City Paper is not for tourists
Today is a big day at the Washington Post, with Marcus Brauchli taking over from longtime Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. But that’s not all, folks!
There are cataclysmic changes going on in the building’s lobby, and they’ve caught the attention of Postie Paul Duggan, who sent this note to his colleagues:
fyi, I’m told the lobby collage of Post front pages from the long-ago previous century and the iconic photo of Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee circa-Pentagon Papers is to be replaced with a flat-screen-TV slide show of photos from each day’s paper and the rest of the wall be simply paint. … Only one coat up there now, so it’s not all gone yet, just faded behind a cloud of beige. … Nice metaphor.