Archive: February 2006

washingtonpost.com Partners With del.icio.us

washingtonpost.com last week announced the launch of a partnership with De.licio.us. The deal allows us to offer tagging capabilities on all articles on the site. The service launched on February 23. By taking advantage of this partnership, washingtonpost.com readers will now be able to save articles into del.icio.us's central database, which allows for easy retrieval for reading at a later date or for you to share your favorite articles with other readers. Here's an example, where you'll see the del.icio.us box inset below the Technorati box. If you click on the "Tag This Article" link, you'll be able to automatically save the URL and headline, and also add in your own notes or tags. Tags are terms you would use to find that article at a later date or to suggest to other readers what subjects might be covered in the article. In the article cited above, for example, you...

By Jim Brady | February 25, 2006; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (26)

washingtonpost.com Wins Four Digital Edge Awards

Washingtonpost.com won four Digital Edge Awards on Sunday night, including Best Overall News Site for papers with a circulation of 250,000 or greater. Other awards included Best Employment Strategy, Best Automotive Strategy and Best Entertainment Site. The Digital Edge Awards, presented by the Newspaper Association of America's New Media Federation, were awarded at the NAA's Connections Conference in Orlando. In honoring washingtonpost.com as the best overall news site winner, the judges said: "Pushing the boundaries of a multimedia news site, washingtonpost.com is building a model of a newspaper Web site as an interactive forum. The site's breadth of coverage, video storytelling and embrace of blog culture and collaborative media make it a standout." In the Best Employment Strategy category, the judges said of our Jobs section: "It's no mystery why washingtonpost.com/jobs has won twice during the past three years: The site search is excellent, the design clean and the listings...

By Jim Brady | February 20, 2006; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (52)

Comments Welcome

As we reopen comments here, I wanted to say a few words about the purpose of the newspaper and the website. The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com are independent daily news sources, dedicated to providing the news to our readers as quickly, completely and fairly as possible. The greater Washington region - including the government of the United States - is our primary focus. But we aim to cover the country and the world as well. Our goal is to present the news without favor to any party or point of view. The Washington Post's editorials offer the newspaper's view on issues that matter to our readers. The newspaper is not a cheerleader for any party or politician; The Post tries to acknowledge that there are other points of view and address them. The newspaper's editors and reporters have no input into and aren't influenced by the editorial page's positions. The...

By Washingtonpost.com Editors | February 17, 2006; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (657)

New ways to contact Post staff members

We've made a change to our articles that makes it easy for you to contact Washington Post reporters. Now, each new story written by a Washington Post reporter features a link to contact that reporter. Just click on the reporter's name in the byline to access the writer's contact form. Here's an example....

By | February 8, 2006; 3:32 PM ET | Email a Comment

Off the Runway Debuts

Post fashion editor Robin Givhan launches a new blog this week. Off the Runway is a behind-the-scenes look at fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris. As designers unveil their collections for fall 2006, Robin turns her expert eye to happenings off the catwalk, from designer drama to fashionistas behaving badly. Of course, Robin won't forget what is happening on the runway: Look for her reports in Style on the highs and lows of fall fashion. Maura McCarthy Editor, Arts and Living...

By Washingtonpost.com Editors | February 7, 2006; 11:25 AM ET | Email a Comment

Welcome D.C. Wire

Today marks the debut of D.C. Wire, a new blog that will keep you up-to-date on the latest in city politics. With several contested council races this fall and the mayor's seat up for grabs, this blog should be a must-read for anyone affected by city leadership. Post Assistant City Editor Marcia Slacum Greene explains more over at the Wire. Ann Marchand Editor, Metro, Health & Education...

By Washingtonpost.com Editors | February 6, 2006; 11:25 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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