Posts Tagged ‘marty baron’

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Washington Post Editorial Board

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: The Washington Post editorial board.
Change the name? Yes.

Ezra Klein Snags Three More Post Journalists

When Ezra Klein left the Washington Post to start a new venture at Vox Media, it seems he brought enough former Wonkbloggers with him to keep most of his prolific policy blogging crew intact.
Sarah Kliff, "a must-read on all matters related to health care and the Affordable Care Act," and Brad Plumer, an environmental and energy [...]

Coming to the Post: More Blogs, More Magazine

The Washington Post may be down at least two wunderkinds, but Executive Editor Marty Baron announced today that the paper still has ambitious plans for the future.
In his memo to staff, which was obtained by Poynter, Baron said the Post plans to increase its political reporting staff by five early this year, hire writers to [...]

Post Metro Editor Leaving for Houston

Washington Post Metro editor (and marathoner) Vernon Loeb is leaving the paper to become managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, as Jim Romenesko reported last night. Here's the official memo from Post editor Marty Baron and managing editor Kevin Merida on the news:
To the staff:
We regret to announce that Vernon Loeb is leaving to become managing editor of the Houston Chronicle.
We are losing [...]

Longtime Post Employee Sues, Alleging Racial and Age Discrimination

A longtime Washington Post advertising employee is suing the paper for racial and age discrimination, claiming the paper fired him for being a middle-aged black man.
David DeJesus, 59, filed suit against the Post in July after he says was he unexpectedly fired in the summer of 2011, despite 18 years of "exemplary employment." (Evan Gahr first [...]

Washington Post Local Staff Get New, More Geographic Beats

The Washington Post Local staff is getting a shake-up, according to a memo sent out this afternoon from Local editor and Paula Broadwell co-author Vernon Loeb. The changes are aimed primarily at giving some staffers either new thematic beats or more geographically focused ones. The shifts come four months into the executive editorship of Martin [...]

Washington Post Managing Editor John Temple Leaving After Less Than a Year

Well, that was fast. Washington Post Managing Editor John Temple is leaving the paper after less than a year in the position, according to a newsroom memo sent out this afternoon.
Temple, whose latest portfolio has included the paper's digital efforts, was hired in March 2012 from Honolulu Civil Beat after previously working as editor of [...]

Washington Post Mexico Bureau Chief Admits Plagiarizing Academic Journal in Panama Story

What is it with the Washington Post's bureau chiefs and lifting copy? Just months after the paper's India bureau chief admitted to paraphrasing quotes from an Indian magazine, William Booth, the Post's bureau chief for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, admitted this afternoon that a story the Post published Sunday contained plagiarized material.
“I am so [...]

Post Reporter Who Broke Gray Scandals Leaves Local

Nikita Stewart just won't leave Mayor Vince Gray alone. Stewart, the Washington Post Local reporter who dogged the mayor's first term with a series of scoops, is moving to a different department of the paper...but she's staying on the Gray investigation.
Stewart, who broke stories about Sulaimon Brown, fat government salaries, and the shadow campaign, is [...]

Report: Washington Post Likely to Start Paywall Next Year

One of the first questions of the post-Marcus Brauchli era at the Washington Post may be about to be resolved. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, in an article that is, itself, behind a paywall, that the Post is "likely" to put its content behind a paywall as soon as next year.
The paywall would be [...]

Washington Post Staffers Print Pro-Brauchli Buttons

No Brauchli, no peace! So could go the rallying cry at the Washington Post, where recently ousted executive editor Marcus Brauchli is getting support in an unusual way: buttons.
I've seen a picture of one of the pro-Brauchli buttons, but I can't publish it here. (Note to Post staffers: If you're taking a photo of a [...]

New Post Editor Addresses the Newsroom for First Time, Talks Budget

Incoming Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron won't take over the newsroom until Jan 2., but his era seems to have started today, with Baron addressing the newsroom for the first time today.
Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth began the meeting by reading emails praising her for picking Baron, according to two people who attended the meeting. [...]

Post Editor Marcus Brauchli Out, Replaced With Boston Globe’s Marty Baron

Well, it's been rumored for a while, and it finally happened. Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli is out, according to a Post announcement. His replacement is Boston Globe Editor Martin Baron.
“We are thrilled to have Marty Baron lead The Washington Post’s newsroom,” Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said in a statement. Brauchli is stepping down [...]