TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Jay Carney’

President Obama at the Podium

ObamaIn a recent POLITICO piece, Edward-Isacc Dovere and Carrie Budoff Brown highlight Obama’s recent habit of addressing press and answering questions from behind the podium:

“This never used to happen in the Obama White House, a place so obsessed with message control that the president could go months without talking with the press corps. However, in the past seven weeks, Obama has taken questions an average of once a week.”

The change in protocol comes around the same time that White House press secretary Josh Earnest took over for Jay Carney after his June 20 departure.

“The shifting media strategy is part of a new White House effort to jolt its communications operation, especially as Obama fights weak poll numbers and wages an intense campaign to keep the Senate in Democratic control this November.”

For the full story, click on over to POLITICO.

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Starting September 8, get hands-on content marketing training in Content Marketing 101! Through a series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you the best practices for creating, distributing and measuring the results of your brand's content, including how to develop a content marketing plan, become a content marketing and more. Register now! 

Jay Carney Hits Up ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’

Last night on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” former White House press secretary Jay Carney joined as a guest while the show’s host read off several of Carney’s past responses to members of the WH Press Corps.

Referring to times he used, “No comment,” Carney told Letterman, “I tried to make it a complete sentence.” “The Late Show” host continued with several other non-answers the former Press Secretary occasionally provided and then delved into the freedom of the press.

“Well we do have freedom of the press, and reporters absolutely should come after to public officials and demand answers,” said Carney. “But there is, rightfully, a protected area of classified information, where if some public official decided to divulge that to a reporter, he or she is breaking the law.”

WATCH:

ICYMI – Jay Carney Job Opps, Jill Abramson to Cosmo, Marijuana Laws in DC

POLITICO: Jay Carney up for Uber, Apple PR posts

Cosmopolitan: Jill Abramson: “I’m Not Ashamed of Getting Fired”

WaPo: Today, having pot in D.C. could mean jail. At midnight it becomes a $25 fine

HuffPost: Bowe Bergdahl Refuses To Speak To His Parents: Report

NYTimes Magazine’s Jim Rutenberg Offers Q&A with Former WH Press Sec Jay Carney

carneyIn this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, Jim Rutenberg offers a Q&A with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. The conversation teeters on funny at times, when Rutenberg asks which cable network Carney will join as a pundit and comments that the he looks 20 years younger than his former boss.

The July 6 magazine cover story – Can the G.O.P. Be a Party of Ideas? - by Sam Tanenhaus explores reform in the Republican party and the faces behind it.

Obviously, the magazine hits newsstands Sunday, but an excerpt of the Q&A between Carney and Rutenberg can be found here.

Jay Carney Joins ‘The Colbert Report’ Before Stepping Down as WH Press Secretary

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.59.18Today marks Jay Carney‘s final day as White House Press Secretary, and to commemorate the occasion, Carney was a guest on last night’s “The Colbert Report.”

Stephen Colbert began the interview imitating a member of the White House Press Corps asking a question of the Press Secretary following a White House press briefing.

Carney referred to himself as a “glutton for punishment” and the Press Secretary role as “such a high burn-out job” after recalling an email he received noting he was the longest serving Press Secretary since the mid-90s.

Colbert asked Carney when he and ABC’s Jonathan Karl were “just gonna get a room,” which was met with laughs. And before closing out, noted that the next Press Secretary, Josh Earnest‘s name, “literally means ‘just kidding, but seriously’.”

Click through to the Colbert Report and see Carney’s sit down with the comedian.

 

Jay Carney Rocks Out for Final White House Press Briefing

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 14.40.42Today marks the final day of Jay Carney‘s tenure as White House Press Secretary. And just prior to his final White House press briefing, Carney took to the podium as Guided by Voices’ “Motor Away” played.

“I have loved every minute of every day, even the many minutes of many days I spent in this room,” Carney said before concluding. “As I think most of you now understand and believe, it’s always a pleasure no matter how hard it can get in here, no matter how hot it can be and contentious it sometimes is.

Carney, 49, announced his intentions to step down in late May, the same day that President Obama accepted the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Replacing him is the now former Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

The former Washington bureau chief of TIME magazine has yet to announce his plans are post-White House. Assume finding a job won’t be too hard.

For Carney’s final briefing, click through to C-SPAN.

The Top Ten Comedic Fails at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 10.26.12Last night at the newly opened Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association hosted its annual Congressional correspondents’ dinner, where recipients of several awards were recognized for excellence in areas of television and radio reporting.

The evening’s comedic guest was Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation.” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough also offered remarks.

But as usual, out of town comedians in Washington and non-professional comedians don’t always come up with the funniest of lines. Below are the top ten comedic fails of the night from Offerman and McDonough’s time at the podium.

10 – Nick Offerman: “The eighth amendment protects us from cruel and unusual punishment. Which apparently does not include strapping a citizen to a table and murdering them. I guess that’s some sort of judgement call.”

9 – Nick Offerman: ”Some people assume that because I’m an actor, I’m a Democrat. And other people assume that because I like to hunt and build things, I’m a Republican. I am neither. I’m a proud bull moose.” Read more

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Set to Resign

US-POLITICS-CARNEYEven more news than usual out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this week. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney plans to resign from his role in the administration in mid-June 2014.

President Obama named Josh Earnest - Carney’s deputy – as his replacement.

“It’s been an amazing experience,” said Carney after the president’s announcement of his stepping down. “Just so fulfilling.”

On what’s next, he added, “I haven’t made any decisions yet…I’m excited by some of the possibilities.”

Prior to Carney, Robert Gibbs served as Obama’s first presidential press secretary.

Jay Carney Calls Bluff on Barbara Walters Retirement

Screen Shot 2014-05-15 at 11.23.48During yesterday’s White House press briefing, Spokesman Jay Carney calls out Barbara Walters on her retirement, saying that he doesn’t believe it will actually happen. Walters, who started her career in news in the 1960s, is set to retire from ABC’s “The View” this week.

Check out Carney’s comments, including well wishes from the Obamas, via TVNewser.

Jay Carney Toasts Brendan Buck’s Move from Boehner’s Office to AHIP

brendan-buckIn celebration of his move as press secretary for Speaker Boehner to America’s Health Insurance Plans, Brendan Buck joined with friends Monday evening to toast to his new gig. We hear White House press secretary Jay Carney even stopped by, which is pretty funny given their past Twitter feuds.

The night was hosted by Michael Steel – also of Boehner’s staff. In attendance: Washington Examiner’s Rebecca Berg, POLITICO’s Mike Allen and Christine Delargy, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Jeff Zeleny, RNC’s Sean SpicerKevin Smith, Doug Heye, Rory Cooper, CBR’s Brent Swander, Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox, BuzzFeed’s John Stanton, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Erin McPike, Kevin Sheridan, WaPo’s Paul Kane, Roll Call’s Tom Williams, Crossfire’s David Chalian, NBC News’ Frank Thorp and Shawna Thomas, CBS’s Walt Cronkite, Sue Davis, Scott Mulhauser, Kirsten Kukowski, Brad Dayspring, Laena Fallon, Juleanna Glover, and Becca Glover.

NEXT PAGE >>