Peter Kafka

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Doink Doink! “Law & Order” Case Gets Closed.

NBC is killing off “Law & Order” after 20 seasons, according to reports popping up this afternoon.

YouTube is surprisingly low on compelling L&O clips–nothing like the David Caruso tributes that CBS’s (CBS) “CSI: Miami” inspired. But here are the two things you’ll always remember about NBC’s stalwart show: Its signature sound effect and its signature actor:

The network will still be running some “Law & Order” spinoffs, though. NBC will release its fall programming slate on Monday morning.


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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