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A recounting of how Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth and company CEO Donald Graham came to first entertain, then embrace and execute the sale of the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Graham also appears in an accompanying video interview where he discusses the sadness of the decision, as well as his firm belief that it puts the news organization in a better position to succeed and even flourish long into the future.
I grew up reading The Washington Post and I share some of Graham’s sadness here. But I’m hopeful too. It’s an amazing institution and as unfortunate as it is that the Grahams are no longer its stewards, it does seem plausible that the news organization’s long-term chances have improved with this sale. Full story here.+