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Mike Allen Dec 22
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Meet the Washington City Paper’s new owner

Mark Ein and his wife, Sally Stiebel, attend the 2015 U.S. Open in Flushing, Queens. PhotoL Jean Catuffe / GC Images

Mark Ein (pronounced "eyen") — a Washington-area investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who controls the Kastle Systems building-security company and founded the Washington Kastles tennis team — is buying the floundering Washington City Paper, a 36-year-old alt-weekly.

Why it matters: Ein told me in a phone interview: "I truly believe journalism is saving the world."