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|Type||Free newspaper (published weekdays only)|
|Owner(s)||Nash Holdings, LLC|
|Founded||August 5, 2003|
|Headquarters||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|Sister newspapers||The Washington Post|
With its first issue on August 5, 2003, the newspaper is published every weekday in a tabloid format and distributed at Washington Metro stations and other locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. It is owned and printed by Jeff Bezos' Nash Holdings LLC, owner of The Washington Post.
Although it has the same owner as The Washington Post, few of the hard-news stories are written by Post staff. Many stories and pictures come from the Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, Getty Images and other wire sources. The features and entertainment part of the newspaper uses a number of reporters. Their original stories are available on the washingtonpost.com website. The newspaper is financed solely by advertising.
The newspaper, which has traditionally taken a left-leaning stance, does not have an opinion section or letters to the editor, unlike other newspapers in the local market such as The Politico, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times.
The newspaper launched a redesign on November 30, 2009, which emphasized a more magazine-style front page, along with a daily cover story; Later on in 2014, it launched another redesign meant to engage readers more with the paper version rather than on a phone.
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