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Groupon Managing Editor Departs to Join Wrapports

Managing editor Brandon Copple has left Groupon, the Chicago-based daily deals site, for a new position at Chicago Sun-Times parent company Wrapports, the company announced Thursday. Copple will oversee a new Wrapports venture involved in creating sports and business media products, and will head up development of a Web video project. Before joining Groupon in 2010, Copple wrote for Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and was the managing editor at Crain’s Chicago Business for a seven-year stretch.


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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