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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.25.14

Israel rejects Kerry’s cease-fire plan, says it may widen Gaza action (USA Today). Handicapping the Democratic Convention Sites for 2016 (National Journal). And a suspect is linked to cold case murder of Va. girl, 14 (NBC4).

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

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Weekend Show Preview – 7.27.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 20 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hillary Clinton on ”Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and CFR president Richard Haass on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith Reviewing Editor’s Work Amid Plagiarism Accusations

BuzzFeedLogoOn Thursday, Washington and national media hit the ground running amid accusations that BuzzFeed viral politics editor Benny Johnson plagiarized writings.

Gawker report was based on a WordPress dedicated to the accusations titled “Our Bad Media” and included an email from BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith to Gawker defending Johnson’s work.

In the email, Smith said, “We’re grateful to @blippoblappo and @crushingbort for pointing out these serious failures to properly attribute two quotations and to credit a source in a third post. We’ve corrected the posts…Benny Johnson is one of the web’s deeply original writers, as is clear from his body of work.”

Since yesterday’s initial post to “Our Bad Media,” several more instances were raised on the site. Smith today told Poynter that BuzzFeed is currently reviewing the viral editor’s work, describing a post with “three serious instances of plagiarism.”

For more, click here.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

Magazine Cover of the Week: WaPo Mag with NBC4′s Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler

WPMag072714It’s Friday, therefore almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine cover story explores the quarter century run of NBC4 anchors Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler.

For 25 years, Vance and Gentzler have together, anchored NBC4 nightly news broadcasts.

“For most of the past quarter-century in Washington, people have watched Vance and Gentzler. “Jim and Doreen,” as “News4’s” field reporters ritually address them, regularly win a popularity contest that isn’t much in doubt. The audience for their 6 p.m. newscast during May “sweeps” was 17 percent larger than that of second-place WJLA, anchored by Washington’s other venerable anchor team, Gordon Peterson and Maureen Bunyan. The margin at 11 p.m. was even larger, 41 percent. Gentzler-Vance drew more viewers throughout the Washington area than CNN, Fox News and MSNBC averaged together in prime time.”

For more on Jim & Doreen, check it out, online now, or in the Sunday’s Washington Post.

FCC Approves Sale of WJLA, News Channel 8 to Sinclair Broadcast Group

sinclair_allbrittonThe FCC yesterday approved the sale of Allbritton Communications, owner of WJLA and News Channel 8, to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal was announced in July 2013 pending FCC approval for $985 million.

According to TVSpy, with the acquisition, ”Sinclair owns, operates, programs or provides sales service to 162 stations in 78 markets. Sinclair stations now reach nearly 40 percent of US television households.”

POLITICO publisher Robert Allbritton, who’s family owned Allbritton Communications for nearly four decades, tweeted:

In an interview for POLITICO, he touted the successes of POLITICO - not WJLA or News Channel 8 - and supported the future of Internet-based communications. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.26.14

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

TVNewser David Gregory’s Meet the Press Seat Continues Getting Hotter

FishbowlNY Josh Topolsky Joins Bloomberg

AllTwitter Eight Tweets That Generate Engagement

TVSpy News Anchors Doing Commercials? An ‘Experiment’ at KTXL

Lost Remote Despierta América Unveils the ‘Social Media Set’

FishbowlDC AP Makes Changes Within Its Video Leadership

SocialTimes How Your Social Media Footprint Can Get You Hired

AllFacebook 2Q Earnings: Facebook Tops 1.5M Active Advertisers

10,000 Words Reddit Launches Live Blogging Platform

Inside Mobile Apps InMobi Announces New Monetization Solution for Mobile Games

InsideFacebook How to Navigate the Facebook Ad Campaign Maze: Part 1

GalleyCat Oyster Now Available on Web and Mobile Browsers

PRNewser Five PR Catchphrases ‘Spinning’ Out of Control

AgencySpy What Brands Want From their Agencies (and Who’s Doing it Best)

MediaJobsDaily Four Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills

UnBeige SVA to Honor Tom Geismar with ‘Masters Series’ Retrospective

Morning Splash

What’s Happening

– The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority at Politics and Prose, 7 p.m.

— Inside Media: Mystery Writer Brad Parks at the Newseum, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their neck as humans do.

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Hillary Clinton Responds to Criticisms by Jill Abramson on Media Expectations

logo2During an interview with guest host John Harwood on NPR’s “On Point,” Hillary Clinton admitted that she might expect more than she should from her relationships with members of the media.

Clinton’s comments were made in response to criticism by Jill Abramson in a POLITICO Magazine piece in which the former New York Times editor said, “Hillary is incredibly unrealistic about journalists…She expects you to be 100 percent in her corner, especially women journalists. She got angry with me because when I became the top-ranking woman at the New York Times, she thought I should be loyal. An editor is going to be independent, always.”

Abramson’s comments were made more than two months after the media blitz surrounding the release of Hard Choices began, first with a taped television interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, a live interview with Robin Roberts for “Good Morning America,” a joint interview by Fox News’ Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren, and a slew of other interviews, conversations, town halls, and book signings in Washington and throughout the country. Read more

Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian Believed to be Detained in Iran

imrs.phpThe Washington Post‘s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian is believed to be detained in Iran, the Post is reporting. Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, are among four individuals – including two unnamed American freelance photojournalists – detained without explanation.

“We are deeply troubled by this news and are concerned for the welfare of Jason, Yeganeh and two others said to have been detained with them,” Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl said in a statement.

According to The Washington Post:

“Rezaian, 38, holds American and Iranian citizenship. Yeganeh, an Iranian citizen who has applied for U.S. permanent residency, works as a correspondent for the National, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates.”

Rezaian – who’s been based in Iran since 2008 and with the Post since 2012 – published his most recent piece - “World powers agree to extend talks with Iran“ on July 18.

For more, click here.

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