Pergam will also work on his Spark Camp project, Baron and Garcia-Ruiz say in their memo.
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Ukraine's newest investigative journalism center: #Yanukovych mansion http://t.co/BnzSJ3dqC9 Pic @kgorchinskaya pic.twitter.com/Aqs631LJmt — GIJN (@gijn) February 25, 2014
The reporters then did something remarkable. They made a decision to cooperate among all the news organizations and to save first and report later. It wasn’t an easy decision. But it was clear that if they didn’t act, critical records of their own country’s history could be lost.(more...)
A Washington Post story about the capture of a Mexican drug lord mistakenly said the man was arrested while sleeping with his secretary:
An earlier version of this story erroneously said that Joaquín Guzmán was found in bed with his secretary. He was found with his wife. This version has been corrected.
In a wide-ranging Playboy interview with Jeff Bercovici, Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton talked about why he respected Steve Jobs, hates liberals and isn’t particularly interested in wearable computing. He also talked about some media competitors:
PLAYBOY: If you’re Jeff Bezos, what do you do with The Washington Post?
DENTON: Obviously you apply the Amazon recommendation engine. The interesting move would be to see whether you could take an entire newspaper-reading population and wean them off print. The price of Kindles is coming down. How much would it cost to bundle a Kindle with your subscription to The Washington Post? Discontinue the print and, as a gift, give everybody a Washington Post reader that can also buy books for them. That’s what I’d do. That’s what Bezos would do if he were ballsy.
So some news! I'm joining leaving the Washington Post to join Vox Media. — Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) February 5, 2014
Okay, guess it's official. I'm leaving the Washington Post and going to Vox--along with @sarahkliff and @max_fisher: http://t.co/NRtepZvHlL — brad plumer (@bradplumer) February 5, 2014
Appropriately I have begun my career at @voxmediainc by incorrectly tweeting to @VoxNewsInfo. Which also looks very nice! — Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) February 5, 2014Wonkblogger Lydia DePillis is staying with the Post and will join Jim Tankersley's new thing there.
Life news: Am thrilled to be joining the wonderful @jimtankersley's new data-loving narrative joint, AND... http://t.co/Dukg8APyda — Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) February 1, 2014Full memo:
We regret to announce that Brad Plumer, Sarah Kliff and Max Fisher are leaving the Post to join Vox. Brad and Sarah were the original hires to Wonkblog, and they quickly became stars in their own right. Brad, who had been an associate editor at The New Republic, has been a significant voice in coverage of issues related to energy and the environment. His easy writing style and versatility made him a utility player who could anchor any issue and make it look deceptively easy. Sarah, who came to us from Politico, became a must-read on all matters related to health care and the Affordable Care Act. She set new standards through her ability to file multiple times for the Web and still write A1 stories and Sunday Business covers -- not to mention a weekly online column. We will be filling Brad and Sarah’s positions on Wonkblog very soon. Their last day will be Feb. 14. Max, who came to us from the Atlantic, has had an enormously successful run in anchoring our WorldViews blog, which debuted in October 2012. His rare gift for explaining complicated subjects by combining sophistication and accessibility have won us a large and growing audience to posts like "40 maps that explain the world" and "Nine questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask." Max will be succeeded at the helm of WorldViews by Adam Taylor, who as a senior editor at Business Insider has demonstrated his skill at helping readers make sense of the news from around the world. Max’s last day will be Feb. 21. Greg David Doug KarinHey, guess what, people on the Internet are making jokes:
Washington Post announcing that the good printer, the one by the stairs that hardly ever jams, going to join Ezra Klein at Vox Media. — pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 5, 2014
Area Newspaper [headline incomplete because reporter left to join Vox Media] — delrayser (@delrayser) February 5, 2014
Sources tell me Bob Woodward has joined SB Nation — Hunter Walker (@hunterw) February 5, 2014
1) What is Vox? Vox is an company that makes websites. 2) Why is it in the news? Tribal conflicts there date back centuries, but... — Tom Gara (@tomgara) February 5, 2014
Washington Post to join Ezra Klein's new venture. — Aaron Bady (@zunguzungu) February 5, 2014Here's a reality check from Michael Crowley:
WashPost pub'ed Snowden docs, exposed CIA black sites, nailed VA governor and cultivated Ezra, Fisher etc. Why all the snark? Great company. — Michael Crowley (@CrowleyTIME) February 5, 2014Related: Washington Post announces Ezra Klein is leaving | Skepticism about Ezra Klein is the new being happy for Ezra Klein
Donald E. Graham has created “TheDream.US,” a $25 million fund that aims to award full-tuition college scholarships to 1,000 students in the next academic year. “I’m not wise enough to know what is the right immigration policy for the United States of America,” said Graham, who contributed an undisclosed amount to the fund, as did his brother, Bill. “I know these students deserve a chance at higher education.”(more...)