A Washington Post memo confirms that investigative reporter Doug Frantz is joining the paper as national security editor. “Doug comes to us with an impressive body of work and considerable experience producing and overseeing ambitious journalism,” says the memo. “He is a former managing editor and investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He also was an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, and investigations editor at the New York Times. In addition, he spent eight years as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune.”
The full memo is after the jump.
“I hate to speculate whether the victim was subject to attachment parenting,” jokes tipster @JeffSharon_FS (The lead was corrected.)
“The broad consensus is that Google+ is an empty city where the masses go to set up a profile but then seldom return,” writes Cotton Delo. (That’s my experience, too. I’ll post stories to Facebook and Twitter — and images to Pinterest — then forget about Google+.) Delo says marketers consider Google+ a distant fourth to Pinterest, “with its ‘pin it’ button now appearing alongside Facebook, Twitter and email buttons on prime web real-estate such as eBay and Amazon product pages.”
* Google+ a ghost town as brands decamp for Pinterest (AdAge.com)
I’ve sent emails seeking confirmation to Frantz and Washington Post’s spokesperson. (James Grimaldi recently took the Post’s buyout and joined the Wall Street Journal.)
* August 3, 2011: Pulitzer-winner Frantz joins risk consulting firm Kroll