Friday, December 12, 2008
Huffy Arianna doesn't wanna pay her scribes
Huffington Post, the LA-based aggregate website which has lost steam since the election of Barack Obama, is about to launch a new "citizen journalist" foreign bureau. However, the Greek heiress is not about to pass around much cash from her latest bounty. Articles that are not the celebrity vanity sort of posting will be provided for free by volunteer hacks (perhaps deluded that this constitutes journalism?) Hari-kari, more like it.
One wonders, now that on-line only articles will be eligible for the Pulitzer Prize, if the poor authors will get any of the prize money, should they win for the Mother Ship.