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The Post Pays Tribute To Aldin

The Post held a touching tribute yesterday before the general staff meeting to honor fallen journalist Salih Saif Aldin.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Megan Greenwell, Jackie Spinner, Nelson Hernandez, and Josh White (on behalf of Naseer Nouri) all gave touching tributes.

Details on the fund follow.

    Subject: A fund to benefit the family of Salih Saif Aldin

    To the newsroom, A memorial fund has been established to benefit surviving family members of our colleague, Salih Saif Aldin, including his six-year-old daughter Fatima. Checks should be made payable to The Salih Saif Aldin Memorial Fund and dropped off or mailed to Rebekah Davis at the Foreign Desk. We are sorry but cash cannot be accepted. Those outside the newsroom who wish to contribute can mail their check to The Salih Saif Aldin Memorial Fund, c/o Foreign Desk, 1150 15th St NW, Washington DC 20071.

More from yesterday’s Fox 5 news segment (pardon the commercials):

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Post’s Revolving Door

From a Washington Post internal announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:



    Jackie Spinner
    , who has been with The Post for 12 years, is now a regional general assignment reporter based downtown. She most recently covered the local military after tours in Iraq in 2004-05 in which she reported on the Battle of Fallujah and the Saddam Hussein trial. Her war reporting culminated in a book, “Tell Them I Didn’t Cry: A Young Journalist’s Story of Joy, Loss and Survival in Iraq,” published in 2006. Previously, she covered commercial real estate, insurance and accounting issues for the Financial desk, as well as Prince George’s County government, Southern Maryland and an Army sex scandal at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Jackie will be based downtown, and remains assigned to the Virginia desk.

    Steve Vogel, who also joined The Post in 1995, is now Metro’s regional military reporter, reprising a role he played before taking a book leave in 2004 to write “The Pentagon: A History,” published in June. He covered the terrorist attack at the Pentagon on 9/11, chronicling the damage done to the building and the eventual effort to rebuild it. He also embedded on an aircraft carrier during the war in Afghanistan and with an Army airborne unit during the Iraq invasion. When he returned from book leave last year, he spent several months covering the Maryland elections before pitching in on the National’s desk coverage of the fallout from the Post’s Walter Reed series. Steve writes the biweekly “Military Matters” column, which appears in the Extras. He also will be based downtown, and remains assigned to the Maryland desk.

Steve Vogel to Cover Howard County and Military Affairs

From the Post’s announcement:

    We’re very pleased to announce that Steve Vogel is moving to the Howard bureau to cover that county and also share responsibility for Metro’s regional military affairs beat.

    In Howard, Steve will help cover an expanding, affluent suburban community whose growth is set to accelerate with the movement of military jobs to nearby Fort Meade.

    As a subbeat, he will cover regional military news together with Jackie Spinner of the Virginia staff. In that role, Steve returns to a subject in which he has considerable expertise, having covered the local military beat from 1998 until 2004. He will revive his Military Matters column, which runs every other week in the Extras and has proved popular with readers both in print and online.

    Steve, who came to The Post in 1995, was a key player in our 9/11 coverage. He worked inside the Pentagon to report on the devastation there and ultimately to provide a compelling narrative of the building’s reconstruction. That work shaped the final chapters of his book, The Pentagon: A History, which is set to be published in June by Random House. For The Post, he was embedded with military units on an aircraft carrier during the war in Afghanistan, and with an Army airborne brigade during the first weeks of the Iraq war. Before joining the staff, he was a stringer in Germany for The Post, Army Times and other publications. He has a masters degree in strategic studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He will start his new assignment on Feb. 26.