President Obama awards  Ben Bradlee  the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington last November. Photograph: AP/ Evan Vucci

Ben Bradlee, who has died aged 93, presided over the Washington Post’s reporting of the break-in at the Watergate building in the capital in 1972 that(...)

US President Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the White House. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP photo

US president Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry were among those to pay tribute to renowned former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a l(...)

Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal, in his office in Washington, 1971. Bradlee, stamped in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era, died yesterday. He was 93. Photograph: Mike Lien/The New York Times

Tributes were paid last night to Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a lion of American journalism, on his death at the age of 93.Mr Bradlee famously (...)

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(...)