Peter Kafka

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Providence Equity Sells Hulu Stake

Providence Equity Partners has closed a deal to sell its stake in Hulu, according to a source familiar with the transaction. The sale, first reported by TechCrunch, has been in the works since April, and also triggers a “liquidity event” for the Web video site’s employee shareholders, including CEO Jason Kilar. Hulu’s others owners are Comcast, Disney, and News Corp., which also owns this Web 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