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NYTimes Launches ‘First Draft,’ a Weekday Morning Political Briefing

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Today, The New York Times launched “First Draft,” a weekday tip sheet focused on politics and Washington distributed via email around 7am and updated with content throughout the day.

FishbowlDC spoke to NYTimes chief Washington correspondent Carl Hulse, who said that “First Draft” is “more of a supplement to our broader political coverage.”

“Our main approach right now is that its going to have more original content from us – even different from that day’s paper. New matieral that hasn’t serviced elsewhere,” said Hulse. “We have so many reporters here…our people are very active. We just want to fully utilize the reporting tools that we have.” Read more

ICYMI – Sunday Show Congressional Guests by the Numbers

New-York-Times-LogoThe New York Times Friday offered analysis of American University research of appearances made by Senators and Representatives on the Sunday morning talk shows. It demonstrated that conservatives are more prevalent, comprising 57% of appearances compared to that of liberals at 42%.

“This slightly lopsided distribution is primarily the result of three Republican senators’ frequent visits to the network shows: John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell,” writes Derek Willis in the Times’ “Upshot.” ”Because of the Republican Party’s control of the House during the past three years, its leaders and committee chairmen are presented with more opportunities to discuss the latest political news.”

For full analysis including that of former Congressional Sunday show guests, click on over to The New York Times.

Bloomberg Politics and Des Moines Register Announce Polling and Reporting Partnership

Bloomberg Politics today announced a new polling, reporting, and events partnership with the Des Moines Register for coverage of the midterm and 2016 Presidential elections.

Via a joint release:

“The two outlets will jointly produce the Iowa Poll, which the Register has established since 1943 as the most reliable and revealing analysis of Hawkeye State voters. The partnership also will involve joint journalism projects and political events, which will be announced in the coming months.”

“The Des Moines Register has a longstanding record of providing the definitive coverage in a state with a special franchise in the American democratic process,” said Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin in the release. “The Register serves their readers at a level of excellence very few papers are able to still achieve. They are in touch with Iowa voters and Iowa voters play a huge role in selecting the President.”

For more, watch the below video or click here.

Saturday Night Toast for Newly Appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith

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Mikey Dickerson, Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney

Saturday night at the home of Hilary Rosen, colleagues, friends and family gathered to toast Megan Smith, the recently appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President.

Guests were welcomed at the door to flights of champagne and proceeded into the residence to a table of gourmet delectables and passed hors d’oeuvres.

The high level crowd included Hunter Biden and Kathleen Biden, Kara SwisherBob Barnett and CBS News’ Rita Braver, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and husband Mark Bailen, FLOTUS Communications Director Maria Cristina “MC” González and husband Miguel FerrerWalt Mossberg and Edie Mossberg (Walt and POLITICO’s Mike Allen both had iPhone 6s), Vicki Kennedy, NIH’s Dr. Tony Fauci, Amb. Lloyd HandJeremy Bash and Robyn Bash, Campbell Spencer, director of the White House Visitors Office Ellie Schafer, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service Mikey DickersonNYTimes’ Carl Hulse, Vanity Fair’s Maureen OrthGreta Van SusterenAl Hunt and Judy WoodruffAndrea Mitchell, and Ed Henry and Shirley Henry.

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Highlights from the 9.21.14 Sunday Shows

SundayShows-w-candySen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on US strategy against ISIS: “Well Chuck, first of all, we have to recognize reality. And if you want to see what is going to happen in the future, you have to look to the past…I agree with President Obama’s goal that [ISIS] must be defeated. I’m just not seeing the strategy that’s actually going to work.”

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on the Friday night White House intruder: “We see this a lot. It happens frequently in other places where there are static security forces. And it’s just a matter of the Secret Service upping their game to make sure that they can maintain that every detail matters. A door locked, a quick reaction when somebody hits the fence and over the gate. I think they’re going to have reinstate some of these ongoing checks about what activities they participate in. And I’m talking about their self-audits on their security.” Read more

Bill Clinton: ‘I hope by the first of October, I’ll be a grandfather.’

On yesterday’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” former President Bill Clinton discussed the ebola outbreak in Africa, U.S. strategy against ISIS, and his anticipation as he and wife Hillary Clinton prepare to welcome their first grandchild.

And during that conversation, Clinton shared that his new title may be conferred by next week.

“I can’t wait,” said Clinton. “And I’m – we’re on watch now. I hope by the first of October, I’ll be a grandfather.”

WATCH:

For his full conversation with Zakaria, click here.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 9.22.14

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

TVNewser NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Talks Ray Rice

UnBeige Now Read This: Collector’s Edition

TVSpy ABC Announces Affiliate in Puerto Rico

FishbowlNY Time Inc. Labor Negotiations Break Down

SocialTimes ‘Shockvertising’: The Ugly Side of Viral Marketing

GalleyCat VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Demonstrates How His Book Works

Lost Remote How Did Miss New York Fare on Twitter?

FishbowlDC AP’s Sally Buzbee Outlines 8 Ways the Obama Administration Blocks Coverage

AllFacebook Joan Rivers Promotes the iPhone 6 on Facebook from Beyond

AllTwitter Twitpic Will ‘Live On’ as Mystery Buyer Emerges

Inside Mobile Apps iOS 8 Keyboard Round-Up: Swiftkey, Swype, MyScript Stack and More

InsideFacebook Custom Audiences Update: No More ‘Scraping’ Facebook User IDs

PRNewser Same Channel, Different Show: America Distrusts Mass Media More Than Congress

AgencySpy DDB Canada Appoints Cosmo Campbell as CCO

MediaJobsDaily Communications Executive Resigns After Background Check Uncovers Red Flag

Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— A Strategic Plan For Employee Benefits panel at the National Press Club, 10 a.m.

— Media Rise Festival, today through Sunday, September 28

The Revolving Door

Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

Fishbowl Fun Fact

Russia didn’t consider beer to be alcoholic until 2011.

Front Page of the Day

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Afternoon Lede Check – 9.19.14

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

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Weekend Show Preview – 9.21.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include former CIA deputy director Michael Morell on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on “FOX News Sunday,” and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

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

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