Steve Brill to Save Journalism

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Verified Identity Pass founder Steve Brill will step down from his position as CEO of that company in order to focus on "the business challenges facing quality journalism," he told employees yesterday. Brill, an author and the creator of Brill's Content, Court TV, and The American Lawyer, launched the Yale Journalism Initiative in 2006. His current company creates the popular "Clear" passes for registered travelers to speed through airport security. Intel readers may also know him as the father of blogger Emily. Additionally, he was the only professor of journalism editor Chris ever had, and if he could fix us up, the industry should be no problem whatsoever. [Yale Daily News]