Well, everything. But really, what choice did the Graham family have? The way it’s been told – if he can’t turn around the paper and make it profitable again (or at least keep it alive), who can? Here’s a smattering of the best headlines (and coverage of the issues of course):
Politico.com: What is Jeff Bezos thinking?
New York Times Blog: Bezos Brings Promise of Innovation to Washington Post
CNN Opinion: Which Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post?
Most commonly mentioned points:
- Bezos is fine with not making a profit for a while
- Bezos – he sure is smart
- Did we mention he’s got some money because of this Amazon thing he started?
- Newspapers vs. the Internet, yadda yadda
Aside from these shared points, the general reaction was a bit nervous and surprised. Everyone is dying to know if Bezos has some great strategy up his Kindle or if he will just be winging it.
The truth is – no one knows what will happen and what conflicts might arise. But it sure makes for a good story.