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eBay founder to launch 'serious journalism' news service

(Public Radio International) There’s an idealistic zeal behind a new digital project that’s just been announced. The project’s stated goal is “elevate and support” journalists and “allow them to pursue the truth.”

One of the first journalists on board is Glenn Greenwald, who’s leaving Britain’s Guardian newspaper where he became almost a household name because of his work with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The man behind the as-yet-unnamed project, financially at least, is Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar is the French-born Iranian-American who founded eBay.