News & Politics

The Washington Post Will Soon Be Gone From LexisNexis

Photograph by Evy Mages

The Washington Post and LexisNexis have been unable to agree to terms. As a result, the Post‘s content stopped updating on LexisNexis products as of Saturday, the service announced to users last week, and archived content will vanish from the service on October 31.

LexisNexis provides subscription-based databases of law and news articles, the latter accessed by many journalists through its Nexis service. The Post‘s absence from Nexis leaves it without a top source of information about the Washington, DC, area. In the Post‘s absence, a LexisNexis note to customers points out that the Washington Times is still available on its service, that the New York Times and USA Today offer national coverage, and that publications including the Hill and Politico, are “excellent sources of political news and policy coverage.”

Washingtonian emailed the Washington Post‘s PR department four times, beginning on Friday, to request comment. A representative finally replied on Wednesday to say the news organization has “nothing to share.”

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.