WHY THE WASHINGTON POST IS IN TROUBLE

Washington Post John Philip Sousa March

First, because Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee are gone.

Second, because they are losing money, readers and advertisers.

Third, because they used to be a White House watchdog paper, and now…

They have fired Dan Froomkin, one of the more popular bloggers (his last column here).

According to Paul Krugman “a puzzling decision.”

Andrew Sullivan explains:

A simply astounding move by the paper – getting rid of the one blogger, Dan Froomkin, who kept it real and kept it interesting. Dan’s work on torture may be one reason he is now gone. The way in which the WaPo has been coopted by the neocon right, especially in its editorial pages, is getting more and more disturbing. This purge will prompt a real revolt in the blogosphere. And it should.

Well,  the savvy and quick Arianna Huffington did the right thing: The Huffington Post has hired Dan Froomkin to be its Washington Bureau Chief and regular columnist/blogger.

Dan is also deputy editor of NiemanWatchdog.org, a Web site from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, edited by INNOVATION’s Barry Sussman, the former Washington Post Watergate special editor.

Barry’s comment is here.



PAUL KRUGMAN’S BLOG

Files under Paul Krugman, The New York Times, blogs | Oct 1st

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If you are a fan of Paul Krugman, The New York Times columnist and economics professor at Princeton University, here is his new blog.