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End of an Era

End of an Era

Erick Schonfeld Cut a Side Deal With Arianna for TechCrunch Editorship, Paul Carr Says in Resignation Blog Post

Mr. Carr

Flabbergasts! New York-based TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld, newly-named editor in chief of the site, has been accused. In a glorious resignation post, TechCrunch writer Paul Carr pointed a finger at the New Yorker: “While Heather, Mike and other senior editorial staffers were making a stand for the site’s editorial independence from The Huffington Post, Erick cut a side deal with Huffington to guarantee him the top job once Mike was gone.”

This information came from Mr. Arrington “and was later corroborated by more than one other person close to the situation,” Mr. Carr told Betabeat by email. “I don’t really want to say much more than that.”

Mr. Schonfeld appears to be on an airplane at the moment and did not respond to an email seeking comment. Read More