Peter Kafka

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Pay TV Hasn't Gone Away (Yet)

The Associated Press does the math no one else wants to do, and puts some valuable perspective on the “Is cord-cutting real?debate: So far this quarter, pay TV subscriptions are up–but just barely. The AP tallies results from seven of the nine biggest cable, satellite and telco companies, and finds that video subscriptions are up by 55,700, a 0.3 percent increase.


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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