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CNN’s Latest Hire is AFP’s Stephen Collinson

10414dfc3e2a6748e0d2ae5c2b384484CNN’s Rachel Smolkin announced to staff Wednesday evening that Stephen Collinson will join the network as a senior enterprise reporter. Collinson currently serves as AFP’s White House correspondent.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Stephen Collinson to CNN as a senior enterprise reporter,” Smolkin told FishbowlDC of Collinson’s hire. “He is a beautiful writer who brings tremendous experience covering politics, the White House and international affairs — and he’s a terrific addition to our fast-growing team.”

Thursday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Is the Internet Starting to Fracture? at the Brookings Institute, 9 a.m.

— Book Rap: Travis Smiley “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year” at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.

— Cyber Security Skills For Journalists at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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

Fishbowl Fun Fact

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was first created by Ben & Jerry’s.

Front Page of the Day


Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 9.25.14

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

TVNewser Five Questions for Lisa Ling

TVSpy Steve Wilkos: What’s Your Show?

Lost Remote A Guide to ABC’S Thursday Night Hastags

AllFacebook When Facebook Trolls Attack: What Not to Do

SocialTimes Pinterest Expands Efforts to Connect with Publishers

FishbowlNY So What Do You Do, SallyAnn Salsano, TV Producer and EP of The Real?

AllTwitter The Art of Smoasting: How to Boast on Social Media Like a Pro

FishbowlDC Bloomberg Media’s Andy Lack Named CEO of Broadcasting Board of Governers

Inside Mobile Apps Video Creation Platform Vemory Acquires Video Editing App Splice

InsideFacebook Q&A With Facebook Advertising Research Manager Rob Creekmore

GalleyCat You Have to F**king Eat: The Long-Awaited Sequel to Go The F**k to Sleep

PRNewser The Five Most Common Grammar Errors That Aren’t… Really

AgencySpy Saatchi & Saatchi, NY Assumes Lead Creative Duties for Vita Coco

MediaJobsDaily Want to Log Off at 6 p.m. Sharp? Amsterdam Office Literally Disappears!

UnBeige TOMS To Collaborate with Target

Afternoon Lede Check – 9.24.14

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

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The Atlantic Names Bill Mulvihill Associate Publisher

The Atlantic today named Vanity Fair’s national advertising director Bill Mulvihill its next associate publisher. The last person in the role was Hayley Romer who currently serves as Atlantic publisher and VP.

In that role, he’ll lead its global sales team and advertising across platforms.

“The Atlantic is a brand I’ve long admired, and joining the team feels like a dream career move,” said Mulvihill in the announcement. “It has evolved into a multi-platform category leader that isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo and is leading the way in “best in class” content and brand marketing programs.”

Prior to joining VF, Mulvihill served as the East Coast advertising director for Entertainment Weekly, and has been in sales for The Week, Cookie magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.

In July, The Atlantic announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic.

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to Address United Nations Security Council Summit

President Barack Obama at 3pm Wednesday will speak on the topic of foreign terrorist fighters at the United Nations Security Council Summit.


Kendall Jenner Shows Support for Rock the Vote on National Voter Registration Day

Kendall Jenner from E’s “Keeping up with the Kardashians” joined Rock the Vote on Tuesday in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.

In a video posted to Rock the Vote’s YouTube channel, Jenner voiced her support for the non-profit and non-partisan organization’s efforts to register Americans ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

From Milan Fashion Week, Jenner said, ”I’m using Rock the Vote’s new mobile registration tool to register to vote and you can too…So our generation’s voice can be heard this fall.”

WATCH for inspiration:

Jon Stewart Compares Strikes on ISIL in Syria to ‘The iPhone 6 of Wars’

In case you missed it, Tuesday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart aired a clip from a CNN broadcast on U.S. strikes against ISIS, and himself referred to it “the iPhone 6 of wars.”

“It’s expensive, a little bigger, little more unwieldy than you thought it was gonna be, it’s at least a two-year commitment,” said Stewart in the show’s opening. “Kinda feels like you just fucking got the last one!”

He went on to offer commentary of the prior night’s operations as well as of media coverage of the strikes.


FOX News Contributor Stephen Hayes on DHS’s Terrorist Watch List

Stephen Hayes, a senior writer for The Weekly Standard and a FOX News contributor, tweeted on Tuesday his placement on the Department of Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list.

Hayes told POLITICO’s Dylan Byers that he learned of his placement on this list surrounding a recent trip to Minneapolis, describing increased screening flying to and from Minnesota. Read more

WaPo Announces Major Changes to Nonunion Employee Retirement Plans

The Washington Post Tuesday announced that it would “eliminate future retirement medical benefits and freeze defined-benefit pensions for nonunion employees,” WaPo’s Steven Mufson reports. The media company also plans to pursue the same for its union employees.

Mufson writes:

“The changes will hit hardest at employees hired before 2009 who could plan on receiving pension payments based on their income and years of service. Each of those employees could see scores — or hundreds — of thousands of dollars less over the course of a retirement. More recent hires do not have traditional pension plans.”

“The Post will create a new cash balance plan to replace the pensions for nonunion employees and a separate but similar plan for those covered by the union. Those plans provide employees with a lump sum or annuity when they retire. But they do not guarantee a particular level of retirement payments, thus reducing the risk that Bezos would have to add money to the pension if financial markets plunged.”

For more, click on over to The Washington Post.