[UPDATED] News leaks out that Glenn Greenwald is leaving The Guardian for a new media outlet

* Update: Greenwald is joining a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar (reuters.com)

Glenn Greenwald says:
“The decision to leave [The Guardian] was not an easy one, but I was presented with a once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline. Because this news leaked before we were prepared to announce it, I’m not yet able to provide any details of this momentous new venture, but it will be unveiled very shortly.”

* Glenn Greenwald leaves The Guardian for a new news outlet (buzzfeed.com)
* Statements from Greenwald and The Guardian (ggsidedocs.blogspot.com.br)