For more than 40 years the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting full primary documents and excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more.

Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year's events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents and a cumulative five-year index that directs them to related material in earlier volumes. Founder Purchases The Washington Post: August 5, 2013 Founder Purchases The Washington Post: August 5, 2013 founder purchases The Washington Post: August 5, 2013

The increasing digitization of the modern world has left many media outlets fighting for revenue and questioning their paths moving forward. One such iconic publication is The Washington Post, a stronghold in the national newspaper marketplace. However, like its counterparts, the paper faced years of declining readership, which in turn led to a dwindling number of advertisers. Although staffing levels were reduced in an effort to keep pace with falling revenue, the paper was unable to keep up. In August 2013, after months of behind-the-scenes deal making, Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth announced that the paper would be sold to founder Jeff Bezos.

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