Non-Beatle Talks Breaking News

In this week’s “Ask the Post” chat, Robert J. McCartney, the WP’s AME for Continuous News (as opposed to, like, what?), talked about how the website and the print edition interact and complement each other on breaking stories (Answer: The Continuous News Department!). As these things go, it’s actually a pretty worthwhile discussion–especially if you care about the ins and outs of newspaper newsrooms, and the Post’s approach to technology and online reporting.

He also answers the most important question:

Liverpool, U.K.: Are you any relation to Paul? And how often do you get asked that?

Robert J. McCartney: I am no relation to Paul, but I am regularly asked that. I did visit his boyhood home in Liverpool two summers ago, and it was delightful.