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Washington Post to Charge Online

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The Washington Post confirmed its intention to start charging for access to its website, making it one of the last major American newspapers to do so.


Washington Post Co. reports fourth quarter 2012 loss

Washington Post Reports Fourth Quarter Loss for 2012

The Washington Post Co. reported a fourth quarter 2012 loss of $45.4 million, or $6.57 a share as it took $113 million of charges for goodwill write downs and restructuring, mostly in its Kaplan education subsidiary. A year earlier the company earned $61.7 million or $8.03 a share


The Post uses someone else’s words — again

Has technology made us all plagiarists? The Internet and Google have enabled every reporter, blogger and columnist to have what amounts to a million encyclopedias at their fingertips. We can search for material on virtually any subject and download a cornucopia of information in seconds to inform us before we begin using more traditional reporting tools.


Media Decoder: New Editor for a Shrinking Washington Post

Marcus Brauchli, hired in 2008 after working at The Wall Street Journal, is stepping down as editor and will be replaced by Martin Baron of The Boston Globe.


Washington Post Swings to Profit

Washington Post posted a profit as the company recorded fewer restructuring charges, although revenue was flat as its education division continued to struggle.


Washington Post Branches Into Health-Care

Washington Post is buying a major stake in home health-care and hospice-services company Celtic Healthcare, branching out beyond its core media and education businesses.


Will The Post be about news or opinion?

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“People use different media for different purposes.” First they go to television and news sites like The Post and the New York Times for information. “Then they go to the talk shows for their polarization.”

Senh: That sounds about right. It explains why although CNN is the top news site on the web, it's behind both Fox News and MSNBC on TV.


Washington Post Co. second-quarter profit up 13.6 percent

Online ad revenues rose 8 percent at the news division in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, reversing recent declines. But the $2 million increase in online revenues covered only a small part of the $9.9 million decline in print ads.

Senh: That's the probably with the newspaper industry. The increase in online ad revenue offsets only a quarter of the decrease in print.


Washington Post Denies Romney Request For ‘Outsourcing’ Story Retraction

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The Washington Post is standing by its reporting on Bain Capital’s outsourcing under Mitt Romney, and will not retract a recent story despite complaints from the Romney campaign.


SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com

SocialCode, a social media advertising firm and subsidiary of The Washington Post Co., announced Thursday that it has hired 15 members of the engineering team from the social news site Digg. In an interview with The Washington Post, SocialCode chief executive Laura O’Shaughnessy said that the engineers will be working on products that compile and analyze data from social networks’ open graphs to help companies glean more information about their customers. (O’Shaughnessy is the daughter of Washington Post Co. chairman Donald E. Graham.)


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