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11.21.06 03:15 PM

Washington Post Loses 2 Reporters to Web

So you still think this Web thing is a joke, huh?

Two prominent Washington Post political reporters are leaving the newspaper to join a new Web-focused venture, underscoring how new media is stealing talent from some of the most venerable brands in journalism.

John Harris, the Post's national political editor, and reporter Jim VandeHei are expected to lead the new multimedia venture, which also includes a soon-to-be launched Capitol Hill newspaper called the Capitol Leader. The venture is backed by Allbritton Communications Co. and will have at its disposal the resources of WJLA-TV, the Washington ABC affiliate owned by Allbritton, and regular features on CBS's "Face the Nation" and "CBS This Morning."

(Read more at The Wall Street Journal)

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