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How Politico is covering the 2016 political conventions

CLEVELAND — Mike Barnicle, the Boston newspaper columnist-turned-MSNBC analyst, held aloft his cellphone when asked over breakfast to explain the success of Politico, the 24/7 politics site and newspaper that was greeted with skepticism upon its 2007 launch. "They're first on this," Barnicle said, phone hovering over omelet. "They got here first and are still dominant. And this is a … Read More
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Carrie Budoff Brown will be Politico's new editor

Carrie Budoff Brown, the managing editor of Politico Europe, will be the next editor of Politico. She replaces Susan Glasser, who was named editor in September 2014. Before becoming managing editor of Politico Europe, Brown was a White House correspondent at Politico. In a memo, Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris called Brown "a star reporter turned accomplished editor." This was … 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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POLITICO founder chides digital media caught in the 'crap trap'

Good morning. VandeHei's unbridled take on present, future Jim VandeHei, a co-founder of path-breaking POLITICO who recently exited amid strategic disputes with the boss, seems to be doing a lot of thinking out loud. The latest musings come in an op-ed where he argues that digital firms are on a fatal path of "producing trashy clickbait so they can … Read More
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Top POLITICO talent to exit amid company shakeup

Top talent at POLITICO — including co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, Playbook founder Mike Allen, Chief Operating Officer Kim Kingsley and Executive Vice President of Expansion Danielle Jones — are departing the political news organization later this year, POLITICO publisher Robert Allbritton announced in a memo Thursday. John Harris, POLITICO's other co-founder, will become publisher and retain his editor in chief title, … 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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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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Donald Trump launches two-tweet tirade against POLITICO

POLITICO found itself in the crosshairs of Donald Trump on Wednesday, as the perennial media critic and presidential candidate railed against the Rosslyn-based political news outlet. Trump dashed off a two-tweet attack that called POLITICO journalists "clowns" who are "totally dishonest." I wonder why somebody doesn't do something about the clowns @politico and their totally … Read More
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Politico confirms Mike Elk is no longer with the company

Politico finally commented on the employment status of labor reporter and union advocate Mike Elk today, confirming that he is no longer employed there. In a statement, Politico said Elk's departure was unrelated to his drive to unionize the Arlington-based political news outlet. Mike Elk no longer works at POLITICO. As a long-standing company policy, we do not and will … Read More
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First Look Media and Glenn Greenwald contribute to Chelsea Manning's legal defense fund

First Look Media | The Intercept | Politico First Look Media, the news organization established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced Wednesday a matching fund campaign dedicated to the legal defense of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in August 2013 after leaking U.S. government documents to Wikileaks. Through the initiative, First Look Media's Press … Read More
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Inside the upcoming life sciences newsroom from Boston Globe Media

Shortly after Rick Berke resigned from his post as executive editor of Politico in September, he was contacted by Boston Globe Media, which made him a compelling offer: Did he want to build a newsroom from the ground up? "How often do you have an opportunity to pursue important, high-end journalism as well as create a new publication, … Read More
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Career Beat: Javier Zarracina is graphics editor at Vox

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Alexandra Manzano is now deputy social media editor for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was social media editor at The Oregonian. (@AliManzano) Javier Zarracina is now graphics editor at Vox. Previously, he was graphics and data editor at the Los Angeles Times. (Email) Raúl Martinez is now … Read More
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Career Beat: Kevin Krolicki named Washington bureau chief at Reuters

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Kevin Krolicki has been named Washington bureau chief at Reuters. Previously, he was Japan bureau chief there. (Poynter) Michael Oreskes is now senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR. Previously, he was vice president and senior managing editor of The Associated Press. (Poynter) Amy … Read More
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Scott Rothrock named chief technology officer at Politico

Politico Politico announced the appointment of Scott Rothrock to the position of chief technology officer Thursday. Rothrock, formerly vice president of engineering for business intelligence company Appfluent, has also worked at The Washington Post, AOL, Cox and Verizon, according to the release: At POLITICO, Rothrock will be integral in creating a system of integrated Web platforms to connect … Read More