says Jeff Bezos is the Washington Post is a "compost". The newspaper could say about it.
The successful paper is owned by Mr. Bezos. Since he bought the newspaper in 2013 for $ 250 million, the Post sent more than 200 people into the newsroom, which now has 900 journalists, and has won pleasure and awards for its administration, among other subjects , Trump administration. The paper has more than 1.5 million digital subscribers, and the business has been profitable for the past three years.
But the newsroom came into a tricky editing period last week when it was a factor in a striking attempt to see Mr Bezos, and also cover the events of his owner independently.
It is also a reminder that Mr Bezos is a popular figure of wealth and great influence. It is the world's richest man in charge of Amazon, a company that is coming longer and longer in everyday life, whether through its e-commerce business, on its entertainment property or on its many stores around the country that use hundreds of thousands.
His personal initiative, Blue Origin, describes his mission as "taking a road to space so that our children can build the future."
With a blog post detailing his last year's disappointment allegations, Bezos is now a prominent commentary on the First Amendment. He said he was fighting back against alleged tactics that he did not have any business in journalism, and The Enquirer claims he wants to awaken a publication but because his envelopment was embarrassed.
The Post's editorial page is inside its owner. On Friday, the day after Mr Bezos published his blog post, he published the editing paper recommending him "to reveal a peaceful, intimidating model and destroy corruption as journalism". "
The entire situation" will test both Marty Baron and Jeff Bezos, "Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of the Journal of Columbia Journalism, by email, referring to the executive editor of The Post. Bezos, "good marks to date," said Mr Pope, but "the truth is that baked journalism rules are not bones; what he wants to learn, at a time of stress and trying. "
Mr Bezos did not respond to an opinion.
Mr Baron refused to be interviewed just offering a statement.
" Jeff did not always play in our reports or in our final stories, " he said. "People think it's difficult to cover Jeff and Amazon. But we have been five and a half years old, and he never took mediation. "
The conflicts between Mr Bezos and The Enquirer last month began when the tabloid published their exposure to its surveillance It is related to the television personality of Lauren Sanchez. Mr. Bezos fought back in his annual position Significant media exposure to the media, the online open platform. He was accused of [ by David J. Pecker, the chairman of the parent company The Enquirer, American Media Inc., threatened by intermediaries to publish graphic photos of Mr Bezos if because he did not publicly announce that the Enquirer was not reporting his politically motivated affair.
The Post traditionally focused on the nation's capital, and there is not so much business-oriented resources. It began to change. Previously, it would almost double the number of journalists aimed at covering Silicon Valley to 25, including a Seattle reporter It focuses on Amazon.
He also continued the revelation of Mr. Bezos's private life.
The Post published a long article on February 5 covering Enquirer on Mr Bezos's affair. He mentioned Gavin de Becker, his long-term security chief, saying that Mr Bezos's infidelity was a "politically motivated" Enquirer, which was designed to bring Mr Bezos together because he owns The Post. Mr Becker said that the Trump campaign can also be a campaign from President Trump's campaign.
An email from the American Media that Mr Bezos sent in his blog post to the Post Office and asked him – and the newspaper – to refrain from any statements or suggestions that politically participated covering his practices with Mr. Sanchez.
Like other newspapers, including The New York Times, An Post ran first-class nurses for Mr Bezos and American Media on Friday and Saturday. Not only those sections were their interests. The paper also published a report on Amazon who could withdraw its agreement to take a headquarters in New York City, as well as one for a legal application filed against The director of Woody Allen, Amazon, said that the streaming service was inappropriate he has played with four films.
"I think they are finally promoting that its owner has a huge story," said Pope, who criticized the Amazon coverage of the past as anemic. With the fight between Mr Bezos and the American Media, he said, "they have moved into an appropriate gear."
Mr. Baron said that he did not change the paper on his coverage of Mr. Bezos or his business interests. Mr Baron said he would talk to Mr Bezos about the "strategy" every week or so, but the discussions did not touch the cover of the paper. Mr Bezos is owned by The Post separately from Amazon.
"Because I know well not to interfere with it, it's not very difficult to cover it and Amazon at all," said Mr Baron in his statement. "Over all his ownership, his or her influence, expressly or implied, had no description of our envelope."
Frederick J. Ryan Jr., publisher and chief executive of The Post, echoed these comments in a statement, and said Mr Bezos did not have any part in the editing that his blog post praised.
"Jeff is clear that Washington Post is expected to act with full independence, coverage and editing news and treatment and its companies as we would else, "written by Mr Ryan. "We've never met from that location."
Donald Graham, the family owned by The Post for almost 80 years before selling it to Mr. Bezos, said he was "delighted" at editing. "I agree with every word on it," he said in an email.
He said, "If they were not editorial, the Times might be doing a bit because of such editorial lack and what does that mean?"
Bill Grueskin, University of Columbia's journalist professor and former editor at The Wall Street Journal, said readers that Mr Bezos had nothing to do with editing would be more clear.
"Readers understand if Bezos knew about the editing in advance, or in any way he had led to discussions," he said.
To show that the newspaper is still independent of its owner, the Post gave any other editing, from early last year. The editing warned that cities would "have to go ahead with a warning, and their eyes are at least open as their wallets," when they are proposing to be a location for the Amazon headquarters.
It's a big home story Amazon recently announced It would take a headquarters in Arlington, Va. nearby, making it one of the largest employers in the region.