Morley Leaving Post.com

FishbowlDC has learned that Jeff Morley is leaving washingtonpost.com for “an exciting new Internet start-up that he cannot mention …lest he be required to kill you,” said the internal email written by Jim Brady and Liz Spayd.

Morley also spent time at the Post in their Outlook, Metro and Style sections.

“As our first world news editor he affably promoted the improbable notion that washingtonpost.com readers were interested in more foreign news,” write Brady and Spayd. “And he was right!”

Among his accomplishments, according to the email:

  • “Readership of world news experienced double-digit growth
    under his tenure.”

  • “He sheparded our coverage of the Elian Gonzales saga, which demonstrated the need to attract and hold readers in the interval
    between publication of the print edition.”

  • “He responded to September 11 by creating a new kind of online column, the World Opinion Roundup, which brought world opinionmakers’ views of America to our readers for the first time.

  • “[H]e helped develop some of the site’s first multimedia
    reports, with video reports on Slobodan Milosevic and Cuba, hosted a Live Online discussion and wrote for Slate, Outlook and the Sunday magazine.”

  • “More recently, he overhauled our Watergate pages. He recently finished a book on the CIA and is looking forward to new adventures in online editing.”