Washington Post Staffers Openly Criticize Publisher Katherine Weymouth's Salary

WaPo Staffers Openly Criticize Publisher's HUGE Salary

Two Washington Post staffers openly criticized the paper's publisher after it emerged that she made over $2 million in 2010 and is getting a raise in 2011--even as the paper has undergone repeated rounds of cost-cutting and layoffs.

Katherine Weymouth's salary was revealed in an SEC filing by the paper and highlighted by the business blog Footnoted. After the blog noted that Weymouth received a nearly $500,000 bonus on top of her salary, along with over $1 million due to something called "the WP Media Three-Year Long-Term Incentive Plan," Post reporter Ylan Q. Mui tweeted her disappointment.

"@washingtonpost publisher Katharine Weymouth gets $2 mil and a raise while newsroom enjoys cost-cutting," Mui wrote on Thursday.

J. Freedom du Lac, a critic for the paper, retweeted Mui's tweet, and called Weymouth's large salary a "trending topic at WaPo."

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