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Is Susan Glasser Pissing Posties Off?

“And is that a good thing?” Erik Wemple asks about the Post’s national news head.

    [T]he 38-year-old Glasser is a manager who combines high standards with sharp elbows, and not “everybody” is pleased to be working under her vision. Some say that she has created a generational divide that favors the younger reporters under her tutelage; others insist she’s just really tough to deal with. “There is negative energy in the office,” says one Post staffer who declined to be identified….

    At one point this year, dot-com staffers who were put off by her attitude received the following instructions: “Don’t focus on the way Susan says things. Try to focus on her ideas,” according to a dot-com source.

Still…

    Glasser lives for politics, and the Post is starting to reflect her passion. Sure, the coverage skews insiderish, but sometimes “connected” makes for a better description. Last week, for example, the paper produced a marvelous account of the implosion of Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign, complete with spicy quotes and a tight narrative. Not to mention a tight deadline-news of the McCain collapse hit in midweek, and the Post had the takeout piece on Saturday.

We also learn more about the Chuck Babington story FishbowlDC reported a while back. And regarding the (maybe called) “On the Trail” political web project being developed by post.com: “Glasser won’t reveal her Webby brainstorms, but she does confess to a frustration that they’re not yet on the site. “There’s no question that we weren’t able to make the kind of progress that I wanted to make as quickly as I wanted to make it,” she says.

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