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Journalist Reveals Ketchum’s Suggestions for Discrediting Him — In case you missed it, Bloomberg Businessweek published an intriguing story yesterday by veteran journalist Paul M. Barrett that ran with the headline " What It's Like to Be Attacked by Putin's Flack. " The "flack" in question is Ketchum - more specifically D.C.-based partner Kathy Jeavons, who "heads both the Ecuador and Russia accounts" for the firm.

GQ Adds Culture Writer, Bonnier Taps PR Manager — A couple Revolving Door notes for you today, involving GQ and Bonnier Corporation. Details are below. is joining GQ as a culture writer for West most recently served as a staff writer for Jezebel. Prior to that she was the arts critic for Seattle's The Stranger. West begins September 22.

CP+B and James Harden Call on Master Groomer ‘The Beard Guru’ — In this new, extended clip created by CP+B to promote NBA2k15 (set to be released in October), Rockets guard James Harden has a problem. Not, it's not his defense: it's his beard, which is too intense for the game's new "face scanning technology."

KNXV Promotes EP to Assistant News Director — Jamie Ioos has been named assistant news director at KNXV. Pat Costello , news director at the Phoenix ABC affiliate, told TVSpy Ioos was executive producer of the 10:00 p.m. and was made interim assistant ND after Dan Wilson left to become interim and eventually news director at WPTV in West Palm Beach.

15 New Hires and Promotions at CQ Roll Call — CQ Roll Call today announced the promotion of Megan Sowder-Staley to VP for product strategy, as well as more than a dozen newsroom hires and promotions.

NYT Sportswriter Recalls Her Extra-Credit First Assignment — For the second year in a row, Karen Crouse was one of the keynote speakers at the Andrus Center Conference on Women and Leadership at Boise State University.

Spin Loses Another Editor-in-Chief — Spin continues to spin (we trademarked that phrase, by the way). According to Poynter, Craig Marks , who rejoined the now ditial-only music publication in June, is already out. Marks had previously worked for Spin from 1991 to 1996.
Sep 17, 2014

Like to believe this is why @craigmarks never responded to my e-mail. Oy, Spin MT @Mediabistro Spin Loses Another EIC

How Did Apple’s U2 Freebie Go So Wrong? — Apple and U2 have been dealing with negativity over the past week or so all because they gave users a free copy of the band's new album "Songs of Innocence." What gives? Don't people like a freebie? Don't people like U2 ?
Sep 17, 2014

People have very strong feelings about U2. 'How Did Apple’s U2 Freebie Go So Wrong?…'

Why Rob Marciano is Leaving the Jokes to Jimmy Kimmel — Starting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces.

Denver Anchor Sorry for Saying Monkey When Talking About Adrian Peterson — KUSA weekend morning anchor Ryan Haarer apologized Sunday morning after using the phrase "monkey see, monkey do" in reference to the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations. Taylor Temby , a reporter for the Denver NBC affiliate, was finishing up a report about the Peterson case.
Sep 17, 2014

Denver TV reporter apologizes for calling abuse cycle in Adrian Peterson case "monkey see, monkey do."…