Peter Kafka

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Meet Condé Nast's Digital Gurus

More shoes dropping in the wake of Bob Sauerberg’s move into the No. 2 slot at Condé Nast last month: Sauerberg has created a new post of chief technology officer for the publisher and hired Viacom veteran Joe Simon to fill it. Simon will “lead all digital and technology operations and focus on innovation and the development of the next generation of digital products and services.” More fun to read about: Wired Creative Director Scott Dadich, who has become the company’s iPad frontman and who the New York Observer says is publishing’s new “it boy.” Hate words? You can hear and see him in this clip.


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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