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National Journal ‘Women in Washington’ Issue Leads with Piece by NPR’s Michel Martin

NJCover07_26_14Friday we gave you the Magazine Cover of the Week, a look at NBC4′s Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler 25 year run as evening news anchors in the Washington Post Magazine, and we’re back to highlight National Journal’s “Women in Washington” issue.

In it, NPR’s Michel Martin penned the piece “What I’ve Left Unsaid: On Balancing Career and Family as a Woman of Color.”

On how the media portrays women of color, the NPR host of “Tell Me More” – set to fold August 1 – said, “It isn’t just the entertainment industry that does a poor job of depicting women of color and their full range of experiences; journalists should take some responsibility for this as well. One former TV boss of mine used to talk about getting a ‘white guy in a suit.’ The thinking was, if you wanted to show that whatever you were reporting on was a universal issue, you needed to go find a ‘white guy in a suit,’ either as the subject of the story or even to tell the story.”

The July 26 issue also features ”Go Ahead, Ruffle Some Feathers“ by former DC public school chancellor Michelle Rhee, ”Working Mother, Washington Powerhouse? Good Luck“ by Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, and ”How I Learned to Love My Firstness“ by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Check it out, here, or on newsstands now.

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Magazine Cover of the Week: WaPo Mag with NBC4′s Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler

WPMag072714It’s Friday, therefore almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine cover story explores the quarter century run of NBC4 anchors Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler.

For 25 years, Vance and Gentzler have together, anchored NBC4 nightly news broadcasts.

“For most of the past quarter-century in Washington, people have watched Vance and Gentzler. “Jim and Doreen,” as “News4’s” field reporters ritually address them, regularly win a popularity contest that isn’t much in doubt. The audience for their 6 p.m. newscast during May “sweeps” was 17 percent larger than that of second-place WJLA, anchored by Washington’s other venerable anchor team, Gordon Peterson and Maureen Bunyan. The margin at 11 p.m. was even larger, 41 percent. Gentzler-Vance drew more viewers throughout the Washington area than CNN, Fox News and MSNBC averaged together in prime time.”

For more on Jim & Doreen, check it out, online now, or in the Sunday’s Washington Post.

Members of Congress, Media, and Athletes Headline Kastles Charity Classic

Last night at the Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center, the third annual Washington Kastles Charity Classic Set brought together members of Congress, national media and professional athletes to raise money for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Best Buddies, DC Public Education Fund, and Food & Friends.

In the end, Team Stripes won over Team Stars, 47-46 and a minimum of $5,000 was donated to each of the four charities, on top of yet to be tallied donations from ticket proceeds.

Participants included Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), former Louisiana Senator John Breaux, former director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Fox News’ Bret Baier and Ed Henry, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Bloomberg Television’s Peter Cook, former Washington Redskins Darrell Green, former Washington Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh, former Washington Redskins Brian Mitchell, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Josh Wilson, and chair umpire Jim Vance of NBC4.

FBDC Tweeterboard: Local Broadcast News

Earlier this month we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local broadcasters. FishbowlDC tallied the Twitter followers of DC’s TV and radio stations, as well as those of the top on-air talent. Here’s what we found:

Top 10 Local Television and Radio Stations

1. NBC 4 (WRC)  - 68,947
2. CBS 9 (WUSA) - 52,733
3. WTOP 103.5 FM  - 51,723
4. ABC 7 (WJLA) - 46,702
5. Fox 5 (WTTG) – 32,080
6. WAMU 88.5 FM – 10,630
7. WFED 1500 AM – 9,629
8. PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,666
9. Univision 14 (WFDC) – 3,160
10. NewsChannel 8* – 2,466

Top 15 Local Broadcast Personalities

1. Angie Goff (NBC 4) – 25,576
2. Nikki Burdine (CBS 9) – 21,108
3. Britt McHenry (ABC 7) – 18,342
4. Doug Kammerer (NBC 4) – 16,936
5. Bruce Johnson (CBS 9) – 13,554
6. Shomari Stone (NBC 4) – 10,961
7. Julie Wright (Fox 5) – 10,789
8. Danella Sealock (NBC 4/WPGC) – 9,010
9. Tom Sherwood (NBC 4/WAMU) – 8,859
10. Russ Ptacek (CBS 9) – 8,811
11. Eun Yang (NBC 4) – 8,561
12. Jacqui Jeras (ABC 7) – 8,129
13. Jim Handly  (NBC 4) – 7,744
14. Chuck Bell (NBC 4) – 6,906
15. Jim Vance (NBC 4) – 6,747

The takeaway: NBC 4 is the most socially engaged of the local stations overall. They claim the number one spot among broadcast stations and their staff accounts for 9 of the top 15 local personalities on Twitter. CBS 9 comes next, with a solid second place in the station rankings and 3 of the top 15 personalities. And ABC 7 comes in third place overall -the station has less followers than WTOP, but they do contribute 2 personalities in the top 15.

*NewsChannel 8 is DC’s local cable channel.

FBDC Tweeterboard: Local TV Stations and Anchors

Last week we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local television. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of DC’s local TV stations as well as some of the top anchors in our market. Here’s what we found:

The takeaway: NBC 4 is by far the most socially engaged of the local stations -both in terms of the station’s brand and in terms of their anchors’. Almost all the local NBC anchors are highly active on Twitter, with weekend anchor Angie Goff and chief meteorologist* Doug Kammerer far outshining their colleagues and their competitors. CBS 9 weekend anchor Bruce Johnson also makes a strong showing. Together, the top 3 on the list have almost as many followers as the next 12 combined.

Local Television Stations

1) NBC 4 (WRC)  - 62,070
2) CBS 9 (WUSA) - 45,973
3) ABC 7 (WJLA) - 41,398
4) Fox 5 (WTTG) – 26,475
5) PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,503
6) Univision 14 (WFDC) – 2,957
7) NewsChannel 8 – 2,109

Top 15 Local Anchors/Chief Meteorologists*

1) Angie Goff24,830 (NBC 4)
2) Doug Kammerer14,442 (NBC 4)
3) Bruce Johnson13,209 (CBS 9) 52,481
4) Jim Vance6,029 (NBC 4)
5) Topper Shutt5,741 (CBS 9)
6) Jim Handly5,650 (NBC 4)
7) Shawn Yancy - 5,198 (Fox 5)
8) Doreen Gentzler4,781 (NBC 4)
9) Aaron Gilchrist4,765 (NBC 4)
10) Jummy Olabanji 4,607 (ABC 7)
11) Wisdom Martin 4,227 (Fox 5)
12) Allison Seymour 4,045 (Fox 5)
13) Tony Perkins3,451 (Fox 5)
14) Bruce DePuyt3,434 (NewsChannel 8)
15) Pat Lawson Muse3,406 (NBC 4)

*Chief meteorologists were included in the rankings since they are one of the most visible members of a local news team.

Morning Reading List 04.20.09

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Its day 91 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. Happy Birthday to Politico’s Carol Lee. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS | JOBS | REVOLVING DOOR

NEWSPAPERS

Former Senator Rick Santorum makes $1,750 per column at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Politico’s Mike Allen addresses critics over the paper and site’s “torture memo” story here.

TV

On the Daily Beast, 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk.

ABC’s Sam Donaldson on This Week says he’s like to ask Fidel Castro before he dies if he killed President John F. Kennedy. “In his dying breath I’d like to be at [Castro's] bedside and say, did you do it? Meaning November 22, 1963.”

Is PBS “recklessly promoting” Al Jazeera? Via Romenesko: Fox News’ Eric Shawn is concerned about public TV’s “WorldFocus” airing reports from Al Jazeera English, while PBS ombud Michael Getler isn’t so bothered. “I think it is a plus for American viewers to see and understand what is on Al Jazeera English, and that viewers of public broadcasting are quite able to make up their own minds about whether what they are watching has news value or is propaganda.”

Radio talk show host and regular cable news guest Michael Smerconish was on CNN’s Reliable Sources this weekend to talk about his new book “Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking.” Check out his dish about Fox News’ Glenn Beck, NBC’s David Gregory and CNN’s Larry King here.

NYT‘s David Carr: Cable news stations have been criticized for “event-izing” all manner of minor news occurrences — President Obama’s first news conference comes to mind. But the Tax Day Tea Party was all but conceived, executed and deconstructed in the hothouse of cable news wars.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer returned to his grad school at Johns Hopkins last week to deliver a speech “President Obama and the World.” More at Yeas & Nays.

Is the Nanny getting a cable news show? Find out at Washington Whispers.

ONLINE

A lesson in proper Facebook etiquette via FishbowlLA.

NEWS NOTES

DCRTV checks out former WUSA anchor Mike Walter‘s documentary “Breaking News, Breaking Down.

TWT’s “Anguish of story can haunt journlists“: Journalists who peer into the abyss of war, crime, and natural disasters as part of their jobs can end up as emotionally scarred as the victims they never imagined joining. “Journalists can experience powerful frustration and demoralization,” said Dr. Frank M. Ochberg a psychologist who specializes in trauma.

Also from TWT- a sitdown with “State of Play” director Kevin Macdonald. “There have been plenty of Washington-set political thrillers, so he tried to make his new by ‘approaching the characters in a different way” and “showing Washington in a different way.’”

More on “State of Play” from DCRTV: Longtime DC sportscaster Frank Herzog gets a part. Also, Chris Matthews, Lou Dobbs, Jim Vance, Jule Carey, Chris Gordon, Eun Yang, and Denae D’Arcy play TV “reporters” in the movie.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Richard Wolffe on the Daily Beast: “Inside the Obama Family PR Machine.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko, Playbook, Calderone

AWARDS, JOBS and REVOLVING DOOR after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 12.22.08

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Good morning, Washington. Which Washingtonians feature the above framed message in their bathroom?’ Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Ciara To Lead NABJ

bciara.jpgFrom Richard Prince: “Barbara Ciara, managing editor and anchor at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Va. and vice president/broadcast of the National Association of Black Journalists, was elected president of the association on Friday, defeating black press advocate Cheryl Smith, 310-278.

“Ciara, who has worked as an investigative reporter, photographer, producer and assignment editor in a career of more than 25 years, said her top priorities would be hiring, retention and professional development.”

In addition, local anchor Jim Vance was inducted into NABJ’s Hall of Fame.

Upcoming Nathan’s Lunches

Coming up at the Q&A Cafe:

    Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Two of Washington’s favorite news anchors, Jim Vance of WRC and Gordon Peterson of WJLA (and before that WUSA). Every evening they tell us about Washington. On Wednesday we’ll find out about them.

…and…

    Thursday, April 12 – A strong and timely dose of politics with John F. Harris, editor of the brand new The Politico, and politico.com; author of “The Survivor,” about Bill Clinton, and co-author of “The Way to Win,” about modern presidential campaigns.

Doors open at noon, the program begins at 12:30, the fee, paid at the door, is $35, all inclusive, and reservations can be made with Jon Moss at 202.338.2000.

Taking Out The Trash, 01.26.07

  • No high hopes for the Scooter Libby trial.

  • C-SPAN has a packed weekend line-up with J.D. Crouch, Deputy National Security Advisor on “Newsmakers”; “Road to the White House” features Sen. Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa since ’03 and Rudy Giuliani’s speech to the NH Republican Party’s annual meeting; “Q & A” features Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Chair of House Ethics Committee; Pres. Bill Clinton’s book party for Terry McAuliffe at the Four Seasons in NYC is on C-SPAN2′s Book TV; “After Words” on C-SPAN2′s Book TV, features pollster Frank Luntz interviewed by the Washington Times “Inside the Beltway” columnist John McCaslin and Pres. Jimmy Carter discussing “Palestine Peace, Not Apartheid” airs Saturday, January 27 at 3:30 pm.

  • Tipsters are just dying for you to check out Washington Times’ Fishwrap: “news. politics. stuff.” (We reported it earlier)

  • News Gems uncovered a “creative and interesting way” that MSNBC.com came up with to show the State of the Union, complete with “word clouds.”

  • In an homage to Ed Bradley, NBC 4′s Jim Vance got his left earlobe pierced.

  • Eat The Press reports, “Yesterday, Fox News host and global warming activist Neil Cavuto hosted a roundtable discussion for a group of feisty, opinionated… Hooters waitresses, in celebration of their 2007 calendar.” Oh don’t worry if you missed it. They have the video.

  • The German Marshall Fund is accepting entries for the eighth annual Peter R. Weitz Journalism Prize for outstanding and original coverage of transatlantic and European issues and events. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 28.

  • A reader asks, “How come the fonts in Politico blogs change from entry to entry sometimes? It’s annoying.” Anyone?

  • WaPo Beefs Up Online Political Section With New Blogs