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The Washington Post

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Why Bezos bought The Washington Post

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Donald E. Graham, Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company

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The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877. It is the largest newspaper published in Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States, and has a particular emphasis on national politics. Its slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" appears on its masthead. Daily broadsheet editions are printed for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
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  • Overview 

  • Publishing service 

  • Founding and early period 

  • Meyer–Graham period 

  • Jeff Bezos era (2013–present) 

  • 1933–2000 

  • 2000–present 

  • Political endorsements 

  • "Jimmy's World" fabrication 

  • Private "salon" solicitation 

  • ''China Daily'' advertising supplements 

  • Headline and article controversies 

  • Pay practices 

  • Lawsuit by Covington Catholic High School student 

  • Controversial op-eds and columns 

  • Criticism by elected officials 

  • Executive officers and editors (past and present) 

  • Notable staff