Media Organization Profile: The Washington Post

The Washington Post

  • Produces a daily newspaper 
  • Most widely circulated newspaper in Washington D.C
  • Founded on December 6th, 1887
  • Published as a broadsheet 

The Washington Post- Market Audience 

  • Due to the newspapers' publication base, it focuses on national politics. 
  • Does not produce editions away from the East Coast
  • One of the few newspapers in the United States with foreign bureaus 
  • Seventh largest newspaper in the country by circulation

The Washington Post- Ownership 

  • In 2013, the Graham family sold the newspaper to Jeff Bezos for $250 million in cash.
  • The Washington Post Company --> Nash Holdings LLC 
  • The newspaper is owned by Nash Holdings LLC, a holding company Bezos created for the purchase
  • In 2014, Bezos appointed Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as CEO and Publisher 

The Washington Post- Global Media Structure 

  •  Focuses mainly on politics and events happening within the United States with the government and elections. 
  • The Post also reports on political and newsworthy events happening all around the world. 
  • The Washington Post is able to get the information needed to report on other countries because they have foreign bureaus across the globe. Having these bureaus allows The Washington Post to have play a strong role in media globalization. 

The Washington Post- Government Relations 

  • Publisher and CEO was Chief of Staff for Ronald Reagan
  • Watergate Scandal- Washington Post Involvement 
    • Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

The Washington Post- Sources

"Transcript: "Buying the War". PBS. April 25, 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2009

"The Washington Post's Circulation and Reach". Washington Post Media. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved March 2009.

"Covering Watergate: Success and Backlash". Time. July 8, 1974. Retrieved July 24, 2011.

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The Washington Post

by laurennielly


Public - 9/18/16, 8:11 PM