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NPR Discusses Unpaid Journalism

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NPR spoke to NYTimes writer David Carr on his article criticising the free content model of journalism that has sparked a big debate after Arianna Huffington sold her website to AOL for $315 million. It's an interesting segment and worth listening to. Key quote:

He says that many of the people who wrote for The Huffington Post were "somewhat politically motivated to contribute to the civic common in what they felt were progressive and additive ways."

But things may feel "a little different," Carr adds, when these writers send their copy to "a big, gigantic media conglomerate."

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