Today’s Media Movements

Here’s what MJD passed on today:
– The Hill released its annual 50 most beautiful hill staffer list today. It’s sort of like their Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue sans the swimsuit, and made up of congressional workers. But there’s some cuties/studs on the list. While only one journalist got on there (Daily Caller’s Jon Ward), Alexis Latifi a staffer for Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby (R) came in at #1. Whoa, cover the children’s eyes!
– Apparently The New York Times and The Guardian can thank one writer for getting their hands on the Wikileaks 92,000 classified pages about the war in Aghanistan before it went out to the world. A British contributor to the NYT Nick Davies approached Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and convinced him to release the documents early to the two publications (Assange suggested Der Spiegel). Talk about doing work.
– KCET television station in Los Angeles has laid off 13 employees, according to Current: Public Media. Nearly a year ago, KCET laid off 12 people. According to the report, cuts have been made across the board.
– The Awl’s Choire Sicha spoke to our sister site FishbowlNY today about inviting job seekers to post information about themselves and the jobs they want on the site. “As you know, people don’t often get jobs in the real world through adding their resumes to someone’s monster slush pile,” said Sicha. “People get jobs through other people. I have never even applied for a job in my life, must less gotten one through such routes. And I’m terribly old, and have had a really large number of jobs!”