Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to shed much of its 40-year-old investment in Graham Holdings Co, the former publisher of the Wa(...)

Jeff Bezos (left) with Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Post Co. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The Washington Post wasn’t taking any chances. Devoting yesterday’s front page to the Graham family’s sale of the “flagship paper” to Amazon founder J(...)

The sale of The Washington Post to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos marks the end of an era for the Graham family. Legendary publisher Katharine Graham became involved in  the company after her father bought it in 1933 at a bankruptcy auction.

In late 2012, Donald Graham, the chief executive of the Washington Post, met with the paper’s publisher, Katharine Weymouth, to look at the paper’s(...)