Rob Winnett Not Heading to WaPo

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And so, after all that, Rob Winnett is staying at the Telegraph.

Staff both there and at the Washington Post, where he was supposed to become executive editor, have now been told of the development. It comes after days (weeks?) of speculation and allegations against him and new WaPo publisher/CEO Will Lewis relating to the phone hacking scandal and other ethical issues. Both men deny wrongdoing, but Winnett’s position seems to have become untenable.

You can listen to me chat about this with Mathew Ingram of the Colombia Journalism Review in this week’s podcast

The news will likely be well received in Victoria. When it was thought he was moving on, a Telegraph source told me…

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