Four Ways of Thinking About The Big 'Washington Post' News
January 21, 2014
How to make sense of a watershed moment in media.
Who Should Buy the Paper?
August 19, 2013
"Evan Williams"—Nick Denton, owner of Gawker MediaDavid Paul Morris/Getty Images News “Evan Williams [who helped found Blogger and Twitter].
11 Far-Out Projects Funded by Famous Billionaires
August 15, 2013
South African entrepreneur Elon Musk, the Tesla founder who made his name by co-founding PayPal, unveiled plans Monday for a high-speed tubular transportation system called the "Hyperloop," which could shuttle passengers between San Francisco to Los
The Washington Post, in grave financial trouble, was bought by a very wealthy man whose biographer called him “an energetic young tycoon.”1 Highly successful as a banker and Wall Street investor, the new publisher had never before worked at a newspap
Newspapers Should Be More Like Amazon
August 08, 2013
What’s intriguing about Jeff Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post this week, is not that he’s a digital guy or that he has a lot of money—though both certainly help—but that ever since he founded Amazon, he’s specialized in the long view.
Reporters and editors at the Washington Post have been doing their best to learn as much as they can about their new owner, but Amazon founder Jeff Bezos seems to be in no rush to get to know them.
Jeff Bezos’s Uncanny Resemblance to the Graham Family Patriarch
August 06, 2013
A Katharine Graham biographer weighs in on the Washington Post sale.
Gee, what ever would an Amazon founder want with a delivery network that can bring things to 500,000 customers by 5 a.m.?
Author of Bezos Book: 'He's Buying a Lot of Political Influence'
August 05, 2013
Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone has written a book about Amazon—titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon—that will be released by Little, Brown in October.
What Jeff Bezos Is Thinking
August 05, 2013
His purchase of the Washington Post makes perfect sense.