Archive: February 2007

Editorial Roundup Launches

Don't want to be blindsided by an editorial in the New York Times? Interested in who George Will is taking aim at today? If you are -- but don't have time to read the opinion pages of the nation's biggest newspapers -- then The Editorialist is for you. The new blog by Rob Anderson in's Opinions area will summarize editorials and columns from leading newspapers each weekday by 7 a.m., then follow up with weekly or occasional roundups of commentary in other types of publications, from opinion magazines to the college press. "I'll be reading each weekday's op-ed pages so you don't have to," says Anderson, who grew up in Detroit, attended Georgetown University and, most recently, helped edit and produce The New Republic's Internet site. Anderson promises a "CliffsNotes version of who's saying what," and will also produce a weekdaily e-mail of The Editorialist, which will debut next...

By Hal Straus | February 15, 2007; 7:07 AM ET | Comments (2)

Mobile Update: News Alerts and More

Users of mobile phones and other wireless devices can now choose from several new services provided by First among them are free news alerts, which provide instant access to the latest and most important headlines of local, national and global interest. Two are currently available: The News Alert, which covers national and global topics. To subscribe, from you cell phone text the word NEWS to 97678 (WPOST). The D.C. Area Alert. Subscribers will receive this alert, which covers top Washington, D.C.-area news stories, as well as the News alert. To subscribe, from your cell phone text the word LOCAL to 97678 (WPOST). To unsubscribe from either alert at any time, text STOP to 97678 (WPOST) We are also now accepting subscriptions for a third alert covering breaking Washington Redskins news. To subscribe, text message REDSKINS to WPOST (97678). You'll begin receiving messages this spring. Among the other new mobile...

By Jim Brady | February 12, 2007; 3:35 PM ET | Email a Comment

High School Newspapers on and the Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program are now enabling local high school journalists to put their school newspapers online, free of charge. Our goal is to create a thriving virtual community for high school journalists and their peers, a place where students and other readers can see what schools are writing and comment on their work. High-schoolers, with the aid of faculty advisors, use easily accessible blog software to publish articles and photos to a server. The blogs can be updated from any computer at any time, allowing student journalists the freedom to post stories outside of their traditional publication schedule. We are launching the new feature in collaboration with three local high schools - located in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, respectively - and are actively recruiting more participants. The program is open to public and private high schools in The Post's circulation area. For...

By Liz Heron | February 6, 2007; 3:04 PM ET | Email a Comment


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