Posts Tagged ‘allbritton’

The Needle: R.I.P., Joe

Mogul Passes: Joe L. Allbritton, whose Allbritton Communications was behind Politico, WJLA, and, uh, TBD, died today at 87. Allbritton's Riggs National Bank also laundered money for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which made for some interesting disparities in coverage between the Post and Allbritton-owned outlets. -4
Passenger Passed Over: Popular bar The Passenger will likely close [...]

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: TBD Disappears From the Web

Once-promising news start-up TBD has been a ghost ship for a while now—transportation reporter John Hendel, the site's last employee, left in June—but now even its reposting of WJLA stories is over. Former TBDer Jenny Rogers noticed today that TBD's web address now redirects to WJLA's website.
TBD made it around two years and a week [...]

TBD Loses Its Last Employee

Allbritton's long-ailing TBD experiment is even closer to meeting its demise. Since May, TBD's staff has consisted of transportation blogger John Hendel, down from 35 editorial employees at its height in 2010.
Now Hendel, who writes the TBD On Foot blog, is leaving TBD to report on telecommunications policy for D.C.-based Warren Communications. When Hendel leaves at [...]

TBD Down to 1.5 Employees

The slow demise of erstwhile local news site continues. News editor Ryan Kearney is leaving the site after tomorrow, he tells Washington City Paper.
That will leave TBD with only 1.5 editorial employees on staff: transportation reporter John Hendel and special projects reporter Rebecca Armendariz, who splits time between TBD and WJLA, the TV station [...]

Two Weeks Ago, TBD Was Told “No Layoffs”

Today's news that would be laying off 12 staffers, dropping most of its sports and news coverage, and retrenching as a "niche" arts and entertainment site wasn't entirely unexpected. Just two weeks ago, Allbritton executives announced that they were putting the site under the direction of WJLA-TV general manager Bill Lord and dropping the [...]

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