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Mills Vanishes from The Hill

FishbowlDC has confirmed that Jim Mills, the former FOX News producer that joined The Hill in late 2007 has parted ways with the newspaper. Details about the split were not disclosed but it’s said that Mills quietly vanished from the newsroom about six weeks ago.

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Hooper To The Hill

FishbowlDC has learned that Molly Hooper (now with CQ — formerly with Fox News) will join The Hill newspaper. She will cover House Republicans and be reunited with The Hill’s Jim Mills, with whom she worked at Fox News.

Mills Moves To Two Columns A Week

Former Fox’y and current The Hill columnist Jim Mills will now do two columns per week for the Capitol Hill newspaper and some “pundit bloggery.”

Speaking of Mills, you gotta admire the man’s cojones: During “the whole Shuster thang” recently, he still went ahead and named his latest column, “Pimping for serious debate.”

One Potential Reason Why Fox May Not Be Showing Thompson The Love

After Fred Thompson claimed that Fox News Channel is biased against his candidacy, we were reminded of a November article in the Washingtonian that says “Speculation behind the ousting of Jim Mills points to the Republican candidate’s wife.”

The popular Mills left his position at Fox to become Thompson’s press spokesman.

    So political and media insiders were stunned when Mills was ousted from the campaign just weeks after he started. The move was so controversial within the Thompson camp that top adviser Mark Corallo abruptly left as well, in part out of loyalty to Mills, whom he had recruited.

    The firing also outraged Mills’s former colleagues at Fox, where the onetime producer is still very popular.

Changes At The Hill

From an internal email, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    I wanted you all to know first the great news I’ll be announcing
    today about new hires.

    Jim Mills will join the staff on Dec 3. He’ll be a columnist and contributor to all parts of the paper and online. He will also work closely with our reporters on Capitol Hill.

    Walter Alarkon, a reporter at Campaigns & Elections, will be joining us as a staff writer on Dec. 10.

    Markos Moulitsas, founder and head of Daily Kos, will become a regular weekly columnist in the paper starting in Jan.

    I will be announcing more hires soon in our present round of
    expansion. I hope you agree with me that these ones today are exciting.

    Thanks, Hugo

Pergram Joins Fox News Channel

2CHAD.jpgFishbowlDC has learned that Chad Pergram will join FOX News Channel in September as its new senior producer for the House of Representatives. Pergram comes from Capitol News Connection where he was the Chief Correspondent and an award winning journalist, winning both the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcast. Pergram replaces Jim Mills, who is joining the Fred Thompson campaign.

Bidding Tate A Fond Farewell

Roll Call has the details on Tina Tate’s fond farewell from the House Radio-TV Gallery:

    Gallery regulars, including Fox News Senior Producer Jim Mills and NBC’s Mike Viqueira, presented Tate on Thursday with a mocked-up House resolution (printed in an awfully convincing format — a testimony to the well-placed sources of those wily TV guys) lauding her tenure.

    H. Res. 321 (the gallery’s room number) was filled with touching “whereas”-es, such as, “Whereas Tina began her career in the Radio-TV Correspondents’ Gallery when Speaker Pelosi was still changing diapers, Leader Boehner was still bumming smokes from roommates … Whereas if the Newseum job doesn’t work out, Tina can go back to her original plan of running a nationwide chain of charm schools with Chairman Obey … ”

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) were among those who paid tribute to Tate with speeches at the Thursday night reception in the Longworth House Office Building.

Tate is leaving to manage media relations for the Newseum.

Morning Reading List, 05.22.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Don’t be so shocked — yes, journos lean a little bit to the left

  • MSNBC Pre-Empts Tucker For Blair Special

  • ABC announced that the “World News” webcast “is available at a new, earlier time, 12:30 pm ET, on and ABC News Now. On-demand viewing is available shortly thereafter on the website, via Apple’s iTunes or RSS readers, and on mobile phones. The webcast previously aired at 3 pm, ET.”

  • Today, Nathan’s Q&A will feature DC Madame Deborah Jeane Palfrey, and they are expecting a full house. Sharing the spotlight will be “The Travel Detective” Peter Greenberg.

  • Matthew Yglesias takes Mickey Kaus’ assignment on the whippersnapper factor in the blogosphere.” And, he does it “bullet-point style.”

  • Newsweek’s Robert J. Samuelson said, “the sky-is-falling view of the news business is way off the mark.”

  • Did any DC Tribbers raise their hand?

  • The Press Club is hosting a magazine writing panel this Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Who’s Best at Reporting?

  • From DCRTV:

      DCRTV hears that DC-based XM Satellite Radio suffered a major outage on Monday. We’re told that the New York Avenue firm’s XM3 satellite lost its downlinking capability for some “unknown reason.” Their engineers are working on a fix. XM does have backup satellite capacity. Says a late afternoon statement from XM: “We are experiencing a temporary degraded performance issue, which has affected some of our customers. We expect to return to normal service levels this evening”…..

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a closer look inside the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, including asking what the rankings do for U.S. News. Also, The Baltimore Sun reports, “ Alvin P. Sanoff, a former Sun reporter who covered the 1968 riots here before moving on to launch U.S. News & World Report’s annual ‘America’s Best Colleges’ editions, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at Georgetown University Hospital. The Bethesda resident was 65.”

  • Andy Sullivan, Reuters reporter by day and rocker by night, has posted the tunes from his old band, Steeplejack, on the web for your listening pleasure. Also, mark you calendars — Sullivan will be performing with the Karl Straub Combo on Saturday, June 16 at the Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring.

  • Tom Mesereau, Michael Jackson’s attorney, took a shot at some legal pundits: “There are some very professional legal analysts out there — but there are also some absolute monstrosities like Nancy Dis-Grace.” Page Six reports, “Mark Geragos also whacked Grace, calling her a ‘yapping, bleached blonde former prosecutor on Court TV.’ He went on to remark on the undue influence of Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on high-profile cases: ‘Our favorite expression coming in the morning before the judge was, WWGS — ‘What would Greta say?’ No matter what the ruling was the night before, whatever Greta would say that night, we’d have to revisit that ruling if she didn’t agree.’”

  • The Wall Street Journal asks, “Should the FCC Curb TV Violence?”

  • Amanda Long announced, “I will never buy another ‘separate’ from Ann Taylor.” This is largely due to the fact that she is leaving her position as Assistant Managing Editor of Washington Business Journal to work for, a Canadian retailer of yoga, dancer and fitness apparel that is coming to D.C.

  • Express’ Michael Grassexamines the words of writer, observer and provocateur Gore Vidal.”

  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt discussed the “always-on nature of the Internet generation and its effect on the global political landscape” as a key note address at the 2007 Personal Democracy Forum Friday.

  • The New York Times reports, “As the movie business goes through a generational shift, many ex-titans of the media are being forced to take stock, searching for meaning beyond getting a favored booth at the Grill.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc.’s chief executive said on Friday the board is considering another stock buyback and other options, but quashed talk of spinning off its flagship Time Inc. publishing business.”

  • From a reader: “The new Post Points Web site is terrible — and that’s beyond the condom-esque logos. The site takes forever to load and often times out. If you put in the Express code or do the daily quiz you often get an error and points are not awarded. And the pending points doesn’t update at all. If you do a restaurant review you get no credit for it. It’s just bad news. The Post should have waited until all the kinks were worked out with the site before it launched the program — now it’s just going to loose a lot of interest.”

  • B&C reports, “A decision on Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl half-time reveal won’t come until close to the end of the year, at the earliest. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has set Sept. 11, 2007, as the date for oral argument in the case, CBS confirms.”


  • Stars and Stripes is looking for Copy Editor.

  • Al Arabiya News Channel is looking for a Producer.

  • Washingtonian Magazine is looking for an Administrative Assistant for the Photography Department.

  • The Monitor on Psychology, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association, seeks a science writer for its Washington, D.C. based staff.

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