Peter Kafka

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NBC News Creates Video Unit, Hires Slate.com Exec

NBC News’s digital group is creating its own original video unit, dedicated to making clips for “social, mobile and Web audiences.” Bill Smee, who has been heading up video at the Washington Post’s Slate.com, will head up the new video group, starting next month.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work