NPR Discusses Unpaid Journalism

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.”

Here’s the story:

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.