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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 and will be rolling out an interactive site dedicated to coverage of the Congressional, House and Senate softball leagues.”

Founder of Roll Call, Now Hall of Famer

The Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association has announced its 2009 Hall of Fame inductees, who include the founder of Roll Call, Sid Yudain.

From the release:

Sid Yudain loved to start newspapers. It began when he and his brother produced competing newspapers at home and continued in elementary school, in junior high, at the radio station where he worked, in his Army unit and even the hospital where he was a patient.

In 1955, while working as a congressional staffer, he started Roll Call with a budget of $90. His goal was to produce a newspaper for the Capitol Hill community, and he was the editor, publisher and usually the sole reporter. Because he could not afford reporters, he printed articles submitted by members of Congress and others. Soon, the paper became a must read for non-legislative news about life on the Hill. He ran Roll Call until he sold it in 1986.

“We’ve come a long way from the one-man shop that opened in 1955, but Sid Yudain’s legacy remains a driving force behind everything we do,” wrote David Meyers, managing editor of Roll Call, in his nomination.

The Hall of Fame induction will Thursday, April 23rd at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Other honorees include Bill Burton, long-time outdoors editor of the Baltimore Evening Sun and now of the Bay Weekly; Jim Flood Sr., the founder of the Dover Post and Dan Tabler, editor and columnist for the Queen Anne’s Record Observer.

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Roll Call’s Mitchell Announcement

From the release:

    Roll Call, the award-winning Congressional newspaper, today announced that Deputy Editor Charlie Mitchell will become the editor next month when Tim Curran leaves Roll Call for the Washington Post.

    Mitchell will lead a strong staff of experienced editors and reporters, including Managing Editor David Meyers and Ben Pershing, who is being elevated to the role vacated by Mitchell. In his new role, Pershing will take on the responsibility for managing the day-to-day coverage of Capitol Hill, while Meyers will expand his role to work with Roll Call Group’s

    “These moves position Roll Call to continue to provide market-leading
    coverage of Congress,” said Laurie Battaglia, publisher of Roll Call. “I could not be more pleased with the depth and strength of our entire editorial team.”

    Mitchell, an 18-year veteran of Congressional reporting, joined Roll Call as deputy editor in December 2006. He previously served nine years at National Journal’s CongressDaily, including six years as a senior editor and three years as managing editor. He has written extensively on Congressional leadership battles, political campaigns, lobbying and ethics, and campaign finance. He co-authored National Journal’s “Week on the Hill” feature, has written about campaign finance reform and other issues for the magazine and founded and co-authored CongressDaily’s “Outside Influences” lobbying column. Prior to joining National Journal Group, he spent eight years as a
    reporter, editor and publisher for Inside Washington Publishers.

    Pershing joined Roll Call in December 1997 and currently serves as senior editor, with responsibility for managing coverage of the House. Meyers joined Roll Call in August 1996 and has served as managing editor since January 2003.