Future Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos will visit The Washington Post next week, sources at the paper tell Poynter.
(Updated Aug. 28: The visit will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3, an email to staffers says. Bezos “will have a Q&A with the newsroom on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Community Room,” the email says. “It will start at 1:30 p.m. and last until shortly before 3:30 p.m.”)
Bezos sent an advance team to the Post last week, other sources told Poynter. Bezos has not yet revealed any of his plans for the paper, which announced on Aug. 5 that he’d buy it. Bezos’ only interview so far has been with Post reporter Paul Farhi. “I don’t want to imply that I have a worked-out plan,” he told Farhi. “This will be uncharted terrain, and it will require experimentation.”
So why has it taken so long to say hi? Maybe he’s just been busy reading open letters.