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Founded in Washington in 1877, The Washington Post is a 47 time Pulitzer Prize winner known for its emphasis on national politics. It was long overseen by the Graham Family, but it has since been sold to Nash Holdings, established by Jeff Bezos, for $250 million.

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Looking to publish an online obituary to a local audience? Consider posting to The Washington Post. 

The Washington Post publishes news obituaries about people who had a major impact on the Washington region and beyond. They also write brief "of note" obits, about two paragraphs in length, for community members who have died. To be considered for an "of note" obituary, local residents must have lived here for at least 20 years and for more years than they lived elsewhere. A request for an obituary must be submitted within 30 days of the death.

They cannot guarantee publication, and do not include survivors, degrees earned or a photo with "of note" obituaries. They also do not include funeral, memorial or donation information.

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Looking to publish an online obituary to an international audience? Consider posting on Memories.

Memories offers a variety of formats for your online obituary, including the option to add a quote, image, or simply some heartfelt words which you can publish to our public board.

Online obituaries are searchable through Google, Yahoo, and Bing, and remain on Memories forever.

Publish an online obituary for a flat, one-off fee of $18.

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