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.


225Associated Press

202CQ Roll Call


137Thomson Reuters

100National Journal Group

75Wall Street Journal

70New York Times


40Tribune/Los Angeles Times

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