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MSNBC.com Gets New Name

MSNBC.com is getting a new name. Despite the complex, corporate jargon, the long and short of it is that MSNBC.com will now be NBCNews.com. Some staff will be “co-located” at NBC’s headquarters in New York in order to create “unified multi-platform teams, and promote the sharing of resources and cross-platform reporting between the network’s broadcast and digital properties.”

NBC News President Steve Capus announced today that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network. This includes msnbc.com, TODAY.comNightlyNews.comBreakingNews.com,Newsvine.comEveryBlock.com, and the apps and extensions of these respective properties.

All of NBC News’ digital businesses, including Msnbc Digital Network properties, theGrio.comNBCLatino.com,NBCPolitics.comEducationNation.com, social media and all of the network’s digital initiatives, will form a new division called NBC News Digital.

NBC News Digital will be overseen by Vivian Schiller, Senior VP & Chief Digital Officer of NBC News. Charlie Tillinghast will continue to oversee the legacy Msnbc Digital Network properties, reporting to Schiller. The current NBC News Digital sales team will now report to Marianne Gambelli, President of NBC Network Ad Sales, and work closely with John Kelly, Executive VP of NBC News Ad Sales.

 

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WaPo Columnist Plans Tribute to Late Davy Jones

Journopalooza, the charity event that showcases the bands of local journalists, is scheduled for March 9 and there will be a special tribute to the late Davy Jones of the Monkees. Jones died yesterday.

WaPo‘s John Kelly and his Monkees tribute band “The Stepping Stones” will perform at the event and end their set with Monkees song “Pleaseant Valley Sunday” in dedication to Jones.

Journopalooza will be held at The Hamilton on 600 14th st, NW. It starts at 7 p.m.

Below is a video of The Stepping Stones performing at least year’s Journopalooza:

WCP’s Brooke Hatfield Holds Onto the Crown

After much drama over who really earned the most applause at the recent Commedia del Media stand-up contest amongst Washington journalists, WCP‘s Brooke Hatfield comes out on top.

She was pronounced the winner last Friday night. But judges, former CNNer Jamie McIntyre and Fox News Business’ Rich Edson, weren’t so sure.

So organizers had FishbowlDC host a vote. And the people have spoken: 42 votes for Hatfield. No reason to embarrass WaPo Columnist John Kelly and award-winning documentary film producer and former WAMU anchor Mike Walter with their numbers, but suffice it to say, they too have fans.

Congratulations to Brooke!

If you missed her performance, watch below:

We Need Your Help: Who’s Funniest?

The official word on why the Commedia crown is still in contention: Upon late-night review of Friday’s performances at the National Press Club, the judges who included former CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre and Fox News Business reporter Rich Edson noticed a few errant chads hanging loosely in the applause. This casts doubt on their decision to award WCP‘s Brooke Hatfield the Commedia crown and title of “DC’s Funniest Journalist.” Others who had the most clapping in the first round of voting include the following performers: Award-winning documentary producer and former anchor at WUSA Mike Walter and WaPo columnist John Kelly.

So the jury is STILL out.

Congress (i.e. the powers that be at Commedia del Media) has mandated a re-vote to commence immediately prior to total government shutdown. We’ve agreed to host the vote.

The finalists are:

1. Mike Walter: Watch here.

2. Brooke Hatfield: Watch here.

3. John Kelly: Watch here.

Watch the videos. Cast your vote. We’ll tally the numbers.You’re on the honor code to vote just once.

Write us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.

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*But will they be funny? Commedia dell Media III tickets are officially on sale. The final lineup is 13 journo competitors. But only one will be named D.C.’s Funniest Journalist. The date: April 1. WaPo cartoonist Nick Galifianakis will host and PBS’s Miles O’Brien will headline the show. Sharpening their wits in prep for the competition, the candidates are: Politico’s Jon Allen and Meredith Shiner, NPR’s Jamila Bey, Nadia Bilbassy of the Middle East Broadcasting Company, NJ‘s Matt Cooper, WCP‘s Brooke Hatfield, WaPo‘s John Kelly, Riz Khan of al-Jazeera English, Bloomberg’s Scott Lanman, Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary, Mike Walter of Walter Media, TWT‘s Shaun Waterman and freelancer Tim Young. Last’s year’s winner’s, Military.com’s Jamie McIntyre (who trash talked CNN last year) and FOX Business News’s Rich Edson will head a snark panel of judges, but audience input will anoint the winner. Buy tickets here: $15 online and $20 the night of the show. The event takes place at the National Press Club. Starting time: 8 p.m.

*The Irony As the House gears up to vote on funding for NPR, NPRNews releases its “Song of the Day.” That would be Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s “Strength In Vulnerability.”

*Gender Confusion on Capitol Hill: The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie reporting over Twitter that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) referred to Under Sec. for Defense Michele Flournoy as a man. “Has @RosLehtinen ever met under secretary Flournoy, who she just quoted on the House floor? Because Flournoy is a Ms., not a Mr.” Wilkie wrote.

Matthews Hangs Out at the Oldest Bar – Who Knew?

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As it turns out, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews regularly frequents the oldest bar in Washington.

We won’t ruin this cliffhanger — read on here in today’s WaPo in John Kelly‘s Sunday Washington column. The question, – what’s D.C.’s oldest bar, oldest hotel? – comes from a longtime FishbowlDC reader and media consultant Nicholas Thimmesch of Reston.

Taking Out The Trash

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What we almost missed today…

• The press has been panting after President Obama’s new puppy and hence a “Moment of Zen” for Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart. WaPo’s Howard Kurtz makes an appearance.

• WaPo has launched “Personality Pages” to “create an ecosystem around a writer/columnist with contextual information, links to content created by that person, and other features like RSS feeds,” according to a memo from managing editor Raju Narisetti. Politico reports “so far, 20 staffers were contacted about the program, with half responding: Joel Achenbach, Chris Cillizza, Marc Fisher, Dan Froomkin, Carolyn Hax, John Kelly, Howie Kurtz, Dana Milbank, Lisa de Moraes, and Rob Pegoraro.” Milbank’s up first and you can check out his prototype here.

• And finally today, TMZ has arrived in DC. First scoop, the pooch.

Morning Reading List 03.10.09

Good Morning FishbowlDC!

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Its day 50 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. Today is TVNewser’s Summit in NYC. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWPAPERS

Media Matters takes a look at the NYT’s interview with President Obama here. “But now I’m not so sure Obama wasn’t right to ignore the Times. Not after its third question put to him last week: ‘Are you a socialists, as some people have said?’” Greg Sargent at blog The Plum Line actually challenged NYT reporter Peter Baker‘s socialist question and got this response.

WaPo Metro columnist John Kelly imagines America’s last two journalists flipping a coin for the last good assignment.

In “United, Newspapers May Stand,” David Carr suggests “a rump caucus could form where the newspaper industry would decide to hold hands and jump off the following cliffs together on the following actions,” no more free content, no more free ride to aggregators, no more commoditized ads and throw out the Newspaper Preservation Act.

NYT has raised $225 million through the sale and leaseback of part of its headquarters building.

In local news, a DC councilmember, Harry Thomas, threatens to squash a tiny paper, the Brookland Heartbeat.

TV

CNBC thrives on the attitude and personalities of its hosts, from NYT’s Brian Stelter. “Whether the attention is positive or negative, it is certain that this tumultuous financial season is CNBC’s reason for being. One month shy of its 20th anniversary, CNBC is being jokingly called ‘the recession network’ within the halls of its headquarters in New Jersey.”

More on NBC, NYT takes a look at the networks first placed programming here.

ONLINE

Some pre-Summit Twitter chatter from today’s panelists Tammy Haddad, Rick Klein, Jim Long, Rachel Sterne and Michael Meyers on TVNewser.

MAGAZINES

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of The New Yorker.

NEWS NOTES

A look at “How Obama plays the pundits” from Politico. “But the White House knows that what gets written in Washington and New York filters out into the country- and that it needs support from those who are most likely to get their news from the inside-the-Beltway press, members of Congress, policy wonks and, of course, other journalists.”

“Ever wondered what would happen if a hapless reporter from The New York Times attempted to interview Ann Coulter, the writer, columnist and conservative firebrand?” HERE’S YOUR ANSWER.

More on Coulter from Meghan McCain on the Daily Beast, “My Beef with Ann Coulter.”

JOBS

National Geographic is looking for a manager of strategic development.

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Morning Reading List, 10.21.08

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Morning Reading List, 10.07.08

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Good morning Washington.

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