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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Glastris’

Washington Monthly’s Charlie Peters: This is Your Life

photo-29Washington Monthly‘s founding editor, Charlie Peters, short and slightly hunched over with a shock of white, silken Washington hair, was a man of few words Thursday afternoon at the New America Foundation as he watched a documentary about his own life.

A little like showing up for your own funeral. But his reaction didn’t require words, really. It was all in his shoulders.

Sitting in the front row of a small packed room with a screen, his shoulders shook up and down in dramatic spasms as he laughed and laughed while reporters recalled what it was like to have him as their editor.

And it wasn’t always pretty. Read more

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Washington Monthly Web Editor Unleashes Torrent of Profanity on Supposed Hacker

Over the weekend Washington Monthly Web Editor Ryan Cooper came a little unglued (this is putting it mildly) when he discovered late Saturday night that the magazine had been compromised. Or at least that’s what he thought.

He continued by trying to calm himself. “Deep breath,” he wrote. By 10:34 p.m. he appeared to calm down slightly and followed up with this philosophical declaration.

When asked to explain what happened, Cooper wrote FBDC Monday, “Those tweets were a bit of irritated hyperbole. At the time I was having trouble accessing our CMS to fix an image problem and I was merely venting some spleen. I’m sure you’re familiar of the innate tendency of CMS’s to crash when you’ve got a particularly glaring formatting mistake on a page. (A few minutes later the problem cleared up and I fixed the error.) But in truth, we have no evidence that was an actual hack rather than just a normal technical problem. We have recently upgraded our comments system, which might have something to do with it.”

We also requested comment from Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris through what is hopefully the publication’s secure generalized email system. Read more

Event Notice: Who Pays for News 05-13-09

The Washington Monthly and the New America Foundation are hosting a discussion on media business models and the role of philanthropy.

Tomorrow: May 13, 2009
8.45A – 11.30A

Panel I: The Public Interest and a Changing Press
Moderated by Douglas McGray

The Atlantic’s James Bennet, Paul Glastris, Alex Jones and MiXT Media Strategies Founder Maxine Teller

Panel II: Non-Profit Media and the Role of Philanthropy
Moderated by Steve Coll

Global Environment Fund CEO Jeffrey Leonard, John Thornton, The Media Consortium’s Tracy Van Slyke

To watch the live webcast tomorrow or to RSVP for this event, click here.

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