Liz Gannes

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WashPost Says Its Facebook App Readers Are Younger — And More Indian

The Washington Post said today that its social news app — which in my opinion gets far too much play at top of my Facebook newsfeed! — has 3.5 million users. That number is in line with public stats, but the paper also disclosed that it’s reaching a new audience through Facebook: 83 percent of the app users are under 35 years old and 20 percent are based in India. The app will now syndicate stories from the Hindustan Times, GigaOM and ProPublica.


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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