I’m starting to get a real kick out of these Politico internal memos.
For three years I’ve been reading these things. The first 25 were revelatory. The next 25 made me cry. And recently Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris told staff that the entire city of Washington, D.C. was in awe of them on account of their exemplary government shutdown coverage.
This morning’s 8:32 a.m. memo is from President and CEO Jim VandeHei.
Subject line: “The POLITICO Culture” (And yeah, it’s good.)
The mission statement (or whatever one calls this) is complete with bold promises to staff, encouragement for managers to praise reporters quickly and only when deserved and take them on “retreat” if necessary. One thing is abundantly clear: VandeHei detests drama. We’ll bold the important (and comical) lines to make digestion easier. Read more