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On April 27, Purdue University acquired Kaplan University’s institutional assets to form a new public university to serve adult learners (subject to regulatory approval).
On April 3, Graham Holdings acquired Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc., a Thomson, GA- based supplier of pressure-impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications.
On January 17, Graham Media Group completes deal with Nexstar Broadcasting Group acquiring WCWJ-TV (Jacksonville) and WSLS-TV (Roanoke).
On May 27, Graham Media Group agrees to acquire WCWJ-TV, CW affiliate in Jacksonville, FL and WSLS-TV, NBC Affiliate in Roanoke, VA.
On November 13, Timothy O'Shaughnessy was named president and chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company. He succeeded Donald E. Graham who was chief executive officer for over 24 years.
On November 13, James H. Shelton, Chief Impact Officer of 2U, was elected a director of Graham Holdings Company.
On July 1, Graham Holdings Completes Spin-off of Cable ONE.
On October 1, Timothy O'Shaughnessy was named president of the Company, effective November 1.
On August 5, Graham Holdings announced that the Company and its partners had agreed to sell their shares in Classified Ventures to Gannett. Graham Holdings’ share is 16.5%.
On July 28, Post–Newsweek Stations was renamed Graham Media Group.
On July 3, Graham Holdings acquired a majority interest in Residential Healthcare Group.
On June 30, Berkshire Hathaway acquired WPLG-TV from Graham Holdings.
On May 30, Graham Holdings acquired Joyce/Dayton Corp., a Dayton, OH-based manufacturer of screw jacks and other linear motion equipment.
On April 11, Graham Holdings and Berkshire Hathaway signed an agreement for Berkshire to acquire WPLG-TV, GHC's NBC affiliate in Miami.
On April 1, Andrew S. Rosen became chairman and Thomas C. Leppert became chief executive officer of Kaplan, Inc. Rosen also was named a senior vice president of Graham Holdings.
On October 1, the Company completed the sale of The Washington Post and other newspaper division assets.
On August 5, the Company announced an agreement to sell The Washington Post newspaper and other newspaper division assets to Jeffrey P. Bezos.
In August, the Company purchased Forney Corporation, a global supplier of products and systems that control and monitor combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications.
In March, the Company completed the sale of The Everett Herald to Sound Publishing.
In January, Martin Baron was named executive editor of The Washington Post.
In September, Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, was elected a director of The Washington Post Company.
In May, Emily Barr was named to succeed Alan Frank, president and CEO of Post-Newsweek Stations, at year-end.
In January, The Washington Post Company launched SocialCode, which unlocks the power of social media and helps brands gather, engage, incentivize and understand users. SocialCode's data-driven approach offers the most advanced advertising and analytics on Facebook®.
In September, Katharine Weymouth, CEO of Washington Post Media and publisher of The Washington Post, was elected a director of The Washington Post Company.
In August, The Washington Post Company announced the sale of Newsweek to Dr. Sidney Harman.
Throughout the year, the print and online operations of The Washington Post were integrated.
In January, Liz Spayd and Raju Narisetti were named managing editors of The Washington Post.
The Washington Post Company acquired Foreign Policy magazine in September.
In September, Marcus Brauchli was named executive editor of The Washington Post, succeeding Leonard Downie, Jr.
In June, Hal S. Jones succeeded John B. Morse, Jr. as senior vice president–finance and chief financial officer of The Washington Post Company.
In February, Katharine Weymouth was named chief executive officer of Washington Post Media (The Washington Post, Express and El Tiempo Latino) and publisher of The Washington Post.
In November, Kaplan also became a majority stakeholder in ACE Education, offering foundation-year and degree-granting programs in China for students seeking entry to U.K. universities.
In April, Kaplan expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of Finsia Education, the education and training arm of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
In January, the company bought Slate, the online magazine, from Microsoft Corp.
In August, the company launched EXPRESS, a free commuter newspaper, in the Washington, DC market.
In March, Alan Frank became president and chief executive officer of Post–Newsweek Stations.
In June, Kaplan entered the postsecondary education industry by acquiring Quest Education Corporation, a network of 30 career colleges. Today, higher education is Kaplan’s largest business.