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Carr: Weymouth is the problem at Washington Post

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Last week’s change in editorial leadership at The Washington Post was “mishandled from the start,” David Carr writes. Publisher Katharine Weymouth, who engineered the change, “still seems to be struggling to get a grasp on a huge job at a company whose journalism has at times altered the course of a nation,” Carr says. Read more

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Marty Baron stories dwell on cuts at The Washington Post

Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron is The Washington Post’s incoming executive editor. Profiles and accounts of his ascendance all praise his journalism career, then rue the cuts that presumably face him.

• “I’m not bringing in Marty to make cuts,” Post publisher Katharine Weymouth told the Post’s Paul Farhi. “He’s managed to trim his staff without trimming the ambitions of the journalism he produces,” New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says. Under Brauchli’s tenure, Farhi reports, the Post’s “budget shrank by about 30 percent” while the “newsroom staff was cut by 40 percent.” Read more


Marcus Brauchli steps down as Washington Post executive editor, Marty Baron to take over

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After months of speculation, Marcus Brauchli is stepping down as executive editor of The Washington Post. Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron, 58, will be the new editor as of January 2.

Managing Editor Liz Spayd was scheduled to leave by the end of the year, but will stay through January 31 to assist in the transition between editors.

Brauchli will take a position as a “vice president of The Washington Post Company with responsibility for evaluating new media opportunities,” the Post’s Paul Farhi reports. Read more