Nick Denton: Discontinue print version of Washington Post, send out Kindles

In a wide-ranging Playboy interview with Jeff Bercovici, Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton talked about why he respected Steve Jobs, hates liberals and isn't particularly interested in wearable computing. He also talked about some media competitors:

PLAYBOY: If you're Jeff Bezos, what do you do with The Washington Post?

DENTON: Obviously you apply the Amazon recommendation engine. The interesting move would be to see whether you could take an entire newspaper-reading population and wean them off print. The price of Kindles is coming down. How much would it cost to bundle a Kindle with your subscription to The Washington Post? Discontinue the print and, as a gift, give everybody a Washington Post reader that can also buy books for them. That's what I'd do. That's what Bezos would do if he were ballsy.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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