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For Former Fox 5-er Paul Raphel, Big Risk Equals Big Reward

Many of you may remember him as the boy who made you fall in love with local news, but Paul Raphel isn’t so local anymore. Since the former Fox 5 segment producer and reporter left DC almost two years ago, he’s been with “TMZ Live” and most recently Ora TV’s “PoliticKING” producing his way through LA.

FishbowlDC recently caught up with Raphel to talk about what he’s been up to since relocating to the Hills, what he misses most about DC, and how his perceptions of Washington media have changed since relocating.

FishbowlDC: So what have you been doing since you left DC?
Paul Raphel: I left DC in June 2012 when I moved to California — without a job. I lived on my friend’s couch while searching for work. Professionally, it seemed crazy to leave a perfectly fine, full time job with no real plan but I didn’t want to live with ‘what if’s’ by not taking a chance in Los Angeles – something I always considered doing. A month after moving I was hired at TMZ to be the content producer for “TMZ Live” which, at the time, was their newest show. Our team took the show from two markets to airing on all the major FOX affiliates by September 2013. I have now moved from pop culture to politics and started working for Ora TV in January as a producer on Larry King’s political show PoliticKING. It’s been really exciting to start the year at Ora because it is a very new digital network that airs shows with recognizable names like Larry King and Jesse Ventura.

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FBDC Tweeterboard: Local TV Stations and Anchors

Last week we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local television. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of DC’s local TV stations as well as some of the top anchors in our market. Here’s what we found:

The takeaway: NBC 4 is by far the most socially engaged of the local stations -both in terms of the station’s brand and in terms of their anchors’. Almost all the local NBC anchors are highly active on Twitter, with weekend anchor Angie Goff and chief meteorologist* Doug Kammerer far outshining their colleagues and their competitors. CBS 9 weekend anchor Bruce Johnson also makes a strong showing. Together, the top 3 on the list have almost as many followers as the next 12 combined.

Local Television Stations

1) NBC 4 (WRC)  - 62,070
2) CBS 9 (WUSA) - 45,973
3) ABC 7 (WJLA) - 41,398
4) Fox 5 (WTTG) – 26,475
5) PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,503
6) Univision 14 (WFDC) – 2,957
7) NewsChannel 8 – 2,109

Top 15 Local Anchors/Chief Meteorologists*

1) Angie Goff24,830 (NBC 4)
2) Doug Kammerer14,442 (NBC 4)
3) Bruce Johnson13,209 (CBS 9) 52,481
4) Jim Vance6,029 (NBC 4)
5) Topper Shutt5,741 (CBS 9)
6) Jim Handly5,650 (NBC 4)
7) Shawn Yancy - 5,198 (Fox 5)
8) Doreen Gentzler4,781 (NBC 4)
9) Aaron Gilchrist4,765 (NBC 4)
10) Jummy Olabanji 4,607 (ABC 7)
11) Wisdom Martin 4,227 (Fox 5)
12) Allison Seymour 4,045 (Fox 5)
13) Tony Perkins3,451 (Fox 5)
14) Bruce DePuyt3,434 (NewsChannel 8)
15) Pat Lawson Muse3,406 (NBC 4)

*Chief meteorologists were included in the rankings since they are one of the most visible members of a local news team.

Over 32,000 Tell CNN to Dump Family Research Council’s Perkins

A petition by Faithful America says Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council here in D.C., who’s often asked by all the major networks—not just CNN—to speak for Christian voters, doesn’t represent all Christians. They wanted 15,000 signatures and they’ve received over 32,000.

A big issue here seems to be that using a single voice to represent something as amorphous as American Christianity is a tad simplistic and to some Christians, maybe even offensive? The petition notes a segment with Perkins and Wolf Blitzer, from when the Supreme Court struck down a part of the Defense of Marriage Act last month.

They say Perkins “falsely warned that the court decision would lead to ‘religious organizations losing their exemption,’” and that Blitzer “failed to challenge Perkins’ lies, nor did his segment feature any Christian leaders with a different point of view — despite polls showing that a majority of Christians actually oppose the Defense of Marriage Act.”

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Morning Reading List, 09.19.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ extended its run as the #1 evening newscast last week, winning among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54 for the nineteenth time in twenty-one weeks. The ABC broadcast averaged 7.70 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 380,000 Total Viewers and 20,000 key demo viewers.”

  • The Washington Blogger Meetup has a Meetup tonight! To RSVP and see who else is going, click here.

  • Congrats to Washington Examiner columnist La Shawn Barber for her “Daily Show” appearance last night.

  • Broadcasters Urge FCC to Reject Digital Transition Mandates

  • AP reports, “If you’re not plugged into the Internet, you still have to buy the whole newspaper even if you only want to do the crossword puzzle. But online, that and other stand-alone features are increasingly popping up all over the Web.”

  • Matthew Felling will finish out the rest of the week on MSNBC’s
    “Morning Joe.”

  • Blitzer, Matthews try to woo Ellen

  • Murdoch’s Choice: Paid or Free for WSJ.com?

  • Roger and Me: Some CNBC Staffers Are Pining for Ailes

  • FCC Draws Fire for Emmys Bleeping

  • Bloomberg reports, “News Corp., the media company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, expects to save $100 million after its acquisition of Dow Jones & Co. and might scrap the fee for reading the Wall Street Journal’s Web site.”

  • For Time Warner, a time to break up?”

  • AOL takes on The Big Apple. CNet News.com reports, “770 Broadway is in a notably ambiguous location, to the point where AOL could really stake a claim to one of a handful of Manhattan locations depending on how it wants its new “advertising, not access” incarnation to be branded.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “The Emmy telecast on Fox attracted 13.1 million viewers, the fewest since 1990, as the television industry’s annual awards show faced competition from football, baseball and reality programs.”

  • Portfolio’s Mixed Media reports, “You heard it here first, folks: The New York Times is indeed putting paid to its paid-content program, TimesSelect.” Content Bridges reports, “So the New York Times’ decision to eliminate Times Select tonight at midnight leaves its emerging online business in a more precarious state — in that one-legged balancing position that any yoga newbie knows is a tough position to maintain.”

  • “CBS White House correspondent Jim Axelrod — you might remember him as the fellow labeled ‘defeatist’ by then-White House press secretary Tony Snow — was involved in another tense exchange last week, this time with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.” Public Eye has the details.

  • Indiana Daily Student reports, “When Bob Woodward uncovered the first details of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein in 1972, he worked against a government that clouded itself in secrecy and became infamous for hiding important information from the American people. Woodward believes the current administration is much the same.”

  • “Pictures of the Year International is beginning its 65th year as the world’s oldest and one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions and collections. POYi has just scheduled dates for our 2007-08 program. An advance look at the categories and guidelines will be posted on this Web site at www.poyi.org in early December”

  • AScribe Newswire reports, “TechPresident.com, a data-rich, nonpartisan group blog that covers real-time, online activity of the 2008 presidential candidates — and chronicles online content from voters who will elect them, is this year’s $10,000 Grand Prize winner in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.”

  • New York Business reports, “The New York Times Book Review said Monday that it will redefine and expand its best seller lists starting with the Sept. 23rd issue.”

  • Bill Steigerwald writes, “Is Morton Kondracke a conservative op-ed columnist? Are David Broder, Cokie Roberts and Thomas Friedman centrists? That’s what Media Matters for America, the left-wing media watchdog outfit in Washington, would have you believe.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “New York Times Co., Lee Enterprises Inc. and McClatchy Co. fell to decade-long lows in New York Stock Exchange composite trading after Merrill Lynch & Co. cut its ratings on the three newspaper publishers to ‘sell.’”

  • Business 2.0 reports, “Newspaper ad sales are expected to decline 5 percent in 2007, so it’s no surprise that print publications are eager to squeeze more cash out of their Web sites. One obvious source: local advertising, which accounts for more than 80 percent of ad spending but less than 20 percent of Internet ad sales.”

  • “News Corp. said its $5.2 billion acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., a deal that will give Rupert Murdoch control of the Wall Street Journal, probably will close in about two months,” Bloomberg reports.

  • From CJR: “Our Score: Murdoch 2 — Journalism 0. No Ingrassia book, Varadarajan quits as readers learn to play Austrialian rules”

  • “Nielsen’s Adweek Media is launching a business networking site, At the Roundtable, for professionals in advertising, marketing and media.” Check it out here.

  • Portfolio reports, “Once in a while, Maureen Dowd is terrific. More often, she’s lazy, smug and shallow, trafficking in little but caricature and innuendo. Her most recent column, on Hillary Clinton’s perceived weakness on military issues, contains a prime example of Dowd at her worst.”

  • Howard Kurtz writes, “O.J. was back. O.J. was proclaiming his innocence. O.J. was doing the perp walk. The Juice was under arrest, and television was magically transported back to the mid-1990s, when all of America argued about every facet of the double-murder case. … ‘It’s the story that just doesn’t go away,’Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, who has interviewed Simpson several times, said by phone from Las Vegas.”

  • Peter Barnes, Jenna Lee, Nicole Petallides and Cody Willard are joining the FBN anchor team.” TVNewser has the details.

  • Also from TVNewser, “Weatherman Tony Perkins, a former GMAer, is now part of Washington, DC’s WTTG-TV/Fox 5 morning team.”

    Jobs

  • National Association of Manufacturers is looking for a Web Designer.

  • NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation has an opening for Washington Producer position.

  • Fox News Channel is looking for an Associate Producer.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Perkins on FOX & Friends

    Tony Perkins of WTTG’s FOX 5 Morning News will guest co-host FOX News Channel’s FOX & Friends both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (7-10AM ET) with Greg Kelly and Ainsley Earhardt.

    Taking Out The Trash, 01.30.07

  • Five minutes left to live and Ben Bradlee takes the cake, with exposing a dirty little secret in a close second.

  • A Washington Post editorial opines, “Those who take pains to insert it when referring to him are trying, none too subtly, to stir up scary images of menacing terrorists and evil dictators. They embarrass only themselves.” Those include Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers, on “Hardball” and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.

  • “The Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation (WCTC) has launched a new website, www.shareyourdc.com, designed to give local residents the opportunity to answer the following question: What do you love about DC?” According to the release, “the site is part of a greater research initiative coordinated by WCTC to determine the city’s position in the mind of those who live here and from travelers around the world.” Take the survey and share your favorite things.

  • Don’t forget to nominate either yourself or other “up and coming” journalism stars for our National Press Foundation Dinner giveaway.

  • DCRTV reports, “Former FCC Commissioner Charlotte Reid died last week. She was 93. Reid, who was in the US Congress from 1963 to 1971, served at the Commission during President Nixon’s term in the early 1970s. Known as ‘Annette King,’ Reid was a vocalist on ‘Don MacNeill’s Breakfast Club’ on the old NBC Blue radio network.”

  • Air America Radio Finds A Buyer

  • John Dickerson on Ari Fleischer’s testimony.

  • And more Libby trial updates here, here and here (“Russert: Not Source of CIA Officer Leak”).

  • It costs $1 mil to ride with Wolf Blitzer.

  • What was last week’s biggest story?

  • Edgie award nominees, including some for washingtonpost.com

    And re-posting / pasting this from yesterday since there were some tech difficulties with yesterday’s morning round-up

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Tony Snow dishes to GWU students.

  • Libby Copeland checks in with Daryn Kagan’s “Soft Landing From the Hard-News World.”

  • Why other political reporters envy ABCNews political editor and Note encoder Mark Halperin–he gets to drive Clinton aides Howard Wolfson and Phil Singer to Hillary’s first Des Moines event.

  • Mrs. Bush’s Remarks at the Launch of the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship for Print Journalism.”

  • This blogger suggests that murders in Prince George’s County are no longer newsworthy.