The Washington Post is broadening its international coverage with the opening of bureaus in Rome and Hong Kong. This builds on the company’s recent foreign expansion that included the addition of bureaus in Paris, Istanbul, and Brussels.
The Post also is investing in wider coverage of Latin America by naming a second Mexico City-based correspondent.
“As a growing number of overseas readers turn to The Washington Post, we see potential to reach an even larger audience interested in deep, nuanced international reporting,” said Martin Baron, executive editor of The Post. “This expansion will allow us to embark on even more ambitious, distinctive work and report more comprehensively from around the world.”
With the addition of three international reporting positions in early 2018, The Post will have 27 reporters based in 19 foreign locations.
“Our new bureaus will help reinforce the excellent coverage our correspondents have been doing in their regions,” said Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl. “The Hong Kong-based correspondent will allow us to turn a closer eye to Southeast Asia, our second Mexico correspondent will help deepen our reporting on Latin America, and the Rome-based correspondent will bolster our coverage of Europe at a time when migration, extremism and nationalism are reshaping the region’s politics.”
The staff responsible for the WorldViews blog is also growing. In January, former Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was named the latest writer for the blog.