Peter Kafka

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News Corp. Confirms Sale of IGN

News Corp. has sold off IGN, its games-and-dudes site, to J2 Global’s Ziff Davis. The price was undisclosed, but, as AllThingsD reported last week, it would be a fraction of the $650 million News Corp. paid for the property in 2005. News Corp. also owns AllThingsD.


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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