Peter Kafka

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Upscale Nerd Newsletter GeekChicDaily Raises $2 Million

Yep, you can still raise money for email newsletters in 2011. GeekChicDaily, aimed at the fanboy contingent that spends heavily on movies, action figures and the like, has raised $2 million in a round led by Hollywood producer Joe Roth and Microsoft veteran Mike Slade. Also on board: Clear Channel/Pilot Group’s Bob Pittman, a newsletter kingpin (Daily Candy, Thrillist, etc.) who helped the company raise $1.5 million last year.


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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