Monday, February 06, 2006

For comparison's sake

The Washington Post's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, solicits feedback from D.C.-area readers in her column this week and offers some insight into the paper's resources for local news.

Out of the 700 full-timers in the newsroom, a fourth (170) work on local news, and 25 of them are copy editors.

"More than 90 percent of The Post's circulation comes within 50 miles of the U.S. Capitol," she writes. "That's about 678,780 copies a day on weekdays and 965,900 copies on Sunday."


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