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The Washington Post

Web site:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Location:

Washington, D.C., USA.

Owner:

Washington Post Company

Circulation:

Daily Sunday
707,690 1,007,487

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
Staffing
  • 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.
History
  • Founded in 1877.
  • Began publishing excerpts of Pentagon Papers in 1971.
  • Started reporting on Watergate in 1972.
Scandal

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.

Pulitzer PrizesEdit

The Post has won at least one Pulitzer Prize in each of the following years:

  • 1936
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1954
  • 1968
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1973
  • 1975-1979
  • 1983
  • 1988-1991
  • 1993-1995
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2002-2005

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