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7:55 AM ET, August 6, 2013

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos  —  The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family's stewardship of one of America's leading news organizations after four generations.
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David Carr / New York Times:
The Washington Post Reaches the End of the Graham Era  —  In late 2012, Donald E. Graham, the chairman and chief executive of The Washington Post Company, met with the paper's publisher, Katharine Weymouth, to look at the paper's future for the next three years.  Their assessment troubled them.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why the Sale of the Washington Post Seems So Significant  —  A moment that will define an era's upheaval in journalism.  —  In the photo above we see Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee walking out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington after their historic win in the legal battle over publishing the Pentagon Papers.
Jack Shafer:
Jeff Bezos is an owner who knows how to deliver  —  As the American newspaper business began its red-ink slide in the late 2000s, I fully expected a billionaire to rescue the financially struggling Washington Post.  But I never thought its savior would be Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who purchased the paper today for $250 million.
John F. Harris / Politico:
What is Jeff Bezos thinking?  —  Within minutes of the news going public, I had an email from a recognizable byline at the Washington Post that captured my feelings exactly: “Holy.  S**t.”  —  In the heyday of this singular American institution, those two words were the very phrase …
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post: a marriage of old media and new money  —  The Amazon billionaire's buy marks a fascinating transition as east coast influence passes to Silicon Valley entrepreneurialism  —  The sale of the Washington Post to Amazon founder and multibillionaire Jeff Bezos for $250m …
Laura Bennett / New Republic:
Author of Bezos Book: 'He's Buying a Lot of Political Influence'  —  Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone has written a book about Amazon—titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon—that will be released by Little, Brown in October.  Stone spent several years reporting the book …
Washington Post:
The Grahams: A family synonymous with The Post and with Washington  —  It began with a bankruptcy sale in 1933, when a Republican businessman and presidential confidant reinvented himself as a newspaper publisher in the nation's capital.  It ended with an announcement that his descendants …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Here's Why I Think Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post  —  Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider, so in the wake of news that he's buying the Washington Post, folks have been asking me two questions:  — What's it like being owned or invested in by Jeff Bezos?
Discussion: The Switch and @sree
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Post Mortem: Don Graham's History Of Missed Chances
Jeff Bezos / Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos on Post purchase
David Taintor / Adweek:
Quartz Lets Readers Comment on Specific Paragraphs  —  Quartz is taking reader comments to the margins.  —  Atlantic Media's 10-month-old business publication on Tuesday introduced a new feature that lets readers weigh in on—and publish comments right next to—individual paragraphs within articles rather …
Neha Alawadhi / Reuters:
Dish reports net loss, decline in pay-TV subscribers  —  (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, posted a net loss in the second quarter as it took a $438 million charge related to satellite acquisitions, and reported a decline in gross pay-TV subscribers.
 
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