One of Reston's original office buildings will be vacant after today, the last day of work for staff at the
The API merged with the Newspaper Association of America in January. Neither the NAA or API would comment on whether staff at API would be laid off.
However, The Washington Post reports that Friday is the last day of operations for the Reston staff: eight full time employees and one part-time employee.
The building, located at 11690 Sunrise Valley Dr., is a modernist building designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer.
API, in business for 66 years, hosted seminars, conferences and workshops. for thousands of media executives and journalists from around the world.
API's decline mirrors the unstable state of the newspaper business. As newspapers have faced declining circulation, layoffs and shifting readership habits, they also have been cutting back on special seminars, such as the ones API offered.
The Post reports no decision has been made on the future of the Reston building.