‘Washington Post’ Names New Deputy Managing Editor

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By: E&P Staff

Shirley M. Carswell has been named deputy managing editor of The Washington Post, effective May 18. Previously, she served as an assistant managing editor.

A Pittsburgh native, Coleman joined the Post in 1976 and served as a reporter on the Metro and National staffs before taking on other editorial positions, including assistant managing editor for Metro news. She was named deputy managing editor in 1996.

In her new role, Carswell will oversee newsroom personnel, administration, research and technology.

In other staff changes, Deputy Managing Editor Milton Coleman has been named senior editor, assuming responsibility for ethics and standards policies in addition to other assignments. Coleman, recently elected vice president of the American Society of News Editors, will continue to serve as an adviser to Washington Post Media?s El Tiempo Latino, a weekly paper published in Spanish.

In addition, Deputy Assistant Managing Editor for Planning and Administration Claudia Townsend has been named director of newsroom operations.

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