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Vaughn Ververs Join(s/ed) Politico…

Memo announcing the Politico’s hire of former CBS-er Vaughn Ververs:

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Memo announcing the Politico’s hire of former CBS-er Vaughn Ververs:

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From: Bill Nichols
Subject: Welcome to an almost newcomer

In the grand POLITICO tradition, we have waited so long to
introduce a new staff member that they have already become such an
accepted part of the joint that they no longer seem new.

But anyway – please formally welcome Vaughn Ververs, who comes to us most recently from, where he was Senior Political Editor. Before joining CBS News as editor of the Public Eye blog, Vaughn was editor of The Hotline, where, among other accomplishments,
he survived working with one Danielle Jones.

In his POLITICO incarnation, Vaughn will be our night Web editor on Mondays and Tuesdays and will generally work with DJ throughout the week in making the web site even cooler and smarter and faster than it already is – if that is possible. Vaughn has already made progress toward one of POLITICO’s chief goals for 2009: getting DJ to walk to lunch across Wilson Blvd without staring at her Blackberry non-stop. Pedestrians throughout the area are deeply

Please welcome Vaughn, if belatedly, to the POLITICO gang.

Greene Leaves Politico

An internal memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    Richard Greene, our tireless web editor, recently came to us with a surprise: He is leaving Politico to take a writing and editing job with CNN. His last day will be at the end of next week.

    Richard has been one of the pivotal figures in the success of Politico in our first year. There is virtually no end to the list of essential roles he played in this job. He routinely worked at all hours—late night and early morning–to make our site smarter and faster. He has a restless mind and challenged us to think anew about stories and about how to use the web to improve our story-telling. He cares about language and has a graceful hand with copy.

    Though he excelled as editor, Richard still has the soul of a reporter and writer. That’s why this new opportunity appealed to him. As the news desk editor for CNN Wire, a new position in the Washington bureau, he will be immersed in breaking news about national politics and government. He’ll be writing, updating and fleshing out the big stories of the day for CNN’s internal wire service.

    This gets him back to parts of the job he enjoyed at his days at the BBC, and is an obvious next step in what has been an unusually diverse and accomplished journalism career.

This provides an opportunity for Danielle Jones to reveal her true geeky underside, and she will take over managing the website.

Campus Politico Launches


Okay, so we toyed with the above screenshot a bit. See the real one here. This is former Hotline’r Danielle Jones’ first Politico project.

The full release after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 09.13.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The “Biggest Tuesday In Hip-Hop History” — 50 Cent.

  • We hear Savannah Guthrie is a new general bureau correspondent for NBC.

  • Another tipster tells us, “Peter Hamby, who used to be the internet segment producer for the Situation Room, is now CNN’s south carolina political producer.”

  • And we also hear, “John Parman is resigning as producer of DC-produced Interfaith Voices to take a job with a new daily radio show in California.”

  • Pelosi and Reid take on CBS’ Jim Axelrod.

  • “FBN Announces Anchors

  • Cameron v. Obama.”

  • Op-Ed page awards.

  • TVNewser has learned Fox News will be the pool for the Democratic National Convention in Denver beginning August 25, 2008. And NBC News will be the pool for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis the following Monday, September 1.”

  • Why media revolution only just beginning

  • Consultant Probed in Bogus Interview

  • U.S.News & World Report announced in a release yesterday that Eddy Ramirez is the new K-12 reporter for the Education section of the magazine and website,

  • Murdoch makes first visit to WSJ newsroom

  • A reader writes in about the LA Times DC bureau, “Despite all the turmiol, the appear to have doubled the number of presidential campaign reporters from 3 to 6. Existing reporters were Brownstein, Wallsten and Hook. New reporters (all arrived from LA in last month or two): Joe Matthews, Peter Nicholas, Michael Finnegan.”

  • Tony Snow’s last stand: ‘Not a war without end’”

  • Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert writes, “It’s amazing that this deep into the Bush presidency, reporters and pundits still express genuine surprise and naïve disappointment when the White House slights them in purposeful ways. Just last week we saw fresh evidence of the Charlie Brown-Lucy-football routine, with wounded reporters complaining that the White House had, yet again, snubbed the press.”

  • A Kiplinger’s release announced, “Consumers scanning newsstands later this month will find one personal finance magazine unlike any other. On sale September 18th, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s October issue is entirely dedicated to a sole subject. And the topic may seem unlikely for a financial monthly: the environment.”

  • Roll Call has made some internal changes. Ali McSherry is transitioning from GalleryWatch Operations to the Roll Call copy desk, where she will be an editorial assistant. In addition, Julie Restivo will be switching positions within Operations, taking over the committee editor post being vacated by Ali.

  • From release, “Yachad, a non-profit organization committed to restoring Washington, D.C. neighborhoods and strengthening D.C. communities, has recently announced the launch of its latest, and most creative, outreach effort: the Our City Film Fest. ‘Our City’ will host films that take place in or are about Washington, D.C. The festival, to be held on February 3, 2008, at Busboys and Poets.” For more information, click here.

  • Happy 2nd B-Day Public Eye!

  • And, Happy 16th Washington Life!

  • From a release, “While ‘traditional media’ — TV, radio and print — figures to remain in the driver’s seat during Campaign ’08, established outlets will increasingly need to share the road with online video. That’s the clear conclusion of a new consumer survey, conducted for ClipBlast! (, the Web’s premier video search platform, by Chicago market researcher Synovate.”

  • John Dickerson gives us a sneak preview of “the presidential primary ‘mashup’ hosted by Yahoo!, the Huffington Post, and Slate.”

  • A “Hotline insider” sent us this tip: “Everything’s great at Hotline, thanks for your concern. A couple quick corrections to what you’re reporting … replacements for the irreplaceable mike memoli and shira toeplitz have already been named. Additionally, after an exhaustive search, we expect to have an exciting announcement about a new ‘On Call’ editor shortly. And while we’re all still sad about losing Danielle Jones, we’re already talking about her successor. As we enter our 20th year(!) this month, Hotline’s only getting better and better and better … Thanks! (a Hotline insider).” Pat Ottenhoff has also recently departed.

  • Washington Times reports, “Fresh from their “betray us” attack on Gen. David Petraeus, is now looking to add new employees. The online liberal group sent an e-mail to its members yesterday: MoveOn’s starting a fellowship program — four short-term paid positions”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “As its popular, controversial college ranking enters its 25th year, U.S. News is significantly expanding its rankings business.”

  • A release announced, “Mercora, Inc., the leading social music discovery service for web and mobile users, today announced that the company is launching a new service and unifying all its products and services under the new brand identity — Social.FM. The company will begin operating under the new name immediately and the website can be accessed at”

  • Poynter’s Amy Gahran writes, This past Saturday at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference I was part of a plenary panel discussing how the evolution of media (especially online) could or should affect the future of journalism. There, I voiced my opinion about how it burns me up that news organizations continue to cut qualified journalists from their payrolls, ostensibly to control costs, while routinely leaving significant money on the table in the form of poorly sold and grossly underutilized online and mobile advertising opportunities. Then, in a Kafkaesque twist, management and journalists alike often whine about how their sites don’t make much money.”

  • The Newseum, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the National Press Club present “Reporting on National Security in an Age of Terror” Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club. To RSVP, click here.

  • R&R reports, “Joe Mathieu, Cameron Gray and Gary Starikoff are joining XM Satellite Radio’s upcoming radio channel ‘P.O.T.U.S. ’08,’ which is the 24-hour, commercial-free channel devoted to the 2008 presidential election.”

  • Tech Daily Dose reports, “Well, it looks like the MSNBC-NBC-National Journal reporters embedded on the 2008 campaign trail have started filing dispatches. The team of caffeinated political scribes is covering ‘Decision 2008′ full-time now, each serving as their own mobile campaign bureau.”

  • ABC News’ Brian Ross and Others Subpoenaed in D.C. Madam Case

  • According to the new report Huffington’s House of Horrors released today by the Media Research Center, “The Huffington Post’s ongoing campaign of profanity, obscene smears and crude personal attacks against conservatives is a celebration of hate speech against conservatives.” The full report is online here.

  • John J. Miller is hosting a new audio program on NRO, in which he interview book authors. Check out his current interviews with Laura Ingraham, Rep. Steve Israel, and Jay Winik – each one the author of a book that’s out this week.

  • Reuters reports, “Having a huge network of online buddies does not mean you have any more close friends than the rest of us, a British researcher said on Monday.”

  • E&P reports, “Mainstream media outlets may not be offering up the stories online users most want to read, according to a new survey that found user-generated news sites like Yahoo give top billing to different stories than mainstream organizations.”

  • Salon reports, “Women are the new men on TV”

  • WaPo Fashion Critic Robin Givhan’s Dog Molests Shoes; Marc Jacobs Is To Blame

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. said Wednesday its ad sales from continuing operations fell 3.2 percent in August on weakness in retail and classified advertising.”

  • From Poynter Online: “Here’s one area in which newspapers may actually be ahead of their readers: non-mainstream media.”

  • Check out Mediabistro’s selection of courses in D.C.

  • Sarah Weinman bids a fond farewell to Galley Cat.

  • “Media Matters for America today released ‘Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,’ a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.” See the full report here.

  • It was one year ago when Team Tucker was ousted

  • Check out the new news aggregator on the block, Brijit.

  • NewsBusters brings back live chats.

  • Keith Olbermann jumps the shark


  • Richmond Free Press is looking for Reporters.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for a Senior Reporter.

  • New Energy Finance is looking for a News Analyst/Writer.
  • The Advisory Board Company is seeking a Senior Writer/Editor for monthly medical technology publication.

  • Bloomberg is looking for a media reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Economics Reporter.

  • Voice of America is looking for a Camera Operator.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Danielle Jones To Politico

    medjones.bmpA pretty big coup for The Politico…They’ve snagged Hotline Senior Editor Danielle Jones (see her FishbowlDC interview here), who’s highly regarded in journo-circles for both talent and demeanor. For years, she’s been the brain and brilliant wit behind “Wake Up Call!” and “Last Call!” She will serve as managing editor for special projects at the Politico.

    Amy Walter Is New Hotline Editor in Chief.

    Finally, John Mercurio and Danielle Jones can get some sleep.

    From the release:

      National Journal Group, Washington’s leading publisher of political and policy news and analysis, announced today that Amy Walter will be the new Editor-in-Chief of The Hotline, National Journal’s daily briefing on politics and elections. Walter, currently a Senior Editor of The Cook Political Report, will join the staff of The Hotline on June 4.

      At The Hotline, Walter will serve as the chief political voice of the publication, charged with establishing its editorial direction and strategic vision as well as managing the staff of nearly twenty writers and editors.

      “Amy is as good as it gets when you talk about analyzing and handicapping political races around the country, and we are thrilled she’s joining The Hotline team,” said John Fox Sullivan, National Journal’s Group Publisher and Chief Executive. “Danielle Jones and John Mercurio have done a great job running The Hotline since Chuck Todd’s departure, and Amy’s political knowledge and experience will add to what is already a top notch team.”

      “I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead a publication that is the staple of political wisdom and information in Washington,” said Ms. Walter. “I have literally grown up reading The Hotline — first as a young intern who waited for it to be hand-delivered by messenger to its current incarnation on the web — and I’m excited to work with such a talented team to continue to innovate and enhance Washington’s daily political ‘must read.’”

      Since 1997, Ms. Walter has been responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races at The Cook Political Report. She is also a contributor to two other National Journal Group publications, National Journal and CongressDaily. She is frequently called upon for comment as a congressional election expert by both print and broadcast media, and was awarded the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball award for her Election 2000 predictions.

      Ms. Walter serves as a political contributor to CNN and provided Election Night commentary for the network in the 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. Ms. Walter has also been a frequent guest on CBS’ Face the Nation and The Early Show, C-Span’s Washington Journal, and PBS’ The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.