TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

NJ’s Pexton Named WaPo Ombudsman

WaPo announced this morning that Patrick Pexton will become the news organization’s ombudsman. Prior to joining WaPo, Pexton spent 12 years at  National Journal and held the position of deputy editor for the last eight.  Before joining NJ, Pexton was editor at Navy Times, chief Pentagon correspondent for the Military Times, and worked for the Journal newspapers in the Washington suburbs covering Alexandria, Montgomery County, and Maryland state government.

As ombudsman, Pexton will represent readers who have concerns on a variety of topics including accuracy, fairness, ethics and the news-gathering process and will serve as an internal critic for Washington Post journalism. He will respond to readers through columns in the newspaper, the Ombudsman blog and social media.

Pexton’s two-year term with The Post begins March 1.

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Starting August 18, freelancing experts will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your own schedule and managing clients.  Register now!