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Archives: June 2014

Supreme Court Rulings Ignite ‘Running of the Interns’

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 17.58.17BuzzFeed Politics and Benny Johnson win the day with this afternoon’s post on the annual tradition in DC known as the “Running of the Interns.” Since cameras and recording equipment are banned within the Supreme Court, TV network interns run from where the ruling is given in printed form to where their respective news outlet is located.

Click on over to BuzzFeed for the good, the bad, the ugly, and the stylish (!!) of this morning’s “Running of the Interns.”

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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.30.14

Justices side with employers on birth control mandate. Va. teacher abused 26 students. And tropical storm system may impact the D.C. area for the 4th of July weekend

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

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Silicon Valley Tech-Like Amenities in HuffPost DC Newsroom

20140619_142634Looking for a newsroom environment with a fully stocked kitchen, beers on tap, meditation room, nap room, AND yoga studio? Probably not gonna happen. Unless you work at the DC bureau of The Huffington Post!

When I first heard about The Huffington Post’s DC digs, I wanted to call their bluff. How could the home of HuffPost Politics – the number one trafficked politics site – have all the amenities of a booming Silicon Valley tech giant?

I recently had the opportunity to tour the HuffPost DC bureau to see if the rumors were true. Spoiler alert – they were. Read more

POLITICO Magazine Previews Why Charles Lewis Left ’60 Minutes’

81Unr0QUbhLSunday night, POLITICO Magazine published “Why I Left 60 Minutes,” select passages from the founder of the Center for Public Integrity Charles Lewis‘s book 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, published last week.

Lewis chronicles his career trajectory, at 24 years old joining ABC News’ Special Reporting Unit, disbanded a year after his arrival, later with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” and eventually founding CPI.

“When I would propose exclusive stories up the ladder, for example, I would frequently receive notes back saying, ‘I haven’t read this in the New York Times‘ as the rationale for not pursuing them,” writes Lewis of his time at ABC. “I found it sobering to realize that the news organization I worked for didn’t consider the work of finding the actual truth about a complicated situation economically efficient or even necessary.” Read more

Top Tweets on SCOTUS Rulings

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued two final rulings in its term, in the cases of Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

A 5 – 4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Court ruled that closely held for-profit corporation can’t be required by the government to provide contraception coverage. Also in a 5 – 4 vote, the Court limits power by states to compel public employee contributions to unions.

Some of the morning’s most interesting Tweets on the rulings.

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Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.29.14

Sen. Joe Manchin on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer: “Our main goal right now is to protect our embassy and all the Americans that we have over there, and I think the President has every right, plus, he has the responsibility to do that.  I’m fine with that.  Do whatever it takes to protect our people, our embassy; we’re not going to be run out of that country.”

On the terror threat in Iraq, President Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” : “Now, we are spending a lot of time, and we have been for years, making sure we are improving intelligence to respond to that.  We have to improve our surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence there.  Special Forces are going to have a role.  And there are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm.” Read more

Hillary Clinton Joins Walter Isaacson for Facebook Live Q&A at Aspen Ideas Festival

featuredFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, today for an “Afternoon of Conversation” at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Those who join the event on Facebook can submit questions for the former Senator and First Lady to be considered to be asked by Isaacson.

The conversation will take place at 4pm ET (2pm local) and live-streamed on Facebook.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 6.30.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

TVNewser CNN’s Richard Quest Comes Out

TVSpy Amelia Earhart Begins Around-the-World Flight

Lost Remote TiVo: Binge-Watching No Longer the Exception. It’s the Rule.

FishbowlDC National Society of Newspaper Columnists Names Winners in Columnist Contest

FishbowlNY TV Guide to Shrink Size

SocialTimes How to Live Your Social Media Life Without Regrets

AllFacebook World Cup: Most Social Matches, Players on Facebook During Group Stage

AllTwitter 10 Tips for Building a Community On Twitter

10,000 Words Why Are Journalists Publishing Before Checking Facts?

Inside Mobile Apps Apps Are Now Driving Half of All Time Spent on Digital Devices

Inside Facebook Why does someone visit your Facebook page?

GalleyCat Simon & Schuster Expands eBook Lending Program

PRNewser The Shocking Truth About Millennials

AgencySpy Will Advertising Lead Detroit’s Renaissance?

MediaJobsDaily Three Ways to Botch a Job Interview

UnBeige Seven Questions for Chester Jenkins, Designer of New Cooper Hewitt Typeface

Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.

— The Second Amendment: A Biography at Politics and Prose, 7 p.m.


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National Society of Newspaper Columnists Names Winners in 2014 Columnist Contest

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Weingarten with Pulitzer (left) and junior high diploma (right).

Saturday night at Howard University, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists convened for its annual awards ceremony, which to our liking, was much more entertaining than anticipated.

Opening the ceremony was the announcement of several gag awards – including the Jeff Kramer Mystic Tie Award (recipient Amanda Bean, a columnist at the News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Indiana) and the Sitting Duck Award (recipient ‘drones,’ nominated by A Look On The Light Side’s Judy Epstein). The Lifetime Achievement Award was then presented to The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten by Weingarten’s co-author of I’m with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up Gina Barreca.

Barreca recalled the first time she spoke with the Post man; a call asking if she were an expert in feminism and humor. After responding ‘yes,’ she recalled Weingarten’s response as, “That’s like being an expert in oysters and accordions.” Read more

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