Peter Kafka

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The Adobe Super Bowl Ad CBS Doesn’t Want You to See

Advertisers are paying CBS an average of $3.8 million for a 30 second spot during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

That’s dumb, says Adobe — which could make this argument about any TV ad spending. On the other hand, Adobe and the rest of the digital media business have been making that argument for a very long time, and TV ad rates keep going up.


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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