By: E&P Staff
The Washington Times has promoted David Eldridge to the post of managing editor at the newspaper’s Web site, WashingtonTimes.com.
Eldridge has been deputy metropolitan editor at the Times for the past seven years, an was commended by the paper’s editor-in-chief Wesley Pruden for his experience in reporting and editing hard news.
“News is what newspapers is all about,” said Pruden in a statement. “Collecting the news is what newspapers do better than any other media. David understands the new technology that is strengthening the position of newspapers as the unchallenged leaders in collecting and reporting the news, and he understands that getting the news is the first task. We couldn’t have found a more enthusiastic, more qualified managing editor for the online edition.”
Eldridge said he was thrilled about the move, and said in a statement that he thought the paper’s online edition was in the forefront of new technology.
“I’ll always be an old newspaperman at heart, but watching and learning from several generations of Internet-savvy young reporters made one thing clear to me: News organizations, to remain relevant, need to embrace change,” he said.
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