Jeff Bezos: Latest in New Breed of Newspaper Magnates

If you watched the TV series “Lou Grant,” you might cling to an image of newspaper owners in the mold of Mrs. Pynchon, the aristocratic, high-minded widow who struggled to keep the Los Angeles Tribune afloat. The character, played by the late Nancy Marchand, was based in large part on Katharine Graham, the a real-life elegant heiress and publisher of the Washington Post. Maybe that’s part of why it’s so startling to hear that Graham’s newspaper is being sold to Amazon.com …