Morning Media Mix

NewspapersThe social media editor is dead! Long live the editor of emerging media! Yesterday, former Huffington Post social media editor Rob Fishman wrote an article on Buzzfeed titled “The Social Media Editor Is Dead.” Many on Twitter were dismissive of his argument.

Hours later, the Wall Street Journal announced that it had promoted(?) its social media editor Liz Heron to “Editor, Emerging Media.” (Buzzfeed/Romenesko)

Now, for the rest of the day’s media news:

What if Eric Holder held an off the record briefing and nobody came? The New York Times, the Associated Press, The Huffington Post, McClatchy, and CNN all declined his invitation to meet with the attorney general off-the-record. Politico, The Washington Post, and ABC are still planning to attend the meeting, while NBC hasn’t made up its mind. (The Huffington Post)

AP CEO Gary Pruitt told his staff that the Department of Justice had seized “thousands and thousands” of AP reporters’ call records. (The Huffington Post)

MSNBC fell to fourth place among cable news networks in May, with only 539,000 primetime viewers—fewer than Fox News (almost 2 million), CNN (660,000), and even HLN (624,000). (The New York Times)

CNN added two new political commentators—Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter and Republican strategist evin Madden. See, they’re balanced! (CNN)

The Onion imagined a Buzzfeed plagiarism scandal, with a promising young reporter being accused of plagiarizing…a slideshow about llamas. Buzzfeed responded with a slideshow about llamas. (The Onion/Buzzfeed)

Article continues below
More from Politics
(FILES): These two file photos show then Labor Secretary Thomas Perez (L) speaking to reporters about the minimum wage for federal contractors at the White House in Washington, DC, on Feburary 12, 2014; and Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison (R) during a press conference about Islamophobia at the National Press Club on May 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.

US Democrats, licking their wounds from last year's election debacle, will pick a new leader on February 25, 2017 to take the fight to President Donald Trump and his Republicans. The race to chair the Democratic National Committee (DNC) features front-runners Tom Perez, a Hispanic-American and former secretary of labor under Barack Obama who is the establishment pick, and Keith Ellison, a black Muslim congressman from the party's progressive wing who has left open the prospect of pushing to impeach Trump. / AFP / Mandel NGAN AND Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Sanders 2020 Just Became Much More Likely With Tom Perez as DNC Chair