END OF AN ERA

Douthat: Politico Killed the ‘Post’

Just like how video killed the radio star, Politico killed The Washington Post, writes Ross Douthat in Sunday New York Times. In the Internet era, Douthat writes, every news organization had to find a niche—The Wall Street Journal became the paper for the American business class, The New York Times captured the liberal intelligentsia—but the Post struggled. Under the Grahams, the Post had become the local paper for Washington, D.C., and not a political broadsheet. But when Jim VandeHei and John Harris left the Post to form Politico, that publication dominated the Washington conversation, not the Post, for better or for worse.