The Washington Post (WP) is an American daily newspaper. It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. , and oldest extant in the area, founded in 1877. Located in the capital city of the United States, the newspaper has a particular emphasis on national politics. Daily editions are printed for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The newspaper is published as a broadsheet, with photographs printed both in color and in black and white.