Peter Kafka

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U.K. Parliament Wants to Hear From James Murdoch Again

James Murdoch will likely be asked to make a return trip to Parliament. British lawmakers say they expect to recall the News Corp. official, who answered questions about the PhoneGate scandal during a July 19 hearing, because former News Corp. employees have since contradicted his testimony. (News Corp. also owns this Web site.) Separately, the board of satellite TV company BSkyB has voted to keep Murdoch in his chairman spot; News Corp. owns a 39 percent stake in that company.


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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