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Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy birthday to Will Jerro. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday the 19th of November…
FOX uses old campaign footage in a recent story claiming “Palin still drawing huge crowd while promoting her new book.”
Lost man drives nine hours to get newspaper.
AOL To Cut 2,500 After Spinoff
Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher to headline TNT’s “Christmas in Washington.” Annually attended by the President and First Lady and other Washington VIPs, the event will be taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Sunday, Dec. 13.
FishbowlDC caught up with Christian Bourge, John Stanton, Tino Anthony, Tom Morris and Elana Schor for a taping of “The Capital Hill Blues” last night. The show airs on XM Channel Saturdays at noon and Sundays at 6pm but you can listen to last week’s show online here.
• NBC’s Meet the Press: Former President Bill Clinton, NY Governor David Paterson (D), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA)
• CBS’ Face the Nation: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
• Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell (R), filmmaker James O’Keefe and a panel with Fox News analysts former White House press secretary Dana Perino, NPR’s Mara Liasson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR’s Juan Williams
• CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi
• Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Presidential adviser John Podesta
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and a panel with WaPo‘s Kevin Merida, syndicated columnist and author Deborah Mathis, American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan, Comcast Network Washingtong bureau chief and Philadelphia Tribune columnist Robert Traynham, TWT‘s Armstrong Williams and Interactive one’s Smokey Fontaine
• CNN’s Amanpour: President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, U.S. Special Representative Richard Holbrooke, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe
Will update as we learn them.
WaPo memo obtained by FBDC:
“We are delighted to announce that Glenn Kessler will take on a new role as player/coach for the national security staff and that John Pomfret will return to National, this time as a diplomatic correspondent concentrating on U.S. relations with China and the rest of Asia.”
Glenn has spent more than seven years as The Post’s main chronicler of the State Department and Secretaries of State from Colin Powell to Hillary Clinton. In his new role he will help oversee the coverage of U.S. foreign policy while continuing to cover U.S. relations with the Middle East. He will also occasionally fill in for Cameron Barr as editor.
The rest of the memo after the jump…
HuffPo announced that they have hired Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and national reporter at WaPo.
In his new position as the Technology and Innovations Editor, Vargas will launch HuffPo’s Tech section in September.
>>UPDATE: After the jump, national editor Kevin Merida‘s memo to WaPo, announcing Vargas’ departure…
NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with former adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, Karen Hughes, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Politico‘s Roger Simon
ABC’s This Week: Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and a roundtable with ABC’s Donna Brazile, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will and WaPo‘s Bob Woodward
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen, John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with Fox News’ contributors radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams
CNN’s State of the Union: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville
CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
Will update as we learn them.
>>RELATED: “If it’s Sunday morning, it’s George.”
This morning the following memo was sent to WaPo staffers from managing editor Marcus Brauchli, announcing major reorganization changes, including changes to personnel, coverage groups and the universal news desk.
Effective May 1st, Kevin Merida has been named National Editor, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz named Local Editor and Sandy Sugawara named Editor of the Universal Desk. Also, when WaPo‘s print and online desks merge, Scott Vance will become News Editor.
Brauchli will hold a town hall meeting today at 2pm to address any staffers’ questions.
To the staff:
Today, we are beginning a reorganization to create newreporting groups, streamline editing desks and anticipate the impending integration of our print and digital news operations.
The changes reinforce our longstanding belief in great reporting and writing as the vital center of The Post’s journalism. We want to empower journalists and encourage them to work across departments and platforms. In addition, we want to simplify the handling of words, pages, images and new media, building on the prescient move to “two-touch” editing under Len and Phil. Decisions about space and play must happen faster, both in print and online, and in a way that pulls together our now-separate newsrooms. A single editor ultimately ought to be able to oversee all versions of a story, whether it appears in print, online or on a BlackBerry or iPhone. Space in the newspaper and editing firepower in general should be allocated based on a day’s news priorities, not a predetermined formula.
These changes will alter the way we do things, but they will not affect the commitment to journalistic depth, authority and excellence that has defined The Post. Just the reverse: We think these steps will help us to adapt more easily to the economic and technological challenges that face us, while preserving the best of our traditions and values.
Memo continues after the jump…
From the memo: “Marcia is one of the newspaper’s most imaginative and passionate editors, and will add fresh ideas and a vibrant spirit to our coverage of national politics.” Full memo after the jump.
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Its day 30 covering the Obama administration and week 3 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…
What do President Obama and WaPo’s Kevin Merida have in common? Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe sat down with WaPo’s new top editor for national news, to find out. “I’m about to take over a big job in tough economic times… It’s the toughest job I’ve every had. Neither of us has had much experience at it,” Merida says here.
Today’s “journalism is doomed” clips of the day, from Advertising Age, “Topic A in Rapidly Shrinking Medialand: What’s Your Plan B?” and Peter Osnos on “The Future of News.”
ABC’s Barbara Walters and CBS’ Steve Kroft spoke at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications yesterday. The headline? Walters on the future of network news: “I think the only programs that will still be there as they are now in 10 years are the morning shows. Everything else you can TiVo and watch later or read about on the internet.” Portfolio has a write-up here.
MSNBC’s David Shuster is one of the latest DC journo to join Twitter and as reported on TVNewser, revealed this week that he would have a segment each night looking at what’s being talked about on the net. “Every day at this time, we’re going to bring you a key issue in the progressive blogosphere,” said Shuster. So far he’s booked Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo.com and Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake.com.
Nieman Journalism Lab has its top 15 newspapers sites of 2008 list up. The NYTimes, USA Today, WashPost, LA Times and the Wall Street Journal round out the top five, in that order. DC’s Politico also makes the list, at number 12.
Gawker has an unconfirmed report from tipsters that Newsweek is shutting down its London bureau and essentially closing down its LA and San Francisco bureaus too.
The German Marshall Fund is currently accepting entries for the 10th annual Peter R. Weitz Journalism Prize for outstanding and original coverage of transatlantic and European issues. More information and the application can be found here.
The Regional Reporters Association and that National Press Club’s Newsmaker Committee are co-hosting a panel Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Press Club (West Room) on continuing coverage of the stimulus. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.