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Pew Research Center President Alan Murray to Join Fortune as Editor

Alan MurrayPew Research Center President and former Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Alan Murray announced in a memo to Pew staff today he’s been named editor of Fortune.

Murray joined Pew as president in November 2012. In addition to WSJ bureau chief, he served as deputy managing editor and executive editor of online for the Journal and CNBC’s Washington bureau chief from 2002 to 2005, during which he co-hosted “Capital Report” with Gloria Borger.

“I came to appreciate Alan’s intellect, and his love of news about business and economics in the years we were both at The Wall Street Journal, and I have followed his career closely as he moved into management while expanding his interests from print to video, digital and events,” said Norman Pearlstine, chief content officer of Time Inc. ”There is no one more wired in the business and media worlds, and I am thrilled to have an editor of his caliber and intellect at the helm.”

Click through for Murray’s note to Pew staff, in which he describes his move to Fortune as “like a calling, and it is one I find impossible to resist.” Read more

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Friday Additions for White House Correspondents’ Weekend


Just when we thought there was only eight White House Correspondents’-related events on Friday, we were wrong. There’s at least eleven.

Yesterday we pulled together a list of known events and we’re back with a few additions. 8am has never sounded so miserable.

POLITICO Playbook Breakfast – Special Celebrity Edition
Friday, May 2, 8am
POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen and Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles to discuss Hollywood, Washington, content creation and perception versus reality.
Featuring Kid President Robby Novak, Youtube’s Robert Kyncl, the stars of “Scandal,” David Bucatinsky and Jeff Perry, former White House chief of staff Andrew H. Card, Jr., and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Presented by Bank of America

The HBO Documentary Film “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.” Reception and Screening
Friday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Hosted by POLITICO
Followed by a discussion with Robert De Niro, film directors Perri Peltz and Greta Gandbhir, and executive producer Jane Rosenthal


People and TIME’s Annual Cocktail Party
Friday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Hosted by Joe Ripp, CEO, TIME Inc.; Norman Pearlstine, EVP and Chief Content Officer, TIME Inc.; Jess Cagle, editorial director, People; Nancy Gibbs, managing editor, TIME

OFF THE RECORD with Michelle Branch

Friday, May 2, 9:30pm – midnight
Lani Hay, president & CEO of LMT Inc., hosts an event celebrating women in news media
Benefiting Rock the Vote
Featuring Moet & Chandon and Belvedere Vodka
With an acoustic performance by Michelle Branch

Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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Bloomberg Pays Off Economist for Unauthorized Use of Information

In a joint statement released this morning from Bloomberg and CQ Roll Call, Bloomberg announced that it has paid an undisclosed amount to CQ Roll Call for the unauthorized use of files by former CQ Roll Call employees now working for Bloomberg.

“The Economist Group and Bloomberg have discovered that certain former CQ employees now employed by Bloomberg were able to use the log-ins and passwords supplied to them during their employment by CQ to continue to access such information while working for Bloomberg and allowed a small number of other Bloomberg employees to do so. The parties have taken appropriate action to ensure that such access did not continue. In addition, Bloomberg has paid an unspecified amount to The Economist Group as compensation for such unauthorized access.”

CQ Roll Call PR had no comment on the matter.

Andrew Rashbass, CEO of The Economist Group said: “I appreciate the way Bloomberg have handled this. I have the highest regard for their journalistic ethics. I am confident that this conduct will not reoccur.”

Norman Pearlstine, Bloomberg’s Chief Content Officer, said: “Bloomberg appreciates that The Economist Group brought its concerns to Bloomberg’s attention, and is pleased that the parties were able to resolve those concerns in a professional and constructive manner.”

Morning Reading List, 11.06.08


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Morning Reading List, 02.11.08

Good morning Washington.

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  • You are not fans of Maureen Dowd’s writing.


  • Washington Post reports, “Discovery Communications has hired former AOL advertising executive Kathleen Kayse to run the Silver Spring cable giant’s digital ad sales operation. Kayse is a Time Warner veteran, having held a number of positions there, including publisher of People magazine.”

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  • Diamondback Online talks to Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Nixon-era whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg.

    <LI"Fuzzy Election Math, Before and After

  • The Examiner reports,Mark Tapscott, editorial page editor of The Washington Examiner, will receive the Conservative Political Action Conference’s journalist of the year award today for producing what American Conservative Union Chairman David A. Keene called a ‘consistent, conservative, articulate editorial page.’”

  • Amy Argetsinger says to ignore Chris Matthews. From an online chat:

      Philadelphia, Pa.: Is there any way to attempt to correct Chris Matthews from pronouncing Illinois “Illinoise”? Especially when we know it’s accidental…it’s quite embarrassing for the rest of us and it happened over and over again yesterday….
      Amy Argetsinger: He’s just doing it to get attention. Ignore him.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “The Washington Post Co.’s latest online venture targets a black audience, drawing from its own media properties but linking to too little else.”

  • Deb Howell asks, “Was a Museum Director Treated Fairly?

  • Newseum taps Roberts for opening

  • Romenesko has the memo from Bill Keller regarding Marty Gottlieb’s “New Gig”

  • Zero Zero, an “active gallery,” has opened in Georgetown. Georgetowner reports. The owners are currently “keeping busy by involving themselves in the planning stages of the first ever DC Photography Week, which should be captivating us this fall.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “To secure the Democratic nomination for president, either Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama will need to secure 2,025 delegates. Depending on which account you accepted Friday morning, Ms. Clinton was either leading the delegate race, with more than half the needed total, or trailing Mr. Obama with both candidates shy of the halfway mark. At least five different news organizations are tracking delegate counts, and as this blog and others noted after Super Tuesday — and others pointed out earlier in primary season — the numbers have been all over the map. By Friday, the Associated Press’s count (used by The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and others), was scoring Ms. Clinton ahead, 1,045 to 960. CBS News had a Clinton lead of 1,069 to 1,001; at ABC News, it was 1,069 to 990; and CNN called it 1,037 to 933. Meanwhile, NBC News had Mr. Obama in the lead, 861 to 855.”

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  • Media barred from covering Rove speech at prep school

  • Olbermann Backs Burns on Countdown

  • TV Guide and Extra were behind the scenes at FNC on election night. Check it out here.

  • “Some Obama supporters are up in arms this evening over a remark by CNN’s Jessica Yellin that was meant to be off-camera, but was caught on a live mic.” Politico’s Ben Smith explains.

  • TVNewser has the updated debate ranker.

  • Jake Tapper reports, “Clinton Campaign Not Looking for Shuster to Be Fired, After All”. His Extreme-ness writes, “It’s hard to read about MSNBC’s relationship to the mothership Clinton campaign these days without being reminded of Vichy France.” Outside The Beltway writes, “I’m no fan of Shuster. Indeed, he’s a total and utter hack and MSNBC should be ashamed they can’t find a more serious journalist to put on their air. But these remarks aren’t worthy of tut-tutting, let alone firing.” Ann Althouse says, “NBC wimped out over ‘pimped out.’”

  • Clinton on Shuster: “No Temporary Suspension or Half-Hearted Apology is Sufficient
  • Shuster isn’t the only one with a pimp quote. Olbermann Watch explains.

  • Uh-oh…Reliable Sources made a goof.

  • Saturday Night’s All Right For Voting

  • Business Week reports, “The days of old when there was just network news and newspapers for people to go to for their information are long gone, and people who deliver the news have become much more numerous. They are no longer just newscasters, but rather news and current affairs personalities; toward that end, America has their favorites and, of course, their least favorites. Leading the list of favorites, just under one-quarter (23%) of Americans cite Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly as one of their three favorite news and current affairs personalities, followed by the host of ABC’s World News Tonight, Charles Gibson and CNN’s Anderson Cooper (17% each).”

  • From Eat the Press: “MSNBC: The Place For Politics (And Taped Programming)”

  • Moderator and a Panelist Ousted at ‘Fox News Watch’

  • Two in ‘Famous Fathers Fraternity’ Talk Politics

  • TVNewser says, “Don’t Cut Off Joe When He’s on the Phone”

  • DCRTV overheard Imus telling listeners today that he’ll be back on in DC soon.

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  • Mixed Media has an “Edwards Aide on Anti-Edwards Bias”

  • Slate reports,Chelsea Clinton has no trouble talking, as it turns out, though she doesn’t seem to enjoy it much. The former First Kid took audience questions for nearly an hour at a small campaign event today at the University of Maryland, where she was articulate, knowledgeable and almost completely without affect.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc. hasn’t received formal objections from European Union regulators about its proposed $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick Inc., three people familiar with the case said, indicating the EU is close to approving the deal.”

  • Norman Pearlstine, managing director of the Carlyle Group LP, talks with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller in New York about Microsoft Corp.’s unsolicited bid for Yahoo! Inc., the strategies of Time Warner Inc. and News Corp., and outlook for the credit market.”

  • Info World reports, “Technorati CEO sees opportunity in the changing Web”

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  • The New York Post reports, “The FBI is poking around the celebrity magazine world on the West Coast, investigating allegations of kickbacks and pay-for-play schemes, according to a source who was contacted by investigators. The source was told that the probe, which appears to be at a preliminary stage, involved ‘paparazzi and In Touch’ magazine. The source was contacted by an agent named Dennis Webster in the FBI’s Los Angeles office.”

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  • FierceMarkets, Inc. is seeking a Telecom Reporter for Steady Freelance Gig.

  • National Public Radio is looking for an Editor (I, II, or III), Digital News.
  • PBS is looking for a Director, PBS Engage.

  • Exchange Monitor Publications, Inc. is looking for Reporters.

  • Agra Informa Inc. is looking for Freelance reporters.

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  • Morning Reading List, 10.10.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Overwhelmingly, Joe Biden is your Democratic candidate of choice.

  • An ABC release announced, “For the week of October 1-5, ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54. Averaging 7.57 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, the ABC broadcast outperformed NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 110,000 Total Viewers and 260,000 key demo viewers. This marks ABC’s largest demo advantage over NBC in two months (week of July 30, 2007).”

  • It can’t be long before Mike Allen drops an LOL or OMG. From today’s Playbook: “One key producer even told Playbook that Romney looked ‘sexy’ during the debate. Whatever.”

  • Hotline’s Maura O’Brien took over as Wake-Up Call Associate Editor on Tuesday.

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media asks, “Can the success of an ultra-partisan pressure group possibly be a good thing for objective journalism? My answer is yes. The group I have in mind is Media Matters , which has got conservative panties in a bunch after recent campaigns against Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Don Imus.”

  • The Horse’s Mouth reports, “I just got off the phone with former Ambassador Joe Wilson, and in our conversation he angrily disputed Robert Novak’s latest assertion about the outing of his CIA operative wife, adding that if the columnist isn’t going to confession, ‘he’s going straight to Hell.’”

  • TVNewser reports that CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo is one busy “Money Honey”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell takes on “Sex, Blood and Advertising”

  • How often does Morning Joe get confused with “skinamax”? At least once. TVNewser reports.

  • CQ announced some new changes this week, with mobile e-mail alerts and an enhanced story page. To check out the new changes, click here.

  • Los Angeles Times reports, “Journalistic websites see amateur scribes as partners, not rivals. They increase coverage and may share revenue.”

  • reports, “Younger Demos Shift Focus From TV Screens to YouTube”

  • From AJR: “Newspapers are paying the price for shortsighted thinking.”

  • Whoops. Turns out C-SPAN Radio’s 10th birthday is not September 14, but October 9. Happy Birthday!

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “Fox News President Roger Ailes outs his boss as a Republican-hater.”

  • Confederate Yankee reports, “For reasons as yet unknown, dredged up a Josh Marshall entry on Talking Points Memo from August 10 this past Sunday afternoon. Marshall cited a subscribers-only post by the editors of The New Republic released the same day, captured in its entirety by Google’s cache.” Check it out here.

  • Jeffrey Toobin chats with NPR about the new SCOTUS term. Check it out here.

  • American Thinker reports, “In what may be a preview of coming attractions in the newspaper business, Movie Gallery, the largest retail DVD rental operator has filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.”

  • The Century Foundation reports, “ABC News executives have done something that should gladden the most hardened pessimist about the future of journalism. They have put seven young reporters around the world with all the equipment and skills they need to maintain a television news bureau in the digital age. The ‘bureaus’ are in Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Nairobi. According to the announcement, the reporters will work out of their apartments, do their own laptop editing, and file by broadband or small satellites for use on the full range of ABC offerings-the Web, cable, and occasionally, broadcast shows.”

  • TVNewser tells us that Howard Kurtz was on Good Morning America this morning and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday night for his new book.

  • Multichannel reports, “Giving Comcast subscribers an online forum for complaints about the cable TV operator, media columnist and radio commentator Bob Garfield launched Web site on Friday.”

  • reports, “The BBC is poised to cut at least 12 per cent of its workforce, with the brunt of more than 2,000 redundancies falling on factual programming, senior staff have been told.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Now, the hottest names in online recruitment are increasingly specialized job sites. That poses a threat to the growth prospects of the broad-based online job boards and their newspaper partners, analysts said.”

  • CNet reports, “Wikipedia for politics? A new site gives it a try”

  • The Newseum enters Second Life.

  • Look at which Postie has his own blog! (hint: he has a new book out)

  • Multichannel reports, “The Nielsen Co. is teaming up with Dow Jones & Co. on a conference which will feature keynotes from Time Warner president Jeffrey Bewkes former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone and publishing veteran and Caryle Group senior advisor Norman Pearlstine.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has named Mara Schiavocampo as a digital journalist for ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,’ effective immediately it was announced today by executive producer Alexandra Wallace. Schiavocampo will report primarily for

  • Take the Knight News Challenge!

  • Nine journalism leaders received the Missouri Honor Medal on Tuesday, the Columbia Missourian reports.


  • National Press Club is looking for a System Administrator

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