Posts Tagged ‘fred hiatt’

Who Will Represent Readers at the Post?

The Washington Post eliminated its longstanding ombudsman position last year, and now it may be done with the seemingly watered-down version that replaced it, the reader representative.
Media Matters reported today that Doug Feaver, who took over the newly created reader representative position in March 2013, is leaving the part-time gig for personal reasons.
Editorial Page Editor [...]

District Line Daily: Gunning for Law

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District lawyers are once again asking a judge to uphold strict gun registration requirements that were [...]

Post Op-Ed Writer Says Her Message on Student-Teacher Relationships Was Distorted

A Dupont-area artist and former lawyer wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post over the weekend that called for the decriminalization of student-teacher relationships in most circumstances. Betsy Karasik's piece was pegged to the high-profile case in Montana, in which a teenage girl had a sexual relationship with her teacher and later committed suicide. The teacher [...]

Washington Post Editorial Board Livid Over Turque Blog Post

The Washington Post editorial board is pissed beyond words about Bill Turque's Wednesday blog post regarding the board's relationship with D.C. public schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. In the post, which the paper temporarily deleted from its site last night, Metro education reporter Turque blasted editorial writer Jo-Ann Armao for furnishing Rhee a "print version of [...]

Why Did the Washington Post Sack Dan Froomkin?

Late last week came the news that editors at the Washington Post had discontinued Dan Froomkin's popular White House Watch Web-only column after a five-and-a-half-year run.
This wasn't just another media-personnel story for the trade publications. The act of a powerful news organization cutting off the head of a Bush-bashing media figure gave the Internet [...]