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Archives: May 2011

The DC Premiere of ‘Page One’

The invitation is out. The premier of “Page One,” a documentary that takes you inside the walls of the NYT, is set for June 15.  And if you can secure an invite, you won’t want to miss it.

The date is June 15. There will be a reception and screening with a discussion following at the Newseum. NYT‘s David Carr, who stars in the film, will take questions.

 

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The Daily Caller Takes WeinerGate up a Notch

A Daily Caller poll is causing some discomfort this afternoon. In it, they ask readers to distinguish between the alleged faux crotch shot that has been circulating of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and a real picture of the pol in striped trousers that they’ve cropped to zone in on his junk.

One female journo asked, “Are they serious? Would they ever get to run something like this of a female politician?”

Moving on to the results. At the moment, 75.88 percent of those polled say the offending shot is Weiner, 10.39 percent aren’t sure and 13.73 percent say it’s definitely not him.

See the poll here.

Sea Change as Ocean Conservancy’s Senior Manager of Media Relations

Are you an ocean lover? Have you spent a day or two of your free time at a local beach clean-up? Take your passion for the sea and become Ocean Conservancy’s new senior manager of media relations.

Here, you’ll be responsible for national and regional media coverage, as well as positioning Ocean Conservancy as the leading science-based, solution-oriented ocean conservation organization. You’ll collaborate with the marketing and communications team to ensure consistent messaging, while developing strategic partnerships to promote ocean health.

Ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience in media relations, public relations, marketing and/or journalism, with a proven track record of successful media event planning. Naturally, you should have strong writing and communications skills, but experience with conservation issues is a major plus. Interested? Apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

Power Outages at CNN and CQ Roll Call?

We hear that power is out at CNN and CQ Roll Call.

Roll Call HOH Writer Neda Semnani confirms as much on Twitter: “PEPCO takes down the media! The private utility company took down CNN and CQ Roll Call Tuesday. Quotes from panicked journos to follow.”

UPDATE: CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale writes us just now to say, “Sadly it’s true. But we have email!”

Mediaite Writes of Canadian Pol’s ‘Dick-Pic’ Scandal

In the category of too much too soon, Mediaite brings us the surprising story of a Canadian politician who allegedly had a pornographic picture of a penis sent from his Twitter account. As most of Washington knows, the United States had its own Weinergate this weekend. It involved an allegedly faux picture meant to depict the lower bulging portion of Weiner’s anatomy being sent from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old woman in Seattle.

Of course, the Canadian, George Lepp, doesn’t bear the impossibly perfect surname of “Weiner” for his scandal.

Mediaite‘s Jon Bershad eloquently calls the Canadian’s troubles a “dick-pic” scandal. He writes, ‘Is this some kind of mass-penis-related conspiracy? Is someone trying to redefine the term ‘flash mob?’” Nice.

Read here.

Today’s Most Popular Stories 5.31.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for May 31, 2011:

Washington Post: Experts say cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans, classify in same category as DDT

Washington Times: Navy too politically correct for ‘old salts’

Washington Examiner: Pro-Obama media always shocked by bad economic news

Bloomberg: Palin Shakes Up Republican Presidential Field While Keeping Mum on Plans

USA Today: Sports Illustrated alleges years of violations by Ohio State under Tressel

The Hill: 2012 presidential field lacks charisma

Politico: 2008? 2012 is so 2000-and-late

Roll Call: Building a Race Against Ryan

National Journal: Is the Mainstream Media Fair to Sarah Palin?

The New Republic: Facebook Fight

The Daily Caller: Weiner spokesman: ‘We’ve retained counsel to explore’ possible ‘civil or criminal actions’

Separated at Birth: Jason Mattera Part Deux

We sincerely thought Human Events Editor Jason Mattera, who likes to wear wife beaters in professional work videos, was Washington, D.C.’s version of MTV “Jersey Shore’s” The Situation. But a devious Anonymous Tipster this afternoon has challenged our assumptions and made us look at things in a whole new light.

Mattera may really be Sasha Baron Cohen as “Bruno.”

Roll Call & FamousDC to Host Recess Happy Hour

Roll Call‘s “Heard on the Hill” has teamed up with FamousDC for a recess happy hour on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.   Hosts  David DruckerNeda SemnaniCarly BakerLouisa ImperialeFred Miller and Lindsey Mask will help the dishy duo celebrate the congressional break with an open bar from 6-8 pm at Cava Mezze Rooftop on 8th St SE.  The event is invite only.

*The event’s sponsors include Roll Call, New Media Strategies, M Squared Real Estate, Story Partners and NJI Media.

Ann Taylor Resigns from NPR

After 21 years as a newscaster at NPR, Ann Taylor is resigning. Her reason? The weekly commute. The Big Apple wins. She wants to stay put in Manhattan. She’s described as “gracious” and “unflappable” with a “wicked sense of humor.”

See the heartfelt internal memo…

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TBD Seeks Editor Who Can Navigate the Titanic

TBD is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief ever since Erik Wemple recently decided to jump ship for WaPo. The plan? Will the waters be choppy? Those answers are TBD but we hope they don’t involve a giant iceberg. We handily found this ad on the mediabistro website. Strangely the goals of the position sound sorely similar to those that Wemple and the original TBDers were trying to accomplish at the beginning of their voyage last summer. Happy sailing.

Company: TBD.com
Position: Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia
Job Status:      Full-time
Salary:      Not Specified
Ad Expires: July 5, 2011
Website:    http://www.tbd.com

Description: Allbritton Communications Co. is looking for an editor to pilot its local news website TBD.com who will be responsible for recruiting and directly managing a team of ten to twelve editorial employees. With dual emphases on hard news and the region’s arts & entertainment scene, TBD.com is a growing organization that emphasizes distinctive writing and an up-temo approach to goings-on  in and around Washington. The editor we’re looking for should have an acute sense for where the soft spots in the regional news coverage lie and how to exploit them, not to mention an ability to spot and nurture talented writers and reporters who can generate audience on the Internet. The goal is to get fresh and  compelling content onto the site on a rolling basis every day.

Successful candidate must have a strong journalistic background with at least five years in print or online news operations, and at least two years in an editorial leadership role at an Internet publication. Superb line-editing and copy-editing skills are critical.

Send resumes with a cover letter to: ABC7/TBD Attn: Human Resources 1100 Wilson Blvd. 6th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209 or email hr@wjla.com.

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