Media watchers have turned their attention to The Washington Post, where publisher
Katharine Weymouth is expected
to name a replacement for executive editor Len Downie within a few weeks. Called
“the best in the business” by Washington Post Co. CEO Don Graham, Downie told
staffers on June 23 that he will step down Sept. 8. Post media columnist Howard Kurtz named
former Wall Street Journal managing
editor Marcus Brauchli; New York Times deputy
managing editor Jonathan Landman; and Post
managing editor Philip Bennet as possible replacements, while Times reporter Richard Perez-Pena adds
Newsweek editor Jon Meacham to the
list. Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici suspects
Time's David Von Drehle and Post columnist David Ignatius are also
in the running.
Also in the media
Six years after its launch, Google News is far
from dominating online news.
The New York Times
and International Herald Tribune announce
the two publications will merge Web sites and work more closely on print
After being fired by CBS Radio last April over comments
The Washington Post is planning a glossy magazine.