Thursday, September 1st, 2011

'Washington Post' to Shutter Nine Local Bureaus

A sad day at The Washington Post, with the news that we're closing all of our local bureaus except Richmond and Annapolis.Thu Sep 01 18:24:20 via web

First they came for… etc.

In late 2009, the Washington Post closed its last U.S. bureaus outside of the D.C. area, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. (It also closed bureaus in Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro and Berlin.) But what of its 11 D.C.-area bureaus? Now there will be two.

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Soon the Washington Post will just be, literally, a post. Sticking out of the ground. In Washington. Maybe.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@Matt Creamer@facebook Wherever that post is, Richard Cohen will be there, taking a dump on it.

Read WP editors’ memo about regional bureaus

brianvan (#149)

Future remote dispatches will be written by Kaplan SAT tutors. Synergy!

hman (#53)

"If you don't get it."

keisertroll (#1,117)

Meanwhile The Awl's South Jersey bureau is alive and well.

Flaneur (#998)

So closing the bureaus isn't meant to reduce coverage at all. Let's see how that holds up when reporters are stuck on the Beltway all day. Maybe readers can come to expect suburban-D.C. news a day or two late, as in the days of the clipper ships.

joeclark (#651)

Surely bureaux?

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