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Ombudsman Blog: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

The Post-Kaiser Health News Collaboration

The Post’s controversial “salons” idea, where pricey sponsorships were sought for off-the-record dinners involving journalists, stemmed from an urgent need to generate revenue. Surely more money-making ideas will emerge -- hopefully better conceived -- to help stabilize the finances of...

By Andy Alexander  | July 17, 2009; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Keeping Officials on the Record

President Obama’s promise of transparency aside, a culture of anonymity still exists in official Washington. There is perhaps no worse example than public officials insisting their remarks be off-the-record when they address large audiences. Now, some media groups are pushing...

By Andy Alexander  | July 15, 2009; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Keeping the Faith

Judging from reader reaction to my weekend column on the “salons” controversy, Post management faces a rough road in restoring faith with disaffected readers. So far, about 330 have commented online and more than 100 others have e-mailed -- almost...

By Andy Alexander  | July 13, 2009; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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