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Favorites From Forbes‘s ’30 Under 30′ List

Forbes released it’s annual “30 under 30″ lists today. Featured on the media list are names you’d expect and those for which you’d need to suspend critical thinking to comprehend how this could’ve happened.

But for better or worse, we’ve picked our favorite additions to this year’s list with our own reasoning.

WaPo’s Ezra Klein– Because it’s become increasingly clear that you can’t have a list about media figures without including Klein. Hell, we even made our own entirely dedicated to Klein and his evolving hairstyles.

HuffPost Live‘s Abby Huntsman– Because when you make a list of highly-accomplished media professionals, Abby leaps to the forefront of America’s conscious. But not that America. The other America that former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was always talking about… Read more

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Poll: Enquirer for Pulitzer – Fair or Foul?

News that the Pulitzer Prize Board officially accepted The National Enquirer‘s submissions for breaking the John Edwards scandal hit the Web only hours ago but the response has already been insane and insanely varied.

Many fear that the Board’s acceptance of the Enquirer is a slippery slope that will ultimately tarnish the coveted prize while others claim it’s the perfect message to send MSM who’ve neglected investigative journalism.

A few comments from Emily Miller‘s HuffPo scoop:

“Are the Pulitzers now going to have a sleeze category? Good grief, I was so thrilled when Eugene Robinson won, but just a year later it could mean a whole lot less.”

“I hope they win… They deserve it and it should be a slap in the face to every other media outlet that ignored the story.”

But who better to weigh in than Washington media… So FishbowlDC, what do you think? Is the Pulitzer’s decision fair or foul?

Should the Enquirer Have Been Accepted by the Pulitzer Prize Board?(online surveys)

National Enquirer Accepted for Pulitzer Run

enquirer.jpgThe National Enquirer is officially in the running for two Pulitzer Prizes categories. The Pulitzer Board has qualified the self-proclaimed tabloid to compete with mainstream news outlets for journalism’s most prestigious prize.

According to Emily Miller who just broke the story for Huffington Post, the Enquirer has been accepted in two categories: “Investigative Reporting” and “National News Reporting” for breaking the John Edwards scandals.

Read more at HuffPo here.

ABC News Awarding “Bernies” to Naughty Newsmakers

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On December 30, ABC News will present “Bernies” to the worst-behaved newsmakers of 2009 during a special year-end broadcast of Nightline. This is the network’s first annual presentation of the awards, named after convicted conman Bernard Madoff.

Winners in four categories — politicians, moneymen, stars & wannabes and sick & twisted will be determined via polls on ABCNews.com.

With nominees like John Edwards, the Salahis, Tiger Woods, Blago and David Letterman, there really are no wrong answers. To cast your vote for the “Bernies,” visit ABCNews.com.

Top Ten Political Sex Scandals of the Decade

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In honor of Sen. Ensign’s little tryst, our friends at FamousDC have been hard at work sifting through the “best” political scandals of the decade. My personal favorite? Vito Fossella and his “love child.” That’s not only quality scandal, its klassy too.

The list is below but check out their explanations for each honoree here.

10. Sen. John Ensign + married staffer who was apparently paid in dollar bills.

9. Rep. Don Sherwood + back rub rejecting mistress

8. Rep. Tim Mahoney + His jobless mistress

7. Rep. Vito Fossella + mother of his child that was not his wife

6. Sen Larry Craig +….

5. Sen. David Vitter + D.C. Madam Hooker

4. Sen. John Edwards + Cici from Poison

3. Former Governor Elliot Spitzer + $$$$$ Hooker

2. Rep. Mark Foley + pages

1. Marion Barry + “the bitch”

Morning Reading List 05.14.09

Good morning FishbowlDC!

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It is day 115 covering the Obama administration and week 15 for us. Happy Birthday to David Gelles and Rebecca Adelman! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS | JOBS | REVOLVING DOOR

NEWSPAPERS

NYT columnist and author Thomas Friedman returned a $75,000 speaker’s fee. LAT reports that the reversal came after a “misunderstanding” about the engagement with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America.”

TV

One of the biggest stories this week was the murder of five American troops by a fellow sergeant at Camp Liberty in Baghdad. In her report, ABC’s senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz had video from inside the clinic where the shooting took place. “Just a few weeks earlier, on her 20th reporting trip to Iraq, she had spent an afternoon at Camp Liberty in Baghdad,” reports The New York Observer’s Felix Gillette. “Ms. Raddatz had spent an entire afternoon interviewing the clinic’s staff members for her report on how the military was coping with the recent uptick in suicides.”

TVNewser reports news orgs were asked not to name the “other woman” during interviews with Elizabeth Edwards. In three TV interviews, Hunter, “the other woman” in the John Edwards affair, Rielle Hunter, was not mentioned.

On the same note, AP reports that it was twice denied interviews with Edwards’ because it refused to omit the name of Edwards’ mistress from its articles about Elizabeth and her book. The article quotes Michael Oreskes, the AP’s vice president and senior managing editor who said simply, “We don’t let other people edit our wire.”

ABC financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga joined the Morning Media Menu today to talk about covering the financial crisis and the differences between working for network and cable news.

RADIO

In memoriam, from NYT: Robert R. Pauley, a former president of the ABC Radio network who championed radio at a time when television was replacing it as a dominant medium, died on May 2. When Pauley became the president of the network in 1961, he reinvigorated it, in part by emphasizing live events, especially sports.

ONLINE

NYT: Craigslist will close its erotic services category, which critics have said is a forum that fosters prostitution and other illegal activities. To replace it, the company has created a category called adult services, in which postings will be reviewed by employees.

NEWS NOTES

Reuters: North Korea said it would put two U.S. journalists it arrested in March on trial on June 4, ratcheting up tension with Washington. Analysts said the reclusive North sees the two reporters as bargaining chips to try to win concessions.

Time Mag asks, Dick Cheney: Why So Chatty All of a Sudden?

There was some confusion at Columbia University over whether Attorney General Eric Holder‘s Graduate School of Journalism commencement speech on May 19th would be open or closed to the press. Page Six caught up with a rep from the school- “There is nothing at all we want to hide.”

AWARDS

UCLA’s Anderson School of Management announced the finalists for its 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. WSJ and NYT had the most finalists, with seven each across multiple categories. Bloomberg, “60 Minutes” and CBS were also recognized with a handful of nominations each, while now defunct magazine Portfolio received three nods. FishbowlNY has the complete list of awards here.

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JOBS and REVOLVING DOOR after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 01.22.09

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Good morning Washington.

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below.

We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Kurtz: My Only Experience With RNC Police Has Been Pleasant

Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he discussed topics such as the media’s coverage of Bristol Palin vs. the coverage of John Edwards; post-convention polling of Barack Obama; and his experiences at the respective party conventions. Some excerpts:

Arlington, Va.: Hello Howard. Even though the mainstream media ignored the John Edwards affair and possible love child while he was a presidential candidate and potential vice presidential/cabinet nominee, I see no time’s been wasted covering a pregnant 17-year-old girl. Way to go, media!

Howard Kurtz: Might I point out a couple of inconvenient facts? While the media may have taken too long to grapple with the Edwards story, it was reported the day that Edwards admitted he’d been lying and did have sexual relations with that woman. The media reported on Sarah Palin’s daughter the day that she put out a statement about Bristol’s pregnancy–which, by the way, was four days after McCain picked her to be his running mate. Before that, there weren’t a whole lot of reporters looking into the Alaska governor.

Bethesda, Md.: Okay, so CNN says Obama did not get a “post-convention bounce” while USA Today says he did. Why the disagreement?

Howard Kurtz: Because there’s a whole bunch of polls and no one knows what to think. We’ll go through the same thing when this convention wraps up.

Baltimore: Has Donna Brazile recovered from getting tear-gassed? Have you had any run-ins with the riot cops? How would you contrast police presence in Denver and in St. Paul?

Howard Kurtz: My only run-in with a cop was yesterday, when I asked one for directions and he insisted on my following his squad car to get to the right freeway entrance.

Separated At Birth: Sally Quinn

For this edition of Separated at Birth, we have Post reporter Sally Quinn.

Does Sally look like…
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John Edwards‘ mistress Rielle Hunter?
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Morning Reading List, 08.22.08

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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