Archive: March 2006

Ben Domenech Resigns

In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to contracting with him to write a blog that launched Tuesday. An investigation into these allegations was ongoing, and in the interim, Domenech has resigned, effective immediately. When we hired Domenech, we were not aware of any allegations that he had plagiarized any of his past writings. In any cases where allegations such as these are made, we will continue to investigate those charges thoroughly in order to maintain our journalistic integrity. Plagiarism is perhaps the most serious offense that a writer can commit or be accused of. will do everything in its power to verify that its news and opinion content is sourced completely and accurately at all times. We appreciate the speed and thoroughness with which our readers and media outlets surfaced these...

By Editors | March 24, 2006; 1:17 PM ET | Comments (1043)

Publisher's Note

This is the first in a series of periodic conversations I'll be starting with our readers. Perhaps regularly. More likely, I'll write when I have something interesting to say. (Or at least when I think I have something interesting to say.) It is somewhat unusual to hear from the publisher of an editorial Web site. But so much about the Web, and Web news in particular -- and even Web advertising -- is different and unusual that I thought it was time to give you a greater sense of how we approach some of that "newness" and hear your opinions on the subject, as well. What sparked this note is the fact that, in recent months, been the recipient of a number of exciting awards. In January, we won 31 of the 90 video awards given to television and multimedia journalists by the White House News Photographers Association. Just...

By Editors | March 22, 2006; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (338)

New Blog: Red America

We've launched Red America, a new blog by Ben Domenech that will offer a daily mix of commentary, analysis and cultural criticism. Domenech is a co-founder of RedState, a Republican community blog, and an editor at Regnery Press. He worked previously as a speechwriter for former HHS Secretary Tommie Thompson, as chief speechwriter for Texas Sen. John Cornyn and as a contributing editor to National Revew Online....

By Hal Straus | March 21, 2006; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (1808)

City Guide Adds Send-to-Phone Feature

Last week, the City Guide added a new feature to its location profile pages. Users are now able to send City Guide location information to their cell phones. If you're heading out to dinner, for example, you can click Send to Phone from a restaurant review page and send yourself a text message with details about the restaurant: its name, address, phone and the nearest Metro if available. This way, if you know you are going to a particular neighborhood, you can send information about the area's restaurants, stores, galleries and bars to your phone to access later. Like the City Guide to Go tool, our downloadable listings of top bars and restaurants, it's another way to have City Guide information at hand when you're going out. Anne Kenderdine City Guide Editor,

By Editors | March 21, 2006; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (13)

Business Section: Expanded Stock Market Features

The week, the Business section completed its rollout of upgraded stock market/financial data pages, which are provided to by The new markets package includes: * Expanded company profile information, including recent insider trades and financial measures. See The Washington Post Co. profile for an example. * Upgraded calendar of upcoming economic events; * The addition of an earnings calendar to help you track when companies report quarterly and annual financial statements. * Improved listing of company SEC filings and earnings. * Expanded charting abilities. * The addition of news stories. * More detailed listing of analysts' upgrades and downgrades. * A new gateway to market data at the top of the Business section (including a user-customizeable scrolling stock ticker). Please update your bookmarks if you have any of our old pages saved in your browser. All new pages look like this one (with the gray/blue navigation bar...

By Editors | March 6, 2006; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (10)


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