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19 November 2017 16:11 (South Africa)

Washington Post shuts down big city bureaus

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

The Washington Post, one of America’s major newspapers and the title that broke the famed Watergate scandal in the 1970s, is to close its bureaus in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Like other US newspapers, the Post has seen a steep drop-off in advertising revenue and circulation in recent years, a function of both the recession and the proliferation of free content on the Web. The Post Co.'s newspaper division, which includes the flagship title as well as a number of smaller papers, lost US$166.7-million in the first three quarters of 2009. The six correspondents who work in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago will be offered reassignment, while three news assistants will be retrenched. Read more: Washington Post

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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