Peter Kafka

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Tumblr Cuts Editorial Team

Tumblr is disbanding Storyboard, its four-person editorial team, and all four employees will be “moving on,” CEO David Karp said in a post. Late last year, Tumblr told Forbes that it was hoping to generate $100 million in revenue in 2013; last month, it also told Bloomberg that it would be profitable this year. Update: Tumblr PR tells BetaBeat that three employees will be let go.


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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