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With Washington Post paywall, links on Twitter don’t count against the meter

June 7, 2013


The Washington Post this week announced details on their new paywall, a “metered subscription model,” according to a letter from Post publisher Katharine Weymouth, that will be phased in beginning June 12. Through this new system, anyone accessing The Post’s website “will initially be able to view 20 pieces of content per month before being […]

The forgotten election issue

November 3, 2012


A November 2 opinion piece by Bloomberg’s Noah Feldman touches on something that’s been on my mind recently: The role that the next president (and/or the one after) could play in shaping the Supreme Court is large. As Feldman’s column, “Top election issue: Supreme Court, not the economy,” points out: …four justices are 74 or older, meaning they […]

Another Former Washington Times Sportswriter Gone Indie

September 16, 2010


Another former Washington Times writer is going the route of Mark Zuckerman and working to raise money so he can cover sports independently via a blog. Just as Zuckerman is doing with the Nats on his Nats Insider blog, former Times writer Patrick Stevens has been doing with the Terps and the ACC for over […]

The Mike Wise Issue in One Tweet

September 1, 2010


Regarding Washington Post columnist Mike Wise and his experiment on Twitter—where he sent out tweets containing made-up information to basically test a theory and see if people would pass it on without verifying its accuracy—this tweet by John Ourand with Sports Business Journal says it all: “@MikeWiseguy You aen’t right about “nobody checking facts” on […]

Nats Writer Mark Zuckerman & Questions on New Journalism Models

February 22, 2010


If you missed the story a few week’s back, this is just cool. Mark Zuckerman, former Nats/MLB beat writer for The Washington Times, started a blog and then a campaign to raise funds to travel to and report on Nats spring training. He set a goal of $5,000 on February 8 and surpassed that in […]

Washington Post: I’d Like a Saturday/Sunday Subscription Option

November 23, 2009


If I have any time to sit down and read the print edition of the newspaper, it’s on the weekend. Those are the days I’m in less of a hurry to get out the door and I can sometimes sit there with my coffee and enjoy the paper, which for me is The Washington Post. […]

Readers (and PR people) deserve better

August 14, 2009


If a news outlet is going to run a story that includes comments about an organization, shouldn’t the reporter contact the organization to get their side of the story and to–at the very least–make sure that what’s been said is accurate? And shouldn’t an editor be making sure this is happening so that readers get […]


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