Peter Kafka

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Marlo Thomas, Meet Heidi Klum! She's Your New AOL Co-Worker.

Last year, Tim Armstrong got Marlo Thomas to pitch in on his AOL turnaround effort. Now he’s tapping a woman whose TV credentials are more recent: “Project Runway”‘s Heidi Klum. The “multi-hyphenate superstar,” along with Full Picture Entertainment, which makes “Project Runway” for the Lifetime cable network, are supposed to make “engaging video content, inspiring articles, addictive blogs [and] instructional photo galleries.”


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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