Aug 17, 2008

More trouble with free

Awhile ago I mused most profusely about the ridiculous notion that newspapers would continue to invest in journalism when they're giving away the news for free.

A side effect of not charging for the words writers produce is that owners feel less obligated to pay the writers for their work. Huffington Post is on the vanguard of a new business model, whereby fame is the currency of choice.

HuffPo just blew into the windy city and Kevin Allman is neither impressed with the work nor the fantasy pay scale.

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