TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Alan Bjerga’

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

West Wing Sophia: Sophia Nelson, columnist for the theGrio.com and Essence, visited the White House last week and snapped a few pictures.

“This stage [is] always available to you if you ever want to finish that Al Green song,”David Rubenstein, Chairman of the Kennedy Center to President Obama last night at the Kennedy Center Honors. Quote taken from a White House Pool Report by The Hill’s Eric Wasson, who referred to Alec Baldwin as “Alex” Baldwin and corrected himself in the next Pool Report.

German ex-journo predicts punch in the groin

“Today has been an utterly horrible day. I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody punched me in the groin on the way home.” — Klaus Marre, formerly of The Hill and The Daily Caller, in a Facebook update. (We hear he has left journalism and wants to start his own business.)

Travel Bitches

  • “The flight to North Dakota, already held up an hour, is being delayed further because “the flight attendant left her manual at the gate and we have to retireve [sic] it.” Sometimes, Delta, you’re better off lying.” — Bloomberg NewsAlan Bjerga.
  • “Attendant on my Delta flight from Boston delays boarding by jetway full of coach passengers to take drink orders, hang coats of 1st class.”  — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.
  • “Amtrak WiFi. An utter exercise in frustration. That is all.” — Yahoo! News senior editor for politics and news Beth Fouhy.

Just in case you wanted to know where Jake Tapper was this weekend…

“Reminder to Fort Hood area tweeps: from 11AM to 1PM CST I’ll be signing books at the FORT HOOD EXCHANGE Building 50004, Clear Creek Road.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. That would be for Tapper’s book Outpost if you haven’t heard of it (but we’re sure you’ve heard about it in a few thousand of Tapper’s tweets as of late).

Confessional

“I delete so many tweets, you people have no idea. I’m the Dr. Kavorkian of inappropriate 140 character utterances.” – BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Fight! Fight! Fight!

“You spew such bullshit…I now know why you are rarely on CNN anymore. Your act is tired.” — ClearChannel‘s Colby Hall to CNN Contributor Roland Martin. (The pair were engaging in a lot of sports trash talk this weekend. We suspect their friendship will survive it.)

Being a real reporter is when this happens

“There’s nothing that makes me feel more like a real reporter than getting kicked out of someplace I’m writing about.” — Mother Jones D.C.-based reporter Stephanie Mencimer.

The Fashion Critic

“Geithner rocking the Ironman watch on all the Sunday shows. I like it.” — Politico congressional reporter and fashion expert Jake Sherman.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Politico’s Ginger Gibson has a “serious” question and an anonymous tipster reveals a few things about her colleague, Tim Grieve. Also: find out why a NBC News desk assistant was feeling semi-violent over the weekend… Read more

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Starting August 18, freelancing experts will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your own schedule and managing clients.  Register now! 
 

NPC’s New Prez

Bloomberg’s Alan Bjerga is the new president of the National Press Club. From his remarks on Politico Click’s video, it sounds as though the club may have an extreme makeover in its future, if not in its looks, then its personality.

“I think it’s probably due for a revision,” Bjerga said.

Learn more about Bjerga below as well as the perks of his new post.

Press Club to Inaugurate New Prez Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg

Alan_Bjerga.jpg Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg News will be inaugurated as the 103rd president of the National Press Club on Saturday, January 30, 2010.

Bjerga, 36, who covers agricultural policy for Bloomberg News and grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota, will honored at the inaugural event themed Little Club on the Prairie, a tribute to the Midwest and Great Plains and Bjerga’s home state.

Festivities will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the band Honky Tonk Confidential, led by longtime NPC member Bob Schieffer, host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

Morning Reading List, 07.24.08

IMGP5977.JPG

Good morning Washington.

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below.

We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

Read more

Congrats Carrie and Alan!

Bloomberg’s Alan Bjerga and The Washington Times’ Carrie Sheffield won their respective divisions in Saturday’s annual National Press Club 5K race.

The 5K Run/Walk & Auction benefits the Ellen Persina Scholarship Fund for Diversity in Journalism.

Other journos there: Politico’s Richard Greene, Washington Times’ Eric Pfeiffer and Christina Bellantoni, Washington Post’ Juliet Elperin.