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Washington, D.C.
Director, Shared News Initiatives — McClatchy Newspapers
Covers:  newspapers, social media, television, journalism

Now: Director, Shared News Initiatives @McClatchyDC. Then: @Poynter, @WRAL, @UNC, @BarnardCollege, @fwparker. Always: Bookish, Jewish, Mom.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I learned to type in 6th grade journalism class & that year got a blue Smith-Corona for my bday. Used typewriters 'til grad school.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Danny Concannon.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email, with specifics about what our audience will learn from the story & why they need this information.

In ‘House of Cards,’ Slugline is the new Politico

poynter.org — " House of Cards " is primarily about politics - old-style power and manipulation in the capital - but it's also about journalism, and how the new replaces the old, over and over.

FOX broadcasts live suicide as car chase ends in suspect shooting himself

poynter.org — During "Studio B with Shepard Smith," Fox News was airing a car chase on a 5-second delay, but that was not enough to prevent the program from showing the suspect shoot himself during the broadcast. Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins, who has covered suicides and car chases, says by email, "There is simply no excuse for this.

President Obama: ‘I read all of the New York Times columnists’

poynter.org — In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama describes where he gets his news: What do you read regularly to keep you informed or provide you with perspectives beyond the inner circle of your advisers? [ Laughs] Other than Rolling Stone? That goes without saying. I don't watch a lot of TV news.

Obama administration’s FOIA record worse than Bush’s

poynter.org — Bloomberg | The New York Times Bloomberg News found that 19 of 20 federal agencies did not comply within 20 days to a request for travel expenses made under the Freedom of Information Act.
Dec 06, 2014

@JohnWonderlich Obama admin has used exemptions more. Classifications at all-time high. One take: poynter.org/news/mediawire… but…

ABC ends checkbook journalism, will no longer pay for interviews

poynter.org — The Daily Beast | Poynter ABC is ending a practice that "20/20″ co-anchor Chris Cuomo just last month called " the state of play." The network will no longer pay licensing fees to sources involved in stories. "It was starting to distract from important work," said Jeffrey Schneider, Senior Vice President, Communications, ABC News.

Datelines, Bylines, Other Lines

poynter.org — Like most columns, this one started with a question: Is there a standard policy on datelines and bylines? One question quickly turned into a series of questions when it became clear that there is no single accepted practice. So, how do readers know what datelines and bylines mean?

First Watch: Clinton papers to be unsealed today

idahostatesman.com — Ukraine latest: Gunmen seized two airports in Crimea early this morning as Russian president Vladimir Putin pledged aid to the Eastern European nation. Clinton papers: Thousands of previously-sealed records will be released starting at 1 p.m. today by the Clinton Presidential Library, including confidential advice given to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Feb 28, 2014

RT @IdahoStatesman: Did you see this? For the first time ever, video was captured of the Supreme Court in session: bit.ly/1crPAND

First Watch: Biden/Poehler 2016?

mcclatchydc.com — Base changes: Defense spending cuts are likely to affect some military installations in Texas and North Carolina, reports James Rosen, but Missouri Senators are expected to fight the proposed changes there.
Feb 25, 2014

Joe Biden/Amy Poehler for 2016? VP offers to stay on as Hillary Clinton impressionist announces presidential run mcclatchydc.com/2014/02/25/219…

First Watch: Clapper's regret, photo reunion, mayoral 'Tonight' cameo

mcclatchydc.com — National security regrets: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper now admits that telling Americans about mass government surveillance of phone records would have been smarter than hiding it. Clapper tells The Daily Beast's Eli Lake: "I probably shouldn't say this, but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset right after 9/11...
Feb 18, 2014

The real story behind that viral photo of 4-year-old wandering in the desert mcclatchydc.com/2014/02/18/218… + Former mayor welcomes back "Tonight"

First Watch: Mondale mourned, Facebook turns 10

mcclatchydc.com — Here's something to make Millenials feel old: Facebook turns 10 years old today. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a note on the site today, looking back on the decade: When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this?
Feb 04, 2014

Mondale mourned, Facebook turns 10 mcclatchydc.com/2014/02/04/216… First Watch: The morning's top video headlines in one minute.

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Jul 24, 2015

Theatre shooting suspect ran for office in Georgia: ow.ly/Q2BBx "outspoken, highly intelligent, really didn't trust government"

Jul 20, 2015

@DocHeelfire Thanks! I’ll take a look & share thoughts w/others more directly involved. We can also use for training/tweaking. Thanks again.

Jul 19, 2015

@andybechtel @RL_Bynum @DocHeelfire Yep, reporters write 'em; they get edited. Can u send example where they weren't as you'd expect/select?

Jul 15, 2015

@andybechtel (3) headline & toplines together give scanners enough info to know what people are talking about when they say, "didja hear..?"

Jul 15, 2015

@andybechtel Very true. That's something we're figuring out. People scan even briefs, so the principle applies, the best practice is TBD.

Jul 15, 2015

@andybechtel Hi, Andy! Do you like the toplines? They grew out of reader interviews. "Soon" is an optimistic ETA, but we're hopeful.

Jul 11, 2015

-@secretarycastro on flag coming down: “There’s a feeling in our nation that there’s a moment to address these deep-seated wounds we have.”

Jul 11, 2015

-@secretarycastro deftly sidestepped a question about being part of next admin (i.e. Hillary’s VP): “I’m focusing on the next 18 months.”

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