Peter Kafka

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Tumblr President John Maloney Leaves

John Maloney, who has steered day-to-day operations at Tumblr for nearly four years, is stepping down. The company hasn’t announced a replacement for Maloney’s president slot. Maloney had previously employed Tumblr CEO David Karp at Urban Baby. Last week, Karp announced that his company, which has yet to generate significant revenue, would start selling advertising.


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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