Liz Gannes

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Pinterest Hires Facebook’s Barry Schnitt to Lead Communications

Pinterest has hired Barry Schnitt as its new head of communications and public policy. Schnitt had been at Facebook for the past four years, and eight more before that at Google. He’ll start at Pinterest next month. (Excuse the inside baseball, but from a press perspective, Pinterest has been nearly impenetrable lately despite its wide usage and impact.)


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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