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Two Video Journos Out at WaPo.com

FishbowlDC has confirmed that video journos Travis Fox and Pierre Kattar are out at WaPo.com, leaving only three full-time video journalists reporting for the site.

A source tells us that while the specialized video team is now smaller, WaPo has more journos producing video than ever – “with the integration, the organization is moving into a multimedia mode across the newsroom.”

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What’s Up at WaPo.com: Border Blogging, Hall of Fame, Facebook Connect

Border Blogging:
WaPo Mexico Bureau Chief William Booth and Emmy Award-winning video producer Travis Fox will post stories and video interviews as they crisscross the boarder from El Paso/Ciudad Juarez to San Diego/Tijuana and talk with a variety of people from ordinary area residents to U.S. Border Patrol Agents in “Journey Along the Border.” Their accounts from the week-and-a-half trip will be available here.

Hall of Fame:
The Fix Politics Hall of Fame will showcase their reader’s selections for the nation’s best politicians of all time. Users can submit nominations through the comments section of Chris Cillizza‘s The Fix blog, or by contacting Chris through Twitter . Chris will take the three most popular nominees and post a case for and against them and users can vote to decide whose presence in the hallowed halls is beyond debate.

Facebook Connect:
WaPo became one of the largest major news sites to launch Facebook Connect, integrating the Facebook Platform throughout washingtonpost.com. Users will be able to easily share content with their friends and login to the site using their Facebook user name and password.

Facebook users can also fan The Washington Post by going to their Facebook page.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a roundtable with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, CNBC’s John Harwood, CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein.

  • Face The Nation: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Rep. Barney Frank, Chairman, House Financial Services Committee, Sen. Richard Shelby.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Charles Schumer (D-NY), Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson and a roundtable with Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. The “Power Player” is American Red Cross chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.

  • This Week: U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. John Boehner and a roundtable with ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will and ABC News consultant Donna Brazile.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post; Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times reporter; Richard Stengel, editor, Time magazine; and Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC chief Washington correspondent.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld on POTUS ’08: James Ledbetter of TheBigMoney.com, Washingtonpost.com’s Travis Fox speaks with The Post’s Bart Gellman about his new book, “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” and Norman J. Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Erin Billings, Roll Call and Elizabeth Brotherton, Roll Call.

  • Reliable Sources: New York Times’ Paul Krugman, talk radio show host Michael Medved, Time’s Karen Tumulty, CNN’s Ali Velshi, Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and CNN’s Frank Sesno.

  • Late Edition: McCain economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, CNN’s Gloria Borger, CNN’s Ed Henry, CNN’s Bill Schneider, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez and Democratic strategist James Carville.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank.

  • GPS: Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-MA), author Niall Ferguson, RiverTwice Research president Zachary Karabell, Financial Times’ Martin Wolf and Israeli investigative reporter Ronen Bergman.

    Note: FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a one hour special entitled, “Joe Biden: A Personal Look” on Saturday September 20th at 9PM ET. Hosted by Greta Van Susteren, this special will feature a personal look at Biden’s life with exclusive interviews from his colleagues and friends.

  • Morning Reading List, 11.29.07

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    Good morning Washington.

  • Fine, fine … we’re sucking it up and joining Facebook.

  • Your folks are Democrats, well, mostly.

    NEWSPAPERS

  • “Four years into the war, Iraq correspondents would give their reporting mixed, but generally positive reviews and think they have covered the U.S. military more effectively than they have covered the citizenry of Iraq,” a Pew release announced.

  • Harry Jaffe writes, “How to Poke Don Graham and Not Get Fired for It (Hint: Try Facebook)”

  • One Mediabistro reader wants to know, “Does the Washington Post really drug test?”

  • This morning check out “a special video series entitled, ‘A Nation Divided,’ illustrating the Iraq war’s influence on the presidential campaign by award-winning producer Travis Fox” on washingtonpost.com. “The three-part series focuses on populations in three primary states: Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire.”

  • The AP reports, “A Banc of America analyst downgraded shares of the New York Times Co. Wednesday, saying Wall Street expects unrealistically strong spending from luxury and national advertisers.”

  • Reuters reports, “Nearly 90 percent of U.S. journalists in Iraq say much of Baghdad is still too dangerous to visit, despite a recent drop in violence attributed to the build-up of U.S. forces, a poll released on Wednesday said.”

  • E&P reports, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not trust press coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign, according to a new Harvard University survey, which also revealed four out of five people believe coverage focuses too much on the trivial — and more than 60% believe coverage is politically biased.”

  • CJR reports, “Just when you thought it was safe to spread open The New York Times and eat a turkey and cranberry sandwich, Mark Halperin turns in a Week in Review op-ed that kills the appetite. He’s decided that the national press spends too much pushing horse race manure, while ignoring leadership and character, which he says can be found in the oats of candidates’ ‘full lives and public record.’ Points for originality!”

  • AJR reports, “As U.S. news organizations have backed away from foreign news coverage, the Associated Press’ international report has become increasingly vital.”

  • The New York Observer reports,Bill Keller announced moments ago in a memo that there will be layoffs at The New York Times. He wrote that it will not affect reporters, but a hiring freeze will be strictly enforced.”

    RADIO

  • USA Today reports, “Friendly satellite radio rivals Sirius (SIRI) and XM (XMSR) enter the final month of 2007 with reasons to be wary. They have to worry whether the softening economy will hurt new car sales — the largest generator of new satellite radio subscribers.”

    TELEVISION

  • Another Disclosure Debacle for CNN

  • DNC Cancels Democratic Debate; Was To Be Moderated by Katie Couric

  • An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of November 19-27, 2007. The NBC broadcast posted its best total viewer delivery since February 12, 2007 and its best advantage since December 18, 2006.”

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “Last Friday marked something of a milestone for ABC’s widely acclaimed news program Nightline when it aired a detailed look at life inside the chaotic emergency room at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. The significance? It was the first time since July 18 that Nightline had broadcast a firsthand news report from Iraq examining the on-the-ground effects of the still-unfolding war there.”

  • Media Week reports, “More than 18 months after The New York Times pulled out of its joint cable venture with Discovery Communications, the Discovery Times Channel is shedding its outdated moniker.”

  • TVNewser tells us that Fox News has pimped their “Election Newsgathering Vehicle.”

  • Think Progress pointed out yesterday, “Coal Industry Sponsoring Tonight’s CNN/YouTube Republican Presidential Debate”

  • Presidential Debate Canceled Amid CBS Strike Plans

  • TVNewser reports, “November marked 14 months in a row that Countdown with Keith Olbermann has topped CNN’s 8pmET program in the A25-54 demo; and the 12th month in a row in the total viewer category.”

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN says Headline News continues to have ‘its best year on record.’”

  • Bill Hemmer On The Difference Between FNC And CNN

  • The Examiner reports, “The news of the untimely death of Redskins star Sean Taylor traveled quickly Tuesday morning. CNN was the first to break the news around 5am Tuesday but soon after that local outlets WTOP, WMAL, NBC4, FOX5, ABC7 and CBS9 all were reporting the sad news of death of Taylor as the lead news story.”

  • Washington Post reports, “The Federal Communications Commissions voted for a set of watered-down cable regulations late last night, as increasing tensions among the agency’s five members allowed the industry to largely avoid tough rules.”

  • St. Petersburg Times takes a “Peek inside CNN’s inner sanctum”

  • Marty Kaplan writes, “CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson wrote HuffPo’s media relations vp saying that my post about how the CNN/YouTube Republican Debate was rigged was ‘pretty infuriating.’”

  • Check out Green Room Girl’s newest pics here.

    BOOKS

  • Huffington Post reports, “Writing on Editor and Publisher this morning, Public Affairs Books founder and editor-at-large Peter Osnos addresses the media frenzy that’s greeted the announcement of Scott McClellan’s forthcoming volume, What Happened. In summation, Osnos is seemingly shocked–shocked!–that the marketing strategy his company pursued with regard to McClellan’s book has actually worked in the manner that was intended.”

    MAGAZINES

  • Mixed Media asks, “What is Peter Carlson’s beef with Details?”

  • Karen Tumulty shares what it is like to write for a newsweekly.

  • Niche Media announced, “With a Holiday 2007 launch, Niche Media will debut Trump Magazine, the quintessential guide to luxury living and the entrepreneurial spirit. Trump Magazine will be published quarterly with a distribution of over 100,000 copies that will be hand-delivered to Trump properties, residences, and golf courses and sold in select cities across the country.”

    ONLINE MEDIA

  • A release announced, “Sen. John McCain will be the third presidential candidate, and first Republican, to participate in the groundbreaking MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue series. The interactive Dialogue will take place at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH with an in-person audience of university students, and for the first time, be simultaneously broadcast live on MTV, MySpace (www.myspace.com/election2008), MTV’s www.ChooseOrLose.com, cross-carriers on MTV Mobile, and translated live into Spanish via ImpreMedia’s LaVibra. Today www.myspace.com/election2008 and www.ChooseOrLose.com will begin accepting user-submitted video questions (30 seconds or less) on the issues that matter most to young voters in the upcoming elections. Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, December 2, and the video with the highest ratings and community response on Monday will be posed to Sen. McCain during the evening Dialogue.”

  • Poynter Online’s Steve Klein writes on the coverage of Sean Taylor’s death, “It is, however, to point out that when it came down to keeping up with the story, the best and timeliest source of information was La Canfora’s blog.”

    JOBS

  • Federal News Radio AM 1050 is looking for a Web Writer.

  • American Association for Justice is seeking Legal Content Editor.

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

  • Tompkins Gives Props To Fox

    From Al’s Morning Meeting:

      The Washington Post’s Travis Fox has done it again. Travis is a backpack journalist who travels the world documenting stories with video for the Post’s Web site. He is just home from Darfur, and the work he brought home with him may be his best yet.

      I’m dedicating today’s column to this work for three reasons. First, newspaper folks want to learn how to do online multimedia. Second, even the most experienced TV folks can benefit from watching Travis’ video. And finally, the educators and students who read this column daily will learn a ton.

      If you are pressed for time, just watch the opening story.

      This is a story that utilizes silence and quiet moments to teach us something about what life is like in a refugee camp. I especially like the way Travis uses the shots of barren soil to transition from character to character. And his use of natural light is nothing short of spectacular.

    Read the rest here.