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Former Washington Scribe Says She “Spiritually Imploded” Under Weighty Mormonism

Former TWT editorial writer and former reporter for Politico and The Hill Carrie Sheffield gives the dirt on Mormonism in today’s WaPo Opinion pages. She’s now a writer and political analyst based in Manhattan.

The highlights:

1. The church she was raised in insisted on obedience. For her, this caused “trauma and cognitive dissonance.”

2. While studying at Brigham Young University, she “spiritually imploded” after learning doctrine outside the church. A “disturbed” Sheffield met with a “high-ranking Mormon leader” who told her to stop reading historical and scientific materials because they were worse than porn.

3. Her parents shunned her from their home for five years.

4. For years, her faith was “unshakable” but she became distraught.

5. With a current public focus on Mormonism, she hopes the church will be exposed for its anti-women, homophobic beliefs.

Read the whole piece here.

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CNN Remembers Novak, And More

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CNN shared this memorial to Robert Novak today and CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton released this statement:

“We are saddened by the passing of Robert Novak. He was a journalist of the old school, hard-working, practical and passionate about our profession. From its earliest days and for some 25 years, Bob shared generously with CNN and with CNN viewers his authority, credibility, humor and towering presence. We’re grateful to have worked alongside him and send our respect and sympathy to his family.”

TWT‘s Carrie Sheffield also share the “softer side” of Novak here.

And executive producer Betsy Fischer notes on Twitter that Novak appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” 248 times over his career.

Morning Reading List, 09.02.08

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Morning Reading List, 07.21.08

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Congrats Carrie and Alan!

Bloomberg’s Alan Bjerga and The Washington Times’ Carrie Sheffield won their respective divisions in Saturday’s annual National Press Club 5K race.

The 5K Run/Walk & Auction benefits the Ellen Persina Scholarship Fund for Diversity in Journalism.

Other journos there: Politico’s Richard Greene, Washington Times’ Eric Pfeiffer and Christina Bellantoni, Washington Post’ Juliet Elperin.

Morning Reading List, 07.30.07

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  • Washington Post reports, “Four days after the Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., more than 400 questions directed to the GOP presidential field have been uploaded on YouTube, as Republicans are scheduled to take their turn at video-populism on Sept. 17. But only Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) have agreed to participate in the debate, co-hosted by the Republican Party of Florida in St. Petersburg.”

  • Carrie Sheffield, formerly of The Politico, has joined The Washington Times as an editorial writer.

  • One year ago last week, Ana Marie Cox was named the Washington Editor ot Time.com and Tammy Haddad was named a Vice President for MSNBC.

  • Swampland reports, “The Ron Paul campaign announced, and other campaigns have confirmed, that CNN is moving the YouTube debate to another date, possibly in December.”

  • The Columbia Journalism Review has some prime examples of “Why the Dow Jones Vote Matters”

  • The Politico reports that CNN president Jon Klein “said the new Campbell Brown show at 8 p.m. will be talk-oriented, built around the day’s news. Leaning toward more an opinion show where Campbell doesn’t give the opinions, the guests do.”

  • From the Christian Science Monitor: “Declining newspaper readership, especially among the young, is forcing editors to reexamine their focus.”

  • Poynter Online writes, “Facebook: What’s In It For Journalists? With the help of some new friends, we came up with a few answers. And just as many questions.”

  • Huffington Post’s Zack Exley writes, “GOP front runners seem to be bailing on the September 17 YouTube/CNN debate. Democrats should rejoice at this news.”

  • “With Senator Clinton—and her femininity—featured as a story line, the Presidential campaign filled 13% of the airtime and was the second most-popular talk topic on radio and cable, according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from July 15-20. (Cable shows paid far more attention to the campaign than the radio talkers did.) The one subject that commanded more attention last week than the Presidential race was the renewed debate over U.S. strategy in Iraq.”

  • Check out Media Bistro’s new series, “Hey, How’d You Do That?”, “walking you through how those in the media industry navigated key professional junctures, achieved career-making coups, tackled spur-of-the-moment scenarios and made the decisions that furthered their work.”

  • Houston Chronicle’s Claudia Feldman called the YouTube debate “a lively CNN-YouTube debate that turned the usual format upside down and may have forever changed candidates’ obligatory parade in front of the TV lights.”

  • Fortune reports, “Newspapers are dying. At the Washington Post Co., CEO Donald Graham is banking on the Internet to save serious journalism. If he can’t figure this out, nobody can.”

  • From Save The Debate.com: “Some Republicans are talking about ditching the long-planned YouTube debate, like the Democrats and Fox News. As concerned Republicans, we respectfully ask them to reconsider. Republicans cannot surrender to Democrats on any front — least of all new media — or we may well lose in 2008.”

  • Todd And reports, “I’m very excited to announce that the Power 150 ranking of top marketing blogs is joining forces with Advertising Age, the world’s leading marketing and media publication.”

  • Reuters reports, “The number of help-wanted ads in U.S. newspapers fell in June to a 49-year low, a private research group said on Thursday.”

  • Time reports, “Hugh Hewitt, a popular right-wing blogger and radio talk show host, got more specific about what conservatives might object to in a CNN/YouTube debate — he alleged that CNN cherrypicked the submissions for biased questions that a ‘responsible’ journalist wouldn’t ask: ‘the CNN team used the device of the third-party video to inject a question that would have embarrassed any anchor posing it.’ One staffer for a Republican candidate now leaning toward not participating put it this way: ‘The problem isn’t YouTube, it’s CNN.’”

  • A release from Atlantic Media announced that Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon, Debbie Applegate and Jeffrey Goldberg will be attending Bookmark events on Nantucket.

  • The Washington Examiner reports, “Washington wins the award for ‘most e-mail addicted’ city in the country, according to a new study released Thursday by Dulles-based AOL.”

  • Redding News Review reports, “Radio One’s Syndication One announced a new lineup late yesterday that includes ‘The Al Sharpton Show,’ ’2 Live Stews’ and ‘The Warren Ballentine Show’ on its XM 169 The Power.”

  • San Francisco Chronicle’s Chip Johnson writes, “Megan Greenwell was a reporter at Berkeley High School’s biweekly student newspaper, the Jacket, nearly eight years ago when she cracked one of the most sensational Bay Area news stories of the year — scooping the region’s media. … So it’s no fluke that Greenwell, now at the ripe old age of 23, is a professional journalist at not just any newspaper, but the Washington Post. And she’s not covering any average beat; she’s based in Baghdad and covering one of the world’s biggest stories, the war in Iraq.”

  • Who Still Reads Magazines? Just About Everybody”

  • New York Post reports, “Don Imus is about to get paid. The disowned shock jock is close to a settlement that would have former employer CBS buy out his contract as a way to avoid costly and ugly litigation, according to multiple sources close to the situation.”

  • Business Week reports, “Should the Bancroft family, the controlling shareholders of Dow Jones & Co., decide to reject Rupert Murdoch’s takeover offer, prompting the mogul to take his $5 billion off the table and walk away, everyone knows what would happen. Dow Jones’ stock price would fall from its recent highs in the upper 50s”

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  • Redding News Review reports, “Redding News Review today learned that Radio One has cut at least four staffers over at its satellite radio channel XM 169 The Power.”

    Jobs

  • The Education Trust is looking for a New Media Manager.

  • McClatchy is looking for a Senior Correspondent in Washington D.C.

  • America Abroad Media is looking for a Senior Producer for AAM Television.

  • CNN is seeking a Senior Producer for Reliable Sources.

  • Worcester County Times/Maryland Beachcomber/Ocean Pines Independent is looking for an Editor.

  • Print Solutions Magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • FDAnews is looking for an Executive Editor.

  • DC Magazine is looking to hire style-savvy fall interns/editorial assistants immediately for the Fall Semester. Please send cover letter, resume, and clips to tjow@modernluxury.com with availability and potential start date. Position begins mid-August.

  • Washington Hospital Center is looking for a Media Specialist.

  • Connection Newspapers is looking for a Sports Writer/Editor.

  • PoliticsNJ.com is looking for an Advertising Sales Director.

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