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“I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.”
That Bezos synergy has finally kicked in. How much will it help the Post’s quest to shift from a local newspaper to a national and global news powerhouse?
The United States isn’t the only place where mainstay newspaper companies are realizing it’s time to reduce their reliance on print. One recent deal in Germany has gotten the nation’s media circles buzzing.
Plus: John Henry buys The Boston Globe, AOL’s Patch cuts, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and the web.
The Washington Post offers Bezos the chance to reinvent a newspaper during turbulent times, and in the process leave something to his family beyond Amazon.
“Katharine and I not only hadn’t wanted to do it; we literally hadn’t thought about it. Seven years of declining revenues will give you new ideas.”
The modern newspaper owner can exert control over their company through the infrastructure and design of the paper, Ananny argues.
May 7, 2010