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Posts Tagged ‘Blake Whitney’

Despite Power Outage, CQ Roll Call Powers On

Let there be light!  And so there was at CNN’s Washington bureau as of one hour ago…but the blackout at CQ Roll Call rages on.  Thanks to Pepco, both newsgroups were without power since Tuesday afternoon.

So you might be wondering, how exactly does a newsroom function when their utility company doesn’t?  Luckily, we have the answer in the form of an internal memo from Roll Call Editor Scott Montgomery and Publisher Mark Walters.  The congratulatory message walks through the trials and tribulations their team overcame to put out Wednesday’s paper on time.

Although we think their figurative lights are out from time to time, we must applaud their heroic response to this literal blackout.  Novella Memo after the jump.

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Roll Call Organizes Copy/Design Team

Slowly but surely, Roll Call is filling slots on its reorganized copy/design team. Emily Ortman is being promoted to Copy Desk Chief. She has been at the paper for three years. Blake Whitney, meanwhile, will be the Deputy Design Director.  And Sara Bondioli will be the Deputy Copy Chief. Emily and Sara will honcho a team of copy editors.

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Psst…That’s Great, Congrats, But Get Back to Work!

Wet Blanket.png Roll Call Managing Editor Josh Kurtz to Roll Call staff: Our friend Blake Whitney just completed the Boston Marathon in an eye-popping 2:49:22, beating his personal best in Boston by 10 minutes. Wow. Awe-inspiring. Congrats, Blake! Now, could you come back and proof page 4, please?

(Whitney is a copy editor at Roll Call.)