Roxen Partnering With Washington Post On Arc XP

Washington Post’s Arc XP publication system gains its first client in Scandinavia — Norwegian Mentor Medier. The business partner is Swedish Roxen, which has integrated its print module with Arc. Arc XP is used by some of the largest media houses in the world, including Washington Post itself. Norwegian Mentor Medier is its first client […]

AP’s Sally Buzbee Named WaPo’s Top Editor

The Washington Post has named longtime journalist Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press as its executive editor, marking the first time a woman has been appointed to lead the 143-year-old news organization. Buzbee, AP’s executive editor and senior vice president, will take over leadership of the Post’s nearly 1,000-person newsroom next month, said publisher Fred Ryan, who made the announcement to the newspaper’s staff on Tuesday.

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters’ Records

The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday.

WaPo Names Interim Editor Ahead Of Baron Exit

The Washington Post has tapped Cameron Barr, one of four managing editors, to be its acting executive editor ahead of Marty Baron’s exit on Feb. 28. “The search for the next executive editor is actively underway with a broad and diverse group of exceptional journalists,” said Publisher Fred Ryan who is heading the search. “It will not be complete prior to Marty’s departure at the end of this month.”

Washington Post Adding Eight News Tech News Positions

The Washington Post today announced an expansion of its technology team, adding eight positions that will grow the team to 27 reporters, editors and video journalists. The Post said its technology coverage saw a 40% growth in readership in 2020, and the added positions “will give readers even greater insight into the impact of big […]

How The Washington Post’s New Instagram Editor Will Try To Boost Its Subscription Business

Washington Post, Reuters, Los Angeles Times Search For New Top Editors

In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired. Above, Martin Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, announced this week that he was stepping down after a 45-year career.

Washington Post Editor Marty Baron Retires

Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and recipient of multiple Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his career, announced his retirement today. Baron spearheaded Spotlight, the Boston Globe’s investigation into attempts by the Catholic Church to cover-up sexual abuse, and oversaw the Post’s editorial transformation under Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — turning it from a regional paper into a national brand.

Tucker Carlson Responds To WaPo Column On Fox News

New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post

As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”

OPINION

Journalism Got More Dangerous In 2020

Journalism is becoming a steadily more dangerous profession around the world, including in the United States. The year 2020, with its global pandemic and widespread social unrest, continued the trend. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual survey, more journalists were in prison on Dec. 1 — 274 — than in any previous year.

Talk Of Marty Baron Retirement At WaPo Clouds Other Top Editor Searches

Growing chatter that Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron could soon retire is complicating searches for several other high-profile top news jobs, including the quest for a new head of the Los Angeles Times, media sources say.

Washington Post Expanding Newsroom

The Washington Post will take new steps in 2021 to become a more global newsroom by creating breaking-news hubs in Europe and Asia. These operations will be staffed by reporters and editors whose primary focus will be covering live news as it unfolds in the United States and around the globe during nighttime hours in […]

Washington Post Hires Meghan Hoyer To Lead New Data Journalism Dept.

VUit Introduces ‘Washington Post Live’ Channel

VUit, launched in September by parent company, Syncbak, as a free, ad-supported national streaming service aiming to be the “Netflix of Live, Local, and Free,” said The Washington Post will become a new streaming partner, providing engaging discussions on the most pressing issues of the day produced by Washington Post Live. Beginning today, VUit will introduce […]

Kat Downs Mulder Named Washington Post’s Managing Editor For Digital News

Kat Downs Mulder has been named The Washington Post’s managing editor for digital, a top leadership role in which she will oversee online operations as well as video, photography, graphics, audio and other departments of the newsroom.

Bloomberg And Washington Post Are Betting Big On Gaming. Here’s Why

Washington Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz Named Editor In Chief Of San Francisco Chronicle

WaPo’s First TV Critic, Lawrence Laurent, Dies

Lawrence Laurent, who became The Washington Post’s first television critic in 1953 and wrote about entertainment programming, news and industry developments for more than 20 years, died Aug. 1. He was 95. When he launched the beat at the paper, television was an entertainment phenomenon, expanding quickly and in unpredictable ways.

COMMENTARY

WaPo Blames FNC For Severity Of Pandemic

Becket Adams: “The only thing worse than a viral pandemic is the person who would weaponize it for political gain. The Washington Post published a report this week claiming conservative media may be responsible for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Are we really still doing this — even after members of the not-conservative press, healthcare officials, and elected representatives cheered and even participated in the massive rallies to protest the wrongful death of George Floyd?

TVN’S NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

TVN’s Newsroom Innovators | WaPo’s Jorgenson Courts Next Gen On TikTok

Dave Jorgenson produces twice-daily posts geared to young audiences on nascent social video platform TikTok. In 10 months, he’s gained 400,000 subscribers there and tens of millions of views of his witty short videos, including tips on coronavirus hand washing and handshakes.

WaPo Tripling Investment In Revenue Tech Zeus

The Washington Post is tripling investment in Zeus, its revenue technology arm, sources tell Axios. The Post licenses Zeus products to other media companies to help them drive more ad revenue and create better user experiences.

COMMENTARY

How DC Came To Dominate Media Reporting

Hamiloton Nolan: Ten years ago day-to-day media reporting in New York City, which meant that the media news cycle was anchored by what was happening at New York media companies. Many of those outlets have since faded away. Today, one of the biggest employers of media reporters and critics in America is … the Washington Post. Has the center of media writing shifted from Gotham to DC?

Trump Campaign Sues WaPo For Libel

The lawsuit concerns two opinion articles that tied the 2016 Trump election campaign to Russia. A week ago, the campaign filed a similar action against The New York Times.

 

Tenn. Lawmaker Wants To Classify CNN, WaPo As ‘Fake News’

WaPo Unveils New Strategy For 2020 Coverage

The Washington Post today announced new data-driven initiatives to enhance its political reporting and analysis designed to give readers faster and more robust results.

Washington Post Launches First Spanish-Language News Podcast

Washington Post, MSNBC Set Special Debate Coverage Live From Atlanta

The Washington Post and MSNBC will kick off special coverage in Atlanta for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate beginning Monday, Nov. 18. The two-hour live event, sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will air at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The debate will air live exclusively […]

Press Group: Libel Suit Could Set Bad Precedent

The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Johnny Depp filed against Amber Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was defamed by an op-ed piece Heard wrote in The Washington Post in December 2018, in which she never identified Depp by name but referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

White House Tells Agencies To Cancel NYT, WaPO Subscriptions

WAPO Launches Real-Time Automated Ad Net

The Washington Post has introduced a new solution for advertisers called Zeus Prime. It’s intended to offer a solution to Google and Facebook for publishers and advertisers. The Post partnered with buy-side demand platform Polar to build the ad-buying user interface.

Media Fight Takes Unusually Personal Tone

A skirmish involving President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Washington Post and MSNBC has escalated into unusual personal bitterness this week, with election security legislation and Trump’s attacks on U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings as the triggers.

WaPo Platform Fact-Checks ‘Manipulated Videos’

With manipulated videos looming as the next big disinformation disruptor, The Washington Post is expanding its role in “accountability journalism,” launching a new platform for fact-checking manipulated video content. “The Fact Checker’s Guide to Manipulated Video” launches today with tools for and identifying and labeling various forms of online video manipulation.

High School Student Sues Washington Post

Nicholas Sandmann, a high school student from Covington, Ky., sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Rise Of The Robot Reporter

Washington Post Super Bowl Spot Spotlights Slain Journalists

The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared. They include Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about the Saudi crown prince.

WaPo Launches 20-Minute Daily News Podcast

News Outlets Ready For Midterm Surprises

Leading newspapers and TV networks say they will not be caught by surprise if tonight’s midterm election results take unexpected turns. “I have no idea what’s going to happen,” says CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist.

Washington Post To Expand Tech Coverage

It will add 11 technology roles based in San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

WaPo’s CRO Hartman Abruptly Leaves

After almost four years in the job, Washington Post Chief Revenue Officer Jed Hartman is no longer with the company, company executives informed staffers on Thursday. Kate Davey, vice president of revenue strategy, will serve as interim CRO.