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Society of Professional Journalists Convenes at Georgetown in March

The Society of Professional Journalists is holding its annual Region 2 Conference (that’s D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina) on Friday March 28th and Saturday March 29th at Georgetown University. The conference starts Friday with a screening of “A Fragile Trust,” a new documentary about the plagiarism and fabrications of NYT‘s Jayson Blair. On Saturday, there will be a full day of programs and a Mark of Excellence awards luncheon.

Speakers and workshop leaders include: Emily Grannis of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Derek Willis and Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times, WaPo‘s Greg Linch and T.J. Ortenzi, Scott Smallwood of the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Delece Smith-Barrow of U.S. News and World Report, among others.

For details and tickets go here. For conference updates visit www.facebook.com/SPJRegion2 or @spjregion2.

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AP Reporter to WaPo

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The AP‘s Adam Goldman, Pulitzer winner in 2012 and author of Enemies Within, has accepted a job at WaPo. Matt Apuzzo, his co-author, is staying put at the AP.

Fox News’ Grenell Gives AP’s Apuzzo a Twitter Smackdown

We warned you to watch out for Fox News contributor Richard Grenell, but you didn’t listen. Seriously, we didn’t call him the Mike Tyson of Twitter for nothing.

Who’s he beating up now? This weekend it was the AP’s Matt Apuzzo over the pictures atop an NSA story. The fight, apparently, was about whether there were three or four pictures (there were three) and which president, Bush or Obama, was pictured more (Bush). Apuzzo got these details wrong in an attempt to defend himself, and true to form Grenell—and a few minions from the depths of Twitter— finished Apuzzo off as he lay already bruised and battered in defeat. Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Her internship application was impressive!” — NPR Morning Edition.

On Journalism.

“In this city, talking on the record is so rare, that when someone does it on something important, we make him the story, not what he says.” — AP investigative reporter Matt Apuzzo.

“If you’re a journalist and your first instinct in the Snowden case is to attack him, maybe you should consider a different line of work.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

Huh? Someone get this woman a manicure. Pronto!

“I bit my nails down too far then painted them a heinous, white-out-esque color. I am scared to remove. Physical pain or sartorial pain?” — Marta, a Capitol Hill communications aide.

Attn: Publicists

“Note to PR folks: I just programmed my Outlook account to delete any message with the words ‘Interview Opp’ in the subject. kthanksbye.” — Mother JonesJosh Harkinson.

Convo Between Two Media Types

This morning’s conversation is between The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas and conservative blogger Matt Mackowiack. It transpired at about 4:15 a.m. this morning.

PAPPAS: “Do you ever sleep? You tweet at all hours!”

MACKOWIACK: “I’m sleeping now.”

Columnist gets “fishy” emails

“Dear @BarackObama — I’ve been getting some fishy emails about the NSA tracking my phone calls. That can’t possibly be true, right?” – Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:56 a.m.

Reporter runs out of gas

“To make my day even more interesting the rental car I got ran out of gas two blocks after I picked up the car.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review political reporter Salena Zito, who has also written for TPM.

BuzzFeed Editor tries love, peace and understanding

“:(. Our kids will be teenagers soon enough. There but for the grace of god?” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith to TPM‘s Josh Marshall and BuzzFeed’s John Stanton regarding the story on Sen. Jeff Flake‘s (R-Ariz.) son tweeting racial slurs against blacks and Jews.

And another.

“Glad my parents weren’t personally accountable for the crap I pulled growing up. Kids need freedom to make mistakes.” — Radley Balko, senior writer, HuffPost.

Journo TV habits

“Watching #ImHavingTheirBaby. I love @oxygen for showing tough, courageous decision to carry and put a baby up for adoption. Important.” — MSNBC’s “The Cycle” Co-host S.E. Cupp.

And Trump hates “Modern Family”

“Just tried watching Modern Family – written by a moron, really boring. Writer has the mind of a very dumb and backward child. Sorry Danny!” — America’s know-it-all Donald Trump.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day: Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath

“DC ON ALERT: Outside White House, Pennsylvania Ave again closed to pedestrians.” — NBC News’ Peter Alexander with accompanying photograph. 

CAUTIOUS CORRESPONDENTS: “I don’t want to overly speculate because as you know early reports are often wrong, we could be way off base but clearly they are saying this was an explosive device, an improvised explosive advice, in other words, a bomb.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “We’ve been careful all afternoon, did not jump to conclusions.” — FNC’s Bret Baier.

Did someone say conclusions? “I’m getting suspicious with everyone telling me not to ‘jump to conclusions.’ I hadn’t, but now I’m beginning to …” — Conservative Commentator Ann Coulter.

Journo finds new ritual in wake of tragedy

“New weird post-tragedy ritual: I click ‘like’ on the ‘we’re ok’ Facebook status of friends who might not have been…” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

It’s a go. “Supposed to board a flight from New Orleans to Boston in 10 minutes. TSA and gate agent both still telling me it’s a go.” — Digital First Media Thunderdome’s Adrienne LaFrance, who also writes for WaPo and Nieman Lab.

Award-winning “too soon” quote: “I’m going to speculate the bomb was planted by cable TV talking heads.” — David Burge, Iowahawkblog.

Why he looked at gruesome Boston pictures: “I looked at the photos because apparently I just have to know how awful the world can be sometimes.” — Dave Stroup, Digital Director, Aneesh Chopra for Virginia Lt. Gov.

Coping, communicating: “Hispanic kid who work at Don Juan’s takeout counter translating reports of Boston Marathon explosion to non English speakers at table.” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk.

Mistakes bound to happen…“Post also reported 10 more dead than Boston PD are confirming.” — Seth Mnookin.

Don’t blame Boston scribes: “Boston is a hell of a news town. Great reporters doing what they do. All the wild speculation and rumors, not coming from hometowners.” — AP‘s Matt Apuzzo, who works on the Washington D.C.-based investigative team.

On Capitol Hill: “Mood extremely tense on Capitol Hill. Police evacuating grounds as precaution after Boston marathon bombing.” — Stephen Barton, Policy and Outreach Assistant at Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Reporter on the ground: “Fine. Reporting. I was 10 feet from explosion. Shaken up. But not a scratch. Worst thing I ever saw.” — Boston Globe reporter David Abel.

The Media Critics

“Seriously, @FoxNews? Best you can do is birther sheriff Joe Arapaio to discuss security? Really? #boston” — Politico‘s Steve Friess.

“When network news is good, its great. Brian Williams on NC right now is great stuff. Matt Lauer doing a standup from outside Mass General.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.

Just the Facts

“#Boston police officer tells me bombs were packed with small metal objects meant to maim–nails, zippers, blades.” — ABC’s Terry Moran.

“Was interesting to watch nearly everyone in my Twitter feed automatically assume the New York Post was lying today.” — BuzzFeed‘s Rosie Gray.

Journalists emote on Boston tragedy… Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Dude I don’t even know how to make a gif #buzzfeedconfession”BuzzFeed‘s newest Washingtonian Rosie Gray.

THREATENED: Reporters react to Woodward’s claims

“I never took nasty emails as threats. I took them as a sign I was doing my job. Nothing to do with bravery.” — Matt Apuzzo, AP investigative reporter in reaction to WaPo Bob Woodward‘s claim that he was threatened by the White House, namely Director of the National Economic Counsel Gene Sperling. (Sperling scoop by BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.)

“The flaks I know usually just call to yell at me. no email I hate more threatening than ‘Kate, do you have second to talk about this?’” — Politico‘s Kate Nocera.

“Think abt it: You’re a 22-year-old reporter and you see what happens to BOB WOODWARD. You may stay quiet about when a flack barks/pressures” — National Review‘s Robert Costa.

“Reminder of the night: Non-reporters don’t understand journo-source interactions.” — Politico‘s Kevin Robillard.

(From our favorite non-vacationer…) “I know I’m on vacation, but I’ve gotten threats from both Obamaland and Romneyland. ‘You’ll regret this’ is like a walk in the park.” — Former BuzzFeed scribe Zeke Miller.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:09 a.m.

Journo marvels over price of smokes

“I just saw woman in NYC buy two packs of cigarettes for $31. Who can afford that habit here?” — TWT senior opinion writer Emily Miller.

Important Q to Ponder: “You think when Ben Smith was 8 & watching All The President’s Men for the first time, he knew that one day he’d #BenSmith that guy?” — Breitbart‘s John Nolte, official nemesis to BuzzFeed‘s Smith.

Watch out for reporter in PJ’s

“Dear DC: I’m about to wander you in my pajama pants and I’m feeling very Jay Cutler #DoonttttCarrrreeee-esque about it.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

More Woodward and what he’ll regret… Read more

AP Scribes, Politico Cartoonist Reel in Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon. Noteworthy to Washington are Politico‘s political cartoonist Matt Wuerker; HuffPost‘s David Wood, who has been a national Washington-based reporter since 1980; AP Scribes include Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley. Apparently Wuerker is a little excited. Politico‘s Marty Kady wrote on Twitter, “Wuerker did a Cal Ripken-like run through the news room high fiving everyone. That was awesome.”

Check out the complete list…

JOURNALISM

Public Service – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Breaking News Reporting – The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff

Investigative Reporting – Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times

Explanatory Reporting – David Kocieniewski of The New York Times

Local Reporting – Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Penn

National Reporting – David Wood of The Huffington Post

International Reporting – Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times (Gettleman is the East Africa Bureau Chief.)

Feature Writing – Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly

Commentary – Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune

Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe

Editorial Writing – No award

Editorial Cartooning – Matt Wuerker of POLITICO

Breaking News Photography – Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse

Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post

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QUOTES of the DAY


A “Juicebox Mafia” Passover: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Pesach,” Center for American Progress fellow and liberal blogger Matt Yglesias wrote in a Monday tweet accompanied by the beautiful photograph above. He also wrote, “Preparing a seder dinner is giving me a newfound appreciation for the efforts of Jewish homemakers throughout the ages.” And this: “How does Manishevits [sic] manage to make such bad wine? It’s way off the charts.” Traditional spelling of the wine is “Manischewitz.”

Uh oh.

“Things I don’t like to hear from my cab driver: ‘I remember you. I know where you live.’” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Monday tweet.

Luke watches Lifetime?

“After the #Sabres #fail I’m drowning my sorrows in #williamandkate on Lifetime. I’m only going to watch 1 scene.” — NBC’s Luke Russert in a Monday night tweet. Lifetime aired “William and Kate” last night, the love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton. We hope Luke enjoyed the scene where, after a big break up, Kate jumps in the water and swims to William while he stays dry on the dock.

Buttry’s apathy toward Royal Wedding

“Things I care less about than a royal wedding: No, can’t think of anything.” — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry in a Monday tweet. Good thing he’s not doing what he does in the UK — you know, not a very engaging thing to say.

A presumably urgent question

“Hey, Vegas folks: Can someone report whether @mattapuzzo is alone at a bar, wearing a tiara & telling folks it’s his birthday? Thnx!” — AFP‘s Olivier Knox in a Monday tweet about AP investigative reporter Matt Apuzzo. Apuzzo responds, “If only. I’m at my kitchen table eating Cheerios and prepping for work.”

Trump Hair Joke of the Day

“Is there any person on the planet ignored more than Trump’s barber?” — Syndicated op-ed columnist and FishbowlLA Editor Tina Dupuy in a Monday tweet.

A blogger’s beer recommendation

“The perfect springtime beer.” — Washington Examiner‘s political blogger Lachlan Markay in a Monday tweet paired with this picture.

Dana Perino aspires to color-coordinate like Laura Bush

“Not much happenin’, so I’m organizing closet, switching out winter for spring. Color coordinating like @laurawbush, super-organizer.” — FNC Contributor Dana Perino in a Monday night tweet.

Journo takes in spring

“It’s 71 degrees outside still and marvelous; I’m taking my office to the courtyard. Thank you, Washington, D.C., this is sort of spring.” — Politico Assistant Editor/Web Producer Jedd Rosche in a Monday tweet.

Fake Jim V. gets threatening

“Oh for chrissake andy, never say that again” — Fake Jim VandeHei in a reactionary Monday tweet to Politico‘s Andy Bar who writes, “Greta’s sweet spot.” Barr’s referencing FNC’s Greta Van Susteren who writes, “Bill Ayers calls Senator McCain a WAR CRIMINAL.” We also liked this one from Fake Jim: “Staff, I appreciate everything you do. But if we don’t win a goddamn Pulitzer this year get ready for a summer without air conditioning.”

Pulitzer envy

“I realized on the drive home that the reason Pulitzer coverage is interesting is that the stories are tinged with desire and envy.” — Steve Myers, managing editor at Poynter.org.