Washington Post Shutters Regional Bureaus, Literally Speaking

The Washington Post is not renewing leases for any of its regional bureaus, except those in Richmond and Annapolis, according to a message sent to the WaPo Guild’s private Facebook group, obtained by Romenesko.

But they’re not laying off any reporters, according to an internal memo obtained by Politico.

“This decision is about office space, not personnel,” editor Marcus Baruchli wrote.

Happy Labor Day!

“[Vernon Loeb] said he will also do everything in his power to use some of the savings from the closure of the bureaus to invest in better mobile technology for reporters,” Guild rep Fredrick Kunkle wrote.

The Slate model, if you will.