Peter Kafka

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Advertiser Reveals Rupert Murdoch’s Daily iPad Numbers

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s once-hyped iPad newspaper, has 120,000 readers a week, according to a media buyer who works with the publication. An executive at Zenith Optimedia told Bloomberg that the 120,000 figure includes both paid subscribers and free visitors. That circulation figure, Bloomberg notes, puts the paper at the same level as the Toledo, Ohio, daily Blade. News Corp. also owns this Web site.


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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