Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

Washington Post Cafeteria Shut Down After “Evidence of Some Mice Activity”

The Washington Post's cafeteria was shut down by D.C.'s Department of Health yesterday following an inspection. Jeffrey Cox, the paper's director of administration and operating services, alerted the staff in a company-wide email this morning, writing the "cafeteria will be temporarily closed due to deficiencies found during a routine inspection by the DC Department of Health that [...]

The Needle: Balls Out

Ball Gall: A Ballston cafe's logo, which is plastered on its front window, looks just like a penis. But despite ridicule from Yelp reviewers and passers-by, the restaurant is sticking by it and won't take it down. +3
Caffeine High: Today in completely arbitrary national rankings, a D.C. coffee shop was named as one of the [...]

The Needle: Readers Go Nuts

And They Say Newspapers Are Dying: The Washington Post hosted its inaugural Squirrel Week Squirrel Photo Contest and 400 or so readers submitted their best squirrel photos. At this point, it's unclear what this says about the paper's readers. +/- 0

Potholepalooza: Everyone's favorite holiday is finally here! Mayor Vince Gray launched this year's Potholepalooza, which will [...]

The Needle: Popping the Cherry

Cherry Don't Blossom: Because it is March—and still so freaking cold—experts are pushing back the expected date of the cherry blossom's peak bloom from April 9 to April 13. -4
Parking Jam: D.C. was ranked the seventh worst city in the country for parking by some study. -3

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 [...]

The Needle: Putting the Broth in Brothel

Pimp My Restaurant: Bar di Bari on 14th Street NW is closing and will reopen as Red Light, which may be a brothel-themed restaurant on a street that used to serve as the District's very own Red Light district. (Though this PoPville report is based on an overheard conversation.) -5
What a Hoot:  The entire Washington [...]

The Washington Post’s Missing Monument to Trolling

On Saturday evening, the Washington Post opinion section removed an op-ed after a writer for Poynter was unable to find any evidence on the Web that its author, Jason Huntmann, exists. Michael Larabee, the Post's letters and local opinion editor, told Poynter's Jeremy Barr that although Huntmann had provided a copy of his phone bill to verify his identity, "your question [...]

Reporters and Bird Watchers Flock to Rare Snowy Owl Downtown

Greg Lucke got an alert from a friend on Facebook at 1:52 p.m. that a rare Snowy Owl was perched on the headquarters of the Washington Post in downtown D.C. He left his nearby office at National Geographic and was at the scene with binoculars in hand by 2 p.m.
"It's fantastic," Lucke says of seeing [...]

Why Ezra Klein Left the Washington Post, in One GIF

Ezra Klein is on his way out of the Washington Post, as Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reported this morning. The Post's editors referred to Klein twice as a "wunderkind" in announcing his departure. His colleague Dylan Matthews only merited one wunderkind reference in that memo, but the Post, which reportedly turned down Klein's pitch for a $10 million-plus site-within-a-site devoted to explanatory [...]

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 [...]

Meet the Face of the Polar Vortex

If you want to know what Washingtonians think about the polar vortex, Tim Krepp is apparently your guy. By around 1:30 p.m. today, the D.C. tour guide had already been approached by the Washington Post and NBC4 (and if you include this item, then City Desk as well) for his reaction to today's frigid temps.
So why is [...]

Ezra Klein to Leave The Post?

Washington Post golden boy Ezra Klein is considering leaving the paper to start his own venture, Huffington Post's Michael Calderone reported this afternoon.
Klein runs the paper's highly branded Wonkblog, where he and five underbloggers write about political and policy issues, bringing in about 4 million page views per month.
Klein is still in talks with the paper about staying, [...]

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 [...]

This Is the Strangest Defense of the Washington Football Team’s Name Yet

This Washington Post letter to the editor presents a pretty peculiar argument in defense of the Washington football team's racist name: If the team name is changed, how will parents in 2525 explain the great legacy of Native Americans to their children?
John Kosko of Germantown, Md., submitted the letter, which largely consists of a mock conversation [...]