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Washington Post to set up paywall next week

June 7, 2013


WASHINGTON: The Washington Post said on Wednesday it would start a metered paywall beginning on June 12, offering digital subscription packages at between $9.99 and $14.99 per month. The Post had been one of few remaining major US newspapers to offer its content free of charge online, but it has been facing financial struggles along with the […]

Pay Wall Push: Why Newspapers Are Hopping Over the Picket Fence

December 11, 2012


by David CARR When The Wall Street Journal broke the news that The Washington Post was likely to start charging for online content sometime next year, it should not have come as a surprise, but it did. The shock had something to do with the certainty that Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post Company, […]

The Washington Post’s not-so-good earnings report

August 3, 2012


 the Washington Postcovers its namesake parent company’s dismal second-quarter earnings report: Washington Post Co. second-quarter profit up 13.6 percent Here’s how everybody else covers the Washington Post’s erns: Bloomberg News: Washington Post Profit Drops as Education Business Falters The Wall Street Journal: Washington Post’s Revenue Falls 5% Reuters: Education business, fewer print ads hurt Washington […]

Sad decline of the W.Post raises tricky questions in US

June 11, 2012


The Washington Post is, perhaps, the best known newspaper in the world. Take two young reporters, one battling editor – and one president of the United States, toppling into oblivion… Yes, the Post has a resounding, historic name: but, baby, look at it now. Today’s Post has suddenly come to symbolise everything that’s contentious about […]

Responding to Shirky on the Washington Post By Ryan Chittum

June 10, 2012


Thanks to Clay Shirky for responding to my piece on the financialization of the Washington Post Company, which during the financial crisis has handed more than a billion dollars back to shareholders via dividends and share buybacks while its newspaper crumbles. I’ve got a couple of thoughts in response. First, it’s seriously good news to […]

The Washington Post: Falling ad sales bad news

February 26, 2012


The Washington Post Co.’s profit slipped again due to advertising woes, but its key Kaplan education business seemed to be getting its feet back on the ground as student sign-ups grew for the first time in five quarters. New enrolments at Kaplan colleges rose three per cent for the October-december period, compared with the 30-to-45-per-cent […]

A Reading List for Future Journalists

November 13, 2011


For CJR’s fiftieth anniversary issue, we asked some of our favorite journalists, critics, and academics to help us compile a list of readings that would help the next generation of reporters become better observers, storytellers, and thinkers. Below, you’ll find the twenty respondents’ unabridged lists, presented in alphabetical order. A curated cumulative list can be […]