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Happy Birthday LA Times and Washington Post

This week is the birthday of both the Los Angeles Times (Nov 4) and Washington Post (Nov. 6).  Both papers have distinguished themselves (a combined 102 Pulitzer Prizes) and both have had rocky times in recent years.  Happy Birthday to both!

Below are the first editions and some background information on both legendary papers.

Los Angeles Times

See LA Times 130th anniversary slideshow.

  • First Edition December 4, 1881
  • Circulation – 653,868/954,010 (week day/sunday)
  • Circulation Rank – #4
  • Alexa Web Rank – #134
  • Pulitzer Prizes – 41
  • Recent Pulitzer Prize –
    City of Bell Scandal (Public Service Award)

In 2005, the Times won a Pulitzer for their photography on the War in Liberia (below).

The Washington Post

  • First Edition December 6, 1877
  • Circulation – 474,767/838,014 (week day/Sunday)
  • Circulation Rank – #8
  • Alexa Web Rank – #82
  • Pulitzer Prizes – 61
  • Recent Pulitzer Prize –
    Haiti Earthquake Photographs 2011 (Breaking News Photography)

 

 

 

 

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