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Washington Post launches energy and environment section

The Washington Post's long-anticipated energy and environment section anchored by former Mother Jones correspondent Chris Mooney launched Thursday. In the section's inaugural post, Mooney laid out his ambitions, noting that coverage of environmental issues has "never mattered more." The Post will aim its coverage at "consumers, policymakers, executives and scientists" and turn its eye toward both international and … Read More

Michel du Cille's last assignment

Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Washington Post, died late last year in the middle of a project documenting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Before he died, du Cille sent Poynter's Kenny Irby his most recent batch of photos from the region and discussed his ambitions for the project. In honor of du … Read More

Iran's Revolutionary Court will review case of detained Post reporter

Washington Post | al Arabiya English The case of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be handled by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, a move that sets the stage for further review, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Revolutionary Court, which "handles the country’s most sensitive cases" has the power to subject Rezaian's case to further scrutiny before … Read More

Justice Department won't ask James Risen to testify

New York Times | The Washington Post New York Times reporter James Risen, who has waged a protracted and public battle with the Justice Department over the identity of a confidential source, will not be compelled to testify in a leak trial, Matt Apuzzo reported for The New York Times Monday. The news effectively ends "a seven-year … Read More

Career Beat: Kimberly Wyatt is news director for WEAR-TV

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Kimberly Wyatt is now a news director at WEAR in Pensacola, Florida. Previously, she was news director for KGBT in Harlingen, Texas. (Rick Gevers) Thomas Ghareeb is now vice president and controller of Hearst Magazines. Previously, he was assistant controller of budget and forecasting there. (Fishbowl NY) … Read More

The Washington Post adds depth and reach to features coverage

It's been widely reported that The Washington Post is on a hiring spree. As David Carr noted in his Oct. 5 column, The Post has added more than 100 staffers this year with runway provided by new owner Jeff Bezos. Several of those hires were made for The Post's features desk, which is striking out into new beats and … Read More