Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What's going wrong at the Washington Post?

Building on the fiasco last year of its plans for "off the record" salons, The New Republic offers a long take on the Washington Post, the gist of which is that the newspapers is off the track and lurching from one idea to another. It's a scary thought for those who like newspapers.

In essence, the story tells a tale of missed opportunities, misjudgement, and just plain poor management (something that puts the Post in company with most newspaper companies). Though filled with inside-baseball style references, the story is very instructive of what's been happening to the entire old media world.

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