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  • Timeline of Katharine Weymouth and The Washington Post

    The Graham family connection to The Washington Post began on June 1, 1933 when Eugene Meyer, the great-grandfather of Katharine Weymouth, bought the paper at a bankruptcy sale for $825,000.

    We have compiled this short timeline about Weymouth and The Post as a reminder of the most interesting chapters in the history of the Graham dynasty’s relationship with its former paper.

    May 1966
    Katharine Weymouth is born to Lally and Yann Weymouth. She grows up in New York City. Her mother is the eldest of four children of Katharine and Philip Graham.

    1968
    Benjamin Bradlee is named executive editor of The Post.

    June 15, 1971
    The Washington Post Company goes public with the sale of common stock.

    June 18, 1971
    The newspaper starts publishing the Pentagon Papers.… Read more

  • Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

    This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission.

    The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheading of two American journalists.

    How the United States should respond has been a ripe topic for pundits and politicians, with many dogging President Barack Obama for saying "we don’t have a strategy yet" to deal with the threat also known as ISIS.

    Feeling lost in the chaotic developments?  Here’s a roundup of claims about the group that we have vetted so far.

    Islamic State was too extreme for al-Qaida

    In his final turn moderating NBC’s Meet the Press, David Gregory explored whether the group’s rapid growth was preventable.… Read more

  • Layoffs hit Providence Journal

    Rhode Island Public Radio

    Layoffs began at the Providence Journal Tuesday, Ian Donnis reports for Rhode Island Public Radio. Metro columnist Bob Kerr was among the people cut, Donnis writes.

    The newspaper announced its sale to GateHouse Media owner New Media Investment Group Inc. in July. … Read more

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Linda Loomis

The Liverpool Review

Linda Loomis decided to become a journalist because she believed newspapers are one of the best ways of "telling the story" of a community, its people and their activities. She pursued her avocation for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor for Brown Newspaper' (now Eagle Newspapers) Liverpool Review.
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