Katharine Weymouth

Publisher
Washington Post

Weymouth has run Washington Post Media, a unit of The Washington Post Company that includes the Washington Post and washingtonpost.com, since last year. She has had a lot of jobs at the media giant, as part of getting ready to run its flagship brand. Weymouth earned college degree from Harvard in 1988 and graduated from Stanford Law School in 1992. Following law school, she clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for one year.

Posts With Katharine Weymouth

The Huffington Post Goes to Harvard Business School–As a Case Study, That Is!

While a lot of people doubted Arianna Huffington when she co-founded her eponymous blog site many years ago, she can add another I-told-you-so to the pile after today’s induction of the Huffington Post as an official Harvard Business School case study. Huffington, as well we HuffPo CEO Eric Hippeau have been at the school today, answering questions from the 900 students to whom the case study has been presented.

As Traffic Booms, Is HuffPo Ready to Make Some Real Dough?

For the past few months, the Huffington Post has been on a bit of a tear–both in terms of traffic gains and in its hiring of some big talent for key positions. Now, those execs are focusing on using that consumer momentum to achieve what has eluded the Huffington Post thus far: Making some serious bank from the privately held news and media site. Here’s a chat I had with new President and Chief Revenue Officer Greg Coleman about how he is aiming to do just that.
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Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington and Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth: The Full D7 Session

It’s an opportune time to see this interview, in which Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth and Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington talked about the future of the news media. The pair were interviewed at the seventh D: All Things Digital conference only a month before Weymouth landed in hot water for trying to organize an off-the-record gathering of D.C. power players and journalists at her house, underwritten by sponsors.
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Washington Post: Our Reporters Aren’t For Sale (Yet)

Want access to the Washington D.C. elite? The city’s hometown paper is happy to arrange that for you provided you’re willing to pay between $25,000 and $250,000. The caveat: That fee won’t include access to the Washington Post’s editorial staff. But I bet that will change sooner than later.
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BoomTown Interviews Arianna, Ken and Eric About Huffington Post Exec Changes: BAM!!

Apparently, if you want to think about the growth of the Huffington Post as a culinary dish, perhaps today’s replacement of CEO Betsy Morgan with longtime online media powerhouse Eric Hippeau might appear under the Emeril Lagasse cooking cliché: Let’s kick it up a notch! Both co-founders of the online media site, Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, said as much in interviews I did with them–as well as Hippeau–this afternoon. “The deal is that we simply have been growing so fast that we needed more firepower to accelerate in expanding the site and monetizing it,” said Huffington, who is also editor-in-chief of the news site.
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D7 Video: Huffpo’s Arianna Huffington and Washington Post Exec Katharine Weymouth

Arianna Huffington and Katharine Weymouth–two of the most powerful women in contemporary media–meet onstage with D‘s Kara Swisher to discuss the future of media: old, new–and everything in between.
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D7 Video: Introduction to Huffington and Weymouth

Here is the humorous intro shown prior to the arrival of Katharine Weymouth and Arianna Huffington on the stage at D7 for their session with Kara Swisher.
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Welcome to Web 3.0

This year, as we convene the seventh edition of D: All Things Digital, we think something major is happening at the intersection of tech and media, and we think it deserves its own new hyped-up name: Web 3.0. Yes, folks, we are declaring the Web 2.0 era over, because, well, when you run conferences and Web sites, you can say stuff like that.
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Welcome to Lucky D7: Still Gambling on the Digital Future

Incredibly, this is the seventh year of the D: All Things Digital conference. We feel very lucky to get here, especially in the midst of what our own site’s Digital Daily scribe, John Paczkowski, has so perfectly dubbed the “econalypse.” Ironically, Walt Mossberg and I planned to launch the very first conference in the middle of the last major downturn for tech, in 2001. But, in the carnage of the Web 1.0 meltdown, we actually held off for two years, with our first D gathering taking place in 2003.
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Welcome to Lucky D7: Still Gambling on the Digital Future

Incredibly, this is the seventh year of the D: All Things Digital conference. We feel very lucky to get here, especially in the midst of what our own site’s Digital Daily scribe, John Paczkowski, has so perfectly dubbed the “econalypse.” Ironically, Walt Mossberg and I planned to launch the very first conference in the middle of the last major downturn for tech, in 2001. But, in the carnage of the Web 1.0 meltdown, we actually held off for two years, with our first D gathering taking place in 2003. Well, we’re still going–making the same long-term bet that the digital revolution will keep rolling as we did at D1. Here’s our lineup for D7.
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