Monday’s announcement that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, was purchasing The Washington Post shook the media industry like an earthquake.
What did it mean?
Was it good or bad that one of the country’s most successful digital entrepreneurs was taking over the well-respected but financially foundering legacy news outlet?
How will the the sale affect The Post’s editorial direction?
What’s in it for Bezos?
What does this mean for the future of legacy journalism in general?
It’s All Journalism’s producers got together for a special podcast to ponder these questions and more.
Below are links to just some of the many news stories that have come out about the sale since Monday’s announcement.
- Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon/Paul Farhi/WaPo
- Don Graham explains why he’s selling The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos/Ezra Klein/WaPo
- Katharine Weymouth remarks to Post employees/Katharine Weymouth/WaPo
- Jeff Bezos on Post purchase/Jeff Bezos/WaPo
- A new era for my hometown newspaper/Clinton Yates/WaPo
- The newsonomics of Jeff Bezos Buying the Washington Post/Ken Doctor/Nieman
- No Change? Jeff Bezos Will Turn the Washington Post Upside Down/Janet Asteroff/Mediashift
- What Could Jeff Bezos Want With the Washington Post?/Dan Pacheco/Mediashift
- Why Is Jeff Bezos Buying the Washington Post?/Brad Stone/Business Week
- The Era of Family Newspapers Is Back/Matthew Yglesias/Slate
Correction: During the podcast, Julia O’Donoghue misidentifies a person she mentioned. She was actually refering to Sam Zell.