Horses, newspapers and the future of print

|| September 26, 2013

Amazon guru Jeff Bezos is the latest billionaire to buy a newspaper. Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post was a major surprise and, while he spoke with confidence, he was quick to admit he was unsure of the famous newspaper's future:

This morning, Bezos again rattled the cages of traditional media with this comparison between newspapers and horses:

The analysis through social media was instant and interesting, including this piece from the Atlantic Wire:

Whatever comes of the Washington Post, it will be fascinating to hear more from Bezos as he comes to grips with how his $250 million purchase remains a viable force. Bezos's style to think of the reader first may seem like common sense but, in some corners of the publishing world, it's a foreign concept.