A way for journalists and artists to survive–and even thrive–in the Internet Era

Beyond the Huffington Post Windfall:
A New Way to Finance Creative Work
By Dean Baker

AOL’s buyout of the Huffington Post has prompted fierce
debate among progressives. I don’t have much to add to
this debate. It’s great that the outstanding reporters
who are on the paid staff may reach an even larger
audience as a result of this merger. It would also be
good if some of this windfall is shared with unpaid
free lance reporters who helped to build audience.

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