The Washington Post Company dates back to 1877, when its namesake newspaper was first published by Stilson Hutchins. The newspaper contained four pages.
In 1971, the company went public with the sale of Class B common stock to the public for $26 per share. Class A shares are privately held by the Graham family, giving the family control of the company.
Today, the Washington Post Company is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, newspaper and print and online magazines, television broadcasting and cable television systems.
The company owns Kaplan, a provider of educational services to individuals, schools and businesses; Cable One; Washington Post Media; the Slate Group; Budget Travel; and Avenue100 Media Solutions, an analytics-based performance marketing company. It sold Newsweek magazine in 2010.
Below is a count of the company?s news outlets by media sector.
- Herald - Everett, WA
- The Washington Post - Washington, DC
- http://www.slate.com - Washington, DC
- http://www.washingtonpost.com - Washington, DC
Sector: Local TV
- KPRC-TV - Houston,TX
- KSAT-TV - San Antonio,TX
- WDIV-TV - Detroit,MI
- WJXT - Jacksonville,FL
- WKMG-TV - Orlando,FL
- WPLG - Miami,FL
- Foreign Policy - Washington, DC
- Frommers Budget Travel - New York, NY