I think if I was the Grahms, I wouldnt have sold till I was dead. Some traditions are just sacred. What they could have done instead is try to attract the 50% of Americans that arent liberal. Theres a whole bunch of potential customers they arent getting simply because of their bias.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is growing in readership and profit.
What will Bezos do with it? I'll throw in my 2 cents and say that he ought to bite the bullet and put the whole thing behind a pay wall. Subscription only, no exceptions, like the Wall Street Journal.
My other recommendation for saving the newspaper industry is to ban all J-school grads from the news room and hire high school graduates and teach them how to write copy.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Thought that the WaPo had something like a 40% drop in circulation in recent years but can't confirm.
With Jeff at the helm, will we get free Amazon shipping with a WaPo subscription?
Does that mean there will soon be a Kindle edition?
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
Let the newspaper industry die. It's worthless.
The new format will have to be a series of tweets since the current generations lack the attention span to read a newspaper.
You demonstrate how simple minds will run to the wildest extreme with as little information as possible. Then again that would self describe almost all Libertarians.
Newspapers are worthless. There are a minimum of over 50 great global news sites with great authorship and for those that dig far more even. The concept of newspapers is obsolete. No local paper could possibly hope to give accurate news anyways to a globally connected world news consumer. Local news is inherently biased by its very nature.
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