Peter Kafka

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Reddit Lands Facebook Vet Yishan Wong as CEO

Reddit has a new CEO. Former Facebook engineer Yishan Wong is joining the rapidly growing social news site, which owner Conde Nast is spinning out as a separate company — in part, so it could recruit people like Wong. “I’m not looking to step in and make ‘big, bold changes’ — I think reddit is great, and the team has a lot of good features already in the pipeline,” Wong wrote on a blog post announcing his move.


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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