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Washington, DC - The Washington Post today announced an all-new tablet app built for a national audience, available starting today exclusively for Amazon Fire tablet customers and offering unlimited free access to the app for six months no subscription required.

The new app experience is built specifically for a national and international readership, which The Post has grown tremendously over the past year. With a newsroom of almost 700 and the winner of 60 Pulitzer Prizes, including two this year, The Post is among the most highly respected news organizations in the world. This app gives new form to The Post while offering all that has made The Post a must-read destination for millions of readers around the country and the world.

“This unique app reflects the culture of innovation and experimentation at today’s Washington Post,” said Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post. “Our digital journalists and engineers are focusing on the multitude of ways to optimize the reader experience. With 42 million monthly readers and growing this is another step forward in our effort to serve an even larger national and global audience. We are thrilled to be working with Amazon to offer this first to Fire tablet customers.”

“Digital reading opens up so many possibilities for experimentation, and The Washington Post’s new app offers an immersive news-reading experience that we hope our customers find engaging and informative,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “We’re constantly looking for ways to bring more value to customers, and free access to this new app is another example of the benefits of being a Fire tablet owner.”

The new app will showcase The Post’s award-winning national and international news coverage, striking photography and informative graphics. The immersive tablet experience has a bold visual display that lets readers quickly and easily navigate stories, giving readers around the country everything they need to know in one, easy-to-use place.

Core features of the new app include:

Taking advantage of the offer will be easy for Fire customers. The app will be made available as part of a free over-the-air software update for Fire tablets, including Fire HDX, Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HD. Customers who do not wish to keep the app can simply delete it by pressing and holding on the app icon and selecting Remove.

To learn more and download the app now, visit the Amazon Appstore or

Launch Sponsors for The Washington Post App are Sprint Business and The Lincoln Motor Company. The Washington Post app will be available on additional devices in 2015.

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