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Jeffrey P. Bezos Visits Washington Post to Meet With Editors And Others (The Washington Post / Style)
The Jeffrey P. Bezos era at The Washington Post had its symbolic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the high-tech magnate indulged in a decidedly low-tech ritual: striking a triangle to summon editors for their afternoon meeting. The chimes, amplified electronically across the Post’s historic newsroom, is a decades-old tradition. The Guardian Speaking to the Post before meeting staff for the first time on Tuesday, Bezos said his major contribution would be to offer his “point of view” to the paper’s leadership. He also said he would provide “runway,” which the Post described as “financial support over a lengthy period in which the management can experiment to find a profitable formula for delivering the news.” AllThingsD Just because Bezos is going to own the press doesn’t mean he has changed his approach to the press. When he speaks to journalists, he says nothing. FishbowlDC WaPo reporter Paul Farhi reports that Bezos has high hopes for the future of the paper in the coming years. Bezos’ quest for a new “golden era” at the Post must’ve come as a great relief to Farhi, as the newspaper is taking a financial nosedive, a nosedive that caused the sale of the organization to Bezos after being owned and operated by the Graham family for the past 80 years. Nieman Journalism Lab Since when is an interview with the new billionaire owner of a newspaper a Lifestyles/Style story?

Mike Allen Is The Journalist Most Followed on Twitter by Members of Congress (Poynter / MediaWire)
There’s not much overlap in the top 10 entities that Republican and Democratic members follow on Twitter, according to information compiled by New York magazine’s Dan Amira and the firm Twiangulate. But 62.9 percent of members of Congress over all follow The Hill, with Politico a close second at 61.2 percent. Politico’s Mike Allen is the top journalism follow for both Republicans and Democrats. From there, the road branches sharply. NY Mag / Daily Intelligencer Chuck Todd, Chad Pergram, Jake Tapper, Chris Cillizza and David Gregory enjoy relatively robust followings from both sides of the House. Otherwise, the partisan split remains here, with each party largely reading the tweets of like-minded writers and pundits. You could probably show each list unlabeled to 100 random people, and every single one would be able to guess which was the Democrat and which was the Republican chart. TVNewser The top TV news journalist is NBC’s Todd, who places second to Allen. Among Republicans, Fox News dominates, with Pergram second, Bret Baier third, Karl Rove fourth and Dana Perino fifth. Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee and Neil Cavuto also crack the top 20.

News Corp. Sells Cape Cod Times, Daily Tidings to Private Equity (Bloomberg)
News Corp., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, sold a collection of local newspapers such as Oregon’s Ashland Daily Tidings and Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Times to private-equity manager Fortress Investment Group LLC. The Dow Jones Local Media Group operates 33 publications, including eight daily newspapers and 15 weeklies, according to a statement. News Corp., controlled by Rupert Murdoch, is narrowing its focus to larger publications such as the Journal, the New York Post and the U.K.’s Times. Cape Cod Times The Cape Cod Times‘ 265 employees retained their jobs in the sale; however, 10 corporate employees were let go, Cape Cod Media president Peter Meyer said. Four were corporate executives, and the remaining six were considered “corporate” although they worked in local offices, including one information technology professional who worked at the Times office in Hyannis.