Category Archives: Washington Post

The Real Question for Jeff Bezos: Time to Invest in Journalism?

It’s been fascinating to watch the cheerleading that’s gone on since the announcement that the Graham family was selling The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. When the announcement was made, the reaction from technologists and Web journalists was … Continue reading

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Hiatus Is Over….A Rough Week for Ombudsmen

Hi and welcome back!  It’s been awhile.  Admittedly, the care and feeding of this blog fell off last semester (sometimes life takes over) but now I’m back to reviving my little plant. So, of course, where to start?  As more … Continue reading

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Q&A With The Post’s Eric Athas

I contacted Eric Athas (Journalism ’08) after I saw him post a photo from outside the White House after his Sunday night/Monday morning shift occupied by the Bin Laden news.  My Q&A with him follows: 1.  How did you find … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: News Judgment, Initiative Pay Off for One Digital Journalist

“There are a thousand stories on a college campus.” It’s a phrase I often use in my classes.  Usually, the goal is to motivate students to be in a “constant state of journalism.”   What I mean by that is … Continue reading

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Going to Sri Lanka

Yes, I’m going to Sri Lanka.  My flight is less than a month away so I figured it was time to start blogging about my preparations. In mid-September, I was contacted by the State Department with a request to go … Continue reading

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Transparency and Gene Weingarten’s Visit

During his recent visit to UMass, Pulitzer prize-winner Gene Weingarten told a few stories.  One of them involved an exchange with Bob Kaiser — one of my favorite editors from my time at The Washington Post. The story was an … Continue reading

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Going Viral

“Going Viral.” It’s a saying we in the journalism profession hear a lot and for the most part it goes to the fundamental changes going on in the concept of “publishing.”  That’s a term that for decades has carried lofty … Continue reading

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