On the home news front
Fans of announcements, this post is for you.
After three and a half years hanging my hat at the Washington Post Express, I’ve decided to make a move to TMG Custom Media, where I’ll be doing some really cool social media/curation work for one of their upcoming publications. It’s gonna be fun.
Had a lot of fun at Express — and made a lot of great friends. (And to the bemusement of Adam Sapiro, made a lot of bad puns.) Newspapers have been good to me over the past eight years. But it feels like a good time to head in a different direction. I start in a few weeks.
And yes, ShortFormBlog is staying put. Trust me. :)
You read it here first. Thanks to everyone that made my time at Express awesome. *end scene*
To be clear, SFB’s staying put. Posting may follow a different schedule in a few weeks, but figured it was worth letting you guys know. If we do this right, you won’t even notice. *magic* — Ernie @ SFB
18:45 // 1 year ago
Just ”The Dish” now. No “The Daily Dish.” Still worth a read, no matter the masthead. (Maybe they took it out because “The Daily Dish on The Daily Beast” might be a tad bit annoying to say?) Though we stand behind our prior LeBron-to-the-Heat comment.
11:00 // 3 years ago
Roundup: Reports confirming Mubarak’s possible departure
- BBC Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told BBC Arabic that the possibility of Hosni Mubarak’s departure was being discussed, without giving a timetable.
- Ch. 4 Reporter Lindsey Hilsum says that she got word from Hossam Badrawy, the new leader of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, that he could be out tonight.
- NBC The network says that they got confirmation that he is leaving from a source inside the presidential office, then confirmed it with another source. Hmm. source
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10:46 // 3 years ago
How the U.S. hopes to shape Egypt’s transition from Mubarak
- before Despite growing protests, the U.S. publicly showed in the past that it favored Hosni Mubarak to stay as Egyptian President.
- now With growing pressure, Mubarak has possibly stepped down as his party’s leader*, but keeps his position as president, which the U.S. supports.
- later The U.S. hopes to push for Omar Suleiman’s rise to power as part of a gradual transition, led by Suleiman, leading up to an election. source
» Update: There are conflicting reports on whether he actually stepped down from his party or not. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more.
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11:34 // 3 years ago