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Ezra Klein's New Vox Venture Has Its Skeptics

  • Reuters, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:10 AM
Not everyone is sharing in the enthusiasm over Ezra Klein’s decision to launch a new online property under Vox Media. “The Web -- so elemental in making Ezra Klein a big and sudden success -- is also his biggest threat,” Jack Shafer opines on “Had Klein housed his new operation in a place like ESPN, where Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight now resides, I would be expressing more optimism about his future,” he adds. “ESPN occupies the safest moat in all of media, and as long as Silver anchors his enterprise in its waters, he will be safe.”

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