“Is Washington Post Next to Be Ripped?”

From The Street:

    It’s deemed a member of the liberal media establishment by free marketeers on Wall Street, but unlike New York Times and other so-called nattering nabobs of negativity in the newspaper industry, Washington Post Co.has yet to be fingered by investors as a dinosauric enterprise in need of a restructuring.

    The Beltway publisher has diversified successfully away from publishing, with a for-profit education arm responsible for the bulk of its revenue and profits, as well as broadcast TV properties and a cable business.

    Still, the stock is down 18% since early 2005, and its publishing assets are dragging down valuations. With the New York Times Co. dealing with calls to overhaul its structure, and publishing counterparts E.W. Scripps and Belo splitting up their businesses, it would seem that Washington Post would also face pressure to create more value.

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