The Washington Post has relaunched its style section, creating a standalone homepage and a newsletter, Style Memo, that will initially appear three days a week and soon move to daily.
The Post hopes to refresh the section, which debuted in 1969, with “a modern, fresh, and accessible digital presentation for new and loyal readers alike,” says Ben Williams, executive features editor.
The dedicated homepage is a first for Style.
Bolstered by an expanded roster of writers and immersive feature formats, Style will focus on the media, the arts and entertainment, fashion, politics and cultural trends, with a new accent on digital.
“Style combines coverage of culture and entertainment with depth in a way that few sections can,” claims says Krissah Thompson, managing editor. “With this relaunch, we’re making investments in this unique franchise.”
The relaunch is being celebrated with two supersized murals on buildings opposite Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The art is being created in partnership with the Colossal Media art collective.
During its history, Style has garnered 14 Pulitzer Prizes including the first for a fashion writer: Robin Givhan’s 2006 award for criticism.