WaPo executive resigns after 'salon' backlash

Charles Pelton, The Washington Post executive whose name is attached to the newspapers failed "salon" effort, resigned, officials at the company said this week.

Charles Pelton, The Washington Post executive whose name is attached to the newspapers failed "salon" effort, resigned, officials at the company said this week.

The "salons," which offered off-the-record access to Post journalists in a dinner setting for $25,000, caused a backlash, pushing officials at the paper to apologize for the offering.

The Post ended up canceling the events.

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