Peter Kafka

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Reddit’s Owner Says It Doesn’t Manage Reddit

“Reddit was spun off a year ago, and it operates as an independent company. Conde Nast has no involvement in the management of Reddit.”

– Advance.net chairman Steven Newhouse, in response to a query from AllThingsD regarding today’s Gawker story about Reddit and a user described as “The Biggest Troll on the Web.” Advance.net is the digital arm of Conde Nast parent Advance Publications; Advance remains Reddit’s majority shareholder, Newhouse confirmed.


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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