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Hambycast Season One: Saying Goodbye To The ‘Mayor for Life’

Hambycast Logo.jpgCNN’s Peter Hamby wrapped up Season One of his hugely successful “Hambycast” series today by going where few DC reporters are willing to travel – DC’s Ward 8.

CNN kicked off the digital series in September tailgating with Rick Perry, and closed by reminding Washingtonians why Marion Barry is DC’s Mayor for Life. Hamby joined the Mayor’s funeral procession (aka block party) where attendees “boogied in the streets” and reminisced on their favorite memories – beyond the infamous “B*tch set me up!” incident.

Binge watch Season One on CNN.com, and keep your eyes peeled for Season Two in 2015. Between Hambycast Season Two and House of Cards, you’ll be all set for those inevitable snow days.

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CNN Prepares For Digital ‘Reboot’

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CNN.com will be getting a facelift come January, Capital New York reports. Although the redesign is not finalized, one addition that is certain is a live “ticker” on the site with scrolling headlines, much like the one already on CNN TV.

“The real difference in our approach has been to get a television operation to think digital first,” O’Keefe tells Capital. “We have this enormous audience, we reach just about everyone you could potentially want to reach. But if CNN is going to make the full-scale transition to digital in general, not just CNN Politics or CNN Money, you have got to think about where the audience is, rather than constantly trying to drive them back to you.”

The site is also taking the lead of the popular politically-focused “Hambycast” for other digital series. Reports Capital:

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Fishbowl5 + 1 with (Now) CNN’s Maeve Reston

Another big get for CNN Digital Politics today. Maeve Reston, the LA Times political reporter and brains behind #campaignfashionreport, is joining the likes of Peter Hamby and Chris Moody at CNN Digital Politics.  In her new gig she will remain in LA, where she will write big-picture political stories, report on the intersection of Hollywood, politics and money, and contribute to both the net’s television and digital video coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.  Rather than posting another boring memo, we decided to ask Maeve a few questions for our Fishbowl5 feature.

get-attachment.aspxWhat’s it like to report on politics 3,000 miles from DC?

Incredibly refreshing. If I had my way, political reporters wouldn’t have desks – just a laptop, an aircard, and the freedom to roam the country finding the best stories.

Who gets more starstruck: politicians meeting movie stars, or movie stars meeting politicians?

Depends on the caliber of the politician and the caliber of the celebrity. Generally the politicians try to play it cool, while the celebrities are more honest about being starstruck.

How do you see Silicon Valley’s role in politics changing over the next few years? Read more

Print, Broadcast, and Digital Platforms Collide, with an Epic Photobomb

What do you get when you have CNN’s Washington bureau chief Sam Feist holding up a full page print ad in today’s Washington Post (citing recent data by the Pew Research Center…same ad appeared in today’s New York Times) tweeted by CNN’s Jeremy Diamond?

This, photobombed by Peter Hamby:

If only Feist was doing a live radio hit while posing for the photo – TV, print, online, AND radio would have been covered…

Weekend Show Preview – 11.2.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) on “FOX News Sunday,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” and Jeffrey Lacker, president, Richmond Federal Reserve on FOX News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.30.14

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

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Hey Isn’t That…CNN’s Peter Hamby in Richmond Magazine??

hamby-pr-smallHey isn’t that CNN’s national political reporter Peter Hamby in the November issue of Richmond Magazine? 

The Richmond native was recently profiled by Kate Andrews in the Virginia magazine, covering his nearly ten years with CNN. The feature explores Hamby’s time on several different campaign trails leading up to the September launch of “Hambycast,” with insight from CNN’s Washington bureau chief Sam FeistThe New York Times’ Jonathan Martin, and Hamby’s father, Bill Hamby.

Andrews writes:

“Despite his activity on Twitter and other electronic channels, Hamby wants to be out of the office and on the road, meeting people face to face, an old-school approach to journalism. On average, he’s outside of D.C. two or three days a week.”

“Even though Hamby is based out of CNN’s Washington bureau, a sleek, open-plan office with at least four or five TV and computer screens per person, his two-minute-long Hambycasts are filmed in other states: Iowa and South Carolina, so far, with New Hampshire, North Carolina and other states on the horizon. They draw on his familiarity with the campaign trail, as well as a humorous approach to the circus surrounding candidates or near-candidates like Hillary Clinton and Rick Perry.”

For the full profile, click here.

Fishbowl Five with CNN’s Rachel Smolkin

Rachel SmolkinIn July, CNN announced the hire of Rachel Smolkin as executive editor of CNN Politics Digital. Smolkin came to CNN from POLITICO where she served as managing editor of news.

At the time of her hire, managing editor of CNN Digital Meredith Artley said that Smolkin was brought on to make its work “bolder, buzzier and more essential to audiences in and outside of the beltway.”

FishbowlDC recently chatted with Smolkin, who’s almost two months in, on CNN’s latest hires, coverage for the midterm elections, and of course, her CNN work crush.

 
FishbowlDC: You’re on a hiring spree at CNN – what key journalistic qualities are you looking for in building your digital politics team?

Rachel Smolkin: ”I am so excited to build this great team. We’ve made terrific hires already, with many more to come. I’m looking for smart, original thinkers who want to create memorable work and experiment with their storytelling; for beautiful writers and sharp editors of both text and video; for journalists who can spot news but also know how to separate themselves from the pack. I want to bring together people who are eager to work as a team and to take full advantage of the amazing platform that CNN offers.”

 
FishbowlDC: We’re headed into midterms and you were with POLITICO, one of the biggest names in political news. What drew you to CNN?

Rachel Smolkin: ”I loved the idea of creating something new — a political news start-up, backed by the incredible talent and resources of CNN. The digital space is getting more crowded, and that’s challenging us as journalists to keep innovating. The most powerful, most beautifully told stories are still able to break through the clutter — and those should be a combination of the best traditional and emerging storytelling techniques in text, video and social media. In just a few weeks, we’ve already launched Peter Hamby’s Hambycast, and we’re looking forward to more exciting coverage in the weeks and months ahead.” Read more

CNN’s ‘Hambycast’ Explores Hillary’s Media Circus

CNN’s “Hambycast” is back, and this time for Peter Hamby‘s trip to Iowa for the Harkin Steak Fry and the media circus that was Hillary Clinton’s visit to it.

Hamby documents the 200+ credentialed media’s obsession with Clinton’s appearance and more so, her potential 2016 run for president.

“One reporter got whacked in the head with the butt of a big television camera. Another photographer dramatically toppled off his ladder while straining to get a shot. It was a little absurd,” writes Hamby in an accompanying post. “When the Clintons approached the media zoo for question time, Bill Clinton leaned in and relished the scene. Hillary kept her distance.”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders at CNN & NJ’s Politics on Tap: ‘If I run, I will run to win’

20140916_190340-2Tuesday night at Sixth Engine, CNN and National Journal reconvened for its second installment of “Politics on Tap.”

Headlining the evening was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who sat down with CNN’s “The Lead” host Jake Tapper and National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier to discuss a possible 2016 run for president.

“If I run, I will run to win,” declared Sanders. Read more

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