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Google Leadership Explain ‘How Google Works’ on ‘TODAY’ Show

coverWant to work at Google? Who. Doesn’t.

And for those that do, in Washington and beyond, executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, advisor to Google CEO Larry Page, were on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning to discuss how to get hired by the internet conglomerate and their new book How Google Works.

On who the company seeks to hire, Schmidt explained, “I think you want to be a smart creative. Somebody who has some kind of technical knowledge or passion or something. Somebody who has some kind of business interest. But they have to be curious. They can’t be boring.”

So invest in your career while taking a break from your current, and watch the “TODAY” show hit, after the jump. Read more

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AJAM: Emails Show Google Execs Cozy With NSA Prior To Snowden Leaks

Al Jazeera America reporter Jason Leopold says that he has obtained emails that show that Google execs Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt had a closer relationship with National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander than previously disclosed. Tech companies have worked hard to distance themselves from the NSA ever since leaked documents provided by Edward Snowden were published showing the extent of the agency’s spying on Americans.

Many, including Google, have said they only ever provided information to the government when compelled to do so by law. However, Leopold says the emails -obtained via a FOIA request -reveal that Schmidt and Brin were working closely with Alexander long before the Snowden leaks:

Alexander, Schmidt and other industry executives met earlier in the month, according to the email. But Alexander wanted another meeting with Schmidt and “a small group of CEOs” later that summer because the government needed Silicon Valley’s help.

“About six months ago, we began focusing on the security of mobility devices,” Alexander wrote. “A group (primarily Google, Apple and Microsoft) recently came to agreement on a set of core security principles. When we reach this point in our projects we schedule a classified briefing for the CEOs of key companies to provide them a brief on the specific threats we believe can be mitigated and to seek their commitment for their organization to move ahead … Google’s participation in refinement, engineering and deployment of the solutions will be essential.”

Read the whole article here.

Sunday Show Listings

NBC’s Meet the Press: Pastor Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life” and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), former House Republican Leader Dick Armey, former NY023 Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava and Republican strategist Ed Gillespie

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will and Cokie Roberts, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, political strategist Matthew Dowd and former Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman and author Dan Senor

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), former DNC Chairman and former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and roundtable with the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, Fortune‘s Nina Easton, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, NY Post‘s Kirsten Powers

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Sen. Jack Reed (D- RI), Overstock.com Chairman & CEO Patrick Byrne, Rep. David Obey (D-WI), Tony Blair and CNN’s Donna Brazile and Ed Rollins

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Bill Press, National Review‘s Jim Geraghty, FT‘s Chrystia Freeland and CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Newsweek‘s Maziar Bahari, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, WaPo‘s Anne Kornblut and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WSJ‘s David Wessel, AP’s Charles Babington and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: “Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America” author Kati Marton and Robert Merry, as well as Bloomberg’s Han Nichols, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous and Dr. Ronald Walters and a roundtable with American Urban Radio’s April Ryan, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Stephen A. Smith, Sirius XM Radio’s Joe Madison, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: retired Pakistani lieutenant general Talat Masood, former assistant General Counsel for the CIA U.S. Naval Academy instructor Vicki Divoll, CNN’s Peter Bergen, Human Rights Watch director Jose Miguel Vivanco, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Karl de Gaucht and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), New America Foundation’s Lawrence Wilkerson

Allbritton and VandeHarris Make VF’s “New Establishment 2009″ List

Politico‘s Robert Allbritton, John Harris, and Jim VandeHei join the ranks of Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett and Eric Schmidt (though we question his #5 ranking we suffered through Gmail glitches for hours yesterday) for the first time this year on Vanity Fair‘s annual top 100 Information Age powers list.

By our count, Allbritton and VandeHarris (sharing #84) are the only true DC’ers to make the list- other media types include faux-newsman Jon Stewart (48), PBS’ Charlie Rose (60), CBS’ Leslie Moonves (58), NBC Universal’s Jeff Zucker (61), CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett (sharing 69), NYT‘s Bill Keller (75), Fox News’ Glenn Beck (81), NYT‘s Frank Rich (83), TMZ’s Harvey Levin (85), HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington (88) and NYT‘s Paul Krugman (93).

Morning Reading List 04.08.09

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Its day 79 covering the Obama administration and week ten for us. Happy Birthday to NBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd!

Couldn’t resist this copy and paste from Playbook: Spotted at an Istanbul dance club on “80s dance night”: Ann Compton, Major Garrett, Ed Henry, Catherine Loper, Jen Psaki, Stephanie Z. Smith, Jake Tapper and Chuck Todd. Possibly a bday party?

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | FBDC’S PICK | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

WaPo sports reporter Tony Kornheiser is leaving the paper next month. He took a buyout last year but accepted a one-year contract, doing mostly online content with Mike Wilbon.

Reuters’ Tom Glocer (via NY Observer): “Why does The New York Times need to have 600-700 journalists? Why not 30 journalists with 30 apprentices? Does The New York Times do a good job covering sports? So-so. Do they do a good job covering business? No. How about The New York Times on Israel, FT on Germany and France, which is really good, ESPN on sports and other smaller things coming together on a style sheet every morning?”

In a speech, Google’s Eric Schmidt insisted Google is a friend to newspapers and encouraged newspaper publishers to create more personalized news products that could be delivered effectively on the Web, cellphones, and other devices.

Boston Globe publisher Steve Ainsley addressed the paper’s dire financial situation for the first time to the staff Monday evening. Politico has that memo.

FishbowlNY: In January, the Minneapolis Star Tribune filed for bankruptcy, putting its future in jeopardy. Employees of the paper are fighting back, launching a Web site asking readers to help save the paper.

TV

Could it be that, when it comes to political talk shows, the new slogan will be, “If it’s Sunday, it’s Univision“? In the eyes of the Spanish-language network, it’s a sure thing. “I have no doubt that eventually we will be beating” all other Sunday talk shows, Univision’s Jorge Ramos tells Politico. “It’s just a matter of time.” Look out David Gregory.

BBC America has axed its three-hour morning international news block due to low ratings. The changes to the schedule kicked in Monday without prior announcement from the BBC. The twice nightly BBC World News America, presented by Matt Frei and anchored from DC is popular with audience and will continue to air at 7 and 10pm.

MSNBC’s The Ed Show- TVNewser has the reviews.

RADIO

“The Joe Scarborough Show” debuts this week on 630 WMAL in D.C. The radio show, hosted by Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski from 10-11:45amET, is up 89% from January to February ’09 in NY in the A25-54 demo, topping WOR at 10amET and lead-in “Imus in the Morning” for the month. Though, Glenn Beck‘s WOR hour from 10-11amET beat Scarborough in the demo.

ONLINE

Go digital or go home?

And on that note, a how-to be a digital correspondent, a la NBC’s Maria Schiavocampo.

NEWS NOTES

From CJR, a look at how long the media coverage at Dover will last.

FBDC’S PICK

Laura Bush’s former chief of staff Anita McBride on the Daily Beast: Enough With the Clothes Already! “There’s a lot more to a first lady”s overseas travel than the wardrobe.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko

JOBS after the jump…

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Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner

Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF.

The dinner was emceed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Kathleen (away on a skiing trip), his “ambassador to the human race.” He also thanked Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris and Rahm Emanuel for producing numbers for Hardball and MSNBC. (A dinner guest points out to us that Matthews was still wearing his Hardball makeup.)

CNN’s Jack Womack presented the first award of the evening to colleague Susan Grant, the First Amendment Service Award. Grant joked she was sure “the board had run out of deserving journalists.”

ABC’s Charlie Gibson and Sam Donaldson brought a comedy act to present the Leonard Zeidenberg Award to Cokie Roberts. Some of their back-and-forth… Charlie: “Get your hands off me… I’m somewhat perturbed I have to share the podium with Sam.” Sam: “Women like older men- that’s me,” and Charlie: “Much older.”

Donaldson introduced a story about Roberts saying, “you can check this story, though I wouldn’t, it’s a good story,” to which Gibson replied, “like most of Sam’s stories.” Donaldson went on to tell about the time on the This Week with David Brinkey that John Tower asked what a womanizer was and Cokie looked at him and said, “I think most women know it when they see it, Senator.”

At her last dinner, RTNDF President Barbara Cochran honored the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with a special award, which was accepted by Alberto Ibarguen. To much applause, Cochran called prompt freeing of detained journalist Roxana Saberi in Iran.

And the last award of the evening was presented to Google’s Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt by PBS’s Judy Woodruff, as the whole room pondered, what would we do without Google?

In attendance: Dana Perino, CNN’s newly acquired State of the Union EP Michelle Jaconi, sitting next to Gloria Borger, who received a warm hello from Linda Douglass, Rome Hartman deep in conversation with Sam Donaldson at the cocktail hour, Mike Allen blackberrying away outside the Ritz, Lara Logan back from maternity leave, Google’s Bob Boorstin, Mark Whitaker with new deputy bureau chief Antoine Sanfuentes, David Bass, Emily Heil, Karen Travers and so on.

Morning Reading List, 01.29.09

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Good morning Washington.

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), former MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Wal-Mart Pres./CEO Lee Scott, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and a roundtable with Chicago Sun-Times’ Mary Mitchell and NBC political director Chuck Todd.

  • Face The Nation: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Georgetown University’s Michael Eric Dyson.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and a panel with Brit Hume, Washington Managing Editor of Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. The “Power Player” is Worcester Wreath pres. Morrill Worcester.

  • This Week: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a roundtable with PBS’ Gwen Ifill, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Late Edition: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), former Clinton economic adviser Gene Sperling, Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist James Carville, former White House adviser David Gergen, CNN’s Dana Bash, CNN’s Bill Schneider and CNN’s John King.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld: The Post’s Chicago bureau chief Peter Slevin, Post’s Kari Lydersen, Jeff Smith and Jerry Markon and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

  • Chris Matthews Show: Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly.

  • After Party: New Republic’s Peter Beinart, Townhall.com’s Amanda Carpenter, Chadderdon Group’s Liz Chadderdon, Washington Times’ Brian DeBose, Feehery Group president John Feehery and Nation’s Christopher Hayes.

  • Reliable Sources: Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet, Chicago Tribune’s John McCormick, Hollywood Reporter’s Ray Richmond, wax-word.net’s Sharon Waxman and filmmaker Rod Lurie.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • GPS: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Comcast Kickoff: Molly Henneberg, the FNC correspondent and lifelong Red Skins fan, will be a guest on the Comcast Kickoff show this Sunday before the Red Skins game. The show airs from 11AM to 1PM ET.

  • Morning Reading List, 12.02.08

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    Morning Reading List, 10.21.08

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