Fred Ryan and The Washington Post Are Reshaping the Future of the News

Adweek’s Publishing Executive of the Year on journalism in the time of Trump

Publisher and CEO Frederick Ryan Photo: Philip Bermingham

The new motto of The Washington Post may be “Democracy dies in darkness,” but publisher and CEO Frederick Ryan uses another maxim for the Jeff Bezos-owned company: “We always want to be the challenger, never the incumbent.”

This story first appeared in the Oct. 30, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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