First Pulitzer loss: Susan Schmidt.
Second Pulitzer loss: Tim Page.
The WaPo’s Tim Page is taking the buyout, FishbowlDC has learned. This was not unexpected as he is already on leave at USC and was likely to stay on there. Page won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1997.
He wrote staffers the following note today, obtained by FishbowlDC:
At this hour, I don’t think I’ll be disturbing anybody by sending an ALLNEWS note — especially after such a glorious day!
This is just a quick message to thank you for a wonderful dozen years. As some of you already know, I am leaving the Post to join the faculty of the University of Southern California, where I will teach both music and journalism — which sounds to me like a happy fit.
I’ve been honored to be your colleague and I will continue to read you every day. What an extraordinary newspaper this is — and how proud I am to have been a part of it.
Look me up if you are ever in Los Angeles (you’ll find that present-day Hollywood is a little like Baltimore….)