Q&A With Westphal

Editor and Publisher’s Joe Strupp sits down with McClatchy Washington Bureau Chief David Westphal to discuss the McClatchy/KR merger.

    “I go in with the impression that the Knight Ridder bureau has been a center of journalistic excellence,” Westphal, 58, told E&P. “I don’t enter with an assumption that it needs tremendous course changes. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be course changes. It is not like the ground beneath newspapers is still. It is fast-changing and that has to include the bureaus.”

In other words, nothing will change…except when they do. Got it? Good. Now keep those resumes updated.