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Posted on Feb 7, 2014

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The new journalism organ funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar will begin publishing next week, and a slew of journalists have been named as new hires.

The Guardian reports:

First Look Media, a new journalism outlet funded by Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, will begin publishing an online magazine next week, according to a statement released Thursday.

The first stories will be based on classified government documents obtained by Edward Snowden, the statement said.

… The organization also announced a spate of new hires on Thursday, including Marcy Wheeler, the national security journalist who writes the emptywheel blog; Peter Maass, the investigative journalist; Scottish journalist Ryan Gallagher. Andy Carvin, the social media innovator formerly of National Public Radio, announced earlier this week that he was joining First Look.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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