Peter Kafka

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No Yahoo CEO Job for Me, Says Yahoo Board Member David Kenny

Yahoo board member David Kenny, whose name has been floated as a CEO candidate as the company looks for a Carol Bartz replacement, says he doesn’t want the job. “I am not — and will not be — a candidate for the CEO position,” Kenny told Advertising Age in a statement. Last week, Kenny stepped down after a one-year stint as president of Akamai, a move he said was a “coincidence.”


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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