The Washington Post has started sharing its local news coverage on Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. As one of the first news providers in the Northeast and the first publisher on the social network in the D.C., area, The Post said it aims to deeply integrate with more local readers providing access to news of neighborhood interest.
“Fostering conversations and growing lasting relationships with our local readers continues to be a key focus for us at The Post,” said Greg Barber, director of digital news projects. “We’re excited to experiment with Nextdoor to bring our journalism to their engaged communities.”
Through its Nextdoor page, The Post stated that it will connect directly with D.C.-area residents to help source its local coverage, request tips, and encourage discussions about posted stories. Members will find stories about, but not limited to, neighborhood-specific breaking news, social issues, local crime, and dining and entertainment. Members will also be able to respond to posts, polls, and questions shared by The Post on Nextdoor, and reach out directly to The Post through private messages.