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First Look Media Loses Editor John Cook

  • Re/code, Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:37 AM
The start-up media business is proving trickier than eBay founder Pierre Omidyar likely imagined. Among other challengers facing First Look Media -- the news organization he founded last year -- its flagship property, The Intercept, just lost its star editor, John Cook. As Vanity Fair contributor Sarah Ellison first reported, this week, Cook is headed back to Gawker Media, which he left for First Look back in March. “Cook’s move is the second high-profile departure from First Look,” Re/Code notes. “Last month, writer Matt Taibbi left the company.”

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