The Post Meeting: Notes

The News:

  • Lots of questions regarding the Style redeployments we reported earlier. The consensus is that anxiety is higher within the Style section after the meeting than before. The conclusion: Style needs to change, find a new way/direction and develop its online presence/compatibility more. Ah, but how

  • Re: momentum, Downie said that they’re working hard to move forward despite recent staff losses and make big personnel changes in key positions.

  • Interestingly enough, the talk about “momentum” didn’t concern the Post’s place within Washington’s market (i.e. political coverage shifts given The Politico, The Hill, Roll Call, NYTimes, etc., etc.). Instead they were merely trying to boost morale within the newsroom and maintain the sense that they would remain creative and progressive.