Monday, November 23, 2015

Washingon Post's move to digital helps it become U.S. news leader

The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw writes:
A movie about the veteran newspaper editor’s signature professional accomplishment – revealing widespread abuse and systemic indifference in the Catholic Church while leading The Boston Globe in 2002 – hit theatres to critical acclaim this month. Titled Spotlight, after the name of the paper’s investigative team, it serves as a testament to investigative journalism’s crucial role in uncovering injustice.
At the same time, the paper he now steers as executive editor, The Washington Post, is reaching a record readership. For the first time, the capital city daily topped The New York Times in digital traffic in October, with 66.9 million unique online visitors in the month, establishing it as the U.S. national news leader.

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