This week’s top 5 stories across the site.
This week’s top 5 stories across the site.
From FishbowlNY to TVNewser, here are the top stories across Mediabistro.
POLITICO’s executive editor Rick Berke last hour announced the full-time hire of Daniel Lippman. Lippman was profiled by POLITICO Click (R.I.P.) in 2009 for his email correspondence with DC media often identifying corrections and grammatical errors and offering suggestions – this when he was just a 19-year-old student at GW.
Lippman is set to serve as a researcher/reporter, with primary duties helping Mike Allen on Playbook and Capital Playbook. He has interned for The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, and Reuters.
See the full memo after the jump. CoNgRaTs Daniel! Read more
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein
National Journal‘s pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner “Making News” party Friday could easily go down as one of this year’s nicest, most well-planned parties in the coolest warehouse space we’ve seen in awhile. And maybe it will if attendees forget that for a large portion of it, the restroom for hundreds of guests was out of order.
That’s right. There was one toilet available for the entire warehouse full of partygoers, and the top floor, which contained the toilet, was for V.I.P.’s only.
“That’s hood,” one attendee waiting outside the restroom remarked about the potty problem. “Poopgate, drink slowly,” said another, explaining that one employee advised him to pace himself. When Fox News’ Peter Doocy approached the first-floor restroom area, he was told he could not enter. “How long do you think?” he asked the woman standing guard. “Alright, I’ll let it go.” (We sincerely hope he held it in, not let it go.) Another partygoer cracked, “All these people are going to have to piss on themselves. This might be the shortest party ever.”
The attendant said she had people requesting buckets and cups.
The party took place at the two-story bar in Georgetown called The Powerhouse. It was on the bottom floor where they stationed event workers in front of the hall leading to the restroom, alerting guests from about 10 p.m., when the party started, to about 11:30, that the toilets weren’t working. Only that one VIP restroom upstairs was available. But without one of the exclusive red wristbands, how were most of the guests going to relieve themselves?
“If it gets too bad we’ll have to open up the VIP area,” said NJ Communications Director Ben Fishel at the time.
At one point a team of men carrying what looked like… Read more
GW student and D.C.’s resident Citizen Journo Daniel Lippman, take note. This may be just the position for you.
HuffPost is holding a contest to unleash 24 “journalists” on the upcoming presidential elections. Unlike most of their bloggers, who post for free, HuffPost is sending these souls on an all-expense paid trip to the conventions. The winners — up to 12 for each convention — will get official credentials, airfare, hotel accommodation for five nights, and a basic per diem.
But first, you have to take part in a convention season contest and hope and pray they think you’re just goofy and inexperienced enough for the job (no offense, Daniel. They’d be lucky to get you).
Details…“We want to find the best, most creative citizen journalists in America and Canada and send them, at our expense, to cover the conventions in their own way, with their own vision and their own ideas.” By March 8, send us an embeddable video explaining why we should choose you, what you would cover and which medium (or mix of them) you want to use to do so.”
The greatest part: HuffPost plans to publish these videos. We can hardly wait.
Congrats (again) to Daniel Lippman for correctly identifying the location of the other Fishbowl. It’s a study lounge at GW, on the corner of 22nd and G streets.
$Palin Paid$: Reliable Source digs deeper into the Us Weekly v. People magazine issue around Bristol Palin‘s pending nuptials to low-rent heartthrob Levi Johnston. People didn’t pay. Us won’t say. Isn’t that as good as admitting to it?
Save the Dates: The 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival is slated for Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3.
Ouch! D.C. PR rep fired by Marine Corps for mocking military.
Cristopher Hitchens’ Cancer: What is the etiquette for wishing well a rapier wit who has delivered less cordial sentiments to so many? And should you pray for a nonbeliever?
A very happy birthday shout-out to our favorite citizen journalist Daniel Lippman, a GWU student who catches our typos and keeps us posted on stories not to be missed.
Happy Birthday Daniel!
It’s so unfortunate when you’re writing about other people’s errors and you create one of your own. Even worse is when the site on which you’re creating that additional error in regards to another person’s error is called “Regret the Error.”
So here’s what happened.The Web site, “Regret the Error”, wrote up an item about how CNN’s Wolf Blitzer ran a correction on a graphic that ran on CNN.
“We had a graphic on the screen that said “department of jihad” followed by a question mark and many of you tweeted me that you found that graphic to be offensive. I agree, it was. The graphic referenced a video produced by Liz Cheney’s organization “Keep America Safe.” Their video features those words on screen questioning the loyalty of justice department attorneys who had previously worked on behalf of Guantanamo detainees. CNN had no intention of suggesting that the Justice Department supports terrorism. Lawyers at the Justice Department are patriotic Americans and we certainly regret any confusion that may have been caused by our graphic.”
But then a correction arose Monday on “Regret the Error” on the correction to the headline, “Wolf Blitzer Offers up Correction”, which was originally written: “Wold Blitzer Offers up Correction”.
We’re not certain what Blitzer is doing in this photograph, but it looks like he may be regretting something (or just fixing his makeup).
P.S. If I created any further errors here in this post, which would be a serious shame since there would then be an error within an error within an error, I know our citizen journalist Daniel Lippman will let me know. Pronto.
Someone hire young Daniel Lippman already. Sure, he’s only a sophomore in college at GWU, but with the way things are going he’s going to get Jay Leno’s gig before this is all over.
Lippman, who pays keen attention to the news and offers corrective e-mails to journos whenever possible (i.e. fact checker extraordinaire), was most recently featured in Politico and on NPR. This past Sunday he was Fox News’s “Power Player of the Week” for being a “citizen journalist.”
Lippman says it makes him feel good to do it. “It makes me feel like I’m a small part of the media,” Lippman said.
Host Chris Wallace says he has never edited a story so carefully.
See the video here.
If you haven’t received an email from Daniel Lippman, consider yourself unlucky or perfect. The sophomore at GWU, part-time FishbowlDC contributor and full-time freebie copy editor for Washington media types made headlines today in a piece by Politico‘s Daniel Libit.
Libit takes a look at the boy wonder’s natural knack for catching mistakes that might otherwise go unnoticed in articles and blog posts from Politico, HuffPo, AP, NYT, FishbowlDC and others.
But copy editing isn’t Daniel’s only talent. FishbowlDC recently introduced Lippman to power lobbyist Jack Quinn who asked him, “so what were today’s top news stories?” Lippman rattled off headlines from around the globe with as much ease and confidence as one might recite The Pledge of Allegiance.
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