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Obama to press: Let them eat cake

politico.com — On Air Force One, Pres Obama negotiates no press gaggle for @PressSec in exchange for "Death by Chocolate" Cake for press pool. - Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 31, 2014Reporters traveling with President Obama on Air Force One agreed to forego the daily gaggle with the White House Press Secretary in honor of Halloween -- and in...

Twilight of the 'garbage' media startups

politico.com — Gawker's Leah Finnegan and Max Read, on the future of BuzzFeed, Vox, Vice, Fusion, FiveThirtyEight and all the other new media startups: Now there are so many places (websites) where an aspiring journo or journa can be mediocre, thanks to venture capital and the internet.

Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack

politico.com — Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS News correspondent who claims that her computers were hacked while she was reporting on the Benghazi scandal, has released a video she took with her cellphone of one apparent hack. The video (above) was shared with POLITICO and appears to show words being deleted from her files without her control.

The Eldridge catastrophe comes full-circle

politico.com — The first thing to happen to Sean Eldridge, the husband of New Republic owner Chris Hughes, after he announced his bid for congress in New York's 19th was a New York Times profile that crystalized why -- despite support from big-name Dems like Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo -- Eldridge was never going to win.

What you'll make at Gawker

politico.com — Since we've been talking about salaries recently, here's this from Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read: At Gawker.com (can't speak for the whole company or even the other sites) the average salary is around $75,000 and the median salary is around $60,000. Entry-level editorial positions start in the $40,000 - $50,000 range, with yearly opportunities...

$60,000 to travel with Obama

politico.com — Members of the news media who want to travel with President Obama on his upcoming trip to Asia will have to pay $60,000 a head, the Washingtn Post's Paul Farhi reports. The true cost will be closer to $70,000, as the travel expense does not cover hotels, meals and shared "ground costs."

Remainders: Beat

politico.com — Hillary Clinton will be difficult to beat in 2016. James Risen responds to the White House. Ari Melber is a different kind of television host. MSNBC plans to expand 'The Daily Rundown'. Ta-Nehisi Coates defines a new race beat. Shane Harris leaves FP for The Daily Beast.

Jon Stewart confirms 'Meet The Press' offer

politico.com — and reminds you just how desperate NBC News was to find any solution to the David Gregory problem: In an new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart confirms that there were indeed discussions. "My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could," he says.

'Meet The Press' returns to third

politico.com — One week after a rare second-place showing, NBC's "Meet The Press" is back in third place in the Sunday morning show ratings race. "Meet" drew just 2,351,000 total viewers and 508,000 in the 25-to-54 year-old demo, down 22 percent and 38 percent, respectively, from Chuck Todd's debut in September.

The most aggressive robocallers

politico.com — Citizens United, Crossroads GPS and the National Rifle Association are among the most aggressive political groups when it comes to robocalling, according to one of the nation's leading telemarketing blocking services. NoMoRobo, a robo/telemarketing call blocking service, has put together a top ten list of the worst robocalling offenders. Nine of...
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Oct 31, 2014

The fact that none of you went as a post-Metro-murder Zoe Barnes really disappoints me, even all the way out here in Los Angeles.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @markknoller: On Air Force One, Pres Obama negotiates no press gaggle for @PressSec in exchange for "Death by Chocolate" Cake for press pool.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Hadas_Gold: explaining to new colleagues the stream of curse words usually coming from Glenn eventually becomes calming background music

Oct 31, 2014

RT @justinjm1: .@nymag Sunday: "The tumultuous inside story" of Omidyar's "$250 million investment in First Look Media."

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