Press Releases

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

Arc Publishing unveils state-of-the-art commerce platform Arc Subscriptions

Arc Subscriptions manages every facet of the sales cycle, from registration to campaigns and offers to checkout and billing, giving clients a dynamic and agile platform that can handle the sale of different types of products, like digital subscriptions and merchandise, without adding additional technical lift. The platform empowers marketers by giving them greater control of the intuitive tool set so they are free to create, test and implement offers and campaigns and quickly iterate and experiment.

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Arc Publishing announces significant investment to support growth, expansion strategy

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing, which powers sites around the world that serve more than 600 million unique visitors a month, announces a significant investment in the organization, adding nearly 100 new hires in the last 18 months to strengthen its ability to respond rapidly to client needs and support its expansion to serve broadcasters and brands. In the last year, Arc has experienced incredible growth, tripling revenue, expanding to new regions, and powering several large broadcasters... With this investment, Arc builds on its engineering strength, opening a dedicated engineering office in Chicago. This new facility supports Arc’s rapid innovation and allows the organization to tap into a regional talent pool rich in e-commerce and enterprise experience.

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Arc Publishing signs Hong Kong-based Apple Daily

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing will license technology to Apple Daily, one of the most read news sites in Asia with digital editions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the U.S. and Canada. Apple Daily reaches more than 43 million monthly unique visitors and records more than 2 billion monthly page views. Apple Daily is a prolific publisher with video accounting for nearly half of its daily content.

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Arc Publishing expands in Latin America, adding Cimeco (Clarín Group), El Comercio, La Naciόn and La Prensa

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing announces it will license technology to Cimeco (Clarín Group, Argentina), El Comercio (Peru), La Naciόn (Argentina), and La Prensa (Panama), making Arc the dominant news publishing platform in Latin America. Arc serves nearly a dozen media companies in the region, accounting for more than 250 million unique visitors and more than two billion pages views a month.

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Arc Publishing adds Germany’s Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as a client

Arc Publishing expands in the German market, adding new client Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, one of the region’s largest media companies with 13 television channels and leading digital destinations like TV NOW and n-tv.de. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will leverage Arc to power the newly launched news portal RTL.de.

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Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group


The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing today announces it has signed broadcaster Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, giving its stations access to Arc’s industry-leading video content management system. This is Arc’s second U.S. broadcast client in as many months, following the launch of Raycom Media in December.

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DAC and The Washington Post partner to make Arc Publishing available in Japan

D.A.Consortium Inc. and The Washington Post have announced the launch of Arc Publishing in Japan... Utilizing its expertise and relationship with publishers in the digital advertising space, DAC will serve as the exclusive partner of Arc in Japan and will support publishers’ shift to digital-first workflows.

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Arc Publishing announces new client Raycom Media, entering broadcast market

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing today announced it has licensed technology to Raycom Media, which has relaunched 42 of the company’s television and radio stations on the Arc platform. Raycom Media is one of the largest media companies in the U.S. with stations in 44 markets and 20 states.

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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.

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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.

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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... The Post topped the list of most attractive companies, which includes Capital One and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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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.

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

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 World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) North American Digital Media 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.

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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

The Washington Post, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) have created a new technology partnership designed to accelerate digital innovation at the Philadelphia Inquirer and other metropolitan newspapers around the country.

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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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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.

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

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 Post won for Best News Website and Arc was named Best Innovation New Product, a testament to the superior technology built by The Post and the view that great journalism should be supported by great technology.

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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.

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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.

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

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) becomes the newest international client of Arc Publishing, the state-of-the-art digital publishing platform built by The Washington Post that now serves over a dozen clients worldwide. 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...

Whatever the next 400 years may hold for journalists, Arc is here to stay. Much has happened in the nearly four years since Arc’s beginnings as a workaround to newsroom frustration. Arc has gone on to power websites around the world, with more to come, and Post engineers daily encounter a multiplicity of challenges more complex than anything the newsroom could have imagined in 2013.

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The Washington Post unveils ‘Paloma’ newsletter delivery platform

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Through Trust, publishers can categorize users in two ways: persistent tags (examples: this user is a medical doctor; this user’s comments have been featured in an article) and dynamic lists — groups that allow publishers to tee up groups of users based on their contribution history.

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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.

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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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