The Washington Post edged out The Times today and took home four Pulitzers to lead all newspapers in the 2010 Pulitzer Prizes.
It’s a big win for Post editor Marcus Brauchli, who has gone through a year marred by semi-scandals and bad publicity–the SalonGate, Sally Quinn’s embarrassing column, questions of Read More
In a few weeks, the Upper East Side girl’s private school Brearley, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, will be swarmed by media stars.
On May 8, News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch will serve on a panel, as will his daughter Elisabeth Murdoch, a Brearley grad, sources told the Transom. Let’s hope Rupe’s gotten over Read More
Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek, was pacing in a little corner of the basement of the Hilton Hotel in Washington at 6:02 p.m. on the evening of May 9.
It was two hours before the start of the White House Correspondents Dinner, that annual soggy, boozy, clammy hammerlock between journalists and celebrities Read More
The Washington Post’s publisher Katharine Weymouth sent out an email to her staff this morning declaring that the business model for the paper would have to undergo a "fundamental change."
First, they’re going hyper-local! Washingtonpost.com is going to be recast itself as a local news and information site for people who live in or Read More
Editors and publishers are already taking a look beyond Election Tuesday. They’re thinking about one key thing: How do you keep readers on their Web site?
The Washington Post is creating a new blog. Here’s a memo from Marcus Brauchli:
With Washington about to face its first major government transition in eight years, we’re Read More
It’s probably inevitable that in these brutal times for news-gathering operations, a new lexicon would take hold to describe the baffling challenges of the industry.
One phrase we’re hearing a lot lately is "platform agnostic."
The phrase seems to have been around for some time now actually, to judge from a Nexis search on the Read More
On Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., Arthur Sulzberger and Janet Robinson will be managing a conference call that, from the looks of it, won’t be much fun. They’ll be reporting The New York Times Company’s second-quarter earnings. Last time they did one of quarterly earnings calls, The Times reported big losses; there was Read More
John Koblin meets Katharine Weymouth, The Washington Post‘s publisher, and writes, "Ms. Weymouth’s position is not identical to those of her predecessors. About three years after The New York Times brought its Internet and print staffs together to integrate the newsroom, The Post is trying out the same thing."
How did Robin Meade, lead Read More
Katharine Weymouth, the most powerful person at The Washington Post, was making her way from the elevator bank across the dingy lobby to the exit of the building, a big brutal concrete thing on 15th Street NW. Fred Hiatt, the paper’s editorial page editor, was at the door right before her and almost let it Read More
Last time we heard from Marcus Brauchli, he was eating a Vidalia onion-crusted petite filet mignon at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington when word came down that he was being dropped as editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Just over 10 weeks later, he has been named executive editor of the Washington Post. Katharine Weymouth Read More