WaPo announced today that they will launch a new national news blog on February 18th called “Post Nation.”
National Editor Cameron Barr and Deputy National Editor Anne Kornblut also announced that Local reporter Mark Berman will move to National to edit the blog. Berman joined the Post in 2007 as an editorial aide in Local’s Old Town Alexandria bureau. He has had stints covering Arlington National Cemetery, reporting on Northern Virginia and writing for Local Living. More recently he has live-blogged developing news events such as the Navy yard shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Congrats to Mark on the new position. We’ll make sure to add you to our Feedly!
Looks like the headline writers at The Washington Times could stand to learn more French.
The “Sacrebleu!” was scrapped for this Oct 15 story:
ATF threatens French-style firing squad for agents who leak secrets
But was captured in social media.
Sacrebleu! ATF threatens French-style firing squad for agents who leak secrets
As a reference, FBDC has compiled a list of other French exclamations TWT staffers can use for future disparaging stories about the French. After the jump!
It’s a good day to be a conservative, syndicated radio show host. Both The Hill and The Washington Times announced today the addition of conservative radio personalities to their stable of opinion columnists.
And Steve Deace, a rising conservative voice in the Midwest, is joining TWT as a regular contributor to its opinion team. Deace, will contribute to a re-vamped Washington Times’ Communities portal, which is slated to launch later this month. Communities was temporarily shuttered last month following a spate of incidents involving inaccurate reporting. Deace will also provide TWT readers with regular updates about the early stages of the 2016 presidential caucuses in his home state of Iowa, and there are plans to distribute his nationally-syndicated program to TWT audience later this spring.
Both hires come as several DC pubs attempt to diversify the platforms across which they distribute content. The Hill has started producing web videos to accompany much of their online content, for example. And TWT Editor John Solomon recently initiated a re-org at that paper which, among other changes, replaced their traditional Copy Desk with a “platform agnostic” Universal Desk. Moreover, tapping into the large talk-radio audience is smart business for an industry that’s seeing print circulation drop year after year.
WaPo announced today that they are moving Caitlin Dewey over to the Style section to write a digital culture blog. Dewey has been on the social media beat under Director for Digital Audiences Justin Bank since 2012. She is perhaps best known, of late, for her thoroughly entertaining post aggregating tweets from journalists in Sochi on their squalorous living accommodations. She also recently started an e-mail newsletter, “Links I Would Gchat You if We Were Friends,” which curates the best of Internet culture each day.
In her new position, Dewey will “immerse herself in all things native to the Web, using her expertise to illuminate and explain the culture of the Internet — who and what is creating buzz, how and why things gain traction.”
Congratulations Caitlin from FishbowlDC!
Davenport was assigned to the government contractor beat on January 30th. He had previously been an editor on the Local political team, after years of covering the military for the Local desk.
Evans was hired last week by Atlantic Media as Associate Director of Business Development. She has spent the past six years with The Wall Street Journal, most recently as a Multimedia Account Executive.
Congratulations to Christian and Lauren, and good luck from FishbowlDC!