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 seattlepi.com — amended this quote, from Thomas Jefferson, at the PI’s HQ yesterday. Photo courtesy of former PI employee Paul Fankhauser.  (Click to enlarge)

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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