Washington Post Executive Editor-in-Waiting Marcus Brauchli today addressed his new colleagues for the first time. In a set of prepared remarks that spanned just a few minutes, Brauchli spoke with firmness but little emotion. Everyone says that he’ll have plenty of occasions to deliver his inspirational, pump-up-the-newsroom address. When he does that, he may want to ditch the written script that he fumbled with in his opener today.
I combed my way through Brauchli’s speech in search of the most inspirational stuff. Please help me come up with a winner.
Which is Brauchli’s most inspirational moment?
- “For me the Post has always been a beacon of what is right in American journalism.”
- “Change is bearing down upon all of us equally, and we will all be called upon to navigate this critical passage.”
- “With the many brilliant journalists in this room, over the water at Washingtonpost.com, and around the world—-whether in Bethesda or Baghdad—-and with the commitment of the Grahams, I am confident we will meet every challenge and thrive.
- “For me personally the biggest challenge will be being measured, even in the smallest increments, by the soaring standards set by you and the leadership of Len and Ben Bradlee.”
- “I believe absolutely that first-rate journalism will have an audience, and where there is an audience, there is a future.”
- “I look forward to getting to know all of you.”
- “Thank you very much.”
Votes encouraged in comments section.