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Hearst Digital Exec Chuck Cordray Leaves to Run Online Bill Payment Company

Chuck Cordray, who ran digital for Hearst’s magazine group for the last five years, is leaving to run Volly, a new online bill payment/management company owned by Pitney Bowes. This may sound familiar to some of you: Last month George Kliavkoff left his digital post at Hearst to run Manilla, a new online bill payment/management company–owned by Hearst. The publisher says it is “in the process” to replace Cordray and that it has “a strong foundation that will speed our next phase of digital expansion.”


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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