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Tell Me No! – NPR Cuts ‘Tell Me More’ Along With 28 Positions

NPR’s David Foldenfilk reports this afternoon that National Public Radio “would cease broadcast of the weekday program ‘Tell Me More’ on Aug. 1 and eliminate 28 positions as part of a larger effort to end the company’s persistent budget deficits.” Eight of the 28 positions on the chopping block are currently vacant.

Host of the program Michel Martin and its executive producer Carline Watson are set to remain at the station.

Click on over to NPR for the full announcement.

ABC News Names Shushannah Walshe Deputy Political Director

walsheABC News has named Shushannah Walshe deputy political director according to an email announcement. Walshe most recently served as a political reporter for the network, which she joined in April 2011.

Her coverage includes the NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal, the 2014 midterm elections and primary process, and the Boston Marathon bombing. Her reporting was recognized with two Emmy nominations for her coverage of the Sandy Hook School shooting.

Walshe will continue to cover the 2014 midterm races and the 2016 presidential race and is the co-author of Sarah From Alaska.

Dean Baquet to Replace Jill Abramson as Executive Editor of NYTimes

The New York TimesAccording to The New York Times, Executive Editor Jill Abramson is “unexpectedly leaving” her position as top editor at the newspaper and will be replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. Abramson served as executive editor since 2011 and was the first woman in the role.

According to New York Times coverage of the announcement, “The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear.”

Baquet will be the first African-American executive editor of the newspaper. He returned to the Times as chief of its Washington bureau and an assistant managing editor in 2007 after being fired the previous November as editor of the Los Angeles Times for refusing to cut jobs from his newsroom.

Nominations for National Capital Emmy Awards Announced

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 10.11.37The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2013 Emmy® Award nominations. Leading the list locally is NBCWashington with 24 nominations. WJLA earned 13 nominations, while WUSA and WTTG earned 10 and 7, respectively. Comcast SportsNet received 12 nominations.

Emmy® Awards are presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment, news and documentary, and sports programming by 19 chapters across the country. The Washington market is part of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

Awards will be announced at The 56th Emmy® Awards on Saturday, June 14 at The Fillmore. For a full list of nominations, click here.

40 McClatchy Tribune Information Services Positions to be Cut

layoffsAs many as 40 McClatchy Tribune Information Services (MCT) employees will lose their jobs as Tribune Publishing takes over the second largest supplemental photo wire in the U.S.

“A portion of the jobs based in Washington will be part of the ongoing wire service or remain with the bureau,” said McClatchy vice president for news and Washington editor Anders Gyllenhaal in the memo posted to Poynter. “But a majority of the Washington positions will be phased out over the course of the summer as the move to Chicago is complete.”

A source among the 40 being laid off said that two positions – an IT professional and a visual editor – are among those being filled in the McClatchy Washington bureau, which will remain in place but with photo content instead coming from the Tribune Content Agency. Since pursuing this story, we’ve received a position description for Visual Editor. A request for confirmation to McClatchy’s Washington bureau chief regarding positions being filled has yet to be answered.

We’re told the layoffs will be phased in over the coming weeks with the first group’s last day being May 28, and second group departing July 3. A third and final group’s last day is slated for August 1.

While many are likely on the brink of unemployment, we hear from our source that morale is still high, and that employees are still doing everything they can do “because they love doing it.”

3:00pm Update: McClatchy Washington bureau management confirmed that a total of four positions are currently being filled in the bureau - two positions as part of the digital team, an IT professional, and a visual editor. A clarification has also been made that McClatchy Washington bureau photo content will now be provided by Tribune Content Agency, rather than no longer from MCT.

CNN’s Adam Aigner-Treworgy to CBS News

cbs newsWe hear that congrats are in order after receiving a tip that CBS News VP and Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham announced to staff via an internal memo this morning that CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy was named White House Producer for CBS This Morning and the Washington bureau.

Aigner-Treworgy has been with CNN for the past 2.5 years and before that was with NBC News.

See the full memo, after the jump. Read more

Ed O’Keefe Named VP of CNNMoney and Politics for CNN Digital

okeefet1largEd O’Keefe, current editor in chief of NowThis News, is set to join CNN Digital as VP of CNNMoney and Politics starting May 19. This is both a new role for CNN and comes at a time when CNN gains full control over CNNMoney, as of June 1.

Via an internal memo sent out to CNN.com and CNNMoney staff this morning, CNN expects O’Keefe to build a digital political vertical that makes “politics ‘pop’…By creating big, signature editorial products that people crave, that span mobile, desktop, social and air. By dazzling existing and new audiences with creative angles in video, interactives, images and text. By strengthening our voice and being bolder and more vibrant than ever.”

Also announced, Lex Haris has been named executive director of CNNMoney. Most recently he’s served as interim editor of CNNMoney and has been the site’s managing editor since 2007.

Read the full memo, after the jump. Read more

AP Expands Washington, US, and International Investigative Reporting

ap_logoThe Associated Press announced today an expansion and reorganization of its Washington, US, and international investigative reporting efforts.

Their revamped mission will be “to develop investigations around breaking news events across the globe and produce exclusive reports that expose wrongdoing and illuminate social issues,” according to the announcement. The wire service also said that they plan to share some of the data from their investigative reporting with member news orgs to help them produce their own local content.

Joining the Washington team will be Ronnie Greene, currently a senior reporter at The Center for Public Integrity, and Jeff Horwitz, who’s on a Knight-Bagehot fellowship at Columbia University.

US investigations will focus on state and local data-driven projects with AP journos  David B. Caruso, Michael Kunzelman, Garance Burke and Holbrooke Mohr joining the team.

And International investigations will be led by Washington-based editor Trish Wilson with a team including Frank Bajak, based in Lima, Peru; Erika Kinetz in Shanghai; Richard Lardner in Washington; and Raphael Satter in London.

National Journal Adds Five Writers in Advance of June Issue Redesign

Today, National Journal welcomed several new writers and contributors in advance of its June magazine redesign to include Nora Caplan-BrickerMichelle CottleEthan EpsteinDaniel Libit, and Simon Van Zuylen-Wood.

Cottle, most recently a Washington reporter for The Daily Beast, joins the magazine as a senior writer. Caplan-Bricker will join the magazine as staff correspondent and is currently a staff writer at The New Republic. Van Zuylen-Wood, a staff writer for Philadelphia magazine who has also worked for The New Republic and written for POLITICO MagazineEpstein of The Weekly Standard; and Libit, formerly with POLITICO, will join the magazine as contributing writers.

In fall 2013, NJ relaunched its website. The print redesign is the second phase of the outlet’s efforts to refresh its brand.

Bloomberg’s Robert Bierman Joins WaPo as General Manager

Today, The Washington Post named Bloomberg’s Robert Bierman general manager of Washington Post Live. In this role, Bierman “will manage all business and operational aspects of the Post’s conferences and events division and will focus on strategic opportunities to grow the business,” according to the Post’s full announcement. “He will work closely with Mary Jordan, who oversees the editorial direction of Washington Post Live.”

Join us in welcoming Bierman. Don’t forget your lunch!

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