Washington Post Reporters Tap the Wii


| 3/6/2008 4:28:01 PM


Tags: Washington Post, Washington City Paper, video games, Wii, game room, Katharine Weymouth,

Super Mario GalaxyOccasionally, despite their aim to represent objective journalism, newspapers have to assert an ethical position on divisive issues. The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Weymouth, recently instituted the inalienable right to extreme procrastination in the workplace: She established a game room at the D.C. daily, complete with air hockey, foosball, and a Wii she donated herself, reports the Washington City Paper. And so the Post becomes the first mainstream newspaper to support the life-affirming value of Super Mario Galaxy. (Seriously, that game affirms life.)

(Thanks, Columbia Journalism Review.)

Michael Rowe 

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