Peter Kafka

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Want to Lend the New York Times Some Money?

The publisher says it will launch a $200 million debt offering, and will use the money for “general corporate purposes including, among other things, to pay down debt and other financial obligations.” The company had previously announced that it would pay off the $250 million it owes Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim ahead of schedule, but didn’t say where it would get the money. So go ahead and connect a dot or two if you’d like.


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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