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Ex-Clear Channel Digital Head Evan Harrison Lands At Billboard Giant Van Wagner

Evan Harrison, who left his post running digital for Clear Channel Radio in March, has a new job. He’s now chief creative officer at Van Wagner, the privately held billboard giant. Harrison is best known in the media industry for his expertise in music–prior to Clear Channel, he had built up AOL’s music business–and Van Wagner doesn’t have any obvious connection to that industry. But Van Wagner says Harrison’s “digital expertise will lead the company in new directions.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work