Snowden Journalist’s New Venture to Be Bankrolled by eBay Founder

By: Noam Cohen and Quentin Hardy | New York Times

For years, the tech billionaire Pierre M. Omidyar has been experimenting with ways to promote serious journalism, searching for the proper media platform to support with the fortune he earned as the founder of eBay. He has made grants to independent media outlets in Africa and government watchdog groups in the United States. In a more direct effort, he created a news Web site in Hawaii, his home state.


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