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Ana Marie Cox moderated a panel discussion with former 2008 presidential campaign embed reporters at GWU this week, in conjunction with Campus Progress and the Institute for Politics.
The first panel was made up of ABC’s Bret Hovell, former NBC embed turned “Colbert Report” researcher Adam Aigner-Treworgy, Newsweek‘s Nick Summers and former Biden embed turned RealClearPolitics White House reporter Mike Memoli.
We learned they can identify hotel chains by just the carpet, they gained and lost a second freshman fifteen, supplied campaign staffers with booze (something O’Donnell calls “a great journalism tradition”) and even managed to break some news along the way…
But would they do it again? They all agreed it’d be hard to beat the historic nature of the ’08 campaign, but answers were mixed on whether they’d go back.
“You swear you’ll never do it again, but there is a certain sexiness to being out there,” Summers said. Germany’s also in, “it’s the Superbowl of politics.” Hovell was a hard no.
Among those not receiving GWU credit to attend… Congress Daily‘s Erin McPike who covered the Romney campaign for NBC and the National Journal, msnbc.com’s Carrie Dann who was embeded in Iowa for NBC/NJ, Roll Call‘s Tricia Miller who covered the Edwards campaign for NBC/NJ and WaPo‘s Perry Bacon.
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Two potential buyers of The Boston Globe visited the newspaper in the past couple of days, it reports.
New standards editor at NYT.
“Real World”-ers are heading out of DC, but the “Real Housewives” are moving in. Yeas & Nays reports that the Bravo show is set to begin filming in DC this Friday. The full cast has not yet been released by the Examiner‘s Jeff & Kiki hear McLean socialite/supermom Mary Amons and Lynda Erkiletian, owner of The Artist Agency, have signed on.
Katie Couric will be in DC this week to receive the Fordham University Club Brien McMahon Award for Public Service. The CBS “Evening News” anchor is being honored for her work with the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance to fund new medical research in the disease and to promote early detection.
The health care debate, including the President’s address to a joint Congress and Rep. Joe Wilson’s “you lie” remark, remained at the top of news coverage last week September 7-13th, according to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Tomorrow at 9am, join Hotline editor-in-chief Amy Walter, Hotline executive editor John Mercurio, Democratic Governors Association executive director Nathan Daschle and Republican Governors Association executive director Nick Ayers for Hotline’s Road to 2010- gubernatorial races program at the Watergate. RSVP here.
Is the rumored love affair between President Obama and the mainstream media fizzling? US News & World Report‘s Washington Whispers: According to a study by researchers at George Mason and Chapman universities, 59 percent of press coverage was positive during Obama’s first 100 days in office, but then it dipped to 43 percent from May through mid-August. Especially tough on Obama was Fox News.
From First Read:
NBC/National Journal campaign reporter Adam Aigner-Treworgy sets the scene for Thompson’s first stop today in Iowa…With his first official campaign event scheduled for 3:00 pm ET today, the Fred Thompson camp is working hard to create the right atmosphere to ensure that its candidate enters the race with a splash. On the second floor of the Polk County Convention Complex in downtown Des Moines, in a wide-open room with the capacity for more than three hundred people, the campaign has erected a large stage equipped with three video projectors set in a faux-limestone faÃ§ade.