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YAHOO! : The Washington Post and Yahoo! Present Chris Cillizza's ?The Fast Fix? Daily Original Video Series

09/29/2010 | 08:20am US/Eastern
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The Washington Post and Yahoo! News, the No. 1 news website, today launched ?The Fast Fix,? a daily original video series featuring political news and analysis in about 60 seconds, featuring Chris Cillizza, managing editor of PostPolitics.com and author of ?The Fix.? The series is available at both washingtonpost.com and Yahoo! News.

The co-produced, co-branded video series features nonpartisan political commentary by The Washington Post's leading political reporter, who will cover the ?so what?? and the ?now what?? through fast, visually active analysis of both over-reported issues and important but under-reported political topics. ?The Fast Fix? brings together reader submissions, social media, and Cillizza's own intellectual curiosity to inform the audience. Erik Rydholm?Emmy-winning creator of ?Around the Horn? and ?Pardon the Interruption?on ESPN?will serve as executive producer of ?The Fast Fix,? bringing a fresh creative perspective and pace to the world of political commentary.

?Since Chris Cillizza joined The Washington Post, his unique way of offering news and analysis has captured political aficionados and novices alike. We're always looking for smart, new ways to engage our readers, and we're excited to work with Yahoo! to offer a series of original, compelling videos. ?The Fast Fix? is a vibrant extension of Cillizza's reporting that provides the most critical political news of the day for our online readers who might want more of ?The Fix? or are crunched for time,? said Raju Narisetti, managing editor, The Washington Post.

?Chris and The Washington Post will complement the distinct editorial voice of Yahoo! News's original video programs and blogs,? said Mark Walker, head of Yahoo! News. ?We expect ?The Fast Fix? to become the daily fix for The Washington Post readers and Yahoo! News's 90-million-strong monthly audience.?

Consumers can find ?The Fast Fix? daily at PostPolitics.com, The Washington Post's homepage for politics, and on news.yahoo.com. The video will also be available on The Washington Post's mobile site.

To watch the inaugural segment of ?The Fast Fix,? go to www.PostPolitics.com or http://news.yahoo.com/fast-fix.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most visited Internet destinations and a world-class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit pressroom.yahoo.com or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).

About The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com)

The Washington Post provides award-winning news and understanding about the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world's seat of power, and is a critical tool and information source for those who call Washington, D.C. home. In digital form, The Washington Post combines its world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools, and encourages participation and customization across all platforms so readers can engage with The Washington Post anytime, anywhere. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO), a diversified education and media company.

The Washington Post
Jennifer Lee, 202-334-5207
jennifer.lee@wpost.com
or
Yahoo! Communications
Brian Nelson, 408-349-6113
bnelson@yahoo-inc.com


© Business Wire 2010
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