Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon’s founder and the prospective new owner of The Washington Post
, assured newsroom employees on Wednesday that he was committed to preserving quality journalism, investing in news and making sure The Post
adhered to his underlying philosophy about content: “Don’t be boring.”
Over the course of the day, he gave some indication of the kind of journalism that interested him, answered questions about the Post’s
coverage of Amazon and did not disguise his interest at the intersection of his businesses, telling an afternoon meeting that “it should be as easy to get a subscription to The Post
as it is to buy diapers on Amazon,” according to one employee who attended the meeting.
By: Christine Haughney and Michael D. Shear | The New York Times