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The challenges faced by The Washington Post’s new C.E.O., Will Lewis, are further compounded by the relatively limited ambitions Jeff Bezos has for the paper.
The challenges faced by The Washington Post’s new C.E.O., Will Lewis, are further compounded by the relatively limited ambitions Jeff Bezos has for the paper. Photo: Carlotta Cardana/Getty Images
Dylan Byers
January 5, 2024

On Wednesday night, Alex MacCallum, The Washington Post’s newish chief revenue officer, informed colleagues that she would be resigning from Jeff Bezos’s beleaguered newspaperco less than six months after joining and a mere two days after the arrival of its new C.E.O., Will Lewis. The rush announcement was precipitated by my earlier report that MacCallum, a digital product wunderkind previously involved in both The New York Times and CNN’s subscription growth efforts, had been in talks to return to CNN, where she would be reunited with her former Times boss Mark Thompson. In her new remit, MacCallum will oversee his ambitious effort to restructure the 24/7 news network into a multiplatform, semi-subscription-supported, digital-first brand—a mega mega-midmarket Times of sorts. Her appointment is now likely to be announced in a matter of weeks, if not days.