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Newsmaker: eBay founder and his next adventure in journalism

Oct 18, 2013

Newsmaker: eBay founder and his next adventure in journalism

The French-born Iranian American says he aims to build a new "mass media organization" from the ground up, and his first recruits are the journalists who exposed the US government's surveillance programs, using documents leaked by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. #EBay #Journalism #News #Pierre Omidyar #Digital Journalism
eBay's Omidyar wants readers to be engaged citizens

Oct 18, 2013

eBay's Omidyar wants readers to be engaged citizens

Unlike Bezos, the French-born Iranian American says he aims to build a new "mass media organization" from the ground up, and his first recruits are the journalists who exposed the US government's surveillance programs, using documents leaked by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. #The Guardian #news media #EBay #Journalism #Arianna Huffington #Huffington Post #Forbes #US government #Amazon.com #Jeff Bezos #Omidyar Network #Edward Snowden #Pierre Omidyar #social impact #Poynter Institute
eBay founder's next venture: hard-hitting independent news site

Oct 17, 2013

eBay founder's next venture: hard-hitting independent news site

Omidyar's active Twitter feed suggests he is very concerned about government-spying programs exposed by Greenwald and former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. In his blog post, Omidyar spoke of his growing interest in the role that journalism plays in society, and his own support of efforts to promote government accountability and transparency. #EBay #Guardian #News #journalists #Glenn Greenwald #Pierre Omidyar

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eBay founder's next venture: hard-hitting independent news site

Jul 09, 2014

Princeton's Haitian Taxi-Driving Entrepreneurs

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately in the power of free markets, I believe that the welcome mat America offers to ambitious, hard-working immigr... #General Motors #Haiti #eBay Inc. #Pierre Omidyar #Sergey Brin #Google Inc. #Flint, MI