Jim Brady, the executive editor of washingtonpost.com and one of the leaders of the online newspaper world, is leaving his job, according to a memo from Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli.
The memo, first posted on the Washington City Paper site, stated: "Jim is a towering figure in online journalism. He was among its pioneers, having become sports editor of The Post’s online site in April 1995, before ricocheting to America Online, and then returning to lead our site. He is also among multimedia journalism’s most successful practitioners and exponents, with shelves of awards and trophies to show for the work he has led."
The memo adds that Brady will stay on through Inauguration Day, but gives no hint as to his future plans.
His departure comes as the Post is planning to fully converge its Web and print newsrooms, which may indicate he will not be replaced. Brauchli and Brady could not be reached for comment Tuesday.