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Len Downie

Michael Calderone

'Control Freak' Obama White House Takes Secrecy To Historic Extreme, Report Finds | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Leonard Downie spent more than four decades at The Washington Post, including 17 years as the paper’s top editor, and has heard plenty o...

Parasites, Politics, and the Press: Social Security Attackers' Covert Ops

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As someone who's worked in freelance journalism, I'm actually quite sympathetic to Downie's concerns. But get with the program, man! While it's not perfect, the Huffington Post is hiring journalists. The Washington Post is laying them off.

Downie Study: Government Should Subsidize Local Journalism

Washington Post | Leonard Downie Jr. And Michael Schudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

American society must now take some collective responsibility for supporting news reporting -- as society has, at much greater expense, for public edu...

Jason Linkins

Len Downie Novel Gets Hammered: 'J-School Literature' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Tomasky cannot put me off wanting to read this book, because even if the destination is lame, the journey is mind-bending! Sources get murdered! Deus ex machinae emerge! There is an "orgy," apparently, in "Arlington."

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Promotes Editor Who Dismissed Concerns Of Pre-War Coverage | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Given the incidences of lack of attention to dissenting opinion and aggression in the run up to war, it's troubling that Liz Spayd will be tasked with "oversee[ing] the gathering, editing and production of news."

Newspapers Thinking They're Above the Web Will Be Sorry

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

The notion that we old media institutions are still the big boys, so much more important and heftier than these pesky digital newcomers sounds familiar: we thought the same thing about CraigsList.

Marcus Brauchli, Washington Post Frontrunner: Deposed WSJ Editor Leading Candidate For Downie's Job

Financial Times | Joshua Chaffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The next editor of the Washington Post will be mandated to accelerate the combination of its print and online divisions, according to people familiar ...

Len Downie Resigns: Washington Post Executive Editor To Step Down In September

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Leonard Downie Jr. said today he is stepping down as The Washington Post's executive editor, ending a 17-year tenure in which the paper became a major...

Washington Post To Replace Executive Editor By 2009: Report

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's soul-searching and campaigning going on, a lot of old hands are leaving, and people in Washington wonder who is going to be in charge next yea...