A Little Birdy Tells Us…

UPDATE: WaPo‘s media blogger Erik Wemple broke this story on Monday.

That John Solomon is back at TWT as a consultant. He will work on various projects pertaining to “distribution, audience and monitization initiatives.” He will report to COO John Martin.

Solomon is quite the spinning top. In January he left Newsweek/The Daily Beast after a year and supposedly left to focus on Packard Media Group. before that he ran the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch. And before that he was Executive Editor of TWT.

See the internal memo…

Dear Colleagues,

This is to let you know about three talented individuals who are now
working with The Washington Times in pursuit of our strategic and
business goals.

John Solomon will take on a number of assignments as a consultant to
The Washington Times. He will provide support for various digital,
distribution, audience, content and monetization initiatives. John
served as Executive Editor at The Times from 2008-2009 and currently
oversees an investigative news website, www.washingtonguardian.com.
John will report to John Martin, Chief Operating Officer.

David Jackson will support the company’s interests in expanding
international markets for The Washington Times content. David’s
wide-ranging experience in management and multimedia outreach includes
23 years at Time Magazine and four years as Director of Voice of
America. He brings significant value in developing new global content,
audience and revenue opportunities. David will report to my office.

Kathryn Cameron Porter will be engaged in international business
development.  Kathryn founded The Leadership Council for Human Rights
in 2001 and has working contacts in the Middle East and North Africa,
Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Asia and South Asia.  She
has testified numerous times before Congress and International
organizations including the UN, OSCE, European Parliament and Council
of Europe.  Kathryn will report to Tom Culligan, Chief Revenue and
Marketing Officer.

The company is fortunate to work with these accomplished individuals
as we move forward on our overall business plan.

Sincere regards,

Tom McDevitt