The Washington Post
Washington, D.C., USA.
The Washington Post is one of the largest and most-respected newsapers in the United States.
Leonard Downie Jr. has been the executive editor since Sept. 1, 1991.
- Contact information
- The Washington Post
- 1150 15th Street NW
- Washington, DC 20071
- (202) 334-6000
- About 850 people work in the news department.
- Bureaus: 12 in Maryland and Virginia, five bureaus elsewhere in the country and 20 in other countries.
- Founded in 1877.
- Began publishing excerpts of Pentagon Papers in 1971.
- Started reporting on Watergate in 1972.
In 1980, The Post published an article by Janet Cooke about a child heroin addict. It was later determined that this child did not exist.
The Post has won at least one Pulitzer Prize in each of the following years: