Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Nick Denton Gives Himself a Hand

And that’s why news sites have front pages.

A twofer from Gawker owner Nick Denton: A Tweet simultaneously bragging about his site’s story on Chris Lee’s Craigslist escapades, which led to the New York Republican Congressman’s resignation yesterday, and defending Gawker’s much-criticized redesign, which lets Denton prominently feature that kind of story.


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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