The Washington Post today announces John Temple will join The Post as a managing editor, overseeing coverage that predominantly serves the local audience and acting as the newsroom’s senior digital editor. Temple is a former editor and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News, a former vice president of the E.W. Scripps Newspaper group, and most recently, the founding editor and general manager of Honolulu Civil Beat, an online news site co-founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
“As a reporter and editor with decades of experience running local newsrooms and as a leader who has successfully launched a number of pioneering digital news projects, John’s background is ideally suited to the role he’s taking on at The Post. As a managing editor for The Post, John will ensure that the coverage we provide to our print and digital audiences is smart, original and acutely attentive to our audience. He’ll help us to build on the rapid growth we’ve enjoyed recently with readers who come to us through our website, on mobile devices, or through new platforms like the incredibly successful Washington Post Social Reader on Facebook,” said Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor of The Washington Post.
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