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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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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