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Posts Tagged ‘Fred Hiatt’

Jeff Bezos to Buy Washington Post for $250 Million

The Washington Post Company has signed a contract to sell The Washington Post and other papers to Jeff Bezos for $250 million. This is Bezo’s buy alone, it has no ties to Amazon.com Inc., which Bezos founded and remains CEO.

The deal includes the Post, the Express News, the Gazette Newspapers, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Fairfax County Times, El Tiempo Latino and Greater Washington Publishing. Washington Post Company will retain Slate, TheRoot and Foreign Policy. 

Katharine Weymouth (CEO and publisher); Stephen Hills (president and general manager); Martin Baron (executive editor); and Fred Hiatt (editorial page editor) will continue in their roles at the Post.

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Forbes.com Ranks the Liberal Media Elite

large_fey_palin_01.jpgForbes.com has compiled a list of the 25 Most Influential Liberals in US Media, which depending on who you are includes most of the East Coast, or begins and ends with Arianna Huffington (who ranks second). A number of people on the list are bloggers: Ezra Klein, Josh Marshall, and our favorite addition, Andrew Sullivan, whose support of both Obama and Gay marriage has apparently forever excluded him from the GOP camp.

However the two entries we find most intriguing are the op-ed page editors of both the New York Times and the Washington Post. David Shipley of the Times comes in at nine, and Fred Hiatt of WaPo makes the top three. Says Forbes of Shipley: “Relatively unknown, compared with others on this list, he runs the most widely read op-ed page in America. The page is poised to challenge left-leaning shibboleths from within the fold while still remaining faithful to the Times’ core liberal values.” In case you’re wondering Paul Krugman occupies top spot. See the full list here.