Liz Gannes

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Coursera Signs 12 More Universities to Bring Classes Online

Coursera, part of the current bumper crop of college-level online education projects, seems to be off to a quick start. The company is announcing that it has 1.5 million enrollments, will add courses from 12 more universities, and has raised $3.7 million more from investors including Caltech and University of Pennsylvania.


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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