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Susan Glasser of Being Named POLITICO Editor: ‘I am honored and totally blown away’

Susan Glasser, who early Thursday morning was named editor of POLITICO, followed up on a memo to staff issued by the Rosslyn-based political news outlet’s CEO Jim VandeHei, editor-in-chief John Harris, and COO Kim Kingsley.

“I want to say that I am honored and totally blown away by the opportunity to become POLITICO’s Editor,” writes Glasser to staff. “There is an inspiring and clear vision for the next stage of POLITICO’s growth, both here in Washington and far far beyond the Beltway in Brussels and elsewhere, and it’s going to be a big and engaging project to support it.”

Read Glasser’s full memo to staff after the jump. Read more

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Susan Glasser Named Editor of POLITICO

 

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian for POLITICO

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian for POLITICO

Susan Glasser has been named editor of POLITICO, according to a memo issued this morning from the Rosslyn-based political news outlet’s CEO Jim VandeHei, editor-in-chief John Harris, and COO Kim Kingsley.

“Susan is among the smartest, most innovative and creative editors around,” write VanDeHei, Harris, and Kingsley.

The memo says that she will soon name an executive editor, the position of Rick Berke, who announced his resignation earlier this month.

“Our challenge is to extend our dominance in this space and expand our reach − in Washington, key states and the world,” add VanDeHei, Harris, and Kingsley. ”That is why we are redesigning our digital properties, redoing all of our technology, expanding into Europe, exploring new state versions of POLITICO and growing our operation and leadership here.”

Glasser, who joined POLITICO Magazine as editor in late 2013, worked for years with VandeHei, Harris, and Kingsley at The Washington Post, prior to her forced departure in 2008.

See the full memo after the jump. Read more

Rumors Swirl of POLITICO Promotion for Susan Glasser

POLITICO revised logoRumors are swirling that Susan B. Glasser, editor of POLITICO Magazine, will soon be named executive editor of POLITICO, a position vacated earlier this month by Rick Berke. Berke, in an email to staff, cited disagreements over strategy with POLITICO president and CEO Jim VandeHei and editor in chief John Harris.

Glasser, who joined the magazine in late 2013, worked for years with VandeHei, Harris, and POLITICO chief operating officer Kim Kingsley at The Washington Post, prior to her forced departure in 2008.

Glasser and a POLITICO publicist that FishbowlDC reached out to for comment have yet to respond.

On Monday, POLITICO announced two promotions to its executive leadership team while hinting at planned expansion into the states, after last week’s announcement of it’s European venture with Berlin-based media company Axel Springer.

POLITICO Names 2 Promotions to Executive Leadership Team, Hints at More Expansion

POLITICO revised logoPOLITICO chief operating officer Kim Kingsley today announced two staff promotions to its executive leadership team in an email from her, John Harris, and Jim VandeHeiDanielle Jones has been named EVP of expansion and Miki King, EVP of operations.

Kingsley also hints at the Rosslyn-based politics hub’s continued plan for world domination, beyond just its European venture, in the announcement for Jones.

“Danielle, who has been with us since year one and understands POLITICO better than anyone,​ will help manage our expansion efforts into Europe and elsewhere…She will also begin preparations for expansion into states beyond New York. We will have more to say on that later this year.”

See the full note to staff after the jump. Read more

POLITICO’s Rick Berke Emails Staff: ‘I have resigned as Executive Editor’

In an email to staff Sunday evening and after less than a year at the Rosslyn-based political news outlet, Rick Berke has resigned as executive editor of POLITICO.

“While our overarching goals are similar, Jim, John and I have agreed to disagree over the strategy for achieving those goals,” wrote Berke, referring to POLITICO president and CEO Jim VandeHei and editor in chief John Harris. “There is no acrimony and no drama – simply an acceptance by the three of us that the dynamics were just not there for us to function seamlessly.”

After highlighting accomplishments during his tenure, Burke went on to add that, “I saw a clear path to help them take Politico to the next level, but as time went on, it became clear that our strategies were diverging.”

Berke’s departure as executive editor comes five weeks after Rachel Smolkin, former managing editor for news of POLITICO, left to join CNN as executive editor of CNN Politics Digital.

See Berke’s full note to staff after the jump. Read more

Magazine Cover of the Week: POLITICO’s Top 50 Persons Challenging American Politics

tfc-0905-cover-smIt’s Friday, 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 week, we propose the latest issue of POLITICO Magazine, that highlights the POLITICO 50 – “important people changing American politics through the power of ideas,” writes John Harris in his cover piece “Washington Is Not an Ideas-Free Zone. (Usually.)”

Number one on the list is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), dubbed “the most interesting man in politics.” The son of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Rand earned the top notch because “Paul’s ideas offer an utterly different Republican approach to questions of equity, education and fairness in America’s treatment of minorities.” Read more

Friends and Colleagues Celebrate Ken Vogel’s Big Money

photo 1Last night at Glen’s Garden Market, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate Ken Vogel‘s recent Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics. The evening was hosted by Mike Allen, Dan Berman, Jeanne Cummings, Ryan Grim and Elizan Garcia, Maggie Haberman, John Harris, Jonathan Martin and Betsy Fisher Martin, Laura McGann, Ben Smith, Rachel Smolkin, Liz Spavd, Howard Yoon and Victoria Lai, and Danielle Vogel.

POLITICOs from past and present were there, including CNN’s Chris Frates, WaPo’s Abby Phillip, NPR’s Juana Summers, NYT’s Bill Hamilton, WSJ’s Reid Epstein, POLITICO’s Manu Raju, Burgess Everett, Megan Chan, Marty Kady, Katie Glueck, and Byron Tau.

Highlight: Craft beers and an oyster bar. Big money, naturally.

Weekend Show Preview, 2.14 – 2.16

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

PBS’s “Washington Week” : Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics, Karen Tumulty of WaPo

BTV’s “Political Capital” : Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

ABC’s “This Week“: Kevin Spacey, ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Peggy Noonan from WSJ Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC), 2013 American Meteorological Society President J. Marshall Shepherd, Fmr. Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC), Politico’s John Harris, Jennifer Rubin of WaPo, David Sanger of NYT, Neera Tanden from Center for American Progress, Bob Woodward of WaPo, spox for Michael Sam Howard Bragman, Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com, Donte Stallworth of Principle 6 and Athlete Ally, Jarrett Bell of USA Today

“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Fmr Gov. Ted Strickland (R-OH), Karl Rove, mentalist Gerard Senehi, George Will, Kirsten Powers of USA Today, Kimberley Strassel of WSJ, Charles Lane of WaPo

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Mitt Romney, Nicolle Wallace, David Axelrod

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Steve Forbes, Kevin Madden, Corey Dade of MSNBC, and Margie Omero

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Univision’s Ilia Calderón, President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States Aníbal de Castro, Father José Eugenio Hoyos from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em (email fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com).

Weekend Show Preview 1.10 – 1.12

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Harris from Politico, Rana Foroohar of  TIME, WSJ’s Gerald Seib, Michael Gerson of WaPo

-”Fox News Sunday”: John Roberts as guest host, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), George Will, WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, Karl Rove, Juan Williams

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Rick Santorum, Maria Shriver, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

–ABC’s “This Week“: Martha Raddatz as guest host, Judy Smith, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), CNN’s Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd and David Plouffe

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sean Spicer, Karen Tumulty of WaPo

–CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: TBA

–Univision’s “Al Punto”: Frmr. Sec. of HUD Henry Cisneros, Eliseo Medina of SEIU, Juan José Gutiérrez, Sergio García, Carlota Sosa, Leonardo Padrón

–PBS’s “McLaughlin Group”: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: John Dickerson of SlatePeter Baker of NYTMaggie Haberman of Politico, and WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

Politico’s VandeHei Memo: ‘Celebrate failure, Don’t Overlook Boneheaded Moves’

images-1I’m starting to get a real kick out of these Politico internal memos.

For three years I’ve been reading these things. The first 25 were revelatory. The next 25 made me cry. And recently Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris told staff that the entire city of Washington, D.C. was in awe of them on account of their exemplary government shutdown coverage.

This morning’s 8:32 a.m. memo is from President and CEO Jim VandeHei.

Subject line: “The POLITICO Culture” (And yeah, it’s good.)

The mission statement (or whatever one calls this) is complete with bold promises to staff, encouragement for managers to praise reporters quickly and only when deserved and take them on “retreat” if necessary. One thing is abundantly clear: VandeHei detests drama. We’ll bold the important (and comical) lines to make digestion easier. Read more

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