The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. It is the most widely circulated newspaper in the Washington metropolitan area and has a large national audience. Daily editions are printed for D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
The Post was founded in 1877 and went through several owners until it was purchased out of bankruptcy by Eugene Meyer in 1933. It gained prominence when Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the investigation into the Watergate scandal, which resulted in the 1974 resignation of President Richard Nixon. In 2013, it was sold to Nash Holdings for $250 million.
The newspaper has won the Pulitzer Prize 65 times and is considered a newspaper of record in the U.S. It is also well known for its political reporting and operates foreign bureaus, making it one of the few remaining American newspapers to do so. Post journalists have also received awards such as Nieman Fellowships and White House News Photographers Association awards.
The Washington Post is a leading daily American newspaper, known for its political reporting on the U.S. government. It has foreign bureaus in many countries and local bureaus in Maryland and Virginia. In 2009, it stopped printing its National Weekly Edition due to circulation issues and closed its U.S. regional bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
The Washington Post is the seventh-largest newspaper in the country by circulation, with an average weekday circulation of 474,767. It has one of the highest market penetration rates of any metropolitan news daily. In 2013 it moved to One Franklin Square and in 2015 it moved into its new offices there. Mary Jordan was the founding editor for Washington Post Live and Lois Romano was formerly the editor. The Post has its exclusive zip code, 20071.
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The Washington Post was founded in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins. In 1880, it added a Sunday edition, becoming the city’s first newspaper to publish seven days a week. The building was seen one week after the 1948 Presidential election with a “Crow-Eaters” sign addressed to Harry Truman, following his surprise re-election.
In April 1878, The Washington Post purchased The Washington Union, a competing newspaper. They combined the two papers and published them under the name The Washington Post and Union. This only lasted for two weeks until April 29th, when they returned to using the original masthead.
In 1889, Frank Hatton and Beriah Wilkins bought the Washington Post newspaper. To promote the newspaper, they asked John Philip Sousa, leader of the United States Marine Band, to compose a march for an essay contest awards ceremony. He wrote “The Washington Post”, which became popular for its two-step dance. It remains one of Sousa’s most famous works.
In 1893, the newspaper moved to a building at 14th and E streets NW and combined all functions of the newspaper into one headquarters. In 1898, during the Spanish–American War, the Post printed Clifford K. Berryman’s classic illustration Remember the Maine which became a battle cry for American sailors. In 1902, another famous cartoon in the Post – Drawing the Line in Mississippi – inspired Morris Michtom to create the iconic teddy bear.
John Hatton and Joseph Wilkins ran the Washington Post until 1903 when John Roll McLean took over. In 1916, John McLean put the newspaper in trust due to his lack of faith in his son Edward “Ned” McLean’s ability to manage it. Under Ned’s management, the newspaper declined and he used it to promote political agendas. During the Red Summer of 1919, the Post supported white mobs and ran a story on its front page that advertised a meeting place for white servicemen to attack black Washingtonians.