Peter Kafka

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Comcast, NBC Announce the End of the Jeff Zucker Show

Not a surprise: NBC U head Jeff Zucker concedes that he will, in fact, step down once Comcast finishes buying his company from GE. The move was obvious to anyone who watched the two companies, but both sides refused to acknowledge it until now. The New York Post says Zucker will get a very golden parachute as he exists–something north of $30 million. Meanwhile, Zucker defends his much-criticized tenure to the New York Times: “The thing I regret most is not moving quickly enough.”


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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