But what does The Post’s competition think? That’s exactly what Willamette Week editor Mark Zusman wanted to know from Tyson Evans, a deputy editor for interactive news at the New York Times, during a Saturday Q&A at the TechFestNW conference.
Zusman asked Evans if he thought Bezos was a “threat or a menace,” to which Evans answered, “neither.”
“He’s a brilliant guy,” Evans said.
Evans referenced an earlier slide where he showed the New York Times’ software development toolbox and said that “most everything I showed is running on the Amazon web server.”
He added that he’s looking forward to seeing what Bezos does with The Post, particularly because of his success with Amazon and other investments.
“I’m pretty excited for the competition,” he said. “It’s going to be great to have somebody who understands consumption at the level he does and ideally, he’ll push The Post in a way that will make them fun to compete with.”
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