Peter Kafka

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Music Sales Still Going, Going…

More than a decade after the Napster era, the music business is still declining: Warner Music Group‘s sales dropped 14 percent in the last three months of 2010. And digital revenue, via Apple’s iTunes and the mobile business, is sputtering too. It was up just 1.6 percent, and down 5 percent from the previous quarter.


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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