Peter Kafka

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DailyCandy Editor Janet Ozzard Out After 8 Months

Anyone want to run DailyCandy? The influential shopping newsletter needs a new editor in chief: Janet Ozzard, the New York Magazine veteran brought in to run the place in March, is out. DailyCandy confirms that Ozzard’s last day was Tuesday, but won’t comment on her departure other than to wish her the best. The newsletter, purchased by Comcast for $125 million in 2008, hasn’t named a successor.


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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