Jeff Bezos likes print, and thinks readers will pay for a bundle of news — but is he wrong?


Gigaom

Like a visiting dignitary from another world, Amazon (s amzn) CEO Jeff Bezos descended on the Washington Post newsroom on Wednesday to meet with editors and reporters at the newspaper he recently acquired for $250 million, and by most accounts the reaction from the somewhat shell-shocked staff was surprisingly positive. That could have something to do with the fact that Bezos didn’t sound at all like the tech warlord out to gut the newsroom and get everyone to produce more slideshows — in fact, he said he prefers a printed newspaper to a digital one, and he also believes that readers will pay for a “daily bundle” of news on a tablet.

The Amazon founder made a number of other points that probably sat well with the Post‘s journalists, including the idea that the paper’s primary focus should be on readers and not advertisers, and that catering to…

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