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Journos Convene to Talk Twitter

On Thursday night communications professionals convened at Busboys and Poets for “Twitch! Public Relations in the Age of Social Media.” The event, organized and hosted by PR and social media maven Amanda Miller Littlejohn of Miller Littlejohn Media Group, featured D.C. area journalists from broadcast, radio, online, magazine and print outlets.

Jim Long, long-time cameraman for NBC Universal moderated. Panelists included NPR’s Jamila Bey, Washingtonian contributor McLean Robbins (also of the blog Deacon Does DC), HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney; Washington Business Journal’s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, and WUSA9′s digital correspondent Lindsey Mastis.

Mastis on the necessity of social media in her work: “I rely on social media every day for every story I’m working on.

Robbins added, “Everything I’ve done with social media has allowed me to be more connected to the people I’m talking to.”

The audience engaged throughout the two-hour event using the hashtag #TwitchDC to communicate with one another on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, making comments and posing questions.

This was the first event in an intended series by Littlejohn and Mopwater PR + Media Notes.

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L to R: McLean Robbins,Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Jim Long, Lindsey Mastis, Amanda Miller Littlejohn, Arthur Delaney

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Morning Reading List 10.16.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Congrats to WUSA’s Lindsey Mastis, who announced on her blog that she’s engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Patrick.

Tweet-of-the-day: @jackieraytapper: @thenote just know i have more followers than several journalists and some pols — and i just pooped my pants.

What we know and what we’re reading this rainy Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Massive cuts at Gazette newspapers. Check out the memo to staff here.

Philip Anschutz, new owner of the Examiner, is paying a visit to DC. Politico: What is he looking for?

TV

Roland Martin was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He’ll be presented with the award by Rev. Jesse Jackson at the 10th annual “Creating Opportunity” conference in Atlanta.

Who are some of DC’s TV newsers favorite guests? Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jon Stewart are among their picks.

MSNBC will air an encore presentation of Keith Olbermann‘s program-length Special Comment on health care tonight.

CNBC’s John Harwood had an exclusive with Larry Summers yesterday for “The Kudlow Report.”

WaPo‘s Tom Shales on NBC’s possible “Comcastic” deal.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer filled in on “Larry King Live” last night, where he had an exclusive interview with the Henne family, during which Falcon said, “We did it for the show.” Hmmm…

@McCainBlogette: “I would like to thank CNN for running a special segment on my twitphoto drama, you guys are #3 in the ratings for a reason.” Ouch. CNN’s segment on McCain’s twit-photo drama here.

And one more CNN note… The network will, going forward, disclose contributor Alex Castellanos‘ ties to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), according to NYT.

ONLINE

E&P: Yahoo, CNN and MSNBC still topped the chart, but in one surprising shift The Huffington Post surpassed Washingtonpost.com in unique users in the month of September, new data from Nielsen Online reveals.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will join C-SPAN’s Newsmakers webcast.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Author-in-chief? GQ‘s Barack Obama’s Work in Progress.

AWARDS & EVENTS

CJR announced its four “Encore” Fellows- the fellowships, first of its kind, “provide downsized professionals with a writing position as well as support to help them choose how best to use their experience in the years ahead. Their work will be featured in the magazine and on CJR.org over a nine-month period beginning in late October.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

So Just Who Has Been Tweeting @WhiteHouse? Mystery Solved

The mystery plaguing the blogosphere since White House press secretary Robert Gibbsappearance on C-SPAN Friday morning has finally been solved. Who has been Tweeting updates on @WhiteHouse if Twitter if blocked on White House computers? Especially since most of @WhiteHouse’s updates are “from web.”

WUSA crack reporter Lindsey Mastis reports back to us that according to the White House, select staffers have been granted Twitter access- the New Media Team is in charge of the Twitter Account.

Because of the Presidential Records Act, every Tweet would have to be archived, which isn’t easy to do. Mastis says even the technologically saavy and blackberry toting President has to work with the “New Media Team” to Tweet.

>>RELATED: One of our faves at Mediaite, Rachel Sklar, went straight to source, asking White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton what’s up with Twitter and the White House. An excerpt:

Would it be fair to call Robert Gibbs “internet-savvy?” Or would it be hideously inaccurate?

I’ve never known him to exactly break new ground as it relates to technology – but he’s a real whiz on his blackberry.

Morning Reading List 07.20.09

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Happy Birthday to CNN’s Ed Henry. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Just a few notes on WaPo salons… Politico takes note of Bob Woodward‘s appearance on Charlie Rose- “Sure it was a mistake,” Woodward told Rose. “It’s been acknowledged. The publisher and the editor have kind of — not kind of — it’s a no excuses apology. They’ve tried to explain how it happened and I think they have.”

Ombudsman Andrew Alexander in Sunday’s WaPo- Adapting Ethics Rules to a New World.

TV

How are MSNBC’s newest anchors Dylan Ratigan and Dr. Nancy Snyderman doing so far? Ehh… “To date, both shows have attracted plenty of media attention and generated headlines. But, at the same time, both shows have struggled to attract the young viewers coveted by advertisers.” More from NYO here.

Remember Lindsey Mastis, the local WUSA-9 reporter who was given a hard time by the Real World crews? Well, she got an official apology from an MTV cameraman. Check out the groveling here.

RADIO

SIRIUS XM Radio’s POTUS channel will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing by broadcasting live from the National Air and Space Museum from noon to 3pmET today. POTUS airs on SIRIUS channel 110 and XM channel 130.

NEWS NOTES

A different perspective on the first 100 days of… Bo the dog.

Merriam-Webster has added a definition of the term “earmark” to the latest edition of its dictionary: “A provision in congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program or organization.” (h/t LAT)

Howard Kurtz in today’s WaPo Media Notes: While Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings drew plenty of coverage last week, the level of media excitement hardly matched that surrounding Mark Sanford’s Argentine affair, Sarah Palin’s Alaskan exit or Michael Jackson’s untimely departure.

Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports that Congressional galleries accredit 19 percent fewer reporters from mainstream newspapers and wire services than in 2008 (h/t Politico).

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

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Local Reporter Gets Ambushed By Real World DC

Ok, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but MTV’s Real World camera crews did give local WUSA reporter Lindsey Mastis a hard time trying to get these interviews.

By the way, according to one guy interviewed, DC is gonna be the best Real World ever. Nice.

Washingtonian‘s Capital Comment blog is tracking all the show’s action at Real World Watch.

>>MORE: NYPost writes today that DC is “already fed up with MTV filming.”