Peter Kafka

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Someone Who Used to Work at The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Gets the Last Word

Someone one who used to draw a paycheck from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer — unclear whether that person is now unemployed or working at the new — amended this quote, from Thomas Jefferson, at the PI’s HQ yesterday. Photo courtesy of former PI employee Paul Fankhauser.  (Click to enlarge)


Thanks to John Cook, who used to work for the PI but left last year to cofound TechFlash, which covers Seattle-area business news, for pointing this one out.

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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