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Boston Globe’s Stephen Heuser to Lead Politico’s New Policy Project

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 3.20.30 PMBoston Globe’s Ideas section editor Stephen Heuser is heading to Politico where he will head up “The Agenda,” the site’s new policy project, Susan Glasser wrote in a staff memo.

Heuser, a Yale grad and longtime Globe staffer, will work alongside Michael Grunwald,  The Agenda’s editor-at-large.

“We envision it as wonkery with a purpose: smart, timely, original and relevant to the policy debates that are actually on Washington’s agenda, or should be,” Glasser said.

The project is expected to launch at the beginning of next year.

 

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POLITICO Hires Katy Theranger As Talent Recruiter

katyPOLITICO has snagged Katy Theranger as a new talent recruiter. Katy has worked in three other recruitment positions before joining POLITICO in October.

On her LinkedIn profile, she writes, “POLITICO was created with a simple promise: to prove there’s a robust and profitable future for tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government. To do this, we cling to a simple principle: always hire the most talented editors, reporters and newsroom staff and then set them loose on many platforms for modern media consumption: print, online, mobile, video and events. Hiring for positions across the organization!”

Good luck from FishbowlDC, Katy!

Politico Nets Tampa Bay Times’ Duo Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse for New Enterprise Project

POLITICO revised logo Award-winning Tampa Bay Times’ journalists Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse are leaving the Sunshine state and taking their talents to Washington.

Politico’s Susan Glasser sent out a staff-wide email yesterday announcing the new hires for the publication’s brand new enterprise project.

Duryea, who will lead the project, has served as the Times’ national editor for nearly a decade. He also edits the Floridian, a monthly news feature magazine.Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 5.41.13 PM

“Bill is an incredible ideas-driven editor, and in addition to the team he’s built and runs day to day he has been an adept editor drawing from talent across the newsroom in Tampa, a model we are expecting he will follow here at Politico in working to develop great enterprise stories from across the staff,” Glasser said in the email.

Kruse will be the project’s senior writer with a focus on political enterprise going into the 2016 election season. He’s currently a staff writer for the Times’ enterprise team. He has received numerous awards for his work, which has also been recognized by a number of professional journalism organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society for Features Journalism and the Associated Press Sports Editors, among others.

“In Michael, we are adding a perfect first recruit for Bill’s team; this is a duo that has a great and proven record of producing award-winning journalism together,” Glasser said. “We’re thrilled at this big new development for Politico’s journalism, and can’t wait to welcome Bill and Michael to the newsroom. “

Coming Up at 9: POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast with Bill De Blasio

politicologoNew York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, will be joining POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast this morning at 9 AM.

Go to POLITICO Livestream to watch live:

 

What’s on a Former President’s Bucket List? Bill Clinton Dishes to Mike Allen

Even former presidents still have items waiting to be checked off their bucket lists apparently.

On Saturday, former President Bill Clinton sat down for an interview with Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas and gave a rundown of his bucket list…and no, being First Man was not among the items he chose to disclose.Politico mike allen

“I would like to ride a horse across the Gobi Desert to the place where people think Genghis Khan is buried in Mongolia. I would like to do that. I would like to climb Kilimanjaro before it has no snow because of climate change. That’s something I’d really like to do. I would like to go to Namibia where my daughter and son-in-law went on their honeymoon and see the oldest desert on Earth,” Clinton said.

“The President of Namibia called me once and he said, “I came and met with you early in your term and you’ve never been here.  You came to Africa, you went all over the country.  Why don’t you come here?” I said, “Because you don’t have enough problems. You’re too well-governed.” And I said, “You know, as the American President, you’ve got to go someplace where there’s something you can do, and you don’t need us.” So I’d like to go there and see that desert. Those are some of the things that are on my bucket list.”

Watch the clip here

 

Issuses with Zakaria’s WaPo Columns ‘Problematic’

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The Washington Post is likely to add editor’s notes to five columns by Fareed Zakaria following a report by plagiarism watchdog Our Bad Media. The report encourages The Post to correct six columns in which Zakaria used material from other sources without “proper attribution.”

Last week, Our Bad Media reported seven additional columns of Zakaria’s that required correction, which Newsweek eventually modified.

The Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt told POLITICO in an email on Monday, ”Five of the six cases cited in the latest anonymous posting strike me as problematic in their absence of full attribution. This is unfair to readers and to the original sources. We will take a fuller look over the next day or two, but we probably will attach messages to the archived editions of the five original columns.”

“All these examples predate August 2012, when Fareed acknowledged similar problems in a column for Time magazine,” Hiatt continued. “At that time he said that he was overextended and that he would simplify his schedule to put more priority on his column and to make sure no such problems recurred.”

 

The New POLITICO

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POLITICO editor, Susan Glasser, announced the unveiling of the outlet’s updated website this morning.  “Today is the formal beginning of the biggest transformation of POLITICO in eight years,” writes CEO Jim VandeHei in a memo to the staff.

The site’s reboot offers several new features, including a new homepage design with four cover stories that highlight its broad range of content — from exclusive news about the 2016 campaign to the new Republican Congress.

Another new feature is the “fully responsive design” that customizes to whatever platform you may be using: desktop, tablet or mobile. The design is intended to make it easier to share stories and content from the website.

One other feature, the POLITICO Timeline, enables you to easily scroll through the latest articles from POLITICO.


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Ezra Klein Leaving The Washington Post

heeb100_ezraklein_mattgoldeberg_2_750According to The Washington Post‘s Wonkblog Twitter handle, Ezra Klein is leaving the outlet.

And in a post last hour on POLITICO, “As early as this week, Klein is expected to announce a new venture — described in a memo to Post staffers as a new ‘news organization’ — that will look to staff more than 30 people on the editorial side alone.”

Click on over to POLITICO for the full story and we’ll update y’all when we find out where Ezra lands.

Jonathan Allen to Join Bloomberg News

A memo received from Bloomberg News earlier today announced that Jonathan Allen will join Bloomberg’s Washington bureau coming from POLITICO where he served as White House bureau chief. In this role, he’ll cover the White House and report on the 2016 presidential campaign.

Next month, Allen’s book with co-author Amie Parnes, “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” hits bookstores. HRC is a behind-the-scenes look at Clinton’s time at the State Department based on dozens of interviews with Clinton insiders and others.

Join us in congratulating Jonathan on his new role.

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