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Hearst Invests in "Survivor" Producer Mark Burnett

Hearst is going into business with Mark Burnett, the TV producer behind reality shows like “Survivor” and “Shark Tank.” Hearst is buying a “substantial interest” in Burnett’s existing production company; Hearst entertainment head Scott Sassa will work with Burnett to create a “long-term media, production and events-based joint venture.”


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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