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Topic: The Washington Post Co.

Washington Post Sale Raises Question About Slate

Online-only pubs weren't part of the deal

One of the many head-scratching aspects of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ surprise purchase of The Washington Post is not only what he bought, but what he didn’t. The $250 million cash…

What Twitter Is Saying About Washington Post Sale

Stunned reaction

The Washington Post announced it was being sold to Jeff Bezos, within days of The Boston Globe and Newsweek being offloaded, and a gobsmacked Twitter reacted.   [View the story "Twitter Reacts…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Buy The Washington Post

Storied newspaper goes for $250 million

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon.com, is buying The Washington Post, the storied newspaper's owner announced on Monday in news that blindsided the media industry. “I, along with Katharine Weymouth…

Washington Post Taps Forbes Alum as CRO

Kevin Gentzel was behind Forbes' AdVoice

The Washington Post has filled its long-vacant post of chief revenue officer, naming Forbes vet Kevin Gentzel to the position. Gentzel will oversee the Post’s print and digital ad teams,…

Washington Post Announces Paywall Plan

Metered subscription model to roll out this summer

The Washington Post, once an opponent of charging for online content, has reversed course, announcing plans to launch a metered paywall this summer. As paywalls go, the Post's will have plenty…

The Washington Post Names Marty Baron as Editor

Marcus Brauchli's departure has been rumored for months

Ending months of speculation, The Washington Post has named Marty Baron as its executive editor, replacing Marcus Brauchli. His successor comes with a strong pedigree: Baron has been editor of The…

Perspective: The 'Week' in Review

Be It 1978 or 2012, 'Newsweek' has always been worth reading—in spite of ad fails

Try to imagine a distant, magical past called 1978, a time of Champale, the Bee Gees, and the Chrysler Cordoba. But the strangest thing about this long-lost time had to…

Publishers Form NewsRight to License Content Online

Former ABC News president Westin named CEO

There’s no question that readers' appetite for news is more voracious than ever. But as news consumption migrates online, newspapers and other major news organizations are facing huge financial challenges…

'Washington Post' Shuts Bureaus

Editor says move is about office space, not personnel

In a bid to save money, the Washington Post is shuttering six of eight local bureaus, although the paper says the move won't lead to a reduction in headcount. In a memo…

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