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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 readers: Read More
Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise has been suspsended from the paper for a month after using Twitter for a practical joke and, more to the point, abusing his privilege as beat reporter.
Mr. Wise tweeted a fabricated news item about Ben Roethlisberger’s supsension yesterday — “Roethlisberger will get five games, I’m told” — Read More
One of the places Dave Weigel stopped after his exit from the Washington Post was Slate, and Michael Calderone writes today that Mr. Weigel has now signed a one-year contract with the Washington Post Co.-owned site. Mr. Weigel will keep a blog about the conservative movement as he did for the Post, and Read More
Back in the bad old days of the cold war-when mutual nuclear annihilation was a policy option-a culture of secrecy arose in Washington. What wise observers understood even then was that while governments tried to keep secrets from each other, their chief concern was to keep secrets from their own people. Considering what Read More
Here’s a curious coda to l’affair Journolist: though David Weigel was squeezed out at The Washington Post for appearing overly liberal in his posts to the off-the-record listserv, the Washington Post Company apparently has no problem with him writing for their online magazine Slate.
His story today, “Bouncers for the Tea Read More
In the wake of The New York Times’s recent profile of New Yorker editor David Remnick, The Observer has unearthed new evidence that calls into question many of the story’s key assertions, including those relating to Remnick’s reportorial techniques, his editorial policies, and even his famed work ethic. Fearing Mr. Remnick’s titanic reach, sources–former Read More
The Washington Post and Bloomberg News are starting a joint news service: Washington Post News Service With Bloomberg News. This follows an announcement earlier this week that The Post and The Los Angeles Times would dissolve their longstanding partnership. Says an article in The Post:
Kate Carlisle, managing editor of the Times-Post operation, Read More
Hiring freeze be damned! The New York Times has poached The Washington Post’s celebrated Mideast correspondent, Anthony Shadid.
“I have license to hire when there are extraordinary opportunities or essential jobs we can’t fill from within,” said executive editor Bill Keller to Off the Record in an email. “This meets anyone’s test of an Read More
He’ll be writing features and profiles of DC’s politicians and power Read More
Will journalists start being judged and fired based on their Web stats? That was the question from Salon.com co-founder and author Scott Rosenberg today at a Personal Democracy Forum discussion between media critic and NYU professor Jay Rosen and Dan Froomkin, who was recently ousted as the Washington Post’s White House Watch Read More