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100 years after Katharine Graham’s birth, The Post holds on to her fearlessness

Katharine Graham shortly after becoming publisher
of The Washington Post. (The Washington Post)
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, “Personal History,” Mrs. Graham recalled how years of inaction from the Washington Star — the region’s “self-satisfied and complacent” market leader — ultimately led to its downfall, even after heroic efforts to save it. I can’t help but imagine that memory running in the back of her mind when The Post took its first steps into the digital era with the launch in 1995 of Digital Ink, a predecessor to washingtonpost.com.

Attribution: Frederick J. Ryan Jr., washingtonpost.com
Full article: Graham Opinion

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