When the first issue of The Washington Post was published on December 6, 1877, it was only four pages long and cost just three cents. For a couple of pennies, readers gained access to some of the world’s most brilliant minds, including Joseph Pulitzer and Teddy Roosevelt, who were among its earliest contributors. In the century that followed, The Post became known not just for the headlines it reported, but the ones it inspired. Over the years, the paper’s world-class investigators broke the story of Watergate and helped force the declassification of the Pentagon Papers.
Today, The Post has maintained nearly unrivaled relevance by expanding into digital content, winning a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Its website and apps allow the paper to publish up-to-the-minute developments on national and world news, but, like its print edition, also includes op-ed articles and coverage of sports and pop culture. On the apps, however, readers can access additional in-depth coverage on what didn't make it to print in the hard copy edition, as well as exclusive stories by Post writers and contributors. The smartphone and tablet apps also include special features such as 40+ comic strips, easy access to The Forum, The Post's real-time Twitter tool, as well as live discussions and the ability to quickly share stories via social media feeds.