Terry Mattingly: Washington Post considers reaching out to conservatives

December 23, 2008

Oh how I wish I could write like Terry Mattingly. There’s a nice piece at GetReligion today on the desperate measures the Washington Post may take to recover readership and avoid leaving the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

According to internal memos and the outgoing ombudsman’s column, they may stoop to expading religion coverage.

This is important to us not because we want to appease believers or pander to conservatives, but because good journalism entails understanding more than just the neighborhood you grew up in.

I wish them well. I for one wonder how many people at the Post have anyone in their Rolodex who speaks either “religion” or “conservative.”

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