washingtonpost.com to Offer Free Archives Up to 60 Days

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Washingtonpost.com today announced that it will extend its offering of the site’s free digital archives to 60 days effective immediately. Prior to the change, 14 days of archives were free.

The reason for the change, according to Caroline Little, CEO and publisher of washingtonpost.com, is in response to user demand and the increasing longevity of news on the web.

“The great majority of requests for archives is for content that has appeared in the last 30-60 days,” said Little. “Part of the impact of blogs and other sites that link to us is that information stays current and part of the national conversation for a longer time. People should be able to access that information easily and without charge.”

The digital archives of The Washington Post are used frequently by students, historians, researchers, genealogists. Washingtonpost.com offers archives from 1877 until the current day. Paid archives will remain available at their current nominal price.


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