Peter Kafka

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Howcast Co-Founder Jumps to Daily Beast

Daniel Blackman, a Google vet who co-founded how-to video startup Howcast four years ago, has left the company and is now chief digital officer at Newsweek/Daily Beast Co., the print/Web mashup now run by Tina Brown. Blackman sent out a group e-mail announcing the change this morning; I’ve asked him and Howcast co-founder Jason Liebman for comment.


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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