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Former Facebook DC-er Andrew Noyes joins Adam Conner at Brigade

image-3Well known throughout Washington circles, former Facebook-er Andrew Noyes joined Napster co-founder Sean Parker‘s new startup Brigade as VP of Communications earlier this month. Brigade works to make civic engagement easy, effective, and enjoyable, with the hopes that in so doing, political power can be restored back to the people. It recently acquired a controlling stake in Philotic, the company that owns Causes, and thus political advocacy startup Votizen, which Philotic acquired in early 2013.

Noyes, most recently with Uber, was Facebook’s third DC employee, alongside Adam Conner, Brigade’s VP of Politics and Facebook’s first DC employee. Facebook’s first DC office on Connecticut Avenue shared a loft with Matt Mahan, Brigade’s CEO, and James Windon, Brigade’s President, who were Causes executives at the time.

Noyes will remain in San Francisco where Brigade is based and he relocated in 2012. Conner is based in DC.

A prime example of the power of connections in Washington.

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Metro Weekly Bows to the Next Generation

Metro Weekly hosted a evening soiree on the rooftop of Donovan House this week. The Thursday evening event was to celebrate the publication’s Next Generation Award Winners for doing exceptional work in their communities. WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart was in the mix — he served on the panel judges who chose the award winners.

Capeheart narrowly avoided getting thrown in the swimming pool.

The evening was touching. Sean Bugg, Metro Weekly‘s co-publisher, announced the four award winners, each of whom gave emotional speeches about the hardships they’ve endured being gay or transgendered. They all expressed profound gratitude and surprise over receiving the stunning rich brown blown glass accolades. A Metro Weekly photographer, whose bright pink striped underwear was more than peeking out of his low-cut dark trousers, captured the whole low-key but chic scene.

Capehart told FishbowlDC that it wasn’t hard for the judges to determine who the winners would be. He said the choices emerged clearly and that the panel was in full agreement. This year’s winners: Gregory Cendana, Victoria Kirby, Daniel O’Neill and Sadie Ryanne Vashti. Some of the award winners voiced what they were doing when Bugg called and told them the good news. O’Neill remarked, “When Sean called, I was studying for my OBGYN exam, which is the closest I’ll ever get to that area.” Partygoers laughed. Kirby recalled screaming in Bugg’s ear when he phoned her. “I’m just glad he’s hearing properly,” she said.

Spotted in the crowd: Facebook’s Andrew Noyes, who was still recovering from a tough day of publicity fallout after Facebook was exposed for trying to smear Google, Metro Weekly‘s White House correspondent Chris Geidner, and GOProud Co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia.

Bugg, Cendana, Kirby, Vashti and O’Neill

The scene

Jonathan Capehart

Sean Bugg and Chris Geidner

White Out with DC Mag

With the help of DC magazine, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams got white hot last night. The 14th St. furniture boutique held their annual White Party, complete with famed New York music maven, DJ Lady Bunny, two open bars and a slew of desserts. FishbowlDC ran into Fox 5′s Will Thomas, Katherine Kennedy, Paul Wharton, Facebook’s Andrew Noyes and of course, DC’s Peter Abrahams and Martha Pheeny.

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DJ Lady Bunny crankin’ the tunes.

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Publisher Peter Abrahams modeling a chair.

Birthday Wishes and Goatee Gifts

Happy Birthday to NBC’s Chuck Todd! For those of you still seeking the perfect present, FishbowlDC has a suggestion:

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According to geekologie, “You just bite the attached bit, shave, and you’re good to go.” In our professional opinion, it’s the perfect gift for a busy White House correspondent…

But Chuck and his facial hair aren’t the only ones celebrating today. FishbowlDC also sends Bill Press birthday wishes and a happy belated to Andrew Noyes.

Capitol Hill Hotties

Congrats to Rana Abtar (“the lone Arabic-language correspondent covering Congress full time”) and Congress Daily’s Andrew Noyes for making The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” people on Capitol Hill list.

CongressDaily Beefs Up Staff

CongressDaily has added three people in recent weeks: Former NBC/NJ embed Erin McPike, and former TechDaily writers Andrew Noyes and David Hatch.

The publication is also interviewing for both the PM managing editor and appropriations/budget reporter positions.

Taking Out The Trash, 03.20.07

  • Picking the next president is easier than picking the NCAA College Basketball Champ.

  • NPR Files For Streaming-Royalty Rehearing

  • Michael Murphy joins Fox News Channel’s Washington bureau as the Senior Manager of Media Relations. He was formerly an account supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations in DC.

  • Congrats to The Hill for scoring some front-page love on last night’s Colbert Report.

  • Crawling through commercials at MSNBC

  • Dear Author.com reports that Sterling Publishing’s Union Square Press imprint will be putting out a book titled “The United States v. I. Lewis Libby” in April. “The book will be edited by investigative journalist Murray Waas of the National Journal.”

  • Sometimes you just can’t win…First, they’re a “GOP Shrill” then “It’s Unanimous: All Dem-Friendly Stories This Morning at The Politico.”

  • From a tipster: “Just noticing that ABC has item about 1984 ad, something reported in the Washington Times a week ago.”

  • Huh? What is this website all about?

  • Howard Kurtz reports, “Fifteen percent of stories on the network evening news in each of the last two years were reported by minorities, an all-time high that is more than double the level of 1990.” Women reported 28 percent of the pieces, just under the high-water mark of 29 percent set in 2002.

  • Is washingtonpost.com “spraying bullets“?

  • From a tipster: “There’s a new Jeff on K Street. Patch beats Birnbaum to the (same) story … by six days. Who’s editing In The Loop?! “Retailers, Banks Duke It Out Over Transaction Fees” – Jeff Patch, The Politico (March 14, 2007) “Retailers, Credit Card Companies Quibble Over Footing The Bill” – Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, The Washington Post (March 20, 2007) )”

  • The AP reports that “about one-third of the people living in the national’s capital are functionally illiterate, compared with about one-fifth nationally, according to a report on the District of Columbia.”

  • Cathy Seipp’s daughter, Maia, informs Seipp’s blog readers of her current condition.

  • CBS Leans On Sources & ‘Our Partners At Politico.com’ To Say Gonzales Is A Goner

  • Roll Call made its own March Madness fun, matching each school in the NCAA tourney with its Representative. They will fill in the winners as the tournament progresses.

  • Wolf Blitzer drives himself to work!

  • E&P reports that despite the toll the Iraq War is taking on papers, “top news outfits, from The New York Times to Associated Press, remain committed to covering the war, with no immediate plans for cutbacks.”

  • If FNC & CBC Partner For Debates… Will We See A ‘Massive Grass-Roots Backlash?‘”

  • The AP has a piece on NBC and ABC Iraq correspondents Richard Engel and Terry McCarthy, both of whom have been covering the war since the beginning. “This week their respective networks will be showcasing their work, which has included dodging bullets and escaping carjackings while trying to hold onto a personal life at home.” (via Eat the Press)

  • Over the weekend, Slate points out that The Post apparently isn’t much fond of firearms. In a recent piece by Paul Duggan on the overturned ban on handguns, there are phrases like “lawsuit that gutted the District’s tough gun-control statute,” “recruited a group of strangers to sue the city and bankrolled their successful litigation” and even the headline refers to the “lawyer who wiped out [the] D.C. gun ban.”

  • Who will win the “I’m Not A Political Genius But I Play One On TV” award?

  • Washington Whispers reports that Scott McClellan “is shopping a book proposal around and hopes to land a deal this month.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is also writing a book on his roots and his start in Washington. And… former Sen. Fred Thompson is planning more fundraisers for convicted perjurer Lewis “Scooter” Libby. “Friends say it will help him show conservatives that he not only believes in the Bush team but is not a fair-weather friend.”

  • National Journal’s Andrew Noyes reports that C-SPAN “recently decided after some haranguing to expand access to its repository of footage from congressional hearings, federal agency briefings, and White House events.”

  • Washington Whispers also reports, “White House spokesman Tony Snow, takes a center-stage role in PBS’s two-hour special, The Boomer Century 1946–2046, on March 28. It will show three pics of Snow: as a kid, playing his rock flute, and dressed up as the prez’s spokesman.”

  • In DCist’s opinion, 94.7 “the Globe” is “not half bad.”

  • Acorn Media Group, “a leading independent global media company,” announced in a release that Miguel Penella is taking over as the new Chief Executive Officer effective April 1.

  • TVNewser reports that David Bloom’s wife, Melanie Bloom, spoke to MSNBC’s Chip Reid yesterday about her husband’s work and his untimely death.

  • A reader offers his take on the hot (or lack there of) D.C. journos:
      That’s somewhat ridiculous! There are literally thousands of working journalists in the D.C. area. To assume that not one of them — I’m referring to girls here, since that’s my particular focus — isn’t “hot” is just a ridiculous generalization. The short answer is “yes.” In fact, there are “hot,” or attractive, women at small local papers in the suburbs, at papers in the Baltimore area, at papers, radio stations, television stations and internet sites throughout the D.C. area, and at many of the bureaus of the larger national publications in those offices at the National Press Building. There are attractive women at newsletters, publishers, p.r. firms, lobbying firms, marketing firms, and whatever else type of journalism office you can name. All you need to do is head out to social events (not even the high-end glitzy ones — those are bogus) such as happy hours, get-togethers, parties and Press Club functions, and you’ll see that there are literally plenty of attractive single women in journalism throughout the Baltimore and D.C. metropolitan areas.

  • Gawker’s “ThemTube: Spinning Tucker’s Bow Tie

  • In addition to losing some comics from the Post, DCist reports, “There’ll be a few other changes, too, including the removal of some panel cartoons in favor of others and the tossing-in of six-days-a-week Scrabble Gram and Stickelers puzzles.”

  • DCeiver exposes the Washington Post’s sports bias.