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McLean Robbins Named East Coast Editor of Pursuitist

The travel and luxury writer McLean Robbins has joined luxury lifestyle blog Pursuitist as an east coast editor, the blog announced yesterday. Robbins is a freelance writer who has contributed to many pubs including Washingtonian and DC. She is also part of the Mediabistro family, serving as a teacher of courses offered by our parent company on blogging, freelancing and other topics. She will continue to be based in DC, and will work with New York-based editor Carrie Coolidge to cover “all things luxe.”

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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

Reality Schmeality: 44 Blue Bites Down on DC

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If at first reality TV in DC doesn’t succeed… try, try again. And that’s exactly what 44 Blue Productions is doing.

If you were at the City Tavern Club this afternoon, you might have run into a motley crew a la cameras including Fletcher Gill, Tommy McFly, Angie Goff, McLean Robbins, Kate Marie Grinold and others…

Why? Why else? To tape a reality show pilot, of course.

Anyhow, we hear the mismatched cast members taped some group stuff today and will meet the crew at the Doubletree Hotel for individual interviews tomorrow.

Mer. Yawn.