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Win An NPF Dinner Seat

mblogo.jpgEven if you didn’t get, oh I don’t know, 60,000 votes in our Rising Star competition, you can still earn a seat at the National Press Foundation dinner through our raffle.

Click here by 5pm Wednesday to enter and include your name, contact info, and affiliation. Only people not already ticketed will be given the seat. Winners will be selected at random.

Guests at the table include…

Laurel Touby, CEO, mediabistro.com
Ana Marie Cox, Washington editor, Time.com
Dorian Benkoil, editorial director, mediabistro.com
Brian Stelter, editor, TVNewser.com
Patrick Gavin, editor, FishbowlDC.com; columnist, Washington Examiner
Kara Rowland, Washington Times
Jeanette Dove, Two Mundos
David Francis, Washington Examiner

Congrats again to the winners. Unfortunately, Rachel Barth will not be able to make it so the #4 winner, David Francis, will take her spot.

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Congratulations, Kara

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With almost 60,000 votes out of over 180,000 cast, the Washington Times Kara Rowland has won FishbowlDC’s first Rising Star competition.

The top ten:

1. Kara Rowland, Washington Times
2. Jeanette Dove, Two Mundos
3. Rachel Barth, Washington Examiner
4. David Francis, Washington Examiner
5. Mike Memoli, National Journal / Hotline
6. Bill Roggio, embedded journalist
7. Scott McCrary, CBS
8. Christina Bellantoni, Washington Times
9. Sue Davis, Roll Call
10. Jen Haberkorn, Washington Times

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated.

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Here Comes Kara!

mblogo.jpgalthough we entered the weekend with the Examiner’s Rachel Barth and David Francis in the lead, this weekend saw two big developments: surges by Two Mundos’ Jeanette Dove and The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland.

The standings, with 140,000 votes in:

1. Jeanette Dove
2. Kara Rowland
3. Rachel Barth
4. David Francis
5. Bill Roggio

See the results and vote here. Voting ends at 5pm today.

Barth Moves To First

mblogo.jpgOut of nowhere, here comes Rachel Barth surging ahead in our Rising Star competition, eclipsing colleague David Francis. This means a couple things: Either a.) these Examiner reporters aren’t getting any work done today (we’ll check) b.) they have friends in high places c.) they have friends with crazy good computer skills.

We don’t want to say that something is fishy, but, well, you know…

Regardless, voting closes Monday evening. Will someone make a last minute surge? We’ve seen it before (ahem, Lesley Lopez). If not, and if Barth and Francis take the whole thing, I’ll have to be ready to field all the conspiracy theories in our anonymous tips box about how the whole thing was rigged.

Vote here.

Taking Out The Trash, 02.09.07

  • David Francis has moved to the top spot in our Rising Star competition. Vote here.

  • Matt Taibbi notes a change in Joe Klein’s columns. “I was initially confused because my original impression of Joe Klein, from afar, had been that of a gossipy, bourgeois suck-up to the Clinton administration. When I came home in 2002, however, the columns I saw under his name seemed to have been penned by a gossipy, bourgeois suck-up to the Bush administration.”

  • We have another campaigner! From a reader, “[redacted] is using myspace for her campaign!”

  • Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear chronicles why Sen. Jim Webb has become the latest media darling.

  • DCist critiques “the creepy name and the glowing spermatozoa” of the Washington Post’s onBeing logo. Oh, and it critiques the new site.

  • Regarding this, a reader writes, “Hey, if 34% of my blind dates resulted in a second date, that would be a huge improvement”

  • Another reader: “Could it be possible that the rising stars in the lead are because they’re in television and announced it on air??” Now that would be funny. All transcripts and clips welcome…

  • From DCRTV:

      New XM Deal For Bob Edwards – 2/8 – DC-based XM Satellite Radio re-signs public radio icon Bob Edwards (right) to a multi-year deal. Edwards will continue to host the XM Public Radio (XM-133) channel’s flagship program, “The Bob Edwards Show.” Terms were not disclosed. In 2004, Edwards jumped from DC-based National Public Radio to XM. Edwards says he appreciates the “creative freedom afforded me by XM to pursue stories that might never have been aired by traditional terrestrial broadcasters. The audience reaction has been outstanding and I look forward to continue bringing the unique stories of America to the XM audience in the years ahead.” Edwards hosted NPR’s “Morning Edition” for almost 25 years…..

  • One-time WJFK employer Peter Rosenberg now works at McDonalds? (Sort of)

  • McCrary Surges Ahead!

    mblogo.jpgOver 3,000 votes in less than 24 hours in our Rising Star competition and CBS’ Scott McCracy has almost 1,000 of them (he’s trailed by Examiner’s David Francis and Hardball’s Jeremy Bronson).

    And They’re Off!

    mblogo.jpgTwo hours in and David Francis and Mike Memoli are soaring ahead in our Rising Star competition. The two are jousting for that top spot. Not to fear, others: As we know, anything can happen.

    Rising Star Finalists

    mblogo.jpgAfter the jump, you’ll find the finalists for FishbowlDC’s Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first “Rising Star” competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and FishbowlDC to the National Press Foundation Dinner, with a seat next to a high-profile guest (and if you’re a high profile guest who wants to go, let us know).

    Plus: We’ll be giving away seats to lucky winners we’ll pick at random. Click here to enter the raffle (send your name, affiliation and contact info).

    Now, before you write in to complain about so-and-so not getting included, etc., etc., let’s explain a few things.

    1.) If you didn’t get nominated, you didn’t get considered. The pool of contenders was chosen by you.
    2.) Some (actually, many) people were not included because, in our opinion, they were already “risen”, not “rising” (For instance: Ed Henry was nominated. Funnily enough, so was Helen Thomas). So, for some of you, it’s a compliment.
    3.) We did our best to limit the number of finalists from each publication, from certain beats, and from each medium (print, radio, broadcast, etc.).
    4.) Most importantly, we’re well aware that the list is imperfect. We did our best. Our apologies in advance if you felt snubbed. Dorian, Inky and Patrick discussed the finalists but the finalists were mostly determined by consulting with employees at various news organizations for their insight, thoughts and advice.

    Okay, so this is how it’s going work: After the jump is the list of finalists. If you’re already attending the National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on February 22, let us know. Unfortunately, we’ll have to remove your name from consideration, since that means you won’t be able to sit with us (*tear*). Also, if you simply don’t want to be considered, please also let us know. Then, with the list tweaked as/if needed, we will open up voting Thursday morning and it will go through Monday.

    Click below for the finalists…

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