Articles about "Politico"


Freelance journalist held at gunpoint in Crimea

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | Kyiv Post | Politico


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

National Journal | The Huffington Post 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: (more...)
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CNN gets hacked: ‘Syrian Electronic Army Was Here…’

Politico | BuzzFeed | CNN
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.
Around 5:45p.m. EST, CNN's account began tweeting out messages such as "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here... Stop lying... All your reports are fake!" and "Obama Bin Laden the lord of terror is brewing lies that the Syrian state controls Al Qaeda." At one point some tweets were deleted before more followed.
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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:

Nov. 20, 2013: Wemple writes "Politico’s Mike Allen, native advertising pioneer," and challenges readers to differentiate between Playbook posts about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and paid ads from the chamber itself. The game is followed by a lengthy analysis of what's in Allen's Playbook.
A review of “Playbook” archives shows that the special interests that pay for slots in the newsletter get adoring coverage elsewhere in the playing field of “Playbook.” The pattern is a bit difficult to suss out if you glance at “Playbook” each day for a shot of news and gossip. When searching for references to advertisers in “Playbook,” however, it is unmistakable.
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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

Politico 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. (more...)
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Mistake means New York Times series debuts early in Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas Sun | Politico | Gawker |The New York Times
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. (more...)
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Politico CEO will know ‘within 18 months’ whether Capital is on right track

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Politico's relaunch of Capital, the New York publication it purchased earlier this year, will test the Arlington, Va.-based publication's model in a much different media market, Felix Gillette writes. "I do think the incrementalism that has helped make their coverage a must-read on the BlackBerrys of Washington may not help them as much on the iPhones of New York,” New York Times media reporter David Carr tells Gillette.

Capital's strategy involves three subscription-only "Pro" verticals. It will "face similar pressure to perform" as TBD.com, a free publication Politico owner Robert Allbritton "quickly pulled the plug" on, Gillette notes. “Within 18 months we’ll know whether or not this is on a trajectory to being successful and scalable,” Politico CEO Jim VandeHei tells him. (more...)
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NYT corrects: Politico is not a newsletter

The New York Times
Michael Kinsley's review of "Double Down" "referred incorrectly to the printed edition of Politico," the Times' correction page says. "It is a newspaper about politics that is published five times weekly when Congress is in session; it is not a 'biweekly newsletter.' " Kinsley used to work for Politico. His assertion that Politico was a newsletter was noted by several current employees, including Byron Tau.
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