OLD Media Moves

Washington Post Federal Diary column moving to biz section

February 28, 2006

The Federal Diary column, which has run in the Metro section for decades and which began in 1932, is moving to the Washington Post’s business section.

Stephen BarrColumnist Stephen Barr explains: “After nearly six years anchoring Page 2 of Metro news, the column will take up residence on Page 4 of the Business section, where it will appear Monday through Friday. The move is part of an effort by Post editors to find space for new features and make it easier for readers to find their way through the newspaper. The Diary is, first and foremost, a workplace column and will make a good fit in Business, which also covers the world of work.

“Although the Diary is moving, its focus and content won’t change. Federal employees and retirees have been among The Post’s most loyal readers through the decades, providing constant support and feedback for the column.”

The Washington Post’s business section does a better job than any other newspaper I’ve seen in understanding the connection between regulatory agencies and business and industry. I think this move will tie in well to its business government coverage.

Read Barr’s column here.

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