Amazon Appoints Attorney Jamie Gorelick to Board

Amazon.com has added Jamie Gorelick to its board of directors. Gorelick, a partner with the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since July 2003, will be added to the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee of the board. Previously, Gorelick held numerous positions in the U.S. government. Amazon now has 10 directors.


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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