The Internet is up, the newspaper business is down, so no one would expect the top people at the Washington Post Company to be pulling down tens of millions of dollars a year like their counterparts in finance and entertainment. But they’re not suffering. According to 2007 filings, here are paychecks for the three best-paid Posties and their boss.
Title: vice president and general counsel
Joined the company: 1978
Total compensation: $2.7 million
John B. Morse Jr.
Title: vice president of finance
Joined the company: 1989
Total compensation: $2.4 million
Title: vice president of planning and development
Joined the company: 1996
Total compensation: $1.6 million
Title: chair and CEO
Joined the company: 1971
Total compensation: $865,708
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