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DC Magazine Celebrates Annual Nightlife Issue with Summer Soiree

20140617_194702Tuesday night at Frye in Georgetown, DC Magazine hosted a party in celebration of its annual nightlife issue. In the Modern Luxury June issue are “20 Unique Ways to Spend Your Summer Nights,” including Jay-Z and Beyonce’s On The Run tour stop in Baltimore on July 7, the summer ready U Street Penthouse Pool and Lounge, and the annual Citi Open.

The evening also featured a lucky recipient of Frye boots – Ballston BID’s Allie Krafft - chosen alongside DC senior editor Katie Bianco.

“Allie was super cute and fashionable, and she ended up picking a pair of boots I had already been drooling over earlier in the evening!” said Bianco. “I love the sexy zipper that goes up the back of the boot, but the style is also classic. She’ll be able to wear them for years.”
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Y & N’s Katy Adams Toasted at Teatro

Vino flowed for Katy Adams at Teatro Goldoni on Friday evening. The newest writer to take the reins of the Examiner‘s “Yeas and Nays” column was celebrated by nearly two dozen media types with a lovely three-course dinner hosted by Janet Donovan. In attendance were WBJ‘s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Nick Massella, Brendan Kownacki, Human Events editor Emily Miller, Roz Plater and Maureen Ume of Fox 5, Roll Call‘s Beth Brotherton and Ali McSherry, Examiner’s Jacque Bland, Mary Bird, Amy McLean of CTIA and of course, Katy’s partner in crime – Nikki Schwab.

The hot topics: Glenn Beck’s weekend rally (Schwab and Miller hashed it out), Donovan’s consumer electronics woes (TiVo, DVD TV setup), and Nikki Schwab’s new “do,” as in hairdo – Schwab treated herself to a little makeover at the Red Door Salon that day.

Fans Gather Around Suspicious Package Outside Nationals Park

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By FishbowlDC contributor Nick Massella

Suspicious Package rocked out for fans, sports junkies, and politicos Tuesday night at the Bullpen outside Nationals Park before the 49th annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Despite the heat, the band remained cool, rocking out to “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Dancing with Myself,” and other popular songs.

The band of friends, which includes writer Tim Burger; USTR’s Christina Sevilla; The Washington Post’s Tom Toles; HUD’s Bryan Greene; and Josh Meyer, Director of Education and Outreach for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, has been around since May 2008 and played at gigs such as Journapalooza 2009 at the National Press Club, Rock and Roll Hotel, Hard Rock Café, and the embassies of Finland, Italy, Denmark, and Germany. The band most recently played on Saturday at Meyer’s wedding to The Washington Post’s Michael Chandler.

Spotted at the event were RNC Chairman Michael Steele, House GOP leader John Boehner, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Janet Donovan, and Politico’s Kiki Ryan.

Awards Honor Human Rights and Social Justice Reporting

Contributed by Nick Massella

On Wednesday May 26, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and George Washington University’s Global Media Institute announced the winners of the 42nd annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and the 2010 Book Awards. The winning entries included diverse subjects such as human trafficking, infant mortality, Navy abuses against gay sailors, and Iranian state repression. The awards were presented by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Mary Courtney Kennedy Hill. Ethel Skakel Kennedy, wife of the late Senator and former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, attended the event.

ABC News journalist Diane Sawyer was among the RFK Journalism Award recipients but was unable to attend. Her award, in the domestic television category for “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” was accepted by her colleague Claire J. Weinraub.

Two Washington Post photographers also received RFK Journalism Awards, including Carol Guzy, who won in domestic photography for “No Greater Love.” The RFK Center describes her 2010 entry as “a strong emotional narrative that speaks to the process of dying, as well as Alzheimer’s disease, aging and home health care.” She was also the Grand Prize winner in 2009.

The Washington Post’s Sarah Voisin was recognized for “In Mexico’s war on drugs, battle lines are drawn in chalk” in the international photography category. Her photographic reporting profiles the drug war in Mexico. She said that her inspiration for the assignment came from “the Mexican-based journalists that have to live there and report this story. They face life or death decisions on whether to report the truth about the drug cartels.”

The RFK Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on the issues that define the life and work of Robert F. Kennedy: human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world.

The RFK Center also presented the 2010 Book Award, which is awarded to an author who faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy’s concern for the poor and powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity.

This year’s Book Award went to Amy Bach for Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court, an investigation of inequalities in America’s criminal justice system. In addition, Dave Eggers was awarded a Distinguished Honor for his book, Zeitoun.

The remaining Journalism Award winners after the jump.

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Murdoch Forecasts iPad may Save Newspaper Industry

By FBDC contributor Nick Massella

While Vice President Joe Biden may describe this media mogul as a BFD, Rupert Murdoch doesn’t let his power get to his head.

“I don’t let it get to me – I don’t really believe it,” said Murdoch, at The George Washington University’s Kalb Report Tuesday night at the National Press Club.

Murdoch spoke about his path to creating a media empire, what he considers content, and of his morning reading list.
Laughs erupted from the audience when Murdoch admitted that his morning news lineup consisted of The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

“But you own those two,” reminded Marvin Kalb, host of the program, which is produced by GW’s Global Media Institute, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, and the National Press Club.

Murdoch, who owns one of the coveted Apple iPads, describes it as “a wonderful thing” and that it “brought together all forms of media – music, books, newspapers.”

Unlike critics of the iPad and Amazon Kindle who think that these technologies will destroy the future of the newspaper, Murdoch believes that it may actually save the newspaper industry.

“If you have less newspapers and more of these, that’s ok,” said Murdoch of the iPad. “It’s more economic. It may well be the saving of the newspaper industry.”

That’s a Wrap: This Just In!, Scavenger Shopping & Kalb

This Just In!
On an all new This Just In! — Joe Urschel, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the Newseum, gives listeners a tour of the mecca of news and recounts his days at USA Today. Listen in as Urschel explains why the Newseum isn’t your grandmother’s museum and why the obit for the newspaper shouldn’t be written just yet. This Just In! is produced by The George Washington University’s Global Media Institute and the Newseum. Hosted by veteran journalist Sam Litzinger, the weekly one-hour program airs every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on XM’s Public Radio Channel 133 and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on 1500 AM Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C.

Scavenger Shopping
CityShopGirl.com and Skincando have joined forces to host a city wide scavenger hunt. The hunt begins on Monday, October 5 with daily clues appearing in CityShopGirl’s daily email publication and on twitter handles @cityshopgirl and @skincandoAfter 10 days of hints and over 20 clues, participants willmeet with their scavenger hunt items at 6 pm on Saturday, October 17 at Lotus Lounge. The Scavenger Hunt DC grand prize(valued at over $2500) includes gift certificates from area vendors including The Ritz-Carlton, iLori, Still Point Spa, Sweetgreen, Urban Chic, LA Boxing, Ginger, Carl Ray make up artist, Crooked Monkey, Nage, Firefly, Chef Geoff and SimplySoles.

Ink on the Brink
The highly acclaimed Kalb Report series launches its 16th season at the National Press Club on Oct. 5, 2009, with “Ink on the Brink: The Future of Print Journalism.” Moderator Marvin Kalb will probe panelists representing four areas of leadership within the challenged print industry about the future of newspapers and preparations for the uncertain years ahead. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution Columnist Cynthia Tucker, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, USA Today President and Publisher David Hunke, and International Herald Tribune Senior Editor Anne Bagamery will join Kalb on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20045). Media wishing to attend should RSVP to Nick Massella at 202.994.3087 or massella@gwu.edu.

Kalb Report Returns with “Ink on the Brink”

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The first installment of this year’s Kalb Report series at the National Press Club is just around the corner. Titled “Ink on the Brink: The Future of Print Journalism,” the Oct. 5, 2009 event will feature moderator Marvin Kalb probing panelists representing four areas of leadership within the challenged print industry about the future of newspapers and preparations for the uncertain years ahead. Pulitzer Prize-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution Columnist Cynthia Tucker, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, USA Today President and Publisher David Hunke, and International Herald Tribune Senior Editor Anne Bagamery will join Kalb for the event.

Interested in covering the event? Hit up friend of FishbowlDC, Nick Massella at 202-994-3087 or massella@gwu.edu.

For the press release, click here.

Hottest Media Types: Here Comes Young! Here Comes Santos! Here Comes Taylor!

hottestmedia.gif We told you: Just about anything that can happen, will happen.

This weekend showed little movement on the leaderboards, but today is a different story altogether…

Get caught up on today’s big developments after the jump…

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Hottest Media Types: Friday Morning

hottestmedia.gif We ran into a bunch of FishbowlDC hotties (Hulse, Verdugo, Kucinich, Pietras, Friere, Stanton, etc.) at last night’s DCI Group party and, boy, were their fingers tired. Why? Because over 280,000 votes have been cast in this year’s contest (you can vote as often as you’d like, so go ahead and rock the vote).

We’ve got a new leader in the Male, On Air category (and could Chuck Todd pull off a comeback?!?),

The current leaders in each category are…

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