Peter Kafka

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Time Inc. Hires Ad Industry Trade Head Randall Rothenberg for Digital

Time Inc. has a newish boss, and now Time Warner’s publishing unit has a new head of digital, too: Randall Rothenberg, who has been heading up the Interactive Advertising Bureau trade group since 2007. Technically, CEO Jack Griffin has created a new EVP position for Rothenberg; more practically, he’s replacing Monica Ray, who ran digital for Time Inc. until August, when she jumped to Condé Nast. Side note on Rothenberg: I highly recommend “Where the Suckers Moon,” his 1994 book that went behind the scenes of a Subaru campaign.


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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