Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Washington's Newspaper Row on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1874
Washington, D.C. is a prominent middle for national and international media. The Washington Post, founded in 1877, is the oldest and most-read local every day newspaper in Washington.[154] It is probably most notable for its coverage of national and international politics and for exposing the Watergate scandal.[155] "The Post", as it is popularly called, had the sixth-highest readership of all news dailies in the country in 2011.[156]

Main news story: Media in Washington, D.C.
See also: List of newspapers in Washington, D.C. and List of tv shows set in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post Company has a every day free commuter newspaper called the Express, which summarizes events, sports and entertainment, as well as the Spanish-language paper El Tiempo Latino. Local dailies The Washington Times and The Washington Examiner as well as the choice every week Washington City Paper also have substantial readership in the Washington area.[157][158]

Some community and specialty papers focus on neighborhood and cultural issues, including the every week Washington Blade and Metro Every week, which focus on LGBT issues; the Washington Informer and The Washington Afro American, which highlight topics of interest to the black community; and neighborhood newspapers published by The Current Newspapers. Congressional Quarterly, The Hill, Politico and Roll Call newspapers focus exclusively on issues related to Congress and the federal government. Other publications based in Washington include the National Geographic journal and political publications such as The New Republic and Washington Every month.[159]

The Washington Metropolitan Area is the ninth-largest tv media market in the U.S. with million homes, about 2% of the U.S. population.[160] Several media companies and cable tv channels have their headquarters in the area, including C-SPAN; Black Entertainment Tv (BET); Radio One; the National Geographic Channel; Smithsonian Networks; National Public Radio (NPR); Travel Channel (in Chevy Chase, Maryland); Discovery Communications (in Silver Spring, Maryland); and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) (in Arlington, Virginia). The headquarters of Voice of The united states, the U.S. government's international news service, is near the Capitol in Southwest Washington.[161]

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