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FamousDC Reinvents Itself

At the start of the month FamousDC, the popular social scene blog, relaunched with an all new website and its first full-time editor Morgan Gress. Co-founders Josh Shultz and Amos Snead said in a release they redesigned the site because it “looked dated” and that they’re “damn proud” of the changes.

Snead told FishbowlDC that when they launched the site on Thursday, they were slightly nervous something might go wrong. He said, however, feedback has been positive. “It looks like our readers like the refresh,” he said.

Let’s take a look.

The site still functions like a vertical blog but the “Hot Topic”-esque black theme is gone, replaced with more whites, greys and light shades of red. Fonts are larger.

Popular features on the site, such as the “weekend picks” and infographics have been tweaked for the better and the site was redesigned with the intent of making them easier to find, Snead said. The Weekend Picks, formerly just an updated list of bars and events readers might check out, now comes with a Google map that pinpoints where each is located.

There is a downside to the site’s redesign… Read more

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Why Journalism Matters 2.0 #JournalismMatters

Guests at last night’s National Press Foundation (NPF) Dinner were able to enjoy their table companions AND join the Twitter conversation via their iPhones & blackberries.  Why? Because this year’s dinner included a Twitter dashboard that live streamed Tweets from journalists in attendance.  The Twitter dashboard was the brainchild of Story PartnersAmos Snead & NJI Media’s Josh Shultz (Yes, the same two gents behind FamousDC).  The dashboard & Twitter hashtag were a hit as #JournalismMatters became a Trending Topic in DC yesterday evening.

Some choice tweets from last night’s festivities after the jump…

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Famously Exposed: FamousDC

Okay, the jig is up…kind of.

FamousDC showed a little leg this morning and exposed the identities of its famously-awesome founders.  FishbowlDC has long known that Story Partners’ Amos Snead and NJI Media’s Josh Shultz are the masterminds behind the smart and snarky Beltway blog but the revelation in January’s Washingtonian is a little bittersweet for us.  We’re  thrilled that our famously-anonymous friends are finally getting their due recognition…but wasn’t anonymity half of the fun?

Luckily, the dynamic duo didn’t give up the names of the dozen or so contributors to FamousDC.  “The rest of the folks are solid and won’t have their covers blown,” Snead told us on the eve of Washingtonian‘s publish date.

FishbowlDC applauds our pals Snead and Shultz for coming out of the closet years of thankless hard work and hilarity.  We’re pouring one out for you tonight, homies!

P.S. Oh and FamousDC, next time you decide to do a big reveal, consider us.  Remember how we kept your secret for the last few years?  Sure, Washingtonian looks all glossy and sexy when you’re standing in line at Safeway but Garrett Graff is our sloppy seconds and we write about Norah O’Donnell all the time.