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First Look Media Takes Shape

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Pierre Omidyar Provides Initial Funding of $50M to Establish First Look Media

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Honolulu – Dec. 19, 2013 – The news organization created by Pierre Omidyar (formerly dubbed “NewCo”) has taken another step forward with an infusion of $50M in capital to fuel operations being established on both coasts. Omidyar, who provided the funding, will also serve as the organization’s publisher. Omidyar’s first capital outlay represents 20 percent… continue reading.

Out of the Press Box and onto the Field

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I have a personal announcement. I am joining up with the new venture in news that Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill are creating, along with Liliana Segura, Dan Froomkin, Eric Bates and others who are coming on board to give shape to this thing, which we are calling NewCo until we… continue reading.

Eric Bates Joins the Team

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I’m pleased to announce that Eric Bates is joining the NewCo team. Eric will be instrumental in helping us define our editorial strategy for a general-interest audience as well as the editing infrastructure we will need to support our independent journalists. Eric is a seasoned editor with deep investigative and feature experience. Most recently, he… continue reading.

Two New Journalists Join the Team

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We’re very excited to announce two new members joining our team: Dan Froomkin and Liliana Segura. Dan and Liliana will work alongside Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, and me as we develop our new venture with Pierre Omidyar. Dan Froomkin is a veteran journalist who has received national acclaim for his writing about U.S. politics and… continue reading.

My Next Adventure in Journalism

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As many of you know, I’ve had an interest in journalism for some time now. I’ve been working on Civil Beat for three years and through my philanthropic work at Omidyar Network and Democracy Fund, we’ve supported many efforts around the world related to media, citizen engagement, and government transparency and accountability. Separate from my… continue reading.