Kara Swisher

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AOL’s Patch Adds Two Execs in Strategy and Sales

AOL’s local Patch unit has added two new execs to its roster: Leigh Zarelli Lewis, who will join head of strategy and business development; and Jim Lipuma, who will run U.S. sales. Lewis was most recently VP of emerging businesses at Disney, and had also worked at IAC. Lipuma was most recently head of sales at Restaurant.com, and has also worked at Monster.com and R.H. Donnelley.


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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