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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:01 PM

Express, commuter newspaper published by The Washington Post, shuts down after 16 years

Huh? It's chock-full of ads.

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Express, commuter newspaper published by The Washington Post, shuts down after 16 years

By Paul Farhi
September 11, 2019 at 12:19 p.m. EDT

Express, the free newspaper published weekdays by The Washington Post for Metro riders and other commuters, will shut down on Thursday, ending 16 years of publication, the company said Wednesday.

Managers of the paper cited its deteriorating financial condition for the decision to cease publishing. Although they declined to cite specific figures, they said the printed paper had recently begun to lose money.

Colorful and lively, Express was designed to be a fast read for public-transit commuters each morning, especially people who didnít subscribe to The Post. It featured eye-catching and sometimes cheeky cover illustrations that highlighted a single news story or trend, often one underplayed by The Post or ignored by TV newscasts.

It also contained a mix of news stories and features drawn from The Post and original stories and opinion columns produced by its own staff, now numbering 20 journalists. They will be laid off as a result of the paperís closure.
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Paul Farhi is The Washington Post's media reporter. He started at The Post in 1988 and has been a financial reporter, a political reporter and a Style reporter. Follow https://twitter.com/farhip

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:07 PM

1. That's terrible for the people who hand them out at Metro stations!

The guy who does it at my stop is super nice and has been doing it for years. I never really understood how the paper kept track of how many copies were handed out without gaming the system.

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