The big news that has all the local media in a tizzy today is the Howard Kurtz has announced his departure from The Washington Post to go to.. The Daily Beast, an online-only news site. As the Post‘s columnist on media itself (a metacolumnist?) and host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Kurtz is one of the most recognizable Post figures to local bloggers and other media-nerd types.
Jim Brady, head of TBD.com* and former Post colleague of Kurtz, tweeted, “When I was at WP.com, Howie was among the most open to new ideas and new ways of reaching his audience. So should not be shocked. But I am.”
(*Disclosure: We Love DC is a member of the TBD network. But you knew that from the big honkin’ banner in our right column, right?)