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Posts Tagged ‘Neil Irwin’

WaPo Loses Economics Editor to NY Times

Neil Irwin GNeil Irwin, a Washington Post columnist and economics editor of the Wonkblog, is leaving the paper to join the New York Times. Irwin had been with WaPo for 13 years.

Irwin will be part of the new digital venture being launched by David Leonhardt. In a memo from Jill Abramson, the digital startup was described as analyzing “the nexus of data and news.”

Irwin tweeted that he will miss his WaPo colleagues “enormously.”

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WaPo Lede: Well, Here’s a Story We Didn’t Expect to Be Writing Today.

We know how you feel, Mr. Irwin.

Neil Irwin shared the above lede just moments ago at the Washington Post’s WONKBLOG. And that really is as good a place as any to digest this news, because the announcement that Jeff Bezos is personally buying the D.C. paper is just plain wonky.

The Seattle Times, back in the day, sure. The LA Times, maybe. Then again, Bezos’ choice of outlet is likely a reminder of just how savvy a billionaire businessman he is. He may have seen the most potential for a 21st century daily newspaper business inside the Beltway, not beyond it.

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