Skip to comments.UPDATE 2-Washington Post closing remaining U.S. bureaus (Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)
Posted on 11/25/2009 6:28:13 AM PST by BradtotheBone
NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Washington Post (WPO.N) is closing its last U.S. bureaus outside the nation's capital as the money-losing newspaper retrenches to focus on politics and local news.
"At a time of limited resources and increased competitive pressure, it's necessary to concentrate our journalistic firepower on our central mission of covering Washington and the news, trends and ideas that shape both the region and the country's politics, policies and government," the newspaper's top editor, Marcus Brauchli, wrote in a memo to employees that was obtained by Reuters.
The Post will close its bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, effective Dec. 31.
The news comes after the Post told several employees at its website that they would be laid off, and follows several rounds of buyouts in recent years.
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“it’s necessary to concentrate our journalistic firepower on our central mission of covering Washington and the news, trends and ideas that shape both the region and the country’s politics, policies and government”
I guess they need to focus more on the meaning of macaca and how it affects Virginia voters. Hopefully, they don’t offer any of these LA, Chicago reporters jobs in DC, we have enough snarky self important prigs from the ivy league already. Maybe they can find something useful to do with their lives?
They should close down the Commie rag they call a newspaper.
Looks like that is already happening. Maybe it will become a weekly shopper.