Wolff tells me this on Twitter about that:

Excellent. Maybe Blodget will want to buy it. Or maybe not. For what it’s worth, here’s a Compete chart comparing Business Insider visitors to Newser visitors:

USA Today and The Guardian don’t tell you that its columnist is actually competing in the same space as some of the companies he’s slagging, so I thought I would.

Let’s call that an error of omission.


“It’s a fair question,” says USA Today Editor-in-chief David Callaway in response to a an email I sent over a few days asking why Wolff’s Newser relationship wasn’t disclosed. “Michael isn’t involved with Newser’s day-to-day management, but he is an investor.

“I’ll discuss with him and his editor. We’re happy to disclose all relationships that might appear to cause conflict.”

I haven’t heard back from The Guardian yet.

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Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum.