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Slate’s David Weigel Headed to Bloomberg Politics

WeigelIn a post to Slate Tuesday afternoon, political reporter David Weigel announced his September 19 departure for Bloomberg Politics, days ahead of the expected October 6 launch of the Bloomberg Politics site, to feature a daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

“This is still my favorite magazine and I’m only leaving it because Bloomberg’s putting together — I will try to avoid corporate-speak — an ambitious political magazine run by the sort of geniuses who made Bloomberg Businessweek into a great print mag, and New York‘s political coverage a daily must-read,” wrote Weigel. Read more

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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 8.6.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

TVNewser CNN ‘Looking Into’ Arwa Damon Lawsuit

FishbowlDC Bloomberg Snags Esquire’s Mike Nizza

SocialTimes The Best and Worst Airlines on Social Media

AllFacebook Facebook Adds Ad Scheduling to Power Editor

TVSpy Gannett to Split Broadcasting and Newspaper Businesses

FishbowlNY New York Magazine Finds Its New Executive Editor

Lost Remote Roy Sekoff of HuffPost Live: ‘We Set Out to Expand the Definition of Social TV’

AllTwitter More than Six in 10 Access Social Networks on their Smartphones, Tablets

10,000 Words Which Pubs Perform the Best on Social Media?

Inside Mobile Apps StitMe Private Communications App Keeps Your Phone Number Secure

InsideFacebook Facebook for Windows Phone Gets a Major Update

GalleyCat HarperCollins UK Launches the Killer Reads Digital Imprint

PRNewser The Five W’s of NEO: Spelling Out PR’s Newest Optimization Technology

AgencySpy Apple Hires Nike Social Chief as Digital Marketing Director

MediaJobsDaily Could Bad Manners Hurt Your Career? Survey Says: Yes

UnBeige Museum Masterpieces Head Outdoors with Art Everywhere’s U.S. Debut

Bloomberg Snags Esquire’s Mike Nizza

Mike NizzaEsquire digital editor Mike Nizza is soon headed to Bloomberg to serve as its executive editor of the soon to be launched Bloomberg Politics website.

On Friday, FishbowlDC reported that ABC’s Tom Johnson and “The Daily Show’s” Pat King will also join the vertical, as executive editor and senior producer, respectively. They will lead a daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann planned to debut in October, the same time as the Bloomberg Politics site.

Nizza was previously an online editor for AOL and The New York Times.

Reminiscing: Ex-Candidate Burps, Farts During Esquire Interview

It sounds like a reporter’s dream.

Interview a subject with no fear of being lied to or spun. He’s into “Radical Honesty.” You get to tell him some of his answers are boring. He gets to tell you that you’re self-indulgent and the magazine you work for is pretentious. It’s for the story. And besides, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

This was the interview A.J. Jacobs did for Esquire six years ago and we wanted to hear about any lasting effects the experience had on him. Esquire‘s digital editor tweeted the story out over the weekend. Jacobs didn’t know for certain, but suggested, “Maybe he thought it was a particularly lie-heavy news cycle?” Explains Mike Nizza, Esquire‘s Digital Editor, “On the weekend, we like to recirculate the Esquire classics. It’s when people seem to have more time to dig in to a longer piece.”

But first, a look back: To interview with Brad Blanton, a 66-year-old psychotherapist in Virginia who unsuccessfully ran for Congress twice, Jacobs traveled to “buttfuck” Va. The setting: Radical Honesty HQ, i.e. Blanton’s house. During their talk, so and so downed Bourbon, farted, burped and and said his dog once licked his dick. so and so didn’t get upset by any of the questions. There was an expectation that both men would be radically honest.

Favorite lines: Jacobs: “I’m glad you picked your nose just now,” I say. “Because it was funny and disgusting, and it’ll make a good detail for the article.” Blanton: “That’s fine. I’ll pick my ass in a minute.” And this...”Then he unleashes his deep Texan laugh: heh, heh, heh. (He also burps and farts throughout our conversation; he believes the one-cheek sneak is ‘a little deceitful.’)”

After the interview, in real life, the reporter was supposed to try out radical honesty on friends and family, a task he tried hard to avoid.

What do you think? Could you hack it?

See our discussion with the author on lasting effects the experience had on him. Read more

Morning Reading List, 10.03.08

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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