TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Josh Meyer’

Weekend Happenings

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons WithHey Party People! What you got going on this weekend? U.S. News & World Report‘s Nikki Schwab is celebrating her 30th tonight and DC journo band Suspicious Package is performing two nights in a row at Art Soiree‘s 4th annual Political Cartoon Exhibit.

Schwab, who shares her birth date with First Lady Michelle Obama, is starting out at Baby Whale (1124 9th St. NW) tonight at 7:30pm. Stop on by and buy the girl a birthday drink!

Both Friday and Saturday night, Art Soiree is hosting a political cartoon exhibit by KAL (Kevin Kallaugher) at the Ritz in Georgetown with a performance by Suspicious Package. Comprised of reporters armed with their musical talent and rock star looks, band members include Pulitzer Prize-winning WashPost Editorial Cartoonist Tom Toles, senior government officials Christina Sevilla and Bryan Greene, former TIME/Bloomberg journo Tim Burger and Medill School of Journalism’s Josh Meyer.

Art Soiree’s a ticketed event. Get yours here.

Send us what else is goin’ on and we’ll add it in. See ya around!

Mediabistro Course

Management 101

Management 101Become a better manager in our new online boot camp, Management 101! Starting October 27, MediabistroEDU instructors will teach you the best practices being a manager, including, how to transition into a management role, navigate different team personalities, plan a team event and more! Register now!

Fans Gather Around Suspicious Package Outside Nationals Park

Suspicious Package 123.jpg

By FishbowlDC contributor Nick Massella

Suspicious Package rocked out for fans, sports junkies, and politicos Tuesday night at the Bullpen outside Nationals Park before the 49th annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Despite the heat, the band remained cool, rocking out to “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Dancing with Myself,” and other popular songs.

The band of friends, which includes writer Tim Burger; USTR’s Christina Sevilla; The Washington Post’s Tom Toles; HUD’s Bryan Greene; and Josh Meyer, Director of Education and Outreach for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, has been around since May 2008 and played at gigs such as Journapalooza 2009 at the National Press Club, Rock and Roll Hotel, Hard Rock Café, and the embassies of Finland, Italy, Denmark, and Germany. The band most recently played on Saturday at Meyer’s wedding to The Washington Post’s Michael Chandler.

Spotted at the event were RNC Chairman Michael Steele, House GOP leader John Boehner, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Janet Donovan, and Politico’s Kiki Ryan.

Your Daily “Suspicious Package” Post

Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Glenn Ballard, CBS producer Rob Hendin, Quinn Gillespie’s Chris Brown, Mark Paustenbach, RNC’s Doug Heye, Daily Caller’s Moira Bagley, Ben Clark, Urban Daddy’s Jeff Dufour, Qorvis’ Seth Pietras and others gathered to listen to “Suspicious Package” at Glover Park’s Gin and Tonic on Friday night. While most of SP’s roadies called it a wrap when the band finished around 11pm, a few of these folks were caught shamelessly, solid-gold dancing at Smith Point hours later. You know who you are.

suspicious package.jpg

Band: Tim Burger, Christina Sevilla, Tom Toles, Bryan Greene and Josh Meyer

LAT‘s Meyer Says “So Long”

We told you last Tuesday that Los Angeles Times national security reporter Josh Meyer was moving on to a new gig at Northwestern University’s Medill journalism school. Now, we have a bit more info about his somewhat surprising departure after 20 years with the LA Times.

In an email to friends and colleagues on Friday, Meyer says that he will continue to write while co-directing a new program at Medill DC:

Besides lecturing in national security studies, I’ll be dreaming up-and overseeing-investigative projects for Medill’s crack teams of post-graduate students. And I’ll be working hard to expand the initiative into something that will play a key role in the urgent effort to figure out how to best teach-and do-the all-important kinds of national security journalism in this changing news environment. Check out our website at (www.medillnsj.org).

Meyer may be moving on but he certainly isn’t slowing down. Beyond writing and running Medill’s new investigative program, Josh has also formed his own company, Deep Background Inc. Find out more in his email after the jump.

Read more

LAT‘s Meyer to Medill DC

Sources tell FishbowlDC that Los Angeles Times reporter Josh Meyer is leaving his gig to run a national security reporting project at Medill DC.

Suspicious Package at the German Embassy Tonight

SPyrgroup2.JPG
Pic from an earlier performance.

A Suspicious Package will be admitted to the Embassy of Germany tonight.

Tim Burger, Tom Toles, Josh Meyer, Bryan Greene and Christina Sevilla will be playing at the Embassy’s gala celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They go on at 9pm and say it “would be fun to see folks there to hoist a Berliner Weisse.”

Happy Birthday To…

WaPo travel reporter Nancy Trejos!

She celebrated with a cocktail birthday party recently hosted by Elham and Erik Lipton. Partiers included: Marko Cimbaljevich, Jade Nester, Lucile Maladain, Zach Goldfarb, Kendra Marr, Matthew Cooper, Jay Newton-Small, Lizzie O’Leary, Neil Irwinn, Christina Sevilla, Binya Appelbaum, Amanda Rivkin, Tim Burger and Josh Meyer.

“Suspicious” Halloween: Journo Band to Play at Hard Rock 10/31

DC journo band Suspicious Package- Tim Burger, Tom Toles, Josh Meyer, Bryan Greene and Christina Sevilla- will headline the annual Halloween Graveyard Jam at the Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 31st.

They promise it will be “more intense than trick-or-treating, more frightening than any haunted houses and especially more fun than any party around.”

And we hear they’ve been practicing the “Monster Mash” for weeks now. More dets, including ticket info, here.

News Notes: Kroft, Most Stylish & “Poliwood”

• CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft will be honored with the Trumpeter Award at the National Consumer League’s annual gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill tonight.

Washingtonian‘s 18 “Most Stylish”- including DC media types Michelle Jaconi, Christina Sevilla and Richard Wolffe- were toasted for their fashion sense by the mag at Liasion last night. In attendance: CNN’s Sam Feist, Tom Toles, Tim Burger, Josh Meyer, Amy Holmes, Jay Newton Smalls and Abby Livingston. Wolffe didn’t actually make it out, but DC’s “Real Housewives” were there… who on the rumored cast was included on the list? Check out Washingtonian‘s coverage here.

Barry Levinson‘s “Polliwood” has been picked up by Showtime, set to premiere November 2nd. The film explores the “collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood” and features a number of actors who have been in town for DC dinners and White House visits, including Anne Hathaway, Sting, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany and Rachael Leigh Cook.

When the Embassy’s Rockin’…

Suspicious Package- WaPo‘s Tom Toles, Christina Sevilla of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Bryan Greene and LAT‘s Josh Meyer- performed at the Danish Embassy Friday night, across the street from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s house (she no-showed). The event was in advance of the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December and the band dedicated one of its last songs The Beatles’ “Come Together” to its cause.

Adoring fans included Dick Keil, Anu Rangappa, Juleanna Glover, Kiki Ryan, Brian Walsh, Doug Heye, Mark Paustenbach, Sasha Issenberg, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Lauren Vicary, Kenny Day, Adam Zagorin and Allan Lengel, among others. The after-party continued at the Darlington House on Dupont Circle… there we were joined by Matthew Cooper, Polson Kanneth and Amy Holmes, to name a few.

More photos after the jump…

Read more

NEXT PAGE >>