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EXCLUSIVE: Garrett Graff Joins POLITICO Magazine

A source tells us that Garrett Graff, who left Washingtonian in April where he served as editor-in-chief for five years, most recently joined POLITICO Magazine.

Graff told the Washington City Paper at the time of his departure that he didn’t yet have concrete plans on what’s next, but that he is, “looking forward to a new challenge, wherever that may lie,” and that he will probably spend a good part of his time finishing up his third book, a history of the Cold War, for Simon and Schuster.

Washingtonian in June named Michael Schaffer Graff’s replacement as editor.

Graff edited FishbowlDC from January 2005 to May 2006, when Patrick Gavin took over.

UPDATE  (3:52pm): An update from POLITICO confirms that Graff has joined the magazine, official today, as a senior staff writer.

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Washingtonian Wins the Summer with AT&T Best of Washington Party

photo4Last night at the National Building Museum, Washingtonian hosted its annual AT&T Best of Washington party, likely, the best event of the summer in DC. ‘Best of’ was Washingtonian’s first major event under the helm of its new editor, Michael Schaffer.

More than 60 of the magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants served samples bites from their menu, including 1789, Ted’s Bulletin, Toki Underground, BLT Steak, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Lyon Hall and STK, alongside libations including Pyrat Rum and Patrón Tequilas, among many, many, others (trust).

The soirée was themed “Madhatter,” and the “publisher’s reception” (aka VIP area) – sponsored by the American Beverage Association – offered guests dozens of costume hats to compliment attire. There was a maze, acrobatic performers and musicians, a BMW i8, and a Qatar Airways lounge featuring two of its fully-flat business class seats along with great music. Read more

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The New Republic Promotes 2, Adds 1

ec814ca8-b81a-4d06-ab3c-e9cc84564510.imgThe New Republic this afternoon announced two promotions and a new hire, none related to yesterday’s news that editorial director Michael Schaffer is headed to Washingtonian as its fourth editor. Amanda Silverman and Linda Kinstler have been promoted to deputy editor and managing editor, respectively, and Rebecca Leber will join TNR as a staff writer.

Silverman will oversee production of the print magazine, NewRepublic.com, and the centennial issue. Kinstler has been promoted from reporter/researcher to managing editor, the role most recently filled by Silverman.

Leber will work with senior editor Jonathan Cohn on a new domestic politics and policy vertical expected this summer. Previously, she wrote about politics and climate change at ThinkProgress.

 

Washingtonian Names Michael Schaffer New Editor

06062014-schafferWashingtonian today announced the hire of Michael Schaffer as its 4th editor in the magazine’s 49-year history. Schaffer was most recently with The New Republic where he served as editorial director and prior to that was editor of the Washington City Paper. 

Schaffer replaces former FishbowlDC-er Garrett Graff, who served as editor of Washingtonian for the past five years. In April, a memo from publisher Cathy Merrill Williams announced that she and Graff agreed he would leave this month.

Schaffer is set to start in July. Check out the full memo, after the jump. Read more

A Toast to Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon works the room at Local 16.


The Ross Yoon Agency: Jennifer Manguera, Gail Ross, Anna Sproul, and Howard.

About 120 local writers and journos showed up to Local 16 last night to toast editorial director Howard Yoon’s newly promoted role of partner at the Gail Ross literary agency, including Bitch is the New Black author Helena AndrewsPolitics Daily‘s Bonnie Goldstein; WCP‘s Michael Schaffer; NPR’s Miranda Kennedy, Lisa Shepard, and Madhulika Sikka; Sridhar Pappu; WaPo’s Steve Luxenberg, Rachel Weiner, Ylan Mui, and Alexandra Petri; Roll Call’s Emily Heil; HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney, and ABC’s Robin Sproul (mother to the agency’s aforementioned Anna Sproul).

The Gail Ross Literary Agency will change names to The Ross Yoon Agency sometime next week, as soon as their new web site is complete.

Washington City Paper Scribes: Top Brass Says Fine, Attend Sanity and Fear Rallies, but No Laughing

This just in…

An internal memo from Washington City Paper‘s Editor Michael Schaffer to reporters telling staff they can attend Jon Stewart‘s and Stephen Colbert dueling rallies this weekend under one condition: they cannot laugh. Polite chuckling is acceptable. They come to this conclusion, after, they say, expensive consultation with outside ethicists.

You don’t want to miss this. Read the memo after the jump or click on the link above…

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City Paper Snags Maureen Tkacik

Maureen Tkacik, who’s worked for the the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, and Jezebel (which she helped found) will be moving from New York to Washington to take a new gig with the Washington City Paper.

As a staff writer at the City Paper, she’s planning to write “attention-snagging, icon-smashing features on the culture, characters, and economics of D.C.’s media and intellectual classes.”

According to memo from CP Editor Michael Schaffer, Tkacik will get her own blog on the website, where she’ll “hold forth on the various subjects she’s covering, as well as on her various other obsessions, from gender politics to economic theory to the folkways of D.C.’s wonk class.”