Peter Kafka

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Newspaper Report Cites Amazon Warehouse for “Brutal” Heat

Amazon gets high marks for customer service, but conditions at one of its distribution warehouses are reportedly unpleasant and sometimes unsafe. A story in the Allentown, Pa., Morning Call reports that workers at an Amazon facility, many of them hired by a temp agency, complained about “brutal” heat and an unrelenting pace that sent several of them to the hospital this summer. A statement from Amazon to the New York Times says the company is committed to its workers’ safety, but didn’t dispute the Morning Call’s report.


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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