Washington Post has been sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The story is a surprise one, although the challenges facing the "legacy" media are longstanding. Our article databases Communication & Mass Media Complete, and Business Source Complete would be excellent sources for articles on traditional newspapers and the challenges facing them in the digital age. They would also be good for articles on the history of journalism and the press, as would America: History & Life.
On a happier note, one local newspaper is going strong, the Stylus, which this coming spring will be celebrating its centennial year!
Pictured here is long time Washington Post editor Katherine Graham.