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New Nationals writer at WaPo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tweener, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    Adam Kilgore left the Nationals beat at the Washington Post and was replaced in-house with a writer that was an intern just last year. She has covered preps since.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2014/11/19/chelsea-janes-to-cover-the-washington-nationals/

    Pretty impressive rise through the ranks at one of the preeminent papers in the country. It is interesting because WaPo could have plucked a seasoned MLB reporter from elsewhere but it likely would have been expensive. Is Chelsea Janes a prodigy or is this about saving some money in Washington?

    It should be noted that James Wagner, who does an excellent job, is also on the beat.
     
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Where is Adam going? Hmmm. I suppose I could read that link, eh?

    Chelsea is exceptional. She was among a pool of candidates for an internship we had a few years ago. She and the woman we picked - also exceptional - were essentially equal. I believe Chelsea then went to work for the Padres' MLB.com site and then came to the Post an intern. She's done some preps and hockey for them. I think she's very good and will do well on this beat. Very happy for her. Good to see the Post is willing to reward the work she has done.
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Except that link doesn't say where Adam is going.
     
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Adam's not going anywhere. He'll be covering national stuff for the Post.
     
  5. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    Moddy, here's the link for Adam's new role:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2014/11/14/adam-kilgore-named-national-sports-reporter/

    It is indeed wonderful to see a shop reward talented writers with in-house promotions.
     
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Nats fans have been blessed with great beat reporters. From Chico Harlan to Mark Zuckerman to Amanda Comak to Adam Kilgore. Just a great group of writers.
     
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Not a typical kid.

    She also covered the Orioles for MLB.com before joining the Post.
     
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Yale-Stanford-WaPo ... that girl's going places.
     
  9. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    But, but... She's a girl!
     
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    WaPo has deeper pockets and a bigger staff. But at many papers, be careful about moving off beat for a feature job, regardless of alleged prestige. The beats are where the job security is at most papers.
     
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Susan Slusser may throw something at you. ;)
     
  12. On a somewhat unrelated note and as a shameless plug for APSE, I first met Chelsea at the job fair at the Chicago convention three years ago. (Note, that was a joint convention with AWSM.) And I believe that's where Matt Vita met her, too. I know it's hard to find the funds and the time, but it's another reason to invest some of both in the organization. And for people looking for work, it's proof that it pays to dust off the suit, shine the shoes and get out in front of people, whether at the summer convention or at regional meetings.

    That is all, thank you.
     
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