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Founded in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins, The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C. and one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States, along with USA Today, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Unlike the Times and the Journal, the Washington Post does not print a national edition, aside from the "National Weekly Edition." The majority of its print readership is in the Washington, D.C. area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and affiliated publications in 2013 for $250 million. The papers are owned by Bezos personally, not by Amazon.com LLC.
Circulation estimate: 507,615 copies
The Washington Post is one of the highest circulation newspapers in the USA.
This newspaper is owned by Washington Post Company.
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ContactMartin Baron is the executive editor of the Washington Post.
Book editor: Ron Charles Business editor: David Cho Entertainment editor: David Malitz Sports editor: Matt Vita Travel editor: Nicole Arthur
RatingsContent: Very Good (57 votes)
Political Bias: Leans Left (55 votes)
Credibility: High (49 votes)
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RIP, Business Journalism
-- On July 6, 2018, Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein wrote about the impending death of business reporting. He said that many corporations have come to view reporters and media outlets as enemies, instead focusing their time and attention on communication channels they directly control such as websites and social...
Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com Buys The Washington Post
-- August 5, 2013: Donald E. Graham, the chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, announced on August 5 that The Washington Post newspaper will be sold to billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of online retailing giant Amazon.com. Bezos will pay $250 million in cash for the Post and affiliated publications. Graham and Post publisher...
Washington Post promotes Kevin Merida to Managing Editor
-- February 7, 2013: Merida, 56, will be responsible for news and features at the leading newspaper in the nation's capital. He has been The Post�s national editor for the past four years, and will be the first African American managing editor at the newspaper. The Washington Post announced the promotion in the story Washington Post names Kevin Merida as...
Martin Baron joins Washington Post as Executive Editor
-- Baron has left The Boston Globe, where he was the top editor, and will start work at the Washington Post on January 2, 2013. The Post announced the appointment in a press release dated November 13, 2012. The full text of the release is below: Press release: Martin Baron named executive editor of The Washington Post The Washington Post today...
Washington Post To Add Website Paywall in 2013
-- December 7, 2012: The leading newspaper in the nation's capital will add a paywall to its website somtime in 2013, joining other leading American newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Many newspapers have recently had success in charging online users for website access, usually allowing some number of pages to...
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