In his first interview since announcing his plans to buy The Washington Post for $250 million, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos cautioned that he had no quick fixes — just a "point of view" that might help the newspaper evolve its business model.
Bezos, who gave the interview to The Post (who else?), is planning to meet with the paper's publisher, Katharine Weymouth, among other execs. In the interview, Bezos portrayed himself as sort of an advisor to the paper and will keep his "day job" at Amazon and stay rooted in Seattle.
Bezos continually downplayed his individual influence on the paper. "If we figure out a new golden era at The Post . . . that will be due to the ingenuity and inventiveness and experimentation of the team at The Post," he said. "I'll be there with advice from a distance. If we solve that problem, I won't deserve credit for it." Read more...