'You can't shrink your way to profitability': Jeff Bezos talks about the future of newspapers

Jeff Bezos has three pieces of advice for journalists: Be riveting, be right and ask people to pay.

The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder dispensed this simple guidance Wednesday at a conference about the future of print news in Turin, Italy. The conference coincides with the 150th birthday of La Stampa, one of Italy's major newspapers, which is based in Turin.

Other notable U.S. media executives on the panel included HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson and New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson.

Below are a few tweets from and about the conference. Follow along using #FutureofNewspapers.

https://twitter.com/bpagliaro/status/877460684824600576

https://twitter.com/lionelbarber/status/877469889954447362

https://twitter.com/lpolgreen/status/877567817402404865

https://twitter.com/Jessicalessin/status/877572924886011908

https://twitter.com/davidedattoli/status/877576572072415232

https://twitter.com/rob1cox/status/877576671192203264

https://twitter.com/annamasera/status/877588907981807617

https://twitter.com/annamasera/status/877589030229200899

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