPC admitted women starting in 1971).

Some NPC’ers were upset that it wasn’t put into context: That such discrimination was long in the past and that there have been seven female presidents of the NPC (never mind the financial support given to the WPCF by the NPC).

Journos: You’re Next

So, get this:

    A Sports Illustrated bash for its annual swimsuit issue has turned into a health scare for stars in Hollywood after a caterer working for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck may have exposed them to acute Hepatitis A.

Guess who’s heading up the new Newseum restaurant?

Wolfgang Puck.