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THE WEEK to Host Education and Workforce Breakfast

On Thursday, September 16th, THE WEEK is hosting an event titled “The Challenge of Education and the Global Workforce” at The W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and will include breakfast and a panel discussion moderated by Sir Harold Evans, THE WEEK’s Editor-at-Large. Panelists include Steven Brill, Founder of Journalism Online; James Shelton III, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education; Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; and Tony Wagner, Co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Journos Flock to The Week’s Opinion Awards

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The Week held their annual Opinion Awards last night at the W Hotel. This year’s event recognized WaPo wunderkind Ezra Klein, TNR’s Jonathan Chait and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Rob Rogers.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel kicked off the night with a little humor, calling the award “the most significant thing to happen to Ezra [Klein] since his bar mitzvah last week.”

“Morning Joe” hosts and the evening’s emcees Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski showed their love with a shout out to MSNBC’s David Shuster who is currently suspended from his job for an indefinite amount of time. Shuster and wife, Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman later dodged questions about the suspension from Examiner’s Tara Palmeri, claiming a stomach ache.

In addition to the emcees and honorees, journalists packed the house last night. FishbowlDC spotted NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and Andrea Mitchell, CNN’s Dana Bash, Ed Henry and Jessica Yellin, Politico’s Patrick Gavin, Mike Allen and Anne Schroeder Mullins, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Tammy Haddad, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, WBJ’s Jen Nycz-Conner, Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger and Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC’s Louis Burgdorf, Slate’s John Dickerson, Politics Daily’s Lynn Sweet, Yahoo’s Michael Calderone and Daily Beast’s Tina Brown and Ronnie Cho.

Also in attendance were Brad Dayspring, Hilary Rosen, Matt Cooper, Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, Juleanna Glover, as well as “Washington’s own George Clooney,” Kevin Madden (as described by several guests).

To wrap up the evening, The Week Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans moderated a panel debate between Senator Amy Klobuchar(D-MN) Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), Rep.Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt.

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Examiner’s Tara Palmeri, WBJ’s Jen Nycz-Conner and award recipient, editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers.

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Awards, Panel & DC Journo A-Listers At The Week‘s Opinion Awards


There were more than plenty DC journos on hand last night at the St. Regis Hotel to see David Axelrod introduce David Brooks as The Week‘s Columnist of the Year Award. The dinner was emceed by The Week‘s Washington editor-at-large Margaret Carlson and Axelrod was the guest speaker. “You’re what the future could be, don’t screw up,” Axelrod joked with the crowd on the future of journalism.

His intro to Brooks included ancedotes about their “parallel lives,” both having attended the University of Chicago and starting out as reporters in the Windy City. “I did want to be David Axelrod. I followed his career every step of the way. The one thing I haven’t done is elected somebody president. Senator Lindsay Graham?” Brooks joked to the politician in the crowd.

More funny lines from Brooks: “I used to have all sorts of human drives, the need for food, for water, for sex. Now I have one drive… the need for column ideas.”

Other honorees of the sixth annual Opinion Awards included Editorial Cartoonist of the Year The Atlantic Journal-Constitution’s Mark Luckovich and Blogger of the Year fivethirtyeight.com’s Nate Silver.

A panel discussion “Will There Ever Be a New Politics?” followed, which included Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), WaPo’s Eugene Robinson (who was applauded for his recently awarded Pulitzer) and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. After some back-and-forth moderated by The Week‘s editor-at-large Sir Harold Evans, Scarborough’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinksi worked the crowd for a Q&A that included queries from Slate’s John Dickerson, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

Attendees included: Tammy Haddad, Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, Andrea Mitchell, Len Downie, Mike Allen, Matt Cooper, Ana Marie Cox, Savannah Guthrie, Mark Whitaker, Jonathan Martin, David Shuster, Steve Clemons, Betsy Fischer, Maureen Orth, Lynn Sweet, Tina Brown, Tucker Carlson and others.

Also: Rep. Jane Harman, Rep. Ed Markey, Sen. Ben Nelson, Rep. John Dingell and Debbie Dingell and Walter Isaacson, among others.

Above is the cover of the program distributed last night. We have a few photos after the jump and more to come…

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