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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.23.14

Downing of jets shows force of Ukrainian rebels. Former Redskin wanted by D.C. police. Trump: DC hotel will be among world’s best.

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

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POLITICO Pro Announces Several New Hires, Moves and Promotions

POLITICO Pro editor Martin Kady today announced to staff in an email several new hires, moves and promotions within the POLITICO Pro division, which now includes 13 policy verticals.

New hires include Mary Beth Marklein, a former higher education reporter for USA TODAY, as Pro Education editor; Chase Purdy as a reporter for Pro Agriculture; Jen Judson who joined Pro Defense on July 14; and Patrick Temple-West, who joins the Financial Services team.

In new roles are Maggie Chan as senior pro editor and Kyle Cheney, transitioning to the Campaign Pro team from the health care team.

See the full announcement, after the jump. Read more

Society of Professional Journalists Announces Sunshine Award Recipients

SPJThe Society of Professional Journalists today announced the recipients of its Sunshine Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations for their contributions to open government. To be recognized at the SPJ President’s Installation Banquet at Excellence in Journalism 2014 on Sept. 6, 2014 will be The Guardian US, the Center for Public Integrity, Robert Freeman and Kathryn Foxhall.

In it’s announcement, SPJ highlighted The Guardian US’s efforts, with Edward Snowden, to expose the work of NSA; Freeman’s commitment to ‘educating any who ask for his help in regards to freedom of information laws;’ CPI’s Consider the Source, which examined campaign finance records; and Foxhall’s ‘dedication and passion for opening the federal government.’

For more on the recipients and the work for which they were chosen, the awards, and SPJ, click here.

Jenna Bush Hager Offers 5 Things She Learned from “Gampy” George H.W. Bush

Photo courtesy NBC News

Photo courtesy NBC News

Writing for TODAY.com, contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager offered an essay dedicated to her “Gampy,” President George H.W. Bush, with childhood photos including 41.

In the piece, she shares 5 things she’s learned from her grandfather, a man she says “has really always astonished me,” and reflects on his recent 90th birthday and skydive.

On the importance of service, Bush Hager recalls a 1997 letter he wrote on advice from his mother: “Be honest. Tell the truth. Be kind. Care about the other guy — help him. Don’t look down on anyone. You have an obligation to help others”

For more from TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, click here.

ICYMI – Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Daniel Malloy Raps About Georgia Runoff

Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Washington correspondent Daniel Malloy posted a rap explaining the day’s Georgia runoff to readers. No thank you.

“Yo, wake up Georgia, it’s Election Day.
Put in Malloy rap volume two, press play.
Get out and vote, so your voice becomes a yell,
’cause runoff turnout gonna be low as hell.”

Introducing, this week’s Worst of the Web.

Daniel Halper Outlines Defensive Tactics Preceding Clinton, Inc.’s Publication

Clinton, Inc.On the publication date of Daniel Halper‘s Clinton, Inc., the author penned a piece for POLITICO Magazine on what’s happened and can be expected for he and others who white “a tough book on the Clinton family.” Ten days prior, Halper’s latest was leaked to the press, as a combined 317-page PDF distributed to more than 100 reporters by a mysterious “Robert Josef Wright.

“Some prominent media personalities with experience covering the Clintons in the 1990s told me that their team would have no problem with, say, copying every page of someone’s manuscript, sending it out to reporters ahead of publication, and then depicting it as a right-wing smear job. Funny thing, that exact thing happened with my book, as POLITICO noted,” Halper writes in the piece.

From blacklisting media who give airtime to Clinton enemies to efforts to turn Halper into a “kook or right-wing hit man,” The Weekly Standard’s online editor outlines four tactics used by the ‘Clinton PR machine’ against anyone who’s agenda doesn’t coincide with that of the Clintons.

For the full piece, click here.

 

Will David Gregory Soon be Replaced as Host of ‘Meet the Press?’

Gregory_1.22David Gregory‘s tenure as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” may soon be coming to an end.

According to the New York Post’s ”Page Six,” Gregory could be replaced following November’s Midterm Elections.

A “Page Six” source from NBC said, “The discussion is whether to make a change before or after the midterm elections. Just after the midterms would give the new moderator time to settle in.”

“Viewership is down a whopping 43 percent compared to when Gregory ascended to the moderator’s chair in December 2008, after the death of Tim Russert. The show finished in third place behind CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ and ABC’s ‘This Week’ in the second quarter of 2014,” according to the report.

For Gregory’s potential replacements as host of the nation’s longest running television program, click here.

First Lady Michelle Obama Attends Washington Kastles Match Tuesday Night

At last night’s Washington Kastles’ match, a now regular fan was in attendance. For the fourth year in a row, First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, watched as the Kastles debuted Sloane Stephens against the Springfield Lasers.

The Kastles 23-15 win over the Lasers secured their spot in the Eastern Conference Championship match against the Philadelphia Freedoms this Thursday.

The GW Hatchet, George Washington University’s independent student newspaper, Tweeted the below of FLOTUS at the match along with two Tasty6 cold press juices, a sponsor of the games and our latest obsession since attending this month’s Charity Classic Set, which brought together members of Congress, national media and professional athletes to raise money for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Best Buddies, DC Public Education Fund, and Food & Friends.

Click through for more top Tweets of the night.

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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.23.14

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

FishbowlNY Alan Murray Named Editor of Fortune

TVNewser Gunshots Fired at Al Jazeera’s Gaza Bureau

Lost Remote Netflix Crosses 50-Million Member Mark

AllTwitter 35 Must-Have Content Marketing Tools

TVSpy ’Shots Fired’ at WVVA Reporter Was Actually a Truck Backfire

FishbowlDC CNN Names Elise Labott Global Affairs Correspondent

SocialTimes Analysts Say Google is Best Placed for Mobile Growth

AllFacebook Four Reasons Why Facebook’s New Buy Button is a Win for Marketers

10,000 Words New Draft of SPJ’s Ethics Code Now Available

Inside Mobile Apps Data Shows App Development Not a Sustainable Business

InsideFacebook FB Remains Dominant in Social Logins, Gains in Travel and Hospitality

GalleyCat Wattpad Expands Creative Commons Options Enabling Fan Fiction

PRNewser New SHIFT Communications EVP Scott Monty on the Future of PR

AgencySpy Saatchi CEO Jeff Brooks to MDC’s Assembly

MediaJobsDaily Four Media Jobs Make Forbes’ ‘Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs’ List

UnBeige David Zwirner’s Pop-Up Bookstore Returns

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