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The Washington Times Debuts Online Redesign - Posted August 4, 2014
The Washington Times over the weekend launched a new website designed with mobile readers and social media users in mind. The new features are in response to reader recommendations and include a less crowded format better suited for different sized devices and easier sharing methods. "With this ground-breaking redesign, we've launched a new... [FishbowlDC]

Monica Crowley Named Online Opinion Editor of The Washington Times - Posted June 17, 2014
The Washington Times yesterday named FOX News contributor Monica Crowley as its online opinion editor. In this role, she will oversee all online opinion content and will write original conten... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Launches Magazine for Black Conservatives - Posted March 27, 2014
Well they're just gunna try a little bit of everything over at The Washington Times, aren't they? Today the paper announced they will launch a magazine for black conservatives, the American CurrentSee. (We guess that's a pun?) Ben Carson -th... [FishbowlDC]

David Eldridge Leaves TWT for Roll Call - Posted March 21, 2014
In a letter to staff, Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni announced yesterday the hiring of David Eldridge away from The Washi... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Expands Stable of Conservative Voices with Christine O'Donnell - Posted March 6, 2014
In what appears to be an effort to staff their paper with outspoken conservative voices that appeal to a Tea Party audience, The Washington Times announced today that former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is being brought... [FishbowlDC]

Tea Party Talker Rusty Humphries To Be Key Part of TWT Expansion - Posted March 3, 2014
Rusty Humphries, a spokesman for the Tea Party Leadership Fund and a former conservative... [FishbowlDC]

Conservative Talkers Get Columns at TWT and The Hill - Posted February 12, 2014
[caption id="attachment_122827" align="alignright" width="304"] David Webb[/caption] It's a good day to be a conservative, syndicated radio show host. Both The Hill and The Washington Times announced today the addition of conservative radio personalities to their stable of opinion columnists. ... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon: TWT Axed 'Communities' Because of False Story, Lax Editing - Posted February 7, 2014
The Washington Times Editor John Solomon has told FishbowlDC that his paper split with Communities Digital News, the company that managed and edited the "Washington Times Communities" social journalism page, because they weren't following "... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon: TWT Axed 'Communities' Because of False Story, Lax Editing - Posted February 7, 2014
The Washington Times Editor John Solomon has told FishbowlDC that his paper split with Communities Digital News, the company that managed and edited the "Washington Times Communities" social journalism page, because of its history of inaccu... [PRNewser]

Tammy Bruce to be Featured Columnist for Wash Times - Posted January 14, 2014
Nationally-syndicated conservative talk show host and author Tammy Bruce will be penning an exclusive weekly column for The Was... [FishbowlDC]

'Washington Times Communities' In Crisis - Posted January 13, 2014
The Washington Times is dumping its "Communities" page, causing "Communities" editor Jacquie Kubin to start a mad dash to move all the content located there to a new site. In emails to "C... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Casualty Kristina Wong Back on the Horse - Posted January 6, 2014
It was a blue Christmas for former Washington Times defense reporter Kristina Wong. She was one of the unfortunate journos axed during John Solomon's ... [FishbowlDC]

All We Want For Christmas Is...? - Posted December 23, 2013
Let's face it, most of you are getting coal for Christmas this year -we know we are. But we asked a bunch of local journos and politicos to pretend they weren't so naughty this year, and tell us what they're asking Santa for for Christmas. Here are the responses we have... [PRNewser]

All We Want For Christmas Is...? - Posted December 23, 2013
Let's face it, most of you are getting coal for Christmas this year -we know we are. But we asked a bunch of local journos and politicos to pretend they weren't so naughty this year, and tell us what they're asking Santa for for Christmas. Here are the responses we have... [FishbowlDC]

Confusion Reigns at TWT - Posted December 23, 2013
The newsroom at The Washington Times is suffering from low morale and a pervading sense of confusion about the future of the organization, say current and former employees -all of whom requested anonymity to speak freely. Over the course of many interviews, including several with employees who were let go during... [FishbowlDC]

Veteran Columnist James Morrison Among Those Axed at TWT - Posted December 19, 2013
More news coming in on the TWT re-org: Sources close to the matter tell us that people being let go include: investigative correspondent Jeffrey Anderson, business reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon Calls TWT Shake Up 'Newsroom Expansion" - Posted December 19, 2013
Big changes are coming to The Washington Times, with 12 newsroom positions being cut, but the promise of another 25 being added. Most of the positions that were eliminated were characterized by TWT Editor John Solomon... [FishbowlDC]

Musical Chairs at TWT? - Posted December 5, 2013
Sources tell FishbowlDC that a slew of journos at TWT are being made to reapply for their jobs (a la National Journal 2010 restructure). The same positions are also being offered to outside applicants. A look at the "Careers" section of their website shows that the publication has recently posted 23... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl Five with John Solomon - Posted November 25, 2013
Washington Times Editor John Solomon finds himself in the midst of a widening scandal this week involving the potential government harassment of one of TWT's former reporters, ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Says Sayonara to COO - Posted October 11, 2013
The Washington Times hasn't been a hotbed of stability in the last year or five. And on Thursday they said goodbye to their COO, John Martin. Sources tell FishbowlDC he was fired. He packed up and escorted himself out of the building with a b... [FishbowlDC]

Carlos Dangerously-Named Journos - Posted July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner admitted yesterday to using the online alias Carlos Danger to carry on a strange Internet affair with a 22-year-old woman. If you're anything like us, that got you wondering how Weiner came up with such a great alias. Already having graced the news media by havin... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Names New Editorial Page Editor - Posted July 15, 2013
After Brett Decker quit his job as TWT Editorial Page Editor in November 2012, the paper slid former controversial Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Gets Amesia, Forgets Editor Already Returned - Posted July 9, 2013
Whoever writes TWT's press releases must be fighting with the others tasked with writing TWT press releases. And if it's the same person? Better get him or her a hypnotist and fast because memory appears to be a major problem here. The first line of one of their three releases Monday states,... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Liberal Roots May be Showing - Posted July 8, 2013
With heavy changes underway at TWT and today's announcement that John Solomon's full power at the paper will be restored, it's a valuable exercise to review how things were before w... [FishbowlDC]

With TWT's Executive Editor Out, Will John Solomon Finally Make The Masthead? - Posted July 8, 2013
Back in January, after 25 members of TWT newsroom got laid off, John Solomon was named to the elusive role of Chief Digital Officer with Ian Bishop as... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's John Solomon Has Bizarre Tagline - Posted May 22, 2013
Strange times at TWT. On the front of the Commentary section Tuesday was a column by John Solomon on the AP scandal. Solomon is allegedly chief digital officer, a brand new position that was created e... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Execs Want To Train You to Kill - Posted February 5, 2013
Here's a fun one. This morning, TWT Chief Digital Officer (whatever that is) John Solomon's company, Packard Media Group, LLC, which powers TWT Editorial Page Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: TWT Op-ed Editor Promotes Outside Media Site of TWT's Head of Digital - Posted January 16, 2013
Plump the pillows and freshen the fine linens. This one's a real incestuous mess. Sure, Wes Pruden, TWT's newly rehired opinion editor owe... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Solomon Wins FBDC Truthiness Award - Posted January 14, 2013
If "John Solomon Sour Grapes Syndrome" were in the DSM as a psychological disorder, it might be described like this: The affliction occurs when you try to bullshit or smear a reporter so much that you no longer grasp fact from fiction. John Solomon... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: TWT Publishes D.C. Guardian Story on, Ironically, Reckless Spending - Posted January 8, 2013
Now that John Solomon is back in command at The Washington Times as head of the digital operation, things are going to be run a little bit differently. For instance, on today's TWT... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Head Honchos Struggle to Catch Leakers - Posted January 8, 2013
Well, this is awkward. The Washington Times management is putting thumb screws to the staff to get them to rat out the leakers to FishbowlDC. On the table for consideration: calling each staffer in one by one to ask if they have any knowledge of the leaking. As we already know, Chairman... [FishbowlDC]

It's Official: John Solomon Returns to TWT in Digital Role With Ian Bishop as Deputy - Posted January 7, 2013
This just in... As we hinted at earlier this morning, TWT has created two new digital positions: Chief Digital Officer and Digital Editor. Those positions will be held by former TWT... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Calls Big Meeting at 2 p.m. - Posted January 7, 2013
Nothing says we're not firing you like a piece of pie. In an overly cheery email to staffers, TWT COO John Martin announced that there will be a 2p.m. meeting Monday on the newsroom floor. This meeting comes on the heels of Friday's de... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Lays Off Up to 25 Employees - Posted January 4, 2013
The Washington Times summoned several staff members to the auditorium this morning. Inside sources say management has laid off approximately 25 employees in a newsroom of 90, including the Books Editor, FishbowlDC has learned. This is allegedly the first round of layoffs, as management seeks to secure more fundi... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted December 17, 2012
Impending layoffs at The Washington Times, in which as much as a quarter of the newsroom employees could see pink slips, has allegedly been delayed until January. One theory for the delay is that the incompetence level of management is so high that they couldn't get ... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted June 6, 2012
UPDATE: WaPo's media blogger Erik Wemple broke this... [FishbowlDC]

John Solomon Leaves Newsweek/The Daily Beast - Posted January 13, 2012
John Solomon has left his supposed dream job at Newsweek/The Daily Beast after just one year to focus on Packard Media Group. Adweek first ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsweek/The Daily Beast Grabs Eli Lake From Washington Times - Posted September 7, 2011
Newsweek/The Daily Beast has hired Eli Lake away from The Washington Times. Politico reports that Lake will cover "intelligence, military and cybersecurity"... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newsweek/The Daily Beast Grabs Eli Lake From Washington Times - Posted September 7, 2011
Newsweek/The Daily Beast has hired Eli Lake away from The Washington Times. Politico reports that Lake will cover "intelligence, military and cybersecurity"... [FishbowlNY]

Isham: 'Not a Snitch' - Posted April 5, 2011
Earlier today, John Solomon via the Center for Public Integrity published an article that claims the FBI had a mole inside ABC News during the mid-1990s. The piece suggests that one ... [PRNewser]

Center for Public Integrity, Solomon to Launch iWatch - Posted March 22, 2011
Under the direction of John Solomon, former Executive Editor of... [FishbowlDC]

Center for Public Integrity to Provide Exclusive Content to NewsBeast - Posted January 31, 2011
The Center for Public Integrity will provide exclusive content to soon-to-be-siblings ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rumors Swirl of Solomon Return to TWT - Posted January 13, 2011
John Solomon, executive editor of Center for Public Integrity that includes the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, isn't formally working for TWT anymore, but that... [FishbowlDC]

Center for Public Integrity Taps The Miami Herald's Ronnie Greene as Environment Reporter - Posted December 6, 2010
The Miami Herald investigations and government editor Ronnie Greene joined ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AP Veteran Sandy Johnson Joins The Center for Public Integrity - Posted November 19, 2010
Associated Press veteran Sandy Johnson joined ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

John Solomon Named Executive Editor of Center for Public Integrity - Posted November 4, 2010
John Solomon, who left TWT in a management shakeup late last year, has been named executive editor of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization.He went... [FishbowlDC]

Center for Public Integrity Promotes John Solomon to Executive Editor - Posted November 4, 2010
The Center for Public Integrity has a new executive editor: ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Center for Public Integrity Set to Introduce Treesaver Platform - Posted October 29, 2010
The Center for Public Integrity will team up with designer Roger Black to launch ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Center for Public Integrity Gets $1.7M Grant from Knight Foundation - Posted October 7, 2010
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded a $1.7 million grant to ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Note to BP CEO: Please Stop Talking - Posted May 14, 2010
... [PRNewser]

For Sale: One Newspaper, Snakes Included - Posted May 3, 2010
The Washington Times is for sale now that the Unification Church has cut off most of the $35 million annual subsidy that was the only thing preventing the paper from going under, the Washington Post ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Whistleblower Seminar at the Willard - Posted February 26, 2010
Who better to hold a whistleblower seminar for members of the media and attorneys (of which there are a few in Washington) than the NWLDEF, which is the National Whistleblowers Legal Defense & Education Fund? Details: April 1, 2010 at the Willard in downtown Washington. Speakers for the media seminar will... [FishbowlDC]

Former Washington Times Editor Heading Up PR Firm - Posted January 19, 2010
Former Washington Times managing editor for digital Jeffrey Birnbaum has been named president of BGR Public Relations. Birnbaum's move comes amidst massi... [PRNewser]

Is TWT Preparing for Shut Down? - Posted December 14, 2009
Following The Washington Times' announcement of intent to lay off at least 40 percent of its staff of nearly 400, sources tell FishbowlDC that something is still awry with the management's intent for the future of the paper: "We have developed plans to secure our position and advance our vital role in... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Cruises Through Carribean Minus Times Crew - Posted December 10, 2009
Say it isn't so. A TWT-sponsored cruise with no representation from TWT? Oh, but it's true, reports Talking Points Memo. Those aboard the luxury Holland America Eurodam vessel last month were promised speaking engagements by some of the paper's stars including columnist Tony Blan... [FishbowlDC]

Morning(ish) Reading Roundup 12.01.09 - Posted December 1, 2009
Michaele Salahi and Ann Coulter Good morningish FishbowlDC! A Fishbowl reader sent us the above "separated at birth" combo...we must say, there is a strong resemblance. h/t Nick T. Happy birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Slevin Addresses Miniter Allegations - Posted November 18, 2009
This evening, Jonathan Slevin, TWT's acting publisher addressed staff via memo about accusations of discrimination, an EEOC complaint filed by Richard Miniter and rumors about the pub i... [FishbowlDC]

No John, No Lanny at TWT - Posted November 13, 2009
TWT's weekly "Purple Nation" opinion columnist Lanny Davis informed editors today that he is out since John Solomon has resigned as the executive editor of the paper. TPM had the scoop... [FishbowlDC]

John Solomon Officially Out At TWT - Posted November 13, 2009
John Solomon, who's been missing at The Washington Times since the shake-up on Monday, has officially resigned, effective Nov. 6. But when Jonathan Slevin moved up to acting president and publisher on Monday (the 9th, if you're keepi... [MediaJobsDaily]

TWT Newsroom Panics After Solomon Resigns - Posted November 12, 2009
Following the resignation of Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon this evening, TWT Managing Editor David Jones addressed his staff via the below memo. Jones says that the newsroom will carry on "business as usual" but sources tell FishbowlDC that Times staff is expressing panic and fearing t... [FishbowlDC]

The Memo: TWT's Solomon Resigns - Posted November 12, 2009
The memo from TWT's Sonya Jenkins obtained by FishbowlDC. From: "Sonya Jenkins" Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:57:04 -0500 Dear Colleagues, At the request of Jonathan Slevin, Acting President and Publisher, I am forwarding the below announcement. "Effective November 6, 2009, ... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking: TWT Announces Resignation of Executive Editor John Solomon - Posted November 12, 2009
TPM reported first and FBDC confirms that TWT has announced the resignation of executive editor John Solomon, effective six days ago. ... [FishbowlDC]

WTF TWT? What's Up at Wash Times - Posted November 11, 2009
Spotted last night: Two boxes of Moon books abandoned next to a TWT newspaper box at a 7th & M St. bus stop. It's day three since the executive shakeup at TWT and things seem to be getting progressively more complicated and odd. Executive Editor John Solomon is still not... [FishbowlDC]

Shakeup At TWT - Posted November 10, 2009
Three top execs at the Washington Times have been "relieved of their duties", according to a statement issued from the paper and reported on by the Washington Post. Times president and publisher Thomas P. McDevitt, chief financial officer ... [MediaJobsDaily]

TWT Management to Discuss Exec. Overthrow at 10AM - Posted November 9, 2009
Sources inside The Washington Times say that the paper's management team has been called together for a 10 am meeting to discuss the Moon brother's surprise overthrow of three top executives. President and publisher Thomas P. McDevitt, CFO Keith Cooperrider and Chairman ... [FishbowlDC]

Tag: "Fearless Reporting. American Values." - Posted September 29, 2009
"Fearless reporting. American values." John Solomon tells us that's TWT's new tag line that will soon be rolled out to accompany TWT Digital's new "WT" cube logo seen in the picture below. ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Tells Congo's Untold Story - Posted September 8, 2009
TWT is running a week-long expose that began today entitled "The Lost Story of the Lost Continent: How Rape Is Used as a Tool of War in Congo." The Times dispatched its U.N. correspondent Betsy Pisik and award-winning photojournalist ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Snags 3-peat Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photo Editor - Posted September 3, 2009
One of Fishbowl's "Most Ambitious" media folks of 2009, John Solomon tells us that TWT has hired Janet Reeves to serve as Assistant Managing Editor for Photography. Reeves, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner hails from the Rocky Mountain News where she led her team to two Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News: one... [FishbowlDC]

Vote Now: FishbookDC 2009's "Most Ambitious" Journo - Posted September 1, 2009
Who is FishbookDC's most ambitious journo of 2009? Like your ambition Doogie Howser-style? Vote Garrett Graff or Tommy McFly. Straight up? From City Paper reporter to ABC's White House correspondent, "ambition" is Jake Tapper's middle... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC's Summer Superlative Candidates: The "Mosts" - Posted August 31, 2009
The long-awaited moment is finally here. We reviewed your nominations and narrowed them down to those that were well-supported or well-deserved. Below are your 2009 candidates for the "most" categories. Voting will begin (for real this time) tomorrow. Until then, start planning your votes. Most Likely to be... [FishbowlDC]

NYT on TWT: "Decidedly" Sorry, Offers Retraction - Posted August 14, 2009
We told you earlier that TWT's John Solomon was upset by an article on the front-page of the New York Times. The article by Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes said that TWT was "decidedly opposed to Mr. Obama." FishbowlDC has n... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Times Editor Fights Back Against NYT's Anti-Obama Allegations - Posted August 14, 2009
A story on the front page of The New York Times today about opposition to President Obama's health care proposals linked one "stubborn yet false" rumor about the alleged ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Washington Times Editor Fights Back Against NYT's Anti-Obama Allegations - Posted August 14, 2009
A story on the front page of The New York Times today about opposition to President Obama's health care proposals linked one "stubborn yet false" rumor about the alleged ... [FishbowlNY]

NYT v. TWT: Solomon Fires Back - Posted August 14, 2009
In a front-page story on health care "scares" in the New York Times this morning, Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes claim that the Washington Times is "decidedly opposed to Mr. Obama." From the article: The spe... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon Talks TWT Multimedia Expansion on C-SPAN - Posted August 6, 2009
TWT executive editor John Solomon was a guest on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" earlier today to discuss the paper's expansion plans to multimedia, online, TV and radio. Solomon has recently started "America's Morning News," a nationally syndicated radio show, and in... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Scores Air-Time via CBS News Partnership - Posted July 29, 2009
Yesterday was a big day for the Washington Times. First, the paper got a plug from a very unlikely source - Nancy Pelosi. Then, they scored big by partnering with CBS News on a made-for-TV version of Amanda Carpenter's ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Teams Up With WTEM 980 & ESPN Radio for "The Sports Fix" - Posted July 23, 2009
John Solomon just announced to TWT staff, the launch of the Times' third radio initiative this summer. The group's newest venture is a joint project with WTEM 980 and ESPN Radio called "The Sports Fix" co-hosted by Thom Loverro. The staff memo obtained by FishbowlDC after the jump. ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Makes WaPo's Mosk New WH Bureau Chief, Ups Dinan & Harper - Posted July 16, 2009
In an internal memo obtained by FBDC, The Washington Times' John Solomon announced to staff that he's snagged WaPo's Matt Mosk to serve as TWT WH Bureau Chief. Mosk will replace newly-promoted Stephen Dinan. Solomon's m... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.02.09 - Posted July 2, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Reporter Arrested In Iran - Posted June 23, 2009
A TWT reporter who had been covering the disputed election has been arrested in Iran, according to an Iranian news agency and via TWT. TWT executive editor John Solomon said the newspaper believes he is Greek-born freelance journalist ... [FishbowlDC]

Twenty-Seven Years of TWT - Posted May 22, 2009
Yesterday TWT celebrated 27 years and in honor of this birthday, John Solomon presented two editorial staffers an internal "Excellence in Journalism" Award. Congrats to reporter Audrey Hudson and photographer Katie Falkenberg! Huds... [FishbowlDC]

From the Office of Disciplinary Action at TWT High - Posted May 18, 2009
Principal Solomon put the smack down at TWT High today re: accuracy and fairness. From the looks of the memo obtained by FishbowlDC, the rowdy kids in the newsroom were in need of a little disciplinary action. Strike 1) To the chalkboard! "I will report accurately and fairly. I will report... [FishbowlDC]

Tech-nicalities Behind TWT's Photo Goof - Posted May 14, 2009
By now, you've likely heard all the fuss around The Washington Times' article about the murder rate of Chicago schoolchildren that appeared next to a pic of the Obama girls (above). The creepy combo appeared on TWT's website yesterday and caused quite a stir... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA Dinner: TWT Lands Hootie - Posted May 7, 2009
This laugh's on me: I love "Hootie and the Blowfish" so you can imagine my excitement to see that TWT's WHCA Dinner guest list includes Darius Rucker. ... [FishbowlDC]

WT's Solomon on WaPo: Imitation is Flattery - Posted April 8, 2009
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then Wash Times Exec. Editor John Solomon says "The Washington Post flatters us all the time." FishbowlDC contacted Solomon after hearing buzz from the newsroom that after 18 years as a WaPo subscriber, Solomon would not be renewing his subscription. Sources tell... [FishbowlDC]

WashTimes Launches Radio Show - Posted March 23, 2009
WashTimes announced yesterday that it will launch a new syndicated radio show this spring dedicated to "investigative reporting and accountability journalism," according to its site. This move is part of a revamping of the WashTimes' products, which has included a redesign of the website and newspaper and an increase in online video... [FishbowlDC]

WaTimes Launches Conservative Website - Posted March 16, 2009
From WebNewser: The Washington Post reports on The Washington Times this morning. Howard Kurtz writes the Times, "long viewed as a conservative newspaper... [FishbowlDC]

WaTimes Launches Conservative Website - Posted March 16, 2009
The Washington Post reports on The Washington Times this morning. Howard Kurtz writes the Times, "long viewed as a conservative newspaper, is launching a conservative Web site." TheConservatives.com will not include news stories but will incorporate the paper's editorials and columns. "Obviously our opinion pages are center-right," executive editor John Solomon so this... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List, 01.15.09 - Posted January 15, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Birnbaum: WaTimes' "journalism had faded" - Posted December 31, 2008
If you worked at the Washington Times before John Solomon came on board, you might not like what new Washington Times employee Jeffrey Birnbaum has to say about your work then: It's a turnaround situation at the Washington Times. . ... the paper was allowed to, in effect, decline and lapse and... [FishbowlDC]

A More National Washington Times? - Posted December 3, 2008
Although higher ups maintain that its just in the brainstorming phase, we hear that, during a recent meeting with Washington Times brass and a handful of top reporters, Executive Editor John Solomon discussed a still-in-the-works plan to begin national distribution of the newspaper. According to sources, The Times would appear as an... [FishbowlDC]

What's Next For The Washington Times - Posted November 7, 2008
FishbowlDC has obtained this internal staff memo from Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon, in which he says, "In the shadows of this historic election, we now must ready ourselves to shine again with our coverage of the new administration and the new Congress." Solomon details some key changes, including new gigs... [FishbowlDC]

Reporters Booted From Obama Plane? - Posted October 31, 2008
Uh-oh. Headlining Drudge right now: The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states -- and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president! The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon, Blankley: Bikini'd - Posted October 9, 2008
When you think "Washington Times," you instantly think about cruising "through the eastern Caribbean." At least that's what the paper would like you to think. They've partnered up with CruiseForAmerica.com for a seven day voyage aboard Holland America cruise lines that will take them from Fort Lauderdale, Grand Turk... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon Welcomes Birnbaum - Posted August 22, 2008
Earlier on FishbowlDC: "Birnbaum Leaves WaPo for WaTimes" An internal Washington Times email from Executive Editor John Solomon, obtained by FishbowlDC: Folks: I'm glad to announce that Jeff Birnbaum has signed on to become our Managing Editor-Digital and will start working with us on Monday ... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon on Reshaping The Newsroom - Posted April 2, 2008
And by "Reshaping The Newsroom," he means, "say goodbye to some colleagues we have known for many years and to celebrate their many accomplishments as they leave us." Washington Times Editor in Chief John Solomon sent the following memo to staffers yesterday: Folks: I want to update you on some important developments that are... [FishbowlDC]

Solomon: "Freakish" About Avoiding Political Motivations - Posted February 28, 2008
Erik Wemple profiles new Wash Times head John Solomon. Some of the highlights: "Speaking of war, Solomon has engaged in virtually none of the ideological sort since taking over perhaps the most conservative daily in America. No mass desertions of journalists who wanted to write slanted copy. No rearguard efforts to save... [FishbowlDC]

News From Post's Political Team (And Garance Franke-Ruta Gets Hired) - Posted December 7, 2007
From an internal memo, obtained by FishbowlDC: With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries just weeks away, we're growing our National campaign team, with help from an amazing array of talent from just about the entire Post newsroom. Starting Sunday we'll launch Candidates Week -- eight days examining the front-runners in... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.28.07 - Posted February 28, 2007
Hmm... There seems to be a split verdict on Scooter Libby's guilt. The innocents have it by a hair. "Bush Administration FOIA Report Card Hits New Low" John Kelly lov... [FishbowlDC]

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