The Washington Post is expanding its investigative journalism, adding 10 staff positions to The Post’s newsroom.
“Our goal is to further strengthen an already robust Investigative Unit and to continue distributing investigative firepower throughout the newsroom,” said Martin Baron, executive editor of The Post.
The Post is supplementing its Investigative Unit with five staffers, including a reporter and additional editor for fast-turnaround work, a reporter to pursue longer-term projects, a researcher and a FOIA specialist who will partner with all newsroom departments to pursue journalistic opportunities in federal, state and local public records.
The current initiative calls for The Post to also add investigative reporters to several newsroom teams, including sports, climate and environment and foreign. These positions supplement existing full-time reporter roles assigned to investigative journalism in departments including business, local and national.