October 19, 2015

This is not a normal media story

What's happening at the Washington Post that its managing editor, after less than two years on the job, is going to work for ESPN? Another sign of the collapse of print journalism?

NPR - The Washington Post Managing Editor Kevin Merida is leaving his job at the end of the month and heading for ESPN, where he will become senior vice president and editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, a digital site that will explore the intersection of sports, race and culture.

According to a February 2014 announcement of his promotion to be the Post's managing editor, Merida has covered Congress, presidential campaigns "as well as stories that called upon his great strengths as a long-form feature writer" among other jobs, the memo said.

As managing editor, he oversaw the paper's many sections, including national, foreign, metro, business, sports, investigations and The Washington Post Magazine.

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