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Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Raising the Standards Press Conference at the National Press Club, 10:30 a.m

— The Ongoing Events In Ferguson, Missouri at the Cato Institute, 3 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Half of all bank robberies happen on a Friday.

Front Page of the Day

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Afternoon Lede Check – 8.21.14

National Guard to leave Ferguson as violence eases (The Washington Post). Ex-Va. gov testifies he thought his marriage was over (USA Today). Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital (Fox5).

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

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DC Jobs: American Legacy Foundation, Atlantic Media, World Wildlife Fund

This week, American Legacy Foundation is hiring a brand manager, while Atlantic Media needs a product manager for The Atlantic Digital. World Wildlife Fund is seeking a communications director, and the U.S. Green Building Council is on the hunt for a media and communications specialist. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Find more great DC jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented media pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

The Huffington Post Presents ‘Ferguson: The Untold Story’

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 15.37.31The Huffington Post today announced a series of coverage from Ferguson, but different than what’s made headlines in the nearly two weeks since the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

“Ferguson: The Untold Story” highlights the inspiring acts of kindness and generosity in the St. Louis suburb.

Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of HuffPost, writes in a post introducing the series, “Endlessly rerunning protests getting out of hand, looting, tear-gassing and arrests is not giving viewers a full picture of what is happening in the community at large…This untold story is one of compassion, ingenuity, kindness, trust, collaboration and community — of the many who have reached out to help those caught in middle of the conflict, whether children who couldn’t go to school or strangers without a place to stay.”

Already, 20 articles and HuffPost live interviews are a part of the collection, from people protecting stores against looters to persons donating food to needy families and free activities for children. Check out the full series, here.

Attorney General Eric Holder on James Foley: ‘People will be held accountable’

Following President Barack Obama’s statement yesterday on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, Attorney General Eric Holder announced an open criminal investigation into the murder at a speech given at the Department of Justice on Thursday.

“The Justice department is actively pursuing justice in this case,” said Holder. “We have an open criminal investigation. And those that would perpetrate such acts need to understand something. This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation; we have long memories and our reach is very wide. We will not forget what happened and people will be held accountable, one way or the other.”

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David Gregory to Reflect on Jewish Faith in New Book

Former host of “Meet the Press” David Gregory is expected to publish a book on his Jewish faith in 2015, first reported in this morning’s POLITICO Playbook.

“David and I began discussing a potential book about his personal faith and the spiritual journey people take in their lives,” Simon & Schuster Publishing Group president and publisher Jonathan Karp told Mike Allen‘s morning tipsheet. “We came to terms on the contract in 2011 and have been working together on the project since then.”

Karp went on to explain that the book will not serve as a memoir to Gregory’s six years as “Meet the Press” host or 20 year career with NBC News.

“Let me emphasize that this book has always been intended as an exploration of an aspect of David’s life that viewers rarely see in his journalistic work,” said Karp in Playbook. “The book was never intended as a memoir about his career. That objective hasn’t changed and will not change. This book will be about the inner spiritual journey many of us take in our lives.”

Last Thursday, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced that Gregory would be replaced as host of the network Sunday morning public affairs program by Chuck Todd.

U.S. News Promotes Kim Castro as Executive Director of Consumer Advice

Ek6KcsNrU.S. News & World Report today announced the promotion of managing editor for money and health Kim Castro to executive editor of consumer advice. Castro’s promotion was announced with the hire of Kim Heneghan as VP and GM of money products.

Castro will oversee U.S. News advice content, written by U.S. News reporters – many experts in their specific topic area – and professional and academic contributors with expertise in health and wellness, finance, etc.

“More than half of our audience is coming to usnews.com for guidance on important decisions in their lives,” said president and CEO Bill Holiber. “Kim Heneghan and Kim Castro will be major assets as we develop new consumer advice content and decision making tools in Money and across our site.”

Where in the World is WaPo’s Erik Wemple?

world-2-2It’s been nearly two weeks since we heard from Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple and the radio silence has had us worried. Where in the world is Mr. Wemple?

Since August 8, not a post has been made to his site or tweet to his Twitter handle. Is he OK? Is he safe? Did something happen after we saw him two Fridays ago as a guest on PBS’s “Mediatwits” discussing recent accusations and instances of plagiarism in the media industry? Read more

HuffPost Selects Beacon Reader’s Mariah Stewart for Ferguson Fellowship

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 09.53.14In preparation for the day when out of town reporters return home and those local take on a new beat, The Huffington Post is committed to telling the story of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. for many months to come.

“It’s a question on the minds of nearly every resident, who know the camera crews will eventually fold up their sticks and pack up their vans, the West Florissant McDonald’s will transform from an international media filing center into a trivia question,” wrote Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief of HuffPost in “The Huffington Post is not Leaving Ferguson.” “But the local police will still be there, along with the structural inequality and racial disparities that sparked the crisis.” Read more

Thursday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Communicating a Crisis at George Washington University, 10 a.m

— Webinar: Exploring the Current Media Landscape in Egypt hosted by the Egyptian American Dialogue Initiative, noon

The Revolving Door

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

Fishbowl Fun Fact

Your heart rate slows when your face touches water.

Front Page of the Day

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