Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A look at the evolving pay schemes of writers online.

[Keyword: ]. ...from the OJR's Mark Glaser, including the trend of basing payment on popularity. Will we see a split between 'tabloid' bloggers chasing numbers and 'quality' bloggers who can afford independence? As always with these things, it seems there are both good and bad aspects to the trend: on the one hand journalists become more aware of their audience and self-promotion; on the other when does chasing ratings become an ethical issue?

There is no escape from the hit counter, it seems...


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