Kara Swisher

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MediaMemo Is Off Today for a Very Good Reason: Welcome to Jonah Alexander Kafka

While this is an entirely analog story, All Things Digital sends all its joyful congratulations to our ace MediaMemo columnist, Peter Kafka, and his wife, Cindy Lobel, on the birth of a new start-up–their second child–today.

Jonah, who looks like a mini-Kafka, minus the dubious look, joins his older brother, Ben, who is 19.5 months, in their Brooklyn, New York, abode.

Although newborn, Jonah is already hard at work on ferreting out memos from Time Inc. and trying to make heads or tails of Twitter’s advertising plans.

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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