'Storify: Jeff Bezos Shocks the World, Buys Washington Post'

D.C.’s hometown paper announced Aug. 5 that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, bought the Washington Post and a number of other Post Co.-owned newspapers for $250 million. The Post has been controlled by the Graham family for 80 years. Here’s how journalists — at the Post and beyond — reacted to the news, as well as all the background on Bezos and his deal with the Grahams.

See the full Storify here.

UPDATE Aug. 7, with reader reactions:

I don’t always read Storifys about breaking media news, but when I do, I prefer Storifys compiled by Zach C. Cohen.
Rhys Heyden, staff writer San Luis Obispo New Times and former classmate at American University

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