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CNN Apologizes for Calling Big Bear Mayor a Hoax

At one point during Tuesday’s frenzied coverage of the Christopher Dorner standoff, the following was added to CNN’s live blog:

[Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET] In posts at 5:06 p.m. ET and 5:09 p.m. ET, we reported apparent information from Big Bear Lake mayor Jay Obernolte. We have learned that the man we spoke to was not the mayor, so we’ve removed the information. We regret the error.

But today, around noon eastern time, those 5:06 and 5:09 p.m. snippets were reinstated together with a brief explanation and apology. Against the backdrop of some definite miscues like the LA Times’ premature report of a body being removed from the cabin, in this case CNN was right all along. Here’s what senior director of PR Matt Dornic told imediaethics.org:

“We did not air a hoax interview. Our source and guest was indeed Jay Obernolte. The original correction was unnecessarily issued due to internal miscommunication.”

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WaPo Readies For Newsroom Integration|”Jon & Kate” Web Site’s Traffic Soars|MB Bloggers Get Real|Tension’s High At Boston Globe

FishbowlDC: Washington Post editors warned staffers about an upcoming newsroom revamp. The best line from the memo? “In the meantime, you may want to start packing up or winnowing files so you’re ready to go with a few weeks’ notice.”

WebNewser: “Jon & Kate + 8″ is a ratings hit and an online sensation. Its Web site drew a 12.6 percent share of all cable TV websites last week – almost three times as much as the second most popular site.

TVNewser: WebNewser blogger Steve Krakauer isn’t the only Mediabistro blogger getting involved with reality TV. FishbowlDC’s Christine Delargy and Matt Dornic may be the subject of a reality show on Bravo. (Also vote for Steve!)

Beat the Press: Newsroom emails reveal serious tension in the Boston Globe newsroom.

Patrick Gavin Bids Farewell, FBDC Hires Two New Bloggers

100_gg3032.jpgToday is Patrick Gavin‘s last day at FishbowlDC before he departs for parts unknown (commonly referred to as Politico). Read his goodbye to all that note here.

Meanwhile mediabistro.com has hired two bloggers to take his place: Matt Dornic and Christine Delargy. Dornic runs local PR shop 3 Dog Agency and Delargy works in broadcast news in DC. Both start Monday so be sure to check them out!