Kara Swisher

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Me on Murdoch Bid–In Living Color in Hollywood

In the interests of full disclosure, since I have done a post here and here on the issues surrounding the digital aspects of the $5 billion offer by Rupert Murdoch for Dow Jones, the owner of The Wall Street Journal and also this site, here is an interview I did a couple of weeks ago at the AlwaysOn OnHollywood for Andy Plesser of Beet.TV on the subject (and also on online video and this site too).

It is obviously my personal opinion and not that of Dow Jones, but I think I was pretty fair and balanced. Especially given the glamorous Hollywood Boulevard backdrop.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald