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Comcast Hires Lehman as NBCUniversal’s New Digital Boss

Comcast’s NBCUniversal hasn’t had a digital boss yet, but the young company does now: Nick Lehman, a longtime veteran of Viacom’s MTV Web operations. Lehman has spent the last year at niche TV network Plum TV, where he has been CEO since November. At NBCUniversal, he’ll oversee all of the site’s Web-only operations, like iVillage and Fandango, and he will also keep an eye on sites for networks like Bravo and Telemundo. He reports to NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick.


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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