Media smackdown on its way – Can Amazon’s formula save the Washington Post? We may get a chance to find out.

In a recent piece here at MercatorNet, journalism professor Wayne Houston outlined reasons for believing that the recent Washington Post sale points to a quality future for newspapers:

“…it appears the smart money has waited until the corporations and families have mismanaged the newspapers to fire-sale prices, digital ad revenue has increased substantially and customers have started to pay subscriptions for content on the web.”

Indeed, it may. but here are some of the issues that the Post and other recently purchased newspapers need to address