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End of WashPost dynasty

Tue 2014-Sep-2 @ MYT 23:16:03 pm

It’s the end of the dynasty at the Washington Post. The last member of the Meyer-Graham family is leaving: Katherine Weymouth Graham, the publisher, and the fourth-generation of the family to run the paper, is stepping down from the post which she has held since 2008.

The Washington Post, founded in 1877, became famous in the 1970s as the paper that brought down US President Richard Nixon by exposing the Watergate scandal through the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

In 2013, the paper, then suffering financial problems, was sold to billionaire Jeff Bezos of the shopping site Amazon.com. In his first major executive decision since taking over, he appointed a new publisher and chief executive, Frederick Ryan, a founder of the Politico web site, from Oct 1. » Jeff Bezos Ends Washington Post Publishing Dynasty

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