The fellas at 4chan should get some mileage out of this.
The CIA has started a group to determine the impact of Cablegate, the leak of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks, which is known as the Wikileaks Task Force, or WTF, reports The Washington Post.
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New York’s PFC Opinion Research is sullying the good name of Washington, D.C. journalists with dubious consulting gigs, reports The Washington Post. The gigs take the form of 25-minute interviews, compensated with a $250 cash “honorarium”. The interviews are about the oil and gas industry and they are reaching out to journalists on Read More
FishbowlDC editor Betsy Rothstein called out the Washington Post on Monday with a blog post that accused the paper of taking two stories from other outlets without attribution — Politico’s story about Keith Olbermann’s campaign contributions and FishbowlDC’s scoop about the ouster of TBD.com editor Jim Brady.
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Sunday Sunday Sunday
WaPo columnist Gene Weingarten trotted out the “English is dead” meme on Sunday and he targeted newspapers to support his thesis. He ended up making a pretty good point; but it may have more to do with small budgets that don’t permit copy editors or even editors in general. Still, his litany Read More
Marcus Brauchli has resurrected the role of “features czar” at the Washington Post and moved Kevin Sullivan, a recently returned foreign correspondent, into the role.
In an interview with Politico last week, Mr. Sullivan described his new position as advocate for the Style section and weekend magazine — to make sure the light Read More
This morning, the Washington Post relaunched its business page online as part of a growing partnership with Bloomberg News. The two companies collaborated on the launch of a global news service in January that packages content from the two organizations together and distributes it to newspapers around the world. Washington Post articles also Read More
Flooding the Zone
In the Washington Post today, former deputy metro editor Rem Rieder reviews a new book from former Post sports columnist Dave Kindred called Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post.
The review underscores some of the reasons that foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid, now of The New York Times, decided to leave the Post.
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The Washington Post has relaunched and renamed its D.C. local news page as PostLocal.com.
As of now, two of the top three stories on Post Local are about shootings. The third is about a hit-and-run.
The move to secure its coverage of local news in Washingon Read More
The MSNBC-ification of the Washington Post is underway.
The paper, which just last week launched a 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