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The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., invite journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to apply for a fellowship that will allow them to spend three weeks in Washington reporting on issues of importance to their home countries. Five journalists from the region will be accepted, and applications must be received by May 28, 2010. read more »

The Post confirms it will close the bureaus in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles on Dec. 31. Six correspondents will be offered jobs in Washington, and three news assistants will lose their jobs, a Post memo quoted by Politico and other sources say. The paper will cover the nation from the capital, and reporters will travel to important stories. read more »

The Post agreed to a one-day delay in publishing a confidential document that said the eight-year war in Afghanistan "will likely result in failure" without more troops in the next year, the paper's Howard Kurtz reports. read more »

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The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com will create one organization starting Jan. 1, 2010, the Washington Business Journal reports, citing a memo that Post publisher Katharine Weymouth sent to employees.

The Washington Post and the Washington Post Digital organization, which operates washingtonpost.com, will be integrated into The Washington Post, the Business Journal says. read more »

Katherine Weymouth, publisher of the Post, had planned a series of dinners at her home where for as much as $250,000 the newspaper offered lobbyists access to “those powerful few”—Obama administration officials, members of Congress and the paper’s own reporters and editors, Politico explains. read more »

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That’s right. The H1N1 virus was reported AT the Washington Post, not BY the Post. According to Politico’s Michael Calderone, the Post’s staff was told this week that three cases were reported at the paper’s downtown headquarters. The three employees were asked to stay home for a week. Others were reminded to cover their noses while covering the news. read more »

Almost 37 years after the Watergate break-in, which forced President Nixon’s resignation and turned two Washington Post reporters into national heroes, two former New York Times journalists say they had the story almost within its grasp before the Post did, but they let it slip, The Times reports. read more »

The Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship is offering fellowships for five journalists from any Latin American or Caribbean nation. Fellows will spend three weeks in Washington D.C. reporting on how hemispheric relations impact an important issue in their home country. read more »

Until last week’s resignation of Phil Bennett, the Post has traditionally had one managing editor. But the paper has named two MEs to speed the merger of The Post’s print and online newsrooms, media reporter Howard Kurtz says. read more »

Philip Bennett is the latest longtime top editor to leave the paper since the arrival of new publisher Katherine Weymouth, Editor & Publisher (E&P) reports. read more »

The Washington Post announced that the vice president and executive editor of its online edition, Jim Brady, will leave the company in January after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. read more »

W. Mark Felt Sr., the FBI’s associate director who became the most famous journalistic source in history, died at his home in Santa Rosa, California. read more »

Marcus Brauchli has been named executive editor of The Washington Post, returning him to the top ranks of American journalism less than three months after Rupert Murdoch forced him out as the Wall Street Journal's top editor, the paper reported. read more »