Press Releases

News about the Arc Publishing platform from the public relations team at The Washington Post.

Arc Publishing expands in South America by powering technology for ABC Color

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing today announced it will power digital publishing for ABC Color, Paraguay’s most-read newspaper. ABC Color will license Arc’s cutting-edge technology to accelerate the news organization’s digital growth across video, mobile and distributed platforms. ABC Color is Arc’s latest addition in the South American market.

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Arc Publishing to license technology to Peru’s Grupo La República

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing will license technology to Grupo La República, one of the largest print and digital media organizations in Peru. The agreement extends to its five publications including La República, which reaches more than 35 million digital readers, Líbero, El Popular, Wapa and Aweita.

“This agreement marks continued growth of Arc’s extension of technology in Latin America,” said Scot Gillespie, Chief Technology Officer at The Washington Post. “We are excited to help Grupo La República create differentiation for their brand and bring a new user experience to their readers leveraging the innovation of the Arc platform.”

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Hired Inc names The Washington Post the top tech employer in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post is the top employer for tech talent in Washington, D.C., according to Hired Inc’s 2018 Global Brand Health Report.

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Arc Publishing to power technology for Spain’s El País

Arc Publishing, the platform-as-a-service business from The Washington Post, today announced it has signed Spain’s PRISA Noticias and will power digital publishing for their flagship brand El País, the world’s leading Spanish-language daily with more than 66 million digital readers. The agreement also includes Diario AS, one of the most influential sports news and information sites in the world, which draws more than 36 million readers.

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Arc Publishing to license technology to The Dallas Morning News

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing will license technology to The Dallas Morning News, one of the most recognizable news brands in the U.S. With this agreement, Arc now powers publications that serve the majority of the top ten media markets in the country.... With 10 million online readers a month, the News’ flagship site, DallasNews.com, serves the second largest state and one of the biggest metro markets in the country.

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing enters German media market with new client MADSACK Media Group

Arc Publishing, the industry-leading platform-as-a-service business from The Washington Post, today announces it will license technology to MADSACK Media Group, entering Europe’s biggest media market and spotlighting Arc’s increasing global appeal among publishers... One of the largest publishing companies in Germany, MADSACK Media Group will use Arc to power future digital products of its nationwide publishing division the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND), including a new national news portal for Germany.

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The Washington Post wins three WAN-IFRA North American Digital Media Awards

The Washington Post won three awards, including the award for Best News Website or Mobile Service.

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Arc Publishing signs Advance Local

Arc Publishing, The Washington Post’s fast-growing platform-as-a-service business has signed Advance Local, one of the country’s largest media companies which reaches millions of people in major markets across the U.S. Arc will power technology for Advance’s many sites, including NJ.com, NOLA.com, AL.com and Cleveland.com, among others.

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing signs Boston Globe Media Partners

Arc Publishing, The Washington Post’s software-as-a-service platform, today announces a deal with Boston Globe Media Partners to power technology for the company’s flagship brand, The Boston Globe. With 26 Pulitzer Prizes, The Globe is one of the country’s preeminent news sources and is the largest news organization in New England.

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing signs magazine publisher Bonnier Corp.

Arc Publishing, The Washington Post’s fast-growing platform-as-a-service, has signed Bonnier Corp., one of the largest niche magazine publishing groups in America. Arc will power technology for the company’s more than 30 multichannel magazine brands, which include Field & Stream, Popular Science, Saveur, and more.

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The Washington Post, Lenfest Institute, and Philadelphia Media Network Announce News Technology Alliance

Under the agreement, The Post’s Arc Publishing platform – a state-of-the-art content-management system widely considered among the world’s best – will help power the digital future of Philly.com, which includes all content from the Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister newspaper, the Philadelphia Daily News.

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing signs Le Parisien

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing has signed an agreement with Le Parisien to power the publication’s digital presence. Founded by the French underground during World War II, Le Parisien is known outside Paris as Aujourd’hui en France (“Today in France”) and is one of the largest newspapers in the country, reaching more than 20 million monthly unique visitors and with the largest general national news daily print circulation of more than 320,000.
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“Le Parisien is choosing Arc for offering a complete publishing platform solution which will support and enable significant site performance improvements,” said Sophie Gourmelen, General Manager of Le Parisien. “The many capabilities of Arc will furthermore allow us to focus our time and the efforts of our teams on product innovation.”

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The Post’s Patrick Cullen and Jason Bartz to speak at AWS re:Invent 2017

The Washington Post’s Patrick Cullen, chief architect for The Post’s technology platform, and Jason Bartz, technical architect, will speak at AWS re:Invent, the annual conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. Cullen will be part of a panel discussion on the state of containerized application development and deployment trends. Bartz will showcase how The Post uses Amazon ECS to run Arc Publishing, The Post’s fast-growing software-as-a-service business.

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing enhances site performance, speed for partners

Canada’s The Globe and Mail and Argentina’s Infobae have seen significant increases in traffic, engagement and site speed since migrating to the Arc platform. The Globe and Mail has taken advantage of the flexibility and speed Arc enables on customers websites, allowing them to cut site load time in half and drastically increase engagement of their users, with a 115% higher recirculation rate. In just a year, with a faster site, quick-loading progressive web application and aggressive editorial expansion, Infobae has more than doubled their audience, growing from 18 million monthly unique visitors to over 45 million today.

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The Washington Post and Arc Publishing win WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards

The Washington Post and Arc Publishing, The Post’s fast-growing software-as-a-service business, took home top honors at WAN-IFRA’s North America Digital Media Awards last night. The Post won for Best News Website and Arc was named Best Innovation New Product.

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Arc Publishing introduces white label native app

Arc Publishing, The Washington Post’s fast-growing software-as-a-service business, now offers a white label native app which gives publishers a low-lift, turnkey solution for launching a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Canada’s The Globe and Mail is the first publisher to leverage the technology, unveiling their new app this week.
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The app incorporates best-in-class features, including a reader experience that’s been battle-tested in The Post’s newsroom, and can support a publisher’s specific requirements for advertising, subscriptions and analytics.

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The Washington Post releases ‘the web’s fastest advertising technology’

The Washington Post today announced the completed rollout of its speed focused advertising technology across the entire Post ecosystem, delivering an optimal ad experience for both brands and users. With Zeus, all advertising on The Washington Post—including mobile, desktop and apps—now loads in under two seconds.

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing announces technology partnership with tronc, Inc.

Arc Publishing, The Washington Post’s fast-growing software-as-a-service business, has signed a technology partnership with tronc, Inc. to power digital publishing for its vast publishing portfolio, beginning with the Los Angeles Times.
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“Arc Publishing is changing the way newsrooms think about their publishing platforms, ensuring speed, experimentation, and innovation are at the forefront of everything they do,” said Shailesh Prakash, Chief Information Officer at The Post. “With the integration of Arc at the Los Angeles Times and future tronc properties like the Chicago Tribune, Arc will power some of the largest newsrooms in the world and reach hundreds of millions of readers every month.”

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The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing signs New Zealand’s largest media company

NZME is one of New Zealand’s leading news organizations with a network of more than 80 media outlets, including iconic Kiwi brands such as The New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB.

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How The Washington Post built a publishing platform accidentally on purpose

The Elizabethan dramaturge John Webster gave one of his characters these immortal words: “There’s nothing of so infinite vexation/As man’s own thoughts.” Of course, he was lucky enough to live nearly 400 years before the first content management system was invented.

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The Washington Post unveils ‘Paloma’ newsletter delivery platform

The Washington Post introduces Paloma, an email delivery system developed by Post engineers that gives the newsroom powerful tools for creating custom newsletters. Built using Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES) platform, Paloma is a light-weight, fast platform that features an intuitive content editor, making it easy for reporters to compose text within the system and automatically embed social content, photos and videos.

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A sneak peek at Ask, the newest application from The Coral Project

Asking questions of readers and managing their answers will soon be easier for publishers of all sizes thanks to Ask, a new open-source software application that’s being developed by The Coral Project, a collaboration between The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Mozilla, funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. By using Ask’s simple drag-and-drop interface, a reporter or editor can solicit feedback or personal stories from readers.

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Infobae now powered by The Washington Post’s Arc Technology

The Washington Post announces it has added Argentine publisher Infobae as a partner of Arc Publishing, making it the largest international outlet to use The Post’s technology. Infobae’s completely relaunched site, which progressed rapidly from conception to launch in a matter of months, showcases the publisher’s focus on digital experimentation and commitment to producing high-quality journalism for readers.

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The Globe and Mail becomes largest North American media outlet to use The Washington Post’s Technology Platform

Today, The Globe and Mail announces that they will become the largest North American media outlet to adopt The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing technology, with efforts to transition The Globe to the new platform starting immediately.

Designed and built by The Washington Post, Arc Publishing is a flexible technology platform specifically built for digital storytelling that handles stories, rich media, apps, video and personalization, optimizing them for deployment to different channels – including desktop, large or small tablets, mobile phones and distributed social platforms.

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Arc Publishing Technology powers new Alaska Dispatch News site

The Washington Post’s digital publishing platform, Arc, now powers Alaska Dispatch News, the Anchorage-based daily which covers news, politics and culture in the country’s most northern state. Alaska Dispatch News is part of Arc’s rapidly growing client base which includes Willamette Week, Paraguay’s La Nación and Santa Fe Reporter as well as other clients which will be announced as they come online in the coming months.

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The Washington Post introduces “Fuse,” new technology for ads across all Post platforms

When a user swipes on the promotional unit powered by Fuse, the ad unit opens pre-cached and immediately within the application to reveal a full-screen, dynamic experience. Users can then swipe or click to return to where they were in the editorial article, creating a seamless transition between the advertising and editorial experience. Following the industry standard, a Fuse ad is identified by a lightning bolt in the top right corner of the promotional creative to denote an instantaneous load.

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“Trust,” the first app from The Coral Project, debuts

The Trust app aims to scale the moderation of user-generated contributions by focusing on the user’s history of contributions in addition to moderating individual contributions themselves.

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New feature aims to get distracted or inactive users to engage further with Washington Post content

Here’s how it works: when a mobile user is rapidly swiping past content or not interacting with it at all, we will deliver a “Re-Engage” unit that recommends content based on the user’s interests identified through our proprietary Clavis personalization system. The unit also leverages Bandito’s testing capabilities."

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The Washington Post unveils new real-time content testing tool Bandito

"The Washington Post unveils Bandito, a custom-built, real-time content testing tool that allows Post editors to experiment with how a story is presented on The Post’s site. Bandito lets editors create multiple experiences for a story, varying the headline, blurb, and thumbnail photo for articles that appear on The Post’s site. Once a test goes live, Bandito detects which version readers prefer and automatically serves that version more frequently."

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The Washington Post’s new “InContext” promotional unit automatically matched with relevant editorial content


The native ads, called “InContext,” were created by a team of Post engineers focused on personalization and feature pre-selected quotes from WP BrandStudio stories. Proprietary technology enables the units to appear on story pages with contextually relevant Post editorial content, dramatically improving efficiency and the amount of time that would be required to pair the ads manually.

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New Washington Post promotional unit integrates editorial content to deliver a tailored ad experience

"Using proprietary technology, “PostPulse” is a promotional unit that pulls in Post editorial content around a certain topic as well as a brand’s message. The data-driven technology, called Clavis, then identifies users that would be interested in that content and recommends an experience that’s most relatable to them."

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