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First Look Media Kicks Off With Snowden-Themed Web Mag

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.

Alexander Reed Kelly
Former Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
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