Weymouth Sets New Standards for WaPo Events v. Editorial Access

By Matt Dornic 

Internal memo from WaPo Publisher Katharine Weymouth in response to last week’s pay-for-play fiasco:

I hope you had a chance to read my letter in Sunday’s paper. I wanted to let you know that I’ve asked Eric Lieberman, our General Counsel, to review recent events to make sure that our business processes are consistent with, and will not in any way compromise, our journalism. Simultaneously, I’ve asked Marcus and Milton Coleman to codify parameters for Post newsroom participation in live events. As we continue to pursue new and promising lines of business, these measures should help us conduct our business activities effectively and appropriately.