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Twitter Adds Former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino to Its Board

Marjorie ScardinoTwitter, which has been looking to add a woman to its board of directors for some time, has pulled the trigger.

Former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino joined the board yesterday, and will stay on through at least 2014, Twitter announced via an SEC filing today.

Here’s Scardino’s first tweet, sent out this morning.

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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