Brauchli addresses the Washington Post's troops

Soon-to-be-executive-editor Marcus Brauchli, pronunciation guide included, met with Washington Post staffers for the first time on July 8. He didn’t reveal sweeping...

Soon-to-be-executive-editor Marcus Brauchli, pronunciation guide included, met with Washington Post staffers for the first time on July 8. He didn’t reveal sweeping restructuring plans for the Post and WashingtonPost.com newsrooms, which are expected eventually, and appeared a bit nervous, one staff member told Politico.com.


Managing editor Phil Bennett, passed over for the job, was in attendance, as was former executive editor Ben Bradlee, who told Editor & Publisher that publisher Katharine Weymouth’s choice of an outsider signals that “they didn’t think they had a guy ready.”


Meanwhile, Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review editor and SVP and a former Post deputy metro editor, commented that the choice of Brauchli shows Weymouth is off to an impressive start.

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