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Mike Allen

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For a speedier D.C. news cycle, Politico is rolling out a second Playbook

The rhythm of Washington, D.C. has been thrown off in recent months as President Trump has refined his ability to create entire news cycles with a series of tweets dashed off before breakfast. So, Politico is trying something different. Today, as pundits chew over the latest twist in the Russia-Trump story, an email will arrive in the inboxes of political … Read More
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Politico founder publishes new manifesto for digital journalism

Wednesday is a banner day for digital media startups, as the founders of both Politico and The Huffington Post unveiled projects that have been under wraps for months. For Ariana Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post, it's launch day for Thrive Global, her much-anticipated wellness company. And Jim VandeHei, the former boss of Politico, picked today to sketch … Read More
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After nearly a decade, Playbook is being recreated for a new breed of smartphone users

When Mike Allen launched Playbook in 2007, he promised to deliver his agenda-setting newsletter to a D.C. crowd obsessed with Treos (remember those?) and BlackBerrys. That same year, Apple debuted the iPhone, an event that helped accelerate the shift to mobile news that Playbook finds itself retooling for as its whirling dervish author prepares to leave Politico. Read More
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Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will be the next authors of Politico's Playbook

Journalists Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will take over Politico's Playbook newsletter in July, according to a memo from Editor-in-Chief John Harris sent to newsroom employees Sunday night: I view the selection of this team as an exhilarating first stride in the next phase of our publication, one that will come fully into bloom this fall with the election of … Read More
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'MY BAD!' Mike Allen issues mea culpa for proposed softball interview with Chelsea Clinton

POLITICO | Gawker Mike Allen, POLITICO's chief White House correspondent, this morning issued an apology for floating the possibility of a "no surprises" interview with Chelsea Clinton in 2013 during an email exchange with Clinton confidant Philippe Reines. The apology follows a report from Gawker's J.K. Trotter published last week disclosing that Allen offered to agree … Read More
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