Washington Post, The

Founded in 1877, The Washington Post has been the leading newspaper in Washington, DC, since the 1950s. The quality, depth, and influence of its reporting on American politics and international affairs are unrivaled by any news outlet except The New York Times. It publishes a daily print edition and is one of the world’s most popular online news destinations. Under the ownership of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who bought the paper in 2013, the Post has become one of the few major print newspapers to achieve economic success in the digital age. This entry traces the history of the Post from its founding through its purchase by Bezos. It discusses some of the Post’s journalistic innovations, its notable stories and approach to political coverage, and ...

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