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Newspaper and magazine publisher: Graham Holdings (GHC) (1877)

Graham Holdings Company (or: Graham holding company) Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC ) was founded in 1877, formerly known as Washington Post Company (The Washington Post), about 12 in 2013 to its present name used, Headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, with 11,871 full-time employees, it is a well-known newspaper group in the United States, engaged in the publishing business of newspapers and magazines.

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Graham Holdings (GHC):

Graham Holdings Company, the former Washington Post Company, is a well-known newspaper group in the United States, engaged in the publishing business of newspapers and magazines. Graham Holdings Inc. owns the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the rights to operate seven television networks. In addition, Graham Holdings, through its subsidiary Kaplan, is engaged in overseas publishing business and sales of news weekly.

Graham Holdings’ services include :

  • Graham Holdings Company provides a series of certificate, diploma and degree programs, as well as online education services; provides pre-university, postgraduate exam preparation services, and publishes and sells exam preparation and other books through retail channels.
  • Graham Holdings Company also provides training, exam preparation services and degrees, and professional training courses for accounting and financial service professionals; English training, academic preparation courses and student English proficiency exam preparation; and A-level exam preparation services, as well as business three Collages, a higher education institution and an online learning institution.
  • In addition, Graham Holdings Company owns and operates seven television stations; and provides social media management tools designed to connect newsrooms with their users.
  • Furthermore, Graham Holdings Company also operates slate.com, an online magazine website; and two French news magazine websites slate.fr and slateafrique.com.
  • In addition, Graham Holdings Company also provides marketing solutions on social, mobile and video platforms; home health and hospice services; burners, igniters, dampers and controls for combustion processes in power and industrial applications; and screw jacks , Linear actuators and related linear motion products, as well as customer lifting systems in the renewable energy, metal and metal processing, oil and gas, satellite antenna and material handling sectors.
  • Furthermore, Graham Holdings Company also produces electronic components and assemblies for medical equipment, transportation, industrial and home appliances.

Graham Holdings (GHC) business:

  1. Education: Kaplan is one of the largest education companies in the world, mainly engaged in higher education, vocational education, test preparation services, post-education tutors and other businesses. In 2014, Kaplan’s revenue accounted for 61% of the entire Graham Holding Company .
  2. newspaper:
    • Washington Post (sold)
    • Herald Everett, Washington State
    • Bulletin of Maryland
  3. Magazine: Foreign Policy
  4. Radio and television: the company has 8 radio and television stations
  5. Cable TV: Cable One Phoenix, Arizona
  6. Internet: Slate, an electronic magazine company acquired from Microsoft in 2004

Graham Holdings (GHC) History:

  • In 1877, the history of Graham Holdings can be traced back to 1877;
  • In 1889, Washington Post Company was formally established;
  • In 1971, the Washington Post Company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, stock code: WPO;
  • In 2003, the company was reorganized and registered as a Delaware company ;
  • On August 5, 2013, the Washington Post Company sold the company’s flagship newspaper to Jeff Bezos, one of the founders of Amazon.com , for $250 million , and agreed to change the company’s name (to avoid confusion);
  • On November 29, 2013, the company launched a new name: Graham Holdings Company, the stock code was also changed to: GHC, and replaced the new official website (http://www.ghco.com) Amazon did not participate in the transaction, but was controlled by Bezos Nash Holdings LLC completed the acquisition;
  • In 2014, the Washington Post Building was sold.

Graham Holdings (GHC) investment:

As of December 31, 2015, Berkshire Hathaway remained at 107,575 shares.

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