Joe Flood replied to the topic Mr. Bezos Buys the Post: Will More Money = Better Journalism? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 6 years, 3 months ago
If anyone can make the news work, it’s Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post may be a community institution but it survived only due to its Kaplan for-profit education arm. Once the government cracked down on diploma mills, the Post faced a perilous future – so they sold to Bezos.
Journalism is one of those careers like photography – I don’t know how you make a living these days. But I think there is a solution, leveraging tools like social, the web, Kindle and a distributed workforce. If I knew how to fit all this together, I’d be a mogul.
As a long-time Washingtonian, Post fan, Kindle author and freelance writer, I have five suggestions for what Bezos should do now.
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