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New WaPo executive editor is “human Ritalin”-- Martin Baron, executive editor at WaPo, is profiled by National Journal’s Chris Frates. Except “profiled” is usually a word reserved for people who let you in and see at least some of what makes them tick. Baron won’t say what makes him tick. He’ll hardly say anything. It’s even a wonder he agreed to have a story written about him. “Baron is almost a kind of D.C. antimatter,” Frates writes. “He does not talk about himself. He does not discuss much of himself, his personal life or, more important, how he runs The Post…” But what readers do learn about Baron is that he’s a middle-of-the-road, no frills “newsman” in every traditional sense of the word. “Human Ritalin,” as Frates describes it.

“Morning Joe” is “what’s wrong” with MSNBC?– Salon‘s Alex Pareene has a thing for “Morning Joe.” Namely, he hates it. He regularly calls the show’s main host Joe Scarborough a hack, but then again he has an annual hack list in which lots of journalists are hacks. He picks up on any controversial remark. There’s nothing discernibly nice that Pareene has ever written about the show. That pattern continued Monday when Pareene wrote that the reason for MSNBC’s recent decline in overall ratings can be encapsulated in “Morning Joe.” “Every other TV morning show is mostly fluff and weather,” Pareene writes. “’Morning Joe,’” instead of entertainment news updates, has a former member of Congress wave a newspaper at Mark Halperin for a while. MSNBC’s target audience may just be much less interested in listening to people talk about politics in spring 2013 than they were during an election year.”

Former CBS White House Correspondent was once lifted into the air by Shaq– In a column for The Atlantic, co-host of CBS’s “This Morning” Norah O’Donnell details her media diet. Somewhat arbitrarily included in the column

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WaPo Names Managing Editor

WaPo announced today that Emilio Garcia-Ruiz has been named managing editor. According to a release, he will be responsible for digital initiatives and operations, video, the presentation departments of photo, graphics, and design, and the multiplatform editing desk.

He was previously WaPo‘s digital strategy editor. He began working for WaPo in 1987 as a night copy editor in Sports. He left in 1990 and spent 11 years at the Orange County Register, LAT and St. Paul Pioneer Press. He returned to WaPo in 2001 as assistant sports editor.

“As editor for strategic projects for the past two and a half years, Emilio has been immersed in our digital efforts across all platforms,” said Marty Baron, Executive Editor, in a long, meandering, boring quote. “He was instrumental in bringing the embedded developer team to the newsroom, a move that helped The Post emerge as an industry leader in innovation, releasing more than a dozen new digital products in the past year. He also brings to this position deep and impressive experience as a journalist and a newsroom leader, a background that has allowed him to work intimately with photography, design, graphics, and the full range of editors and reporters. ”

WaPo to Debut Online Politics Channel

Come the summer of 2013, WaPo will have an online video channel devoted to politics. Will it crash your computer or smartphone? Who knows, but we’ll be there to test it out.

According to a release sent out today, the channel will broadcast several franchise shows that feature WaPo journalists and commentators, and “key newsmakers and viewers” from around the country. Programming will be produced in the newsroom with the help of the Politics reporting team. Viewers will be able to watch the video as individual clips or complete shows on desktop and mobile devices. Content will also be available on selected connected TV devices.

As with every other outlet in town and likely the world, they’re promising something “different” and “easy to use” (we’re crossing our fingers on this part)… Read more

Boston Globe Names Washington Bureau Chief

In a memo to staff today, the Boston Globe‘s editor Martin Baron announced the move of Christopher Rowland to the position of Washington bureau chief.

Rowland has been the paper’s political editor for the past two years and replaces Peter Canellos who was named editor of the Globe’s editorial pages last week. His official title will be assistant managing editor/Washington.

Baron’s memo (via Boston Globe) reads: “This is a perfect job for Chris, and Chris is a perfect fit for the job.”

Battle of the DC Book Party

On any given night in DC, champagne flutes are raised for a new book by a journo, a politico, and last night was no exception.

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron and Washington Bureau Chief Peter Canellos hosted a book party at the office for “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

In attendance: Susan Milligan, Lisa Wangsness, Sasha Issenberg, Thomas Oliphant, Ana Marie Cox, Mike Allen, Michael Scherer, Lynn Sweet, Karen Tumulty, Nancy Youssef, Jonathan Martin, Robert Schlesinger, Richard Stengel, Nora McAlvanah, Erin McPike, Nina Easton and George Condon.

Across town at Ristorante Tosca, Playbook tells us about a party hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, James Carville, Mary Matalin and George Stephanopoulos for Stanley B. Greenberg’s “Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders.”

In attendance: Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dodd, Michael Feldman, Mandy Grunwald, Walter Isaacson, Joel Johnson, Eileen McMenamin, John Podesta, Hilary Rosen, Rick Stengel, Jessica Yellin, and Jill Zuckman.