Arik Hesseldahl

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Yahoo Names AOL Exec as New Policy Head

Yahoo has named Tekedra Mawakana as the new director of its global public policy and strategy team. She’ll be working global governmental affairs and will head up policy initiatives with industry and government agencies. Mawakana had worked at AOL since 2001 as senior VP of public policy and deputy general counsel.


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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