News & Politics

Battle of the Bureaus

In the age of closing bureaus, more reporters are covering Washington than ever.

A decade or so ago, the Washington press corps included bureaus from far-flung newspapers. In the digital age, most bureaus are defunct or depopulated. But there are more reporters than ever covering Washington. The Post remains the largest news operation, with a newsroom staff of just over 600, hundreds fewer than a decade ago. NPR, also based here, has 283. Here are the top ten other news organizations (excluding TV) and the size of their editorial staffs.

313Bloomberg/BGov

225Associated Press

202CQ Roll Call

148Politico

137Thomson Reuters

100National Journal Group

75Wall Street Journal

70New York Times

40McClatchy

40Tribune/Los Angeles Times


This article appears in the February 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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