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Liberal donors group shared photos of feared reporters

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Before a gathering of liberal political donors in Chicago, Democracy Alliance released the names and photos of journalists that could be potential crashers, Kenneth P. Vogel reported on Monday for Politico. Democracy Alliance met in April, Vogel reported, and “the group distributed a memo to board members ahead of its Chicago meeting including suggested responses to questions about the club’s secretive rules and closed-press policy, as well as photos of reporters who it was feared might crash the Ritz shindig.”

“The truth is political strategists and funders frequently gather to discuss their plans without inviting reporters to listen in,” said DA spokeswoman Stephanie Mueller. “The Democracy Alliance was organized to provide a forum for people with a shared set of principles to coordinate their resources more efficiently and effectively to achieve their common goals – it doesn’t represent a single industry or family, and doesn’t give money directly to organizations.”

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New Politico Journalism Institute will focus on training and diversity

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In July, 10 college juniors and seniors will be the first to be part of Politico Journalism Institute, a new project announced Thursday. All costs for the July 31 through August 8 session will be covered. The students will work closely with reporters and editors at Politico.

“Since POLITICO launched more than seven years ago, we have made training the next generation a priority with programs like the POLITICO Fellowship, and with an overall dedication to hiring young journalists,” said POLITICO Publisher Robert Allbritton. “We’re thrilled now to have this unique opportunity to give students from diverse backgrounds the chance to come to Washington and experience, in real time, how journalism works.”

According to Politico, the program will get guidance from American University School of Communication and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.… Read more

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Freelance journalist held at gunpoint in Crimea

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Freelance journalist Dimiter Kenarov, who’s reporting in Crimea for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, tweeted that he’d had a gun pointed to his head outside a TV studio on Thursday. On his Twitter account, Kenarov tweets a link to a video after the attack. In a video of the attack, people around him seem … remarkably casual about the whole thing.

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Richard Just named editor of National Journal magazine

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Richard Just is the new editor of National Journal’s magazine, the publication announced Tuesday.

Just will oversee the print edition of National Journal, which “isn’t found on newsstands, but is distributed through a membership model aimed at Washington’s elite,” Michael Calderone reports in The Huffington Post. Just told Calderone he plans to “make National Journal the non-ideological magazine about politics and policy.” Calderone continues:… Read more

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CNN gets hacked: ‘Syrian Electronic Army Was Here…’

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At this point, it’s almost easier to list media organizations that haven’t been attacked by forces claiming or suspected to be the Syrian Electronic Army. Let’s see, NBC was hacked last year and spread some malware, The Huffington Post reported, but that wasn’t the SEA. The Wall Street Journal was hacked last year, too, but that was the Chinese, according to The New York Times. PBS was hacked in 2011 by a group angry over a critical WikiLeaks program, The Huffington Post reported. And USA Today’s Twitter account was hacked in 2011, but that was “The Script Kiddies,” according to TechCrunch.

On Thursday evening, CNN joined the crowded club of media organizations that have been hacked by the SEA when CNN’s Twitter account was hacked, Hadas Gold reported for Politico.… Read more

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Politico CEO Jim VandeHei says Capital’s planned $5,990-per-year paywall is aimed more at customers of politics and policy news:

Although New York is the media capital of the world, VandeHei expects Capital’s coverage of government, as opposed to its media content, to be the bigger sell.

“We always said, with media, we’re taking ourselves out of our natural comfort zone and in a more clogged area,” he said. “We’re going to have to sell it in a unique way. I think most policy people will not pay for media coverage.”

Lucia Moses, Adweek

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Erik Wemple vs. Mike Allen: a timeline

On Wednesday, editors from Politico are expected to meet with journalists from The Washington Post to discuss how the latter is covering the work of the former.

On Tuesday, Michael Calderone reported in The Huffington Post that the meeting would take place to talk about Erik Wemple’s reporting on Mike Allen. Allen writes the daily Playbook email for Politico and is the publication’s chief White House correspondent.

The Politico higher-ups are scheduled to sit down with both editorial page editor Fred Hiatt and media critic Erik Wemple, who has aggressively covered Allen and recently suggested the Politico star writer rewards Playbook advertisers with favorable coverage. After digging through Playbook’s archives, Wemple concluded in November that “the special interests that pay for slots in the newsletter get adoring coverage elsewhere in the playing field of Playbook.”

In case you’re unfamiliar with what’s led to this meeting today, or you just want to catch up, here’s a brief timeline:

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Members of Congress line the steps to the Senate door of the Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as Sen.  Mark Kirk, R-Ill., second from right, accompanied by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., right, and Vice President Joe Biden, waves as he walks the steps to mark his return to Congress. Kirk said he often visualized climbing the 45 steps of the U.S. Capitol as a source of inspiration during his months of grueling physical therapy after suffering a major stroke last year.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Does ‘This Town’ have a response to Sam Youngman? Does it ever

In a well-argued essay, Circa Editor-in-Chief Anthony De Rosa begged news organizations to stop trying to “match” one another’s stories. But Sam Youngman’s essay in Politico about why he is glad he left Washington, D.C., points to a perhaps more interesting facet of modern journalism: the glut of response pieces that appears after a piece like Youngman’s catches fire.

Herewith, a neither complete nor chronological catalog of written responses to Youngman’s “Take This Town and Shove It.” I didn’t count tweets; only a madman would attempt that.

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USA Today plans to deploy reporters out yonder

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USA Today is expanding its coverage in places like Miami, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas, according to Politico’s Hadas Gold.

Citing a memo from Editor-in-Chief David Callaway, Gold said the reporters will focus on breaking news and enterprise stories.… Read more

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Mistake means New York Times series debuts early in Las Vegas Sun

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A star-crossed New York Times story is back on the Las Vegas Sun’s website Monday morning. The Sun published the story early, then said it pulled it. You can see it now with a timestamp of 3:22 p.m. on Sunday, and many notes to editors at New York Times News Service clients:

New York Times editor Carolyn Ryan may have inadvertently caused people to notice the goof by praising an imminent new series.

 

Then Ryan said she was headed home to watch “Homeland.” Less than an hour and a half later, BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski found a summary of the series on the Las Vegas Sun’s site.… Read more

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