WP publisher apologizes for "planned new venture that went off track"

Washington Post | New York Times
In a letter to readers about the salons uproar, Post publisher Katharine Weymouth says "our mistake was to suggest that we would hold and participate in an off-the-record dinner with journalists and power brokers paid for by a sponsor. We will not organize such events. ...I apologize to our readers for the mistakes I made in this case." || Weymouth also talks to WP's Paul Farhi about the flap. || David Carr: Weymouth’s initial explanation broke a WP tradition: those who are handed the sword generally fall on it when trouble comes.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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