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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.29.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Fareed Zakaria Joins The Atlantic

TVSpy KDFW’s Melted Phone Story Goes Viral

FishbowlDC The Hill’s Bob Cusack Named Editor-in-Chief

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InsideFacebook Deadline for Closing of FB’s WhatsApp Acquisition Pushed Back By One Year

PRNewser Ogilvy Survey: Social and Earned Media are Inseparable

AgencySpy White Castle Serves Up an Agency Review for the First Time Since 2009

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Fareed Zakaria to Join Atlantic Media as Contributing Editor

fzakaria-1Atlantic Media today announced that Fareed Zakaria will join The Atlantic and Quartz as a contributing editor in September. In this role, he will write for The Atlantic and participate in AtlanticLIVE and Quartz events.

Zakaria is the host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” and an opinion writer for The Washington Post. His first Atlantic Media event will be Quartz’s The Next Billion: A Connected World November conference in New York.

Zakaria’s contributions will focus on worldwide current events. TheAtlantic.com’s ‘Global Channel’ and Quartz both have large digital audiences outside the US, 30 and 40 percent respectively.

Highlights from 7.27.14 Sunday Shows

Hillary Clinton on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” answering what Vladimir Putin is ‘like as a man’ : “Well, he’s very tough. He’s a very arrogant person to deal with, which I think is a combination of this vision of Russia and some fundamental insecurity because when you are dealing with him, he often acts as though he couldn’t care less, he’s not interested, even talking with him about getting Russia into the World Trade Organization which is something the Obama administration was determined to do because we want to have a rules based order in so far as possible.”

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on President Putin on CBS’s “Face the Nation” : “I think that Putin is living in his own world.  He has made up an awful lot of lies in terms of who is responsible for the fact that the Soviet Union disintegrated. He actually called that the greatest disaster of the 2oth century. Hard to believe, when there were two world wars that killed millions of people; among them, Russians. So that’s the first lie. And then he has, in fact, propagandized all that to his own country, and then into central and Eastern Europe. I think what he wants to do is to reestablish himself as the identification of Russian nationalism. And then also to do everything he can to kind of reestablish something akin to the Soviet Union, obviously not that, but a grouping of countries around Russia that are completely subservient to him and to Moscow. And until he can get that, he’s going to work to destabilize Eastern Europe.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on NBC’s “Meet the Press” : If you had 2,500 rockets falling on your cities, if you had terror tunnels dug underneath your border to reach your kindergarten, if you had attacks by land, by sea, and by air, of course  take action. You take action, you take military action aplenty. I have no doubt that you would. So does Israel.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.27.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 20 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hillary Clinton on ”Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and CFR president Richard Haass on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

Come On, Get Happy With Time’s New Issue

Are we happy? Not really, according to this week’s Time Magazine cover story—”The Pursuit of Happiness”—by Jeffrey Kluger and Jon Meacham.

They cover what’s uniquely American about the pursuit of happiness (mostly, that we’re free to try and actually pursue being happy) and explain just how stupid we are for usually looking for it in the wrong places. But, there’s a catch. Even when we do look in the right places, it’s harder than ever to achieve happiness, they say, because the world has become just too fast-paced and frenetic.

That last point is debatable, but the story is worth a look for anyone who could use a little more joy in their life. And that’s all of us.

Time also did a poll, asking just how happy we are. Some highlights:

  • Since 2004, the percentage of Americans who identify themselves a optimists has dropped from 79 percent to 50 percent
  • 60 percent said that they do not feel better about themselves after spending time on social media
  • 76 percent believe other people make themselves look happier than they actually are on their Facebook page
Also in this issue, Jon Meacham explains what the founders really meant when they put “pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, and Katie Steinmetz breaks down what science says helps us or hurts us in that pursuit in a clever infographic by Heather Jones.
The issue is available online now and hits newsstands Friday.

Some other stories that caught our eye…

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Reporters Balance Contributor Status

Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call‘s “Heard on the Hill.” Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs?

Nope. Just working her ass off.

“You know how journalism is today,” she told FishbowlDC when we asked what was going on. “Its all a bit of a hustle, get the stories reported, written and published.”

More and more often reporters are working full-time one place and serving as contributors elsewhere (as I do here at FBDC while working at The Blaze). In many cases, they juggle between publications or they contract with a cable news outlet to serve as on-air commentators.

“It is definitely a challenge to write everyday for my job, freelance and do my own stuff,” Semnani said, “but I feel like I’m still making my bones in this business and this is all trial by fire. If this schedule is what it takes to do it, then that’s just the way it is right now.” Read more

Ask Piranhamous Anything

Today we have another installment of: “Ask Piranhamous Anything.” And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn’t an advice column — Piranhamous doesn’t know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do — and worse, he doesn’t care. Try to keep your questions short — we want to keep this fun, simple, funny and insightful.

With Paul Ryan now on the ticket, will the Romney campaign will stop being tightwads about giving press access?

Probably, but they shouldn’t. The media really is just awful. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell has been try hyperventilating about the Ryan pick, how bad he is for women. She’s one step away from re-cutting that Ryan pushes seniors in wheelchairs over a cliff. If I were them, I wouldn’t engage that media, I’d mock them. You can’t have an honest conversation with people who are fundamentally dishonest. They need to do what Reagan did and talk over and around the media to the people. Considering the media is less trusted than Bill Clinton at an intern sleep-over, there’s no downside.

If you had to be trapped on a deserted island with minimal food and water and they gave you two choices for companions, who would you pick and why? Your choices are: Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham.

Easy – Ann Coulter. While they’re portrayed as Ann being the mean one and Laura being the nice one, the opposite is the truth in real life. Ann couldn’t be nicer and will take the time to talk to anyone. Laura will grunt at you and growl like you have no business being in her line of site. Unless, of course, she thinks you are important, then she’s flowers and puppies. There’s a reason she can’t keep staff, why openings for producers on her show stay open for months when people clamor for radio jobs everywhere else on the planet, and that she doesn’t have her own show anymore. Being mean to staff is a bad idea considering they’re the ones responsible for making you look good and have the ears of people who make hiring decisions. So Ann, hands down, easy, no contest whatsoever!

What do you think of the whole Fareed Zakaria plagiarism mess? Is it as big a deal as his employers are making it?

No, it’s bigger. The guy is held up as an intellectual, yet he can’t put quotes around a paragraph and give credit where it’s due? He wanted people to think he’d read the book in the lines he lifted, but he didn’t. He wanted people to think he was informed, when he wasn’t. It’s not only unethical, it’s lazy. Fareed isn’t an intellectual, he’s a lazy hack. One month off, probably paid, isn’t nearly enough for committing what used to be considered one of the worst offenses a journalist could commit. Then again, journalism is so far from what it claims to be, what it used to pretend to be. He’ll be back and everyone will pretend it didn’t happen. Just see his fellow plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Root’s Top Byrd

Say hello to The Root‘s Publisher Donna Byrd. Prior to her present post, Byrd was CEO of Black America Web, where she worked with national radio personality Tom Joyner to launch three African-American news and lifestyle websites. Byrd has sold toilet paper for Procter & Gamble; she’s quick on her feet — she once sang a jingle during a Coca-Cola presentation when technology broke down. “I remember being bright red,” she told FBDC in a phone interview, explaining that she cannot carry a tune. “I remember my face burning the entire time.” Schooling: Byrd has a B.A. in American Government from UVA and an MBA from Duke Business School.  Byrd was a military brat — she graduated from high school in Germany and has lived up and down the East Coast, North Carolina and five different places in Virginia growing up. She has traveled to 41 countries. Capetown, South Africa is the favorite. By the way, cabbies, if you want a tip don’t chatter away on your cell phone and put Byrd’s safety in jeopardy. It tends to get under her skin. Enjoy!

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? IZZE pomegranate flavor.

How often do you Google yourself? Rarely.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? Who wrote this?

Do you have a favorite word? Wow.

Who would you rather have dinner with –  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews or FNC’s Chris Wallace? Chris Matthews. It seems like he has evolved as a journalist and reporter over the years. I’d be interested in hearing his perspective on a lot of issues, particularly social issues. 

Who is your favorite working journalist? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. I don’t always agree with him, but I always think his opinions are thoughtful, smart and provocative.

You are ordered to go on a road trip to an undisclosed location. You can go with White House Spokesman Jay Carney or Bo, the President’s Portuguese Water Dog. No ones feelings will be hurt. Who do you take? Jay Carney, unless the location is in a deserted area with water, in which case I’d roll with Bo.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Old phone.

It’s 3 a.m. and you get up to use the bathroom or get a drink of water. Do you check your BlackBerry? Yep.

What swear word do you use most often? The one when you string them all together.

If you weren’t a journalist what would you be? If I weren’t a publisher, I’d travel the world as a relief worker.

You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.) Shannon Reeves, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Cynthia Gordy and I’d add a wildcard guest, Dave Chappelle.

When you pig out what do you eat? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

When did you last cry and why? Four weeks ago when my dad passed away.

What TV show is your guilty pleasure? HBO’s “True Blood.”

What is the best vacation you’ve ever taken? A land and water safari in South Africa.

What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. My cotton UVA sweatshirt. I think I bought it for $40 in college.

Pick one: Will Ferrell’s Bush impersonation or Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin? Tina Fey, hands down.

Find out what Byrd hates after the jump…

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TNR’s List Happy Phase

TNR is, at the moment, a list factory.

This week they are releasing 10 lists in total that will appear in the Nov. 3rd issue. They are releasing them online daily, in some cases just portions as some are locked behind a paywall.

First up: Most Powerful, Least FamousPolitico Publisher Robert Allbritton is number one. They mostly praise him but not entirely: “Though his efforts to monopolize Washington journalism haven’t been entirely successful (TBD, his hyper-local news site, laid off half its editorial staff after just six months), Allbritton has reshaped the way we follow politics.”

Next: D.C.’s Over-Rated Thinkers. Not all are Washington-based, but who wants to get all technical about it? Some include GOP Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich and MSNBC’s New York City-based Rachel Maddow, New York Mag’s Frank Rich, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, who resides in Manhattan. Read the list here.

They don’t skimp on scathing write-ups. On Gingrich: “In Time magazine, Mark Halperin extolled his ‘blistering brainpower.’ It’s certainly not evident to us. Gingrich has one of the loosest, least rigorous, most pretentious minds in politics. He loves ideas, he’s just no good at them; and the idea of ideas is not enough to make a man a serious intellectual.” And Maddow: “Maddow is a textbook example of the intellectual limitations of a perfectly settled perspective. She knows the answers even before she has the questions.” Read the list here.

And this: Our Favorite People. This list includes people such as PBS’s Gwen Ifill for her “calm, dispassionate” style and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) for not suffering fools gladly. We’re not sure how seriously this one can be taken — William Shakespeare makes this list. But it’s in interesting pick. They write, “Is there any more perfect counterpoint to the ubiquitous blather of the city?” Read the list here.

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TIME Toasts the 100 Most Influential…

Credit: PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com

TIME magazine hosted in New York last night the TIME 100 Gala to honor their annual  list of  the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”  This year’s list included domestic political figures such as Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Cory Booker, Gabrielle Giffords, General David Petraeus, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden, John Boehner, Margaret Woodward, Michele Bachman, and Paul Ryan.  While the full list wasn’t in attendance last night, TIME managed to pull a huge number of notable names who helped create some very memorable moments.

One such moment was came when Governor Chris Christie who gave the first toast of the night to John F. Kennedy saying, “And so tonight, the person I’d like us to toast first, who has influenced my public life from the first time my grandmother took me to the museum of broadcasting in New York and showed me the inaugural address … John Fitzgerald Kennedy, I’d like us to raise our glasses, fifty years after his election and inauguration as the 35th president of the United States, and an inspiration to this Jersey Boy to think that politics in life not only was possible, but could be meaningful and change the world. To President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.”

The unlikely duo of Michele Bachmann and Chris Matthews (pictured) were spotted chatting and posing for pictures while a slew of political and media figures mixed and mingled at Lincoln Center.  Attendees included Richard Stengel, Fareed Zakaria, Joe Klein, Mark Halperin, Gayle King, Anna Kendrick, Mayor Cory Booker, Christiane Amanpour, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Meghan McCain, Harvey Weinstein, Ann Coulter, and Brian Williams among others.

Check out the full list of the 2011 TIME 100 here: http://ti.me/fnMSkT and more photos from the event here: http://ti.me/eNyRRX

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