Good reads from across the web that you might have missed:
Yet another contender to replace Vince Grey as mayor: David Catania. via the AP and WUSA.
Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Washington Post: Nigerian man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
Washington Times: Hola: Boehner prepares to push amnesty bill through House
Washington Examiner: Obama compares health reform struggles to civil rights movement
Washington City Paper: Who should sponsor DC United’s new shirts?
Politico: New Obamacare weapon for GOP
National Journal: This Colorado Man Is Ready to Hunt Amazon Drones
Daily Caller: Young People Turn on Obama
Sick and tired of Ramen noodles, mayonnaise sandwiches and Milwaukee’s Best? Neh, you’re right – the classics never go outta style. But you could save some cents this holiday season and instead hit up one of these fancy schmancy parties instead!
Fine print: FishbowlDC does not condone partaking in without proper invitation fine affairs, open bars, or glorious buffets overflowing with endless shrimp. We’re simply saying that if one were to crash, they might hit the below list.
December 4, 6-8 pm: FTI Consulting to fete their friends, clients and media folk with apps and booze at Poste Moderne Brasserie.
December 5, 7 pm: Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will host a holiday reception at LongView Gallery
December 18, 6-9 pm: The Distilled Spirits Council hosting a Prohibition-era Holiday Party at Hogo
*We’ll continue updating ‘til people stop leaking invitations to us.
Radley Balko, a well-regarded criminal justice reporter and author, will write an opinion column for The Washington Post, according to an announcement from Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor, and James Downie, Digital Opinions Editor. The column will focus on criminal justice, the drug war, and civil liberties. Balko comes to WaPo from The Huffington Post, and has previously worked as a senior editor at Reason magazine, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute and an opinion columnist for FoxNews.com. He has also written a book and was named 2011 Journalist of Year by the Los Angeles Press Club.
Balko starts work at WaPo in January. Join us in congratulating him on his new job!
Read the full announcement after the jump.
The best part is when Picard yells at Wesley. Also the flute, the effing flute…
In the old days, a good reporter’s responsibilities included pounding the pavement (or the phone), getting the story, and writing it up for that evening’s newscast or next day’s paper.
Social media has changed the game, adding the need for reporters to both monitor and engage. An early “reluctant adapter” to Twitter, Karl now says it’s impossible to cover his beat without it. But he cautions against overuse: “You can’t be distracted by all that stuff.”
And what advice does he have for up and coming reporters in this new digital age? Don’t forget the basics.
It’s that time of the year again folks, where every media outlet puts out a list to neatly summarize the events of the past 365 days. This time, it’s the folks at Ask.com, who have compiled a list of the top ten politically themed questions entered into it’s website. We noted yesterday how Anthony Weiner made a rather poor showing in Yahoo!’s top ten political searches. Happily, Anthony has moved up in the rankings today. Turns out the fourth most-Asked question of 2013 was “Who did Anthony Weiner sext?” The answer, of course, is “Everyone.” Other top questions are listed below. We did our best to answer them as well…
1) Why did the government shut down? The 2014/ 2016 elections.
2) Where is Edward Snowden? A Russian gulag, where he is literally, physically being milked for secrets.
3) Was Prop 8 thrown out? Despite the best efforts of the Mormon Church and the National Organization of Repressed Homosexuals for Marriage, yes, yes it was.
5) When will Obamacare take effect? AHAHAHAHAHAH!
More questions after the jump…
The Breitbart News Network will announce two new hires today. Jeff Poor has been hired as editor of Breitbart.TV, and Frances Martel will report on politics and international issues. Poor previously worked at the Media Research Center as a business news analyst and the Daily Caller while Martel has been at Mediaite, Telemundo and WOR Radio.
“As the Breitbart News Network continues to grow and expand, Jeff and Frances represent the type of strategic investments we will make as we continue to grow and broaden our coverage bandwidth,” says Breitbart News President and CEO Larry Solov.
Congrats to Jeff and Frances, from all of us here at FishbowlDC!