The Washington Post is looking to hire two new bloggers, one from the right and one from the left.
The Raw Story has the details:
The paper’s ombudsman, Deborah Howell, has informed RAW STORY that Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com, is looking for a liberal blogger, along with a conservative one, to replace Ben Domenech who resigned after only three days of blogging after earlier writings were discovered by mostly liberal bloggers to be racially insensitive and – in multiple cases – plagiarized.
The paper doesn’t plan on making any formal announcement, but the news should be welcome to many critics on the left who felt that it was unfair to hire just a conservative blogger in the first place.
Many felt that the hiring of Domenech had something to do with a column written by Howell last December (The Two Washington Posts) which was critical of one of the more popular bloggers at washingtonpost.com.
“Political reporters at The Post don’t like WPNI columnist Dan Froomkin’s “White House Briefing,” which is highly opinionated and liberal,” wrote Howell, and that Brady was thinking of “supplementing it with a conservative blogger.”
It’s interesting that Jim Brady still wants to utilize blogs even though WaPo’s hiring of Domenech was a “disaster” as Howell put it. Brady seems to understand that blogs have a huge impact on how information is communicated, and if the Post is going to stay on the cutting edge of communication, it must be plugged into the blogosphere.