Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Jeff Bezos gave his first interview since deciding to buy The Washington Post to, naturally, The Washington Post. The Amazon founder “says he doesn’t have all the answers for what’s ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy. But he says he’s eager to start asking questions and conducting experiments in the quest for a new ‘golden era’ at The Post.” (The Washington Post)

Politico’s Mike Allen is the most followed journalist among members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat. (New York Magazine)

Times national reporter John Schwartz decided to become a journalist after watching the press interview his politician father, A.R. “Babe” Schwartz. “The lawmakers were running the show, but the folks who covered them seemed to be having a better time,” Mr. Schwartz recounted in today’s Times. The elder Mr. Schwartz was not thrilled. (The New York Times)

Katie Couric got engaged to banker John Molner. Mr. Molner “popped the question with a spectacular diamond ring at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y.” (People)

Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan really didn’t like Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen’s take on Miley Cyrus, Steubenville and teen culture run amok. (Gawker)