Washington Way is the trusted voice of Washington, devised and produced by Washington people, for Washington people.

Our printed magazine was launched in November 2019 by the Clubhouse Media Group to give a voice to Washington, Tyne and Wear which had gone without its own dedicated news publication for more than 12 years.

Editor and owner, Zoë Burn

Now owned and ran exclusively by its founder and editor Zoë Burn under her Duck Street Media banner, the brand has enjoyed a bit of an overhaul in 2023, with the brand new website kicking off the changes.

Zoë grew up in Blackfell during the 1970s and 80s when the New Town was in its infancy and moved away as her journalism career blossomed in the late 1990s.

Now back as a resident in the town, she felt the need for Washington to have its own news channel, somewhere residents could read just Washington news as opposed to constantly being grouped in with Sunderland – and Washington Way was born.

Zoë now runs Washington Way alongside her work as one of the UK’s leading motorsport journalists.

She has worked her way through the newspaper and publishing ranks from a career which began at the Sunderland Echo in 1996, took her to the Sunday Sun and later the Chronicle and Journal in the early to mid 2000s before she moved full time into motorsports, primarily motorcycle racing.

She has edited two national motorcycle magazines, written for leading publications such as MCN and Autosport and regularly edits publications for the British Touring Car Championship as well as holding several high-profile media roles within the British Superbike Championship paddock.

She has worked in her current role as the motorcycle racing writer for national newspapers the Daily Mirror, Daily Star and the Daily Express since 2018.

Launching Washington Way has been a way for Zoë to return to her local news roots and help give a voice to the people she grew up with in her beloved home town.