Peter Kafka

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Ustream Turns the Cameras on Podcasting Star Adam Carolla

Lots of people listen to Adam Carolla for free over the Internet. And in a couple weeks, they can start paying to see him: The podcasting star will start selling access to a live video stream of his show via Ustream. He’ll charge $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year. Carolla, who used to make a lot of money as a TV and radio personality, is still trying to figure out how to turn Internet popularity into real dollars; this revenue stream will complement ones he’s got coming in from podcast sponsorships, live shows and a best-selling book.


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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