Staff of Washington Post Bids Farewell to Grahams

By: Christine Haughney | New York Times

The Graham family said goodbye to The Washington Post after eight decades of ownership with an emotional send-off reception on Monday night for roughly 650 current and former employees at its downtown headquarters.

The gathering wrapped up a major transition for one of the nation’s most prominent family-run newspapers, after Donald E. Graham, the company’s chairman and chief executive, announced in August the he would sell the paper to Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, for $250 million.


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