Brauchli's wife: Washington Post has become 'place where you can't speak truth to power'

Former Los Angeles Times reporter Maggie Farley is married to outgoing Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. In a public posting on Facebook Tuesday evening (which vanished after Poynter published this story), she wrote:

On Tuesday, Post publisher Katharine Weymouth told me Brauchli "decided to step down." This doesn't definitively refute that explanation, but it leaves a nasty dent. I've contacted Brauchli and a Post spokesperson for comment.

Related: The "Post’s troubles are a business problem, not an editorial one," Ryan Chittum writes in a piece that's strongly sympathetic to Brauchli. (In it, Chittum calls back to an earlier analysis of the Post's finances he wrote that Poynter's Rick Edmonds said "left out the contributions of [the Washington Post Company's] cable and broadcast divisions.") There's also a good intel file on incoming Executive Editor Marty Baron from the Boston Phoenix, a "talent who thrives on adversity," Peter Kadzis writes.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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