Post Co. Buys Foreign Policy Magazine

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By Frank Ahrens
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Washington Post Co. has purchased Foreign Policy magazine from a Washington think tank for an undisclosed sum, the company announced yesterday.

The bimonthly glossy has a circulation of 100,000 and is published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

"Foreign Policy is a terrific magazine, and I'm pleased it will become a part of our company," said Donald E. Graham, Post Co. chairman. "Foreign Policy furthers our commitment to great magazine journalism and gives us another opportunity to expand our journalism online."

The magazine's new executive editor will be Susan Glasser, who stepped down from her job as The Post's assistant managing editor for national news in April and has spent the past several months working as an adviser to Graham on next-generation news and how it's going to look online.

Mois├ęs Naim will remain Foreign Policy's editor in chief.

According to a senior Carnegie Endowment official familiar with Foreign Policy's finances, the magazine posts $1.3 million per year in losses.

Foreign Policy will be placed under The Post Co.'s Slate Group of publications, headed by Jacob Weisberg, which includes Slate magazine and TheRoot.com.


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