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All A-Twitter: Journos Weigh In On Sam Youngman’s Take Down of “This Town”

It seems most journos aren’t buying Sam Youngman‘s Politico story. Here’s a sampling of some of the best tweets out there right now:

 

 

 

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TNR Announces Myriad of New Hires

TNR is adding to and changing its roster.

Timothy Noah: A new TNR senior editor. Noah (at right) worked for TNR in the 80s as an intern and then a staff writer. He’ll write a blog and a column. He replaces Jonathan Chait who moved on to NY Magazine.

Alec MacGillis: Hired from WaPo. MacGillis (at left) will cover the 2012 election.

Eliza Gray: Promoted to staff writer.

Walter Shapiro: Special correspondent. Shapiro (at right) formerly worked for the now defunct Politics Daily.

Cameron Abadi: Hired from Foreign Policy Magazine. He’ll be a deputy editor and will oversee a web redesign.

See the internal memo…

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WaPo to Track Obama’s Promises

Today WaPo launches “Obama’s Promises” an online resource that tracks the President’s campaign promises.

Several political reporters are contributing to the project with White House Reporter Michael Shear and graphic designer Karen Yourish assuming lead roles.

So far, the site is peachy on Obama with categories divided up as follows: To Do (3), In Progress (15) and Completed (7). There are no negative-sounding categories such as “broken promises,” though the site shows clearly that Obama’s “In Progress” category is highest.

“Change Washington” is among the “kept promises”. An example: “Ban registered lobbyists from working in the administration on areas in which they have lobbied over the previous two years and bar officials who leave the administration from lobbying the executive branch for the duration of Obama’s presidency.”

Other journos and designers working on the project include: Juliet Eilperin, Michael A. Fletcher, Anne E. Kornblut, Alec MacGillis, Philip Rucker, Scott Wilson; Design: Wilson Andrews, Jacqueline Kazil,and Laura Stanton.

Check out the feature here.

MacGillis Becomes New Political Staff Writer At W. Post

From their announcement:

    We’re delighted to announce that Alec MacGillis will be joining the
    political staff, bringing his inquiring mind and skill at enterprise
    reporting to our coverage of the 2008 campaign.

    Alec joined the Fairfax bureau a year ago, professing to know nothing about the suburbs or development. He quickly established himself as a sophisticated and edgy chronicler of Tysons Corner and its future, driving a story of huge importance to our readers. His analytic and reporting skills, not to mention his familiarity with cut-and-cover tunneling techniques, will be welcome additions to our staff. Before arriving here – and before the five years he spent at the Baltimore Sun – Alec acquired some impressive political credentials as well, serving as the lead reporter for the Concord Monitor in its coverage of the Democratic side of the 2000 New Hampshire primary.

    Alec will be starting with us next week.