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Donald Trump announces plans to deny Washington Post press credentials

In social media posts Monday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump announced that his campaign is revoking press credentials to The Washington Post. "Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record-setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post," Trump wrote in a Facebook post. Trump also announced the … Read More
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Building relationships with your audience is more important than ever. Here's how you can do it.

Editor's note: Tracie Powell is the founder of AllDigitocracy.org, and was a 2015-16 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. This article first appeared on the JSK website. Let’s get personal. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat, editors have been told for years to meet their audiences where they are. But it’s about more than that. Not … Read More
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What's life at The Washington Post like in the Bezos era? A new report has the answers.

In 2005, Don Graham let Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg walk away from a handshake deal that would have seen The Washington Post Company own 10 percent of the fledgling social media colossus. So when another digital tycoon came calling, it's no surprise that Graham, the chief executive of the company, was willing to cut a deal. The thwarted investment with … Read More
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Washington Post denies Jeff Bezos sways coverage

Martin Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, hit back on Friday against characterizations made by presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is using the newspaper to advance his agenda. "As the individual who oversees The Washington Post’s news staff, I can say categorically that I have received no instructions from Jeff Bezos regarding our … Read More
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Jeff Bezos suggested removing all the vowels from Washington Post stories

Since Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post in 2013, his ownership has been greeted by voluminous reportage from journalists seeking to discern his influence on the newspaper. A new longread from Fortune's Adam Lashinsky reveals that the Post has been bombarded with lots of ideas from the tech entrepreneur-turned-newspaper-owner — both good … Read More
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Washington Post confirms: Jason Rezaian has left Iran

The Washington Post confirmed Sunday morning that Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been released from imprisonment after being held in the country for 18 months. Fred Ryan, the publisher of The Washington Post, issued a statement hailing the end of Rezaian's prolonged imprisonment, calling it a "545-day nightmare" for the correspondent and his family. We are enormously grateful to … Read More
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Mic hires Cory Haik from The Washington Post

Haik, who has ascended rapidly through the ranks of The Washington Post, is moving to millennial-focused news startup Mic. (Photo credit Marvin Joseph, The Washington Post) Re/code Cory Haik, the executive director of emerging news products at The Washington Post, is headed to the millennial-focused news startup Mic as its chief strategy officer. Haik, who was promoted at … Read More
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The Washington Post will allow singular 'they'

It has been a big week for proponents of non-binary gender identifiers. On Wednesday, The New York Times included a new honorific — Mx. — in a story that quoted Senia Hardwick, a bookshop employee who didn't want to be assigned a gender by the newspaper. It was a big step for the Times, which still hasn't settled on … Read More
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The Washington Post has developed 8 apps for quizzes and games

Knowledge Quiz, one of The Washington Post's eight gaming apps, allows reporters and editors to test readers' mettle with little or no effort from designers or developers. (Screenshot) Journalism isn't all fun and games. But if The Washington Post has its way, fun and games might make their way into journalism a little more often. A new suite of apps … Read More
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Climax nears in Rezaian trial with word of final day, verdict to come

The "espionage" trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian is finally reaching its resolution, it was disclosed Saturday. The newspaper indicated that Rezaian's attorney was informed that the trial would resume and conclude Monday after a lengthy and unexplained delay. A verdict will then be reached, according to the lawyer, Leila Ahsan. But what that portends is as clear … Read More
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Journalists on the media beat critique Jon Stewart on his last day

No modern media critic has gained the prominence and influence that Jon Stewart enjoys. By dint of his broad distribution, copious resources and acerbic wit, the "Daily Show" host has built his career by flagging missteps from newsmakers and the journalists who report on them. But now it's his turn in the hot seat. As Stewart prepares to host … Read More
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Washington Post launches news app on all Android devices

The Washington Post announced Tuesday that its news app, which was launched late last year on Kindle Fire tablets, is now available on all Android devices. The app comes with six months of free access to Washington Post journalism for readers who download it through Amazon's Appstore. The ongoing development of the app continues the Post's adherence to a … Read More
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Jason Rezaian trial may resume on weekend

The on-again, off-again -- but mostly off-again -- "espionage" trial of the Washington Post's Jason Rezaian may not resume until the weekend. There have been just two court sessions of a proceeding closed to outsiders, including his family. Doug Jehl, the newspaper's foreign editor, said Monday that "with Ramadan about to begin, we don't expect the trial to resume until … Read More
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Here's the muckraking reporter who exposed FIFA

The Washington Post If you haven't already, take lunch and read this profile of Andrew Jennings, a dogged investigative journalist whose reporting helped expose FIFA's dirty dealings. Here's a taste: The best way for Americans to imagine Andrew Jennings is to roll Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein together, then add a touch of a Scottish burr and plenty … Read More
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Baseball cap nearby, Jason Rezaian’s brother pleads for his release

Ali Rezaian, brother of journalist Jason Rezaian, speaks by a picture of his brother, who is being held in Iran, and their mother, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian sat before a congressional committee Tuesday with an Oakland … Read More
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