Medium had much more than just the back and forth between Amazon and The New York Times this week, but seeing a major tech company and a major news company bat at each other on Medium was pretty memorable.
Here’s how it went down:
“Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”
If you read the recent New York Times article about Amazon’s culture, you remember that quote. Attributed to Bo Olson, the image of countless employees crying at their desks set the tone for a front-page story that other media outlets described as “scathing,” “blistering,” “brutal” and “harsh.” Olson’s words were so key to the narrative the Times wished to construct that they splashed them in large type just below the headline.