On that, Bezos is right on, as he is with his comments on aggregation and the unbundling of papers.

The ad-side’s interference here left the “education issue” with one education story: a thin, service-y piece on how to get a job when you graduate college. That’s not why people pay several hundred dollars a year to subscribe to the Post.

If there’s a silver lining here, it’s Wemple, who takes it to his own employer as if they weren’t signing his paychecks. That’s brave on his part, but it also reflects well on the Post for letting him do so.


Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.