Peter Kafka

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Dish Toots Its Own Horn, Since CBS Won’t

Maybe the Dish/CBS/CNET imbroglio will fade away. But not if Charlie Ergen and company can help it. And the New York Times’ ad department is happy to help.

Here, via  Nieman Journalism Lab’s Justin Ellis, is the full-page thumb-in-the-eye Dish ran in the Times’ Sunday “A” section today. As Ellis notes, some people still see value in print ads.

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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