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First Look Media has forgotten the number one rule of startups

When you start with a commitment of $250 million before you even have a website, it’s probably inevitable that expectations will be dashed at some point, but First Look Media — the brave new journalism venture financed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar — has gone from promise to disappointment in record time. 961 more words

Blog Postmortem: learning from the billionaire journalism model

At least Matt Taibbi is writing again. He’s back with Rolling Stone, where he published ‘The $9 Billion Witness,’ an excellent account of Alayne Fleishman, the whistleblower JPMorgan Chase and the DOJ tried to silence: 2,189 more words

The Intercept

First Look Media Officially Kills Racket

First Look Media is officially killing Racket, Matt Taibbi’s digital magazine that never was, the company announced this morning:

Since Matt Taibbi’s departure, we’ve been working with the team he hired to consider various options for launching a project without him.

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Cuba can has your freedom hanging

Change

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The Homeland

Last Minute Halloween Costume: Matt Taibbi

We are down to the deadline for Halloween costumes. But some people (ahem, me) work better under pressure. Some people (also, ahem, me) spend too much time following media news on Twitter. 332 more words

First Look finds the hard part isn't the journalism, it's reinventing how a newsroom works

Ever since former Rolling Stone investigative reporter Matt Taibbi suddenly left First Look Media — which had wooed and finally won him over by promising him his own magazine-style site devoted to politics called The Racket — … 1,205 more words