Political editor David Scott wrote in a memo to staff, “For months during the last presidential campaign, Peoples was a fixture in the living rooms and coffee shops where the New Hampshire primary is won and lost…In recent months, even as he continued covering GOP contenders, Steve took it upon himself to keep the AP’s political reporting team organized and on point, leading story discussion meetings and organizing coverage of key moments of the off-campaign year. His assistance has been invaluable to me as I get up to speed in Washington.”
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FishbowlDC reached out to Issenberg who directed us to Bloomberg’s Vidhya Murugesan, which all but confirms his new gig. We’ve yet to receive a response from Murugesan.
In the final 72 hours before his debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where was Chuck Todd? Stoney’s!
In an interview with POLITICO’s Dylan Byers this week, Todd recalled NBC News president Deborah Turness - who just last month announced that he’d replace David Gregory as “MTP” moderator – requesting a staff working-dinner for Thursday.
Thursday being the start of the NFL season, Todd told Byers, “We found a sports bar that gave us a room with a TV…The rest of the staff can have a working dinner. I’m going to be watching football.”
Instagram via NBC News VP of communications Erika Masonhall:
POLITICO’s Dylan Byers reported Wednesday night that “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger would be promoted to Washington bureau chief and VP, and today, ABC News president James Goldston formally announced the news.
In a note to staff, Goldston said that after 21 years as the ABC News Washington bureau chief, Robin Sproul will transition to VP of public affairs for the network, and that Greenberger will replace her as the bureau lead. In addition, he’s also been named VP and will continue as George Stephanopoulos‘ Sunday morning show EP.
“The same qualities that have allowed Jonathan to succeed at “This Week” – his boundless enthusiasm, innovative spirit, and commitment to the news – will serve him well in the Washington bureau,” Goldston wrote to staff.
See Goldston’s note to staff after the jump. Read more
POLITICO: Dylan Byers reports that Thursday morning, ABC News president James Goldston will announce the promotion of ABC’s “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger to Washington bureau chief and VP.
Mediaite: George Clooney set to bring the News of the World phone hacking scandal to film.
Huff Post: USA Today cuts 60+ jobs.
POLITICO’s Dylan Byers reports that Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings has been named deputy managing editor. In this role she’ll manage communications between Washington and New York, where Bloomberg’s new daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - slated to launch in October – will be produced.
“The new role gives Cummings the lead Washington role in Bloomberg’s flagship politics site heading into the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election, though she will continue to report to the D.C. management,” wrote Byers of Cummings promotion from Bloomberg News deputy editor.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Cummings was with The Wall Street Journal and later an assistant managing editor at POLITICO.
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Following instances of plagiarism at BuzzFeed and The New York Times in recent weeks, PBS MediaShift executive editor Mark Glaser pulled together POLITICO’s Dylan Byers, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, Newsweek’s Alex Leo and Poynter’s Kelly McBride for “How Far Does Plagiarism Go in the Age of BuzzFeed?,” the latest installment of “Mediatwits.”
“I think that the problem with an organization like The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, while it’s a business model where the fun stuff pays for serious journalism to be done, is that you’ve blurred the lines completely between what are the serious practices and serious rules and something that we do on Tumblr for fun,” explains Leo.
Definitely worth a listen this weekend.
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Today is Dylan Byers last day as a POLITICO employee based in Washington before moving Westward to the city of bright lights. In April, we got our paws on an internal memo announcing Byers’ move to LA with his fiancé – the same email that announced senior POLITICO writer Todd Purdum and his wife Dee Dee Myers would also relocate to Los Angeles after Myers took a job leading communications at Warner Brothers.
Byers send out an email to POLITICO and Capital New York staff at 2:55am EDT today, letting them know that moving day was upon him and encouraged them to reach out for drinks the next time they’re in LA.
See his email, after the jump. Bon voyage, Byers! Read more
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:
NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Mitt Romney, more guests TBA
ABC’s “This Week“: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Col. Steve Ganyard, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), CNN’s Donna Brazile, Laura Ingraham, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, author Elizabeth Drew
Univision’s “Al Punto”: TBA
CNN’s “State of the Union“: Dana Bash and Gloria Borger co-host, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Fmr. Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD),
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