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Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Business Access Media Conference at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, 8 a.m.

— Press Officers at U.S. Embassies: Dealing with Foreign Media at the Elliott School of International Affairs, noon

— Books and Brunch: Discussion of “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy at the National Press Club, Saturday at noon

— Inside Media: Female Journalists on the Front Lines at the Newseum, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

The Kansas City Royals are named after the American Royal livestock show.

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Afternoon Lede Check – 10.16.14

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

DC Vote Hosts Champions of Democracy Awards Gala at Library of Congress

Photo by Joy Asico

Last night in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress, DC Vote hosted its annual Champions of Democracy Awards Gala. The evening honored the Herb Block Foundation, founded in memory of 40 year Washington Post political cartoonist Herb Block, with the 2014 Champions of Democracy award, presented by Chicago Tribune editorial board member Clarence Page.

Herb Block Foundation CEO and president Marcela Brane accepted the award on behalf of the foundation and introduced Herb Block scholarship recipient Oluwafemi Morrisey, who shared how the scholarship he received in honor of Block enabled him to pursue education at the University of the District of Columbia. Remarks were also offered by co-chairs Marie Johns, former president and CEO of Verizon, Washington, DC, and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management director Joseph Perta. Read more

Google Explores ‘Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election’

IMG_20141015_190840Last night at Google’s new DC headquarters, the tech giant hosted “Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election” as part of its DC Talks series.

The conversation on November’s Senate races was moderated by ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. The panel consisted of Matt Canter, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee deputy executive director and his National Republican Senatorial Committee counterpart Matt Lira as well as Brad Dayspring, NRSC communications director, and DSCC’s political director Anne Caprara.

In attendance: TIME’s Jay Newton Small and Zeke Miller; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta and Jon WardRoll Call’s Tom Williams; Google’s Rob Saliterman, Natasha Sachs, and Ashley Wiers; Target Victory’s Scott Sendek and Zac Moffatt; NRC’s Sara Sendek; Bully Pulpit’s Jen Nedeau (just named to PRNewser’s Real Top 14 PR Twits for 2014); USTP’s Christina Sevilla; Tim Burger; Kyle Downey, and Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Defense One Launches Morning Newsletter ‘The D Brief’

defense-largeAfter hiring Foreign Policy’s Gordon Lubold just over a month ago, Defense One today launched its morning newsletter “The D Brief.” Lubold joined the Atlantic Media property to lead the defense-focused morning read after successfully doing so with FP’s “Situation Report” and POLITICO’s “Morning Defense.”

Today’s newsletter includes national security content written by Defense One reporters, industry news summaries, and reporting with links to full articles by reporters from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Defense News, and The Washington Post.

Ben Watson, who joined Defense One in March of this year, shares a byline with Lubold for the newsletter’s first issue, published this morning at 8:20am. Read more

The Examiner’s Ryan Teague Beckwith Joins TIME as Senior Editor

time-magazine-logoTIME magazine managing editor Nancy Gibbs and managing editor Edward Felsenthal today announced three new hires and seven promotions, including one for the Washington bureau. Ryan Teague Beckwith joins TIME as a senior editor, coming from the Washington Examiner where he was a news editor. Prior to that he was an editor at CQ Roll Call and was with the Raleigh’s News & Observer.

Outside of Washington:

TIME’s Michael Crowley to POLITICO

d12AP-1IPOLITICO editor Susan Glasser today announced that TIME’s Michael Crowley will join the Rosslyn-based political outlet as a senior foreign affairs correspondent. Crowley currently serves as a chief foreign affairs writer for TIME. At POLITICO, he’ll focus on the Obama administration’s foreign policy and Washington’s reach internationally.

His hire also reunites him with POLITICO’s new executive editor Peter Canellos, who hired Crowley to the Boston Globe in the 90s.

Prior to joining TIME, Crowley wrote for The New Republic. He’s also written for New York magazine, GQ, and Slate.

Zach Galifianakis Recalls Trip to White House on ‘The Daily Show’

Zach Galifianakis was a guest Wednesday night on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to promote his new film, “Birdman,” in theaters tomorrow.

In conversation with Stewart, Galifianakis comedically recalled his visit to the White House to film “Between Two Ferns” with President Barack Obama.

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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.16.14

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

PRNewser Our Interview with Alle Fister, Founding Member of Shopbop

TVNewser CNN Cancels Crossfire, Again

FishbowlNY Condé Nast to Cut Between 70 and 80 Staffers

TVSpy WXIN News Crew Held at Gunpoint, Carjacked

AgencySpy Wunderman NY Names Toni Hess CCO

Lost Remote HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming Service in 2015

FishbowlDC Benjamin Schwarz Named National Editor of The American Conservative

SocialTimes Anonabox Makes It Easy for Consumers to Secure Digital Connections

AllFacebook Not Surprisingly, Brands’ Organic Reach Down, Paid Reach Up on FB

AllTwitter Here’s How You Can Send Money To a Friend via Twitter (in France)

Inside Mobile Apps AppFlood Releases Q3 2014 Global Mobile Android Ad Insights

InsideFacebook Three Simple Ways to Make Recruiters Love Your FB Profile

GalleyCat Four Daniel Silva Novels Will Be Published in 16 Different Countries

MediaJobsDaily Seven Tips for Writing Recommendation Letters

Thursday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— StoriesLab: An Exploration of Immersive Storytelling at the Edgewood Arts Center, 9 a.m.

— The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series Featuring Charles M. Blow at the Aspen Institute, noon

— CQ Roll Call Fall Graduate School Fair at the Phoenix Park Hotel, 5:30-7:30pm

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

At any given moment, there are at least 1,800 thunderstorms in the earth’s atmosphere.

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