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The Associated Press
The A.P. assigns reporters to specific primaries and then has a team of reporters assigned to the Republican field without specific campaign assignments. In addition there is a dedicated beat on finance and media, and one reporter assigned specifically to the Obama re-election campaign, with the balance reporting generally on Obama and the White House during the election season. For now, it looks like this:
David Espo: Special correspondent covering the presidential campaign.
Tom Beaumont: The Iowa caucuses; Republican field.
Steve Peoples: The New Hampshire primary; Republican field.
Kasie Hunt: The Republican field.
Philip Elliott: The Republican field.
Shannon McCaffrey: The Republican field.
Charles Babington: Analysis, features on the topic of the 2012 election.
Beth Fouhy: Campaign media and advertising.
Jack Gillum: Campaign finance.
Ben Feller: The White House; Barack Obama.
Ken Thomas: Barack Obama campaign.
Julie Pace: Barack Obama.
Jim Kuhnhenn: Barack Obama.
Erica Werner: Barack Obama.
Reuters is running a full-time staff out of its Washington, D.C. bureau to cover the elections. There are nine staffers in that group, plus three "enterprise" campaign reporters band a campaign enterprise editor; 12 senior reporters based in Boston, Miama, Chicago and Los Angeles cover the campaign when it comes to their regions, as needed. Stringers are attached to campaign headquarters, including Barack Obama's in Chicago. Up to 20 Reuters America journalists who contribute when campaign events and candidates turn up in places like Arizona and Texas. (Reporters take note: They're on the lookout for a reporter to cover campaign finance.) In addition, four correspondents are assigned to Iowa with two more arriving just before the caucuses; staffing is expected to be similar in New Hampshire later this month.
Steve Holland: General.
John Whitesides: General.
Sam Youngman: General.
Patricia Zengerle: General.
Deborah Charles: General.
Andy Sullivan: General.
Sam Jacobs: General.
Jeff Mason: Barack Obama.
Mark Hosenball: Campaign enterprise.
Marc Stern: Campaign enterprise.
Kristina Cooke: Campaign enterprise.
Television works a little differently of course: You need stuff to film, so it's much more closely tied to the events of the campaign. You'll see that in the way the report is broken down among reporters.
Jim Acosta: Campaign events.
Joe Johns: Campaign events.
Shawna Shepherd: Embedded in South Carolina.
Rachel Streitfeld: Embedded in New Hampshire.
Shannon Travis: Embedded in Iowa.
Peter Hamby: Floating campaign coverage.
Jessica Yellin: Barack Obama.
Brianna Keilar: Barack Obama.
Dan Lothian: Barack Obama.
John King: Select campaign events; Florida and New Hampshire primaries.
Candy Crowley: Campaign events, caucuses and primaries.
Lisa Desjardins: CNN Radio
Bob Costantini: CNN Radio
NBC News and MSNBC have not assigned the top correspondents to specific Republican candidates, though reporters have been embedded with all of the campaigns since the fall and others are embedded with early primary states (with more, presumably, to be announced as the primaries progress). Two correspondents will be assigned to the eventual Republican nominee to lead coverage of that campaign.
Chuck Todd: The White House, Barack Obama.
Kristen Welker: The White House, Barack Obama.
Mike Viqueira: The White House, Barack Obama.
Peter Alexander: The Republican field.
Ron Mott: The Republican field.
Ron Allen: The Republican field.
Andrea Mitchell: The Republican field.
Kelly O'Donnell: The Republican field.
John Yang: The Republican field.
Peter Alexander: Republican nominee.
Ron Mott: Republican nominee.
Garrett Haake: The Mitt Romney campaign.
Jamie Novogrod: The Michele Bachmann campaign.
Carrie Dann: The Rick Perry campaign.
Alexandra Moe: Iowa; the Newt Gingrich campaign.
Anthony Terrell: Iowa; the Ron Paul campaign.
Andrew Rafferty: Iowa.
Jo Ling Kent: New Hampshire.
Ali Weinberg: South Carolina.
The Huffington Post
They're keeping their "Off the Bus" pro-am features up and running even as the newly-muscular news organization actually gets itself on, too. Assignments are not so much to individual candidates as to 2012 subtopics, with the exception of the Obama reelection campaign.
Howard Fineman: "Big picture" stories; coverage coordination.
Sam Stein: Barack Obama.
Ryan Grim: General.
Jon Ward: Lead on the Republican field.
Amanda Terkel: General.
Christina Wilkie: General.
Jason Linkins: Analysis.
Mark Blumenthal: Polling.
Michael Calderone: Media.
Paul Blumenthal: Money and advertising; campaign finance.
Jason Cherkis: Investigative.
Michael McAuliff: Senate 2012.
John Celock: Gubernatorial elections, statewide elections, state referenda and ballot initiatives.
New York magazine
The magazine, especially with its more nationally-focused website, generally gears up to cover the 2012 election using its existing staff already assigned to beats where the election matters, including national affairs and local politics and media. Contributing editors like Joe Hagan and Jennifer Senior are expected to write about 2012 as the year progresses without any specific beat assignment. A New York spokesperson tells us that John Heilemann will be sent on the trail from time to time, and that daily columnists and essayists will address the election (including especially Daily Intel writer Jonathan Chait, recently of The New Republic).
John Heilemann: National affairs editor.
Jonathan Chait: Daily columnist.
Dan Amira: Campaign news at Daily Intel blog.
Noreen Malone: Campaign news at Daily Intel blog.
Frank Rich: Writer-at-large (essays).
Gabriel Sherman: Media.
Chris Smith: New York.
The magazine is not assigning any reporters specifically to the campaign, so relevant staff are covering it as they would any national news story. Here they are.
Christopher Lockwood: U.S. editor.
Ed McBride: Washington correspondent.
Roger McShane: Editor, Democracy in America blog.
Peter David: Lexington columnist.
Greg Ip: U.S. economics.
The magazine has assigned some large pieces on the campaign that a spokesperson said they can't announce yet and recently launched an Election 2012 channel on TheAtlantic.com, which features "our political team’s latest reporting and analysis, plus interviews, video, quizzes, maps, stories from the archives, and more," a spokesperson said. For the most part, regular political staff will be covering the election online in addition to the large magazine features and regular contributions from James Fallows.
James Fallows: Politics.
Molly Ball: Campaign reporter.
Garance Franke-Ruta: Senior editor overseeing online politics channel through 2012.
David Graham: Associate editor overseeing the Politics page and editorials, reporting and news analysis.
Conor Friedersdorf: News analysis; commentary.
Robert Wright: Columnist.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Columnist.
Nancy Scola: Politics and technology.
Andrew Cohen: Politics and law.
It's a simple arrangement at Rupert Murdoch's tablet-only newspaper.
Daniel Libit: Barack Obama.
Dan Hirschhorn: Republican nominee.
The regular political and national news staff will be focused on the elections without special assignments for the campaign year. Individual reporters are assigned to lead coverage from individual primary states as the campaign unfolds.
Thomas DeFrank: Washington Bureau Chief; assigned to New Hampshire. Obama focus.
Celeste Katz: Political Writer and Blogger, The Daily Politics; assigned to New Hampshire.
Jonathan Lemire: Reporter assigned to Iowa.
Alison Gendar: Reporter assigned to South Carolina.
Aliyah Shahid: Reporter assigned to Iowa, live-tweeting.
Newsweek and The Daily Beast
As with other magazines, Newsweek, along with its companions website, The Daily Beast, is drawing on its political talent pool while dispatching a few specific reporters to the early primary states:
Andrew Romano: Iowa.
Daniel Stone: New Hampshire.
Peter J. Boyer: General.
John Avlon: General.
Nick Summers: General.
Leslie Bennetts: General.
Lloyd Grove: General.
Michelle Cottle: General.
Lois Romano: General.
The retooled Yahoo! news political outfit's eyes will be trained on 2012 like everyone else's, and Zachary Roth and Daniel Gross continue their reporting on politics and the economy with that focus. But there's also some campaign-following and traveling planned. The site will be doing some "reverse-embedding," carrying reports from writers who are already based in primary country: Kerry Howley in Iowa and Jeff Sharlet in New Hampshire. The core group will be traveling throughout the campaign.
David Chalian: New Hampshire (assignment T.B.D.)
Holly Bailey: Romney and Perry campaigns in Iowa; New Hampshire (assignment T.B.D.)
Chris Moody: Santorum and Gingrich campaigns in Iowa; New Hampshire (assignment T.B.D.)
Rachel Rose Hartman: Paul and Bachmann campaigns in Iowa; New Hampshire (assignment T.B.D.)
Chris Suellentrop: New Hampshire.
Liz Goodwin: New Hampshire (focus on education and immigration, and spot coverage).
Walter Shapiro: New Hampshire ("Character Sketch" column).
Expect a variety of Slate writers and columnists to be weighing in on election-related topics this campaign season, including heavyweights Eliot Spitzer and Katie Roiphe. Even law-and-politics writer Dahlia Lithwick, Sasha Issenberg, Will Saletan (on social issues like abortion and the campaigns) and Hannah Rosin are planning some reporting from the trail. But the core 2012 traveling team is:
John Dickerson: General 2012 coverage.
David Weigel: General.
Talking Points Memo
In its latest redesign this past September, Talking Points Memo added a 2012 vertical anchored by Evan McMorris-Santoro and Benjy Sarlin. The page will pull in reportage from about a half-dozen staffers assigned to the election this year, including:
Evan McMorris-Santoro: General; Iowa, South Carolina and Florida.
Benjy Sarlin: General; New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada.
Brian Beutler: The White House, Congress
Eric Kleefeld: Congress
Kyle Leighton: Polling
Pema Levy: 2012 general, morning tip sheet
Ben Smith only just left his long-time home at Politico, but the prolific political blogger already has a team up and running in his new role at Buzzfeed. As editor-in-chief, it's his job to bring original reporting and analysis to the influential meme machine, and he's starting with campaign coverage. He and his young charges on the election beat will be taking turns on and off the trail all year, he told us.
Ben Smith: General; Iowa and New Hampshire.
Zeke Miller: National politics with a focus on the Obama campaign; Iowa.
Rosie Gray: Ron Paul campaign, Occupy Movement, Tea Party; New Hampshire.
Matt Stopera: General; Iowa.
McKay Coppins: Republican nominee.
Andrew Kaczynski: Video.
Dorsey Shaw: Video.
John Ellis: Analysis.
Time has a core rotation of about 10 New York and D.C.-based political writers, reporters and columnists who will be filing campaign coverage to the weekly magazine and the daily website on a rolling basis this election season. A spokesperson said just about all of them are expected to be regular fixtures out on the trail. Much of its online coverage will live on the Swampland blog and The Page.
Mark Halperin: General; The Page.
Joe Klein: Columns; Republican race.
Michael Duffy: General
Michael Crowley: Obama; economy.
Michael Scherer: White House; midterms.
Jay Newton-Small: Capitol Hill and campaign politics.
Massimo Calabresi: General.
Alex Altman: General.
Katy Steinmetz: General.
Adam Sorensen: Swampland.
Politico's nothing but politics throughout the year, and in 2012 as in 2008 will field a substantial team on the trail (you've been reading tweets and articles from most of these folks from Iowa even today). The biggest news here is the departure of Ben Smith, who makes this list anyway because he'll continue to contribute a column from the trail.
Mike Allen: 2012 race, White House (Playbook).
Jonathan Martin: General.
Maggie Haberman: General (Burns & Haberman blog).
Alex Burns: General (Burns & Haberman blog).
James Hohmann: General (Morning Score blog).
Juana Summers: Republican field.
Ginger Gibson: Republican field.
Reid Epstein: Republican field (presently with Mitt Romney).
Emily Schultheis: Republican field.
David Catanese: House, Senate, gubernatorial races.
Alex Isenstadt: House, Senate, gubernatorial races.
Glenn Thrush: White House, Obama reelection.
Carrie Budoff Brown: White House, Obama reeleection. Jen Epstein: White House, Obama reelection.
Ken Vogel: Campaign finance.
Dave Levinthal: Campaign finance.
Anna Palmer: Campaign finance.
Dylan Byers: Media.
Roger Simon: Political columnist.
Ben Smith: Political columnist.
The Boston Globe
The Globe has scrutinized Mitt Romney perhaps more closely than any other publication. Now that the paper's former governor is heading into New Hampshire fresh off a victory in Iowa, its mission is to own coverage of the hometown candidate, and it has several veterans of the Romney beat on deck to see that mission through.
Chris Rowland: Coverage coordination; general.
Michael Kranish: New Hampshire primary; general; author of forthcoming Romney book.
Brian Mooney: Various candidates; covered Romney’s healthcare record in Massachusetts with an extensive series earlier this year.
Michael Levenson: Various candidates.
Matt Viser: Globe's Romney reporter.
Bobby Caina Calvin: New Hampshire primary; general.
Tracy Jan: Gingrich, Paul, Tea Party.
Glen Johnson: Various candidates; has covered Romney extensively.
Shira Shoenberg: New Hampshire primary.
Sarah Schweitzer: New Hampshire primary; voter sentiment.
A spokesperson for the magazine tells us: "National Journal is using all of its resources to cover the campaign on platforms that include National Journal Hotline, The Cook Political Report, National Journal magazine, NationalJournal.com and an analytical blog called 2012 Decoded. Reporters handling the economy, Congress, national security and other beats are also contributing. The reporters listed as embeds are on the road with different candidates pretty much all the time." Those reporters are covering the campaigns as part of a partnership with CBS News.
Ron Fournier: General.
Ron Brownstein: General.
Beth Reinhard: General.
Jill Lawrence: General.
Jackie Koszczuk: General.
Alex Roarty: General.
George Condon: General.
Major Garrett: General.
Matt Cooper: General.
Reid Wilson: General.
Josh Kraushaar: General.
Tim Alberta: General.
Chris Frates: Money and influence.
Naureen Khan: NJ-CBS embed.
Sarah Huisenga: NJ-CBS embed.
Sarah B. Boxer: NJ-CBS embed.
Lindsey Boerma: NJ-CBS embed.
Rebecca Kaplan: NJ-CBS embed.
Rodney Hawkins: NJ-CBS embed.
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