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Weekend Show Preview: 12.6 – 12.8 UPDATE

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“:  Maya Angelou, Former Sec of State James Baker, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, Gwenn Ifill of PBS, NAACP’s Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris of NPR, author Rick Stengel, Gayle King of CBS

–”Fox News Sunday“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel; Panel: Brit Hume of Fox Julie Pace of AP, George Will of WaPo, Juan Williams of Fox

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tom Brokaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Harvard’s Charles Ogletree, Jesse Jackson

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Carnegie Mellon’s Jendayi Frazer, Stan Greenberg, Bill Keller of NYT, Dr. Gay McDougall; Round table: Matthew Dowd of ABC, Georgetown’s Eric Michael Dyson, James Carville, Mary Matalin

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: David Wessel of WSJ, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Michael Fletcher of WaPo

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Madeleine Albright, Bloomberg’s Julianna GoldmanHeidi PrzybylaRich MillerMargaret CarlsonRamesh Ponnuru

We’ll update as we know more.

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TIME Puts Woman Into Top Role

Nancy Gibbs is the new Managing Editor of TIME. She replaces Rick Stengel, who is going to work for the State Department. Previously she was the deputy managing editor. She is the first woman to hold the title.

See the internal memo. Read more

Afternoon Reading List 09.16.13

Feminist blogger bashes female reporters, female reporters bash back: The Guardian published an article last week in their Comment is free section, and it was unflattering to women reporters in Syria, to say the least. Feminist blogger and Guradian columnist Jill Filipovic wrote the article, entitled ‘Can girls even find Syria on a map?‘, triggering the female reporter community to fire back with a pissed off and unanimous ‘YES.’ This prompted BuzzFeed’s Sheera Frenkel to write a response to Filipovic’s feminist diatribe, which was eloquently dubbed ‘Women Are Covering The Hell Out Of The Syria War – So Why Haven’t You Noticed?’ Don’t worry, the ‘You’ in the title isn’t pointed at ‘you, the reader. It is a point blank pot shot at Filipovic’s entire piece, and namely, her article’s title. In the response, Frenkel drops the hammer on all of the unsubstantiated claims made by Filipovic, and clarifies why it may seem like women reporters aren’t being featured as widely as men reporters are. Frenkel points out that not only is Filipovic flat-out wrong, she tells us exactly why, too.

Why you should read these articles: Filipovic attempts to rally women everywhere under her flag of feminism with aims of furthering women’s roles in war reporting, and in doing so degrades all of the past and continued efforts being made by female reporters who are putting their lives on the line in Syria as well as throughout the world. In effect, she gets schooled… hard, and it is very, very cathartic.

American copies of Time are not at all like the others: Today’s cover of Time in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific are different from the cover of the American copies.  The rest of the world must not have received the memo about the seemingly coincidental, non-political yet super-dee-duper highly important issue regarding the payment of college athletes. Their covers are about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his dominance over Barack Obama in his handling of Syria, which was totally different from our non-judgmental, pro-education (sort of) Americanized version. Neil Munro, White House correspondent over at the Daily Caller, did more than just catch Time with their pants down in his article about the inconsistent international covers. He also calls out Time editor Rick Stengel for being one of the three journalists to be tapped to run the state department’s public diplomacy mission.

Read more about Time’s ‘Merican cover change and misquoting senators…

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NYT Smacks Politico: Jill’s Revenge?

It’s tricky to write a story about a new competitor and not come off as a tad defensive and afraid.

The NYT, which has “obsessively” covered every “twitch and shiver” of Politico‘s existence, has a piece out by Leslie Kaufman that appears to be some sort of preemptive strike against the new Robert Allbritton publication – CapitalNY – that claims to be taking aim at the powerful and complex New York media machine that includes the NYT.

To be sure, the story, which published Sunday, adopts a snide tone against Politico. Kaufman describes Allbritton Communications as “the cash-rich media company that owns Politico, which obsessively covers every twitch and shiver of Washington.”

Every inch of the story oozes with the notion that Allbritton – like the failure spinoff pub TBD – may have bitten off more than he can chew. “Is this Jill’s revenge?” asks a Washington media insider on condition of anonymity and referring to NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson. “She was clearly outraged at that Politico piece on her controversial management style. What better way to hit back than to order up a condescending piece about their new pet project. What’s weird is the purpose seems so transparent.” That story, published in April, can be found here.

The downside of the piece: the NYT‘s smacks the newly owned operation down before they’ve even had a chance to find their sea legs. The upside: People like an underdog, they may want a scrappy pub like CapitalNY to show up the NYT.

On an amusing note, they spelled Politico Dylan Byers‘ surname like this: “Byars.” The mistake was corrected by 8:45 a.m.

And something else: The writer explains that Byers jumped in to help CapitalNY “post news” but never explains that he and CapitalNY writer Joe Pompeo beat the NYT on the story of Rick Stengel leaving TIME for the State Department. This story, like the one they published last week, fails to credit Politico/CapitalNY for that story, although sources tell us that the NYT astonishingly explained to them why they wouldn’t be crediting them. Byers and Pompeo contacted NYT Media Desk Editor Bruce Headlam on the matter. Bruce replied to Pompeo’s emails and took Byers’ call.

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All in the Family: ‘A Politico CapitalNY Joint’

On Thursday afternoon Politico and CapitalNY, both Allbritton-owned publications, officially consummated their relationship by blending the reporting talents of Dylan Byers and Joe Pompeo to break the news that TIME‘s Managing Editor Rick Stengel was leaving the magazine to work for the State Department. They called it “A Politico-CapitalNY joint.” At least in Politico, anyway (as pictured at right). Technically the duo reports to different editors. But their big boss is one and the same: Jim VandeHei, who is both Executive Editor of Politico and President of CapitalNY.

“It was an expected bonus of the deal – Dylan and Joe were able to help each other nail down a tip and pop it at same time,” VandeHei told FishbowlDC. “We have no plans for this to be routine but neither organization would ever pass up the chance ‎to break news.”

The consummation had a bumpy start. Perhaps jitters. Wedding night and all.

For starters, the New York Times wrote the story without crediting Politico or CapitalNY. They may be the Goliath of newspapers, but they’re expected to be honest about story credit like the rest of the press corps and not swipe stories just because they may be able to get away with it. The lede on a story by Christine Haughney reads: “Richard Stengel, the managing editor of Time magazine, is leaving to become under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs at the State Department, according to people with knowledge of the appointment.”

Oh really, people with knowledge?

Then, there were byline issues. While CapitalNY immediately gave Byers and Pompeo a double byline at 4:12 p.m., even generously giving Byers a picture by the story, Pompeo was left off Politico‘s identical story published at 4:20 p.m., setting off a brief Twitter firestorm.

Did Pompeo get stiffed? Read more

Michael Scherer is TIME’s New D.C. Bureau Chief

TIME is a period of “great editorial change and momentum,” announces the magazine’s Managing Editor Rick Stengel in a morning memo. They are a also in a time of “sizable investment.”

The news: Michael Scherer is TIME‘s new Washington Bureau Chief. Stengel writes, “Michael’s combination of talents—his gift for reporting and writing, his feel for story conception and his understanding of the web and social media—makes him an ideal fit for the bureau at this moment.”

Scherer joined TIME in 2007 and became the White House Correspondent in 2008.

Other changes: Ben Goldberger becomes Nation editor. Maya Rhodan joins the Washington bureau as a reporter. She comes from the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association. TNR‘s Eliza Gray joins TIME in NYC. At TNR she covered Washington society and politics.

TIME Snags Reuters’ Political Scribe

TIME‘s Managing Editor Rick Stengel announced the new hire of Sam Jacobs in a morning memo. Jacobs was most recently a national political correspondent for Reuters. He will be a senior editor at Time.com. Stengel is quite congratulatory, but he does give him crap about his Boston roots, saying, “A graduate of Harvard and an obsessed Bostonian, Sam will happily bore you about all things New England.”

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TIME’s Covers

NEWSROOM DISAGREEMENT: TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel writes, “We had a long debate in our offices about this week’s cover images of two same-sex couples. Some thought they were sensationalist and too in-your-face. Others felt the images were beautiful and symbolized the love that is at the heart of the idea of marriage. I agree with the latter, and I hope you do too.”

TIME’s D.C. Bureau Chief Upped to Exec. Editor

TIME‘s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy is being promoted to Executive Editor of the magazine. He will remain in Washington with the additional title.

Congratulations to Duffy!

See the internal memo from John Huey and Rick Stengel…it’s actually interesting and they give Duffy the highest praise, calling him a “major source of practical wisdom.” They say he does so much, but he does it “discreetly.”

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Nancy Gibbs Named Dep. ME of TIME

Nancy Gibbs has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor of  TIME magazine.  In an internal memo announcing the news, John Huey and Rick Stengel gushed, proclaiming Gibbs “the very embodiment of the TIME brand.”

“Her work has long set the journalistic standard for its writing, its ethics, and its ability to connect with TIME readers around the world. This new role will take advantage of all her many skills,” read the memo.

Besides holding the record for most covers written, Gibbs has chronicled a huge array of issues and news stories – from presidential elections and Columbine to Katrina and 9/11.  She is a National Magazine Award recipient and the co-author of New York Times Bestseller “The Preacher and the Presidents; Billy Graham in the White House.”  Congrats to Nancy!

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