The Washington Post reports it is “the number-one news source for opinion leaders inside the Beltway and those across all three branches of government, according to the 2021 Erdos and Morgan study.
“This speaks to The Post’s continued dominance in political reporting which is driven by the largest politics team in its history, ensuring The Post remains the go-to source for breaking news, insightful analysis, and immersive storytelling features like “The Attack: Before, During and After.”
“In addition, The Post has invested in growing its 202 newsletter suite which is essential reading for Beltway influencers and policy decision-makers, shaping the agenda for Washington’s power centers. On the opinions side, The Post is a premium destination for lawmakers writing about key issues, including President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, former Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“The study also found that The Post is the top digital news source for national opinion leaders in science and climate change sectors. This reflects The Post’s substantial expansion of its health, science and environment coverage in recent years which has included its groundbreaking climate change coverage, recognized with the Pulitzer Prize, the launch of Climate Solutions and The Climate 202 newsletter and Washington Post Live’s ongoing climate and environment programming exploring the opportunities and challenges global leaders weigh in the fight against climate change. In addition, The Post has produced unwavering and nuanced reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, greatly expanding its use of graphics and visual storytelling to produce data-driven features that inform readers and help them understand complex topics.”