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Jeff Bezos' Secret About Washington Post Purchase

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.02.2013 | Media

It is well known by now that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in August for $250 million. What is not such common knowledge, howev...

Does It Matter That Bezos Won't Move to D.C.?

Edward Wasserman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Media
Edward Wasserman

As somebody who grew up in Washington and who broke into the news business in the Post's shadow during Watergate, the very idea that the paper's proprietor wouldn't be thrilled to take the throne that comes with the title is more telling and more poignant than any other element of the story.

Bezos, Heraclitus and the Hybrid Future of Journalism

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.14.2013 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The future will definitely be a hybrid one, combining the best practices of traditional journalism with the best tools available to the digital world. Jeff Bezos has already changed the definition of what retail is; our definition of what constitutes news could use the same level of rethinking.

The Next Publisher Of The Washington Post Is...

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media

By Jack Shafer Aug 13 (Reuters) - I resist making predictions if only to avoid the inevitable disappointment when they...

'I Heard the News Today, Oh Boy': A Few Words on the Washington Post

Mary Buffett | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

The Post remained profitable into the 21st century but a number of tidal changes gnawed at their durable competitive advantage.

WATCH: Arianna Discusses WaPo Sale On ABC's 'This Week'

Huff TV | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the sale of the Washington Post and the changing media landscape. "It's interesting how everything h...

Citizen Bezos

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is an irony that The Washington Post, which decimated its book section presumably for purposes of cost-cutting, has now been bought by Jeffrey Bezos, the pioneer entrepreneur who might have sold more books than any person in history through the company he founded.

The Washington Post Buy: Why We Need Jeff Bezos to Save Journalism

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Viviana Hurtado

Mr. Bezos' embrace of invention, his almost neurotic attention to detail, his patience and investment in the long view, give the Washington Post and the industry the best shot at relevancy and survival.

What Will Jeff Bezos Do To The Washington Post?

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Technology and media circles are abuzz at how e-commerce wunderkind Jeff Bezo...

Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post

William Dietrich | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
William Dietrich

Information, after all, is an infinite as book titles. If Bezos can make its navigation easy, people will come. But can he afford the labor to tap it from meager newspaper revenues? We'll see.

How the Internet Can Save Journalism

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Bruce Ackerman

Although the Internet may have destroyed the newspaper's old business model, we can use it to create a new decentralized system that may generate an even more vibrant marketplace of ideas for the twenty-first century.

Michael Calderone

Will The New York Times Be The Next Newspaper On The Market? | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.07.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– When the descendants of Eugene Meyer sold The Washington Post on Monday to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos after four generations of ownership, th...

What A Week!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

With the sale of the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos--and the sale of the Boston Globe to Red Sox owner John Henry--the feeling that Something Big Was H...

Washington Post Publisher Wasn't Going To Give NYT Scoop On Sale

Michael Calderone | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

How did the Times miss out on Washington Post sale scoop when profiling publisher?

PHOTOS: 10 Things That Cost More Than Washington Post

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

The Washington Post was sold to Amazon's Jeff Bezos for $250 million, it was revealed Monday. The amount equaled less than 1 percent of the billionair...

Hot Off the Press

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

I'm ready for folks to cry for joy that Bezos knows how to sell content. He'll know how to build pay walls, damnit! But I don't think that's his key value here. He knows how to sell and deliver unique content -- entertainment, mostly -- rather than commodity content, news.

The Daily Szep- Caricature of Jeff Bezos

Paul Szep | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Paul Szep


A Family Newspaper Dynasty Ends After 80 Years

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON — The newspaper forever known for Deep Throat and the unraveling of a presidency had a quieter distinction, too: a family's ownership...

Michael Calderone

Inside The Washington Post Sale | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Monday at 4:15 p.m., Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth informed staff that there would be “an announcement” just 15 minu...

SHOCKER: Washington Post Sold To Amazon Owner

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media

In a stunning announcement, the Washington Post said Monday that it has been sold for $250 million to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Publisher Katharin...