Peter Kafka

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Turner Digital Sales Boss Walker Jacobs Out

Walker Jacobs, the high-profile sales chief for Turner’s digital properties, is out after an org chart shuffle. Jacobs, who is best known for pushing Turner and other publishers not to use third-party ad networks and exchanges, won’t be directly replaced. A Turner memo announcing his departure didn’t reveal a new position for him but declared that “there are a number of options available to someone with Walker’s experience and accomplishments.”


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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