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Mr. Bezos Goes to Washington

New owner of The Washington Post meets with editors, tours facilities
The Jeffrey P. Bezos era at The Washington Post had its symbolic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the high-tech magnate indulged in a decidedly low-tech ritual: striking a triangle to summon editors for their afternoon meeting.

The chimes, amplified electronically across The Post’s historic newsroom, is a decades-old tradition. Bezos’s gesture prompted a ripple of applause as he smiled for a photographer before walking into the news meeting, part of a two-day tour of the news organization he agreed to buy for $250 million last month.

Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, has vowed to protect the paper’s journalistic independence while investing time and resources to create a new “golden era” for The Post. The Graham family, which has owned the paper for 80 years, decided to sell amid flagging revenue and circulation.

Written by Craig Timberg and Paul Farhi, read the entire story here.

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