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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


Nevart Apikian

The Post-Standard

A chance assignment, plus an opportunity to cover entertainers and their shows during her first year as a professional journalist, resulted in Nevart Apikian's lifelong career writing about music, musicians, actors, movies and theater.
Nevart, a Syracuse native, took her first job at the Sullivan County Evening News in Monticello soon after graduating from Syracuse University. She spent a year covering stories about the courts, county government, town meetings and other news events. But, she also wrote about the entertainers who played the numerous Catskill Mountain resort hotels around Monticello.

After a year, she returned to Syracuse and a reporting job with The Post-Standard. As she recalls, "many assignments later, I covered the touring First Drama Quartet in (Bernard) Shaw's 'Don Juan in Hell.' This led to my becoming the theater and movie critic of the newspaper for more than 25 years."

During that time, Nevart found Syracuse "rich in music, theater and art. I was fortunate in being able to write about the Syracuse Symphony, Syracuse Opera and Syracuse Stage, and the many excellent community theaters, and about television. I recall fondly the former Lyric Circus in Skaneateles and the Pompeian Players."

One of her most interesting experiences, says Nevart, a first-generation American, is the trip she took to Armenia, where her parents were born. During the trip she visited Yerevan, the capital of that small country which lies in the shadow of Mt. Ararat near the Black Sea. The journey also gave her an opportunity to practice the Armenian she learned as a child in Syracuse.

Nevart is a past president of Theta Sigma Phi, a journalism honorary now known as Women in Communications, and of the Central New York Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. She also is a member of Civic Morning Musicals and the Trip Committee of the Everson Museum of Art.

In looking back on her career in the newsroom, she notes the changes from a time when reporters and writers worked to the click-clack and bell ringing of typewriters to the almost silent word processors of present day computers. She says she is grateful for all of the unique stories she covered and interesting people she met. An example of her unique assignments is among Nevart's prized souvenirs -- a photo of her on an elephant, taken when she covered a circus visit to Syracuse. --Joseph A. Porcello
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2008 01:15 )
 
"Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day—23 minutes—and that’s supposed to be enough."
--Walter Cronkite

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Philip A. Hofmann

Herald-Journal

Herald American

The Post-Standard

Club President: 1970

To his associates and other news executives, Philip Hofmann was “a newspaperman’s newspaperman” and a “working editor” who was never content to direct operations while sitting at a desk.
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