News organization offers news to wider audience


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Minor bit of news organization-related news here: The Washington Post (the company that finances the blog you are currently skimming during that weird period after lunch but before you really get back to work) announced Tuesday that it will partner with a bunch of local news outfits across the country, offering free digital access to subscribers of said outfits.

For some, this is a signal that The Post “is moving to position itself as a major national news brand.” And for others, it’s a way for The Post to expose its content “to a wider audience than ever before.” What does this mean for you, the reader, during these precious few moments before you actually force yourself to start working again? Well, if you’re a subscriber of the Dallas Morning News, Toledo Blade, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or other places (here is a list of the publications that have signed on), starting in May you will also get free access to The Post’s various sites and apps. (This blog will occasionally write about things happening in those areas or of interest to people in those areas, which is why we decided to write about this, we suppose.)

This concludes today’s update regarding who does and does not have access to The Washington Post, not counting people who already subscribe to The Post or use Google Chrome’s incognito mode.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He anchors Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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