Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post has inspired lots of “Why would he buy that“? analysis — some of it is quite good and some of it is really funny.
But this single tweet from Adrian Holovaty explains why Post staffers, subscribers and anyone else who cares about the institution should feel good about the move:
WOW, Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos?! I'd actually return to the journalism world if I could work for him. http://t.co/9zCtgRdLga
— Adrian Holovaty (@adrianholovaty) August 5, 2013
Bezos’ involvement gives the Post potential. Now there’s a chance that something interesting is going to happen there; something that’s not just a repackaging of content or yet another paywall or some other half measure driven by desperation.