Quote of the Week – 16/2/11

“To grasp the Huffington Post’s business model, picture a galley rowed by slaves and commanded by pirates.”

The LA Times’ Tim Rutten claims Adrianna Huffington exploited her website’s 9,000 unpaid bloggers when she sold it to AOL for $315m.

(Source: Press Gazette)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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