Peter Kafka

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Pro Baseball Clips Walk, but Don’t Run, to YouTube

Up till now, if you’ve found a highlight clip from a pro baseball game on YouTube, it probably wasn’t supposed to be there: Major League Baseball has been diligent about keeping its stuff off the world’s biggest video site. Now that is changing, with a pact to bring highlights and other goodies to YouTube. But it’s not happening fast: Highlights for current games won’t appear until two days after they’re completed.


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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