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WaPo Redskins Reporter to NFL Network

DREAM JOB OPEN… well, not my dream but I know plenty of guys that would kill for Jason LaCanfora‘s gig covering the Redskins beat for WaPo. The post is up for grabs because LaCanfora just landed an on-air spot with the NFL Network. WaPo memo below:

After five years of outstanding work on the Redskins beat, Jason LaCanfora is moving on to the world of television sports journalism. He’s taking a job as a correspondent with the NFL Network. Jason’s departure leaves a gaping hole in one of the core beats not just for Sports, but also for the entire newspaper. We are looking to fill it with a reporter who is willing to work long hours on a demanding beat in a highly competitive environment. Candidates should be able to file game stories on tight deadline, break news on-line and in the newspaper and write the occasional feature or player/coach profile.

If interested, please contact Matt Vita or Peter Perl by Monday, June 15.

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WaPo Journos Lunching With Ravindran

Don Graham has been holding journo lunch meetings for Vijay Ravindran, WaPo’s chief digital officer. According to Washingtonian, the lunches are being held to ramp up the former Amazon exec. on the business of news.

WaPo’s Liz Spayd, Joel Achenbach, Dana Milbank, Ian Shapira, Jose Antonio Vargas, Mike Wilbon, Jason LaCanfora, Dan Steinberg, Stephen Hills and David Plotz of Slate met with Ravindran at the last luncheon.

Most surprising is the one person that hasn’t hit Graham’s lunches… Check out Washingtonian’s Capital Comment blog for the full scoop.

Changes in Post’s Sports Coverage

Two recent changes…FishbowlDC has obtained the internal memos:

    We are delighted to announce that Barry Svrluga will be joining our Washington Redskins coverage team, which is expanding with an additional reporter. We have long wanted to increase the staffing on our most critical coverage area and better serve the large audiences we have established on our new platforms. With the beat coverage of Jason Reid and Jason LaCanfora and the columns of Mike Wise we think we already had a great reporting team at Redskins Park. Barry will make it that much better. His tireless work on the Washington Nationals since the team’s arrival, featuring work on every platform imaginable, has created a new model for Post sports journalism.

    Barry will make a gradual move to the Redskins. He’ll first help us make a transition to a new Nationals writer and be part of our 2008 Olympics coverage team.

And a vacancy:

    As Barry Svrluga makes the transition away from the Washington Nationals beat, we are looking for someone ready for the difficult task of replacing him. These will be huge shoes to fill. Barry was not only a strong reporter on the beat but he also was able to make all 162 games come to life, pushing beyond the traditional game story to create a unique 162-game narrative. Not easy when the team does not have a winning record. His replacement will be asked to do the job the same way. We’re looking for an extraordinary writer and reporter to chronicle the Nationals as they move into their new ballpark.


    Marc Carig, who for the past 18 months has been a stalwart on our college reporting staff, is our new Orioles beat writer. Marc, who most recently covered the University of Maryland football and men’s basketball teams, as well as the Washington Mystics, will be responsible for all aspects of the Orioles operation. He has always aspired to cover the sport and we are excited to give him this opportunity. Mark came through our internship program out of the University of Nevada-Reno.