The Washington Post is offering a voluntary buyout to some newsroom staffers. “Our objective is a limited staff reduction that won’t affect the quality, ambition or authority of our journalism,” says executive editor Marcus Brauchli. “We believe this is possible, given the changes in how we work and the great successes we have had building our digital readership lately.” He adds that “the Post’s Newsroom remains formidable, and we will continue making tactical hires so that even as we get smaller, we get stronger.” Brauchli’s memo is after the jump. Read More
Washington Post media writer Paul Farhi says the Lance Armstrong case “does seem to share some elements with other recent stories in which reporters relied on leaked information from one side and flawed accusers to construct an unflattering or accusatory narrative.” He adds that Armstrong associates are especially dismayed that few reporters bothered to question the doping probe itself.
* End of probe raises questions about media
“Everyday exciting things happen” to journalists, according to a third-grade textbook found by the Stuff Journalists Like blog. “A good journalist works very hard to make sure his or her stories are interesting and true.”
* Elementary students learn what journalists do