Saturday, April 18, 2020

Tech still doesn't have a good idea on how journalists should be compensated


Daniel Tovrov has an interesting article “Dropshipping Journalism” about Newsweek, and how journalists are compensated. 
  
It’s disturbing because it implies that writers have been compensated by number of unique (unduplicated) viewers and views, and that such practice encourages clickbait.
  
  
This also suggests to me, at least, that the tech industry views analytics as a way of judging your influence on “the system” is someone questions your intentions for how you run your presence online.

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