Washington Post Writers Group Launches a Syndicate Blog

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By: E&P Staff

Syndicated columnists and cartoonists do blogs, so why not syndicates themselves?

The Washington Post Writers Group this week launched a blog — appropriately named “GroupBlog” — on its PostWritersGroup.com Web site.

In announcing “Groupblog,” WPWG Managing Editor James Hill wrote: “We’ll post items about our writers and cartoonists, and share many anecdotes about their experiences in newsgathering. We’ll also try to stay on top of developments within the news business, including highlights of the major conventions such as the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors or next fall’s gathering of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.”

And Hill noted: “We’d also like to think, depending on where this goes, that Groupblog could eventually become a conduit for some interesting roundtable discussions on the state of the media and the role of syndicated writers and cartoonists in it.”

Hill plans to do most of the posting, but there will also be entries from WPWG Editorial Director/General Manager Alan Shearer, Comics Editor Amy Lago, North American Sales Manager Karisue Wyson, and others.

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