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The Battle of ‘Darrens’: The Hill’s Hires the ‘Best’ Energy Reporter

As of late, The Hill has shed reporters to Bloomberg News and Politico. Steadily, the publication is starting to replace them.

The two big hires:
Shane D’Aprile from Politics magazine.
Darren Goode from Congress Daily.

Darren Goode: ‘News too
good to hold’

This Darren aside, there’s another “Darren” on the energy media landscape. Politico recently hired Darren Samuelsohn of Greewire/Energy & Environment Daily to head up its energy reporting and claimed the same thing about him — that he’s the best in the business. That publication also called it “news too good to hold.”

Editor Hugo Gurdon released this internal memo to staff via e-mail Monday afternoon:

“There are a couple of really pleasing new hires I want to tell you about.

Shane D’Aprile will be joining us from Politics magazine. He’ll be a full-time campaigns reporter/blogger, teaming up with Sean Miller, and his expertise in the business side of campaigns, with contacts among media buyers and the like, will add a new dimension to our coverage.

And in news too good to hold, I can tell you that Darren Goode write on energy and environmental issues both for the paper and the E2 Wire. When we ask experts in the field whose reporting they read, they say “Well, Darren, of course, and then…”

Shane and Darren will be here this month, and will continue the exciting growth of our print and online news operation.”

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Changes at Politics Magazine

An internal staff memo from Campaigns & Elections’ Jordan Lieberman, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    We have some exciting changes here and I want to bring you up to speed. Christie Findlay, our exceptionally creative and capable Managing Editor, has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief. She helped lead our redesign this year and has written some of our best work in recent memory. Christie replaces Bill Beaman, who was just named a principal at Washington Media Group, a crisis and strategic communications firm.

    Shane D’Aprile, formerly our Web Editor, has been promoted to Senior Editor. Shane is responsible for the dramatic redesign of our website and has taken a major role in the improvement of our print publication.

    Additionally, pollster Mark J. Penn has agreed to join our Editorial Advisory Board. Penn joins Donald Green, Wayne Johnson, Kenneth Khachigian, Mary Matalin, Dick Morris, Jeanne Shaheen, Joe Trippi, James Thurber, David Yepsen, John Zogby, Tony Fazio, Benjamin Ginsberg, Terry McAuliffe, and Ed Gillespie.

Changes At Campaigns & Elections

From an internal notice:

    Walter Alarkon
    is joining Campaigns & Elections as a staff writer. He was most recently a reporter for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor. He has written for Newsweek, Boston and Inc., and he covered the 2004 New Hampshire presidential primary for He is a graduate of Boston College and Columbia University.

    Shane D’Aprile is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City. He comes to Campaigns and Elections after four years of work in public radio. At WFUV in New York Shane covered city and state politics, followed by a stint at WAMU in Washington DC. Shane has been the recipient of several awards for his work. He was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2004 and 2005 for his reporting on issues related to September 11th, and most recently from the Associated Press for a radio documentary chronicling the return of U.S. soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. Shane holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Communications from Fordham, and a graduate degree from Fordham’s Elections and Campaign Management Program. He will join Tom Jennemann as a correspondent for our web site.

    Molly Clancy joins us from Atlantic Media (The Atlantic, National Journal, Hotline) where she was a senior events manager. She will serve as our Associate Director of Political Programs and Operations, and help continue the expansion of our trainings and events. At Atlantic Media, she served as the event manager responsible for The Atlantic’s national accounts including Microsoft, GE and Ernst & Young. Prior to Atlantic Media, she served as Associate Director of Programs at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. She is a 2003 graduate of U.Va. with a B.A. in Politics.

    Justin Schardin joins Campaigns & Elections as the Iowa correspondent for Justin attended Boston University, attaining degrees in political science and economics. He was founder and CEO of Fargo, ND Web design company Digital Vision, and then following a merger became COO of Sundog from 2000 – 2006. He has served on several state and regional boards, worked on a number of statewide political campaigns, and was Campaign Coordinator for a ND Agriculture Commissioner candidate in 2006. He also has worked extensively in radio as a host and featured guest on topics ranging from technology to politics to sports. His writing credits include tech reviews for Fortune Small Business magazine and a series of interviews with North Dakota’s five living former governors. He will talk music, film, and politics with anybody, and enjoys science, history, the NFL, talk radio, cooking, and trying to teach his dog to speak German. His son, Christian, is 4, and oddly enough knows how to say “dog” in German.