Peter Kafka

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Comcast Won't Get NBC U in Time for Christmas, or New Year's Either

Comcast won’t be able to wrap its deal with GE for NBC Universal this month, both companies announced today. Instead, they’re shooting for a January close, when they hope to get final approval from Washington. Given that this one stretches back to the fall of 2009, it’s hard to argue that a few weeks of extra legal bills will matter that much.


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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