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  • How private ownership helped Ben Bradlee reinvent the Washington Post – and how it’s happening again

    WGBH - 10/22/2014

    Several months ago I re-read what David Halberstam had to say about theWashington Post in The Powers That Be, his monumental 1979 book about the rise of thePost, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine and CBS News.

    As we celebrate the life and career of thePost’s legendary executive editor, Ben Bradlee, who died on Tuesday, it’s worth pondering the economic environment that made Bradlee’s charismatic brand of leadership possible: private ownership.

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