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Family-Owned Newspapers

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Family-Owned Newspapers

Family-Owned Newspapers

Family-Owned Newspapers

Only Available in Archive Formats.

This past Tuesday, former Washington Post Publisher Katharine Graham died. In 1963, she took over a second-rate paper that had been in the family for years and turned it into one of the most powerful forces in American journalism today. The Washington Post remains with the Graham family after her passing. Liane speaks with Alex Jones, director of The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government about the future of the family-owned newspaper.

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