Peter Kafka

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YouTube Executive Heads to Digital Distributor OverDrive

Lee Milstein, who had been heading up YouTube’s efforts to link up with news organizations, has left to become chief strategy officer at OverDrive, a company that distributes digital books to libraries. Cleveland-based OverDrive, which handles the Kindle Lending Library program for Amazon, plans to expand into other digital media. Prior to his 18-month stint at YouTube, Milstein had worked in business development at AOL.


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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