Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I know, and accept...

that change is inevitable in the newspaper industry. I’ve read that Jeffrey Bezos is planning to keep The Washington Post separate from Amazon, and I hope that’s true. I also know the damage Bezos has done to the publishing and book selling industries. Reactions to the purchase were discussed in a story in yesterday's New York Times. This quote from book publisher Dennis Johnson nailed it for me:

"It’s an old boring story — rich man buys a newspaper — but in this instance it’s one of the richest men ever buying one of the most important newspapers ever…This is the capper in the development of one of the most powerful vertical monopolies in our history, which is also one of the most controlling in matters of cultural concern.”

Worried yet? I am.

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