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Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

woo1-004Former editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee died today of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington. Bradley served as executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 – 91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

His wife and Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn discussed her husband’s declining health due to Alzheimer’s and dementia last month during an interview with C-SPAN. Just prior, he began hospice treatment.

The White House Tuesday night issued a statement from President Barack Obama on Bradlee’s passing: Read more

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Friday Additions for White House Correspondents’ Weekend

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Just when we thought there was only eight White House Correspondents’-related events on Friday, we were wrong. There’s at least eleven.

Yesterday we pulled together a list of known events and we’re back with a few additions. 8am has never sounded so miserable.

POLITICO Playbook Breakfast – Special Celebrity Edition
Friday, May 2, 8am
POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen and Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles to discuss Hollywood, Washington, content creation and perception versus reality.
Featuring Kid President Robby Novak, Youtube’s Robert Kyncl, the stars of “Scandal,” David Bucatinsky and Jeff Perry, former White House chief of staff Andrew H. Card, Jr., and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Presented by Bank of America

The HBO Documentary Film “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.” Reception and Screening
Friday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Hosted by POLITICO
Followed by a discussion with Robert De Niro, film directors Perri Peltz and Greta Gandbhir, and executive producer Jane Rosenthal

 

People and TIME’s Annual Cocktail Party
Friday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Hosted by Joe Ripp, CEO, TIME Inc.; Norman Pearlstine, EVP and Chief Content Officer, TIME Inc.; Jess Cagle, editorial director, People; Nancy Gibbs, managing editor, TIME


OFF THE RECORD with Michelle Branch

Friday, May 2, 9:30pm – midnight
Lani Hay, president & CEO of LMT Inc., hosts an event celebrating women in news media
Benefiting Rock the Vote
Featuring Moet & Chandon and Belvedere Vodka
With an acoustic performance by Michelle Branch

NPR Names Acting President and CEO

Effective September 30th, Paul G. Haaga, Jr. will take the helm at NPR until a permanent successor can be found.  Haaga has been on the board since 2011, and was most recently the Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of its Finance Committee. In his own words he says, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead one of the world’s leading providers of news, music and cultural programming on an interim basis and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and senior leadership team to help this great organization build on its success.” Haaga’s predecessor, Gary E. Knell, recently left NPR to take on the position of President and CEO of the National Geographic Society. NPR board has approved a search committee to find a suitable permanent replacement for him.

American Spectator Returns to Tabloid Format

Brags The American Spectator: “As other publications downsize or cease printing altogether, The American Spectator – a magazine renowned for going against the grain – is returning to a tabloid size beginning February 2013.”

The Spectator says it’s returning to its roots — after all, they published as a tabloid from 1979 to 1992. They also want to “stand out against the bland, cookie-cutter newsweeklies and opinion journals that clutter today’s newsstands and recycling bins.” They came to their ultimate conclusion by conducting an informal focus group of Washington conservatives.

“Our re-design offers a fresh look and an opportunity to focus on the panache and humor that made the magazine famous,” said managing editor Kyle Peterson in a statement. “We aim to bring the Spectator’s trademark wit and wisdom to a new generation.”

Editor-in-Chief and Founder Emmett Tyrell, Jr. makes a journalistic threat to Obama. “A new design hearkening to our old design – what is new is what is old. That is a conservative’s ideal vision of progress. That is my idea of progress!” said Tyrrell, Jr. in the release. “At the Spectator we are entering a new era full of the old investigative vigor and our timeless sense of the absurd. Mr. Obama, watch out!”

FishbowlDC Interview with Josh Rogin

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Rogin headshot 1.jpg Say hello to Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine, who writes the daily online column The Cable, a look inside the foreign policy machine of the Obama administration. Before that he reported for Congressional Quarterly, Federal Computer Week magazine, and The Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s leading daily newspaper. Hailing from Philadelphia, he’s a GWU grad and lived in Tokyo, Japan. Much to FishbowlDC’s delight (after reminding and threatening him), Rogin got it together and met our deadline.

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Yuengling beer – good taste, not bitter, and from eastern Pennsylvania.

How often do you Google yourself? Never. I’m not interested in reading about the “other” Josh Rogin, former Wexler aide. He somehow got awarded all my U.S. airways miles and I’m still bitter. (true story)

Who is your favorite working journalist? E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post, who gave me my first DC internship years ago. He writes with a clarity that cuts through and convinces. A true gentleman and scholar.

Did you see “Twilight” and “New Moon?” If so, who is more your type, Edward or Jacob? Never saw either. I like True Blood on HBO, but from what I gather I’m more like Edward. He sparkles in the sunlight, drives a Volvo, and can read peopleÂ’s minds.

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author Sarah Palin? Michelle Obama – Maybe I could get her to give me some tips on how to tone up my biceps.

When did you last cry and why? When I was run down on the street by a D.C. taxi cab and then issued a ticket for “reckless walking.” Adding insult to injury, Jim Bunning refused to sign my cast!

What swear word do you use most often? Asscrackistan.

If you were trapped on a deserted island, which public official would you want to be trapped with and why? Senator Scott Brown – I figure he has the hunting, trapping, and fishing skills to keep us alive until the rescue team arrives.

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Reporters Watch Out: Political Prodigy Returns

krohn-4.jpeg Jonathan Krohn, the 14-year-old conservative pip-squeak who caught the attention of former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) after a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC) earlier this year, is coming back.

In mid-February, Krohn, dubbed “The Little Conservative” by The New York Times, will again attend CPAC. He’ll have no official speaking role, but has been honing his oratory skills by speaking at Tea Parties around the country.

His upcoming book, Defining Conservatism: The Principles That Will Bring Our Country Back, has sparked praise from Gingrich and syndicated radio host Mike Gallagher, who says: “Any time I am depressed about the state of the country or the future of the modern conservative movement, I consider two words: Jonathan Krohn.”

By the way, he dedicates his book to the late Ronald Reagan, the late William F. Buckley, Jr. and the late Barry Goldwater.

Krohn, who turns 15 in March, is a homeschooled only child who lives in Atlanta with his parents.

Chronicle of Higher Education Names Harvey W. Hill, Jr. Associate Publisher

The Chronicle of Higher Education today announced the appointment of Harvey W. Hill, Jr., as Associate Publisher, Corporate Client Group. Harvey will lead the sales team in New York and Sacramento, as well as the display production team in Washington.

A newspaper veteran, Hill has served as a director for national, retail and classified sales for media companies such as the Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post.

Morning Reading List 10.30.09

CBS’ Mark Knoller tweets this pic this morning: “Trick or Treat. Gremlins, goblins and Knoller. (Mark o’ Lantern by Fernando Suarez, CBS News).”

Some more Washingtonian’s Halloween costumes, including Fox’s Greta van Susteren: “I had planned on going as either Anderson Cooper or Glenn Beck. As for my husband, John? He was planning on going as Sally Quinn.” We’d like to see that!

Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning before Halloween…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE

NEWSPAPERS

WSJ is closing its Boston office.

Boston Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley is retiring.

TV

A Pew Research study find that “Fox News Channel is viewed by Americans in more ideological terms than other television news networks” (mostly conservative). CNN, MSNBC and NBC were found to be perceived as “mostly liberal.” Numbers here.

TVNewser takes a look at cable ratings post-election: Neither HLN nor Fox News has seen near the drop-off year-to-year that the other two networks have. CNBC has also seen audiences shrink compared to last October, when so much public attention was placed on the financial crisis.

Bloomberg TV debuts the new series “Innovators” tomorrow night at 9pmET and 11pmET.

BBC is cutting jobs.

ONLINE

Vote for HuffPost Game ChangersKatie Couric? Henry Louis Gates, Jr.? Tina Brown?

Actor Woody Harrelson is in town- check him out today on CBS’ daily webcast “Washington Unplugged” at 12:30pm.

MAGAZINES

Time mag is expected to eliminate more jobs.

NEWS NOTES

WaPo: Yes, journalists deserve subsidies too.

More DC lists, more media on DC lists.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Daily Finance: Fox News ‘truce’ with White House is no victory for Obama.

A reporter asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s gaggle: “Is there a ceasefire in the war with Fox?” Gibbs replied simply: “I have nothing to add to that.” (h/t Politico 44)

USA Today: Steven Waldman, founder, editor and leading political blogger of Beliefnet.com, the nation’s top Internet spirituality site, is leaving for a post in the Obama administration.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

News Notes: Print Edition

NYT plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs by the end of this year. No word yet on how that will affect the DC bureau. FishbowlNY has executive editor Bill Keller‘s internal memo, which says, “As before, if we do not reach 100 positions through buyouts, we will be forced to go to layoffs. I hope that won’t happen, but it might.”

• A study by former WaPo executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr. and Columbia University’s Michael Schudson says government should help subsidize local journalism. “Rather than depending primarily on shrinking newspapers, communities should have a range of diverse sources of news reporting. They should include commercial and nonprofit news organizations that can both compete and collaborate with one another, adapting traditional journalistic forms to the multimedia, interactive capabilities of digital communication.” Downie and Schudson make a number of suggestions of public sources of support in today’s WaPo.

• And congrats are in order… The Atlantic‘s James Bennet is Ad Age’s Magazine Editor of the Year.

CNN’s Malveaux Named Essence‘s Journo of the Year

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CNN White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux will receive Essence‘s Journalist of the Year award this evening. Essence & Southern Company are partnering to host a special awards reception as part of the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus weekend to commemorate the achievements of today’s most influential politicians and architects of change.

The program will honor the accomplishments of The Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee with the Advocate Award; Musician & Activist Dr. Henry Panion, III with the Civic & Cultural Advancement Award; Morehouse College President Robert M. Franklin, Jr. with the Hope Award; and CNN Washington Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux as Journalist of the Year.

Congratulations to Suzanne!

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