Washington Post names new publisher

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Former Reagan administration official Frederick J. Ryan Jr. was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, and he said Tuesday that he would draw on a background in digital journalism while vowing to help define owner Jeffrey P. Bezos’s still-emerging vision for innovation and experimentation.

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