2016 Tammy Haddad #WHCD #GardenBrunch

Ahead of the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, CNN used Facebook to interact live with a wide collection of celebrities attending Tammy Haddad‘s annual Garden Brunch

2016 #WHCD #GardenBrunch

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‘Get to da choppa!’ – Preditor for Hire, Apply Within

JOB BRIEF

We are looking to add a talented producer/editor/shooter to a tight-knit and forward-thinking sports media operation.

Do you have a good sense of what makes a compelling story angle?

Do you fancy a next-level approach to the way you consume content?

Are you nodding your head right now, and casually praising the impact of a well-placed rhetorical question?

And, oh by the way, do you like sports? A lot?

An affirmative response to these inquiries means that we want you, and thusly, that you want us!

Everyone and their mother has some semblance of a podcast or video series. So just go ahead and think of a few of those, recall what you’ve heard, the style, the messaging, the “hot takes,” … and then g’head flush it all right down the ol’ pipes. This project will be unique and distinctive, with unseen clarity and substance, while relying heavily on the personalities and tool-kits of all those involved.

We are doing things differently, and this is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a project that aims to redefine what sportscasting means in 2016 and beyond.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

> The ideal candidate will be active during weekly productions shoots, and will take ownership of all technical details of the operation
> Said candidate will be tasked with reviewing the recorded material, and generating a compelling final product that “ticks all the boxes” and represents the company’s vision and business model
> Once chosen, the employee will be expected to be responsive remotely, and consistently contribute ideas and pitches for ongoing episodes and iterations
> This is a passion project: bring your heart and soul, come ready to dive in deep, and expect to win

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

> Must be proficient in non-linear shooting and editing
> Owning both camera and editing software/equipment a must (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut)
> Engaged familiarity with the sports news cycle
> Heavy emphasis on post-production including graphics, music, photos, sound effects
> Must be able to demonstrate a proven track-record of video editing ability via a strong portfolio
> Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation, continuity
> Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing
> Must possess a creative mind easily expressed through storytelling
> Proven familiarity with SEO and social media best practices
> BS degree in Journalism or related field
> Proven working experience as an editor
> Should have full grasp of “And boom goes the dynamite!” broadcasting meme
> If you read that, laughed, and are still perusing, your odds on securing employment have risen exponentially
> An eye for detail along with critical thinking
> Prioritizing and multitasking

If the above opportunity speaks to you on a metaphysical level, and you’re interested in learning more about our project and company, please contact either Jay or Jason, and include the words “Sports Video Podcast” in the subject line.

Thank you.

> jberman1@gmail.com
> jskurtz07@msn.com

Who selects Brooke Baldwin’s colorful television wardrobe?

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In the second Office Hours With… episode, host Jason Kurtz asks Brooke Baldwin about her African travels, vibrant dresses, spiked heels, and SNL parody.

Click here to watch the video, as Kurtz and Baldwin relive their NBC29 in Charlottesville, Va. glory days in this continuation of the original CNN digital series.

And, be certain to watch “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin” every day at 2 p.m. ET/PT

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Why is Don Lemon’s office wall lined with skateboards?

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In the Office Hours With… pilot episode, host Jason Kurtz welcomes Don Lemon for a candid conversation ranging from Obama and Oprah to skateboards and staying authentic.

Click here to watch the video as Kurtz and Lemon blow the door off it’s hinges in the debut edition of the original CNN digital series.

And be certain to watch “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” every night at 10 p.m. ET/PT

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Can you tell Don Lemon how to get to ‘Sesame Street’?

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Watch CNN’s “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” every night at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In the spirit of CNN’s “The Seventies” series, Don Lemon has traveled to arguably the most famous and influential address in all of American history: 123 Sesame Street.

After nearly half a century on the air, it’s not an exaggeration to say that “Sesame Street” has changed the world. When the show premiered in 1969, it was unlike anything else on television. In fact, in the state of Mississippi the program was briefly banned on account of widespread resistance to the multiracial cast.

And “Sesame Street” has always been much more than fun and games.

It has long helped kids and their families face challenging life events, even tackling such teaching moments as the terror attacks of September 11th and 2014’s race rioting in Ferguson, MO. A recent study by two economics professors found that children who watch “Sesame Street” perform better in elementary school.

As part of his visit, Lemon got a chance to sit down for wide-ranging interviews with four of the show’s fuzziest and most famous stars: Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby.

Please read the full CNN article here.

Note: Eric Weisbrod contributed to this story.
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Picking your bracket in eight easy Vines: The Don Lemon Method

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Watch CNN’s “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” every night at 10 p.m. ET/PT

When it’s time to fill out a March Madness bracket, there are countless techniques, each involving hours of research, schematic analysis, and the poring over of statistical data.

And then there’s the Don Lemon Method.

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Buying bitcoin: Morgan Spurlock looks to live off online currency

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Watch CNN’s “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man” Thursday nights at 9 p .m. ET/PT

You’ve heard the term: bitcoin. But really, what is to be made of (or from) all these digital dollars? Or, more importantly, how do they work, and might you conceivably be able to eat, live and exist entirely through the use of these mysterious moneys?

In the next airing of “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man,” the host sets out to examine all the essential elements of this most modern form of currency. And, in advance of Thursday’s episode, here are the 5 W’s of bitcoin:

Please read the full CNN article here.
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