Washington Post to Close U.S. Bureaus

So much for being a national newspaper. The Washington Post is going to close all of its U.S. bureaus outside of Washington D.C., effective December 31. That means no more Post bureau for Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. “At a time of limited resources and increased competitive pressure, it's necessary to concentrate our journalistic firepower on our central mission of covering Washington and the news, trends and ideas that shape both the region and the country's politics, policies and government," the newspaper's top editor, Marcus Brauchli, wrote in a memo to employees.