Posted November 18, 2018 08:19:17 The job posting for the Washington Post obituary writing team is up on the site.
Here are some of the words that popped out of my head: “What’s the most important piece of news you have seen in the past year?”
“What do you love most about Washington, DC?”
“Why is the US the only country that does not provide paid family leave?”
“Is there anything you miss about DC?”
It all makes sense.
But what is the Post’s editorial philosophy?
It seems to be, to paraphrase the headline of the article, “You can do anything here.”
This is the kind of thing that, if you are not a native Washingtonian, can get you fired.
And while I appreciate that the Post is looking for the best writers and editors for the obituarist, it’s clear from the article that it is not the most qualified people to be working on obituarials.
The Post’s policy on the hiring of new journalists is clear: “In the United States, we are in a unique time in history, when our public service is increasingly being shaped by digital technologies.”
This means that the news media needs to become more mobile.
In the future, the Post should not be writing about Washington and not Washington.
It should be writing stories about the country.
That way, when you read the Post obituary or the Washington City Paper obit, you’ll know what it’s like to be living in a different country.
I can understand the Post wanting to diversify its coverage and make sure that its obituars reflect what the news is really like.
But I’m not sure that diversifying the coverage to reflect reality is a good way to attract the best people to Washington.
It’s important to note that I’m a native American.
But since I am white, I don’t see a need for the Post to diversifiy its obit and other pieces about America to reflect the experiences of a diverse audience.
In fact, if it wants to diversification, it could at least do the right thing and hire the best American journalists.
Instead, it seems to want to make sure its obits and other articles reflect the opinions of people who think it is important to maintain white, Christian America.
Like me, many people are concerned about the future of the American workplace.
And as we continue to experience economic, social and political shifts in this country, there is a need to address these issues head-on and to ensure that we have the best possible information, stories and perspectives.
But if the Post wants to continue to diversifying its coverage, it needs to change its editorial philosophy and hire people of color and other marginalized groups.