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Posts Tagged ‘Benton Ives’

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What’s Happening
— Premiere of “The Medal of Honor: A History” at the Supreme Court, 3 p.m. Dinner to follow.
— Vice President Biden speaks at the Toner Prize Celebration Dinner, 3 p.m.
— Red Carpet premiere of AMC’s “Turn” at the National Archives, 3:30 p.m.
— ”A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran” panel at 6th & I, 4 p.m.

The Revolving Door
Sara Bondioli starts at HuffPo
— Benton Ives starts new position at CQ Roll Call as editor-in-chief of CQ Weekly

Fishbowl Fun Fact
Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have electricity in the White House but was too afraid of electrocution to operate the switches.

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CQ Roll Call Snags Ellis, Ups Ives

CQ Roll Call filled two top editorial posts today, naming David Ellis of Bloomberg News as CQ Roll Call’s VP of News, and promoting Director of Legal Products Benton Ives to Editor-in Chief of CQ Weekly.

Ellis is currently the editor at large at Bloomberg’s Washington Bureau, where he has written about government transparency and whistleblowers at the Justice Department. He previously worked for Moneywise in the UK, as well as TIME and People.

Ives started his career at CQ in 2002, and had served as an Editorial Assistant and Economics Editor before becoming Director of Legal Products. He also helped set up and run a partnership between CQ Roll Call and Thomson Reuters, covering securities, banking, energy and immigration.

Ellis’ first day is Monday, March 17, and Ives starts his new position on Monday, March 24.

Like Madonna, CQ Roll Call Masthead Undergoes Constant Re-Invention

Today we learned that Sujata Mitra is leaving CQRC for HuffPo. That made the 7th article this FishbowlDC editor has written about CQRC staff changes in less than two months. And now comes the 8th. In an email to staff, Anne Hoy announced three promotions and EIGHT new hires as part of an expanded collaboration with Thompson Reuters’s WestlawNext legal research system. CQRC currently provides “Washington Briefings” and policy updates for researchers using the database in the areas of securities, banking, and energy. The new hires and promotions are aimed at expanding CQRC contributions to include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets and immigration.

They also come after a series of shake-ups at the org, which, taken together, indicate that CQRC is hiring people who can commoditize their information assets, at the expense of retaining more traditional journalistic talent.

The most recent round of staff changes is pretty intense, so rather than repackage it, we’ll let you read in straight from the horse’s mouth after the jump.

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Ives Upped at CQ Roll Call

Susan Benkelman announced this morning a promotion for CQ’s Benton Ives.  The newsgroup’s Economics and Finance editor will transition from his post overseeing coverage of the debt and deficit crisis to take the newly created position of editor for CQ’s Executive Briefing on Banking and Finance.  In his new position, Ives will be responsible for writing a daily newsletter each morning and then reporting out the stories, adding context and content, as the day unfolds.

In a memo announcing the promotion, Benkelman said “Benton took over the economics team about a year ago, and has done terrific work steering the team toward great coverage of the debt and deficit crisis. Always the trailblazer, Benton now wants to turn his entrepreneurial energy toward our newest offering, the Executive Briefing.”

Ives is  currently on his second tour of duty at CQ.  He returned to the publication in 2007 after working as a finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires.  John Cranford will be filling the vacancy for the Finance team until a replacement for Ives is found.

Congrats to Benton!

CQ: Nutting’s Job Filled? Benton Ives Promoted

Benton Ives has been promoted to an editing position at CQ. Though it’s not being advertised that way, it sounds like it was Brian Nutting‘s job.

FishbowlDC obtained John Dineen‘s memo announcing Ives’ promotion:

Folks – I am very pleased to announce that Benton Ives will be joining our team of legislative action editors later this month. Most recently, Benton has demonstrated his exceptional talents as a writer and reporter through his coverage of the banking and financial services beat for CQ. This is Benton’s second tour of duty here: He returned in 2007, after spending more than a year covering finance for the Dow Jones Newswire. During an earlier four-year stint at CQ, Benton worked as a committees and floor votes reporter – experiences that no doubt will come in handy as an editor for our action team – and reported for CQ Homeland Security. Please join me in congratulating Benton on his promotion.


John Dineen Executive Editor for Publications Congressional Quarterly CQ-Roll Call Group

CQ Changes

From the CQ internal email, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    As I’m sure many of you have noticed, Benton Ives has returned to CQ. He will cover economics and finance issues for Jodi Schneider’s team. Benton has spent the last year-plus at Dow Jones Newswires, primarily covering the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board. In his earlier incarnation at CQ he was a reporter for CQ Homeland Security and a member of the Committee Votes team. Benton also was an assistant editor of the CQ Researcher. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Today is his first day back so please welcome him home. Edward Epstein, whose addition to the Inside Congress team as a leadership reporter was announced earlier, also started today. On the other side of the ledger, I am very sorry to announce that Jeff Tollefson is leaving CQ to join the Washington bureau of Nature magazine. At Nature, Jeff will cover the scientific and policy aspects of national energy, climate change and nuclear policy. Jeff used his significant expertise on environmental and energy issues to great advantage for CQ readers and will be missed. His last day is Sept. 7. As many of you know, Joelle Tessler also announced her decision to leave CQ to spend more time with her newborn son and was given a warm send off by Paul Hendrie and his team on her last day last week. We wish her well.