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Zimmerman Legal Team Launches Social Media Campaign

The defense team representing George Zimmerman — the Florida-based Neighborhood Watch leader charged in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — has launched a full-on social media campaign in support of their client, complete with Twitter account and Facebook page. Zimmerman’s lawyers contend that their intent is not to influence the ongoing case, but rather to manage the constant flow of emails and phone calls related to their client. “Social media is the obvious answer,” the defense team wrote on its site.


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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