The executive editor of The Washington Times walked out on the newspaper effective November 6, 2009, The Associated Press reported today. John Solomon, formerly with The Washington Post, had only held the position since January 2008.
Politico yesterday reported that The Times had announced on Monday its dismissal of three top executives: President and Publisher Tom McDevitt, Chief Financial Officer Keith Cooperrider, and Board Chairman Dong Moon Joo. In the leadership wake, Jonathan Slevin ascended to acting president and publisher.
In a separate announcement, The Times' human resource department issued a memorandum to employees stating that the company would no longer contribute to pensions starting today, Talking Points Memo today reported.
The Washington Monthly magazine speculated on Wednesday that the newspaper was facing financial difficulties it might not be able to outlast.