July 9, 2008 |
Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth introduced Marcus W. Brauchli on Tuesday as the new executive editor of one of the nation's most influential newspapers, but one that shares the industry's struggles with declining revenue and shrinking print readership. "It is a great honor and possibly the most challenging thing I have ever done to stand before this room and to join you in this great institution," Brauchli told a newsroom gathering.
April 8, 2008 |
The Washington Post dominated the 92nd Pulitzer Prizes for journalism Monday, winning six, including the prestigious public service award for its series exposing substandard conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Post received honors for coverage of topics including private security contractors in Iraq, a violin virtuoso's incongruous (and mostly overlooked) performance in a Washington subway station, and Vice President Dick Cheney's sub rosa exercise of executive power.
February 8, 2008 |
The Washington Post named Katharine Weymouth its publisher Thursday, restoring a member of the Graham family to the position after a seven-year hiatus. The newspaper also said it would offer voluntary buyouts to employees next month, the third such round since 2003 and the latest sign of contraction in the newspaper industry. Weymouth, 41, vice president of advertising since 2005, is the granddaughter of Katharine Graham, publisher during the Post's famed investigation of the Watergate scandal.
March 25, 2006 |
A conservative blogger on the Washington Post's website resigned Friday following allegations that he repeatedly had plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in earlier articles. Washingtonpost.com hired Ben Domenech just three days earlier to widen the ideological spectrum of its online commentary. But liberal bloggers objected that he was unqualified and extreme -- for example, he labeled civil rights icon Coretta Scott King a "communist."
November 17, 2005 |
A federal judge held a Washington Post reporter in civil contempt Wednesday and instructed him to seek waivers from confidential sources so he could testify about their discussions in an ongoing civil case brought by a former nuclear engineer who claims his privacy was violated during a 1999 criminal investigation. U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ordered Walter Pincus to contact his sources and comply with the court's orders within 48 hours.
November 16, 2005 |
Journalist Bob Woodward testified under oath Monday in the CIA leak case that a senior administration official told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame and her position at the agency nearly a month before her identity was publicly disclosed. In a deposition that lasted more than two hours, Woodward told Special Prosecutor Patrick J.