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Washington Post credibility in the U.S. 2019

Credibility of The Washington Post in the United States as of April 2019

by Amy Watson, last edited Sep 16, 2019
Washington Post credibility in the U.S. 2019 The Washington Post is generally considered a credible publication in the United States, with 56 percent of respondents to a 2019 survey stating they believed the newspaper to be very or somewhat credible. The Washington Post’s credibility rating was slightly higher than that of The New York Times, and matched The Wall Street Journal.
The Washington Post

Founded in 1877, The Washington Post has been running for over 140 years and has won a number of Pulitzer Prizes for its employees’ editing, criticism and reporting work over the last century. The publication is one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States, and its circulation figures are good considering the decline of print media in recent years. The Washington Post has moved with the times and made the necessary shift towards digital along with many print outlets, with positive results. The newspaper has a large number of digital only subscribers worldwide and is among the most popular news brands in the United States. The Washington Post frequently ranks in the top five news brands in terms of monthly users, along with the likes of The New York Times, CNN and FOX News.

The Washington Post is perhaps best known for its coverage of the Watergate Scandal in the 1970s led by reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. Whilst several attempts were made to discredit the newspaper’s investigations and subsequent reports, many consider the Post’s investigation of Watergate to have significantly contributed to President Nixons’s resignation.
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Credibility of The Washington Post in the United States as of April 2019

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