We reported in December that Jessica Taylor was leave NBC to be The Hill‘s campaign editor. She started work January 2nd, and today she launches a new, weekly column. Every Thursday, Taylor will give her take on the latest campaign news. Check out her first column, Seeking a say from beyond the grave, in which she discusses the voting habits of ghosts. We think.
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Hugo Gurdon, EIC of The Hill, announced today the addition of two new editors to the rag’s roster. Most notable, Jessica Taylor of NBC News/MSNBC will join The Hill as campaign editor on January 2nd. In an internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC, Gurdon praised Taylor’s experience noting that she’s worked for CBS News, the Rothenberg Political Report, National Journal, Politico, and the Almanac of American Politics. In her new role, Jessica will be charged with “overseeing and elevating [The Hill's] campaign coverage in print and online.”
In addition, Tristan Lejeune will join the pub next Monday as an assistant editor on the news desk. Tristan has served as an editor at Source Media, The Daily Progress and the Lynchberg News & Advance.
NO DIGGING FOR GOLD: “My friend Angela spotted me on the CNN feed in her newsroom in Rochester! Glad I wasn’t picking my nose! ” — ABC12′s Ted Fioraliso.
This Town fallout?
“That hardhitting report based on my eavesdropping on a staff conversation. #partylikeajournalist” — Dylan Scott, staff writer for GOVERNING.
And our Anonymous Ranter has more to say: “This Town”: Unlike most Wash gossip that aspires to wisdom and world-weariness, this one pulls it off with good writing. But I confirm my view that there is no news in the book, by which I mean something that constitutes scandalous behavior, which confirms the penumbra of suspicion of corruption that the book has cast. Andrea Mitchell went to parties but apparently never had a conflict of interest. People worship and fear the Clintons. Most public figures are egotistical. Some of the small details are nice and underplayed (e.g. Duberstein tried to run McCain’s transition planning then endorsed Obama) but nothing really newsy and Nothing but nothing that seems surprising.
Important Q to Ponder: “If a magazine can’t risk being irresponsible, what’s the point?” – Reuters‘ media writer Jack Shafer.
Advice to Eliot Spitzer: Stay away from CNN’s “The Lead”
“Watched @jaketapper interview Spitzer. Ouch! Why Spitzer doing ntl tv, beats me. Advice: if caught screwing around, don’t do Jakes’s show.” — CNN Contributor Ana Navarro. Spitzer appeared on the show Thursday.
“7 am when I haven’t had coffee yet wasn’t the time to be confronted by yet another gmail redesign” — Jessica Taylor, digital reporter for MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” and NBC Politics.
Sometimes it pays to find out what your coworkers will wear to work
“Clash of the anchor patterns on #TODAY Stripes? Check. Checks? Check. Plaid? Check. More plaid. Check and check.” — NBC TODAY Show co-host Savannah Guthrie.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between NBC Politics’ Mike O’Brien and BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro.
O’BRIEN: You’re missing my point. I’m not talking about today’s filing, which is basically the last five notes of a 3-hour symphony.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: I don’t think I’m missing your point. I think you’re missing my point, which is better than your point, haha.
Quotes of the Day
Blogger laments overusing F-bomb (well, sort of)
“I really have an unhealthy usage of the F word. I should put a cap on it such as 48/day. Yep, that should do it.” — Javonni Brustow, editor of TheDCPundit.com and PopGlitz.com.
TV and the Mark Sanford affair
“TV today seems to be arguing today that Sanford’s affair was somehow ‘better’ than other sex scandals since he fell in love/engaged now #SC1.” – Jessica Taylor, senior analyst and reporter at Rothenberg Political Report. Photo credit: this picture appeared in The Daily Caller.
Journo promotes his story for Autism Awareness Day
“For #Autism Awareness day, here is a story I did last year about my son, two presidents, love, guilt and parenthood.” — NJ‘s Ron Fournier on the story that he couldn’t have self-promoted any more unless he a) formally renamed himself Howard Kurtz and b) implanted Howard Kurtz‘s brain cavity inside his own. Oh and in case you somehow missed this one — and the nerve of you if you did — read here.
Sen. Manchin isn’t heartless about dead reality star
Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a. The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz) proves that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) isn’t a total heartless prick this week. She sent the senator a question regarding the death of a MTV “Buckwild” reality show Manchin had denounced as trash. See what the senator had to say here.
Ezzy under “social pressure” to follow certain peeps on Twitter
“It’s kind of not great in D.C. I’ve tried to unfollow people before and they’ve gotten very mad at me.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. “So it’s actually not worth unfollowing people to me, it creates a sort of social anger.” Please Ezra, let us back in to your feed! Slate‘s Dave Weigel, who has grown rather cranky as of late, we can do without. But you? We just know we’re missing out. Watch the rest of Klein and Brad Plumer‘s thoughts on Twitter usage here. Plumer’s insightful thought: He’s not sure Ezzy knows just what he wants from Twitter.
TV journo admits her desk is a mess
“OK, now I’m really admitting it: My desk is littered with old scripts, water bottles and coffee cups. Time to do something about it.” — CNN’s Erin McPike. Here’s to hoping the network newbie doesn’t wind up on a future episode of TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive.”
Roll Call‘s Jonathan Strong has a freelance story on Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) in The Weekly Standard this week. Is it a one-time thing or what’s happening? Read here. Update: The piece was just freelance. Like many pubs, Strong had pre-approval from his bosses.
Anonymous ranter has thoughts on ABC and Jake Tapper… Read more
Quotes of the Day
A cautious journo packs her bags: “So tonight I’m packing for a wedding, two conventions and now a hurricane. That should be fun. See you in Tampa (maybe?)” – Rothenberg Political Report’s Jessica Taylor, who is ready to face the possible wrath of Hurricane Isaac.
Talk to your food: “Just bought a rabbit. For eating, not cuddling. I’m gonna talk like Elmer Fudd when I cook it.” – D.C. area photographer Melissa Golden.
The King of D.C. Potty Humor: ”It’s unrealistic to expect someone to read a review of “Dido & Aeneas” and not think “Dildo & Anuses.” No shame in it.” - WaPo’s resident poop pundit, Gene Weingarten
Scott Bland will take over as the new editor of NJ‘s “House Race Hotline,” replacing Jessica Taylor when she moves to the Rothenburg Political Report. “House Race Hotline” is a subsidiary of National Journal Hotline.
Bland, who’s probably not as bland as his surname, joined NJ in September 2010 as a research assistant, doing data-driven electoral and demographic reporting with NJ editorial director Ronald Brownstein.
From Brownstein: “In his role, Scott became the critical figure for the entire newsroom in the development of what we call our ‘quantitative’ approach to politics. His creative and assured use of electronic data has allowed us to break ground on many fronts – in particular in developing rigorous and insightful ways of analyzing the patterns of Congressional votes.
Bland’s work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, TheAtlantic.com, and several Scripps Howard newspapers. Scott graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a B.A. in history. He is a native of Ithaca, NY.
Quotes of the Day
We’re calling this ‘Coziness With Matt and Gabby.’ As some may recall, FishbowlMatt first developed a crush on Gabby Sidibe at a party during the weekend of the 2010 WHCA Dinner. In this photograph Gabby is thinking, ‘Pass the salt and pepper. I am going to eat this boy.’ (QGA’s Meghan Smith is responsible for the above artwork.)
Reader to WaPo: Transparency please
“Dear @WashingtonPost, you should update @EzraKlein’s bio to include ‘Democrat Media Strategist’…. you know? Full disclosure?” #tcot #p2 — Senior Fellow at The Right Sphere and Big Journalism Contributor RBPundit.
Are Zzzzz’s hurting this journalist?
“These late evening naps feel great, but deep down I think they may be screwing me up just a little bit.” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art.
Meghan McCain issues a warning
“I’m a lover not a fighter. But I’m also a fighter, so you’d better watch it.” — Daily Beast Columnist and MSNBC Contributor Meghan McCain.
On Cain’s latest accuser…
“Just let me know when there are nine women so I can just make the joke and call it a day.” — Crooks and Liars Managing Editor Tina Dupuy.
“Place your bets: Does Cain fire his lawyer, or does Cain’s lawyer fire Cain?” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.
Stephen Colbert on last night’s The Colbert Report: “John King’s touchscreen now touches him back,” he said in the show’s intro, referring to the CNN correspondent.
Journo in search of sunlight
“I didn’t see the sun at all today. It did come up, right?” — NJ House Race Hotline Editor Jessica Taylor.
We can always tell that an election cycle is about to kick into high gear when reporters start shuffling news outlets. The latest is Jessica Taylor, who is joining the Rothenberg Political Report as Senior Analyst/Reporter. Ms. Taylor is editor of the House Race Hotline for NJ. She tells FishbowlDC that Stu Rothenbenberg and Nathan Gonzalez are looking to do some “great things heading into 2012″ and is thrilled to be a part of their team. She will be covering House, Senate, Governor and Presidential races. Rothenberg Political Report released the news in statement earlier today. Taylor begins in January.
– PETER OGBURN
Quotes of the Day
“It is amazing how often anonymous quotes in Politico set the political agenda.” — WaPo Plumline Blogger Greg Sargent.
Congresswoman as CNN reporter?
“Hey CNN, not everyone knows who Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is. With her holding that CNN mic, she looks like a reporter.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.
Hacking is all the rage
“Our website has actually been hacked for the last 4 years. Sorry for all that bullshit.” — Fake Jim VandeHei in recent tweet.
Strange thoughts: A Santorum White House love room
“Rick Santorum would add a heterosexual love room to the White House.” — HuffPost Hill edited by Eliot Nelson answering CNN Wolf Blitzer‘s question to GOP candidates during a Monday night debate asking what they’d bring to the White House.
The Fashion Critic
Scribe suffers computer mishap
“Argh: splashed VERY TINY bit of coffee on mbook air, keyboard now has tourettes. Slit wrists now, turn off and leave for awhile, or what?” — Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik.
Editor faces BlackBerry annoyance
“How have two blackberry batteries died on me today? Seriously, this is why bb is inept.” — NJ “The Hotline” House Race Editor Jessica Taylor.
Debate night nachos ritual
“Stepping out for my debate night nachos ritual this evening. chili. with chips, of course.” — ABC News’ Rick Klein.
A happy belated birthday to….NJ Online Editor Ethan Klapper. His birthday was Monday. Apparently these cupcakes, made by Kiplinger‘s Caitlin Dewey, were part of the celebration. Klapper told FishbowlDC how he spent the day: “Had the day off and a bought a couch.”
For anyone who still cares… Actor Charlie Sheen will appear on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Thursday night.
Behar seeks guidance for Cheney interview today
“Dick Cheney is coming on The View tomorrow. What should I ask him?” — ABC “The View’s” Joy Behar.
Convo Between Two Internet Entities
WaPo liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein: “Can anyone recommend a good place for a haircut in the 15th and L NW area?” Will Ez finally shave the sideburns?
Wadsworth, Ohio tweeter and FBDC regular Larry Kelly: “I thought your mom had been cutting your hair? #burn. Kelly wrote to us, “Ashamed of myself.”
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