Jeff Bezos http://www.kunc.org en With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? http://www.kunc.org/post/industry-turmoil-why-buy-newspaper-company Donald Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Co., is the son and grandson of its leaders for the past 80 years. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:26:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 48029 at http://www.kunc.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? Bezos Can Help 'Post' Disrupt Other Businesses, Editor Says http://www.kunc.org/post/bezos-can-help-post-disrupt-other-businesses-editor-says What does Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bring to <em>The Washington Post</em>, which he just <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209263622/washington-post-to-be-sold-to-amazons-jeff-bezos" target="_blank">agreed to buy for $250 million</a>?<p>Here's how the <em>Post</em>'s executive editor, Martin Baron, <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/08/06/washington-post-baron" target="_blank">answered that question Tuesday on <em>Here & Now</em></a>:<p>"He's an extraordinary business man, a great entrepreneur and innovator — someone who has disrupted other businesses. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48009 at http://www.kunc.org Bezos Can Help 'Post' Disrupt Other Businesses, Editor Says 'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos http://www.kunc.org/post/washington-post-be-sold-amazons-jeff-bezos The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, <a href="http://www.washpostco.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=62487&p=irol-pressArticle&ID=1844731&highlight=">the company announced in a press release</a>. The <em>Post</em> has been a family-owned business for four generations.<p>Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:48:00 +0000 47961 at http://www.kunc.org 'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-author-and-wife-amazon-ceo-defends-online-retailer <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Mackenzie Bezos, the author of the novel <em>Traps </em>and the wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, defended the company publicly for the first time to <a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/article3729289.ece"><em>The Times</em></a> [paywall protected], calling it "great for authors and books." She herself is not published by Amazon.</li><p><li>Iain Banks, the popular Scottish author, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9968759/Iain-Banks-its-extremely-unlikely-Il Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42397 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer We Have Liftoff: Apollo Rocket Engines Reportedly Pulled From Ocean Floor http://www.kunc.org/post/we-have-liftoff-apollo-rocket-engines-reportedly-pulled-ocean-floor <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQwV_8BeaQg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AD-DbC3e68</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:58:00 +0000 41800 at http://www.kunc.org We Have Liftoff: Apollo Rocket Engines Reportedly Pulled From Ocean Floor