Author Topic: Washington Post Losing Money and Audience - Exec Editor is Out  (Read 341 times)

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Offline IanRubbish

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Exec editor Sally Buzbee is out.  Its digital audience is declining faster than its print audience, and outside of Nats coverage, I've found it to be almost unreadable, predictably repeating narratives about climate change and other topics while lacking quality investigative journalism.  Even the sports coverage is very conventional wisdom, and they do little to challenge the propaganda coming from the Lerners and Rizzo. 

https://www.wsj.com/business/media/washington-post-replaces-executive-editor-sally-buzbee-dd2cdcbf?mod=hp_lista_pos3

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Rupert Murdoch has Pulitzer Prize envy  :P

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Rupert Murdoch has Pulitzer Prize envy  :P

Buzbee would probably claim her firing was due to climate change.

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Naw, the Federalist Society

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I do love how the lefties in the comment section were always blasting her as a right-wing corporatist hack installed by the billionaire Bezos to push a pro-business conservative line, with of course implications that way for politics (which we don't discuss except in the uncensored / politics forum.

I do wonder about the on-line losses. It had seemed they had one of the more thriving on-line sites. They've become the NYT's little brother.

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countdown to this being moved to politics in 3...2...1....

i subscribe to the Post largely for sports and weather access.

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I still subscribe to the paper (my wife likes to read it, although even she is tired of the predictable headline stories.) I mostly read the digital version. Not sure how long we'll be holding on. It'll be a sad day though, been subscribing for 40-plus years.

I do love how the lefties in the comment section were always blasting her as a right-wing corporatist hack installed by the billionaire Bezos to push a pro-business conservative line, with of course implications that way for politics (which we don't discuss except in the uncensored / politics forum.

I do wonder about the on-line losses. It had seemed they had one of the more thriving on-line sites. They've become the NYT's little brother.

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I still subscribe to the paper (my wife likes to read it, although even she is tired of the predictable headline stories.) I mostly read the digital version. Not sure how long we'll be holding on. It'll be a sad day though, been subscribing for 40-plus years.

as a fed, I get to read for free. If I had to pay, then I'd need to think between The Guardian, WaPo, NYT, Texas Tribune, and Boston.com which I want to shell out bucks or contribute.

Texas Tribune looks interesting. Nice investigative pieces.

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as a fed, I get to read for free. If I had to pay, then I'd need to think between The Guardian, WaPo, NYT, Texas Tribune, and Boston.com which I want to shell out bucks or contribute.

Texas Tribune looks interesting. Nice investigative pieces.

I'm down to NY Times. The lack of a real metro section makes the post worthless to me. It's sad when Fairfax times or WTOP is a better news source than the Post

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I'm down to NY Times. The lack of a real metro section makes the post worthless to me. It's sad when Fairfax times or WTOP is a better news source than the Post
my old roommate's dad wrote for the post back in the 1970s. The old metro section was so strong they wanted to cover watergate as a metro story.

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Twenty years ago I actually thought the Post was better than the NYT...better writing, better editing, better fact checking (hello Jayson Blair), and strong local content.  This is not the case anymore, though I still get the dead tree version delivered (Gen X needs newspaper lying around for painting projects and to feed the cats on).  Full disclosure: I also get the NYT Fri-Sun. 

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(Gen X needs newspaper... to feed the cats on).

I know what you mean but when I first read I thought 'poor kitties - having to eat The Post...'  :lol:   ;)

Doesn't Watergate seem like a lifetime ago, now?...They couldn't go-on trading on past glories forever... :roll:

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Twenty years ago I actually thought the Post was better than the NYT...better writing, better editing, better fact checking (hello Jayson Blair), and strong local content.  This is not the case anymore, though I still get the dead tree version delivered (Gen X needs newspaper lying around for painting projects and to feed the cats on).  Full disclosure: I also get the NYT Fri-Sun. 

Growing up I remember a big story about Connie Morella and speed bumps (we lived in her neighborhood and hated them). That would never be reported now

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Best paper in the world by a landslide

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We get the Post delivered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Easily the best comics section around, and the sports page is acceptable. In terms of the "news" sections, I don't necessarily read everything, and it's often not hard to tell which articles are going to be utterly slanted. Regardless of what they say about the opinion and news departments being separate, it's very obvious that the editors assign stories to reporters to reflect the management's biases, and they will sometimes run story after story after story to reflect their current groupthink or to reflect some other fad they want to endorse.

But the other local alternative—the Washington Times—is not really a viable alternative.



I know what you mean but when I first read I thought 'poor kitties - having to eat The Post...'  :lol:   ;)

Doesn't Watergate seem like a lifetime ago, now?...They couldn't go-on trading on past glories forever... :roll:

Nixon resigned 50 years ago this August. Be prepared for the Post to run all sorts of articles about Watergate. They always do when an anniversary rolls around.

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I think the Food section will do a retrospective on Gerry Ford buttering his own toast. It was news back then when they were projecting him as an ordinary guy.

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I think the Food section will do a retrospective on Gerry Ford buttering his own toast. It was news back then when they were projecting him as an ordinary guy.

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