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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
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Hysteria or proper precaution -- a conversation with Michel du Cille

Michel du Cille (Photo by: Julia Ewan/TWP) Kenny Irby interviewed Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille about his work in Liberia covering the Ebola virus, but before we get into his work, we will address Syracuse University's decision to disinvite the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner from its S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Fall Workshop. Each side … Read More
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Newspaper distributor to do same-day delivery for Amazon

It's Thursday. Here's a pop quiz: How many media stories do you think you're about to get? UK newspaper distributor will do same-day Amazon deliveries: "Connect Group will make early morning deliveries at the same time as it delivers daily newspapers and use contractors to fulfill a second delivery in the afternoon." Connect distributes The Guardian and The Mirror, … Read More
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Free Press designer 'cared about every single word, every comma, every period' on 1A

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Free Press designer dies: 25-year veteran Steve Anderson was 59. Remembers Amy Huschka, assistant editor/social media: "He was so proud of his Twitter account and loved sharing historic images and daily 1A's with his followers." From Jason Karas, a designer and colleague: "He cared about every single word, every comma, every … Read More
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Career Beat: National Press Foundation gets a new president

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Ann Shoket will be a consultant for Hearst. Previously, she was editor in chief of Seventeen magazine. (Capital New York) Kal Penn will be a special correspondent for Fusion. Previously, he was associate director of the White House's Office of Public Engagement. (Politico) Richard Tomko is now … Read More
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News organizations continue to confuse llamas with alpacas

The New York Times The New York Times added the following correction on Wednesday to a story about about Wisconsin llama races: A picture caption on Monday with an article about llama races in Hammond, Wis., misidentified the animals shown running down the street. They are alpacas, not llamas. (While the llamas were the stars of the day, … Read More
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Career beat: Tracy Everding is creative director at All You

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Nia-Malika Henderson will write for The Fix at The Washington Post. Previously, she was a political reporter there. (Washington Post) Jose DelReal is now a blogger for Post Politics. Previously, he was a reporter at Politico. (Washington Post) Tracy Everding is now a creative director at All … Read More
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Katharine Weymouth's resignation completes the close of the Graham era at the Washington Post

Katharine Weymouth (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)In a word, unsurprising. Katharine Weymouth's announced resignation today as Washington Post publisher simply completes the ownership change initiated a year and a month ago when Amazon's Jeff Bezos bought the paper. Neither Bezos nor Weymouth were commenting (even to the Post) about the circumstances and timing of the change, though … Read More