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News Notes: Malveaux, Michelle, Huckabee and Halloween

Just a few things we thought you should know…

• CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux emceed the fifth annual “Unmasking Mental Illness” gala at the Andrew Mellon auditorium last night.

• First Lady Michelle Obama has this piece, “Teachers Are Key to a Successful Economy” in US News & World Report‘s November issue.

Politico reports CNN and ABC News are “late on some payments to the Mike Huckabee presidential campaign.”

• Recent polling by Washington Whispers indicates President Obama should go as Superman for Halloween. A la RTCA’s JibJab video?

Media Types Come Out for GQ‘s “Most Powerful” Party

They may not have made the list, but they made the guest list.

GQ editor Jim Nelson welcomed some of DC’s official “Most Powerful” and some of DC’s most powerful media types to 701 last night for good food, flowing wine and Orszag sightings.

In attendance: the White House’s Bill Burton, Jen Psaki, Ebs Burnough, CNN’s Ed Henry, Suzanne Malveaux, Edie Emery, Megan Grant, Kristi Slafka, ABC’s Emily Lenzner, Polson Kanneth, NBC’s Alicia Jennings, CBS’ Rita Braver, BJ D’Elia, Politico‘s Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Jonathan Martin, Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo‘s Roxanne Roberts, Washingtonian‘s Garrett Graff, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, Holly Bailey, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, Margaret Carlson, the Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, Tara Palmeri, TPM‘s Christina Bellantoni, Josh Marshall, NJ‘s Erin McPike, Urban Daddy’s Jeff Dufour, Jayne Sandman, Peter Cherukuri, Ana Marie Cox, Matthew Cooper, Kevin Madden, Bill Press, Mark Ein, Elizabeth Thorp, Kevin Chaffee, Jay Newton-Small, Jessica Gibson, Pamela Sorensen, Mark Paustenbach, Mark Leibovich, Emily Goodin, the Glover sisters- Juleanna Glover, Becca Glover and Liz Glover and team Qorvis- Kelley McCormick, Chelsea Cummings and Katie Young.

Pics to come…

Morning Reading List 09.28.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Abby Livingston (no longer with NBC News, now TV editor at The Hotline) and Scott Mulhauser, who celebrated with friends at Ulah Bistro Saturday night (dets here)! Out and about this weekend, FBDC spotted hipster Helen Thomas dining at Neyla last night. And CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux was honored as Essence Mag’s Journalist of the Year this weekend. The awards reception was held at the Regan International Trade Center and was hosted by Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson.

What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

Acknowledging that NYT was late on the ACORN story in a column “Tuning In Too Late” this weekend, Clark Hoyt announced the paper had decided to “assign an editor to monitor opinion media and brief them frequently on bubbling controversies.”

Business Insider also reports that NYT will offer buyouts.

TV

Check out LAT media reporter Matea Gold on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu today.

SNL newbie Jenny Slate marked her debut by dropping the f-bomb on air. And btw, SNL spelled it Gadhafi.

Fox News aired President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday, but MSNBC and CNN did not (h/t TVNewser).

This Thursday, beginning at 1pmET and continuing each hour through 10pmET, CNN’s Anderson Cooper will announce the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2009 on all of the CNN networks. All Top 10 CNN Heroes will be honored at a gala at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in November with the special airing Thanksgiving night at 9pmET/PT. The Top 10 will each be awarded $25,000, and the “CNN Hero of the Year” will receive an additional $100,000.

And sorry boys… NBC’s Amy Robach is now engaged to former “Melrose Place” stud Andrew Shue.

MAGAZINES

Time Warner will reportedly sell its magazine unit.

NEWS NOTES

Today’s WaPo Media Notes, Howard Kurtz: From war to politics to scandal, three recent articles were each based on solid reporting. But none acknowledged the elephant-in-the-room question of whose agenda was being advanced through the leaks that provided the news for the story.

IN MEMORIAM

NYT: William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Times who also wrote novels, books on politics, and a Malaprop’s treasury of articles on language, died Sunday. He was 79.

VF remembers Dominick Dunne.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

CNN’s Malveaux Named Essence‘s Journo of the Year

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* Photo by Jay McMichael

CNN White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux will receive Essence‘s Journalist of the Year award this evening. Essence & Southern Company are partnering to host a special awards reception as part of the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus weekend to commemorate the achievements of today’s most influential politicians and architects of change.

The program will honor the accomplishments of The Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee with the Advocate Award; Musician & Activist Dr. Henry Panion, III with the Civic & Cultural Advancement Award; Morehouse College President Robert M. Franklin, Jr. with the Hope Award; and CNN Washington Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux as Journalist of the Year.

Congratulations to Suzanne!

A “Situation Room-ance”

CNN “Situation Room” senior director Howie Lutt and producer Lydia Garlikov tied the knot this past Saturday.

Suzanne Malveaux, filling in for Wolf Blitzer, wished the couple the “very best” on yesterday’s show. Blitzer and a number of members of the “Situation Room” team attended the wedding.

“We met at CNN four years ago… got married in Maryland on Saturday despite the rain (producers and directors I suppose always have contingency plans!),” Lutt said.

Photo courtesy of CNN.

Jonas/Malveaux 2040?

Nick Jonas made an appearance in “The Situation Room” with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux today– we hear Wolf’s just kicking himself for taking a day off while a Jonas bro is in town.

Jonas gave a speech today about raising awareness of juvenile diabetes, and discussed on CNN his own battle with diabetes and a possible future in politics…

Malveaux: You’re a little bit of a politician there, Nick. I noticed that you’re going to keep away from those hot-button issues. But I understand that your brothers call you “the president.” You’re the youngest out of them, but they call you “the president” because they say you are the leader. Political future, perhaps, for you?

Jonas: I’ve always said that I would like to be president- it’s kind of my whole thing. Maybe 2040.

Malveaux: Starting your campaign now?

Jonas: Starting the campaign now.

President Obama’s Press Conference: HuffPost Called On Second With Iran Question

In today’s press conference in the briefing room, President Obama spoke for about 10 minutes, covering the topics of Iran, clean energy and healthcare at the top. He then took questions, ending the press conference at about 1:25pm, about 55 mins.

AP’s Jennifer Loven got the first question, which is not at all out of the ordinary. What was more unusual is that the President called on HuffPost’s Nico Pitney second- he asked a question from the ground in Iran. Politico is calling this “a clearly coordinated exchange” because of the uniqueness of HuffPost called on second and the topic of Iran.

Fox’s Major Garrett, USA Today‘s David Jackson, CBS’ Chip Reid, NBC’s Chuck Todd, ABC’s Jake Tapper, McClatchy’s Margaret Talev (she asked the President about his smoking habit, to which he replied he sometimes falls off the wagon but is about 95 percent cured), Bloomberg’s Hans Nicols and American Urban Radio’s April Ryan were among those who were called on by the President. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux asked the last question about Neda, an Iran female protestor who was shot and killed in the streets of Tehran, which was caught on video and on the Internet. President Obama called it “heartbreaking.”

The President noteably did not call on the Washington Post or the New York Times.

Mike Allen’s “Surprise” Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks

Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico’s Mike Allen never seems to stop.

So last night, co-hosts John Harris and Ann O’Hanlon, Jim and Autumn VandeHei, Mike Feldman, Betsy Fischer, Hilary Rosen, Jonathan Karl, Greta Van Susteren and John Coale thought it was about time for Mikey to let loose with a “surprise” birthday party at the home of one of DC’s best hosts Tammy Haddad.

And how do you go about surprising someone who knows everything going on in this town? Tammy and co. posed the party as a celebration of “President Obama’s 160 Days of Media.” The surprise was spoiled just a little before the party- Tammy had to fill Mike in to ensure his attendance.

Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Ann Compton, John Dickerson, Rita Braver and Bob Barnett, Suzanne Malveaux, Nia-Malika Henderson, Savannah Guthrie, Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt, Debbie Dingell, Sam Feist, Steve Chaggaris, Querry Robinson, Roger Simon, Ann Schroeder Mullins, Lauren Vicary, Mark Murray, Sasha Johnson, Juleanna Glover, Janet Donovan, Edie Emery, Adam Verdugo, Carol Lee, Alex Burns, Michael Feldman, Ron Bonjean, Lynn Sweet, Bill Burton and Laura Capps, Gordon Johndroe and Austan Goolsbee, among many others, all donned “I Like Mike” campaign-ish buttons.

Harris and VandeHei each toasted their all-star, each saying that Mike had a bigger heart than any guy they’ve ever met.

Mike also gave a really gracious speech, joking that the party was sponsored by Starbucks and thanking Tammy and others for their friendship and hospitality, and God, quipping VandeHei thinks that’s a reference to him. VandeHei called him a “guy who will break more news before I’m done with this toast than I will in my career” and very appropriately, the “guy who gets up in the morning and reads all the papers so the rest of us don’t have to.”

Always the intrepid reporter, Mike even included a pool report in this morning’s Playbook:

POOL REPORT from Washington’s true bipartisan DMZ — TAMMY HADDAD’s YARD. Tammy (the one carrying two cameras, as well as throwing the party) had a few friends over to “Celebrate! President Obama’s 160 DAYS OF MEDIA, Hosted By John Harris and Ann O’Hanlon, Jim and Autumn VandeHei, Mike Feldman, Betsy Fischer, Jonathan Karl, Greta Van Susteren and John Coale, Hilary Rosen, Jonathan Martin, and Tammy Haddad.” Aided and abetted by the magic of Kim Kingsley. (hat tip: Mom)

THE CARTOON SPHYNX SAYS: Thank you for the love and amazing time, and for taking the time to appreciate and enjoy each other.

IT TURNS OUT THAT… even Michael Feldman would want to come back as Michael Feldman.


Mike’s birthday card.

More party photos after the jump. Also, find out where Mike’s friends read his Playbook, courtesy of Politico‘s Patrick Gavin. We have to agree with Margaret Carlson- “Doesn’t everybody read it in bed?”

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FishbowlDC’s WH Correspondents Poll: TV Big 5

Over the weekend, HuffPo posted a poll asking their readers to vote for their favorite WH correspondent but only offered up 9 choices and left off a few key players like CBS News’ Chip Reid. So we created our own poll to see what FishbowlDC’s readers thought about the networks’ faces from the White House…and to give Reid a fair shot at winning Fishbowl gold. What do you think?

Who is your favorite TV White House correspondent?(polls)

Words of Wisdom: Washington Journos Dish Out Advice for New Grads

“Life is a constant struggle between your head and your heart. Our head tells us to play it safe. It tells us to settle. Do what pays the bills and makes others happy. But there almost always is something deep within us that beckons us to another calling. Even, during these hard economic times when jobs and our futures are uncertain, you will likely never be as unburdened as you are today — to truly pursue your dreams,” CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux told new grads at a Gannon University commencement address in early May.

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Malveaux’s inspirational words were written to do just that — inspire. But new grads are entering an incredibly unstable marketplace and J-school grads have it even worse. So FishbowlDC reached out to some of our favorite DC journos for some real-world advice. Here’s what they had to say:

“It’s better to work at a small, uncool news organization where you’ll get to report and write — and learn by doing it — than take a glorified coffee-fetcher gig at a glamorous place that sounds impressive to your parents’ friends. Looking to move up to the next step? You need to start producing the kind of bigger stories you want to do in the next job NOW — that’s how you prove you’re ready.”

- Amy Argetsinger, Reliable Source, The Washington Post

“Maybe this isn’t the best advice (after all, it took me three months to find someone to take me in), but I flooded more than 100 media outlets with resumes. I didn’t care if they were newspapers, magazines, or radio or TV stations, on the East Coast, in the South, or in Hawaii (still waiting on a call from the Honolulu Advertiser). Of course, at the time I thought I’d take the first job I was offered but then I turned down a beat with a weekly in Mississippi. Luckily, things worked out at Roll Call and I’ve been here ever since. But if I got that offer to cover the local cops today? I’d probably take it – if that paper is still publishing.”

- David Meyers, Managing Editor, Roll Call

“Man, talk about bad timing! Five years ago, you J-school grads walked into newspaper jobs. Five years from now, you’ll walk into whatever replaces newspapers. But right now: Zippy the Chimp. In short: You’re screwed. Community newspapers folded, and the market’s now filled with 20-year reporting veterans. Two options: Go to grad school (but study something useful, like Shakespeare), or go into PR. Actual advice: Take that job for $17,500 at a website. You’ll be in tight before all of us come knocking at the door. And we will.”

- Joe Curl, White House Correspondent, The Washington Times

“Be creative in attempting to get your foot in the door. If you can’t land a job, offer to work as an unpaid intern. During interviews, don’t cite your work on the college newspaper. Instead, stress that the job will become your life. If it doesn’t, you won’t survive in this business.”

- Bob Cusack, Managing Editor, The Hill

“Cliche? Yes. But it really is better to be a big fish in a small pond. What you do is far more important than where you do it. Gain some experience, enjoy some reporting outside your comfort zone and you’ll be grateful when you arrive at your final destination.”

- Jeff Zeleny, White House Correspondent, New York Times

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