Welcome Back to Journalism, Kate Nocera!
When Kate Nocera worked as a congressional reporter for BuzzFeed (and before that, POLITICO), her stories were well-sourced, well-written, and all around well-done. She left BuzzFeed last year to work in public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker, then at Vox Media, but luckily for her readers, she’s back! FamousDC wants to extend our …
Famous 5: Sabrina Siddiqui
Sabrina Siddiqui, formerly of the Huffington Post, is currently a political reporter for The Guardian – but you already know that because you follow her on Twitter. She’s a fierce journalist, power woman, political devotee (shocking), foodie, and lover of all things fluffy. Naturally, we had just had to know MORE about Sabrina so …
The Worst Job EVER
Working in the media really sucks. CareerCast recently ranked the worst jobs for 2016 and the industry made the list more than once – and we gotta tell ya’, they might be on to something. Early hours, late nights and days so long you can barely remember your own birthday or that it’s Christmas day …
Famous 5 – National Press Foundation 40th Annual Awards Dinner
The National Press Foundation recently celebrated forty years of distinguished journalism which was a perfect opportunity for us to showcase our distinguished journalistic skills as well.
Paul Kane on His A-Game
Look at PKCapitol go!
“How Aboot That?”
Props to The Lead for writing the best headlines so far about the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup. HOW ABOOT THAT? BLACKHAWKS WIN THIRD STANLEY CUP IN SIX YEARS
FamousDC Launches First Political and Public Affairs Snapchat Channel
We’re on Snapchat. You should be too. Get on it and add us via username “TheFamousDC.”
Yahoo DC 20: Celebrate Yahoo’s 20th Anniversary!
Are you going to the 20 year anniversary party for Yahoo! in DC next Tuesday, May 19th? Because we are.
Congrats to CQ Roll Call!
The MDDC Press Awards confirmed what we already knew: CQ Roll Call is awesome. CQ Roll Call brought five awards to Capitol Hill. Hill Navigator columnist Rebecca Gale was awarded second place for business reporting for “The Other Back Room: Breastfeeding on Capitol Hill” (Roll Call, Feb. 2, 2014). Roll …
Neda is on Her A-Game … in Paris
Neda Semnani, incredible human and excellent writer generally, wrote this beautiful piece for The Week, this week. …In Paris, I told myself, writers must never fear the blank page or the blinking cursor. In Paris, the stories just write themselves. For a long time, I convinced myself that to …
Now That’s On Message
Marshawn Lynch was disciplined and hit on all of his talking points today. A political consultant's dream. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 27, 2015 h/t Jim Billimoria
The 32nd Annual National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
The National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner is just a few weeks away. We have our tickets – do you? The NPF is bringing together more than 1,000 journalists, media, public relations and corporate executives, policy makers, and trade groups to recognize journalistic achievements from the past year.
Best Reactions to the “50 Most Beautiful” List
There have been a lot of reactions to The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful List, a tradition 11 years in the running, but we’ve collected a few of the best here. Enjoy. Best Use of Smarmy Sarcasm “Scientifically speaking, the most beautiful person on the hill would be a well-oiled sailor …
Famous Friday [Round Up]
#NATIONAL D-Day in photos; This 93 year old man is parachuting into Normandy again in full dress; And just one more D-Day story for you; Don’t make Kevin Spacey go all Frank Underwood on your ass; Will Obama wrestle a bear next?; Those curls are intimidating the world; And yet, …
Congratulations Charlotte Sellmyer
Famous communications pro and photographer Charlotte Sellmyer is on the up and up. With PRing two major committees under her belt, Charlotte’s heading to the NMPA to be VP of comms. She got an excellent quote from the President of NMPA on her new position: “The breadth and depth of Charlotte’s …