Lauren Goode

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Proust Will Live On, Separate From IAC

Proust, a social-journaling service owned by IAC, was slated to shut down today, after just a six-month run. But Proust isn’t shutting down, after all: The service sent an email to users saying that it will remain active due to an outpouring of support from the Proust community. The service is now independent of IAC, and is being run by anonymous investors and entrepreneurs operating under Proust Interactive LLC.


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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