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CPI Hires Media Relations Specialist in Wake of Pulitzer Controversy

Fresh off their controversial Pulitzer win, the Center for Public Integrity announced today the hiring of a new Media Relations Specialist, William Gray. Gray had been an operations producer at C-SPAN, handling breaking news and live and overnight coverage for each of the three C-SPAN networks. The announcement says Gray will be responsible for “enhancing exposure and outreach for the organization’s landmark journalism.”

CPI has been embroiled in a back and forth with ABC News over whether reporters Brian Ross and Matt Mosk should have been given more credit for a series of articles written about black lung disease in coal miners in West Virginia. ABC News President Ben Sherwood has requested that CPI reporter Chris Hamby share his Pulitzer with Ross and Most. CPI contends that Hamby did almost all the work on the story and that ABC merely repackaged his reporting for television. You can read Sherwood’s letter to CPI here, and CPI Executive Director William Buzenberg‘s response here.

CPI also announced today the hiring of Eleanor Bell as  multimedia producer. She comes to the Center from a different ABC -the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She had been a multimedia reporter there.

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Goldston To Succeed Sherwood as ABC News Prez

Ben Sherwood announced today that SVP for Content and Development James Goldston is the next in line to become President of ABC News. Sherwood has been President since 2010 and was recently promoted to President of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Prior to his gig as SVP, Goldston served as Executive Producer of both “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” He will now be responsible for all editorial and business decisions in ABC’s News Division, which includes all ABC News programs on ABC, ABC News Radio and abcnews.com.

Read the full memo from Ben Sherwood after the jump.

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Which DC Journos Did Forbes Overlook?

We don’t know if you’ve checked out the Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list -but it seems to us that DC got the shaft. Indeed the whole thing was almost entirely New York and California-centric. But what do you expect when all three judges- Shane Smith, Ben Sherwood, and Arianna Huffington -are based in New York?

Ezra Klein was the only full-time DC media personality that made it. Ugh, how extremely unoriginal. Not saying that Ezra shouldn’t have made it, but come on, there are about one bazillion journalists under 30 in this town. Surely the judges could have found a few more picks amongst them.

Well, that’s why we’re going to pick up where Forbes left off. We here at FishbowlDC are putting together a list of our own highlighting five DC media types that should have been considered for the 30 Under 30 list. And we need your help to do it, dear readers. If you know of some young person who is transforming journalism or entertainment, or innovating the media biz, let us know. Send nominations to fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com, or to our anonymous tip-line, if you prefer. Make sure to include their name, age, affiliation, and any information about why they should be on Forbes‘ list. We’ll post in the coming days with our final selections.

Thanks in advance!

 

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Al Jazeera America Names ABC’s Kate O’Brian President

ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a memo to the news division announcing that Senior V.P. Kate O’Brian will be the new President of Al Jazeera America. Unlike Politico, Sherwood doesn’t say the move is a testament to ABC. O’Brian started her career at ABC as a 20/20 intern. Sherwood gets pretty personal in the memo, saying, “I will miss the sound of her voice, urgent and measured, calling in the middle of the night, when news is breaking somewhere around the world. In moments of crisis and every day, two principles always guide her: The safety of our people and the excellence of our work.”

See the gushing memo…

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Greenberger Returns to ABC’s ‘This Week’

ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent out an announcement this morning that Jonathan Greenberger, 29, is returning to “This Week” as Executive Broadcast Producer. He has held most every position on the program.

Greenberger started out at the network as an intern. He went on to receive his JD from Stanford. As our sister site TVNewser reports this morning, he replaces Sandy Cannold, who was promoted to another post earlier this year.

Sherwood makes the whole thing sound like war. The rest of the memo… Read more

NYT’s Zeleny to ABC News

Photograph by Lauren Victoria Burke.

ABC News President Ben Sherwood has announced that NYT‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning Jeff Zeleny has joined ABC News as their Senior Washington Correspondent covering Congress and politics.

As part of the deal, he’ll be a regular contributor to the “This Week” roundtable.

See the memo…

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ABC’s Jim Avila to the White House

ABC News President Ben Sherwood has announced that Matthew Dowd and Jim Avila will assume expanded roles at the network. Dowd will be an analyst, an on-air special correspondent and senior strategic advisor on Sherwood’s team. Avila will join Jonathan Karl at the White House. Former Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper recently left ABC for for CNN.

See the memo…

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ABC’s Amy Walter to Cook Political Report

In July 2010, Amy Walter left National Journal‘s “The Hotline” for ABC News to be their political director. Now she’s jumping ship again — this time, to return to her old stomping grounds, The Cook Political Report, where she will be national editor. She was senior editor of The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, from 1997 to 2007. ABC President Ben Sherwood noted the move in his morning editorial call and had nothing but praise for Walter.

Congratulations to Walter.

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Ben Sherwood is Pretty Excited About Emmys

ABC News Prez Ben Sherwood sent the following email to the news division regarding ABC’s seven Emmy wins. CBS also got seven awards; NBC earned three and CNN reeled in two. Just so happens the whole world gets to see Sherwood’s note. Imagine that! See who got shout-outs. And congrats to World News Tonight Producer Judy Isikow, the woman who should take the day off…

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