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4 steps in the writing process of David Maraniss

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Journalist David Maraniss talked about the four pillars of his writing process at the Poynter Institute 40th Anniversary Speaker Series. (Photo by Tom Cawthon)David Maraniss views his writing process as a four-legged table. The Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post journalist shared his process Wednesday night as part of The Poynter Institute’s 40th Anniversary Speaker Series. It’s … Read More
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Washington Post's new HQ will memorialize Michel du Cille, Ben Bradlee, the Grahams

The Washington Post When Washington Post employees arrive at their new headquarters in mid-December, they'll be greeted by a few familiar names. Rooms memorializing legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee, three-time Pulizer Prize winning photographer Michel du Cille and the Graham family will be dedicated to "their tremendous legacies and the impact they’ve had," The Post announced … Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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High stakes foreign trading: the fate of Jason Rezaian

Ali Rezaian, brother of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran Bureau Chief who is currently in Evin Prison in Iran, talks about the photo of his brother at a news conference at the National Press Club. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)It's a diplomatic version of "Let's Make a Deal," absent the audience members in goofy outfits As Washington Post correspondent Jason … Read More
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The Washington Post will publish every story on Facebook's Instant Articles

The Washington Post | Re/code The Washington Post on Tuesday announced that it's joining the growing list of news outlets that are publishing stories as part of Facebook's Instant Articles program, with a twist: Every story published daily by the newspaper will be available on Facebook. "We want to reach current and future readers on all platforms, and … Read More
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Defying critics to publish the Unabomber ‘Manifesto’

This article was originally published on The 1995 Blog and has been republished with permission. It may not have been courageous necessarily, but the joint decision by the Washington Post and New York Times 20 years ago to publish the Unabomber “Manifesto” certainly cut against the grain of media criticism that … Read More
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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