Peter Kafka

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No Netflix for Sony, Which Stays With Starz

Sony’s movie studio has renewed a deal to show its first-run films on the Starz pay-TV service; the new pact now keeps the two companies tied up until 2021. Many industry observers thought that Netflix, after signing Disney to a landmark deal in December, would make a run at Sony, as well.


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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