The Washington Post

POYNTER

The Washington Post’s new website: print-inspired hierarchy

Without a doubt, perhaps one of the most appealing features of a printed newspaper page is how it can show hierarchy for the content it displays. When an editor and designer work together on establishing the priorities for content, then it is up to how typography, sizing of elements and positioning come together to indicate to the reader which is … Read More
POYNTER

'PostTV' is now 'Washington Post Video'

The Washington Post On Thursday, The Washington Post announced some changes to its video efforts, including a new name. "PostTV," which was introduced in June of 2013, is now "Washington Post Video." It's not just a new name, though, said Micah Gelman, director of video, in a press release. Now, video editors and reporters will work throughout … Read More
POYNTER

The Washington Post's homepage redesign was inspired by print

On Wednesday, The Washington Post unveiled the last piece in a site-wide redesign - the homepage. "The new homepage marks a key milestone in the site-wide reboot led by The Post’s engineering and news teams, one that has been driven by the in-house development of a new publishing platform called Arc," the Post said in a press release. Read More
POYNTER

No prisoner swap for Post reporter, Iran says

Associated Press Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's personal horror persisted in a Tehran jail Tuesday as another theory for possibly resolving his ordeal goes out the window. The notion of some sort of U.S.-Iran prisoner exchange has followed several other failed bits of speculation, notably how his release on "espionage" charges might come with resolution of international talks … Read More
POYNTER

Why Al Franken would never, ever live inside the Washington Post newsroom

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., not happy with a recent Washington Post article. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Al Franken is not joking. OK, he's joking. Well, it's more kidding on the square since he, and many of constituents in Minnesota, are pissed at The Washington Post. Or at least a few have been aggressive in communicating their displeasure. It started … Read More
POYNTER

Washington Post shows how Trump sucks up media, political oxygen

While rolling its eyes over the improbably resilient and so-far Teflon-coated Donald Trump campaign, the media might also look in a mirror. Or just look at Friday's Washington Post op-ed page. It's got four Trump-related pieces. There is the view among some, including Republican rivals who are walking on election eggshells around him, that 'The Donald' has tapped into … Read More
POYNTER

The Washington Post is decorating the walls of its new office with nearly 1,000 headlines

Like many great American newspapers before it, The Washington Post is preparing to pick up and move its newsroom to new headquarters. Its current base of operations, the iconic 1150 15th St. NW building, will be razed to make room for a new development anchored by mortgage company Fannie Mae. Over at Washingtonian magazine, Washington Post kremlinologist Andrew Beaujon … Read More
POYNTER

Who made The Washington Post's quote cards we saw during the GOP debate?

Fact check: Mostly true. pic.twitter.com/mj03Bu170j — Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) August 7, 2015 If you watched Thursday nights' GOP Debate on Fox News and Twitter, you may have noticed The Washington Post tweeting quotes from the night with cards like the one above. You can see from the shares and likes that they did … Read More
POYNTER

Jason Rezaian trial still consumed in silence

The frustrating "espionage" case against Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was awash in silence and no apparent movement Sunday. For sure, there had been speculation that the legal and political status quo would change. There have been, after all, the tentative nuclear deal with Iran, a Washington Post request to the United Nations and President Obama repeating his chagrin over … Read More
POYNTER

Washington Post takes case of jailed correspondent to the U.N.

The saga of Jason Rezaian's arrest, jailing and trial is now entering its second year. But if The Washington Post has its way, it won't last much longer. On Wednesday, The Washington Post announced it has filed a petition with a UN working group seeking the immediate release of its Tehran bureau chief, citing as justification "violations of international … Read More
POYNTER

Should we blame the media for the Trump surge?

The Monkey Cage Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul Donald Trump, waves after speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Donald Trump seems an alternately shrewd and garrulous buffoon. And you can search high and low to explain his recent polling rise, including perhaps conceding that he’s touched some … Read More
POYNTER

The Washington Post adds context to the news with 'Knowledge Map'

The Washington Post The Washington Post started testing a new "Knowledge Map" feature on Thursday. The tool, which surfaces annotations for readers, aims to add background information and context for stories. "We wanted to experiment with providing background information as a user reads a story to help bring context to a complicated topic, and we designed … Read More
POYNTER

The rise of the mobile editor

As the number of mobile readers climbs over 50 percent for many newspapers, it is logical that we would infuse mobile thinking throughout the newsroom. Read More
POYNTER

Third day of Rezaian 'espionage' trial ends with no resolution

Mary Rezaian, right, mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, leave after a court hearing at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, Iran, today. The closed-door trial of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been detained in an Iranian prison for nearly a year. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)The trial of Washington Post reporter … Read More