Media and Academic Journals Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
"The News department is responsible for local, national and international news and features, as well as sports, financial and entertainment news.
The Editorial department is in charge of the editorial and op-ed pages. In addition to Post editorials, Letters to the Editor and varied opinion columns appear every day on these pages."
"News & Editorial," The Washington Post website (accessed May 28, 2008)
"The first mission of a newspaper is to tell the truth as nearly as the truth can be ascertained.
The newspaper shall tell ALL the truth so far as it can learn it, concerning the important affairs of America and the world.
As a disseminator of news, the paper shall observe the decencies that are obligatory upon a private gentleman.
What it prints shall be fit reading for the young as well as the old.
he newspaper's duty is to its readers and to the public at large, and not to the private interests of its owners.
In the pursuit of truth, the newspaper shall be prepared to make sacrifices of its material fortunes, if such a course be necessary for the public good.
The newspaper shall not be the ally of any special interest, but shall be fair and free and wholesome in its outlook on public affairs and public men."
Eugene Meyer's Principles for The Washington Post, Mar. 5, 1935