Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Monday, December 9, 2013.
Washington Post: Weather service issues Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday
Washington Times: CURL: Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal
Washington Examiner: Northeast states push EPA on Midwestern, Southern emissions
Washington City Paper: Jim Graham Is Running for Another Council Term
USA Today: Nine beers many Americans no longer drink
Politico: Budget talks turn to military pensions
National Journal: Is This 36-Year-Old Veteran the Future of the GOP?
Daily Caller: South Carolina voting to end Obamacare in state
FishbowlDC’s Mediabistro cousin AllTwitter has just announced the Top 20 Biggest Brands on Twitter, based on number of followers. That got us thinking, how would the DC media orgs rank up? Below we’ve compiled the most recent follower stats for the biggest brands in DC Journo-Land.
Here are the top take-aways: 1) WaPo has more followers than all other DC-based papers combined; 2) The 44 year old National Journal hasn’t yet cracked 100k, while 4 year old Daily Caller has more than 124k; 3) CNN has, far and away, the most followers out of any news org -Anderson has more followers than FOX and MSNBC combined; 4) Brian Williams doesn’t tweet, but has almost 200k followers; 5) CBS News personalities have some serious work to do in terms of online branding -even FishbowlDC has more followers than Scott Pelley.
Washington Post: 2,290,181
USA Today: 862,012
Washington Times: 118,615
Washington City Paper: 37,186
The Hill: 391,327
Roll Call: 158,259
Daily Caller: 124, 629
National Journal: 75,524
Washington Examiner: 15,130
Cables and Networks after the jump…
Happy Hour comes early here at FishbowlDC! Check out what these CNN anchors have to say about the man, the myth, the legend (and the exhibit), Ron Burgundy:
Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:
–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Maya Angelou, Former Sec of State James Baker, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, Gwenn Ifill of PBS, NAACP’s Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris of NPR, author Rick Stengel, Gayle King of CBS
–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Carnegie Mellon’s Jendayi Frazer, Stan Greenberg, Bill Keller of NYT, Dr. Gay McDougall; Round table: Matthew Dowd of ABC, Georgetown’s Eric Michael Dyson, James Carville, Mary Matalin
–CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA
We’ll update as we know more.
Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Friday, December 6, 2013.
Washington Post: Major winter storm Sunday: briefly snow, then ice
Washington Times: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress
Washington Examiner: Congress fails to pass major agenda items or budget in ‘God-awful’ session
Washington City Paper: D.C. Punks and Nelson Mandela
USA Today: Gary Kubiak fired by Houston Texans
The Hill: Young invincibles spurn O-Care
Politico: Next up: Obamacare worst-case scenario?
National Journal: Millennials Abandon Obama and Obamacare
Daily Caller: New York City confiscates rifles and shotguns
Can’t get in to Washington Life‘s Young and the Guest List party next Wednesday? Well no worries, there’s another big bash competing for attention that night. Several big DC names are hosting a book party / holiday soiree for Matt Kohut and John Neffinger’s new book, Compelling People, which was just named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2013.
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed:
A memo from David Rapp outlines more promotions at CQ Roll Call:
Dave Meyers will be coming back to the 7th floor as VP of Content Development. Dave will lead a team that will work across departments in editorial to develop features and functionality that heighten our engagement with readers, and to take on a project management role for new editorial projects.Tom Whitmire will become director of web and online development, reporting to Dave. Tom has been the unsung hero of rollcall.com‘s growth since the redesign of 2010, but particularly so over the past year. His strategic mindset and technical aptitude have been essential in our ability to conceive, develop and execute new ideas.