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NY Press Club Award Winners Announced

The 2014 New York Press Club Award winners have been announced, with Steven Brill taking home the most prestigious honor — the Gold Keyboard. Brill won for his Time piece “Bitter Pill: Why Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony June 9 at the Water Club.

As for organizations, The Wall Street Journal has bragging rights. It won the most awards with nine. Bloomberg News (which included Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, WBBR and Bloomberg Television) was the runner-up with eight awards. Time came in third with six.

Below is the full list of winners. Congrats to all.

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Time Makes Several Hires and Promotions, Names Michael Scherer Washington Bureau Chief

Time’s Rick Stengel just sent out a memo announcing several hires and promotions. The big one: Michael Scherer has been named the magazine’s Washington bureau chief. Scherer has been with Time since 2007, most recently serving as White House correspondent.

Here are the nuts and bolts of the other Time moves, followed by Stengel’s note.

Time Names Michael Scherer White House Correspondent

105_mscherer.jpgTime has named Michael Scherer its new White House correspondent. Scherer, who joined Time in December of 2007, covered the Romney campaign during the primaries before moving over to report on John McCain during the election season. He is a regular contributor Time‘s political blog Swampland and according to Time will be covering the President, the Vice President and much of the day-to-day news out of the Obama Administration.

We caught up with Scherer and asked him what so far had surprised him most about The White House? Answer: The vending machines! Which are apparently filled with potato chips, soda pop, and candy bars.

Since you have to leave the gates of the White House to get real food, and the hours offer little opportunity for trips to the gym, this all bodes poorly for my health. That said, I’m sure not complaining about the gig. (Also, there is some hope on the horizon. When he visited the press complex in the West Wing, President Obama saw the vending machines and told us we needed to get more healthy snacks. And when the president speaks, reporters tend to listen.)

Change you can digest? Full release after the jump.

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In Case You’re Wondering Where All the News Went

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We were going to title this post “Wonder What John McCain is Doing Right Now” except, probably no one is wondering that. As we write this Barack Obama is in Berlin doing his JFK/Reagan thing, however! maybe Obama supporters (the ones who can vote anyway, and full disclosure, that does not include us) shouldn’t get too excited just yet. Over at Swampland, Michael Scherer (who we think someone should offer a book deal to immediately following this election) says that despite the international Obama feier (that’s German for celebration according to our language widget) the American “liberal media bias” is not doing the Senator much good when it comes down to the numbers.

It seems that even though Obama has received almost triple the amount of network news coverage time than McCain, he is still only maintaining a six-point lead. Of course, there is an argument to be made that the group Obama is drawing the majority of his support from are people who don’t watch network news, meaning just about everyone under the age of forty, and as such this comparison is maybe not the best measure of things. Either way, we sort of think it’s hard to argue numbers with an image like the one above.