The Washington Post

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The Washington Post, also known as the Post and, informally, WaPo, is an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C.[5] It is the most widely circulated newspaper in the Washington metropolitan area[6][7] and has a large national audience.

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The Washington Post
Democracy Dies in Darkness
Front page for June 10, 2020
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nash Holdings
Founder(s)Stilson Hutchins
PublisherFred Ryan[1]
Editor-in-chiefSally Buzbee
Staff writers~1,050 (journalists)[2]
FoundedDecember 6, 1877; 145 years ago (1877-12-06)
HeadquartersOne Franklin Square, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C., U.S.[3]
CountryUnited States
Circulation159,040 Average print circulation[4]
OCLC number2269358 Edit this at Wikidata

The Post was founded in 1877. In its early years, it went through several owners and struggled both financially and editorially. Financier Eugene Meyer purchased it out of bankruptcy in 1933 and revived its health and reputation, work continued by his successors Katharine and Phil Graham (Meyer's daughter and son-in-law), who bought out several rival publications. The Post's 1971 printing of the Pentagon Papers helped spur opposition to the Vietnam War. Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the investigation into the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters that developed into the Watergate scandal, which resulted in the 1974 resignation of President Richard Nixon. In October 2013, the Graham family sold the newspaper to Nash Holdings, a holding company owned by Jeff Bezos, for $250 million.[8]

The newspaper had won the Pulitzer Prize 65 times for its work as of 2020, the second-most of any publication (after The New York Times).[9][10] It is considered a newspaper of record in the U.S.[11][12][13] Post journalists have received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House News Photographers Association awards.[14][15] The paper is well known for its political reporting and one of the few remaining American newspapers to operate foreign bureaus.[16]