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Westwood One News Unveils Correspondents

WestwoodOneNewsLogoEarlier this month, Westwood One announced it was launching its own news service:

Powered by CNN, Westwood One News will provide stations around-the-clock news updates from one to five minutes in length. Additional programming will include live two-ways with both Westwood One and CNN correspondents, special reports, live feeds of breaking news and sound bites for local news production.

Now comes the related staffing news. Per an announcement today, CNN’s Steve Kastenbaum has been tapped to head up the service’s New York City bureau as senior correspondent. Crossing over in D.C. meanwhile will be NBC News Radio’s Bob Costantini:

Kastenbaum, for the past year, has worked at CNN as as a producer, reporter and CNN Newsource correspondent. Recently, he reported from Ferguson, Missouri on violent clashes between protesters and police. His coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and investigative work on the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal resulted in several exclusive reports.

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Newspapers are Really Excited About 2016 Election

Editors at America’s top 15 newspapers are losing their minds with excitement about the 2016 presidential election. According to a new Pew study, in the first nine months of the year there have been 541 articles written about the election. That’s already double the amount of articles that were written about the 2012 presidential election during the same period in 2010.

Unsurprisingly, the two people who get covered the most are Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton. Newspapers surveyed by Pew have already featured 82 articles each about the potential candidates. Keep in mind that neither has officially said they will run. Just imagine what will happen when (not if!) they do.

It’s only 2014, but there is no escape. You must read about the 2016 election. You must read about the 2016 election. YOU MUST READ ABOUT THE 2016 ELECTION.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Cuts Hit CNN, HLN | Nielsen Revision Puts Nightly News on Top

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Layoffs Begin at CNN (TVNewser)
Layoffs have begun at CNN. As many as 300, or 8 percent, of CNN’s workforce is being cut in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles. FishbowlDC Up to 28 positions are rumored to be eliminated Tuesday and Wednesday from CNN’s Washington bureau. In August, Turner sent out an email to staff including those at CNN, offering a voluntary separation program to employees 55 and over who have worked for Turner for 10 or more years. Mashable CNN has cut Christiane Amanpour’s entire staff in New York as part of the cable news channel’s restructuring. Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of a nightly foreign affairs program, will continue to produce international news segments for the network. TVNewser Jane Velez Mitchell’s nightly HLN show has been canceled as part of the cuts. Velez Mitchell will be leaving the network, as will the staff of the show — in all about 15 HLN employees. Capital New York In addition, CNN has shuttered its entertainment news unit, with some staff being laid off and others being folded into other departments. In addition, Darius Walker, VP and Northeast bureau chief, will leave the company. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The cuts are hitting all of CNN’s bureaus, with several back-office and corporate layoffs hitting Atlanta last week. Turner Broadcasting is restructuring under a “2020″ plan, which will cut the company’s total workforce by 10 percent, eliminating nearly 1,500 positions across their channels. CNN is expected to reduce its workforce by about 8 percent. More layoffs are expected Wednesday.

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#FreeSimmons Campaign Includes Original Folk Song

South Florida-based singer-songwriter James Rustad performs tonight at the Harbor Bar. And thanks to ESPN’s suspension of Bill Simmons, he’s got a new song in his repertoire.

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Cover Battle: Sports Illustrated or The New Republic

It’s another miserable snowy day in the city, so why not take some of the edge off by enjoying FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle? This Thursday we have Sports Illustrated versus The New Republic. SI went with a great photo of Michael Sam, the courageous young man who is about to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. We don’t really need more of a reason to choose this cover than that.

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Newark Star-Ledger Regrets Endorsing Chris Christie

Chris Christie’s 2014 is off to a rough start. He has already been accused of being involved in more than enough political scandals, but now The Newark Star-Ledger, which had endorsed Christie for governor, has announced that it “regrets” supporting him.

Tom Moran, editor of the Star-Ledger’s editorial page, wrote today that the paper “blew” its endorsement. Moran explained that the paper knew Christie was a political ruffian, but they didn’t think he was this bad:

Yes, we knew Christie was a bully. But we didn’t know his crew was crazy enough to put people’s lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. We didn’t know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund. And we certainly didn’t know that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was sitting on a credible charge of extortion by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

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New Yorker Cover Pokes Fun at Chris Christie’s Bridge Scandal

When Barry Blitt described his latest New Yorker cover, he explained, “I’m hoping this cartoon diverts a lot of traffic to my website.”

Well said, Barry. Well said.

Chris Christie Upset About His Time Cover

Chris Christie isn’t a big fan of Time‘s depiction of him on its cover. While we said the cover — which featured Christie’s mug alongside copy reading “The Boss” — was alluding to his handling of Hurricane Sandy relief and his ties to Bruce Springsteen, Christie felt otherwise.

“I’m reporting Time magazine to the anti-Italian defamation league,” Christie said on Don Imus’ radio show. “I mean look at that thing. It says ‘boss’ underneath. I mean, come on. I can’t wait for that to come home for my kids to see it.”

Richard Stengel, Time’s managing editor, was surprised that Christie was so upset.

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Cover Battle: GQ or Time

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This round pits GQ against Time. GQ, for its “Sexiest Women of The 21st Century” feature, put Beyonce on its cover. There is probably nothing we can say about this photograph that won’t sound 100 percent pervy, but here’s what we came up with: Are those pockets on her shorts? Hmm… Still seems pervy.

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