Three top executives are out at the conservative Washington Times, and the newspaper's editor remains in limbo.
The company announced Monday that the company's chairman, President/Publisher, and CFO have all been removed from their positions.
Jonathan Slevin, previously a Vice President at the company, has been named acting president and publisher.
Politico's Michael Calderone reports that the paper's top editor, John Solomon, is "in his cabin in western Virginia considering his options at the paper." Solomon did not attend meeting Monday morning during which Slevin briefed the newspaper's staff on the executive changes.
Talking Points Memo reports, based on information from two sources, that Solomon is expected to resign.
Update: White House reporter Jon Ward is also leaving the Washington Times. Ward will join Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller. Read Ward's email announcing the move below:
From: Jon Ward
Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM
Subject: I've taken a new job
To: Jon Ward
I'm excited to announce that I have accepted a job as senior political and White House reporter for "The Daily Caller," the new political news website being launched by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel. Tucker and Neil are assembling a strong team of reporters and multi-media savants to form an aggressive and edgy offering for the new media environment. I'm joining the team because they have offered me the unique chance to play a leadership role in creating an infant news organization that we expect to become a go-to site for political news. I'm exciting to continue covering the Obama presidency and Washington politics for a new outlet, continuing to focus on good, hard-hitting journalism that is down the middle and fair.
As I told Tucker the first time I met him, I'm invigorated by the opportunity to inhabit the new media space while reincarnating timeless journalistic values: objectivity, depth, creativity, curiosity, and a healthy skepticism of politicians and bureaucrats that doesn't get in the way of being plugged in to Washington's web of relationships. I also think the Daily Caller's revenue-based compensation system for freelance work is going to be an innovative and precedent-setting part of being successful in a web-only venture.
I owe a debt of gratitude to the Washington Times. I was lucky to learn journalism on the local news desk -- an increasingly rare training ground these days -- and then had the amazing fortune to cover the last two years of the Bush presidency and then President Obama's first year in office. It has been quite a ride. Along the way I've gotten to know you and am looking forward to working with you in my new role. I look forward to talking soon!
You now have my new email address, and my cell phone will continue to be [redacted].