America's most famous bow-tied conservative finds his wild side
America's most famous bow-tied conservative has found his wild side.
How to make sense of a watershed moment in media.
The New York Times' web redesign dumped the page break—and helped kill off one of the web's most annoying features
The Washington Post issued a correction in Wednesday's print edition that has newspaper nerds in ecstasy. It reads:
In his Thursday column in The Washington Post, George Will gives a perfect encapsulation of his (widely shared) worldview and values without quite meaning to do so. For this reason, if no other, it deserves close attention.
Did the White House just open the door to some kind of short-term increase in the debt limit, perhaps to allow broader negotiations over fiscal priorities? Several media outlets are reporting as much. A senior administration official says that’s incorrect. I’m not sure who’s right or how much it actually matters. But, just in case, here’s the story.
It’s 2:06 pm on a Tuesday and Capitol Hill reporter Paul Kane is reporting from the Capitol building atrium for The Washington Post’s PostTV. Eyes panicked, Kane looks a bit like he has been kidnapped from his desk and pushed in front of the camera. He clutches his notepad like an awkward stage prop. “Here’s a fun, random fact for you,” he says with all the screen presence of a graphing calculator.
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 newspaper, let alone owned one, but he had shown a fine head for business and was known to be far-sighted. He had plenty of new money and wanted to do something civic-minded.
What Jeff Bezos can teach The Washington Post
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. The company lost money for nine years, and Bezos continues to prioritize long-term investment over near-term profit.
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.