(Washington) The prestigious American newspaper Washington Post Announcing on Monday an unprecedented increase in the size of the editorial staff with the creation of pillars in Europe and Asia, it finally brought its staff to more than 1,000 journalists.
With this international expansion, the newspaper, owned by Amazon founder multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, stands in an American media landscape largely affected by the financial crisis, saving a lot of media money and staying away from paper to be web-friendly.
The Wapo, However, said it would be profitable in 2018 not to publish financial data, and plans to set up editorial centers in London and Seoul to have more effective news coverage 24 hours a day.
“The Post Everywhere in the world it wants to make sure its readers have access to fast and complete information at all times, especially in North America with great and varied news coverage from dawn onwards, ”the newspaper explains.
The newspaper hopes to increase the number of its digital subscribers and compete with it New York Times, Which has a team of at least 1,700 journalists and pays special attention to its international readership.
The Washington Post It will also set up new offices in Bogota, Sydney, Australia and Colombia, bringing the number of its overseas branches to 26.
Through this operation, the editorial staff of the newspaper was expanded to 44 positions, with a total of 1,010 journalists, a record since it was created in 1877.
“Readers will benefit from rich, deep, fast, diverse and innovative journalism that signifies immense confidence in the future. [Washington] Post », Welcome Marty Baron, newspaper editor.
In contrast, many local and regional publications are in serious trouble across the United States.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that in the first half of 2020, U.S. newsrooms cut more than 11,000 jobs.
This year is the worst for the American media since it announced 14,265 layoffs following the 2008 financial crisis.