Making of the Washington Post

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

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In a May filing, Washington Post Co. had valued its newspaper-publishing division at $255.6 million -- within $6 million of Bezos’s purchase price. That’s less than 10 percent of the company’s $4.2 billion market value.

Left, an employee grabs advertisement insets to feed into a collator machine.