It is worth remembering that there was a time not too long ago when most large newspapers and news services got their stories about the federal government directly from their own Washington, D.C., bureaus. Some had bureaus in New York, London and elsewhere. But the era of the foreign correspondent began to end years ago. The era of the national corespondent is ending now.
The Washington Post announced Tuesday that it would shutter its last three bureaus outside its home market; New York, Chicago and Los Angeles will no longer be beats for Post writers.