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TVNewser: NBC News’ chief medical editor says it’s easy to get viewers worried about Ebola because we’re all idiots. Well, she didn’t say that exactly, but that’s what she meant.

FishbowlDC: Politico’s Mike Allen interviewed Akon and somehow didn’t ask the 41-year-old musician why he thought naming his second album Konvicted was a good idea.

Lost Remote: One way to sell magazines? Have a man wear women’s clothing and a woman wear men’s clothing! Zany!

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Capital New York to Relaunch December 3

capital-logoCapital New York, which was recently purchased by Robert Allbritton, publisher and co-founder of Politico, is relaunching December 3. As part of that, the site is debuting a new site, a daily newsletter called Capital Playbook and… a paywall.

Let’s examine the most notable aspects of the relaunch: Capital Playbook and the paywall. The email newsletter will essentially be Politico Playbook, only for New Yorkers. Each morning subscribers will received a list of interesting stories and scoops. It’ll be written by Azi Paybarah, Jimmy Vielkind and Mike Allen.

While there will still be free content on Capital, don’t expect too much. According to a note from Gillian Reagan, Capital’s managing editor, the majority of the site will be hidden behind three, pay-to-read sections: City Hall Pro, Albany Pro and Media Pro. The areas each cover is fairly self-explanatory.

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Readers Question Vanity Fair ‘Powers That Be’

It’s one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of “The New Establishment.”

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The Powers That Be” ranks 25 “members of the power elite [who] demonstrate why they’re not going anywhere soon.” At press time, pretty much all readers who have taken the time to comment have a problem with the list, crowned by cover boy Jay Z and Beyoncé:

DentonFisk: Wow. What a dearth of talent! If this is the best the USA has to offer, we’re done. Most are celebrities for celebrity’s sake. These are the crypt keepers…

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Tina Brown to Launch Media Company

It is officially Tina Brown day. Hope that’s cool with you. Not long after we learned that IAC wouldn’t be renewing Brown’s contract, Politico’s Mike Allen is reporting that Brown’s next move is to launch her own company:

 

Additionally, a source told Politico that Tina Brown Live Media “is really a marriage of her commitment to journalism and story telling, it’s going to be really event orientated.”

ALSO: Below is a picture of Brown eating lunch. Weird that she chose today of all days to do that. Hmm….

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Jeff Bezos Visits WaPo | Mike Allen Most Followed | News Corp Sells Papers


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Jeffrey P. Bezos Visits Washington Post to Meet With Editors And Others (The Washington Post / Style)
The Jeffrey P. Bezos era at The Washington Post had its symbolic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the high-tech magnate indulged in a decidedly low-tech ritual: striking a triangle to summon editors for their afternoon meeting. The chimes, amplified electronically across the Post’s historic newsroom, is a decades-old tradition. The Guardian Speaking to the Post before meeting staff for the first time on Tuesday, Bezos said his major contribution would be to offer his “point of view” to the paper’s leadership. He also said he would provide “runway,” which the Post described as “financial support over a lengthy period in which the management can experiment to find a profitable formula for delivering the news.” AllThingsD Just because Bezos is going to own the press doesn’t mean he has changed his approach to the press. When he speaks to journalists, he says nothing. FishbowlDC WaPo reporter Paul Farhi reports that Bezos has high hopes for the future of the paper in the coming years. Bezos’ quest for a new “golden era” at the Post must’ve come as a great relief to Farhi, as the newspaper is taking a financial nosedive, a nosedive that caused the sale of the organization to Bezos after being owned and operated by the Graham family for the past 80 years. Nieman Journalism Lab Since when is an interview with the new billionaire owner of a newspaper a Lifestyles/Style story?

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Alex Martin Named WSJ Page One Editor

Alex Martin has been named page one editor of The Wall Street Journal. Martin was most recently national editor and deputy managing editor — the latter role he will maintain.

Additionally, according to a memo from Gerard Baker, Mike Allen has been named global enterprise editor and Jason Anders deputy editor of page one.

The full memo from Baker is below.

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Politico.com Should Be a Sunday Show

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The first panel on the second day of what were are calling EOVMWHAWCNCon was made up of only Politico.com journos. There was Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei, Jonathan Martin, Ben Smith and John F. Harris.

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Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert?

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The final event of the first day was “Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign” panel. And yes, all panel’s names were also long descriptions. It was, after all “ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?” conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short.

You can watch all the panels here.

The final panel had Mark Halperin of Time, John Heilemann of New York Magazine, Mark Barabak or LAT, Mike Allen, John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei all of Politico.

During the Q&A the question was floated who would be the next Tim Russert. Who will be the next television journalist to vet future candidates?

Mike Allen said the names John King of CNN, Gwen Ifill and Chuck Todd. John Harris offered up Chris Matthews. Then Mike Allen noted that NY Observer had also mentioned John Harris as a possible replacement.

Political Wonk Con Tomorrow at USC

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Well, they call it a ‘post-election conference’. Not quite as catchy. From their site:

The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, in association with POLITICO, will host a two-day post-election conference featuring top strategists from the Obama and McCain Presidential campaigns, national and state political journalists, and USC student panelists discussing the 2008 Presidential campaign and what it means for the future.

Journalists Jonathan Martin, Mike Allen, Mark Barabak, Mark Halperin, John Heilermann, Ben Smith and Jim VandeHei among others will be there. A full schedule is here.

Is Obama Playing Media Favorites?

url.jpgA line slipped in near the end of Mike Allen‘s Politico article about the media coverage of Barack Obama‘s overseas trip, is making some waves. Per Allen: “Among those for whom there was no room was Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent of The New Yorker. The campaign, which was furious about the magazine’s satirical cover this week, cited space constraints in turning him away.” (Hmm, sort of like the time John McCain neglected to invite the NYT to his health records viewing party.) Over at Eat the Press Rachel Sklar says the decision “sends a clear — and worrisome — signal from the Obama campaign: If we don’t like it, man, will you know it.” A decision, she points out, which merely reinforces a quote made in Lizza’s (amazingly researched, though not terribly flattering) article : “[Obama] earned a reputation that “‘you’re not going to punk me, you’re not going to roll me over, you’re not going to jam me.’”

It should be noted The New Yorker was not the only one cut out of the “Trip of the Century”; 200 people applied and only 40 were allocated spots. That said, The New Yorker is hardly your average magazine. As Gawker’s Ryan Tate points out,

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