WaPo Co.’s Reality Check

Kaplan’s woes spell big trouble for 'The Post' and Slate

While other newspaper companies struggled to stay afloat, the Washington Post Co. was sitting relatively pretty. It had problems of its own, of course—let’s not forget Newsweek—but it also had a white knight: its education unit, Kaplan. Thanks to the boom in for-profit education, Kaplan has been a godsend for the company. But now it’s struggling, and its troubles seem to be affecting the Washington Post Co.’s journalism brands.