Posts Tagged ‘jeff bezos’

Post Writers Protest Cuts Under the Bezos Regime

"Post Employees, Unite and Fight! Make Jeff Bezos do what's right!"

The Washington Post’s New Publisher Co-Founded Politico

Katharine Weymouth gets axed.

Washington Post Co. Changes Its Name to Graham Holdings Company

The Washington Post Company has opted not to change its its name, per Washington City Paper's advice, to Graham's Crackers or the Post-Post Co., instead going with the more humdrum Graham Holdings Company.
When Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post newspaper for $250 million in August, the Graham family's Washington Post Company—whose remaining media properties include Slate, Foreign [...]

Richard Cohen, Still Making Friends

The Washington Post's seemingly unable-to-get-fired columnist Richard Cohen is back at it, with yet another grotesquely clumsy piece opining on the political issues through the rose-tinted statement glasses of yesteryear.
It's not worth getting too deeply into what Cohen is writing—something about Chris Christie's tea party problem and his chances in Iowa—but one line of his column [...]

WaPo Express Starting Sunday Home Delivery

This won't exactly be that thick, romanticized Sunday newspaper of yesteryear, but the Washington Post's free, weekday Express edition will begin delivering a Sunday edition, Poynter reported this morning.
The edition will be delivered to the 180,000 readers who already signed up to to receive Savings Now, a free advertorial product delivered to the homes of [...]

District Line Daily: Gunning for Law

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District lawyers are once again asking a judge to uphold strict gun registration requirements that were [...]

Listen to Jeff Bezos Meet Washington Post Staffers

Despite our proximity to the Washington Post newsroom (about four blocks away) and our similar names, Washington City Paper was unable to legally get into Jeff Bezos' much-anticipated pep rally with his new staff.
But like all good pseudo-media reporters, I was glued to Twitter the entire time and have summed up the gist of what went down [...]

District Line Daily: Orientation Day for Bezos

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Jeff Bezos completed day No. 1 of his visit to the Washington Post newsroom, but offered few [...]

First Past the Post: What’s Next for the What’s Left of the Washington Post Company?

The Washington Post Company’s newest acquisition doesn’t exactly produce lively reading.
“The Forney ‘T’ Oil Gun assembly typically consists of a guide tube, retraction assembly, oil gun and quick disconnect coupling,” drones one document in the “literature library” section of the Forney Corporation’s website. “The guide tube supports the oil gun and provides both a cooling air [...]

Dreaming Jeff Bezos Will Bring Back the Post’s Book World? Don’t.

I should, I suppose, be heartened by the prospect of a book mogul acquiring my hometown paper. The reason I migrated to D.C. from New York in 2000, after all, was to work as an editor for the Washington Post’s Book World, which was then one of just a handful of intact standalone review sections in [...]

Dead-Tree Addition

A few years from now, we may find out some of the problems at the Washington Post can’t be cured by throwing money at them.
Circulation continues to decline, after all, and revenues with them. Digital ads don’t make anywhere near enough money to support the paper’s robust newsgathering operations on their own. As for print [...]

Publisher: Katharine Graham Would Support Selling Washington Post to Jeff Bezos

After 80 years of family ownership, Washington Post Co. CEO Don Graham and Post publisher Katharine Weymouth decided to sell the paper to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos because of dipping revenues, Graham wrote to the paper's employees today.

"Katharine and I began to ask ourselves if our small public company was still the best home for the newspaper," Graham writes. Still, he [...]

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