Woodward out, Downie in - for now - at Washington Post

About 100 staffers at the Washington Post are on the way out after accepting buyout packages, including Bob Woodward.

About 100 staffers at the Washington Post are on the way out after accepting buyout packages, including Bob Woodward. The legendary journalist, who passed on Post buyouts the first two times the company offered, has a complicated exit package, according to the Washington City Paper. It's also notable who's not leaving the Post newsroom during this buyout round: managing editor Len Downie. Yet former Post newsroom boss Ben Bradlee thinks Downie will leave soon, and the New York Times reports that Post management is interviewing possible replacements. Radar critic Charles Kaiser also believes Downie will be out by Inauguration Day 2009.

Also in the media glare:

The White House accuses NBC News of selective editing of an interview with President Bush.

Thomson Reuters will reportedly cut up to 1,500 jobs this year, some in editorial.

The Boston Globe creates a Web site for local moms.

Host Jim Lehrer says PBS' The News Hour is in bad financial shape.

Bob Schieffer signs a long-term CBS deal.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.