Washington Post :: If you’re a regular reader of the printed Post, you’ve probably noticed more columnists appearing on the front page. Last Tuesday, for example, Ezra Klein, chief of the popular online Wonkblog, analyzed the risk of unsettling the economy in a showdown between President Obama and congressional Republicans over extension of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts. The week before, Steven Pearlstein wrote a front-page news analysis that outlined the history of job outsourcing in the wake of the accusations between Obama and Mitt Romney over that subject. Pearlstein and Klein are talented writers who make economics and complex policy issues clear, accessible and interesting.
But should they be on the front page? What’s behind this migration of opinion from other sections of the paper to the front page?
Reason for the recent migration - Discussed by Patrick, B. Pexton, www.washingtonpost.com
HT: Jay Rosen, here:
Washington Post ombudsman: Can we PLEASE reserve the front page for View-from-Nowhere journalism?wapo.st/OrpI78 We can't? Oh, hell.— Jay Rosen(@jayrosen_nyu) July 15, 2012