Question Time, One Man's Opinion
Yesterday Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli took questions from the newspaper’s readers in a live chat. The questions covered covered Mr. Brauchli’s editorial priorities and the Post‘s direction online, among other things. A few excerpts here.
On where Mr. Brauchli is putting his reporting “firepower”: “…distinctive journalism that matters most to our Read More
There’s a lovely excerpt from Sarah Ellison’s forthcoming book–War at the Wall Street Journal–on the Vanity Fair website. It details how Marcus Brauchli awkwardly tried to work with Rupert Murdoch and how Robert Thomson, an old friend, replaced him.
Just as Mr. Murdoch was taking over, it was Mr. Thomson who told Mr. Brauchli he should Read More
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, 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
Last night, at a Politico party at the bar Mynt on Market Street in Denver, the Washington Post‘s new editor Marcus Brauchli stood off to the side of the bar with a bourbon-rocks in hand.
"I haven’t really started yet, so I’m not ready to talk," he said.
But here is what we can tell Read More
Newly named Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli’s wife, Maggie Farley, the United Nations reporter for the L.A. Times, says she quit right before the paper announced layoffs in order to "save a body." And, not surprisingly, she doesn’t care much for what’s happening to the paper. She tells L.A. Observed’s Kevin Roderick: 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
Charles Kaiser at Radar is reporting that ex-Journal editor Marcus Brauchli and current WaPo managing editor Phil Bennett are the top two finalists to repace Len Downie as executive editor of the Washington Post. Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek who was on a short-list of candidates, said that he took himself out of Read More
We just caught up with Robert Thomson, who, it was just announced, will be the newspaper’s next managing editor, on the phone. "I feel privileged," he said. "I’m looking forward with much excitement to making the Journal, and its news wires, which is the greatest news organization in the world, even greater."
He Read More
Here’s the News Corp. press release. More coming shortly.
Robert Thomson has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, effective immediately, Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of Dow Jones & company, announced.
The Dow Jones Special Committee today unanimously endorsed Mr. Thomson’s appointment following his nomination by the Company Read More