Opinion: The latest reports from the Washington Posts “Ask the Post”

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Here is the latest Opinion reports from the Washington Posts “Ask the Post”.

Pulitzer Prize winner Eli Saslow takes questions on Tumblr
Pulitzer Prize winner and longform writer extraordinaire Eli Saslow took questions from readers in The Washington Post’s first-ever Tumblr chat  Aug. 5. Readers asked about his story ideas, his reporting experiences and his writing process behind series such as the award-winning food stamp project, which won Saslow the 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Below, three of the […]

Introducing The Most, a new way to browse the news
Savvy readers know where to find some of the most interesting articles of the day: that “most read” module on news publishers’ sites. Now, The Washington Post is presenting the most popular, most shared and most read stories from trusted news sources in one place: The Most. On The Most, you’ll find the stories other readers […]

Public reacts to Ray Rice video leak on social media
All articles are written by YJDP Student Writers and edited by mentors from The Washington Post prior to publishing. To many, 27 is a simple number, but to Ravens fans the number is much more. Earlier this year a snippet of a video was leaked which showed Baltimore Raven’s player Ray Rice dragging his then-fiancee, […]

How YouTube made Bobby Shmurda a star
All articles are written by YJDP Student Writers and edited by mentors from The Washington Post prior to publishing. Would you believe that you can use YouTube to become famous? YouTube is a primary media attraction to making artists-in-the-making one-hit wonders. Artists use YouTube to their advantage to let their talents become known. Artists can […]

Citizen Journalism’s Role in Protests and Controversies
All articles are written by YJDP Student Writers and edited by mentors from The Washington Post prior to publishing. With the popularization of Twitter and other social websites, new protests have been called in to attention and prompted a wide array of opinions and controversy. Individuals can now instantly share their experiences amid the protests […]

Why Instagram will be bigger than Facebook and Twitter
All articles are written by YJDP Student Writers and edited by mentors from The Washington Post prior to publishing. Selfie, selfies and more selfies. This is what the world thinks of Instagram today, but they are all wrong. Instagram is so much more. You can build your personal brand, connect with your friends through direct messaging, […]

Young Journalists Development Program teaches students to report with social media
“Selfie, selfies and more selfies. This is what the world thinks of Instagram today, but they are all wrong. Instagram is so much more.” So wrote one student journalist, after attending a social media workshop led by The Washington Post. At a recent half-day seminar led by Washington Post editors and reporters, student journalists learned how […]

Chris Cillizza to speak on #mymidtermfix at American University

Chris Cillizza to speak on #mymidtermfix at American University

Chris Cillizza of The Fix is speaking at American University on Thursday, Oct. 23, on the topic of midterm elections and the issues that decide them. In advance of his conversation there with Professor Jane Hall, students at American took to the campus quad — and social media — to share their thoughts on the […]

Today’s front page: October 22, 2014

Updates to the comments section: A pause button, clean design and comments on Storyline

Updates to the comments section: A pause button, clean design and comments on Storyline

You’ll soon notice a couple improvements to our comments section, set to go live on the afternoon of Oct. 27. The overall design is cleaner, and the text is more readable. And after frequent complaints from readers, we have revamped the pause button. The new pause button will allow commenters to pause or activate the […]

Social change reporter Sandhya Somashekhar takes questions on Tumblr

Social change reporter Sandhya Somashekhar takes questions on Tumblr

Social change reporter Sandhya Somashekhar answered readers’ questions (and waved hello!) in The Washington Post’s second-ever Tumblr chat, held Oct. 29. Tumblr followers asked about her time reporting in Ferguson, Mo., her hate tweet coping mechanisms, advice on busting into the journalism industry and more. Below, three of the most interesting questions (and their answers). […]

Live chat pages get an updated design

Live chat pages get an updated design

Starting Wednesday, you’ll see an updated design on all our live chat pages. The chats now have a cleaner, more readable look, in line with the current design of our article pages. More importantly, they’re responsive, enabling you to read and participate in chats from your phone or tablet. One of the most common comments we heard about […]

We want to know what you learned in 2014

We want to know what you learned in 2014

The end of the year is a time for reflection. It’s a time when we traditionally take stock, when we resolve to do better next year. As you look back on your year — whether it was filled with big moments or small changes — we want to know what’s on your mind. “2014 was a big […]

Upgrade your app to continue enjoying the latest Washington Post news

Upgrade your app to continue enjoying the latest Washington Post news

Last week, we released a new version of our classic apps for Android, iPad and Kindle Fire, featuring major stability improvements and a refreshed design. Please upgrade to the latest version (Android, iPad and Kindle Fire) to continue enjoying the latest news. In coming days, we will phase out support of the older version of […]

Reporter Caitlin Dewey takes questions on Tumblr

Reporter Caitlin Dewey takes questions on Tumblr

Internet culture reporter Caitlin Dewey answered readers’ questions in a chat hosted by The Washington Post Tumblr on Wednesday. Dewey fielded Tumblr followers’ questions on social media trends, her famous TinyLetter newsletter and the voluminous amount of web surfing her beat necessitates. As she replied to one reader, “An incurious journalist seems like a difficult person to be.”  Preach, Caitlin. […]

Join us on WhatsApp to discuss the British election

Join us on WhatsApp to discuss the British election

Over the next few weeks, Britain will be gearing up for its general election. The Post will be reporting on and analyzing British politics, but we’re also curious to find out how British citizens living in the United States are experiencing next month’s election. What is it like to live in Washington or Wisconsin and […]

Ask our Supreme Court reporter about this week’s same-sex marriage case arguments

Ask our Supreme Court reporter about this week’s same-sex marriage case arguments

Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes is taking readers’ questions on the courts, its process and the upcoming same-sex marriage case this Monday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Eastern. To participate, like The Washington Post on Facebook and tune in at 1 p.m. Eastern for the start of our one-hour chat with Barnes in advance of the […]

A few updates about our commenting maintenance

A few updates about our commenting maintenance

As many of you are aware, we recently updated our commenting system. We have been working on a few functionality issues over the past few days, and we’re continuing to do so. We appreciate your patience, as well as the issues you’ve been reporting to [email protected] We are working to have all of these issues resolved as […]

Some commenters will need to re-log in to post

Some commenters will need to re-log in to post

Our developers are making changes to the site that will require readers to re-log into their Washington Post account in order to comment on stories. How will I know if I need to log in? The comments section will display, but you won’t be able to add a comment. Here is what this will look […]

Site maintenance Friday will temporarily disable commenting login process
Software developers on Friday night will temporarily disable The Post’s login process to perform site maintenance. The login outage is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and last for up to an hour. The Post’s pay meter will be disabled during this period. But users wishing to comment on Post stories who have not logged […]

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