Posts Tagged ‘patrick pexton’

Ombo Sauce: Advice for Jeff Bezos From the Post’s Former In-House Critic

Dear Jeff:
Congratulations! To paraphrase an old Riggs Bank saying, you’ve just bought the most important media institution in the most important city in the world; don’t screw it up.
As a former ombudsman who heard from hundreds of readers daily through email and phone calls, I cannot stress enough how important the Post is to the [...]

The Post Needs an Ombudsman. Just Not This One.

Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton's term is up at the end of the month, and there's a good chance he won't be replaced. In one of his last columns, he sings the song of his dying profession:
It is possible that I’ll be The Washington Post’s last independent ombudsman and that this chair will empty at [...]

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 [...]