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FP Launches “Wikileaked” Blog

Last week Foreign Policy launched “Wikileaked,” a  new blog that will mine the secret documents released on the WikiLeaks website for original articles and daily blog posts by columnists such as Tom Ricks and David Hoffman.  In a memo announcing the new blog, FP’s Susan Glasser said, “We’re planning to keep reading the secret cables — and putting it all in one place over the next few weeks (and perhaps months) — as WikiLeaks dribbles out secret and sensitive documents on everything from the dating habits of world leaders to the prospects of political reform in Zimbabwe.  And we’ll keep on it as long as there are still interesting and important documents to discover.”

Here are a few recent headlines from the new blog:

Al Jazeera gets WikiLeaked
Who will al Qaeda back in the 2012 elections?
Guinea’s stage-managed coup

But as Levar Burton would say, “you don’t have to take my word for it.”  Check out Wikileaked here.

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FP‘s “Best Defense” Snags Ellie Award

FishbowlDC hears that Tom Ricks‘ “Best Defense” blog for Foreign Policy has won the Ellie (National Magazine Awards) for “Best Blog.”

FP
has also been nominated for two print awards – “General Excellence” and one for Photography. Winners of print category awards will be announced at a ceremony in a few weeks. Congrats to Tom and FP!

FP Celebrates Three NMA Noms

Susan Glasser announced to her team only minutes ago that Foreign Policy is up for three National Magazine Awards. Memo below. Congrats to FP!

From: Susan Glasser
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:04 PM
Subject: Congrats!

Some terrific news this morning: FP has been nominated as a finalist for three National Magazine Awards – our most ever and a wonderful recognition of everyone’s terrific work. We’re finalists for General Excellence, for Photojournalism (that awesome North Korea photo essay by Tomas van Houtryve, “The Land of No Smiles”) and, in the new digital categories this year, Tom Ricks‘s blog, The Best Defense has been nominated for best blog, a great accomplishment his first year in the blogosphere. FP over the last decade has been extraordinarily privileged to win recognition from the NMAs, especially considering the incredible magazines that are out there and we are once again just thrilled to be considered.

FP Celebrates a Year of Success

In an email this morning, Foreign Policy’s Susan Glasser praised her staff for a solid year of growth since the relaunch of ForeignPolicy.com (5 times more traffic since last year). Glasser congratulated the FP team for “a record-breaking 5.8 million pageviews in December and more than 45 million page views for the year.”

The memo also addressed upcoming announcements like the launch of a new blog and a new deal to feature FP content on washingtonpost.com.

While many are dodging pink slips, it’s great to hear that some outlets are celebrating success. Congrats to FP!

Glasser’s full memo after the jump.

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Morning Reading List 09.14.09

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.

Congratulations to WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe who married Valerie Hallow this weekend. What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

TV

Upcoming TV interviews (via Playbook): The President sits down with Bloomberg News and CNBC’s John Harwood. Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, is doing the financial and news cable channels right after the speech from Wall Street. The CEA’s Austan Goolsbee pre-taped a “Morning Joe” interview yesterday. Treasury Secretary Geithner is sitting down with Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News,” and ABC’s Diane Sawyer, for “Good Morning America,” to air tomorrow.

Steve Kroft‘s interview with President Obama aired on last night’s “60 Minutes.”

Tonight’s Jay Leno‘s prime time debut on NBC.

“Even if the Leno show fails, this still points to the way the future of television is changing… Audiences are smaller and smaller in television.” -Time‘s James Poniewozik on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” yesterday.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” is on the west coast this week. Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pretaped today’s show from the Ronald Reagan Library with Nancy Reagan, Pat Buchanan and a live studio audience.

ONLINE

Unauthorized pop-ups on NYTimes.com.

MAGAZINES

With hope to make some money, Newsweek is changing its subscription policy.

NEWS NOTES

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz and Paul Duggan‘s take on the CNN coast guard debacle on Friday. “The “news,” such as it was, quickly hit the media echo chamber.”

And Dana Milbank‘s take.

Related? AP: Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.

Tom Ricks and the military’s new philosophical embeds in CJR: The doctrine of counterinsurgency has received almost uniformly positive press coverage, at times making it appear to be the only possible avenue for the U.S. military, and in the process that coverage has cast it in the most positive light.

And Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham in NYT: Our Reporter, Ahmadinejad’s Prisoner.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

“I spent all day… working the phones, pestering, cajoling, asking as many questions as possible and they really did not have much detail.” -WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly on difficulties in dealing with administration officials on the health care plan on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN. Connolly made the Sunday show rounds- she also appeared on the “Chris Matthews Show.”

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Cablers in the News: Wolf, Bret, Shep & Greta

• Get personal with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in the latest Reader’s Digest. The Situation Room anchor is currently reading Tom Ricks‘ “The Gamble,” his morning reading list includes Politico, HuffPost, Drudge, WaPo and NYT (online), he loves “Entourage” and- our personal fave Wolf fun fact- he’s currently listening to Coldplay, Earth, Wind and Fire and Shakira.

• Where does Fox News’ Bret Baier lay his pretty little head to rest at night? The Knot’s “The Nest” blog takes a tour of the Baiers’ Georgetown home. “Bret’s schedule is so crazy that relaxing in bed watching TiVo is a luxury for us,” says his wife Amy.

The Boston Globe profiles Fox’s “most prominent anchor” Shepard Smith. Even Gawker took note of the profile, describing Smith as “probably the best anchor on TV right now, both for pure entertainment value and for his genuinely non-partisan commitment to telling the truth as he sees it. Also he hates Boston.”

• Thursday night’s On the Record was Greta Van Susteren‘s most watched program of the year in Total Viewers and second most watched in the A25-54 demographic. The show featured an interview with Rush Limbaugh.

• Lastly… yup, that was Donny Deutsch filling in today for MSNBC’s vacationing David Shuster.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), and WashPost’s Tom Ricks, author of “The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008″

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele and a roundtable of Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich and ABC’s Claire Shipman and George Will

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer

CNN’s State of the Union: Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)

Fox News Sunday: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Chris Matthews’ Show: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, NYTimes’ David Brooks, NPR’s Michelle Norris and Time’s Michael Duffy

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time’s Michael Duffy, AP’s Charles Babington, NYTimes’ Jackie Calmes and WashPost’s Ceci Connolly

Ricks Takes To The Blog

Former Washington Post military reporter Tom Ricks, who took a buyout from the paper in April and remains a correspondent, will soon launch a blog for Foreign Policy magazine, FishbowlDC has learned.

Under the leadership of Executive Editor Susan Glasser (a longtime Washington Post editor and foreign correspondent), the magazine is set relaunch its website on Monday. The site will include several new features and a more frequently updated, dynamic format. The Washington Post Company purchased Foreign Policy magazine in September.

Think of it as “Fiasco” (Ricks 2006 book on the war in Iraq) on a daily basis.

Post Departures: The Latest (Will Weingarten Go?!?)

New Pulitzer winner Gene Weingarten tells FishbowlDC that he’s considering taking the Washington Post’s buy-out.

A round-up:

Tamara Jones: Gone.

Susan Schmidt
: Gone.

Tim Page: Gone.

Maralee Schwartz: Gone.

Tom Ricks
tells us (and Politico) “I’ll probably take it, but haven’t yet made a final decision.”

Maybes: Dan Balz and Keith Richburg.

Richburg tells FishbowlDC: “I’m going to bali in early may, so I’m going to sit there looking at a white sand beach and the pacific ocean and then make up my mind.”

What about you, Posties: You or your neighbors considering the buyout? Let us know: