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Conde Elevator Tweeter Remains Masked

For those of you still following the saga of “CondeElevator,” the anonymous Twitter account supposedly written by a Conde Nast employee: It’s probably not written by Conde editor John Jannuzzi, says the Daily Beast. This update comes a day after the same publication cited “multiple sources” identifying Jannuzzi as the account’s author. And several hours after Jannuzzi himself said he wasn’t the Twitterer in question. The Daily Beast now says it “overstated the likelihood that Jannuzzi was behind the feed,” and that it “regret[s] publishing the update.” Back to work! Or vacation!


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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