Kara Swisher

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HuffPost PR Guy Escapes HuffPost for New Gig Repping … the HuffPost

Huffington Post communications head Mario Ruiz has certainly had one of the busiest jobs in online media over the last five years, as the news blog has grown into a global content powerhouse. Now he’s starting his own agency and his first big get is … the Huffington Post. Ruiz has been tireless in repping the AOL-owned site and its eponymous creator Arianna Huffington — and that is apparently not going to stop, even with a lovely new logo.

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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