Peter Kafka

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News Corp Buys Storyful, a Social Video Sorting Startup

News Corp has acquired Storyful, a video news startup, for $25 million. Storyful specializes in verifying and clearing amateur and user-generated video so news organizations and brands can use the clips. News Corp, which owns this website, says Storyful will keep operating as a standalone business.


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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