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AP Makes Changes Within Its Video Leadership

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Vaughn Morrison

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Denise Vance

The Associated Press today announced several changes within its video leadership. Denise Vance, deputy director of U.S. video, will be head of U.S. video and radio, and Vaughn Morrison, a former CNN and Fox executive, was named earlier this month head of U.S. video production. Both are based in DC.

The announcement also named Derl McCrudden, previously head of video newsgathering, head of international video news for The Associated Press. He is based in London.

Debora Gorbutt, head of video content development, will now have a hand in the AP Middle East Extra, a new video service offering video content centered on news most relevant to the region.

For the full announcement, click here.

NBC Sources Tell Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove ‘Gregory is Toast’

Gregory_1.22Yesterday, the New York Post’s “Page Six” reported that David Gregory‘s tenure as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” may soon be coming to an end.

The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.”

Grove’s analysis differs dramatically compared to what an NBC spokesperson told “Page Six’s” Emily Smith Tuesday night, saying, “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did.” Read more

Call for Nominations – FishbowlDC 2014 Summer Superlatives

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It’s back…the news you’ve all been dreading waiting for. FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives 2014.

Something about the horrible heat and humidity brings us back to high school – senior year – when you voted for your classmates for how they’ll be remembered in the yearbook, forever.

Now flash forward to the real world. Replace your classmates with your colleagues. The yearbook with FishbowlDC. And let’s forget about the story someone broke or epic interview they conducted. It’s all about who’s hot, has the best hair, and is the most #basic this time around.

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Know someone who’s boyish good looks should have landed him in a boy band rather than DC media? Let’s cast them!

Have a colleague who carries so much drama they make the Kardashians look like they’re better suited for daytime on PBS? Help us help them launch their reality show!

Does your heart skip a beat every time you turn the dial and hear that person’s voice or when you receive an email from that publicist? Us too, probably, but let us know!

Over the next few days, we’ll be gathering nominations of those ohh so lucky to be included in this year’s superlatives. All nominations are anonymous and can be submitted via email (fishbowlnick@gmail.com) or the Anonymous Tip Box.

Be nice – or not – and let the games begin. But remember, it’s all in good fun.

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2014 Superlative Categories

  • Future/former Boy Band Member
  • Most in Need of a Reality Show
  • Hottest TV Personality
  • Sexiest Radio Voice
  • Best Writing
  • Hottest PR Guy/Girl
  • Cutest Couple
  • Most #basic
  • Best Hair
  • Biggest Troublemaker

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.24.14

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

TVNewser Why Chris Cuomo Listens to Viewers and Ignores the Media

TVSpy Is Hardcore Pawn Really Reality TV?

Lost Remote Jon Stewart Launches Kickstarter to Buy CNN

FishbowlNY Maria Russo Rejoins The New York Times

SocialTimes Head of YouTube Music Quits

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

AllFacebook Comparing the Deep-Linking Strategies of Google, Apple and Facebook

AllTwitter American Airlines Responds to 80% of Customer Tweets Within 15 Minutes

Inside Mobile Apps Notific Created a Lockscreeen Notification Command Center Worth Using

InsideFacebook The Brave New World of Facebook Mind Control

GalleyCat Litographs Crowdfunds for World’s Longest Literary Tattoo Chain Project

PRNewser Startups and PR: A Mutual Distrust Fund That Doesn’t Need to Exist

AgencySpy Yahoo’s Downward Ad Spiral Continues (with Visuals)

MediaJobsDaily Study: We Don’t Ask for Enough Help When Networking

UnBeige Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, James Turrell Among National Medal of Arts Recipients

Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Interpreting Smoke Signals From the Marijuana Skirmish Line at the National Press Club, 10 a.m.

— Jazz Night and Summer BBQ Buffet at Reliable Source, 5:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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

Fishbowl Fun Fact

The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.

Front Page of the Day

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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

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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.

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