Company Update

Column to Power Public Notices for The Washington Post

By Kevin King, Partnerships · September 08, 2020

Column, a public benefit corporation, today announces it will power public notices for The Washington Post, providing category-leading public notice software tools for The Post's online distribution of public and legal notices in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region.

"We are thrilled to equip The Post with this powerful technology for the future of public notice," said Jake Seaton, CEO of Column. "Our platform comes with sophisticated design, geographic search tools and machine learning categorization that sets a new standard for online public notice display. We admire The Post's commitment to innovation and are excited to support them with this powerful new resource for readers and the local community."

Column, an industry-leading technology platform for public notice, developed a new online database of all public and legal notices published with The Post. The database displays important public interest information for DMV residents including requests for bids, requests for proposals, trustee sales and more.

At its foundation, Column is on a mission to improve the utility of public interest information and support the distribution of that information by journalists. Interested partners can send a note to For more information, visit

Starting September 1st, access to The Post's new public notice database is available at

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