Posted: 08/06/2013 2:06 pm Among the many questions raised by Jeff Bezos’s purchase of the Washington Post newspaper is: What will become of the rest of the old Washington Post Company, publicly traded and run by the Graham family? The fact is that the Post Company was already dominated, in several respects, by its lucrative […]
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Annie Murphy Paul | August 6, 2013 | Thinkstock “Is it good to tell a first-grader, ‘You might be a dropout?’” The obvious answer would seem to be: Uh, no. But when Thomas C. West posed this question recently to Education Week reporter Sarah D. Sparks, he had a genuine dilemma in mind. West, […]
August 5, 2013 By Paul Fain The shuttering of Ivy Bridge College could dump cold water on the online aspirations of some colleges, particularly ones that prefer to play it safe with their regional accreditor. A growing number of colleges are teaming up with outside firms to ramp up their online offerings. Those unaccredited partners […]
My Twitterstream is abuzz over the boffo Washington Post deal in which Amazon founder/CEO/visionary Jeff Bezos grabbed the venerable newspaper for $250 million, or $180 million more than Red Sox owner John Henry paid for the venerable Boston Globe. (Go figure.) The myriad media pundits asked why, especially those from The Business Insider in which […]
By Greg Sandoval on August 5, 2013 04:34 pm Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s 19th-richest man, has acquired The Washington Post, long one of the country’s most influential and prestigious daily newspapers, for $250 million in cash, the company announced today. “The purchaser is an entity that belongs to Mr. Bezos […]