Erik Wemple
Opinion Blogger

Erik Wemple has been doing journalism for and about Washington for more than two decades. He started out covering export controls, with an emphasis on the Commerce Department’s long-since-renamed Bureau of Export Administration. But then he took a liking to local affairs, which turned into a position as the Loose Lips columnist for the Washington City Paper. Then came a stint covering Washington for a New York-based, media-obsessed product of the Internet bubble (Inside.com, defunct). After eight years as editor of the City Paper and another year as editor of TBD.com, he landed at The Washington Post, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

Latest by Erik Wemple

Why CNN’s Carol Costello should apologize to the Palin family on-air

Why CNN’s Carol Costello should apologize to the Palin family on-air

The platform of the apology matters.

‘Hannity’ laws curtailing spring break in Fla. town get final nod

‘Hannity’ laws curtailing spring break in Fla. town get final nod

No more post-2 a.m. drinks to be served during next year’s spring break at Panama City Beach.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor on Ferguson ‘leaks’: They’re ‘public accountability’ journalism

St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor on Ferguson ‘leaks’: They’re ‘public accountability’ journalism

Gilbert Bailon says his paper is getting its information via regular journalistic enterprise.

Watch: Frank Mankiewicz on Walter Cronkite, political adviser

Critical meeting was ‘off the record,’ surprisingly.