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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Dorning’

Bloomberg Snags NYT’s Hoyt

Clark Hoyt, a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and former executive for Knight Ridder newspapers who for the last three years was Public Editor of the New York Times, has joined Bloomberg News in Washington. Hoyt will serve as an editor-at-large.

 In other Bloomberg news, Mike Dorning has moved from the economic team back to the White House.

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The Importance Of Wash Bureaus To Local Pubs, As Defined By A Martini

The Newspaper Association of America features a piece by the Chicago Tribune‘s Mike Dorning that illustrates the importance of newspapers’ Washington bureaus. It opens:

The one time I had dinner with Barack Obama was when a small group of reporters traveling with him during the presidential campaign had been invited to join him for dinner after the speech he gave in Berlin. It was a big night and the presidential candidate ordered a serious-looking drink befitting the occasion. But he sipped cautiously. Well into the evening, his martini glass was still half full, and it remained so until shortly before he made his exit from the table full of reporters. That’s the Barack Obama I know: careful, controlled, deliberate– a politician who may be willing to take big strategic risks with his career but methodically works to eliminate any chance of a slip-up.

Dorning’s point is illustrated by a drink order- it helps to know the people you’re covering. Follow NAA’s Above the Fold here.

Did You Make Obama’s Cut?

There are so many journalists eager to join Sen. Barack Obama on his European trip that the campaign simply can’t accommodate all of them on the plane.

Lynn Sweet blogged a few days back:

The Obama campaign plane, a 757, will have only about 40 journalists on the manifest. More reporters wanted to travel with the Obama campaign; some have been told not to pack their bags, one notified to be on standby. I’m told hundreds of news outlets were interested in making the trip with Obama, very popular in Europe. There are fewer seats available for reporters than usual because the campaign is taking on more staff than routinely flies with Obama. Secret Service agents also travel on the campaign plane.

Two U.S. based reporters for foreign newspapers who I talked to today said they were told no foreign journalists–even from the countries Obama is visiting–will be on the plane.

We hear that there are some upset journos, because some regular reporters have been kicked off the plane for this trip, with the campaign citing space reasons. The Washington Times wasn’t given a seat. Neither was The New Yorker (pissed about the recent cover?). Or the Sunday Times of London. Of course, space is especially tight because of all the superstar reporters interested in this trip.

As a result, some reporters are doing portions of the trip on their own, not in the campaign bubble.

Among the outlets on the plane: ABC, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, AP, USA Today, Fox News, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, McClatchy, Sun-Times, Politico, Time, Newsweek (and various network embeds).

Who you might see on the plane: Candy Crowley, Jake Tapper, Major Garrett, Karen Tumulty, Margaret Talev, Jeff Zeleny, Lynn Sweet, Mike Dorning, Dan Balz, Caren Bohan, Julianna Goldman, Carrie Budoff Brown, Richard Wolffe, Sunlen Miller, Don Gonyea, Chris Welch, Maria Govrolic, Bonney Kapp, Athena Jones, David Espo, Lee Cowan, Mark Hudspeth, David Wright, Glen Johnson.

Playbook says that over 200 requests were made by reporters to the campaign.

In a Washington Post op-ed Sunday, Der Tagesspiegel D.C. bureau chief Christoph von Marschall says “he has almost completely refused to answer questions from foreign journalists. When the press plane leaves tonight for his trip, there will be, as far as I know, no foreign media aboard. The Obama campaign has refused multiple requests from international reporters to travel with the candidate.”

On the trip, Carrie Budoff Brown talks about the new dress code issue by the Obama campaign.

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey also looks at media coverage of Obama/McCain trips abroad.

Rachel Sklar: “Anchors Away! (On Obama’s Overseas Adventure)

AP’s David Bauder asks: “Is media playing fair in campaign coverage?”

After the jump, the first pool report from the trip (from Chicago Tribune’s John McCormick)…

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