Making of the Washington Post

By Bloomberg Photos - 2013-08-06T08:33:49Z

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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In acquiring the publication, famed for its coverage of the 1970s-era Watergate scandal that led to the only resignation of a U.S. president, Bezos becomes the latest billionaire to try his hand at reviving the newspaper business. Boston Red Sox owner John Henry agreed to buy the Boston Globe last week, and Warren Buffett assembled an empire of community papers in recent years.

Left, an employee adds TV Week supplements into to a collator machine.