Now that Jeff Bezos has put The Washington Post in his cart, all everyone wants to talk about is what this means for The New York Times. Will it be sold? While most are yelling “Yes! Of course!” No one has any idea.
However, the Post’s sale is making media reporters’ mouths water, so they’ve got to say something, even if it means nothing. Below are just a few of the many discussions.
The Post says the Times lack of assets might lead to it being sold:
Whereas The Post has been owned by a diversified media and education company that could absorb some of the newspaper’s continuing operating losses, the New York Times Co. has been shedding assets that might have cushioned its flagship newspaper… The Times Co. owns just two major assets — its famous newspaper and the International Herald Tribune, a global paper that will be rebranded in October as the International New York Times.