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CQ Roll Call Editor Moves to Biz Side of Pub

David Meyers, who has been managing editor of Member Information and Research for CQ Roll Call, is moving over to the business side of the publication. He will take over StateTrack, which follows legislative developments on the state level. As Meyers settles into his new role, CQ Roll Call‘s Editorial Dept. will be looking to replace him very soon.

Meyers fun facts: He has worked at CQ for 16 years. In addition, the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Assoc. awarded him first place in the sports feature story category for “50 Years of Baseball: A Natural Camaraderie,” which detailed the long tradition behind the Congressional baseball game.

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Quotes of the Day

A RELAXED ROLAND: “Somebody’s tuckered out.” — Video journo Liz Glover with accompanying photograph of CNN Contributor and TV ONE’s Roland Martin.

“I’m already all shook up. In anticipation. Brand new tissue box: check.” — author Terry McMillan during the speeches last night.

A little too gushing?

“Biden is one of the best liked people in politics — on both sides. And he has earned that affection. #CNN” — CNN’s David Gergen. At a time when CNN is trying to paint MSNBC as too in love with Democrats, this was a peculiar thing to say.

Humblebrag: Rosario grabbed my Snickers!

“Hey! @rosariodawson just grabbed my last Snickers. What a great way to end the great @ABC/ @YahooNews convention coverage.” — ABC News Producer and Digital Journalist David Meyers.

The Team Player

“Partisan people on both sides seem to not like when their side gets fact-checked, but love when the other side does. CNN fact-checks both.” — CNN Piers Morgan Tonight staffer Steve Krakauer.

Do they think he stinks?

“Street vendors selling Obama air fresheners. I kid you not.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

The Speeches. Kerry. Biden. Obama.

Sen. John Kerry

“Punditry correction: predicted that Senator Kerry would flop. Was wrong.” — BuzzFeed‘s Michael Hastings.

“ROCKY IV DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE A PARTISAN PUNCH LINE. SHAME ON YOU” — a uncharacteristically dramatic HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“John Kerry’s speech was so good, this entire arena is fired up, ready to go avenge Apollo Creed’s death.” — NJ “The Hotline” Polling Editor Steve Shepard.

Veep Joe Biden

“There is literally no heaven.” — NY Daily News’ Josh Greenman.

“It’s about healing. And putting a bullet between the bastard’s eyes.” — David Frum.

“I think Joe Biden looks FAB in his infomercial. I also like his voice. See, I said something nice!” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

“My Dad is live-blogging Biden’s speech to me via text… Never should’ve gotten him that iPhone.” — Yahoo! News‘s Chris Moody.

“Joe Biden loves him some ‘literally’. Literally. #dnc2012″ — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

“Joe Biden is off to a really personable start with all the kiddos. snff snff” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie.

President Obama

“Obama not just criticizing GOP. He is mocking them, again and again.” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

“I’m not only the Hair Club president, I’m also a client.” — WaPo‘s Felicia Sonmez.

“Time for Biden to rush out shirtless in pirate garb swallowing a torch of fire.” –  TV pundit, blogger, author Craig Crawford.

“I am bored to death. #figuratively” — Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.

“Crowd definitely not as jazzed either. Better than in Tampa, though, where the noise died within about 30 seconds of Romney’s speech ending.” — Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

“Is it just me, or are the applause lines falling much flatter than I presume he intended?” — Townhall‘s Kate Hicks.

“If This doesn’t pick up soon, the obituaries are going to start flowing. I give it 10 more mins before the impression is locked.” — Mediaite‘s Noah Rothman.

“Four more beers.” Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“Obama says he’s mindful of his own failings. I wish we could hear his honest discussion of what he could have done better.” — NYT‘s Jodi Kantor.

On another note…“Joe Biden’s daughter’s dress is AWESOME. #notapoliticalstatement” — Politico producer Leigh Munsil.

And what’s a night without a little media bashing? “Even MSNBC is looking disappointed tonight. Though they are trying to cover it up. But you can see the heartache in their eyes.” — Breitbart.com editor Jon Nolte.

The Sea Has Finally Parted

“Psst, journos: conventions are OVER. Sleep cometh soon! #DNC2012 #GOP2012 — WaPo manager of social media & engagement Natalie Jennings.

 Journo gets emotional about FLOTUS’s seating

“Not sure if I find it heartening or depressing that Michelle Obama appears to be sitting on the same hard plastic chairs the press is.” – LAT political writer Matea Gold.

A shout-out for the FGOTUS

“I love the first grandma, Mrs. Robinson seems so dope.” — Myles Miller, a political reporter.

Reporters get props from questionable character

“Wow. There is a legit meth head wandering around the press filing room thanking reporters for their work. #dnc2012″ — Business Insider political reporter Grace Wyler.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I am on Twitter silence until POTUS speaks at 10ish. I gotta get some stuff done so I can watch and hear his every word.” — Essence and theGrio‘s Sophia Nelson.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

 

WPCF Elects New Officers, Adds Board Members

The Washington Press Club Foundation has announced its 2012 officers:  Medill News Service’s Ellen Shearer will serve as president; David Meyers from CQ Roll Call was elected vice president; The Hill’s Sheila Casey will be treasurer and Bloomberg’s Julie Davis will be secretary. The group also welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors:  Lesley Clark, McClatchy News; Nia-Malika Henderson,Washington Post; Laurie Kellman, Associated Press; Ken Strickland,NBC News.

In addition, the foundation announced that the Annual Congressional Dinner will take place on February 8, 2012.  For more info on the association or dinner, visit www.wpcf.org.

CQ’s Bicknell to Roll Call

After more than a decade at CQ, John Bicknell will move to Roll Call as editor of Special Publications.  In a memo announcing the appointment, Scott Montgomery explained the role:

“John will take over the editorial pages of Roll Call, where his breadth of experience on policy news will help us freshen these forums for public debate and expand them in innovative ways online. In addition, John will be a vital contributor as the lead editor on producing the special sections that Roll Call publishes over the course of the year, as well as partnering with David Hawkings on our extremely successful CQ Roll Call Outlook magazines.”

While at CQ, Bicknell covered everything from defense and foreign policy to commerce and industry.  Most recently, he’s worked alongside David Meyers to complete the group’s latest edition of “Politics In America.”  Congrats to John!

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QUOTES of the DAY


Mustache Mania: “IMF and World Bank now both headed by men with fantastic mustaches.” – Slate‘s Annie Lowry in a Monday tweet with the accompanying photographs above. From L to R: Robert Zoellick and John Lipsky.

Journo has keen eye for actor playing Levi Johnston

“Does the world already know that the guy playing Levi in Game Change used to date Miley Cyrus? This seems important.” — RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy in a Monday tweet. Underwear model Justin Gaston is playing Johnston.

Rikers in Francais changes tout (Franglish for Rikers in French changes everything)

“Even Rikers seems prettier in French?” — Politico‘s Meredith Shiner in reaction to AFP‘s Stephane Jordain who wrote: “DSK emprisonné à Rikers Island, au large du Queens (AFP).”

AP Style touts cuisine

“The @APStylebook updates are making me hungry: amuse-bouche, Beaujolais, couscous, kielbasa, sashimi, tzatziki.” — CQ Roll Call‘s David Meyers in a Monday tweet regarding AP Stylebook’s brand new Food Guidelines section.

And the DSK jokes begin…

“Euro Zone endorses Draghi as head of the European Central Bank. No word on if he chases maids down the hall.” — RedState Editor and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson in a Monday tweet in reference to Italy’s Mario Draghi. The not quite so funny part is that IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held without bail on rape charges.

Journo suffers asthma attack

“First asthma attack of the year. Dammit. Can think of better ways of starting the morning.” — NPR Online Producer Andy Carvin in a Tuesday morning tweet.

A new day, a new political sex scandal

“So basically, this is a bad week in men.” — Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary in a Tuesday morning tweet in reaction to former Cali Gov. Arnold Schrwarzenegger fathering a love child with a member of the couple’s household staff a decade ago. Causing NJ‘s Susan Davis to say: “Hasta la visa baby!”

D.C. journo compliments Grenier

“Just watched Teenage Paparazzo–damn good documentary, nice work, I’m impressed.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas in a Monday tweet to actor Adrian Grenier. Oh….by the way? Pappas is back at The Daily Caller after about five months away at The Washington Examiner.

Birthday Wishes…

jackie.bmp FishbowlDC wishes Colin Rogero and Roll Call‘s Jackie Kucinich (pictured with pineapple) a very happy birthday! Happy belated to CQ-Roll Call‘s David Meyers and early birthday wishes to The Hill‘s Hugo Gurdon who will celebrate on Sunday.

The New Structure at CQ-Roll Call

FishbowlDC obtained a copy of Mike Mills‘ email to staff outlining the new structure of the organization. One huge move, Roll Call‘s David Meyers is moving to CQ. See below:

The biggest changes at Roll Call involve the eventual merging of the Politics section with CQ’s political coverage (more on that below), as well as two important editor moves between Roll Call and CQ. Roll Call Managing Editor David Meyers is moving to CQ, where he will be in charge of all publications pertaining to members of Congress (this includes the biennial CQ book “Politics in America,” the CQ.com members database, Capitol Advantage’s “Congress at Your Fingertips” and other member and staff-related research). David will report to John Dineen. Capitol Advantage’s research team, led by Tim Yoder, will move to David’s group, as will the CQ Weekly research team, headed by Nell Benton, and CQ’s Members’ team, led by Christy Lyons. Dan Parks, formerly managing editor of CQ Today, will replace David as Roll Call’s managing editor, reporting to Roll Call Editor Charlie Mitchell, bringing valuable CQ expertise into the Roll Call newsroom.

Full, VERY LONG restructure memo after the jump.

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Morning Reading List 07.02.09

Good morning FishbowlDC!

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to NYT‘s Peter Baker and a big congratulations to Roll Call‘s David Meyers, whose daughter Sophie Rose Meyers was born on June 16th– coincidentally Roll Call‘s birthday!

What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

David Rohde, the NYT reporter who escaped the Taliban returned to his newsroom to thunderous applause.

TV

TVNewser: As viewers for two of the three network newscasts drop off, NBC “Nightly News” with Brian Williams has grown in viewership over the last year, and had its best Q2 in three years. The broadcast added 86,000 viewers in the second quarter of 2009 vs. Q2 ’08. Not huge growth, but growth nonetheless.

CBS’ Bob Schieffer tells Washington Whispers he’s not sure why his “Face the Nation” ratings are going up. “I have no idea. We have not changed a thing… We are doing what we’ve always done, just to try to get the key newsmaker of the week and ask them the obvious question.”

NBC “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer, CNN’s Larry King and ABC “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden are all heading to Neverland.

RADIO

TWT editor John Solomon will join NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi Show in the noon hour to discuss the local and national media landscapes and where he see the Times fitting in.

ONLINE

AP: Is Twitter the news outlet for the 21st century?

BOOKS

CNN: Prior to revelations of an extramarital affair that effectively brought an end to his political career, Mark Sanford was preparing to publish a book outlining his policy beliefs. Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group, has included a book by Sanford in their Spring 2010 catalogue.

NEWS NOTES

How TMZ gets scoops.

Politico‘s Patrick Gavin is out in Aspen for the 2009 Ideas Festival we told you about earlier this week. He fills us in on a panel on the future of journalism with Aspen Institute President (and former CNN President) Walter Isaacson, WaPo‘s Katharine Weymouth and ABC News President David Westin. “We will look at anything and are taking a wait-and-see approach,” said Weymouth. “We think about a ton of things. Everything is open.” When asked whether print papers will always be around, Weymouth said, “I don’t know. I don’t predict. Nobody knows.”

NPR points out that “as some newspapers are going out of business and many more are shedding costs, a lot of investigative journalists who have devoted years to exposing government corruption and corporate scandals are leaving their newsrooms,” some even pursuing careers as private investigators.

Slate‘s Jack Shafer: Michael Jackson‘s death isn’t the first time the press has woven a wardrobe of flimsy garments from thin threads. Editors everywhere appreciate that readers always love to read about Topic A and are intent on being served truckloads of Topic A when Topic A is red hot, even if the product is dross.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

JOBS after the jump…

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Words of Wisdom: Washington Journos Dish Out Advice for New Grads

“Life is a constant struggle between your head and your heart. Our head tells us to play it safe. It tells us to settle. Do what pays the bills and makes others happy. But there almost always is something deep within us that beckons us to another calling. Even, during these hard economic times when jobs and our futures are uncertain, you will likely never be as unburdened as you are today — to truly pursue your dreams,” CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux told new grads at a Gannon University commencement address in early May.

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Malveaux’s inspirational words were written to do just that — inspire. But new grads are entering an incredibly unstable marketplace and J-school grads have it even worse. So FishbowlDC reached out to some of our favorite DC journos for some real-world advice. Here’s what they had to say:

“It’s better to work at a small, uncool news organization where you’ll get to report and write — and learn by doing it — than take a glorified coffee-fetcher gig at a glamorous place that sounds impressive to your parents’ friends. Looking to move up to the next step? You need to start producing the kind of bigger stories you want to do in the next job NOW — that’s how you prove you’re ready.”

- Amy Argetsinger, Reliable Source, The Washington Post

“Maybe this isn’t the best advice (after all, it took me three months to find someone to take me in), but I flooded more than 100 media outlets with resumes. I didn’t care if they were newspapers, magazines, or radio or TV stations, on the East Coast, in the South, or in Hawaii (still waiting on a call from the Honolulu Advertiser). Of course, at the time I thought I’d take the first job I was offered but then I turned down a beat with a weekly in Mississippi. Luckily, things worked out at Roll Call and I’ve been here ever since. But if I got that offer to cover the local cops today? I’d probably take it – if that paper is still publishing.”

- David Meyers, Managing Editor, Roll Call

“Man, talk about bad timing! Five years ago, you J-school grads walked into newspaper jobs. Five years from now, you’ll walk into whatever replaces newspapers. But right now: Zippy the Chimp. In short: You’re screwed. Community newspapers folded, and the market’s now filled with 20-year reporting veterans. Two options: Go to grad school (but study something useful, like Shakespeare), or go into PR. Actual advice: Take that job for $17,500 at a website. You’ll be in tight before all of us come knocking at the door. And we will.”

- Joe Curl, White House Correspondent, The Washington Times

“Be creative in attempting to get your foot in the door. If you can’t land a job, offer to work as an unpaid intern. During interviews, don’t cite your work on the college newspaper. Instead, stress that the job will become your life. If it doesn’t, you won’t survive in this business.”

- Bob Cusack, Managing Editor, The Hill

“Cliche? Yes. But it really is better to be a big fish in a small pond. What you do is far more important than where you do it. Gain some experience, enjoy some reporting outside your comfort zone and you’ll be grateful when you arrive at your final destination.”

- Jeff Zeleny, White House Correspondent, New York Times

Fact or Fiction: Roll Call Seeking “Softball” Reporter?

Fact! But RC Managing Editor David Meyers says that Cap Hill press offices shouldn’t break out the champagne just yet. The “help wanted” refers to the beat, not the reporter.

“It’s a part-time, limited engagement,” Meyers tells FishbowDC. “Softball is a major part of life on Capitol Hill during the summer. We’re expanding our coverage, created a sports section on RollCall.com and will be rolling out an interactive site dedicated to coverage of the Congressional, House and Senate softball leagues.”

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