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Major Shakeup At Wash. Post

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flying Headbutt, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Among them...

  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    FH, you beat me by frickin' 30 seconds. ::)
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: New SE at the Washington Post

    You have to hate to lose any of the great ones, even if it's to a promotion.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Re: New SE at the Washington Post

    Is this the second or third thread we've had on this today? I've lost count.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Re: New SE at the Washington Post

    Going to merge this with the other threads started on same topic!
    We're on a d_b roll today!
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I didn't realize he was the weekend editor as well. That's insane.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Doing more with less.
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    On talent and work ethic alone, he would probably do a better job of running an entire newsroom than most who do that job. But this is still an impressive step because you've got to figure that there were plenty of great candidates on news-side already at a paper that good. He's done the Sunday thing, and he's certainly qualified. Still it's a remarkable achievement to be chosen to run local over people who've spent their entire careers on that side.

    I asked him for his opinion on a complicated (non-sports) series proposal of mine some years ago. I expected maybe a couple sentences in a few days, a general thumbs-up or thumbs-down. He dissected the thing, in very little time, and the suggestions were excellent. Now, I would not have asked his opinion in the first place if I hadn't believed he's an extraordinary journalist. But I have to say, I was impressed. Also, grateful that he'd expend that much effort.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So they have an executive editor, three senior editors, a weekend editor, a deputy managing editor and multiple managing editors.

    Sounds like an awful lot of chiefs to me.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    He got the job because there is no one better than him.
    He should be ME.
  12. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    Looks like Washington Post named a Local Editor. The memo (excerpted below) doesn't mention what Emilio is/will be doing.

    We are pleased to announce that Vernon Loeb will be returning to The Post
    as Local Editor.

    Vernon joins us from The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he has been deputy
    managing editor for news, overseeing the metro, business, health & science
    and national/foreign desks, as well as the newsroom’s interactions with
    Philly.com. It’s his second stint at the Inquirer, having previously
    covered the statehouse and City Hall and done a tour as a correspondent in
    Southeast Asia.

    The last time he decamped from Philadelphia, in 1994, it was also to The
    Post, where he covered the second round of Marion Barry as mayor, before
    moving to the National Staff to cover the CIA and the Pentagon. He left The
    Post after a decade to run California investigations for the Los Angeles
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