How the Washington Post Became a Must-Follow on Teen App TikTok

“It’s sort of absurdist humor and I never thought I’d get to do it at the Post,” Post reporter Dave Jorgenson says

The Washington Post’s slogan is “Democracy dies in darkness,” but for the last several months the paper revels in lightness on the youth-skewing social media platform TikTok.

Dave Jorgenson, a video reporter best known from the paper’s “Department of Satire” clips, has offered consumers a lighter approach with his embrace of the app that the Post itself has described as “at its core, is an app for creating and sharing short videos set to music.”

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Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n