Washington Post Considering Selling Building at 1150 15th Street, NW


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The Post’s Jonathan O’Connell reports on the Post’s 15th and L St, NW headquarters:

Executives from The Washington Post Co. are considering relocating the company from its 63-year-old headquarters in downtown Washington, exploring the sale of the building that saw the Post evolve into one of the country’s top newspapers.

Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth made the announcement in an e-mail to staff Friday morning, saying the goal was “to give us a more modern, bright, open and efficient building that better supports and advances our mission into the future.”

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  • The Post is such a mess. What once was a world-class newspaper is now just a shadow of its former self. They’ll probably end up in Tyson’s Corner or Bethesda.

    • +1. I’d really love to see them try to turn it around.

      First easy thing they could do is moderate the comments. The amount of racist and ignorant trash that comments on their articles is astounding. I’m amazed at how thoughtful many of the comments on the nytimes are.

    • Their website layout is so user-unfriendly — it’s like they’re TRYING to drive people to go to the New York Times website instead.

      The reader comments on the website are pretty awful, but I don’t think that’s what’s really dragging the paper down. (I try not to read them, but occasionally I do and then kick myself later.) The articles on national politics tend to be very good, but the articles on other topics don’t tend to be as high in quality.

      It’s disappointing — I used to think of the Post as running a close second to the New York Times in terms of quality, but now the gap between the two seems to have widened.

    • +1 their building downtown is in decay

  • Nytimes and the Washington post serve the interests of the establishment so who wants to read that proganda.

  • I own stock in the Post. Bought near the height. Terrible rookie mistake, it was way overvalued. I did it based on their ownership of Kaplan, should have known the print side would drag down revenue for the whole company. Old media is dead.

  • Why don’t Post have more local news?

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