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Twitter Confirms Peter Chernin to Join Board of Directors

Just like we reported earlier today, Twitter has announced, via a Twitter message, that Peter Chernin, Hollywood mogul and former New York media exec, will join the microblogging service’s board of directors. Chernin has held previous positions at News Corp. (which owns this site), and was key in the formation of the Hulu online TV service. He currently also holds a board seat at Pandora, the streaming music service.


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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